Board 8 > I spent $1100 on Hidden Fates Pokemon Cards

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3DSRage
05/15/20 10:37:18 PM
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And now I am afraid to open them...about a 1 in 350 chance for shiny Charizard and I have...120 packs. What a dilemma!
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SwiftyDC
05/15/20 10:41:22 PM
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Not Pokemon cards but I have 5 Dragon Ball Super Tournament of Power booster boxes that are going for $400-600 right now. I'm afraid someone will try and scam me for their money back on Ebay though. Heard horror stories.


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dilateDChemist
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pjbasis
05/15/20 10:42:48 PM
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Congratulations for having that much spending money

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Heroic Bigpun
05/15/20 10:50:34 PM
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Look at this rich boy

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red13n
05/15/20 10:50:36 PM
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You spent over $9 a pack? What?

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ninkendo
05/15/20 10:51:05 PM
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I'm still sad my brother gave away all our pokemon cards decades ago and a shiny charizard from like series 1 was in there

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3DSRage
05/15/20 11:06:44 PM
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red13n posted...
You spent over $9 a pack? What?

  1. Canadian
  2. It's hidden fates, no booster box or individuals.
  3. Didn't want to just buy the tins. I think that was the cheapest way to get them.


And lol, I'm not rich. I just sold A LOT of animal crossing cards which was crazy money and I wanted to buy something fun that I would never buy with money I worked hard for!
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3DSRage
05/15/20 11:07:12 PM
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ninkendo posted...
I'm still sad my brother gave away all our pokemon cards decades ago and a shiny charizard from like series 1 was in there

You mean "holo" Charizard?
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ninkendo
05/15/20 11:07:40 PM
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sure

this was before shiny pokemon existed so I always referred to those types of cards as shiny cards

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3DSRage
05/15/20 11:08:19 PM
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Come on SHINE...I thought you were a true Pokefan!
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ninkendo
05/15/20 11:08:38 PM
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I literally have not enjoyed a pokemon game since B/W2 so uhhhhh

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DoomTheGyarados
05/15/20 11:09:45 PM
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Man I get them for 4.2 a pack, DSR <_<. Why do you do this to yourself.

And I spent 14000 USD on a shipment arriving next week :D

Business tho

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3DSRage
05/15/20 11:10:04 PM
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SwiftyDC posted...
Not Pokemon cards but I have 5 Dragon Ball Super Tournament of Power booster boxes that are going for $400-600 right now. I'm afraid someone will try and scam me for their money back on Ebay though. Heard horror stories.

Isn't there a way to prevent this? How are they doing it?
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3DSRage
05/15/20 11:11:01 PM
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DoomTheGyarados posted...
Man I get them for 4.2 a pack, DSR <_<. Why do you do this to yourself.

And I spent 14000 USD on a shipment arriving next week :D

Business tho

Ideally I'm selling promo cards to make money back, so hopefully I can get the amount per pack down to your levels! SELL THEM TO ME AT A DISCOUNT!!!
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3DSRage
05/15/20 11:12:44 PM
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(side note....4.20 is $6 CAD rn..YIKES!)
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SwiftyDC
05/15/20 11:17:41 PM
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3DSRage posted...
Isn't there a way to prevent this? How are they doing it?

Record a vid of you putting the item in the box and taping it up with the delivery sticker on it so you have proof. Extra work, but that helps your case when dealing with these scammers.

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DoomTheGyarados
05/15/20 11:52:16 PM
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I wish people would let me know before they are going to buy things above MSRP!

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3DSRage
05/16/20 12:21:23 AM
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DoomTheGyarados posted...
I wish people would let me know before they are going to buy things above MSRP!

I bought at MSRP! Or below?
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LOLIAmAnAlt
05/16/20 12:26:07 AM
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What year were these cards printed?

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3DSRage
05/16/20 12:28:08 AM
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2019

They are already worth a lot more than they should be
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3DSRage
05/16/20 12:28:23 AM
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or 2020. Reprint.
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3DSRage
05/16/20 12:30:19 AM
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Hey Chris. Sir.

Can I buy the remaining singles I need from Rebel Clash, from you?
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ffmasterjose
05/16/20 12:30:52 AM
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They just put out a reprint and you didnt just scoop some tins up?

I plan on buying a couple if I run into them just to sell in the future when their value goes up. They're not part of a set I collect so I'm leaving them in the packs
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3DSRage
05/16/20 12:35:07 AM
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ffmasterjose posted...
They just put out a reprint and you didnt just scoop some tins up?

I plan on buying a couple if I run into them just to sell in the future when their value goes up. They're not part of a set I collect so I'm leaving them in the packs
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I bought 6 tins (21 USD each)
I bought 8 Premium Power Collections (46 USD each - selling promo cards to save almost half)
I bought 3 Mewtwo Pin Collections (16 USD each)
And 1 Great and Ultra Ball Collection each (both 56 USD)

I think I did well for pricing. Only bought mostly from online game stores that have better prices than retail outlets. I don't think I did bad with the prices.
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Raka_Putra
05/16/20 1:51:27 AM
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Are you gonna do a live unboxing?

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DoomTheGyarados
05/16/20 1:53:36 AM
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3DSRage posted...
Hey Chris. Sir.

Can I buy the remaining singles I need from Rebel Clash, from you?

Give me a buy list and I'll see what I can do. I am mostly out of RC atm but have 20 boxes coming in next week!

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ffmasterjose
05/16/20 5:31:08 AM
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So I'm in this Pokemon card collecting group on Facebook and I'm seeing a spike in posts about people picking up those 3rd party mystery boxes. Did they put one out that actually has guaranteed vintage packs or some shit?
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AdmittedFelon
05/16/20 7:52:20 AM
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Heroic Bigpun posted...
Look at this rich boy
You don't need to be rich to spend a stimulus.

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3DSRage
05/16/20 9:01:33 AM
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DoomTheGyarados posted...
Give me a buy list and I'll see what I can do. I am mostly out of RC atm but have 20 boxes coming in next week!

For now, almost all FA and SR. I have everything up to the start of the FAs
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banananor
05/16/20 9:03:27 AM
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ffmasterjose posted...
So I'm in this Pokemon card collecting group on Facebook and I'm seeing a spike in posts about people picking up those 3rd party mystery boxes. Did they put one out that actually has guaranteed vintage packs or some shit?
without knowing, i'm going to say no! never ever get those

they'll make specific boxes for 'influencers' with good stuff, and all of the normal ones are trash

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3DSRage
05/16/20 9:09:26 AM
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I did buy a repackaged primal clash pack (original booster pack in cardboard and plastic?) that promised "legacy pack + 1 foil card." Now the foil promised could just be a reverse holo, but I pulled a FA Professor Birch's Observations.

I guess if packs were weighable, they could promise a rare holo or above, but I'm not sure if you could weigh x/y.
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iiaattgg
05/16/20 10:30:30 AM
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ninkendo posted...
I literally have not enjoyed a pokemon game since B/W2 so uhhhhh
I liked x/y but it had some iffy stuff

Sun and moon killed the series for me though

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masterplum
05/16/20 10:35:22 AM
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AvaGames
05/16/20 10:47:06 AM
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When will you post your haul?

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MegamanX
05/16/20 10:58:27 AM
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Do you just collect or play?

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ShatteredElysium
05/16/20 11:30:05 AM
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I'm genuinely interested now. Do people buy these to collect or are people in here buying them to resell?

Like does Chris just buy boosters, sell the valuable cards and turn a profit?
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ShatteredElysium
05/16/20 12:01:55 PM
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For what it's worth, Gamestop has Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off on the Hidden Fates tins right now. So that's 2 tins for $34.50

EDIT: Well it's Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off on trading cards in general so maybe there's a better combination that works out cheaper.

EDIT2: Looking at the sellers sites, that seems like a crazy good offer. It looks like they are selling those tins for $50? That can't be right...
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3DSRage
05/16/20 1:00:28 PM
#38:


AvaGames posted...
When will you post your haul?
When I get it all!

MegamanX posted...
Do you just collect or play?
Collect!

ShatteredElysium posted...
I'm genuinely interested now. Do people buy these to collect or are people in here buying them to resell?

Like does Chris just buy boosters, sell the valuable cards and turn a profit?
Both, mostly! For me, I'm trying to let my collecting sustain itself so I essentially can collect for free or at a big discount. Chris runs a card business so for him it's buying them under msrp, selling sealed for msrp, and opening for singles (I'd assume!) Pokemon cards seems like easy money if you're playing the long game, tbh. Some Black and White series packs sell for $50-100 and weren't as limited as hidden fates.
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3DSRage
05/16/20 1:00:55 PM
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ShatteredElysium posted...
For what it's worth, Gamestop has Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off on the Hidden Fates tins right now. So that's 2 tins for $34.50

EDIT: Well it's Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off on trading cards in general so maybe there's a better combination that works out cheaper.

EDIT2: Looking at the sellers sites, that seems like a crazy good offer. It looks like they are selling those tins for $50? That can't be right...

THAT IS GOOD! I would buy all!
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barreldragon88
05/16/20 1:04:14 PM
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What types of cards appreciate in value with time? I never followed Pokemon TCG, but I know it uses a rotating format unlike YGO, so I'm curious if it's predictable what kind of cards are worth collecting that will appreciate in value down the line

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3DSRage
05/16/20 1:29:50 PM
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barreldragon88 posted...
What types of cards appreciate in value with time? I never followed Pokemon TCG, but I know it uses a rotating format unlike YGO, so I'm curious if it's predictable what kind of cards are worth collecting that will appreciate in value down the line

mostly all. big appreciations have rare cards. Hidden Fates has a shiny subset and a $1000 card(shiny charizard) and the only way to get them are through collection sets (no singles or booster boxes) so they could see the sharpest incline after they are out of print.
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3DSRage
05/16/20 1:31:17 PM
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Oh, and I was talking mostly about sealed cards.

For individual cards, Charizard will appreciate. Just get it graded and you should be good. It's hard to say exactly which cards will only go up.
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ShatteredElysium
05/16/20 1:34:39 PM
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3DSRage posted...
THAT IS GOOD! I would buy all!

I bought 2 Tins which is the limit per purchase. Annoying thing is it comes out to like 50 cents under the free shipping total. I had a $5 voucher a wallet I was going to buy for $10 anyway so I threw that in there just to get the free shipping. I figure worst case, I sell them on sealed.

So theoretically I could buy more if I could find the cheapest item on the site to bundle with them to hit the free shipping. It's a flash sale that only lasts for another 10 hours. It's online so anyone can buy.

Annoying thing is I discovered the Final Fantasy Opus game whilst browsing. They had starter decks for $8 and boosters for $1 that fell under the same sale. So I was going to buy 3 of each starter deck and a ton of boosters too just to play it with the missus. However those must have been cheap prices (which they seemed to be when I googled) as it went out of stock on everything in like 5 mins. I assume someone just bought them all up.
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3DSRage
05/16/20 1:37:32 PM
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ShatteredElysium posted...
For what it's worth, Gamestop has Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off on the Hidden Fates tins right now. So that's 2 tins for $34.50

EDIT: Well it's Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off on trading cards in general so maybe there's a better combination that works out cheaper.

EDIT2: Looking at the sellers sites, that seems like a crazy good offer. It looks like they are selling those tins for $50? That can't be right...

Get the Ultra Ball or Great Ball collections on there. I'm trying to order from canada. They have 10 packs in them so are priced lower per pack!

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ShatteredElysium
05/16/20 1:40:13 PM
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I looked at those, they aren't available so presumably sold out.

They apparently have them in store in the area but not sure how that even works as they do curbside pickup and you can't add them to your cart online to do curbside pickup so....
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3DSRage
05/16/20 1:42:04 PM
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ShatteredElysium posted...
I looked at those, they aren't available so presumably sold out.

They apparently have them in store in the area but not sure how that even works as they do curbside pickup and you can't add them to your cart online to do curbside pickup so....

It looks like they either are sold out online or can't be bought online.
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3DSRage
05/16/20 2:09:53 PM
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Hey @DoomTheGyarados

What are your b8 prices for hidden fates stuff? :)
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barreldragon88
05/16/20 3:17:35 PM
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3DSRage posted...
mostly all. big appreciations have rare cards. Hidden Fates has a shiny subset and a $1000 card(shiny charizard) and the only way to get them are through collection sets (no singles or booster boxes) so they could see the sharpest incline after they are out of print.
Is Hidden Fates the only set that's like this? As for Charizard, people never get tired of him, huh?

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Eddv
05/16/20 3:38:07 PM
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Why is Hidden Fates specifically so valuable

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ShatteredElysium
05/16/20 5:56:30 PM
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Eddv posted...
Why is Hidden Fates specifically so valuable

They never sold individual booster packs. Looks like you could only buy boxset type things that have booster packs insider them
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