Buy List Instructions

Before you start your sell order, please take a look at our updated selling information below. You can find instructions on how to sell your cards, how to pack your cards, how we grade, payment information and more. If you have any other questions, or couldn’t find your answers in the sections below, please feel free to reach out to us any time at or give us a call at (09) 525 4040 between Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm, and we’ll do our best to get you taken care of.

After submitting your online sell request, you will receive confirmations both on-screen and via email. Before we officially approve your sale, we may request scans or photos to verify the condition of items at $250 or higher.

You will receive an approval email once your sell request has been officially approved. If you have not received this email within 2 business days, please check your spam folder and then contact us if you cannot find it.

Do not ship or deliver anything in person until you have received an email stating that your sale has been officially approved.

Once you receive an email confirming our approval of your sale, you can then ship or drop off your items per the following instructions.

  1. How long do I have to send you the cards?
    Sell orders that are placed with us give us an idea of inventory that will be coming into the building, so orders must be postmarked or dropped off in-store within 5 days of placing your order. Orders postmarked after 5 days may have their orders canceled or purchase prices updated on receipt.
  2. How long does the grading process take?
    The grading process will fluctuate depending upon how busy we are and how many orders we have at the time. After your order arrives in our facility, we will verify its contents and update the status as arrived within 48 hours. Once the order is marked as arrived, it will be graded and finalized in 1 to 5 business days.
  3. Do you contact me with the grading results before finalizing my order?
    Yes, once we have processed your sell order, you will need to confirm it before we are able to proceed. You will need to confirm it within 3 business days or we may need to cancel the order due to prices updating.
  4. Can I change my mind and get my cards back after my order is finalized?
    Yes, if you change your mind for any reason you can have your cards shipped back to you by contacting our staff and sorting courier costs.

These are the instructions for selling singular cards. If you are looking to sell bulk cards, sealed products or collections, please check our other selling sections on this page for more information.

  • To begin your order, sign into your account and go to the “Sell Cards” option in the banner at the top of the page.
  • To add cards to your sell order, use the name type box to locate the card you wish to sell. You can hover over the card name to make sure the image matches the copy you are selling, look out for small details like Pre-release dates, Mystery booster and promo pack icons.
  • Do you contact me with the grading results before finalizing my order?
    Yes, once we have processed your sell order, you will need to confirm it before we are able to proceed. You will need to confirm it within 3 business days or we may need to cancel the order due to prices updating.
  • Repeat until you have created your sell order with all cards you intend to sell listed. Before going to checkout and finalizing your order, please double check what you have listed in the order. If there are any cards that have been listed that are not in the correct set or not the correct amount, please go back and modify the order to reflect what is going to be included in your order. If there are a significant number of cards that are listed incorrectly on your order, your order may be canceled and returned to you so you can recreate it with the correct listings
  • Once you have checked your order and verified that all cards listed are correct, choose your method of payment, if bank deposit, make sure your account name and number are correct and then click submit.
  • Once your sell request has been submitted please wait for an approval email from our team before shipping your cards to us.

This section is regarding packaging singles, collections and product orders. Bulk orders are packaged slightly differently and are notated in the Selling Bulk section.

  • Always be sure to include your name and order number in the package. If you finish packing the order and realize you forgot to leave the order number within the package, write the order number on the outside of the package for our grading team to see.
  • Sort singles in the exact order that they appear on the invoice, with the first title on your invoice being the card at the front of your order. If cards are shipped to us out of order, your order will be placed in a different area to be organized before grading, will incur a penalty and will take longer than expected for you to receive your payment.
  • Remove cards from any outer sleeves, binders, or any kind of packaging. Perfect fit sleeves are ok. We understand wanting to sleeve cards to protect them, but sleeving cards slows down the grading process.
  • Cards should be secured in a hard-shell case, deck box, fat pack or other solid container or box. Avoid using rubber bands, tape, paper clips, or any other containers that may damage your cards.
  • Ensure that the cards are packed securely and will not shift or fall out during transit, and try to have as little open space in the package as possible. Packing peanuts, packing paper, newspapers, and bubble wrap are great packing materials that are suggested by many shipping companies.
  • When packaging and securing your cards, do not use excessive tape or other materials that will put your cards at risk by making the package difficult to open.
  • We encourage you to use shipping that comes with tracking information and insurance for your shipment to protect you. We are unable to pay you for cards we do not receive, so unfortunately if you order is lost in the mail we cannot complete the sell order. Having tracking information and insurance will ensure that you will be taken care of, no matter what happens.
  • Orders must be shipped out and postmarked within 5 days of creating the order. When you’re ready, send your order to:
    Attn: Buyer (#your order number)
    Unit 2
    428 Church Street East
    Penrose 1061

This section will explain the grading process, the approximate timeline of a sell order, and how your payment will be totaled and distributed to you.

  • Once your order is received by our team, we will verify its contents and update the status of your order within 48 hours. You may see a notification from your shipping company before you see a modification to your sell order. We go through multiple deliveries of mail each day, so once your package is delivered to us, it may be a few hours before we are able to open the package and extract your order to mark it as received.
  • Your cards will make their way to a grader after being received, and your order will be graded and finalized in one to five business days, depending on how many orders we have at the time.
  • Once your order is graded and finalized, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your order and payment details. After confirming your payment will be issued. Bank deposit and Store Credit payments are usually issued within 48 hours of the order being finalized.
  • Hobbymaster is unable to pay for cards not received by our Grading Department, even if they appear on the invoice. If a card is not included in your sell order shipment for any reason, we cannot offer cash or store credit for the card. Please make sure that your invoice correctly reflects what is in your sell order.

Payments for cards are done by a percentage system based on the NM buy price for a card. You will see the NM buy price for a card listed when you are adding cards onto your sell order. Depending on the price of the card and what edition the card is from, we will pay a certain percentage of the base NM buy price for the card.

All listed buy prices are for Near Mint versions of cards! We buy Slightly Played (SP) and Moderately Played (MP) versions of cards, their price will depend on the level of damage and the initial value of the card. Note that we do not buy cards below MP, if your cards are beyond MP they will be removed from the sell order. Some cards the buy price may vary depending on our inventory and requirement.

  1. Go to the MTG Bulk tab at the top of the page.
  2. Enter the quantity of each item you would like to sell and click the "Add to Cart" button.
  3. Repeat this step until you have completed your sell order.
  4. Once you have added all of your items, click "Checkout" on the Shopping Cart. Complete the checkout process as directed.
  5. When shipping bulk orders, you do not need to put the cards in order singularly. If you are selling more than one type of bulk, be sure to keep them together and separated from the other types of bulk, and if you are sending in a singles sell order as well, you will want to keep that separated from the bulk items to prevent confusion. Otherwise, you can refer to the How to Pack Orders section for suggestions on how best to ship orders.

If you are looking to sell an entire collection with us, or if you have Magic collectibles, high value foil or high value non-English cards, please contact our Purchasing Department at

If you are looking to sell sealed Magic products with us, please note that due to Wizards of the Coast policy, we cannot purchase sealed products until 2 years after its release date. We also do not purchase singular booster packs at this time.

To sell sealed Booster Boxes, Cases and more, please contact our Purchasing Department at

For information on how we grade cards, please see our Grading Policy