Investacard for Buyers

Investacard has the largest, most comprehensive marketplace for vintage and modern sports cards. We are committed to providing a transparent and satisfactory buying experience with flexible payment options, around-the-clock support, and unparalleled transparency, among other benefits. Here is what has made Investacard the most popular auction venue among collectors:

  • Integrity and transparency. Trust is our top priority, so we make sure you feel safe and confident through every step of the process.
  • Friendly support team to help you through every step of the process.
  • The largest online selection of vintage and modern sports cards.
  • No buyer’s premiums or hidden fees, ever. What you bid is what you end up paying.
  • No extended bidding periods to ensure certainty.
  • We offer flexible payment terms, including credit card payments through eBay and PayPal, and a zero-interest payment plan.
  • No nonsense bidding restrictions.
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Transparency and Oversight

Honesty, legitimacy, and integrity are essential to a successful trading card marketplace. That is why we ensure every item we broker is authentic and has an accurate description and photograph(s) so that you know exactly what you are dealing with. All our auctions are free from outside intervention from the auction house, consignors, or those working closely with them. This is our method to guarantee that no artificial influence is exerted on our items.

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Monitoring and Protection

We take all the necessary steps to monitor the behavior of bidders in order to detect any possible irregularities. If we find any irregularities, such as placing bids outside our established guidelines, we reserve the right to contact bidders. In some cases, we may choose to cancel bids and/or block bidders from participating in future auctions. Our guidelines include the following key points:

  • Retractions, cancelations, or other actions found to be in violation of eBay’s policies are reported daily to eBay, and they reserve the right to enforce their policies. Users who retract a bid on our platform receive one warning from eBay, with further retractions resulting in bidding privileges being suspended.
  • Users with a history of bid retractions on eBay will not be allowed to participate in future Investacard auctions.
  • “String bidding” is a series of sequential bids placed at the minimum bid increment. Instances of “string bidding” will be flagged by the Investacard team. In cases where manipulation was clearly intended, string bids will be canceled, and offenders will be blocked.

Together, we ensure the integrity of the Investacard marketplace. If you find concerning bid behavior or other possible irregularities on any of our auctions, please contact us, and we will respond promptly.

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Flexible Payment Options

Our payment options were created to accommodate the different needs of our users.

  • We accept credit cards for all transactions to avoid the delays of paper-based transactions.
  • We offer a zero-interest payment plan that gives buyers up to three months to pay for purchases. To qualify for the program, buyers must submit a down payment of at least 50% of the total purchase amount within a week of auction ending. Interest will not be charged on balances that are paid in full within 30 days from the down payment. After 30 days, a monthly interest rate of 1% on the balance owed will be assessed for an additional two months. Items are shipped when the balance is paid in full.
  • Buyers undergoing movement within their portfolio can submit items to a future auction and have their purchases from current auctions shipped without the need for cash payment.
  • If you have any questions about our payment options, contact the Investacard support team, and we’ll be happy to help.
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The eBay Marketplace

The most trusted platform for online trading card auctions.

Hosting our auctions on eBay helps us provide a trusted and impartial investment marketplace on a platform that is equally transparent to both buyers and sellers. This ensures that no one knows the value of a buyer’s maximum bid, not even us or our consignors. We believe this is the best way to create a safe and trusted bidding environment in which collectors and investors can participate confidently without compromising their peace of mind.

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