A quick question, if I may?
Am I correct in thinking that cards in the for sale 'row' NEVER activate immediately upon purchase?
For instance, if a 10vip card is bought, 10 VIPs aren't awarded immediately?
It is my understanding that all purchased cards go into the clipboard area. However I saw a thread just now which said that the Doctorate cards once bought can have their effect applied immediately by being played in the game area.
I can see pros/cons either way. For instance if no immediate effect (like Dominion) then it makes buying cards in the last round or two a bit pointless if you already have a freshly shuffled deck to get through.
The answer to your question is in the Glossary, far right column.