PWCC Buyer Advantage
PWCC offers the largest, most complete marketplace of vintage and modern, sport and non-sport trading cards worldwide. We tirelessly strive to provide a trusted buying experience, flexible payment options, all upon a proven and independent auction platform that affords industry-leading transaction transparency. Here are some of the things that set PWCC apart from other auction venues:
- Integrity. We are committed to providing a fair, honest, and transparent bidding environment.
- Cost savings. No buyer’s premiums are added to any auction sale. What you bid is what you pay.>
- Certainty. Our auctions have no extended bidding periods.
- Flexibility. We offer the most flexible payment terms. We accept credit card payments through PayPal, a zero-interest payment plan, and a Consign-in-Lieu-of-Payment program.
- Size. We are the largest auction house for both vintage and modern, sport and non-sport trading cards giving buyers access to the largest selection.
- Speed. Monthly auctions ensure a steady supply of quality items.
- Freedom. There are no reserves, laborious vetting, or other unnecessary bidding restrictions.
Auction Integrity & Oversight
Safeguarding the integrity of bidding on our auctions is our highest priority, as is the assurance that every item we broker is accurately described and authentic. For the trading card marketplace to function effectively, honesty and integrity must be ensured. Collectors deserve a bidding environment that is 100% legitimate and free from intervention by the auction house, consignors, friends of consignors, friends of the auction house, or anyone else who seeks to exert artificial influence over the sale price.
PWCC is a close partner with the eBay Trust and Safety groups and proactively monitors the behavior of bidders throughout the auction process. We reserve the right to contact bidders who place bids outside the guidelines outlined below, and in some cases, we will choose to cancel bids and block bidders from participating in our auctions.
- All bid retractions and cancellations that violate eBay’s policy are reported daily to eBay. eBay reserves the right to enforce its policies. Bidders who retract on our platform receive one warning from eBay; further retractions result in bidding privileges suspended by eBay.
- Any username with a history of bid retractions across the eBay platform will be blocked from participating in future PWCC auctions.
- "String bidding," or placing a series of sequential bids at the minimum bid increment, can be perceived as bid manipulation because the practice allows a bidder to expose the maximum bid of another bidder without becoming the high bidder himself or herself. Any instances of string bidding will be flagged by our team. In cases of clear manipulation, string bids will be cancelled and offenders will be blocked.
We ask that the bidding community assist us in identifying concerning bid behavior on any of our auctions. Please notify PWCC of any suspicious behavior by sending an email to our bid monitoring team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond promptly. Thank you for helping us ensure the integrity of the marketplace.
PWCC offers industry-leading payment flexibility to continually accommodate the unique needs of collectors and investors and further enable participation in the marketplace.
- We are the only auction house in the country that accepts credit cards (through PayPal) for all its sales regardless of value, allowing buyers to pay quickly and avoid the delays of paper-based transactions.
- We offer a generous zero-interest payment plan. This program offers buyers up to six months to pay for purchases. To enroll in the program, buyers must remit a down payment of at least 25% of the purchase amount, including shipping, within a week of the entire auction closing. Balances that are paid in full within 30 days of receipt of the down payment will not be charged interest. If more than 30 days are needed, an interest rate of 1% per month on the balance owed will be assessed. Items are shipped when the balance is paid in full.
- Additionally, to accommodate investors undergoing movement within their portfolio, PWCC offers buyers the industry’s first "Consign-in-Lieu-of-Payment" program, which allows buyers to consign items to a future auction and have their purchases from the current auction shipped without the need for cash payment.
The eBay marketplace.
A proven auction platform.
PWCC is the largest auction seller on the eBay platform worldwide. We believe that hosting our auctions on eBay best enables us to preserve the integrity and software impartiality required for an investment-caliber marketplace. Unlike proprietary auction software, eBay’s platform is equally transparent to both the buyers and the sellers. We don’t know the value of a bidder’s maximum bid, nor do our consignors, nor does anyone else. We’ve spent the last 20 years on eBay (since 1998), working to win the trust of collectors and eBay has matured with us along this path. Rest assured, bidders can participate in our auctions with the confidence that no one but themselves know the value of their bid.
Sell on the Auction Marketplace
PWCC manages the largest trading card auction venue in the world, comprising 12 annual auction events which start every month of the year. Each event consistently features some of the finest trading cards in the world in an easily-surveyed format that reaches both hobby and investment minded clients alike.