eBay announced a significant upgrade to its grading system for trading cards, designed to provide improved accuracy and build additional trust with buyers.
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This enhanced system will provide a better representation of a card’s validity and condition, ensuring a seamless and secure experience for all enthusiasts.
The previous ‘Used’ grading label has been replaced with the more precise and comprehensive designations of ‘Graded’ and ‘Ungraded.’ This refinement allows sellers to convey the exact condition of their trading cards, leaving no room for ambiguity.
Under the new system, the ‘Graded’ option enables sellers to specify the relevant grader, assign a numerical grade, and include the certification number for added authenticity. This is highly recommended as it instills confidence in potential buyers and increases the value of listings.
For cards that have not undergone formal grading, the ‘Ungraded’ category provides a selection of appropriate card conditions that best describe their state. This option ensures clarity in representing the condition of the listed cards, even without a formal grading certificate.
Moreover, eBay has ensured a seamless transition for existing sellers. All current listings will automatically migrate to the new system if they align with the one-to-one match between the previous and upgraded card conditions. This guarantees a smooth transition process and saves sellers time and effort in updating their listings.
With this revamped grading system, sellers can expect enhanced quality, increased buyer confidence, and greater success in selling cards on eBay.
To learn more about this new system, see eBay’s page here.
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