Finding the elusive level X Pokemon card in an unopened booster pack can be a difficult and sometimes expensive pursuit. If you buy individual packs you could be searching for a very long time, and if you buy an entire booster box you are only guaranteed one or two Level X cards. Booster boxes can range anywhere from $90-$500 depending on the one you want to open so this is not an economical approach. After reading this article you will be more aware of how to find good deals on cards and how to close the deal on a great bargain!
First, one of the easiest ways to find good deals on Level X Pokemon cards is to buy them once they are already out of the booster pack. Card shops, flea markets and eBay auctions should be your first area of search. This way you can employ several tactics to get a good bargain.
If you are searching card shops or flea markets the first thing you should do is be ready with information before you arrive. Find out what the cards you want are selling for on eBay so you know which prices are good and which are not. Secondly, if you are in the market for more than one card make every attempt to buy them he same trip if the price is right. This way you can work with the dealer and say “I’ve got multiple cards I am interested in, can you do any better on the price if I buy them all?”. Typically a flea market vendor will accept any reasonable offer you make, but the card shop owner may be a little more reluctant. Give it your best shot and always try for a bargain!
Lastly, search eBay regularly for large lots that contain your card. Say for instance you are looking for Uxie Level X which typically sells for around $50. If you can find it in a multiple card lot for $60 with a few other level X cards, buy it and resell the other cards! After you are done you will have gotten the Uxie at an exceptional price.
If you are patient and enjoy searching for the best deals on the internet and at local flea markets you will eventually have great success. If you have the time, check once a week at places you have bought something before. Vendors tend to treat returning customers well and maybe you will get a discounts in the future!