How To Withdraw Cards From The eBay Vault
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The idea of vaults isn’t new to the hobby, but the new eBay vault improves on existing vaults while offering a service that is directly linked to the biggest sports card marketplace in the world. On top of that, collectors who take advantage of the vault now get in on some nice perks for being first-movers.
In today’s article, we’re going to discuss the process of withdrawing cards from the eBay vault.
If that piques your interest, be sure to read our detailed overview of the eBay vault and our guide for buying cards with the eBay vault, our breakdown of the eBay vault’s Authenticity Guarantee, or even our best practices for the eBay vault.
Reintroducing the eBay vault
If you haven’t read our detailed overview, here’s the 10,000-foot view of what you need to know.
eBay describes the vault as “a secure, climate-controlled, physical storage facility for graded trading cards purchased on eBay.” Cards are backed by eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee before ever entering the vault, and once they’re in place, they can be sold “seamlessly” – we’ll be looking at the selling process in a future article.
From there, any approved card that you purchase for $250 or more can be sent to the vault, where eBay will safely store it.
The vault is easy to use, and all you have to do to get going is enroll to use the vault here. From what we’ve seen thus far, we highly encourage you to do so.
First, a note on withdrawing cards
The eBay vault makes withdrawing cards very easy, but there’s also a bigger question to consider: why should you?
In short, you probably shouldn’t most of the time. With the safe, secure and insured storage combined with no selling fees, it’s almost always going to be more advantageous to leave your cards in the vault for their safekeeping.
But if you decide to withdraw a card, for whatever reason, we wanted to cover the process in this article and insure you that it’s just as simple as you’d hope.
How to withdraw cards from the eBay vault
I’m building a set of 1986-87 Fleer basketball in PSA 7, and one of the cards I had in the vault was the Charles Barkley rookie from that set.
To help complete the set, I decided to withdraw the card from the vault. Let’s take a look at the steps.
Go to your eBay Vault
Click My eBay > The eBay Vault. This will open up a list of all your cards in the vault.
Click “Withdraw Card”
This button is directly underneath the “create listing” option. Once you click it, you’ll get a note that if your card is valued at over $100,000, eBay will contact you to develop a custom withdrawal plan. I’ve only dealt with this a couple of times (joking, joking).
Enter payment details
Pick a credit card or PayPal account to use for the withdrawal. We’ll cover the fees below.
After you process the payment and confirm the withdrawal, eBay will ship it to you with tracking and insurance. It should arrive in less than a week (mine only took a few days, and during the Christmas season at that).
How much does it cost to withdraw cards from the eBay vault?
The fees are transparent and priced pretty fairly, but they’re certainly not as good of a deal if you’re withdrawing $250 cards than $2,500 cards.
Here’s the breakdown from eBay:
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Intro to listing cards using the eBay vault
The eBay vault streamlines the listing process. As we’ve discussed before, every card passes through the eBay Authenticity Guarantee before making it to the vault. This means eBay’s team of experts certifies the card and guarantees it’s authentic.
That does more than just provide peace of mind for buyers – it’s convenient for the sellers, too. In short, it saves a ton of steps for listing – eBay even takes the pictures for you.
Let’s take a look at the process.
Reasons to withdraw cards from the eBay vault
Again, I want to emphasize it makes more sense to leave your cards in the eBay vault instead of withdrawing them, especially since you can’t send your own personal cards to the eBay vault yet. In other words, withdrawing is a one-way street.
But if you need the card for a card show, building a set, or an in-person transaction, withdrawing makes sense for you. It’s a fast, painless process to get the card in your hand, and it’s backed by eBay’s steadfast shipping and insurance offerings.
Conclusion: Withdrawing your cards is a breeze.
If you decide to withdraw your cards from the eBay vault, it’s a breeze. With just a few clicks, the cards can be sent your way with reasonable fees and fast shipping options.
If you’re interested in signing up for yourself, be sure to sign up for the vault today to take advantage of eBay’s awesome new service.