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  • Japanese Vending Machine cards added to Card Empire!
    Japanese Vending Machine cards added to Card Empire!
    Saturday 10th of January 2015 13:43:51
    Click here to go straight to the cardsWe've added a huge selection of Japanese Vending Machine cards from 1998 to the website. We mostly just have single items of these cards so don't miss out! These cards were released a full two years before the Pokemon cards were released in English, making them a cool collectible. A lot have alternate artwork not featured on the English cards.
  • Pokemon Base 1 used cards just added!
    Pokemon Base 1 used cards just added!
    Wednesday 07th of January 2015 00:29:55
    We've just added hundreds of used cards from Pokemon Base 1 to the website, after the last batch of Base 1 cards sold so quickly.
    As with all the USED cards on the website the cards have light wear, which is light scuffs on some cards, or a light whitening around the edges. but don't worry there's no nasty surprises :) 
  • Pokemon Japanese cards In Stock Now!
    Pokemon Japanese cards In Stock Now!
    Wednesday 31st of December 2014 18:29:23
    Click here to go straight to the Japanese Pokemon cards!As part of a collection we bought before Christmas, we've just uploaded part of a whole new section of Japanese Pokemon cards that will be expanding over the next couple of weeks. Please be gentle with me if I get some wrong as the cards aren't numbered so I've had to use my limited knowledge to remember some of the lesser know Pokemon characters. I think they are right though. :) 
    The backs of the cards have the original Japanese Pocket Monsters backs too, which look cool. At the moment there's just Japanese Pokemon Jungle, Fossil and Team Rocket from 1997, which is a full TWO YEARS before the set was produced in English. Enjoy!
  • MORE Old School Pokemon Foils, Rares and Promos
    MORE Old School Pokemon Foils, Rares and Promo's
    Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 19:10:41
    Just before Christmas, and we have the best present any Pokemon fan could wish for!
    Another superb collection of Pokemon including Commons, Uncommons, Rares and Foils from Base 1, Jungle, Fossil, Team Rocket, Base 2 and Gym Challenge. Also a range of Promo cards which we've created a whole new section on the website for. All cards are as-new and unplayed and look great! This means we have the most comprehensive Pokemon listings on the site to date! We'll be adding more Promo cards over the Christmas period.
  • Yugioh Starter Deck and Structure Deck singles added!
    Yugioh Starter Deck and Structure Deck singles added!
    Wednesday 17th of December 2014 11:55:46
    click here to go straight to the cards!
    We've added a huge amount of Yu-Gi-Oh! Starter Deck and Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck singles to the website. They are all used but in great condition, and priced to sell! Loads from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! Kaiba (SDK) and Yu-Gi-Oh! Yugi (SDY) decks, right up to Yu-Gi-Oh! Dinosaur's Rage (SD9)
    Over 1000 cards added overall from around 20 decks! more added soon!

  • More Classic Pokemon Rares and Holofoils Back in Stock!
    More Classic Pokemon Rares and Holofoils Back in Stock!
    Friday 12th of December 2014 17:49:05
    More Classic Pokemon Back in Stock!
    Pokemon Rare cards and Holofoil cards this time! Limited amounts so don't delay!
    Cards are from Pokemon Base 1Pokemon JunglePokemon Fossil
    Pokemon Team Rocket and Pokemon Base 2
    click on the titles to go straight to the cards!
  • 2015 Show dates are up on the website now!
    2015 Show dates are up on the website now!
    Tuesday 02nd of December 2014 13:00:51
    2015 show dates are up on the Show Schedule page on the website.
    Dates include Telford, Birmingham, Belfast, Newcastle, Blackpool and London.
    Dates from June will bae added later in 2015!
  • Pokemon XY Phantom Forces, XY Furious Fists and XY Flashfire and XY Base 1 Updated!
    Pokemon XY Phantom Forces, XY Furious Fists and XY Flashfire and XY Base 1 Updated!
    Saturday 29th of November 2014 17:30:49
    We've updated and added more singles from Pokemon XY Phantom Forces, XY Furious Fists and XY Flashfire and XY Base 1.
    That includes more MEGA cards including hard-to-find Charizard, Lucario, Gengar and many more! stock wont last long so check them out quickly!
  • Legendary Collection 5Ds is in stock now!
    Legendary Collection 5D's is in stock now!
    Wednesday 29th of October 2014 10:11:25
    Legendary Collection 5D's are in stock now! Full of awesome stuff, and much too good to keep sealed! :)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! War of the Giants Reinforcements added and updated!
    Yu-Gi-Oh! War of the Giants Reinforcements added and updated!
    Sunday 05th of October 2014 09:55:57
    We've recently added and fully updated the Yu-Gi-Oh! War of the Giants Reinforcements cards including all the rarest cards from this set!
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 2014 Mega Pack singles are up on the website!
    Yu-Gi-Oh! 2014 Mega Pack singles are up on the website!
    Sunday 05th of October 2014 09:48:50
    Yu-Gi-Oh! 2014 Mega Pack singles are now all up on the website! There's a huge selection, but they are already going fast! Dont miss out!
  • Premium Gold Singles Fully Updated!
    Premium Gold Singles Fully Updated!
    Thursday 28th of August 2014 23:07:20
    We've completely updated the singles for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Premium Gold 2014 release! 
    More Tournament legal God cards!
    All cards are Unlimited versions.
    click here to go straight to the cards 
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 2014 Mega Pack Tins are in stock now!
    Yu-Gi-Oh! 2014 Mega Pack Tins are in stock now!
    Thursday 28th of August 2014 11:29:03
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Mega Pack tins are in stock now! Each Tin contains 3 fixed Variant cards, 1 Platinum Rare card (New Rarity!) & 2 Super Rare cards.
    click here to go straight to the tins
    Instead of the normal Boosters of previous Tins this new Tin contains 3 exclusive Mega Packs, only available in these Tins.

    The Mega Packs are a Best-of set comprised of cards from Lord of the Tachyon Galaxy, Judgment of the Light, Shadow Specters and Legacy of the Valiant. Each Mega Pack contains 16 cards, 1 Secret Rare, 1 Ultra Rare, 1 Super Rare, 1 Rare and 12 Commons.
  • More Classic Pokemon cards are in stock NOW!
    More Classic Pokemon cards are in stock NOW!
    Tuesday 19th of August 2014 21:49:12
    We've just updated and added hundreds more Classic Pokemon cards to the website. There's Common cards and uncommon cards and Rare cards from Pokemon Base 1, Pokemon Jungle, Pokemon Fossil as well as Pokemon Base 2. Some cards are only singles, so don't miss out!
    More to come as we go back through our inventory!
  • Pokemon Gym Challenge! MORE Old School Pokemon!
    Pokemon Gym Challenge! MORE Old School Pokemon!
    Tuesday 19th of August 2014 10:23:06
    We've just added a large selection of Pokemon Gym Challenge cards to the website! These are in even smaller numbers than the Gym Heroes cards so dont miss out! Click Here to go straight to the cards!
  • Pokemon Gym Heroes! Old School Pokemon!
    Pokemon Gym Heroes! Old School Pokemon!
    Monday 18th of August 2014 23:04:50
    We've just added a big selection of 'Pokemon Gym Heroes' to the website. These are the original cards from 2000 -  all as-new and unplayed - but the numbers are VERY limited so click here to check them quickly before they all disappear!
  • The Real Cost of Selling Yourself
    The Real Cost of Selling Yourself
    Sunday 17th of August 2014 13:22:02
    Hi Everyone!
    Iíve just had a customer offer me some of his cards, and using my own calculations against me :) he valued them at the recent finishing prices on ebay. His calculations included the price he would sell them including the FREE POSTAGE that eBay like you to use (as they then earn 10% of your postage costs too.)
    He had 94 cards, some multiples, but 74 different cards in the offering. The ebay finishing prices valued them at £120.00, so he felt that between £60 and £70 was a fair price. Sounds good so far?

    I sat down and had a look, 
    1) The free postage element of the cards value totaled 94 x 53p (second class post) Ė totaling £49.82. Thatís how much youíd have to pay to send the cards out. 
    2) Then thereís ebay fees - 74 listings @ 10p per listing (£7.40), plus 10% of the finishing price (£12.00) Thatís £19.40.
    3) Then there are PayPal fees. These are the biggest hidden cost for selling low value items on ebay. The cost amounts to about 30p PER ITEM when sold individually. So thatís £27.98 for his cards. 
    4) Total all these fees together and you have £97.20 

    So on a sale of £120.00, you would receive £20.80 out of the £120.00. 

    Then thereís your time:-
    To create 74 listings, scan the cards and upload them all to ebay. Letís say you are a computer genius Ė this would probably take about 2 hours in total.

    Then thereís the time for Ďhandlingí. No-one want to pay for this so youíll have to include this in your free postage :) To pick, pack and send the cards, Itíll take about 3 mins per item to deal with the emails, send out invoices, wait for payment and print the invoice. So thatís about 4Ĺ hours work.

    Plus youíll have to go to the post office about 5 times which takes maybe another 2 hours in total.

    Then there are a couple of extra costs:-

    1) Your invoice and ink (letís say the paper and ink are 1p each Ė I think thatís fair) Ė 94p
    2) Packing - For a top loader to stop the card getting damaged in transit plus a cheap envelope - letís say 10p per card so thatís another £9.40.
    3) Returns and lost items Ė out of 94 items youíll have a customer who returned it and wants a refund, and a customer whoís item was lost in the post. Letís call that £2.00 in losses

    So from £120.00 total received for your 94 cards youíll end up with - £8.36.
    Youíll have to work for 8Ĺ hours Ė thatís £0.98 per hour.

    Now you can nit-pick about the maths but this even if things were 4 times better youíd still not achieve a reasonable return, and this assumes everything sells first time and DOES NOT even include the cost of the cards in the first place!

    My biggest revelation from all this is EVERY item sold on ebay for 99p with Free Postage costs the seller at least £1.10 to sell. 
    They are giving you the card for free and paying for selling it too!
  • Pokemon Furious Fists Box Break Video is available Now!
    Pokemon Furious Fists Box Break Video is available Now!
    Friday 15th of August 2014 08:04:35
    Pokemon Furious Fists Box Break Video is available Now! 
    Watch as we open the box and get some great pulls!
  • Yugioh Duelist Alliance Box Break Video is up now!
    Yugioh Duelist Alliance Box Break Video is up now!
    Thursday 14th of August 2014 17:25:31
    The Yu-gi-oh! Duelist Alliance Box Break Video is up now! Watch as we make some great pulls from the latest Yu-gi-oh release!
    More Box break videos with every new Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! set released!

  • New Pokemon Tins are in stock Now!
    New Pokemon Tins are in stock Now!
    Thursday 07th of August 2014 15:52:24
    New Pokemon Tins are in stock Now!
    There's Chesnaught EX, Delphox EX and Greninja EX tins for 2014! Each tin has 4 packs plus an online card code and an exclusive foil card!
    Click here to go straight to the tins

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