Buylist Submission Guide

Last updated 24 April 2024

Looking to trade your trash for treasure?

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You won't need to visit a Rishadan Port to do it!


We are currently accepting buylists for:

- Magic: the Gathering (Cash & Store Credit)
- Sorcery: Contested Realm (Cash & Store Credit)


Calico Keep offers a competitive 1:1 TCGPlayer Market Price for TCG Singles (based on an exchange rate of NZ$1.70 to US$1.00).

If you want Store Credit instead, you'll receive a 20% bonus!

Calico Keep Store Credit is tied to the account you used to submit your buylist. You can use your Store Credit on any item we stock, it can be used in-store or online, and it does not expire.


  Near Mint Light Play Moderate Play
Cash 100% 90% 80%
Store Credit* 120% 108% 96%

*Store Credit payout is relative to Near Mint cash payout


Wanting to sell bulk? We offer $0.05 per bulk rare and $0.10 per bulk mythic.
We are not buying bulk commons and uncommons at this time, though you're welcome to leave them with us if you want to get rid of them.

Wanting to sell a collection? Drop your cards off at the store, and we'll do a full review of your collection and have an offer for you as soon as possible!
Send us an e-mail at for more information.


Please note that at this time, we are not purchasing Magic: the Gathering cards printed before 8th Edition (i.e. older than July 2003), with a few exceptions

Our goal continues to be getting playable cards in the hands of players over collectors.


How does it work?

Step 1. Submit

Log into your account and hit 'Buylist' in the navigation bar of our website.

Choose which TCG you'd like to sell us singles for, select whether you'd like Cash or Store Credit, then start adding cards with the search bar!

Once your buylist has been submitted, there's no need to wait to hear from us. You can send us your cards straight away!

If there's an issue when we receive your buylist, we'll let you know and send any problem cards back to you at our expense.



Step 2. Send

Before you hit submit, check that all your cards are sorted as they appear on your buylist submission.

Before sending your buylist, please make sure all your cards are unsleeved if possible.

Please also include identifying information so we can tell your buylist apart from others (we get a lot of them!)

If you want a cash payout, please include your bank account details.

Once your cards are all sorted and packed, send them off to in post or in person to:


Calico Keep - Buylist
2 Coastlands Parade
Paraparaumu 5032


Please include identifying information with your parcel. We strongly recommend you mail via NZ Post Tracked Courier.


If we do not receive your buylist within 2 weeks (14 days) after you submit  it, we will decline your buylist.



Step 3. Review 

Once received, our team will review and regrade your cards as necessary. Any changes we make may affect your final payout.



Step 4. Profit!

Once our review is completed, we'll process your payout immediately.

If you'd like us to confirm any changes we've made with you before we complete your buylist, please let us know as soon as possible.

Store Credit buylists are processed within 1-2 days once they're received by us.

Cash buylists may take slightly longer to process depending on the volume and value of cards we receive week to week.



The Small Print

Your final buylist value may change as a result of our review process.

We aim to honor the prices quoted at submission. 

Your final payout may change as part of our grading and review process.

The quoted value of your cards will remain valid for 2 weeks from the submission date.


Our buylist rates may change based on stock levels.

In order to prevent excessive overstocking on individual cards, our buylist is set up to offer reduced rates on cards we already have in high quantities.


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 within 1-2 days after we've cancelled it, prices will be recalculated based on the day your cards were received.


Your buylist may be returned if it contains many submission errors (i.e. Cards submitted with incorrect sets, or are received out of order).

This is to ensure that our process isn't bottle-necked by an especially messy submission.


All buylists are graded, finalised, and paid out immediately. All transactions are final.

We will not contact you for final confirmation unless instructed by you to do so. This is to ensure that our process is as fast and efficient as possible.

Please be aware that once your buylist has been processed, we will be unable to amend or return certain cards as they will be impossible to discern from our existing stock.


Cash Buylists are subject to additional review.

Cash buylists take longer to process (up to 1-2 business days after we receive them). If you deliver a buylist in person, please understand that we may be unable to process your payout immediately.


All card received by us are considered part of your buylist.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you only send us what you intend to sell to us. Any extra card which we receive that are not listed on your buylist will be treated as part of your buylist.


We reserve the right to refuse to purchase certain cards at our discretion.

In general, we are only interested in purchasing cards that are popular in tournament and casual play. Due to certain constraints, our buylist system may display prices for cards which we will not purchase including (but not limited to):

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

- Non-tournament legal cards (e.g. Gold-border, Silver-border, Planechase, Art Series, Recently Banned Cards, etc.), or other cards with high collectable value

- High-value collector's items (i.e. expensive cards that do not see frequent play in popular formats)

- Most non-promo-pack store event promos (e.g. Store Championship, Regional Championship Qualifier, APAC, etc.)

We may also decide not purchase certain cards on a case-by-case basis. Any cards we do not purchase will be mailed back to you at our expense.


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