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Buylists submitted in-store after 10:00 PM, Monday through Saturday, or after 9:00 PM on Sundays will be processed the following business day. 

Cape Fear Games does not issue cash payments after 8:00 PM. Payment methods offered after 8:00 PM include check, store credit, and PayPal. If cash is preferred, payment will need to be picked up the following business day, before 8:00 PM. For large buy lists a check payment will be issued. If you prefer another form of payment, please contact us in advance to set up an appointment and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Cape Fear Games may withhold processing a submitted buylist until the following day or until a Cape Fear Games buyer is available.

Cape Fear Games reserves the right to refuse any buylist at any time and for any reason.

Cape Fear Games will make all efforts to send payment for the buylist the day the buylist is received, Monday through Friday. Situations outside of our control may delay payment *This assumes that the submitted buylist contains near mint items and arrives in the same order as the confirmation email.*

Here is an overview of how to sell cards to Cape Fear Games:

1.  You can use the search box on the left, browse by set (category tree under the search box), use the advanced search (link to the right of the search box), or use the Buylist Multi-Search.  Once you find the card that you would like to sell, add it to your cart. (Make sure you are in buylist mode noted by the "You are currently browsing our buylist" banner at the top left of the page.

2.  To edit or submit a buylist, click the cart icon and then click checkout. You can select payment in the form of PayPal (PayPal charges a small fee), check or store credit. Cape Fear Games store credit will receive a 25% bonus after grading has been completed. credit receives a 20% bonus.

     *If you would like payment via store credit, please select PayPal as your payment option and let us know you would like payment in credit (either in the comment section or by including a note when you ship your buylist).

3.  Package the cards carefully and make sure that your cards are sorted in the EXACT order that they appear in on your confirmation email. Note that the order may now be different than the order that the cards were entered into the buylist. The confirmation email will list each set alphabetically, and the cards within each set alphabetically. Card values are based on the assumption that the cards are in NM-Mint condition. Don't individually sleeve cards. If you must sleeve your cards, put 5 - 8 cards in a penny sleeve to save on weight and time. Rubber bands and card pages are NOT an acceptable way to package cards, as the cards can get damaged in transit. This will cause a reduction in the value of the cards.

4.  Be sure to put your cards in a padded envelope, bubble mailer or rowed box (packed with styrofoam). We recommend using tracking and insurance, as we cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged items.

5.  ***All cards should be in the same order as the checkout screen and confirmation email. This should be alphabetically by set. Note that the order in which these cards appear will be different than as they were submitted. ***

6.  Before shipping the buylist, wait for the approval e-mail letting you know that we have approved your buylist. If you do not receive this within one business day, e-mail us (after checking your spam folder).

7.  When shipping your cards, print out the submission list or confirmation email and include a note of which payment method you would prefer. PayPal (PayPal charges a small fee), Cape Fear Games Credit (25%), Credit (20%) or Check are our available payment options.

8.  For collections containing over 100 unique cards, please submit multiple buylists and ship together.

If you have any questions, email us at

We are always interested in original magic artwork or other magic related items.

*To sell a large collection in our store, please visit our store Monday through Friday between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Buylists brought in after 10:00 PM Monday - Saturday and after 9:00 PM on Sundays will be processed the following business day. Cape Fear Games always reserves the right to process a buylist the following business day. To make sure a buyer is available, call ahead at (910) 798-6006 or email us for an appointment at You can submit a buylist ahead of time or use one of the computers made available for customer use at our location.

**Card prices change daily. Buylist items not received within one week of their submission date are subject to price changes.**

***Buylists will be removed from our system after one month if not received***

Foreign Cards (Magic):

  • We don't buy foreign cards.  There are some exceptions such as Foreign Black Bordered Dual Lands, Italian Legends, and other high-end staples. For foreign cards over $100 send us an email to, we would love to make you an offer.

Bulk Rates (Magic):

  • Rares (gold symbol or no symbol), $0.05
  • Mythics, $0.25
  • Commons/Uncommons, $3.00/1,000
  • Foil Rares, $0.25
  • Foil Commons, Uncommons and/or Lands, $0.05
  • Foil Promos any rarity, $0.05
  • All bulk items must be arranged facing the same way and in rowed card boxes.
  • If the bulk is not NM we may refuse it or pay 50% of the bulk rate.

Bulk Rates (Yu-Gi-Oh):

  • Commons, Secrets and Holos from Starter, Structure, Hidden Arsenal, Exclusive or Premium Packs, $5.00/1,000 (must be NM)
  • Rares, $0.01
  • Holos (not from Starter, Structure, Hidden Arsenal, Exclusive or Premium Pack), $.02
  • Secrets (not from Hidden Arsenal, Exclusive or Premium Packs), $.05
  • Ultimates, $.10
  • Ghost Rares, $.25
  • All bulk items must be arranged facing the same way, separated by rarity category (commons separate from rares) and in rowed card boxes.
  • If the bulk is not NM we may refuse it or pay 50% of the bulk rate.

Bulk Rates (Pokémon):

  • NM Commons/Uncommons, $10/1,000, does not include Energy Cards (Must be NM).
  • NM Common Energies, $3/1,000 (Must be NM).
  • NM Reverse Holo Common/Uncommon, $0.05 each.
  • NM Reverse Foil Rare, $0.08 each.
  • NM Promo or Rare, $0.05 each.
  • NM Holo Rare, $0.10 each.
  • NM EX/LV X/Prime/Ultra/Secret Rares $0.50 each.
  • All bulk items must be arranged facing the same way and in rowed card boxes.
  • If the bulk is not NM we may refuse it or pay 50% of the bulk rate.

Pokémon Singles:

There are various Pokemon Singles listed on our buylist, typically from the "standard" rotation. All Pokemon cards must be submitted through a buylist. Cape Fear Games will not purchase Pokémon Singles in Moderately Played, Heavy Played, or Damaged condition. Cape Fear Games reserves the right to refuse any purchase at any time. 

Grading: Click to see our grading scale.

  • Near Mint/Mint

Cards in Near Mint/Mint condition show minimal signs of wear from play or shuffling. Often referred to as pack fresh cards, a NM/M card will at first look perfect, but upon closer inspection may have a few minor blemishes, such as a small ding, chip, or scratch. Near Mint/Mint foils will have no clouding on the front.

We pay the following for played cards:

  • Slightly Played 80%

Cards in Slightly Played condition lack any major flaws but do show signs of shuffling and play wear. Edges may have chips or nicks and minor scratches. Corners can show minimal wear. Signed or Pro Tour stamped cards are graded as Slightly Played, even if they appear to be Near Mint. Slightly Played Foils will often show some clouding on the front.

  • Moderately Played 60%

Cards in moderately played condition show moderate wear but are still legal for tournament play if sleeved. Shuffle creasing, minor inking, hairline creasing or whitening on most edges will make a card Moderately Played.

  • Heavily Played 30%

Cards in Heavily Played condition show major whitening or will have a major flaw, such as creases, major inking, water damage, or a minor tear. Heavily Played cards will have whitening along most edges on both sides of the card, and corners may be frayed or heavily rounded.

*In addition, any rare that we buy for $0.10 that arrives in worse than Near Mint condition will instead be bought for $0.05. Heavily Played or Damaged Rares will not be purchased. Any common or uncommon that we buy for $0.10 or less that arrives in worse than Near Mint Condition will instead be bought at our bulk rate of $0.0025 per card. If you wish to avoid these downgrades, please carefully check the condition of your cards before sending them in

  • If the buylist arrives sorted in any order other than the way it is listed on the confirmation email it will result in a $5.00 plus $15.00/hour fee to sort the buylist.
  • Please include a comment in your buylist if you would like to be contacted after grading to verify your approval of grading changes before payment is sent. 

For played cards from early editions 1993-1994 please contact us at as these prices are typically very condition dependent. 

We offer an additional 25% bonus for Cape Fear Games Credit. We offer an additional 20% bonus for credit (No bonus for MTGO Tickets).

Then send the collection to:

Cape Fear Games
4107 Oleander Dr, Ste D 
Wilmington, NC 28403 

If you don't want to sort through your collection, we can sort through it for you at a rate of $15/hour.

*The credit for MTGOTraders is as good as cash so you can still use the PayPal coupon for an extra 5% off of your purchase (on singles).

**If there are cards you can't find on our buylist, and you don't feel that they are bulk, email us at We will get back to you as soon as possible. **

***If a counterfeit card is received with a submitted buylist, the item will be destroyed and the seller notified. We are unable to return counterfeit items. It is against the law to knowingly traffic (which includes return mailing) counterfeit goods. ***

****Our 20% trade in bonus is for customers only and the 20% bonus is not made available to dealers.  Dealers are welcome to email us with potential offers. ****

*****Checks are processed through Wells Fargo and may take up to 5-7 business days (without holidays) to arrive. *****

 ******Payment via Check for buylists mailed in under $10 may be held until at $10 in value is reached. ******