Quote from ed06288 »everyone just CALM DOWN and give it a few more weeks, the set just came out a little over a week ago.
if you really want the cards and have the money, sure go get what you need or whatever. its not that big a deal if you get them too soon.
but if you don't need anything, and are just looking to round out your modern collection, i still think you need to wait a little longer.
Bad advice. We've never seen a reprint on cards as desired as these fetchlands. Oh wait. Yeah we did. Khans reprints of Onslaught fetches. Keep in mind, Onslaught fetches were never Modern legal until the Khans set released.
Price dropped from $94 to $55 almost immediately. Khans fetches started at about $20 - a $70 drop. And that is an unlimited printing. There is a reason Khans is the best selling mtg set of all time. Hint: It's not because of Anafenza.
Now we have a limited set reprint of cards that were in a similar position as far as scarcity, price and demand. If demand for Onslaught fetches drove Khans to the all time sales record, what will demand do to MM17 fetch prices? You could not run out of Khans packs, they'd just print more. And yet fetches never dropped below $13 for Delta.
I see an awful lot of people patiently waiting, thinking prices will drop. I liken the shock they are about to receive to the surprise of a person who puts a firehose nozzle to their mouth to get a drink. Stores sell fetches within hours of them being traded in.
Go to TCGplayer.com and look at the price gaps between, say, Blood Moon old and new, and Damnation old and new. Now look at the price gaps old and new on fetches. For Tarn, there is no price gap. Sellers want the same price for Scalding Tarn, be it MM17 or Zendikar.
If you can't read the sign that's right there in bold, and understand what it means, I can't help you. But I can say I tried to warn you. Is Economics really so hard to understand? Huge demand - the biggest MtG has ever seen. Limited printing. Connect the dots. When people ask for trades, the first thing they ask when they look through my MM17 binder, (I opened 16 boxes) 'Where's the fetchlands?'
'Not trading my fetches.'
Most of the pm's I received on facebook were requests for fetches, ignoring foil Goyf, foil Lili, foil Decay, Snaps, Guides, Moon, Cavern.
It was all 'I need fetches. Which ones do you have?' as if I would gladly trade them all away. This in spite of the fact I explicitly stated in my posts I was trading exactly 0 fetches. Indeed, I was looking to trade for several.
I said the same thing about Fatal Push in January. I said this card will NOT go down. The demand is way to high, even with an unlimited printing. Drafts that have 1 pack per person will not drive the price down. I had countless people call me an idiot and advise waiting a couple weeks to a month. It's been 2 full months now, and the price has risen from the $4 release price to $5.35. In a week, Amonkhet spoilers start, and Aether Revolt drafts start waning. Prices on Fatal Push have risen significantly this week. Hope you didn't sleep on those. Me? I bought 10 before release.
You might be right about fetches. But I say we've never seen so basic a staple that is in such high demand reprinted only in a limited set. So carry on waiting. All the stars have aligned for your misery.