Throughout the varied things I've bought on ebay, from dinosaur fossils to DVDs, hardly any other types of seller has regularly shown poorer solution than secret the Gathering (MTG) card sellers. There are a lot of great guides on ebay with a lot of information regarding how to begin exchanging cards, but most apparently focus on the cards by themselves. After another abysmal knowledge about a Magic the Gathering card vendor, I decided to create a guide to detail various quite simple things that MTG sellers is doing, but (at the very least if you ask me) are not.
1) first is a no-brainer: SHIP FAST. The "straw that smashed the camel's straight back" in my situation happened right before me personally composing this guide and involved me contacting a MTG vendor 11 mail distribution days when I had covered a playset of cards, only to hear back that vendor had just gotten back once again from vacation the night time before and will deliver my cards immediately. So, right here Im 11 prospective distribution times later and I also currently have to hold back about three or four more? Ridiculous.
Once a buyer has actually paid, get-off your duff, and ship them their particular cards ASAP. They today possess the cards inside hand, therefore taking your nice time for you deliver all of them is simply incorrect. We live in the united states and I would say that any vendor in identical nation should get cards in my opinion inside 5 business days. Seven company times is appropriate but pushing it, and I would give consideration to any longer wait become exorbitant.
Holidays and so on are not excuses: Make arrangements to either perhaps not offer one thing therefore near your making or have some other person send your products while you are indisposed. Illnesses and tradgedies take place, and there isn't any navigating around them. But I would personally guess a lot of the time i have been informed of such delays, the vendor is lying.
Suppose you have sold some cards, and on your way into the post office, you fall-off your bicycle, break your leg, are rushed into emergency room, and generally aren't back home towards cards for per week. Okay, there clearly was no getting around that (except maybe producing to that coach), but make arrangements to get hold of your buyers, give an explanation for scenario, and give consideration to sweetening their buy. Got a Beta fundamental land (that is old and much more important, when it comes to newbies) sitting around that fits the colour of a playset you just sold? Got a card that isn't really playable, but it is foil and unusual? Throw something in that way making it to your patrons.
2) once more, very simple, but it isn't done: PACK THE CARDS TO STOP HARM TO THEM. I can't let you know how many times i have obtained a MTG card in a regular white envelope with nothing to protect it after all. Often those cards arrive okay, but often they've been curved or warped from mail sorting devices or they may be soft from moisture. Regardless of how often you have sent cards in this way without complaint, stop it.