Quote from Matt McCullough »I'm bad at magic, you're bad at magic, and Level 4 Pro Ari Lax is terrible at magic.
Quote from pandafarmer
Ugh, good riddance... *counter* *counter* *counter* *Keiga* *counter response to Keiga* *Meloku* *counter response to Meloku* *die now*
Quote from Crumpet
"Blightsteel Colossus has indestructible" sounds too much like "Blightsteel Colossus can has cheezburger."
Quote from cilikosisJust dont tie yourself down to one place, and if you're doing a trade, make sure that whatever place you choose to value the cards by, use the same for both sides of the trade to make it fair
A list of ones that I have used at one time or another ... www.blackborder.com, www.abugames.com, www.starcitygames.com, www.ebay.com.
I find that MOTL prices are too far out of whack to really trust, for my end OR the person I am trading with. I just dont think its fair.
Quote from Demilich ManipulatorUnfounded conjecture.
MOTL prices are based upon a sample size of EBay completed listings, accurately representing the ture value of a card less shipping costs. Apathyhouse does the same thing, but does it even more accurately.
Blackborder, starcity, and ABU are based off of one dealer's opinion, one that is horrifically-overpriced and can be charged based upon their selection and advertising alone.
Quote from TopperThe "less shipping costs" is a pretty important caveat since it puts stuff like Temple Garden at five bucks a pop. Does a single comic book or dealer offer that price for TG's? Of course not. Would anyone take a trade of 3 Temple Gardens for 1 Maelstrom Pulse which MOTL confirms is a valid trade? No one with a functioning brain at least or someone that isn't hopelessly desperate to get a Pulse.
Beyond that TS, just take a look at the averages. No one site is perfect, so when you trade, just be smart about it. We all have an idea of what the cards are generally worth, and we all generally know what kind of trades favor us. For example, let's look at the following trade:
My - 2 Dragonskull Summit, 1 Clone, 1 Gargoyle Castle, 2 Bloodbraid Elf, 1 Anathemancer
(for) Your - 3 Sunpetal Groves
It's close to even but here I'm clearly asking you to trade down on your Sunpetal which can easily be used to get another M10 Duel. Don't ever trade down for staples. Just the same, don't ever trade up for non-staples. It's pretty simple IMO.
Quote from JesusChristMDI think the terms "trading up" and "trading down" should be reserved for legacy and vintage cards/hard to find rares. Not M10 duals. 7$ cards are not hard to replace.