Trade In/Store Credit-How it works
We have altered our trade-in policies due to the across the board price increases in every product line we stock. With prices rising seemingly almost every month on our end from distributors we are, unfortunately, having to tighten up on our store credit policies.
Please try to understand this from a reasonable perspective. We are trying to avoid the pitfall of what other owners have told us about store credit usage in the early years which is simple: Watch out for people who want to live off store credit and never contribute monetary means to your shop and/or people who try to trade in a bunch of random cards that will never move for a card that will move. While this is blunt and may upset some people, they are 100% correct with their advice.
You should also take note that the more you trade with us, the more lax we do get with our trade-in policies. Our trade-in policy does seem very strange to most people but it is, at this point, just a way to protect the shop from ever increasing price hikes from almost every angle. We hope you understand this.
How much do you get for trade ins?
We will give 60% (+/-) of the overall value in store credit. Depending on the condition and demand of whatever is traded in. We typically use TCG for cards and we will use the recently sold prices from E-bay for any other kind of trade ins to get a general amount for store credit.
If you are looking for cash it's around the 35%(+/-) mark of the overall trade-in value. Again, depending on demand for what you're trading in, condition, etc..
IMPORTANT: During the first week (including pre-release week) of a new product launch we will only offer 40% store credit for trade-ins and 30% for cash.
You cannot use store credit towards the purchase of new launch products during that initial week, this includes singles we may have. After the initial week everything reverts back to normal policies. This may sound bad but it is to safeguard both parties involved. We do not want to overpay for product that might tank and we don't want you paying high prices for something that may tank as well
What can I use store credit on?
You can use store credit on pretty much everything in the store, with the following guideline:
Singles: You can use 50% store credit to buy singles.
Sealed/New Standard Products: You can use 50% store credit towards the purchase of sealed product.
Premium products-such as Master's sets/Collector's Boosters-: You can only use 10% of store credit towards the purchase of these products.
What can you *not* use your store credit on?
The things that you cannot use your store credit on are:
-Secret Lair drops we order for you through the shop.
-Specialty orders we place/make for you-Yes, we will order cards off of TCG Player for you with a minimum mark-up starting at 10% and going up the more the order itself costs.
What is the maximum amount of store credit you can have at one time?
The maximum amount of store credit you can have at one time is $300 right now.
These policies will evolve as time goes on. It's an ever changing landscape as we just try to ensure the shop makes it past the first year or two of operation and gets its feet planted firmly underneath it.
Buying your bulk
We do buy bulk from the following TCGs at set prices (the conditions of the cards, including smoke/sun damage, will make these prices vary) for 1k cards. Anything less than 1k we will figure something out.
Bulk (C/UC): $6/1k
Bulk Rares/Mythics: $10/1k
Bulk Foils (any): $12/1k
Bulk (C/R): $5/1k
Bulk Foils (Any): $12/1k
Typically for other TCG's not shown, we offer anywhere from $3-$5/1k for your bulk common/uncommons.
Bulk Rares/Mythics/Legendary/whatever rarity the game holds will get you about $6/1k.
**We reserve the right to refuse trade-ins regardless of circumstances**