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Buffalo McKinley

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Hello!

Normally I purchase the brick of Bicycle decks from Amazon, but I was wondering if there was a cheaper option.

I really just want red decks.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

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I get them from Costco

12 pack for $18.50
but they are not all red decks
6 red/ 6 blue

https://www.costcobusinessdelivery.com/bicycle-standard-playing-cards%2c-red-and-blue%2c-12-decks.product.100343548.html
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$15.98 at Sam's Club. Some may prefer blue backs so perhaps you can work out a deal. Each buys two bricks, separates colors and each ships a brick of the preferred color to the other. USPS would be pretty affordable, leaving you still around $2.00 a deck or less.
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I get them from Costco

12 pack for $18.50
but they are not all red decks
6 red/ 6 blue

https://www.costcobusinessdelivery.com/bicycle-standard-playing-cards%2c-red-and-blue%2c-12-decks.product.100343548.html
Damn, lucky you've got a Business Center near you, it doesn't ship to my area [frown] The regular Costco doesn't seem to have any Bikes in stock, only 3-pack of Pinochle cards, and I'm not a Sam's Club member 
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It's an eternal question. The usual advice is Costco, Sam's Club, BJ's, or Amazon. For the color preference issue, find someone to trade with who prefers the other color (difficult in practice because most prefer red) or use the color you like less for practice. I suppose you could also collect the blue decks and try to sell them by the dozen on ebay, but that seems like a lot of bother.
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I usually get them on Amazon myself but the prices have been wild lately. I just picked up two bricks at BJ's for 16.99 each. That a little more than I usually pay for a brick but I was in the area anyway and a few bucks wont break me. Honestly, I should have picked up more because the humidity is crazy in NY right now and I have a feeling they are going to get sticky in a hurry no matter how much I wash my hands.

As for red decks only, I'm really not sure about that. I have to side with chris w on this one and just use the blue decks for practice and hoard the red ones for performance if that's your thing. 

Honestly, I'll buy ANY cards for practice if the stock is good and the price is right. I'm always on the lookout for uncancelled casino cards, jumbo facers ect. because they are sometimes super cheap. If the cards are kinda ugly I have no qualms about being rough with them or practicing things that would destroy them in one way or another. Again, not for public eyes and just for practice.

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Sometimes Walgreens will have the Bicycle exotic decks on special buy 1 get 1 free or 50% off. I've stocked up on Black Tiger Decks, Hidden Hand, Emoji and even Jumbo Decks for about $7.50ea. The Stud brand they sell are pretty good too. Those are also made by US Playing Card. Those who live near or in Las Vegas can visit Gambler's General Store on Main St a few miles South of Fremont Street. This place is Card Heaven! You name the type of cards, they have it.
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I just three 12 pack bricks (6 red, 6 blue) for $15.98 each at Sam's Club.
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Sometimes Walgreens will have the Bicycle exotic decks on special buy 1 get 1 free or 50% off. I've stocked up on Black Tiger Decks, Hidden Hand, Emoji and even Jumbo Decks for about $7.50ea. The Stud brand they sell are pretty good too. Those are also made by US Playing Card. Those who live near or in Las Vegas can visit Gambler's General Store on Main St a few miles South of Fremont Street. This place is Card Heaven! You name the type of cards, they have it.


At least here in central NC Walgreens is great. In addition to Standards they also have the Stargazers, Fireflys, Aurora, Archangels, you name it. They also carry the theory 11 flagship decks...Artisans, Monarchs, and High Victorians.

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I'm so cheap.  I pay $1.33 per deck in bulk from Sam's club.  Could barely get myself to buy the marked maiden backs for $5 each from penguin -- I guess they faro better.. we'l l see.
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Where do you see marked maiden backs for $5?? That sounds like a steal, I thought they typically go for double that!
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THey are $5 each when you buy 12 packs.  I bought my first 12 pack for $60 from Penguin the other day.. can't wait ot try them out.
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To me the biggest steal is Bicycle Elite Editions. I think they are the best cards, period, not the best for the price, not the best Bicycles, the best cards you can get. And they are only a little more expensive than Standards. But you can’t get blue ones to save your life. My kingdom for a blue card!
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Standards from Amazon or Costco
Rider Backs from Menards
Elites from Penguin (a dozen decks of one color)
Richard Turner's from Penguin


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One other place where you can get just about anything card wise is Playing Card Decks dot com. I’ve discovered Arrco and Aladdin cards through them, which are not Bicycle but nonetheless USPCC. Same with the Honeybees, A Bee version of the Elites.
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One other place where you can get just about anything card wise is Playing Card Decks dot com. I’ve discovered Arrco and Aladdin cards through them, which are not Bicycle but nonetheless USPCC. Same with the Honeybees, A Bee version of the Elites.

This is also my main source for playing cards:

https://playingcarddecks.com

Great and reliable online retailer that has now been in business for over 3 years, and one of the largest and best online sources for specialty playing cards and quality custom decks.

It's worth subscribing to their free email newsletter to get informed of special offers, discounts, and sales - they often have some very good deals for subscribers.

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I usually just use Amazon.

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Damn, lucky you've got a Business Center near you, it doesn't ship to my area [frown] The regular Costco doesn't seem to have any Bikes in stock, only 3-pack of Pinochle cards, and I'm not a Sam's Club member 


Hey Matt, sometimes if you look under the counter where the books are at a regular Costco you will find boxes of hidden bicycle bricks. I've found many Costco's either forgetting to restock counter or forget that they have extras underneath.
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Heh, the last time I ordered a brick of Reds and Blues from Amazon, I got all black backs! [crazy]
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