Robert Corfman's Star Trek Trading Card Rules
Last Updated - August 9th, 1998
Because I'm getting a huge amount of e-mail about trading cards,
I can't guarantee a reply to your offer.
However, I read every offer, and the better your offer, the more likely I'll reply.
I would like to reply to all offers, but I am REALLY busy. I work full time, raise a family (wife and 2 boys - 5 and 7), and I'm finishing by degree.
If you think you have provided an offer that is more than fair, and I don't reply, try again. Thanks for your patience.
- Look at my Card Tables and determine if I have any cards you want and you have any cards I need.
- If you don't have cards I need, I'll still trade with you, but at a 2-for-1 ratio.
- You can then e-mail me with an offer.
- If I can, I will reply to your message within a few of days to let you know whether
I accept your offer. If I do, I will give you my mailing address and confirm the mailing date.
- If it is a small trade for non-chase cards, sometimes it will help if you provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.
OK, That should do it!
mail your trade offerings or questions to:
- All cards you offer must be in MINT CONDITION. If you are unsure of what
I mean by this, Scrye magazine defines "MINT" as a card that "is perfect in every way." For
CCG cards, use this rule of thumb: If the card has ever been played without some sort of
protective covering on it, it is not mint.
- To trade, you must be in the U.S.A, or be a in the U.S. armed forces with an APO or FPO address. I will gladly sell cards to you for US
dollars (cash) if you are outside the U.S.A., provided that you pay for the postage.
- TRADING RATIOS: 1-for-1 for cards that I have listed as a negative number on my
card tables; 2-for-1 for cards that are not listed as needed.
- You mail first. When I receive the cards and inspect them, I'll mail yours to you. No exceptions.
(If you are concerned about me taking advantage of you, I can provide internet references.
Also, you can mail the cards via Certified Mail, so you know when I receive the cards.)
- Most importantly, by making an offer, you are agreeing to assume all risk. If you send the cards,
and I never receive them (i.e. they get lost in the mail),
I cannot be held responsible for them. Likewise, if I receive your cards,
and mail yours and you never receive them, I'm not responsible.
I understand that this is unacceptable to many traders,
but I have lost a substantial amount of cards by sending first,
and I can't do it anymore. I am a Christian, and I am not a thief.
If you would like to trade or buy, but are nervous about risking your cards or money,
I have several references online. You can see Auction Web References,
or see that I am a member of the Honest Card Trader's Web Ring.
If this isn't good enough,
I would be happy to send you several references attesting to my trustworthiness.
Furthermore, I encourage you to send your cards or money by certified mail so that
I can't receive the cards without signing for them;
that way, you can know when I receive them, and I can't tell you they didn't arrive,
because you would know if I lied. Thanks for your understanding.
- Most Important: I trade in a trust basis. If we agree on a trade,
I will act under the assumption that you will fulfill your end of the bargain.
However, if you don't, I will do everything in my power to help other internet
card traders protect themselves from you. This means that your name will
be added to the black list of untrustworthy traders.
The internet should be a community of users who share a spirit of goodwill.
It is therefore necessary to sanction those who would abuse it. If you
would like a copy of the "black list", just ask me.
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