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What should I do? (questions from a Spanish guy)


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You see, I live in Spain and here the Pokemon TCG is... well... almost non-existant. Where I live there's only one place to get cards, and there aren't any official tournaments. The worst part is that since we have to wait until the cards are translated, we get everything (IF we get it) later than everyone else (we only got 2 platinum expansions, and just now arrived the second HS one).

 

So I have a few questions:

 

 

 

1-I'm thinking of buying a few booster packs (with the code, of course), but if I do I'll probably buy them from somewhere else. Anyway, is it a good idea? I mean, when we get the translated packs, will they also have redeemable codes? And, if so, WILL THEY BE REDEEMABLE IN THIS WEBSITE? I mean, it would be a bad idea to start redeeming US codes if in the end I won't be able to use Spanish ones. Sure, I could just keep buying them outside, but it costs a lot more. So yeah, that's kinda a question to the mods.

 

 

 

2-Does any of you know a good place to buy the booster packs (with the code on them)? If anyone else is from Spain, I'd like to know if there's somewhere to buy the US cards in Catalonia. And besides that maybe a good place to buy them online (unfortunately the shipping costs a lot, so I dunno if I can get them cheaper somewhere...).

 

 

 

Thanks to those that answer me! Wow, to think that I haven't touched a trading card of any kind in many, MANY years, and that now I'm thinking of buying a whole lot... It would be awesome to play in the closed beta.

 

 

 

PS: Also, at first I thought of getting a booster box and all 3 theme decks, but the truth is that there's noone near here to play with, so I guess it would be pretty pointless to start collecting cards for nothing. So... do you think it's worth it? Just wondering, is all. <img src="http://www.pokemontcg.com/javascripts/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/png/tounge_smile.png" alt="" />

 

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In Portugal is the same issue (few shops and no tournament).

 

 

 

Any card (in english) is the same in international way (Pokemon USA). Cards of Spain is equal on USA (the diference is the available of the products).

 

 

 

One solution, is buy booster (box or similiar) in Ebay (UK), is less expensive (shipping costs).

 

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Hmm that's actually a good idea, I looked on ebay and there's a ton of booster packs and boxes from prerelease in england, the only problem is that there's no way to know if they have codes or not... And I have no intention in buying any cards if there aren't any codes, so... Does any of you know any other good sites besides ebay? (thanks for the help btw <img src="http://www.pokemontcg.com/javascripts/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/png/regular_smile.png" alt="" />)

 

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No code, no booster teeth_smile.png. For me the ebay (for spain) is the best solution......hum.... i think in France, an shop sell too (online)...i dont know for sure

 

 

 

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dont talk me about gettin cards i live in venezuela the last pokemon card i see was my sceptile X from ex team magma vs aqua and i never see a card sense for like 3 or 4 years

 

 

 

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dont talk me about gettin cards i live in venezuela the last pokemon card i see was my sceptile X from ex team magma vs aqua and i never see a card sense for like 3 or 4 years

 

 

 

 

Wow that sucks, I guess it could be worse (although in here I believe they almost didn't even release any of the ex series... specially not translated).

 

Anyway I emailed some of the people that made the offerings on ebay asking for the codes. So far one of them answered me saying they didn't get any boxes with codes, I'll see if I get luckier with the rest.

 

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Hello!

 

 

 

Booster packs that have the codes will be specially marked, and in an obvious fashion, not like a little twinkle in Blitzle's eye or anything. So if you really want booster pack codes and are buying from an online source, make absolutely sure that you ask the vendor if the booster packs have the TCG online markings (I wouldn't buy unless they sent a picture of the back of ALL the packs and the packs were SEALED). Remember that the coded booster packs are of limited availability so unfortunately it may be rather difficult to buy them off of vendors online as opposed to digging through booster pack piles at TRU lol.

 

 

 

On that note, please remember to NEVER try to buy just the codes off of ANYONE. Also NEVER share your codes. They are one-time only and it'd really stink to have paid for used codes sad_smile.png

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the info, it was really helpful (though I already guessed the not-be-too-confident-with-online-vendors thing myself lol). It sucks to know that they're of limited availability, now my hopes of getting in the closed beta are pretty minimal. <img src="http://www.pokemontcg.com/javascripts/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/png/sad_smile.png" alt="" />

 

 

 

Still, I'll keep trying for the next days or something. I know (from online sources) that there are like, 4 shops in Barcelona that sell Pokémon cards, even though I don't know wether they'll sell imported cards, nor if they'll even have any of the precious coded packs, but oh well I guess I gotta try. I don't know when though, seeing how I have exams for the next 4 weeks and it's not like I can just make a 1-hour trip to another city for no adequately explained reason lol (the problem of living with your parents I guess <img src="http://www.pokemontcg.com/javascripts/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/png/teeth_smile.png" alt="" />).

 

 

 

Sooo if someone else here lived near here and could tell me a place where I could get the packs it would be REALLY helpful (it should be either near Barcelona or near Tarragona).

 

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Thanks for the info, it was really helpful (though I already guessed the not-be-too-confident-with-online-vendors thing myself lol). It sucks to know that they're of limited availability, now my hopes of getting in the closed beta are pretty minimal. sad_smile.png

 

 

 

Still, I'll keep trying for the next days or something. I know (from online sources) that there are like, 4 shops in Barcelona that sell Pokémon cards, even though I don't know wether they'll sell imported cards, nor if they'll even have any of the precious coded packs, but oh well I guess I gotta try. I don't know when though, seeing how I have exams for the next 4 weeks and it's not like I can just make a 1-hour trip to another city for no adequately explained reason lol (the problem of living with your parents I guess teeth_smile.png).

 

 

 

Sooo if someone else here lived near here and could tell me a place where I could get the packs it would be REALLY helpful (it should be either near Barcelona or near Tarragona).

 

 

 

 

I like to say you speak very good english and I like to congratulate you because I tried learning Spanish in school and I failed.

 

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