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By CJ Amodeo
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About

I've always been passionate about pokemon, from the cards to the games, and i've always wanted to run a collectable store dedicated to it. Over the last year I opened and closed a collectables store that struggled due to over priced rent and business rates. We managed to stay open until the end of our lease due to the money earned from selling most of my personal collection of pokemon cards. I know there's definitely a market for the cards and collectables in the local area, as well as plenty of players. I want to go bigger however, as there's no place to get cards graded in the UK, nor is there any (As far as I know) place to trade in bulk for sealed boxes like Deriums (Check out their Youtube, they do a lot of great videos and are a very charismatic bunch!) in the US. So what i'm proposing is this: 

A large store located in the UK that grades cards, runs regular events and leagues, runs a youtube channel with deck profiles, box openings and giveaways, a website with a huge selection of cards and trades in bulk for store credit and sealed product. 

This might seem like a lot, but it's definitely attainable with the team I have as well as the knowledge we've got. 

There'll also be YuGiOh and a fair selection of Pops and Anime merch.

Risks and challenges

There are definitely risks with opening a store, especially with only Trading cards and collectables, but there's always going to be a market for pokemon and other TCGs like YuGiOh. I'll be fully transparent during the set up and after we open, showing exactly where the money is going and what it's used for. I'll also listen to suggestions from everyone, no idea is a bad idea! (Even Coke Zero)

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    The Magikarp

    Everytime a Magikarp comes out in a set, you'll get a shiny one.

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    The Clefairy

    Everytime you come to the store, every single member of staff will hug you. (limit 3 hugs from each person per day)

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    If you just want to help fund the shop, your £5 will earn my thanks and possibly a reward from any promos we receive!

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    For your support, you'll receive 2 free card grades per year. These would usually cost £8.50 each.

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    The Magneton

    You'll receive a custom playmat from the store and i'll also get the whole team to sign it if you want!

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    Everytime a charizard comes out in a set, you'll get one. If it's the prerelease promo, you'll get a staff stamped one if we get one.

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    The Gengar

    You'll receive access to a table anytime you want to use one, unless there is an event on. You'll be given free access to any events, you'll be given free promos and 5 free Gradings per year, as well as a custom playmat specifically for you!

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    The Mr Mime

    You'll be taken to any events we vend and you can either represent us in the event (We'll give you any cards you need for the event, custom playmat and eventually, custom sleeves) or you can run the store with another member of staff. You'll also be able to do box openings and deck profiles on our youtube channel.

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    The Snorlax

    One free box per set release, free entry to all events, 25 free Gradings per year, custom playmat, free promos including staff stamped ones and Sponsorship for large events including worlds.

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