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Levi Richardson
Levi Richardson

Buylist Card Kingdom


Before you start your sell order, please take a look at our updated selling information below. You can find instructions on how to sell your cards, how to pack your cards, how we grade, payment information and more. And if you have questions, our experts are here to help! You can contact us at 206-523-2273 (Phone Hours).




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Payments for cards are done by a percentage system based on the NM buy price for a card. You will see the NMbuy price for a card listed when you are adding cards onto your sell order. Depending on the price of thecard and what edition the card is from, we will pay a certain percentage of the base NM buy price for thecard. The percentage break-down is listed below:


For example, if you had an Amonkhet card that had a base buy price with us of $25, but it was graded down toEX, we would pay $21.25 for the card, or 85%. If you had an Alpha card with a base buy price of $25 and itwas graded down to EX, you would receive $20 for the card, or 80%.


Note - when you are finished making your sell order, you will see a total at the bottom of the invoiceshowing the added total of the cards on your order. The total you see is a combination of all your listedcards if they are graded at NM. If the cards are not graded at NM, you will see the initial total go downwhen your order is finalized. If cards are graded as BG, or Below Good, they will be returned to you andtheir price will be removed from your total.


We have paused bulk purchasing, but are always actively purchasing through our buylist. We will resume bulk purchasing services as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding. You can contact our Customer Support team, or buyer@cardkingdom.com with questions.


We have paused oddities and collections purchasing, but are always actively purchasing through our buylist. We will resume collections services as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding. You can contact our Customer Support team, or buyer@cardkingdom.com with questions.


We operate our grading by using our own grading guides, rather than grading guides from other sites. Thegrades also reflect the card in its entirety, rather than some singular aspects, so grades may fluctuate.Due to this system, you have upper and lower ends of each tier, such as a high-end EX or a low-end NM. Cardsare judged upon a case by case basis but will always use this grading system as their core.


Powerful card search and filtering options make it possible to build decks right there in the app, narrowing down possible selections automatically based on your Commander colors or preferred creature types. Users can also access automatic card suggestions, which are generated from AI analysis of similar user-submitted decks (or tournament results, where available); at any of the paid tiers, you get even more access.


So Friday morning I'm browsing my local Craigslist and come the above post. I quickly run through the math: 60,000 cards at $5/per thousand equals $300. If we assume the ratio really is similar to that of a booster pack, that would gives us approximately 4,000 rares at $0.10/each which equals $400. Money cards aside, I feel fairly comfortable that I can bulk this out for around $1000 over time. Paying $700 would be ideal, but assuming everything looks legit, paying $1000 isn't out of the question. I text the seller, he responds, we set up a meeting time of noon Friday. The drive for me is about one hour.


My method for sorting is a bit unique. I know people that will sort all 60,000 cards by set and color, but this is too much work for me. I don't have the time, patience, or outlet to get retail prices for the 20 Chimney Imps I'll find in the collection. My technique is to go through the collection and pull out three things: all the rares/mythics in one pile, all the uncommons in another pile, and any common or uncommon that I can sell (or may be able to sell in the future) in another pile. Everything else will be sold as bulk. I also tend to pull things from odd sets (Portal/Starter, Unhinged/Unglued, Coldsnap rerelease cards), tokens, and basic lands, not so much because they are valuable, but because some bulk-buyers don't like getting boxes full of tokens and basic lands.


I tend to pull aggressively. For instance, I remembered that at one time I could buylist Ambush Vipers for $0.05, so I pulled them all. It is way easier to pull too much and dump some cards back into the bulk than to not pull something and have to go back through 60,000 cards. This is one of the weaknesses of not sorting by set and color, but I still don't think it's worth it for me.


I pack the bulk into medium flat rate boxes as I go. Once a card is in a flat rate, it's gone. Never will I look at, touch, or think about it again. I've sure you've heard the much repeated MTG finance mantra "leave the last 10 percent for the next guy" in regards to selling specs. Well, this is also my theory in sorting bulk. I'm very confident in my ability to pull value from a collection, but I'm sure I miss a small numbers of low-value cards. These are the 10 percent for the next guy, which actually works on two levels. First, going through 60,000 cards a second time looking for a handful of $0.10 cards that I missed just isn't a good use of my time. Second, having a few playable/semi-valuable cards in the bulk actually makes the bulk-buyer happy.


By the time I'm done sorting, every single one of the 60,000 cards will either be in one of the piles I just talked about or be declared bulk and put into a flat rate. There is no in-between. For me this process is basically reflex and memory at this point. I don't type a single card into a website until the sorting is done. Instead my laptop is occupied by Netflix as I re-watch the entire series of Black Mirror, or by Youtube where I listen to Jeffery Lewis and early Tom Waits where he sounds like a drunken pirate.


I finally call it a day; there is more to life than Magic cards after all. I've made it through a quarter of the collection. So far things are looking fine but not super exciting. Rather than being an easy home run where you can sell of a handful of money cards to break even, this one looks like a grind for value.


I spend all day Saturday sorting the rest of the cards. I take a short break in the afternoon to catch my little brothers AAU basketball game, which happens to be attended by Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boehiem because his son is playing in the tournament. One of my brother's teammates thinks its funny to ask Boehiem how many wins he has, to which he replies "I don't recall, since they just took half of them away" before walking away abruptly. Ouch.


I finally finish sorting, but not before running out of flat rate boxes. I have seven fully loaded with commons and the cards to fill another four or five. The coverage of GP Toronto makes the day bearable. I think about starting on the singles, but I decide against it. Most buylists update at midnight anyway, so getting a quote on Saturday night doesn't guarantee that it will still be good on Sunday morning. On top of the bulk, I end up with maybe 4,000 cards I plan on moving individually, either to buylists, on eBay, or in trade. This group includes everything from Vampiric Tutor, fetches and shocks, to Llanowar Elves and Lightning Bolts. This will be the project for Sunday.


So this is what I start off with on Sunday morning: piles of uncommons and commons that I think I can sell, piles of rares and mythics, and a pile of foils topped by the Japanese Radiant Fountain (which strangely enough, is actually worth a few dollars). I quickly do one more sort, this time breaking down each group (rares, c/u, and foils) by color. After I finish this sorting, it's time to start working through the buylists.


I sell a decent amount of the cards I buy in collections to buylists. I've researched it a few times and often the best buylist price isn't much lower (or any) than selling on eBay when you take into account the fees, shipping, and effort it requires to lists cards. This, of course, isn't true for all cards. If I don't like the spread offered by the buylists, I just hold onto the cards to either sell or trade away later.


Another underestimated aspect of collection buying is the ability to acquire specs. As I'm selling the collection, I pull out cards I want to save for the future and stick them aside. There is basically no cost to pulling out bulk rares with upside and sitting on them for a while. Odds are you'll be able to move them for the same price down the road if they don't pan out.


Part of the trick to buylisting is you need to sell to multiple vendors to get the best price, but also not too many vendors because this can lead to inefficient shipping. To complete this process you really have two options: The first is to type each cards into multiple buylists, see what each is offering, and then sell to the highest bidder. Unfortunately this is a very slow and painful process. With several thousands cards, typing each name three, four, or five times is just too time consuming to be profitable.


The other option is to use a site which keeps track of multiple buylists. At the moment this means using either the QuietSpeculation trader tools or MTGPrice (as an aside, MTGGoldfish has recently started adding buylist prices, and hopefully more will come in the future). From my perspective, trader tools are currently the best on the market, but you also need to pay a monthly fee to gain access. MTGPrice offers both a free and paid version, and while the free versions isn't as in-depth, it is usually good enough if you don't buylist all that often.


As far as the buylist I use, I have full confidence in CardKingdom, StarCityGames, ChannelFireball and ABU. I also recently started using CCGHouse, which seems fine so far. I used to use Troll&Toad regularly, but lately there have been some negative rumblings in the Twitterverse. I decided to send them a small order as an experiment to see how things go. I do not use Strikezone for selling cards from collections. Even though they often have the highest offer, the are also incredibly strict about grading (sometimes illogically so) and ship back rejected cards (sometimes entire orders) at the seller's cost. I have also been waiting a year to get paid for some bulk cards sold to MTGFanatic, so they are off my personal list as well. 041b061a72


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