While checking my e-mail this afternoon I got this message from Dave & Adam's Card World.
March 30th, 2011 Dear Colbey,
We are pleased to announce that we have been selected by Upper Deck to be one of only a few Authorized Internet Retailers in the United States. Unfortunately, this agreement dramatically changes who we can sell to:
- We can no longer sell to Canada until the product has been out for a full year
- We can no longer sell to stores or re-sellers until the product has been out 90 days
For collectors and box breakers there has never been a better time to buy new Upper Deck products from us!
Important: In the event that you purchase a box from us and attempt to re-sell it within 90 days of the product's release date, it is highly likely this will be found out by the Upper Deck Hobby Enforcement Team. If the box is tracked back to you as the seller, Upper Deck will be providing Authorized Retailers with a Do Not Sell list, meaning you will not be able to acquire Upper Deck product in the future.
If you are interested in purchasing new Upper Deck product from us your intent must be to open the product, not to re-sell the boxes.
Interesting. I don't see this effecting me much since UD doesn't hold a baseball license. I guess this is good in terms of helping direct traffic through hobby dealers. I still think Panini's effort to support brick & mortar hobby shops is better.
So what do you think about this? Will it have any impact on your buying habits?