Hi, all. This is my first post on here, and I'm a little new to the site and amiibo hunting. I just ordered a Muffy ($1.95 + shipping) and Monique ($3.00) and I dunno if I got the best deal of my life or made a newbie mistake, Does anyone know where to find the best deals/best seller via Amazon? Let's keep this an open discussion and any help is greatly appreciated!
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I feel like if there are certain characters you really want, then something under five is okay. I mean, it's sort of overpriced?? but that's what people have been doing with amiibos since they first came out. it's a good way to get money, i guess.
To be honest, I prefer Ebay when it comes to purchasing single amiibo cards. Yes, the market is very unstable at the moment. Ever since the Welcome Amiibo update, certain villagers (Marshal, Ankha, Julian) and certain entire species (Wolves, Octopuses, Deer) have inflated to keep up with demand. These prices aren't as bad as a month ago. But still, they're a lot higher than they were back around June.
A lot of the amiibo card sellers on ebay will ship them in a bundle with reduced, shared, or free shipping if you make multiple purchases within the same order.
I did check over at Amazon, and the prices seem a lot steeper than on Ebay, or the card is completely sold out.
From the "dreamies" in your signature:
Whitney is sold out on Amazon, and ranges from $13 - $20 on ebay. Felicity is $6.51 on Amazon, and $4.00 on ebay, with multiple listings for that price. Lobo is $10.00 on Amazon, and has multiple listings around $8.00 on ebay.
Twiggy (from your avatar) is $3.00 on Amazon and $2.00 on ebay.
One thing to remember about buying on ebay, is to check feedback before making any purchase. If there's even one negative, it raises a red flag for me. If there's multiple negatives, I won't purchase. Though to be honest, this is quite rare. But beware of the neutral ratings as well, as these can contain important information too (whether the card is from a smoke-free or pet-free residence or whether the cards contain smoke residue or pet dander, both of which could trigger allergic reactions.) Out of the many transactions I've done with amiibo cards over the last 17 months (including making purchases for the JP variants of the cards, prior to their international releases) I have never had any real complications.
I know first-hand from when I used to buy Pokemon cards, Amazon was always the more expensive route. But sometimes, Amazon is superior when it comes to how much easier it is to just click "purchase" and know you have a higher chance of confidence and security when doing so. You can have that feeling with ebay too, just with some background checking.
I have yet to stumble upon duplicate/fake amiibo cards, but I have no doubt they surely exist.
eBay is probably the best place to buy individual cards to echo what others have been saying. Honestly, I would just buy packs of cards from somewhere like WalMart or GameStop, since the packs are only $6 per pack, and sell off the ones you already own, so you make some money back and it's a quicker way to go through cards and possibly get the cards you want. There are rarer cards you might have to shell out for but the value is up to you. You might be willing to pay $10 for a single cards that I wouldn't. Depends on how much you want a particular card.
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