Buylist Procedure

Looking to turn your unwanted cards into format staples? It's never been easier to turn your spare Magic: the Gathering or Flesh & Bloods cards into store credit, or even cash!
We offer a competitive rate of ~0.85:1 TCGPlayer in cash for Magic Cards, add our 20% bonus for Store Credit and get almost 1:1 Value! If we've put a buylist value on a card, that means we'll buy it!

Just follow these eight simple steps, and you'll be on your way to a better collection in no time!


Step 1. Log into your account. If you don't have one already, creating one is a breeze, and can be done on the login screen!

Step 2. Select 'Buylist' from our menu banner. This will bring up a Buylist window.

Step 3. Select which game you're looking to submit a buylist for. If you're looking to trade in cards from a mix of different games, you'll have to submit seperate buylists for each.

Step 4. Select whether you're looking for Store Credit or Cash.

Step 5. Use the Search Bar to find the cards you're looking to trade in. You can narrow down your search to cards printed in a specific set if your initial results don't match your exact card.

Step 6. Once you've found your card, confirm the condition of your card and the number of quantities you're looking to trade in, then select the + symbol to add them to the Buylist.
Unsure about how to grade your cards? You can find more detailed information by clicking on this hyperlink!


Step 7. Once you've completed your buylist, select 'Submit Buylist' and confirm.

Currently, our system does not send you a confirmation e-mail when you've submitted your buylist, but rest assured, it's definitely gone through!

Step 8. Now that your buylist is submitted, you'll need to send us your cards! This can be done in person or through the post (please keep in mind that you will be responsible for the postage fees!). In order to ensure that the Buylist process proceeds as quickly as possible, please ensure that all your cards are in the same exact order as they appear on your buylist. Please address all mail to:


Calico Keep - Buylist
1/2 Coastlands Parade
Paraparaumu 5032


Please also include your information in the 'Sender's Details' section of your parcel; this will help us identify whose buylist the cards belong to, and also where to send any cards that need to be returned.

... and Presto! Your part in the process is now over.

Once your cards arrive, we will check the contents of your package against your buylist. 

During our review, we may change the stated condition of your cards, correct any misreported cards (e.g. if you sent us a Sol Ring from Commander 2017 but reported it on your buylist as from Commander 2018), or add any cards included in your package which weren't reported in your buylist.

If you're after store credit, this will be applied to your account immediately.

If you're after cash, and this is your first buylist, we'll grab your internet banking details via email while confirming the final payout amount.

If for any reason you do not wish for the transaction to proceed, we will send your cards back to you at our own expense.

All subsequent buylists will be processed immediately without confirmation unless specifically instructed by you via email.

We will always seek confirmation to proceed if the payout value drops by more than 10% of the quoted value.

Please note;

The prices stated when submitting your buylist should be considered as a quote only; card prices are recalculated based on market value at the time your cards arrive at our store. 

Generally speaking, only highly volatile cards (e.g. chase rares after a new set release) are affected; you will typically receive the store credit or cash amount you are quoted.

If we do not receive your cards within 2 weeks of you submitting your buylist, we will cancel your buylist request.

This is to prevent our buylist queue from backing up. If we happen to receive your buylist after we've cancelled it, we will still process it as normal!

We reserve the right to refuse to purchase certain cards received via the buylist process, at our discretion.

As a Local Game Store that promotes tournament play, we do not buy:

  • Certain promotional cards (which we cannot sell either due to contractual obligation or on principle),

  • Non-English Language cards (unless they are alternate art in a specific foreign language e.g. JP WAR Planeswalkers, JP Strixhaven Mystical Archive)

  • Cards that are not tournament-legal (e.g. Gold- or Silver- bordered cards)

  • Certain high-end cards on a case-by-case basis (either due to low demand, or for cashflow reasons).

Calico Keep reserves the right to retain and destroy any counterfeit cards received via the Buylist process. 

We all want our collections to retain value. To allow counterfeit cards to exist in our communities means that there exists an opportunity for them to be traded or sold to unknowing collectors who may be paying hefty sums for something worthless.