Hi all. As many of you know, I’m a Pikachu card collector. I’m having a pretty hard time getting the Portuguese Pikachu cards, and noticed quite a few I’m missing are for sale on www.mercadolivre.com.br/. Unfortunately, this website that is similar to eBay ships only domestic inside Brazil.
Is there anyone who lives in or nearby Brazil (and has perhaps ordered from Mecado Livre before) who could be my middleman for a couple of Pikachu cards?
I’ll send a list with auctions. Then you can see how much shipping they are to your resident. Then I will pay you that amount, plus the estimated shipping cost from your place to mine (I live in The Netherlands), so you can buy all those cards. After all the cards have arrived at your place, you can send them all in one go (preferably in a well-packaged bubblewrap envelope/box with tracking number and insurance, depending on how much the shipping charge will be).
I do have connections but the problem is the people I know really aren’t Pokemon fans so it’s bit complicated :S I really would love to have a middle man for Mercado Livre stuff as well as I’d love to get some Portuguese cards
Hi Tony. It actually isn’t needed anymore… I’ve been talking to someone from Argentina who has family in Brazil, and this morning he send me a list of the shipping prices to his family for the Pikachu auctions I had linked him. So I’m currently finalizing with him.
Still thanks for the offer, though. If something goes wrong for whatever reason I might contact you again, but for now I’m settled. 14 Portuguese Pikachu card coming up.
EDIT: @tonysandlin One other question though, how did you get your Russian cards?
That’s great! Glad you could get the cards yoy needed. For Russian cards, I got some from a member here and others from eBay. I messaged a Russian seller to see if he had any single Commons and uncommons laying around.
Hi @tonysandlin. My contact from Brazil backed out because he didn’t want to go through the struggle of purchasing all auctions, packaging and shipping to me. So if you have any contacts in Brazil that are willing to do this I would really appreciate it…
Ah well, at least he gave me some useful information about some Brazilian releases…
Thanks. And about the info, you can read our conversation here in the comments.
I now know there won’t be a Portuguese release for the Evolutions set, but there will be for Sun & Moon. And he wasn’t sure about some of the boxes, like the Red & Blue Collection boxes or XY174 tins, but there probably weren’t any releases for them.
I also know no Russian sets were released apart from XY through Ancient Origins, and a few XY blisters. So no promotional releases, and no BREAKthrough or beyond yet. (This information I got from a Russian collector and I’m currently in the process of buying the three missing cards from him, I hope. ) I hope I can get a deal with him, because that would mean I will have my second language complete. Currently I’m at 6/6 for Dutch, 3/4 for Chinese, 3/4 for Polish and 4/7 for Russian (and the English, Japanese, german, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese I don’t know out of the top of my head ).