If you plan on going to a Walmart or Target in the near future, I challenge you to visit the card section. Not the card section for birthdays, the one with sports cards and trading cards.
You’ll immediately notice this section has been wiped clean and destroyed.
Cards are in high demand right now and finding the right card — or pack of cards — to sell could bring you a lot of money.
When I say a lot of money, I mean A LOT of money. There are sports cards of some professional athletes that collectors are dying to get their hands on.
Not only are the cards themselves valuable but the packs they come in are as well. So valuable that you only have to buy the pack to sell it online and make money.
Here’s a screenshot of a $20 box of cards being sold on eBay:
Quadrupling your money by buying and selling sportscards is completely possible.
At the same time, a huge demand for Pokemon trading cards has also appeared. You can make the same type of returns for a Pokemon box as you can for a sportscard box.
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This is why you won’t see these cards sitting in stores. There is too much easy money to be made.
So, how can you find cards at Walmart and Target to sell online? I’ll tell you.
It’s going to take some legwork to get this accomplished, but once you’ve got it down it’s easy.
The reason why you don’t see cards at your local Walmart or Target is that scalpers have learned to time the vendors’ arrival. Vendors typically restock cards once a week and around the same time.
If you’re there at that time, you get first-pick at these money making cards.
Unfortunately, if you ask the manager or employees of a Target or Walmart they won’t give you much information. It’s because are an independent company from the vendor.
What you can do is check your local Walmart and Target each day for a week. It sounds like a pain in the ass but what you’re checking every day is to see any difference in how the card section is laid out.
If you noticed it’s wrecked and no cards are there, obviously the vendor wasn’t there the day before. However, if it’s fixed up a little and there are a few cards then you can almost guarantee a vendor was there the day before.
This is how you can time up when to find the vendor the next week. I know some people who take pictures of the card wall so they can look on their phones to see the last time the vendor was there.
Once you’ve got the right day, it’s important to find the right time. Many of us have jobs so we can stand around a Target or Walmart all day.
If you work then I suggest going once in the morning before work and once right after work. Sometimes you’ll catch vendors stocking in the early morning and that’s what we call a payday.
If you’re really serious about it — like I am — you can take a day off from work to stick around a Target or Walmart all day. You catch a lot of strange looks from the employees but it’s worth it in the end.
I’ve been going to Targets and Walmarts multiple times each day this week looking for cards.
I timed the Target vendor and actually found him stocking the shelves on Wednesday. At the same time, a line of snobby teenagers with shopping carts also knew when he’d be there. The entire card section was massacred in minutes.
I talked to a few people in line and they all knew that this was the time the vendor came because they had been timing him for months. They also told me what time the vendor comes for other stores in my region like Walmart.
I was able to score three or four different packs of cards that have already sold on eBay. I profited around $90 after fees and honestly, it was a lot of work. However, I won’t need to do that work again because I know my vendor’s schedule.
If I can make $90 in a few days by buying and selling these card packs then so can you. Time the stores and make money.
The worst that could happen is that you save the receipt and return the product to get your money back. It’s a risk-free investment.
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