29, Dec, 21

How and Where to Buy Your Magic: the Gathering Product

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We are in the thick of Holiday season, and there’s a good chance that you may have some extra spending cash! Well, if you were to look where you can buy Magic: the Gathering product, you get quite a few different options. Some of these options are better than others for various reasons, so today we’re going to rank the options of where to buy your cards and why.

Ebay / Amazon

At the bottom of the list is Ebay and Amazon. While you can find a large selection of products here, there’s a history of product quality issues and counterfeits that come from these sites. Not to mention, there is shipping to account for, and in the event you do get a fake product, returns and refunds can be a pain to get handled. This is a good last resort for getting products, but there’s definitely far better options.

Online TCG Retailers

The next tier up is going to be major online TCG and games retailers. Star City Games, Channel Fireball, and CoolstuffInc are a few of the top ones out there. The benefit of these retailers is that you should be able to find a lot of the singles and products that you’re looking for.

They generally get a lot of sealed product in stock from Wizards and they buylist many singles. The buyers are always looking for fakes so you should have a very solid chance of getting real cards. You still have to pay for shipping, but ultimately you should have higher buyer confidence going with one of these.

TCGPlayer

TCGPlayer is another great online option as well. With this site you can always find competitive prices from a variety of small and large game stores across the country. While the confidence of fake singles isn’t as high as some of the bigger retailers, if you purchase from Verified Sellers or TCG Direct, you should be fine.

Local Game Store

Probably the best option is supporting your local game store. Going to a storefront and purchasing from a local business is great for keeping the place that people in your community play alive and running. This is also an easy way to trade in cards for store credit to help fund some purchases, and you don’t have to deal with shipping.

READ MORE: The 10 Best Magic: the Gathering Cards Released in 2021

At the end of the day, where you buy your cards is up to you, but definitely consider supporting your local game store. If you don’t have an LGS nearby, or yours doesn’t sell singles, consider supporting another game store through TCGPlayer.

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