- Buyer's Guide

Cards Programs Buyers Guide


You must register to place bids, make offers, or make immediate purchases on this site and you are expected to abide by site policies. You may purchase items by adding to the shopping cart, then checking out with PayPal without registering on the site.

If you are not a registered member of Cards Programs, you can easily register on our registration page, or by clicking the PayPal at Checkout, and you will be registered with the information we receive from PayPal.

Your Member ID and Password:

Once you have registered you may not change your Member ID. You may certainly change your password at any time. Your password is stored in the Contact Info area and may be accessed by logging in to the Members Area.


Cards Programs will send notices by email when you have bid, been outbid, or have won a listing. To ensure that you receive these messages you will also find a copy of every message sent in the Messages section of the Members Area.

* Adding the email address to your mail filters may help you to receive emails from Cards Programs.


Cards Programs accepts Checks, Money Orders, and PayPal. Orders paid by Check or Money order may be held until the payment has cleared.


Shopping Cart: Items purchased through the shopping cart use USPS shipping rates. Shipping will be free on all orders over $20.

Auctions: Each auction item will state the shipping cost. If there are multiple auction purchases, shipping will be combined at the highest shipping amount at the close of the auction. Example: If you win a lot with $6.99 shipping, and multiple single cards with 99 cents shipping, your total ship cost would be the $6.99, and the rest would be shipped free.

International Shipping:

Unfortunately due to the high cost to ship internationally, international shipping has been disabled. Please contact us for exact rates if you are interestied in something we offer.

Buying and Bidding

Items or Sale:

To purchase an item that is for sale, click the Add to Cart button in the item listing. When you are ready to complete your purchase, click the View Cart/Checkout link in the top navigation bar.


You will first be asked to log in, or click the PayPal icon to initiate payment. Once you are logged in, you will be asked to choose your shipping method, then your method of payment. When checkout has been completed your order will be shipped by the next business day.

Making an Offer:

Some items on the site will allow you to make an Offer. Click the link to view the listing, and click the offer tab. When entering your bid, enter only numbers and decimal points. Do not enter dollar signs or commas. Your offer can be automitcally acceped or declined, otherwise it will be sent for consideration. Each offer placed by a member may then be accepted, declined, or countered. Once an offer is accepted, it is your responsibility to purchase that item at the offer price. Please keep in mind that offers do not include shipping. This amount is stated on the listing page, and will be included when you are sent an invoice.

Once you enter your offer, you will be asked to confirm. Be careful. You may not retract an offer once placed.

Auction Listings:

Some items are listed as auction listings where the highest bidder will be awarded the item at the end of the bidding period. These items will have a gavel icon. Click this icon to place your bid.

The system is similar to how eBay works. In order to bid you must be registered, and logged in. The minimum amount you must bid is displayed with the listing.

When entering a bid amount, you may choose to enter only what is necessary (and make it easy for someone to outbid you!), or you may enter a Maximum Bid. A Maximum Bid is a confidential bid that is used to bid for you should someone raise the bid. The smallest amount of your Maximum Bid necessary to be the high bidder is used when placing your bid.

Bidding Results:

After you have placed your bids, you will be informed if your bid has been accepted. If a higher bid is needed you will be informed and allowed to place another bid.

At the close of the auction, or when you purchase something outright, you will be notified by email. If you have won or purchased multiple items, an invoice with combined shipping will be sent to you.

Tracking Bids:

The Bid Tracker, located in the Members Area, keeps track of listings that you have bid on or marked to watch.

Paying for Auction Purchases:

View the invoice in the Invoices for Purchases section located in the Members Area. Click the PayPal icon to on the invoice page to complete payment, or print the invoice to mail funds in.