Have you got a stack of old Yu-Gi-Oh cards collecting dust and no idea what to do with them? Are you debating getting into Yu-Gi-Oh card trading and have no idea where to start?
eBay, as you probably know, is an American e-commerce corporation that allows consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its carefully designed and easy-to-navigate website. eBay allows you to buy are sell almost anything imaginable and has become a hub for traders and collectors of any kind, particularly for thought who collect trading cards such as Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokémon, basketball, and the most popular, baseball cards. For those who are interested in Japanese culture, there is a huge market waiting just for you.
Yu-Gi-Oh cards: What are they?
Launched in Japan at the end of 1999 and in America in the early 2000s, Yu Gi Oh trading cards became wildly popular nearing the end of the decade, being named the top-selling game by The Guinness World Book of Records selling over 22 billion cards worldwide.
The collectible card trading game is based on a fictional game, Duel Monsters, which also appears in parts of the manga franchise, Yu Gi Oh! The purpose of the game is to beat your opponent. The cards represent various monsters and characters, with some cards being stronger than others, the objective of the game is to use strategy to beat your opponent.
Check the prices, and look on eBay
When it comes to selling your cards, it is important to know their worth. The best way to do this is by pricing your cards on a site like TCGPLAYER.com or having a look on yugiohprices.com for the most accurate price guide.
Sites like these will tell you whether your cards high range, mid-range, or low range. The high range being the most expensive and rare, and the low range being the most common and least sought after cards.
If your card is equal to or above mid-range, there is a high likelihood that you could sell it for a much higher price as the market for that card is, no doubt, very strong. Another great way to price your cards at market value is to looking on eBay at competing sellers to see what price range they are working in for specific cards.
If your card is equal to or above mid-range, there is a high likelihood that you could sell it for a much higher price as the market for that card is, no doubt, very strong.
Check the auction end dates
As any product past its sell-by date might be perceived, cards that don’t sell can be an indicator as to how much the market is actively looking for it. When looking at cards online, pay attention to the auction end dates. These are crucial when it comes to deciding whether your card is a high range or low range, and how much you could sell your card for.
If you see that a card has been up for a while past its auction date its unlikely to sell at the price it’s going for or to sell without other cards to compliment it. If you find yourself stuck with lower range cards, try selling them as a package just so that you can get rid of them.
If you find yourself stuck with lower range cards, try selling them as a package just so that you can get rid of them.
Time to sell
Once you are past the nitty-gritty of things and have reasonably priced all your cards, it’s time to get to the part you’ve been waiting for; Selling the cards. You may think that if you have an extremely rare card that should, in theory, sell for a lot, but when listing your card, aim a little bit lower than you expect. By doing this you are almost guaranteed a sale.
People are always looking for deals and discounts so if they find a card within their price range that they have been looking for, they are going to snatch it up much more quickly. Be sure to check out the competition and their pricing, and try not to stray too far from what’s happening on their end. Have a look at their feedback too. If you notice that they have negative feedback or very little to offer, you may be able to bump your prices up.
Tips for low value cards: Sell in Bulk
Generally, people are looking to buy the higher range cards so if you are trying to get rid of your cards that are low value, it is a good idea to sell them as a playset or in bulk. By selling them individually, you may have a hard time unloading them. But if you make a nice package, you can unload all those low-value unwanted cards that you couldn’t sell individually.
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