We often get questions about our pricing, especially for those hard-to-find Japanese sets. Let's break it down here so you can get a better understanding of how our pricing works.

The Challenge with MSRP

Finding Pokémon cards at their suggested retail price (MSRP) is a challenge, not just for you but for us too. In Japan, it's particularly tough. If it were easier, we'd have less risk and more profit by selling locally. But the reality is, the market is competitive, and getting stock at MSRP is rare.

Why Prices Can Be Higher

The prices for Japanese sets are generally above MSRP due to market volatility. We often pay premium prices ourselves to stock these items, and our prices reflect this along with a fair profit margin. So, you might notice some items are priced higher than you’d expect. At least, now you know why.

A Bit About Market Trends

It's common for prices of Japanese sets to start high when they're released and then decrease over time. If you're looking to stretch your budget, waiting a few weeks or a month after a product drops can be a smart move. Prices tend to settle down as the initial hype cools off.

No Price Adjustments

Please understand that we can’t adjust prices based on market shifts, even if they happen overnight. We strive to set fair prices from the get-go, considering the premium we pay and the effort to bring these cards to you.

Our Commitment

Running this business, especially focused on genuine Japanese cards, means navigating a complex market. We’re committed to transparency and fairness in our pricing. While we can't offer Pokémon cards at MSRP, we do our best to offer the best value, authenticity, and quality for you.

Keeping It Real

We’re all about honesty and clarity here at Japanese-Cards. No made-up-stories about prices—just our dedication to the collectors’ community. We appreciate your understanding and your choice to collect with us. Let’s enjoy this journey together, with patience and passion for the world of Pokémon cards.

Got Questions?

Do you have any other questions for us? Reach out to us through our Contact Form, and we will gladly answer and respond to any of your questions or concerns!

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