Where do you buy your postcards?

Local shop because I’m lucky enough to live in a tourist town so I get 5 postcards for €1

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Thank you for the advice! Even though I live in a small city there are few enough tourist places so I’ll look into it more. :))

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Wow that’s a great deal! I got 6 for €2 today.

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One of the places that almost always have postcards, is museum shops. You can also get very specific postcards that people wish for (e.g. wild cats, marine life, planets) that only the science museums or nature history museums would have. Botanical postcards. Check your local museums and you may be pleasantly surprised you can find many postcards there.

Try local photographers that may be selling their own postcards, that will not be found in stationary stores, but maybe on their own website.

Sometimes in bookstores, sometimes in tourist places.

Sometimes in unexpected places - like, second hand store or sale of used items, where they had postcards they never used.

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All of these suggestions are great, thank you very much! :))

I can add another topic with a collection of online shops in the German part of the forum. :blush: If you use a browser which translates websites, you could read the hints too.

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Okay, thank you very much! :))

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Hi! So when I started (around 10 years ago) I used to by all my cards near the office, in Downtown BA. There were a lot of shops on the streets where people buy mostly magazines, newspaper, etc. and these places had at least 3 different collections of postcards. In the present, I usually buy them in Gift Stores (those places where tourists buy t-shirts, gifts, etc, all about Argentina, touristic stuff).

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All of these suggestions are great, thank you very much! :))

Okay, thank you very much! :))

Museums, Internet, bookstores, State Capitol Visitors Center… and so forth.

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I do not buy as many postcards as I used to. When I buy, it’s usually to stock my online store; I recently received two large (for me) orders from there. On Saturday, I plan on going to a postcard show here in New Jersey. Most of the dealers sell vintage postcards, so I raid the $0.25 boxes for the more modern cards. Infrequently, I buy collections from folks who have left the hobby. Years ago, I acquired (via auction) about 3000+ PostCrossing cards from a member who left.

I happen to like tourist type postcards.

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Thats fantastic.

2 days before I get 10 for 6€ and that is very cheap for germany!

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Usually I order postcards in online stores, where they are very diverse. But I also like to go to souvenir shops, there is also something to see there.:relieved:

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I really like tourist postcards! I don’t know if it’s my age, my love of travel, or something else.

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That’s where I got mine too, at tourist shops.

Thank you for the suggestions! I should go to museums more often hehe:)

That’s so interesting, thank you for sharing! Unfortunately I haven’t come across vintage postcards though I like them a lot. I’ll look into it more.

I recently came across an Etsy shop and I loved their designs, they’re so pretty! Thank you:))

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I like them too! Especially since I haven’t had the chance to travel very much. I just think a lot of them are tacky or kinda ugly :grimacing: Some even have low quality photographs on them which is annoying. But overall I wouldn’t be mad to receive one!