How many postcards do you keep 'in stock'?

I do have at least 2 to 300 cards to send also

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I feel like there is a difference between what I currently have available to send and the idea of “keeping cards in stock.” There is only a small subset of cards that I routinely replenish, these are all cards from local sources for those who like to receive cards from where I live. So, while I have ~ 3000 cards on hand (that’s a SWAG), the keep in stock portion of that is likely 75-100.

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I was looking for this topic because I finished scanning mine today and I counted … (there are some duplicates in this number). I am only on postcrossing for a year and seem to have way more than anyone else who is “new” here. But when I saw that some people like @Cassiopheia have over 5000 I feel a bit better with my stock. :smiley:

Edit: Number removed because of an upcoming lottery.

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I have probably 200 “in stock” but that fluctuates.
There is one store in my city that I visit to re-stock local cards since I like their selection and price. I’ll buy about 10-15 cards every few months there, only as a I run out of those cards.

Otherwise I grab cards as I happen to travel. Last summer I visited a nature reserve that had an amazing selection of view cards and cards with local wildlife about 50 cents a piece so I bought probably 150 cards since I knew I wouldn’t be back.

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Everyone could see it in the edit history - have removed it.

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When I first started postcrosssing, I thought I would need a lot of different cards with different designs. And I did my part, I invested in lots of fun cards. Now several hundred read profiles later, I realize that I could have made most people very happy with one of a maybe just two or three different cards. One, an arial view of our city, a tourist attraction like Niagara falls, and some animal card. I wish I had realized that earlier.

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About 300 here :upside_down_face: - definitely too many.

I consider myself still fairly new, only been doing this for little over a year. I currently have my stock up to about 5000. I’m still hunting for more, I love having a big variety! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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More than two hundred! The number is still rising, welcome to swap with me!
https://www.douban.com/photos/album/1915365467/

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I am a newbie here so just compiling my stock. I think I have around 400 including box sets. Now I have my whole family on the hunt!!

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I have three postcard books and about 6 loose postcards. I want to use what I have before buying more.

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