Every trade I do my cards are always sent out well protected in deck protectors or penny sleeves which are place two to a plastic top loader.These are then tapped together then wrapped in a note before placing into a padded envalope to send out.Outgoing cards are always very well protected.Almost bomb proof.Well they need to be with Royal mail and even more so with airmail.
There are many good traders on here who also protect outgoing cards very well,these people are a minority.
Recently dispite sending out several trades which are well protected the incomming cards have not been so well protected in the post and many have been damaged beyond use in a few cases.It's like people don't like sending back the toploaders which I have sent their cards out in initially.I have lost just over 50 toploaders since I joined tradecards online in less then a couple of months,And it's getting expensive to trade at this rate of loss.
Toploaders are expensive to buy if you have to order them in using the internet including postage.There are not shops local to me that sell them off the shelf.So it's my only way of getting them.
The question is,Has anyone else found a cheaper way of protecting cards in transit except for cardboard which bends far too easily in post office machery?