Sunday, October 24, 2021

Selling Pokémon Cards: eBay wants to help you

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Selling Pokémon cards should soon become a lot easier. eBay is now introducing a new, practical function.

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Pokémon cards have been experiencing one since last year downright renaissance. The Internet is currently full of unboxing of the colorful cards and rare copies are regularly sold for a fortune. Only in January did the owner of a respectable collection get around 65,000 euros for his treasure.

The first port of call for many buyers and sellers is the Internet – especially eBay. The platform has been up since last year flooded with offers and requests all about trading cards. In order to make trading a little more pleasant for everyone involved, eBay has come up with something helpful.

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Pokémon Cards – PKM SM03 Night on Fire

How does eBay want to help you?

How The Verge reported, eBay would like the sale of trading cards with a new function support. The app for Android and iOS should get a scan feature. With this you should use cards from Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic: The Gathering can be read in via a mobile phone camera – the app then completes the details of your ad.

Details like that Description and rarity a card, eBay could use it to fill in in the future. Sellers then simply add additional photos, the condition of the card, and the desired price to their ad. That should speed up the process a lot.

The function will initially only be rolled out for “Magic: The Gathering” trading cards at the end of April. Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! but come already in May to. Even sports trading cards and other types are to follow at the end of the year.

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eBay wants to help Pokémon card sellers create ads. With the help of a new feature you should be able to scan cards as early as May and thus automatically include their most important properties in the description. Are you also addicted to the trading card hype? Then write your opinion on eBay’s new feature in the comments on Facebook!