Psychic MoonShadow (psychmoonshadow) wrote in pkmncollectors,
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GETS! and card pricing?

I don't usually get new cards - I'm not interested in collecting flats, and want to sell off most of my TCG collection. So I started asking rl friends about old Pokemon cards they wanted to sell since I was looking for cards for pokepalace. While they have first priority on any Fossil or Rocket cards I've found, I just wanted to show off some of the cards I got, especially because some of them are fairly popular Pokemon. :3 Also, my first eBay purchase!

So first I stopped by my friend Tim's! I actually took a few common Fossil cards too, but they were all doubles of cards I already had (like Omanyte, Slowpoke, Sandslash) so not really worth taking pics of, so here are the new ones!
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Gengar and Flareon are both holos, and Flareon is totally up for grabs. :) (And those white marks on Gengar are just from my dumb scanner. :S)

Later that day I visited another friend, but he had SO many cards that there wasn't any point in my buying them all and taking them home! He is currently making a list of them on Excel because he's cool like that. XD He may be willing to take offers in the future.

Today I got to see Karl! He also had a lot of cards, but I figured I'd just take cards of popular Pokemon/lines so I didn't risk carrying around a zillion cards all day and getting them damaged in my purse. :x
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The Dratini line, Eeveelutions and a lone Vulpix! All well-loved Pokemon who I'm sure will find homes on the community eventually. XD


I also made my first eBay purchase! I already have a few (read: 3) Mew plushies and don't have a lot of room, but when I found this cutie I've kind of wanted, on eBay for a reasonable price, I just had to grab one! (Also I was worried the auction was ending soon. :x) I almost got two, ahaha.

Look how cute! *swoons*

I'm really just hoping they're legit. Their feedback is essentially perfect, so fingers crossed! The seller claims to have a bunch more in stock, and I'm happy to provide a link if anyone else is interested. :>


On an unrelated note, I also made my first ThinkGeek purchase (as a birthday present to myself on behalf of my family) and am super excited. XD I am currently obsessing over molds for ice cubes and candy! If anyone knows where I can get Pokemon molds that would be awesome. :D


Back to the card stuff for a moment, I was wondering exactly how to price cards. I've tried looking around the internet for pricing guides, and I found some websites but their prices were all totally weird, like $2-3 for uncommon cards from classic sets, $3-4 if it was first edition. The above user said they usually purchase common cards for 5 cents (apparently I totally overpaid my first friend for the cards I got...). Guess I'm just really out of touch. o.o What should I really be expecting, here?

Also, all three friends I encountered had the original base holo Charizard card we were all after as kids, and all three wanted to know if it was still a very sought-after/valuable card. I've been on this community for four years and I really only recall seeing a single person who wanted one! What's the deal with 'Zard these days?


Otherwise I won't repost my wants for now, but I'm working on putting together a proper sales post since my last official one was in '08. XD Keep your eyes peeled!

~Psychic
Tags: cards, dragonair, dratini, eevee, flareon, jolteon, mew, vaporeon
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