Help a MTGO newbie

  • #1
    Following various advices, I decided to finally get myself a MTGO account for casual play when Im too lazy to go to the LGS. However, I have found serveral issues (which might just be my dumbness) within MTGO that i cannot comprehend.

    1. Why would people pay $1.03 per event ticket when you can buy them off the store for $1? ?!??!

    2. Why is the client so !@#$ laggy? I expected instant responses while tab switching, browsing games (the "list of games" screen takes up to 2 minutes to load up)

    3. The shop sells a Momir Vig pack for $9.99. The Momir vig avatar is worth $11.

    4. How do I dump commons/uncommons? From my scouting, they appear to be worth less than $0.001 a piece.
  • #2
    1 ) coz in some country we got some ****ty tax from the store, so ebay is our friend ! Smile
  • #3
    Quote from Kusi
    1 ) coz in some country we got some ****ty tax from the store, so ebay is our friend ! Smile


    Does that mean you pay more than $1 per ticket in the store??
  • #4
    about 1.2 with tax so store can keep waiting for me to buy anything Smile
  • #5
    Quote from DarkConfidant
    Following various advices, I decided to finally get myself a MTGO account for casual play when Im too lazy to go to the LGS. However, I have found serveral issues (which might just be my dumbness) within MTGO that i cannot comprehend.

    1. Why would people pay $1.03 per event ticket when you can buy them off the store for $1? ?!??!

    2. Why is the client so !@#$ laggy? I expected instant responses while tab switching, browsing games (the "list of games" screen takes up to 2 minutes to load up)

    3. The shop sells a Momir Vig pack for $9.99. The Momir vig avatar is worth $11.

    4. How do I dump commons/uncommons? From my scouting, they appear to be worth less than $0.001 a piece.


    Cause its cheaper then paying something like $1.10 thanks to taxes.

    Client sucks and most people seem to agree though it loads games replay tab for me alot faster.

    Thats cause of the secondary market. You'll see this happen alot with theme decks and dual decks, etc. Also taxes again can make it more expensive.

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  • #6
    I dont understand what people are saying about taxes. Does that mean when you click say 1 ticket, the final cart total is $1.10? Im assuming only people in America get taxed since i only have to pay $1 (im in Australia).

    Theoretically, i could just buy 100 tickets and sell them off on ebay for $103 and make a profit of 3 bucks?
  • #7
    Quote from DarkConfidant
    I dont understand what people are saying about taxes. Does that mean when you click say 1 ticket, the final cart total is $1.10? Im assuming only people in America get taxed since i only have to pay $1 (im in Australia).

    Theoretically, i could just buy 100 tickets and sell them off on ebay for $103 and make a profit of 3 bucks?


    remember ebay taxes also, I think you loose about 7% from ebay, and then loose again 3.4% for paypal....

    In france about 20% TAX if you buy from store....
    Last edited by Kusi: 11/6/2011 4:41:20 PM
  • #8
    Quote from DarkConfidant
    I dont understand what people are saying about taxes. Does that mean when you click say 1 ticket, the final cart total is $1.10? Im assuming only people in America get taxed since i only have to pay $1 (im in Australia).

    Theoretically, i could just buy 100 tickets and sell them off on ebay for $103 and make a profit of 3 bucks?


    Yeah you have to pay taxes depending on the state we live in. I think theres two states that we don't have to pay taxes in while the rest pay something like 8% or more in taxes for things.
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  • #9
    I don't pay taxes on MTGO her in Arizona... I also don't have to change my clocks for DST Grin
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  • #10
    Quote from DarkConfidant
    1. Why would people pay $1.03 per event ticket when you can buy them off the store for $1? ?!??!

    2. Why is the client so !@#$ laggy? I expected instant responses while tab switching, browsing games (the "list of games" screen takes up to 2 minutes to load up)

    3. The shop sells a Momir Vig pack for $9.99. The Momir vig avatar is worth $11.

    4. How do I dump commons/uncommons? From my scouting, they appear to be worth less than $0.001 a piece.

    1: As everyone else have said, taxes are the main thing here.

    2: Sounds a bit like it's either your computer or your internet connection that's causing an issue here, the only time it's remotely close to that slow for me is during pre/release events in the event rooms.

    3: The original Momir Vig Avatar is 10 tix, the alternate art version you get with the pack is less than 8.5 tix.

    4: You sell them as a collection or you give them away. There are some commons/uncommons that are worth something, but everything else is in the 100+ for 1 tix category when buying from most bots.
  • #11
    i dont have to pay taxes on mtgo in NC or IN
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  • #12
    Quote from Neros64


    Yeah you have to pay taxes depending on the state we live in. I think theres two states that we don't have to pay taxes in while the rest pay something like 8% or more in taxes for things.


    two states seems like a conservative number. Im sure its more than that. Here in Tennessee we pay no tax on online purchases but sales tax is nearly ten percent on irl items.
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  • #13
    Quote from DarkConfidant
    ... 3. The shop sells a Momir Vig pack for $9.99. The Momir vig avatar is worth $11. ...
    There are 2 Momir Vig avatars, the "old" one and the "new" one. The old one sells for 11-ish, the new one is worth considerably less. Only difference is art.
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  • #14
    Since people have mentioned taxes by state, Alabama does not pay taxes on mtgo.
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  • #15
    In the USA, the only states where MTGO will charge sales tax are those where Wizards of the Coast has a nexus. This includes Washington state, of course. In the vast majority of states, no sales tax will be charged.

    In other states, you (the purchaser) may be required to pay a "use tax" on goods purchased online. This varies by state, but will occur as part of your normal process of filing taxes. Whether digital items count as taxable goods will probably also vary by state.
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