are you located?
East Bidwell, Folsom Ca 95630 and 2265 Arden Way, Sacramento
is The Cave?
Cave has two 9000+ square foot retail stores that buy and
sell new and used retro, classic, vintage, rare and
hard-to-find collectibles, posters, board games, toys, movies
and video games, t-shirts, jerseys, bags, hats, apparel,
shoes and clothing accessories, comics, books and many other
pop culture items!
can I expect from my visit to The Cave?
and excitement! The music is in-your-face, the employees are
happy to see you, the shelves are overflowing with memories
from your childhood. It’s a giant treasure-hunt of the
cool and weird and the prices are great too!
does The Cave buy, sell and trade?
don't know... what'd ya got?” We like fun, weird,
unique stuff, usually to do with popular culture over the
last 50 years or so. Yes, we do have a general list of things
we buy, but sometimes we're not even sure until you bring it
in. We look forward to finding out! If you're not sure,
message us on social media, or give us a call.
does The Cave buy, sell and trade?
open 10am to 10pm daily, but our buying hours are restricted
to 10am to 9pm daily. This means we will have to FINISH
buying from you by 9pm. If you bring in a buyback that will
take us an hour at 8:30, it will have to be a "drop off"
that you come back to collect on at another time. In other
words... if it's gonna take a while, don't show up after 8pm
with it and expect it to be done that night.
does The Cave NOT buy, sell or trade?
not a traditional pawn shop or thrift store. We like to think
of ourselves as a “sift store”, meaning we have
sifted through the “not so cool stuff” to find
the cool stuff. Here's a small list of things we DO NOT buy:
Power tools, gold & silver, car audio, anything with a
laser (i.e. DVD of CD players), sports cards (we do buy some
trading cards, i.e. Star Wars etc.), regular books (meaning
paperback or hardback books you might find in a traditional
book store – we're inerested in rare or strange books,
graphic novels, manga, etc.)
you do "straight across" trades?
we say “trade”, we mean that we will offer you
more in store credit than we would offer you in cash for your
used stuff. We do not do “straight across trades”
as that would make it impossible for us to continue to do
I get part in credit and part in cash?
It has to be one or the other.
long has The Cave been around?
Folsom Cave location opened October 2nd, 2019, and
the Sacramento location opened May 2nd 2021.
you sell online?
And we aren't currently planning to.
you buy stuff online or long distance?
But we have been known to do pick ups or evaluate large
collections too large to bring into the store(see below).
have a large quantity of stuff, do you do bulk buys and/or
you are local to the Sacramento area or perhaps a short drive
outside of it, and have a large quantity of product you'd
like us to consider buying, please contact us through social
media or give us a call and we'll see what might be possible.
you hold stuff?
products in The Cave tend to be rare and special, we have a
VERY limited hold policy. Usually only an hour or two at the
you post photos of your new arrivals on Social Media?
often as possible! We're notorious for posting photos and
videos of our “new arrivals” every day! Check out
our posts on Facebook and Instagram. You can find links to
them at the top of this page.
much do you give for "such and such"?
never know how much we will give until we physically look at
your product. If you're far away and want a loose idea, give
us a call and we'll see if we can give you a general price
you buy sports cards?
Sports cards are currently sold primarily over the internet
on specialized sites. Not in our stores.
all your items guaranteed?
of our items will have a short “defective item return
for store credit” guarantee. But many of our items are
classic and/or vintage (i.e. Old), and have simply stopped
working over time, and will be priced accordingly. Things we
will absolutely not allow returns on: Anything with an
"Untested-All Sales Final" sticker, VHS, cassettes,
8-tracks (anything with tape), and adult magazines...
because... well, eww...
do you mean by "collectibles"?
we know, you can “collect” just about anything,
but we're not looking for boxes of human hair. When we say
“collectibles”, we usually mean pop culture (i.e.
Movie, TV, comic book characters, brand names, etc.) toys,
statues, posters, pins, books and magazines, and such. Yes,
we know that some of this might cross over into 'antique”
items, but we do not deal in many antiques or “nick
knacks”, unless they have some pop-culture affiliation.
If you're not sure, message us on social media, or give us a
So you're a children's store?
we do carry a large number of items that kids will love, we
are not a traditional “toy store” (i.e. Toys R
Us). We carry mostly collectble toys from decades passed.
More of a “grown-up” toy store. (Please notice
that we did NOT say “adult toy store”. That's a
very important distinction.)
you buy everything I bring you?
Sometimes we will have too much of something, sometimes it's
just stuff we don't sell, etc.. We will have to take a look
and let you know.
you take donations?
you match prices with other stores or online stores?
we do not.
you ever have sales?
if at all. We strive to price our items lower than average
current street prices. If something sits too long, we might
mark it down, but we do not plan on having any storewide
sales at this time.
there any other Cave locations?
the two... for now!
you sell gift cards?
I drop off stuff to sell you?
can. But please don't leave it on our doorstep. Make sure to
bring it in and talk to us to get a claim slip and sign our
terms of service for it. We do not hold drop-offs for more
than seven days
you have experts on site to give me the highest offer
possible? How are prices decided?
mostly price according to what the current market dictates.
We look up prices in many different places to decide that.
What we offer depends on what we feel we can sell an item
for. We do NOT maximize prices at The Cave, but instead take
an average, and shoot for just below the middle ground. This
allows us to keep our prices low for our customers. We are
not perfect -It's not unusual to find rare items priced way
under current street value in The Cave.
do you feel about haggling over prices?
not fans of it. Our prices are clearly printed on our labels.
old do I have to be to sell you stuff?
is required to sell you stuff?
valid I.D., and you will be required to sign a paper
guaranteeing that the product is yours to sell. If you are
selling any products with serial numbers, a signature capture
and thumbprint capture will be required as well.
always looking for great people and accepting physical
(printed on paper) resumes. We do not have any online
resources for hiring.