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What is a blind box?

A blind box is a usually a toy or art figure that comes in a box where you can not see what is inside.  There is usually a group that comes in a series and you have a random chance to get a figure.  There are different ratios of figures in series, so some become more valuable than others.  Some of the largest blind box figures are dunnies (Dunny by Kidrobot) and Vinylmation by Disney.  

Isn't selling open blind boxes runing the fun?

We are collectors at openblindboxes.com and buy tons of unopened blind boxes.  We buy so many that sometimes we have a lot of duplicates.  That is where the idea of openblindboxes.com came from.  We do not want to remove the blind box model, and love it very much.  The excitement of opening a new figure and getting what you have been hoping for is a ton of fun.  We encourage hunting for that figure you are looking for with sealed new boxes.  Sometimes that figure you have been hunting for has eluded you for too long.  Hopefully we can help you when that time comes.  

Where do you get your figures from?

We get them from our customers.  We buy open blind boxes from large lots, to singles from our customers.  We look at the lists that are sent in and offer a buy price, then when we get the figures in, we verify they are in good quality, and send a payment by paypal or credit their account.  If you have open blind boxes to sell contact us at sales@openblindboxes.com.  We never buy cases to flip.  Only open blind boxes from customers, and duplicates from our personal collections. 

How does selling and trading work? 

You can send a list of figures to sales@openblindboxes.com. We will look over the figure list and send an offer of cash and trade value.  We offer more in trade value than cash value.   If you want to sell any or all of the figures you listed, you mail them to us. We will look over the figures, verify what you sent in, make sure they have all their arms and can be sold, and then we will send you your credit or cash.  We will also send you a free shipping coupon for your order.  It is very easy. 

It says you are not paying cash for figures right now, why not? 
 

We are still a small company and sometimes we spend our budget for figures.  When we replenish our cash budget for buying figures we will pay with cash again.  The fastest way to help us replenish our cash budget is to tell your friends about us.  The more traffic, the more sales, and the more sales the more cash we have on hand to buy more figures.   You can share our facebook and twitter with your friends to help get the word out about openblindboxes.com.  

What figures do you carry?

If it comes in a blind box we are interested in it.  Hello Kitty Japanese Food Kits?  Yes!   Dragon Warrior 25th anniversary keychains?  Absolutely!   Series 1 Dunnies?  Of course!   We can't possibly know all the blind boxes that are out there, so if you have some, that you are looking to sell, tell us about them and let's work something out.  

What if the figure is dirty?  Do you sell dirty figures?

Wow have we seen some dirty figures, but we do not sell dirty figures.  Every figure we get in, gets cleaned by hand before we take a picture of it and post it.  We can get most figures looking brand new, and sometimes even better than when it came out of the box.  We even made a how to video to share with you, to make your figures look great.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_E8BSgXjUg

Do you buy figures with missing boxes, accessories, foil, cards?

We are interested in all figures.  The less that comes with the figure though does effect the value.  Foil and boxes effect the value far less than a missing accessory.  If the figure is missing it's base parts like an arm or head.  We can not purchase those.  

Will you buy any figure? 

We try to buy almost any blind box figure.  We will send an offer even for a super common, but the price might be very low.  We also do not send offers sometimes if we have too many of that figure, or if we have spent our inventory budget at that time.  Even we
 have limits to what we can take in at a given time.  

I am looking for a specific figure.

Our inventory is constantly in flux.  We do not have a supplier, as we buy figures from the community.  You can do a search for the name of the figure, or color, or platform in the search.  If you do not see it, you can ask us under contact.  We also would recommend following our Facebook or Twitter.  We always post our newly added figures there so if you are looking for something you will know right away.  Some figures we get in sell in minutes.  

How much is shipping? 

$3.00 for the first figure, and only 50 cents more per figure after that for most figures.  Larger figures cost a bit more.  If you spend more than $75.00 on figures, then shipping is free (USA only).  

International shipping is built based on your order weight and dimensions.  All countries should be working, if you have any questions about international shipping please e-mail us at sales@openblindboxes.com

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept paypal and all major credit cards.  Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.  You can select your payment option on the selection screen in the checkout page. 


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Please e-mail us at admin@openblindboxes.com if you have any other questions and we will answer as best as we can.  

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