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If you are under 18 years of age, please exit this site immediately.

Availability Information

With the exception of Pre-Orders & Case Orders, each item listed on The Collectorate is presented as an individual item. This is VERY different from other online stores you may have visited and you need to understand the unique perspective this provides you as a collector so that you can take advantage of this system in building your collection.

A unique identification number, The Collectorate ID©, has been assigned to the item by means of a removable sticker and the item has been graded for its packaging quality using The Collectorate Shield Rating© System. This allows you to HAND PICK the exact item you want to add to your collection just like you were looking through all the shelves and boxes in our warehouse!

Each product may have numerous listings of the actual item so you can select just the one you want. Each individual product listing will have information about the availability of that exact item in large RED lettering on the category page and product page listings.

The terms with which you should become familiar…

Available

This individual item is in our warehouse and ready to ship! Available items usually ship within 1 to 3 business days after the order is received and payment has been confirmed.

Out-of-Stock

This individual item has been purchased by another collector, but there may be other listings of this same item still available. Check the item’s category page to view all possible listings for this item. If all the individual pieces of this item have been purchased, then only one listing will appear on the item’s category page. Use the “Notify Me When Available” button to let us know you would like to purchase this item and we will notify you if we can obtain more of the item.

Pre-Order

This item has not yet arrived from the manufacturer, but is expected by the month and year listed under the “Pre-Order” availability text. This expected arrival date is subject to change based upon scheduling from the manufacturer. We will make every attempt to keep you up-to-date on any arrival changes that occur.

By Pre-Ordering you can RESERVE the item and insure that you will not be left out if the items sells out even before it comes into stock. You can choose the range of the Shield Rating you would like from the drop down menu thus selecting your item’s quality of packaging. If you are going to display the item in its packaging, select “4.0 or Higher”. If you are going to open the item, select “3.5 or Less” and save money! Your credit card or Pay Pal account will not be charged until the item actually arrives and is ready for shipment to you. Shipping for Pre-Orders is only estimated in the shopping cart. Final shipping will be calculated when items actually arrive.

You may cancel any pre-order at any time up until the item arrives and processing of your order begins. You do need to notify us in writing with an e-mail that you wish to cancel your Pre-Order. Please include the name and address used to place the Pre-Order along with which items you are canceling.

Pre-Sold-Out

We have already received orders that sold out the entire expected inventory from the manufacturer. However, we may be able to obtain more inventory of this item if we know that more collectors are interested. Use the “Notify Me When Available” button to let us know you would like to purchase this item and we will notify you if we can obtain more of the item.

Backorder

We are expecting to receive more of this item from the manufacturer in the near future. However, there is no certainty that more will arrive. Use the “Notify Me When Available” button to let us know you would like to purchase this item and we will notify you if we can obtain more of the item.

Sold-Out

We do not expect to receive any more of this item. However, if we know you are interested in this item we will attempt to obtain more. Use the “Notify Me When Available” button to let us know you would like to purchase this item and we will notify you if we can obtain more of the item.