Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Authorized Upper Deck Internet Retailer?

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
Upper Deck has also made some changes that make it vital for customers to purchase their product from Authorized Retailers. In the unlikely event there is a product issue with your box or case (damages,collations,missing cards, etc...) Upper Deck Customer Care will be able to assist you. If you purchase new Upper Deck product from a non-authorized re-seller Upper Deck will likely not be able to assist. Additionally, if you need help with redemptions and purchased from an Authorized Retailer you will get enhanced customer support.
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?


  1. Wow, what a fantastic way to reduce value on their products even further!

  2. Yet another reason to be happy that Upper Deck lost their baseball license.