Anyone know any site where you can get bulk amount of sleeves, like 500-1000 at a nice price? I have many decks and is constantly building more but I can only cover 3 of em. I'm the type that likes to switch between decks alot and its a pain to keep taking cards in and out.
WARNING: Do not ever try to make your own. My friend and I did this using sleeve pages. It seemed like a good idea until the shuffling.
lol - wow - now theres a thought that had never occurred to me until now. hehe
To the original poster, you could probably chat up a store owner and ask them what a case of sleeves would cost - there may even be a brand they don't normally order thats cheaper just cause it's not popular or they feel like they wouldn't sell the whole case. It's win-win for them to order it for you close to their cost + shipping - especially if you're a regular buying singles or packs from them.
(I tried this with my local stores and they just don't get that I am not going to pay them a 50% markup for a no risk purchase that I am even willing to prepay for.)
I have these sleeves, are they are in fact very cheap. I don't know where HobbySupply168 gets his sleeves, but I've only seen them from him, and only on ebay.
They are very thin and very flexible. I would not take them to Nationals or anything. But I've actually come to like them, and they feel pretty natural now. They fit my cards well, and as long as you shuffle them correctly, you won't have too many go bad on you. And even if you split a few, you are getting 750! I will say they are definitely worth 2 cents per sleeve.
Sleeves don't sell for very much on ebay because the only way to sell them is either in eBay store or in bulk. I've dumped my extra sleeves on eBay before and the people who bought them got pretty good deals.
vatechguy> Nice thing about so many MTG stores being ran by the owner is that you can get good deals like that. No reason he wouldn't want to sell em to you for like $1 over cost per pack, esp if you were pre-ordering paying in advance. Most of these guys get discounts for moving more product, which is why they give good deals on booster boxes that are pre-ordered. If he's selling 20 boxes a month of new product and has enough sway to swing ordering 3 months worth at once (plus any they are busting for singles) adding a couple of cases from pre-sales sold at close to cost just brings down his cost on the whole batch netting him $150 or so.
My old store would pre-sell booster boxes (with thier membership which was $30 a year and gave you a discount on everything) at $85 all day long.
Sleeves sell a bit better then you would think, I used to sell quite a few but all sales have generally slowed down. Although I only sold KMC sleeves im not sure if paying $25 for 750 seem good quality wise. I know I only was looking for $4/100pack when sold to people in person, its been years since I have bought sleeves so im not even sure if thats a good price even.
I bought a lot of great quality MTG deck,kmc sleeves,and etc from ebay. The only problem I had was from one seller who lied about quality. I now just keep to businesses on ebay and individuals with a lot of feedback that is above 98% and never had an issue since. I also like starcitygames and tcgplayer
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