Pokemon is a popular card game and video game franchise. It has been around for over 20 years, but the original question of where to buy pokemon cards still remains unanswered.
We found out that there are many places to buy Pokémon cards, such as Amazon, Target and Walmart. However, we recommend buying them from your local comic book store or hobby shop because they often have better prices than big box stores like Target or Wal-Mart.
Plus you can get expert advice on which Pokemon booster packs to purchase when starting up a new deck!
- 1 Where to Buy Pokémon Cards?
- 2 FAQs
- 3 Conclusion
Where to Buy Pokémon Cards?
As a Pokémon TCG player, you may have come across this dilemma before. You received your booster box at an event, but now you need to buy more cards. Your deck is about to become complete, and therefore you are ready to play in the next tournament!
The only issue is that you don’t know where or how to buy cards. With such a large variety of places to buy Pokémon cards, all with their own strengths and weaknesses, it can be quite confusing for new players. Which one is the best? First let’s take a look at some stores that sell Pokémon cards:
and many more! These are just but a few examples of where you can buy Pokémon cards. They may be a good starting point, but keep reading if you want to learn more about which stores are best for buying Pokémon cards at.
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of this article, it is important that you look into your local laws before buying Pokémon cards at any shop. Many places may require ID and some might not sell to minors.
The first option would be to ask your friends about reputable places in your region where you can buy Pokémon cards.
This is probably the quickest way of finding a place to go, but it has its downsides. Often people will recommend top tier stores which are often too expensive for most new players, or they might not know any good stores at all.
This way of finding shops may also get you acquainted with the locals who are also Pokémon TCG players, so it could be a good way to find out what is needed for your deck so you can improve or buy the cards you need to finish it.
If this is not an option for you, then move on and read about the second one, which is asking people on online forums for stores in your region.
When looking for stores near you, the next best way to get recommendations would be to check out online or social media forums.
The great thing about this method is that other players will often share different shops they recommend, so you can get a wider variety of places to go.
Another good thing about forums is that you could ask for stores that are near your location, or within an area that isn’t too far away from where you live. This may expand the number of shops you know about and save time if they aren’t too far away.
On top of this, other players will often recommend places suitable for new players or with lower prices, but the downside is that the recommendations may not always be good.
Always make sure to read through a couple of post before you decide on a store, and most importantly check what the other people’s experiences have been like. Also, if any new stores open up in your area then ask about them too!
Where to Buy Pokémon Cards in the U.S?
The objective of this piece is twofold- to provide information about individual card shops/stores in the U.S., and to provide information about many of the online card shops that exist. In the interest of maximizing your buying power, I will only include retailers in this article that sell cards for a price near TCG mid or lower, and/or which provide reasonable shipping costs (more on this later).
Some of the reasons that buying online is better than buying in person include:
Buy 10 or more booster packs at once, and you can get them for around $3-4/pack cheaper than usual! If you buy 20+ packs, it’s around $5-6 off. If you buy 40+ packs, it’s around $7-8 off. This is one of the benefits to buying in bulk- you can get your cards for cheaper.
And even if you’re not into collecting enough Pokémon cards to make that worthwhile, there are still some reasons why buying online is better than buying in person: You can buy cards at anytime, so long as the online store is open 24/7/365.
You can buy cards from anywhere with internet and a credit card. Many online stores also accept PayPal! Even if you find a great individual card shop, they may not re-order certain very popular cards (like Mewtwo EX or Darkrai EX).
The Pokémon Company has recently started opening stores in the United States that sell merchandise exclusively for their most popular game, “Pokémon GO”. The first of these new pop-up shops opened last week on Saturday October 14th and will be located at 395 Mulberry St., New York City.
Even though this location doesn’t offer everything you might want from a trip out there it only stocks limited amounts per day due to storage limitations with local building codes etcetera!
The hope is eventually more locations can open abroad which would then help support those still waiting by providing access points around America where Trainers could buy all sorts of items without having too far between destinations!
Gaming, Comic and Hobby Shops
Searching for Pokémon products in New York City will bring up a long list of independent gaming and comic retailers.
The website doesn’t specify if these stores have cards on hand, so it might be worth finding out which ones are busiest during your scheduled visit by calling ahead or going into one store at random before making plans to head over there next!
Walmart Pokémon Cards
Despite some rumors to the contrary, it appears that Walmart is still selling Pokémon cards. The company has not yet determined what changes they will need but assured customers “you can find all your favorite TCG items” at a nearby store or online soon enough!
Why Target Has Suspended Trading Card Sales
Four men aged between 23 and 35 physically assaulted a man in the Target parking lot over some cards, resulting him suffering minor injuries.
Luckily for this victim he had his concealed carry weapons license with him where he ended up using it as leverage to get away unharmed after which no shots were fired!