What is seller extra inventory (SEI)?

At times, your Reimbursement Invoice (RI) shipment for TCGplayer Direct may include extra cards, cards of the wrong version or cards that don’t meet our condition guidelines. When this happens, we add the cards to your Seller Extra Inventory (SEI).

As a Direct seller, you have your own box in our fulfillment center for SEI. You can check the contents of your SEI by clicking the “Extra Inventory” link in the TCGplayer Direct Tab of your Seller Portal.


You can request to have your SEI shipped back to you at any time. We’ll cover the cost in the following instances:

  • The cards are from your first reimbursement invoice. We’ll send you detailed information regarding our card condition determination and highlight any discrepancies so you can have a better idea of how to condition cards when processing your RIs.
  • Your SEI contains more than 300 cards (and this is the first time you’ve requested it this month).
  • You have not requested your SEI in over 90 days. We’ll just need to confirm your mailing address.


If you do not meet the above criteria, we’ll still be happy to ship your SEI, and we’ll deduct the cost of shipping from your next scheduled seller payment.

If at any time you would like detailed feedback for the cards in your SEI, please let us know and we will be happy to provide you with written descriptions regarding the various defects we saw on the cards to determine their condition. As with the first SEI you are sent, this is meant to provide better insight into how we categorize cards into the various conditions.


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