Thanks for the replies so far, l will check out those recommended sites.
Good to hear prices are going up. I figured with my luck we'd be in some sort of huge slump.
I'm not going to hold. I'll keep the stuff that has sentimental value (and therefore will never be able to price appropriately), but everything else is pretty much just valuable clutter. I'd rather see them out in the world being appreciated or used. If I get the urge to play, I'll borrow some cards or buy in online.
I'm in northern Virginia (but I do find myself in Europe often for work).
When I say I'm not going to sell piecemeal, what I really mean is individual cards, or even playsets. Its more of a time value question for me. I'm not going to dicker over a 20 dollar card and then mail it and risk getting ripped off. I'd probably consider any deal with a 1k threshold. I guess with the price of duals that may not be hard to hit. Something I'll have to think about.
I've been out of the game for a while and I'm thinking of selling of my paper vintage collection.
Before I do, I have a couple of questions.
not sure what the rules are in selling on the new tmd. I assume we aren't allowed, so please don't pm me with offers. Even if it is allowed, unless I know you I doubt I'd just send you thousands of dollars of cards.
Anyone know what the market has been like lately? Are we up/down from recent prices? What's the trend been like.
Any recommendations for a good Facebook group to advertise on? I hear that's where the kids sell stuff these days.
any other recommendations for selling a vintage collection? Wasn't going to sell any power, but lots of duals, forces, fetches, etc.
I'm planning to reach out to some dealers I've met personally/trust. I'm probably not interested in selling piecemeal. I don't have an active eBay account, and again, not interested in piecemeal. Plus fees would kill me.
- What's a good price check tool online? Any rules of thumb? I was looking at MTG goldfish and they were quoting over 600 for a revised underground. I didn't see an obvious condition listed. That seems aggressive.
4b) I was never really a collector, I played with my cards, so most of them reflect that. None of them are minty. Is there a good rule of thumb for discounting based on condition?
**Edited the title to better reflect my questions.
FYI - its almost certainly illegal for the store to knowingly deal in stolen goods. depending on where you are, intent may not even matter. You've clearly shown that some of the cards on display were stolen. They aren't doing you a favor, they are following the law. Maybe I'm wrong, but I get the impression from your posts that the store isn't doing everything in its power to determine if they have any more of your cards.
If I were you, I'd bring the police in right now and have them deal with the store owner, and whoever sold them the stolen goods. Both parties may be innocent, but that doesn't mean they can just plead ignorance, and continue on their way. At the very least, both accepted/are in possession of stolen goods. Depending on state/local laws, its possible they've already committed a felony. If you think the cards crossed state lines, its entirely possible they've committed a federal crime. You meet the min dollar amount. Felony possession of stolen goods is a big deal with lots of consequences.
Anyways, all parties should be working with the police. not you.
Something that make be more doable then a written primer is a let's play YouTube style video. You could do a general deck breakdown,show some game highlights for specific plays and strategies, and then organize links on the forums. I follow a bunch of YouTubers for video games (mostly rainbow 6 lately) and I find the videos extremity helpful in trying to improve my game both at the high and beginner levels.