Magic Can’t Help Comic Store’s ‘F' Rating

April 16, 2014


Your Better Business Bureau serving Northeast California is warning consumers of Evolution Cards and Comics after they failed to deliver.

Sacramento, CA- A game is no fun when someone else holds the cards. Evolution Cards & Comics in Elk Grove has yet to deliver card game packages after customers paid some $139.99. Customers said they pre-ordered, Magic: The Gathering Commander, expecting delivery in November 2013, but they never received their order, according to customers' complaints.

F rating

Furthermore, they reported difficulty contacting the company. If a response was received, Evolution offered future delivery dates, excuses for the late delivery, or high product demand as a result of the non-shipment. Customers filed complaints, all with the same result - no product.  

Evolution Cards and Comics also fails to respond to most complaints presented by BBB on behalf of its customers seeking resolution.  BBB is concerned that the company has not complied with FTC Mail Order Rule, which states, in part:

You must have a reasonable basis for stating or implying that you can ship within a certain time. If you make no shipment statement, you must have a reasonable basis for believing that you can ship within 30 days.

BBB rates Evolution Cards with an F’ rating for failing to deliver and respond to most complaints.  Though some customers have reported that the business does not respond to telephone calls or emails, the company has been verified by BBB as an operating business as of April 16, 2014 as their physical location is open for business.


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