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  • 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
  • Yugioh Realm of Light Structure Deck
    Yugioh Realm of Light Structure Deck
    Thursday 07th of August 2014 15:48:39
    Yugioh Realm of Light Structure Deck is now in stock! This awesome new structure deck is a must have for all Yu-Gi-Oh players! Get them while they are still available, they are going fast!
  • Yugioh Super Starter Space-Time Showdown
    Yugioh Super Starter Space-Time Showdown
    Thursday 07th of August 2014 15:45:41
    Yugioh Super Starter Space-Time Showdown is now in stock!
    A great place for new duelists to start playing the game. The Super Starter include a deck, playmat and everything you need to start dueling!
  • Pokemon Furious Fists is available for PRE-ORDER Now
    Pokemon Furious Fists is available for PRE-ORDER Now
    Thursday 07th of August 2014 13:46:22
    Pokemon Furious Fists, the Third release from the Pokemon XY Block is available for PRE-ORDER Now!
  • Yugioh Primal Origin cards are in stock now!
    Yugioh Primal Origin cards are in stock now!
    Thursday 07th of August 2014 13:30:56
    Yugioh Primal Origin cards are in stock now!
    The latest release for Yu-Gi-Oh fans is here, booster boxes, packs and singles! Enjoy!
  • Yugioh Battle Pack 3 Monster League cards are in stock now!
    Yugioh Battle Pack 3 Monster League cards are in stock now!
    Thursday 07th of August 2014 13:14:10
    Yugioh Battle Pack 3 Monster League cards are in stock now!
    with over 450 different cards and a new Shatterfoil rarity, this set looks great! There's a rare card and a shatterfoil card in each 5-card pack.
  • Card Empire Just Got Shorter!
    Card Empire Just Got Shorter!
    Wednesday 25th of June 2014 09:47:33
    Too many letters to type? Life just passing you by when finding this website? Well we've just saved you a huge amount of time and effort! Card Empire is now cardempire.uk as well as cardempire.co.uk. So that's three letters you wont have to type again.. unless you want to of course.
  • MCM Comic Con Belfast
    MCM Comic Con Belfast
    Wednesday 04th of June 2014 19:10:51
    We'll be at the MCM Belfast Comic Con this weekend, (June 7th and 8th) so any orders received after 8 pm Wednesday 4th June will begin shipping on Monday 9th June. It's about 17 years since we last went to Belfast, so we are really looking forward to it! We've loaded up with new stock including Pokemon XY Flashfire, New Charizard Box Sets, Yugioh Primal Origin Boxes and packs, and Yugioh Premium Gold and Yugioh Dragons of Legend as well as a huge range of singles, decks and boxes and packs! Come and say hello!
  • MCM Comic Con London
    MCM Comic Con London
    Sunday 18th of May 2014 20:14:25
    We're off to MCM Comic Con London this weekend! (Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th May 2014) 
    All website orders made after 5.00 pm Wednesday 21st May will not begin shipping until Monday 26th May. Come and say hello! It's a great show! Check the Show Schedule for all the details. We are on Tables AG4 and AG5. Just across from the Konami stand! 
  • Yugioh Primal Origin is available for Pre-Order!
    Yugioh Primal Origin is available for Pre-Order!
    Saturday 10th of May 2014 11:30:55
    Yugioh Primal Origin is available for Pre-Order! Booster Boxes and Booster Packs are all on the website now! 
    Click here to go straight to the cards
    Pre-Orders will begin shipping on Friday 16th May 2014
  • Pokemon Flashfire is in stock now!
    Pokemon Flashfire is in stock now!
    Saturday 10th of May 2014 10:13:32
    Pokemon Flashfire is in stock Now! With more Charizard cards than any other release!
    We have Booster Packs, Booster Boxes, Theme Decks as well as a huge range of singles.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Dragons of Legend is in stock now!
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Dragons of Legend is in stock now!
    Friday 02nd of May 2014 12:04:07
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Dragons of Legend singles, Dragons of Legend Sealed Booster Boxes and Dragons of Legend packs are all in stock now!
    including dozens of brand new cards from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! TV series, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. 
    Each pack is guaranteed to contain 4 powerful Super Rare cards along with 1 Secret Rare - the perfect power-up for any Duelist's collection! 
    Each 5-card pack contains 1 Secret Rare and 4 Super Rare cards.
  • Yugioh Gold Series 6 Premium Gold 2014
    Yugioh Gold Series 6 Premium Gold 2014
    Thursday 03rd of April 2014 21:59:05
    Yugioh Gold Series 6 Premium Gold 2014 is up on the site now! With 2 options of with or without the box. Selecting PACK NO BOX means you'll save about £1.50 in postage. Don't worry, the pack is still factory sealed, but we don't want to give any more of your hard earned cash to the Post Office than we have to. If you drop either of them into your basket you'll see the difference in postage.
  • More Yu-Gi-Oh! Singles Added!
    More Yu-Gi-Oh! Singles Added!
    Thursday 03rd of April 2014 21:12:44
    We've added more singles from Judgement of the Light, Shadow Specters, Star Pack 2014 and Legacy of the Valiant. Dont leave it too long - the best cards are already starting to disappear!
  • More singles added to the Legendary Collection Joeys World section!!
    More singles added to the Legendary Collection Joeys World section!!
    Tuesday 04th of February 2014 22:08:59
    We've added over 1000 singles to the Legendary Collection 4 Joeys World section! Enjoy! And the most valuable card is a common card too!!
  • More Pokemon Rare cards in stock now!
    More Pokemon Rare cards in stock now!
    Sunday 26th of January 2014 00:51:19
    We've just bought a collection of Pokemon cards which includes Holo Rares, Rares and Reverse Holo rares. These come from:-
    Pokemon Diamond & Pearl 
    Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Great Encounters
    Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Legends Awakened
    Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Majestic Dawn
    Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Mysterious Treasures
    Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Secret Wonders
    Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Stormfront
    Pokemon Platinum
    Pokemon Platinum Arceus
    Pokemon Platinum Rising Rivals
    Pokemon Platinum Supreme Victors
    We've added them all to the site. There's about about 350 rares in total, and it means there's some great stuff back in stock. Don't miss out!.

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