What’s the best way to trade cards online safely is there an efficient way of doing trading online?
By - c4libe4r
You should look into cardsphere. It’s a website for trading cards with people.
+1 for CardSphere
+2. This site rules. I’ve had only minor problems and both the traders and admins were cool in those cases. I’ve never been scammed there in 1000+ trades sending and receiving.
This site is the best value of you want other Magic cards and don’t need them all (unless you want to aggressively bid) this week.
Seconding cardsphere. You post a list of cards you want and people who have them send them to you in exchange for a cash balance that you have by either depositing to your account or sending other people cards. You can withdraw anytime, though it's more efficient to convert it into cards. Perfect for trading for lots of cheaper cards when it's not time-sensitive (i.e. "I want this for an EDH deck vs. I want this for the next FNM).
Second cardsphere. Been using for years and love it.
Weekly trade thread
Deckbox as well if you want to organize trades with references yourself.
Cardsphere I recommend for doing trades if you don't have the time for organizing reciprocal trades.
I use a round about system but it ensures safety. Though it will cost a few dollars.
Basically both people will use PayPal to pay for the cards your trading using goods and services and paying the 3 percent. So if your trading 50 dollar cards then you both send each other 50 dollars. That way if you mail your card away and the other person stiffs you, you can ask paypal for a refund.
It can be a little cumbersome but if your sending someone 200 dollars worth of cards, I think it's worth a little effort to ensure yoy get taken advantage of.
PucaTrade.com uses their own currency to allow for asynchronous trading (you send to person A, person B sends to you) and has insurance to comp you if your cards get lost in the mail
And is basically dead. Cardsphere has taken over.
That's blatantly untrue
Sure, you could convert your collection to Puca Points...or you could keep it in USD and use CardSphere.
Because it's in USD, you're losing money on every trade
Yes, CS takes a % from every trade, but given how you generally have to promote trades on Puca I'd wager that you're also "losing money" on most transactions there - it's just harder to track because you're using Puca Points. CS also makes it much easier to cash out - again, yes, there's a fee, but I'd look at it as a fee to insulate you from PP inflation. When Puca Trade started out it was close to $1 = 100 PP. Now it's what - 270ish?
Not that high, maybe 200-220. But if you send and receive at the same rate, it's a wash. But the reason I brought up PucaTrade in the first place, the thing that makes it better than all other trading sites, is that it offers insurance