Survey about Pokemon Buying Habits

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  1. Zapditto

    Zapditto New Member

    I was wondering if some of you can help me with some research I am doing for economics in regards to buying Pokemon cards/buying habits in general.

    Do you collect? Play? Both?

    About how much do you spend on Pokemon cards a year? How does this number compare with other purchases you make throughout the year?

    Where do you purchase most of your cards? (store, online, here, eBay, ect)

    In what form do you buy your cards? (singles, boosters, boxes, ect)

    Do you spend more on cards during a specific time of year?

    Does seeing scans of a set early influence your buying habits for that set? For example, we have all seen Majestic Dawn scans, do you already know about how much you'll be buying? If you have an idea of how much you'll be buying, how does this compare to other sets?

    Do you usually buy cards right when they come out? Or do you wait for prices to go down?

    Do you sell your cards after a certain period of time or do you hold onto them?

    For those who purchase on eBay:

    What makes you pick one seller over another?

    Do you usually use Buy it Nows or go for auctions?

    What kinds of cards do you buy the most of? Least of? (Trainers, RH's, complete sets, ect)



    Thank you for your time :biggrin:

    -Tim
     
  2. Answers in CAPS AND BOLD in quote below

     
  3. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    Alright, I stopped playing a few weeks ago, but I'll answer like it was back then for you ok? Answers in boldface.
     
  4. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Answers in Bold.
     
  5. bullados

    bullados <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    Like everybody else, boldface.
    I get the feeling this will be poll locked, but there ya go...
     
  6. Lucario EX

    Lucario EX Moderator<br>Fanfic Contest Host

    Hope I helped.
     
  7. Jedi_Amara

    Jedi_Amara New Member

    Do you collect? Play? Both?

    Play

    About how much do you spend on Pokemon cards a year? How does this number compare with other purchases you make throughout the year?

    I only spend on booster prereleases, so AU$90-AU$120 a year. Considering I probably spend several hundred dollars on Pokémon merch every 3 months (according to my bank account anyway - it really hates me), I think that's quite reasonable. I typically only make one "big" purchase a year, eg. MP3 player, camera.

    Where do you purchase most of your cards? (store, online, here, eBay, ect)

    I don't in general.

    In what form do you buy your cards? (singles, boosters, boxes, ect)

    If I do buy a card it'll be a single.

    Do you spend more on cards during a specific time of year?

    No.

    Does seeing scans of a set early influence your buying habits for that set? For example, we have all seen Majestic Dawn scans, do you already know about how much you'll be buying? If you have an idea of how much you'll be buying, how does this compare to other sets?

    No, I don't buy cards usually.

    Do you usually buy cards right when they come out? Or do you wait for prices to go down?

    No.


    Do you sell your cards after a certain period of time or do you hold onto them?

    Sell what I'm not using; too much clutter in my room already.

    For those who purchase on eBay:

    What makes you pick one seller over another?

    N/A

    Do you usually use Buy it Nows or go for auctions?

    N/A

    What kinds of cards do you buy the most of? Least of? (Trainers, RH's, complete sets, ect)

    Playable cards.
     
  8. Jran Sakarra

    Jran Sakarra New Member

    Do you collect? Play? Both?
    BOTH

    About how much do you spend on Pokemon cards a year? How does this number compare with other purchases you make throughout the year?
    wow lets see.
    I spend little over 1k a year on Pokemon cards. Depends on League and Sets that are out.


    Where do you purchase most of your cards? (store, online, here, eBay, ect)
    Hoddy Town, Toys R us, Walmart, Target.

    In what form do you buy your cards? (singles, boosters, boxes, ect)
    All of the above

    Do you spend more on cards during a specific time of year?
    Summer and Winter

    Does seeing scans of a set early influence your buying habits for that set? For example, we have all seen Majestic Dawn scans, do you already know about how much you'll be buying? If you have an idea of how much you'll be buying, how does this compare to other sets?
    I am buying two Boxes and putting around $80 into the prerelease(Bring a friend and I pay for him to enter and I get the cards.)

    Do you usually buy cards right when they come out? Or do you wait for prices to go down?
    Both

    Do you sell your cards after a certain period of time or do you hold onto them?
    Sell when I think the price is at its peak.

    For those who purchase on eBay:

    What makes you pick one seller over another?
    Price and feedback.

    Do you usually use Buy it Nows or go for auctions?
    Both

    What kinds of cards do you buy the most of? Least of? (Trainers, RH's, complete sets, ect)
    EEVEE cards, Trainers, old cards.(MOST)
    Energy and cards I don't need(LEAST)
     
  9. Jason

    Jason New Member

    I was wondering if some of you can help me with some research I am doing for economics in regards to buying Pokemon cards/buying habits in general.

    Do you collect? Play? Both?
    :I am a collector and a player, so both.

    About how much do you spend on Pokemon cards a year? How does this number compare with other purchases you make throughout the year?
    :Like... $1700USD a year?

    Where do you purchase most of your cards? (store, online, here, eBay, ect)
    :pokegym, ebay, local store (league, EBgames, Big W)

    In what form do you buy your cards? (singles, boosters, boxes, ect)
    :Mainly booster boxes when set releases, and singles at most times.

    Do you spend more on cards during a specific time of year?
    :I think it's all even... But if there is a time when I spend more, it would be the Jan-Apr tournament season....

    Does seeing scans of a set early influence your buying habits for that set? For example, we have all seen Majestic Dawn scans, do you already know about how much you'll be buying? If you have an idea of how much you'll be buying, how does this compare to other sets?
    :I am getting 2 booster boxes, as always for each set release. Sometimes only 1, sometimes 3 - its all depends on the set (size, playability, demand, etc).

    Do you usually buy cards right when they come out? Or do you wait for prices to go down?
    :I buy boxes when it comes out, and singles when the rush dies down a bit. If is involves a really important deck card, Ill just buy it when it first come out.

    Do you sell your cards after a certain period of time or do you hold onto them?
    :I do sell times, at some part of the year. When I feel like selling stuff on Ebay


    For those who purchase on eBay:

    What makes you pick one seller over another?
    :Some sellers are awesome, so I choose to go for whatever have really good feedbacks, or have excellent experience with myself or other Australians in the past.

    Do you usually use Buy it Nows or go for auctions?
    :Depends on the card demand price.

    What kinds of cards do you buy the most of? Least of? (Trainers, RH's, complete sets, ect)
    :Rev foils deck staples mainly.


    Thank you for your time :biggrin:

    -Tim[/quote]



    There you go, from the DOWN UNDER.
     
  10. AquaChallengerB

    AquaChallengerB New Member

    I was wondering if some of you can help me with some research I am doing for economics in regards to buying Pokemon cards/buying habits in general.

    Do you collect? Play? Both?
    Both

    About how much do you spend on Pokemon cards a year? How does this number compare with other purchases you make throughout the year?
    At least $1,000 + if not paying attention ^___^......not shure on part 2

    Where do you purchase most of your cards? (store, online, here, eBay, ect)
    Mainly local stores

    In what form do you buy your cards? (singles, boosters, boxes, ect)
    All of the above

    Do you spend more on cards during a specific time of year?
    No just on visits to stores

    Does seeing scans of a set early influence your buying habits for that set? For example, we have all seen Majestic Dawn scans, do you already know about how much you'll be buying? If you have an idea of how much you'll be buying, how does this compare to other sets?I buy out of habit not do to set scans....

    Do you usually buy cards right when they come out? Or do you wait for prices to go down?
    im there once its out normally....sometimes wish id wait though ^_____^

    Do you sell your cards after a certain period of time or do you hold onto them?
    A little of both....and trade
     
  11. Nu Gundam

    Nu Gundam New Member

    Answer is in bold and italics :tongue:

     
  12. shinx-a-vision

    shinx-a-vision New Member

    Do you collect? Play? Both?

    both

    About how much do you spend on Pokemon cards a year? How does this number compare with other purchases you make throughout the year?

    $750

    Where do you purchase most of your cards? (store, online, here, eBay, ect)

    proffesors store

    In what form do you buy your cards? (singles, boosters, boxes, ect)

    booster, boxes, tins, singles, blisters, all exept decks

    Do you spend more on cards during a specific time of year?

    nope

    Does seeing scans of a set early influence your buying habits for that set? For example, we have all seen Majestic Dawn scans, do you already know about how much you'll be buying? If you have an idea of how much you'll be buying, how does this compare to other sets?

    no

    Do you usually buy cards right when they come out? Or do you wait for prices to go down?

    both

    Do you sell your cards after a certain period of time or do you hold onto them?

    hold on

    For those who purchase on eBay:

    rarely

    What makes you pick one seller over another?

    high good

    Do you usually use Buy it Nows or go for auctions?

    BINS

    What kinds of cards do you buy the most of? Least of? (Trainers, RH's, complete sets, ect)

    what i need
     
  13. Tentacruel13

    Tentacruel13 New Member

    Survey Answers

    Do you collect? Play? Both?
    Both
    About how much do you spend on Pokemon cards a year? How does this number compare with other purchases you make throughout the year?
    $100-$150, I don't make any other purchases
    Where do you purchase most of your cards? (store, online, here, eBay, ect)
    The store and eBay.
    In what form do you buy your cards? (singles, boosters, boxes, ect)
    Singles and Boosters
    Do you spend more on cards during a specific time of year?
    When the newest sets come out.
    Does seeing scans of a set early influence your buying habits for that set? For example, we have all seen Majestic Dawn scans, do you already know about how much you'll be buying? If you have an idea of how much you'll be buying, how does this compare to other sets?
    It might, and it might not. I look at the scans, see what cards I"m interested in. and see if any are worth buying tons of packs. With great encounters, I didn't buy any GE packs(didn't liked the cards much) and saved my money for Majestic Dawn.
    Do you usually buy cards right when they come out? Or do you wait for prices to go down?
    A.S.A.P.
    Do you sell your cards after a certain period of time or do you hold onto them?
    I sell rare cards that I don't like when I get the chance.
    For those who purchase on eBay:

    What makes you pick one seller over another?
    The feedback.
    Do you usually use Buy it Nows or go for auctions?
    Only if it's a really good deal. Don't think I have yet though.
    What kinds of cards do you buy the most of? Least of? (Trainers, RH's, complete sets, ect)
    Most:Cards for my deck. Least:Complete Sets
     
  14. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    Hope you can use it.
     

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