|Alta Carta||The Alternative for the
Playing Card Collector
Q: Who can list playing cards at Alta Carta?
A: Everybody / anybody can offer playing cards for trade or for sale at Alta Carta. This includes pure vendors; even professional playing card dealers are welcome to list their decks for sale. The only thing needed, is a valid email address for contact.
Q: What does it cost to list playing cards at Alta Carta?
A: It costs nothing at all: neither for having your cards listed, nor when you can sell or trade them!
Q: Why should I offer my spare cards at Alta Carta?
A: If you want to sell or trade playing cards, we can imagine no better place to have them advertised. With monthly 40,000 hits on our site there is no place in the world that will give you more attention than at Alta Carta. There are many other good reasons to have your cards offered on our pages:
Q: I have a web-site of my own, where I try to sell my spare playing cards. Can I additionally list my decks at Alta Carta?
A: Yes, of course! That is alright with us. You can even offer your cards at eBay (in an eBay store or auction), while they are still listed at Alta Carta. Just inform us, as soon as the cards are not available any longer!
Q: How do you handle personal data?
A: We never ask any personal data such as name, age, location, etc. at all. Therefore we do not have such information. You will be registered at "Alta Carta" with your user-ID. Some people use the same user-ID they already have at eBay and others believe their anonymity is not ensured enough that way and choose a complete fantasy name. We just need a valid email address from you so we can contact you or tell somebody interested in your cards how he can contact you. We never give your email address to anybody else. If that is not enough, you don't have to give us your primary email address. Just register a new email at a free provider and use that one for your playing card contacts through "Alta Carta". As you can see you can stay completely anonymous to "Alta Carta" and we do respect that.
Q: I own a deck of cards somebody has listed in his wanted list. How do I contact that person?
A: Send us an email and ask for the email address of the person who has the according list (Wxxxx) published. We will then provide you with the user-ID and the email of that collector and you can contact him directly.
Q: Where is the hitch? Somehow I cannot believe that I will not pay for your service in the end.
A: Believe us, there is no hitch at all. The initiators of "Alta Carta" are collectors like you and not business men. They opened this site because the playing card societies, the professional playing card dealers and eBay do not fulfil their needs as collectors. Presently this project only costs and there is no incoming money. We do hope that in some future time "Alta Carta" will have such a good reputation that we can finance the costs from some ads and links to other sites.
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