Over the past few years, Pokemon card selling has been all the rage. Celebrities and collectors alike have flipped some incredibly expensive cards online, like Shiny Charizards worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
I already have a guide on the best places to sell Pokemon cards on This Online World to help people get started with this flipping craze.
However, that guide focuses a lot on selling individual and rare cards for money, not bulk cards. But in reality, bulk, common cards are what most people have.
So today, I’m covering some of the best places to sell bulk Pokemon cards for cash.
If you’re ready to turn that old box of cards in your basement into quick cash, this is the post for you.
Where To Sell Bulk Pokemon Cards
I’ve sold my old Pokemon cards in bulk before to make quick money. And after doing some research, there’s actually plenty of other places to sell bulk Pokemon cards that don’t require much effort.
Just note that most cards aren’t worth very much, so you’re going to need a large collection to make serious cash.
1. Full Grip Games
One of the most popular options for bulk Pokemon card selling is Full Grip Games. This website lets you sell bulk common/uncommons and energy cards in increments of 100 or 1,000.
It also accepts rares and other cards, and its bulk buy list has a breakdown of all the packs and cards it accepts as well as prices.
What’s nice is that you don’t have to sort your bulk cards; you just have to separate rate/holos from commons and uncommons but that’s it.
Furthermore, Full Grip Games grades your cards when they arrive. If your sale price changes because of grading, Full Grip Games emails you to let you know.
Buylists process in about 72 hours, but it can take up to 10 business days if a lot of people are selling cards.
One downside is that you have to pay for shipping, but this is often the case when selling bulk Pokemon cards. And if you happen to be near Akron, Ohio, you can drop-off your bulk cards at the store.
As for how you get paid, options include cash, PayPal money, or store credit.
I mentioned TCGplayer in our main article on Pokemon card selling, but it’s also one of the best options for bulk sellers because of how popular it is. And this goes for other card games too, including Yugioh and Magic.
All you have to do is create a listing under the “Inventory Tab” and then upload a list of what you’re selling and some photos of your collection.
From there, other players can contact you to buy your collection or to ask questions. And what’s cool about TCGplayer is that you get more selling perks and tools and you level-up your seller ranking.
This reward system makes it both useful for one-time sellers but also if you run a card flipping business or comic and games shop of some kind.
And, you can also download the TCGplayer app and scan cards you want to sell or check information like pricing.
Unsurprisingly, another excellent way to sell bulk Pokemon cards is to list your entire collection on eBay.
People sell booster sets, bulk collections, and Pokemon binders on eBay all the time. It’s also a popular place for selling bulk rares and holographic cards if you really have an expensive collection you’re trying to sell.
Many sellers have listings in the 500 to 1,000 card range as well, but you can find smaller or larger collections.
Just note that there’s a 5% seller fee for non-sport trading cards on eBay, which includes Pokemon cards. You also decide if you cover shipping or if the buyer is responsible.
Another popular option for selling Pokemon cards in bulk is to sell them directly to Deriums, a Pokemon-focused card game store.
You can find a current bulk buy-list on its website, and current prices include:
- Uncommons/Commons: $0.01 per card.
- Non-Holo Rares: $0.06 per card.
- Holo Rares & Holo Commons/Uncommons: $0.07 per card.
- Bulk V/EX/GX Cards: $0.50 per card.
- Bulk Vmax Cards: $0.75 per card.
Cards have to be in English and near mint condition, which is generally the case when selling any bulk Pokemon cards. As for payment, Derium offers PayPal cash or store credit.
Derium says it takes around two to three days to process bulk shipments, but it can take longer if it’s dealing with a lot of orders.
Also note that you pay for shipping when you send your bulk cards in.
5. Pokemon Facebook Groups
The Facebook Marketplace is one of the best places to sell your unused stuff. And it doesn’t matter if you’re selling bulk Pokemon cards, old furniture, or sports cards; you can probably find a buyer in your area.
Pokemon card collections are a popular thing to sell on Facebook Marketplace. So, you can start by listing your collection there, and you get to set the price which is nice.
Buyers can and will probably negotiate, but overall, this is one of the best ways to get some quick cash for your cards. And you don’t have to worry about shipping either.
If this route fails, you can try selling your bulk collection in the various Pokemon Facebook buy-and-sell groups that are out there.
There are plenty of groups with tens of thousands of members. And again, you can work out the shipping and payment arrangements with buyers or direct them to your listing if you’re selling somewhere like eBay.
6. Safari Zone Collectibles
Safari Zone Collectibles is another popular place to sell bulk Pokemon cards, and it’s rated very highly over on the Pokemon subreddit.
Unfortunately, the company has currently paused buying bulk Pokemon cards from players. But it’s worth adding to your list in case it resumes purchasing bulk collections.
And if you want to beef up your deck or collection with some more cards, you can always shop from Safari Zone Collectibles as well.
7. Top Cut Central
One final option to sell your bulk Pokemon cards for cash is to sell through Top Cut Central.
It doesn’t always have the highest rates versus some of the competitors on this list, but it buys massive collections and pretty much any card as long as cards are near-mint and English.
The rates for holographic cards is also pretty similar to many other options on this list. And one plus is that you can sell basic energy cards for $0.005 each.
Some stores don’t even buy energy cards, so it’s nice that you can at least get these cards off your hands.
It’s very important to sort your cards by rarity however, and Top Cut Central outlines how to sell bulk cards to it on its website.
You pay for shipping like most of the other options on this list. For payment, you can choose PayPal cash or store credit.
Tips For Selling Bulk Pokemon Cards
Now that you know some of the best places to sell bulk Pokemon cards, it’s time to cover a few tips and tricks that will make your selling process much easier.
1. Sort Your Collection
The first step in selling Pokemon cards in bulk is to sort your entire collection. This is because you usually need to categorize cards based on rarity and remove cards below near-mint condition that aren’t eligible for sale. You should also sort your energy cards into their own group.
This is the most time-consuming process, but most bulk buyers require this. And it’s important since it helps you understand the value of your collection.
For massive collections, you can also use software like Quicklist Card Scanning to sort and organize your entire collection much faster. This is what TCGplayer actually suggests.
2. Use Website Buy-Lists
Website buy-lists are your best friend. They tell you exactly what current card prices are, what you can and can’t sell, and everything you need to know to start selling.
It can seem like a pain to fill out and submit a buy-list. But if you’re selling cards online, this step is necessary but often worth the effort.
3. Consider Local Buyers
If you want to sell your cards as quickly as possible, selling at local comic book stores or with apps like Facebook Marketplace could be your best option.
The downside is that you’re probably going to get slightly less money than if you sell online. But you can get paid in fast cash and you don’t have to worry about shipping.
4. Ship Cards Properly
The final tip for selling bulk Pokemon cards for cash is to really pay attention to shipping instructions. Websites often have very clear requirements for how you organize and ship your cards. Plus, you need to properly pack and ship cards so they don’t get damaged.
Many sellers usually line their collection with bubble wrap or packing paper to protect the cards as well.
This YouTube video from Dr. Applesauce breaks down the exact process for selling bulk Pokemon cards as well if you want a step-by-step guide.
The video also covers some other selling options and tips for how you can organize and ship your collection.
I hope this guide on how to sell bulk Pokemon cards helps you find a buyer for your collection so you can make some fast cash.
Pokemon is one of the most popular card games around, and it’s only gotten more popular in the last few years. So, you shouldn’t have a shortage of buyers if you know where to sell.
Between online card buying websites and various local options, you also have numerous ways to sell depending on your preferences.
Best of luck with selling!
Looking for even more money-making ideas? Checkout:
- The Best Places To Sell Funko Pops.
- Where To Sell Beanie Babies.
- The Best Things To Buy In Bulk & Resell.
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