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  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Mythic Edition
    Quote from LimDuhl »
    Quote from Marquisd »
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/ravnica-allegiance-mythic-edition-2019-01-10

    PW's are Karn, Scion of Urza, Jaya, Tamiyo, the moon sage, Sorin Markov, Dack Fayden, New Kaya and New Domri.

    It will be handled by Hasbro's Ebay store and will ship world wide.


    They won‘t ship world wide, just received a statement on eBay regarding my issue being not able to order from them at all.
    And I doubt they‘ll be able to ship globally before 2020 in General…:

    asbro-toy-shop (123,021RedShooting Star)
    Hello,

    At this time, we are not able to ship internationally. We are currently only shipping to the contiguous 48 United States. Please note: we cannot ship to a PO Box, Alaska, Hawaii, US Protectorates, APO/FPO & international addresses. We are hoping to be able to ship to International markets in the future. Please keep checking our site.

    We greatly appreciate your business. If you have additional questions, contact our Customer Service Center via e-mail at [email protected] or phone at 1-800-408-0052 Mon-Fri 8am – 8 pm EST

    Thanks,

    Tiffany

    HasbroToyShop-Ebay

    Under "Terms", they say:
    We are currently only shipping to the contiguous 48 United States, except Ravnica Allegiance Mythic Edition.

    So they're probably scrambling last-minute to try to fix things. Which is great, because the last few times they didn't bother to try to fix anything until AFTER the last minute.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Loss of words for price jumps or not worth reporting anymore?
    Quote from HandsomeJack »

    3. I never liked reddit and I do think that this part of the forum should be reworked. It would be better to just have 2 price discussion threads. One with cards from 8th edition till today, the other one with older cards (for example).

    So, Modern and Older, instead of the five that we've got now? Personally, I feel that if we compact them that much, we may as well just have one thread for "Price deltas". But I'm always open to hearing feedback, so if you'd like to make any pitches about how the Café could be restructured to improve traffic, be assured that you have my full attention. If I may ask, why do you favor a two-thread approach?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on [GRN] Mythic Edition
    We've got another Mythic Edition coming, and while there are more options for deckbuilding this time (three monocolored walkers, one at colorless, and two that work with guilds in the set), I'm not thinking that this will be much better. Dack is pretty obviously a pass, and while Ajani could be okay he's in completely unsupported colors so after my experience with Teferi I'd argue that he's also a hard pass. Kaya, while a card that is actually in the set already, doesn't seem too overwhelming to me - she won't affect the board much, and there doesn't seem to be a ton of graveyard shenanigans in RNA for her to disrupt. I'd probably take her anyway because she represents a swing of 6-10 life, but she's not a windmill-slam first-pick.

    I'm deeply disappointed that Daretti and Ajani weren't switched. That seems like a no-brainer.

    Domri will be a house, Karn is a card drawing engine, and Sorin and Tamiyo are removal on a stick. Jaya is decent, but not unbeatable.

    I hope to have the opportunity to draft this Mythic Edition as well, but after the last one I'm significantly less excited about it. Anyone else thinking about drafting this?
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Miscut, Misprint, Foreign, Foil &Other Oddities Price Thread.
    Quote from Fall »
    Sorry I took so long to reply, I'd actually forgotten where I'd put the new card! Here it is beside my own dated promo. I've no st foil to compare it to but that shouldn't have the watermark. I can't see any flaws on the misprint.

    Well, the bad news is that there's someone on eBay selling one just like that for $10 shipped, and it's not flying off the shelf, so that's the upper bound on the price for you.

    I'll check mine when I get home - I have no idea if it's got a watermark or not.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on [Compiled] Upcoming Promo Information
    New Judge promos announced - Rhystic Study and Food Chain!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Loss of words for price jumps or not worth reporting anymore?
    The biggest contributor is that the various price-tracking threads for various sets were retired and the concept sent to the front page (which is now the Magic Market Index). Those threads were where most of the discussion happened. Now it's a new thread every week, and people probably don't realize that they're actual open threads, and can be commented upon. Personally, I lament the loss.

    Of course, if you're talking about RL price spikes, that's a different story, and for me the story goes "Ugh, another card jumping for no reason except speculation." I got sick of saying it, so I stopped. I imagine that many others have a similar feeling.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Miscut, Misprint, Foreign, Foil &Other Oddities Price Thread.
    Quote from Fall »
    I recently got a foil Soul Collector from Scourge online. It seems to be an unstamped prerelease misprint, with the text box watermark but no date. Bit of a pain as I'm trying to collect the regular foil set.

    I can't find anything about it online other than the fact that it exists; no auction listings or other valuations. I'm not into misprints myself so I haven't a clue if it's worth anything, does anybody? Its condition is great, no scratches or wear or bending or anything.

    Cheers!

    As usual, I'd love to see a scan.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Miscut, Misprint, Foreign, Foil &Other Oddities Price Thread.
    Quote from Suckmysword »
    I was wondering what a miss print Italian mana drain legends would go for AUS

    Depends on how it's misprinted. I HIGHLY suggest that you attach pictures if you want anything more than a hand-wave.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on WTB Bulk common/uncommon cards
    Quote from rjdunn03 »
    Looking to buy bulk common and uncommon cards. Newer sets preferred but open to old ones as well.

    Haven't bought bulk in quite some time but it seems like filling up USPS flat rate boxes is the most cost effective method of shipping.

    Looking to buy roughly 20k at the moment. May also be interested in bulk rares for the right price.

    Since solicitation is strictly forbidden in the MS Café, I'm going to presume that you're looking for online sites that will sell you bulk. I'd look on eBay or to one of the larger merchants such as SCG. They often have deals this time of year.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Price Jump Speculation from Keywords, highlight: Spectacle
    Quote from Stoogeslap »
    I just realized there isn't a thread where we can speculate on price jumps.
    (if there is & I have just missed it, please merge - will remove this part after a few days is the coast is clear)

    I was just looking at the keyword "Spectacle," which is brought to you by the letter guild Rakdos. Then my mind began to wander for cards that can do auto-damage or damage for free early on into a match. I realized Gut Shot did this, at a cost of 2 life. It might sound like a waste of a Gut Shot, but an aggro deck can Get Shot for a point, then cast Light Up the Stage or any other card for its Spectacle cost.

    This all lead me down the "rabbit hole" of Magic finance, thinking about when a new keyword is revealed, it might be fun and/or interesting to speculate on what cards will synergize and what will break the keyword. Still following the White Rabbit, was thinking about if Gut Shot will see an uptick in price w/ the Spectacle keyword.

    So, any cards to speculate on that might jump in price if Spectacle becomes playable?

    Note to self: If this thread gains in popularity and responses are given, might restructure this intro for a generalized thread of price speculations.


    As a Mod, I'd like to keep separate threads for each keyword. Feel free to make a new thread in this vein every time a new keyword is spoiled - I think that it's less confusing to have one thread per keyword.

    As a player, I'll point out that Spectacle is VERY similar to Bloodlust, which was a cool limited mechanic but never really bore constructed fruit. Honestly, I wouldn't even speculate on something like Honden of Infinite Flame - one card that turns on your Spectacle forever. Cheap damage cards will always be good, and will probably have more reason to rise than pure Spectacle. I think that it's vastly more likely that a few Spectacle cards slot into decks like Delver or Burn or Boros Aggro - something that's already flinging damage around. I don't think that we'll see Spectacle turn Flame Jab or Lava Dart into $5 cards.

    Here's my one concession: if we get a good legendary with Spectacle, Searing Touch could see an uptick, since Buyback is a stupid broken mechanic.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Currently Suspended/Banned Users.
    Tiro of Meletis is on a six-month hiatus for pretty much all the flaming.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on eBay Flash Sale Thread
    15% off today with code PICKUPSALE. Ends at midnight PDT, and for some reason the only exclusion is that it's only 10% off on tech. All MTG cards should be 15% off.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Back into the game
    Hi Scruffed Up. I have bad news for you - almost all of your cards have rotated out of Standard (or were never legal to begin with). I've moved your thread to the Standard subforum, and hopefully some folks can give you some pointers about where to go from here.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on How to reduce risk as a seller on eBay?
    When selling expensive cards on eBay what are the methods you use to reduce risk?

    Should I use eBay shipping insurance?

    Should I require a signature?

    As as a seller what other methods should be employed to reduce risk?

    Define "expensive". Are you selling shocks and fetches? Those are in the $10-$25 range, and that's expensive for some people. Certainly I would want to budget my purchases of such. Are you selling Revised duals in the $75-$250 range? That's a pretty hefty chunk of change all at once. Or are you selling rarities and power for four or five figures?

    If you're selling shocks and fetches, I'd probably just go with a toploader in a PWE and move on. You won't lose too many to the mail (either by buyers claiming nonreceipt, or actual mail issues). The cost of upgrading to bubble envelopes with tracking will eat into too many profits.

    If you're selling Revised duals, I'd definitely invest in padded envelopes and add tracking to every package. You'll want a record of everything that's sent out and when it's received.

    If you're selling power, or that range of cards, I'd definitely go full hog. Insurance (doesn't really matter from whom), adult signature required, registered mail, all that jazz.

    JeffCrandall is a successful eBay seller, and he can probably tell you exactly what he uses and why. I've only really ever dabbled, selling a couple things at a time. I'm not good at letting go Smile
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on "Selling a whole collection" thread
    Quote from 1punchdragons »
    Hi all,

    I had to make a new account as I forgot my old one. It's been a few years (I was here wayyy back).
    Anyhow, I've been thinking on selling my RV Duals playset (40 cards) as a whole as I could do with some cash. Plus I fear Wastelands, basic lands rule ;).

    I looked over the forums what would be the best place to post this. If this isn't the right place, apologies and please redirect me.

    The problem is, I keep reading that the prices are just going up but I can't seem to find a good price for them. I really just don't know. I've checked MTGcardmarket, TCGplayer, Ebay but prices are quite far apart. As this community is quite solid perhaps you guys might have a good estimate for me, and what place best to sell it? (I dislike Ebay for its fees) Condition wise they are all in good condition. Not all of them are NM but I'd say they hover between VG to EX to NM. So a realistic price for a (condition-wise) fair playset. I hope you can help me out.

    Thanks in advance

    Hi there 1punchdragons, and welcome (back) to MTGS.

    Pricing is going to depend on a few things. First, where you are geographically. If you're in a city, you can probably find someone to buy them in-person and not have to pay eBay/TCGp/MKM fees. Second, if you're selling them as a set you're going to take more of a haircut than selling them individually. I know people who'd be willing to buy a few individuals but I know very few people who have the spare cash to drop on a full set of 40. So you limit your audience, ergo less competition.

    As with most things, it's work vs reward. If you're willing to do more work, you can get more for them. Instead of giving you a number, I'll tell you how I'd get the number (because these things are easy to look up, but take some time). Go to TCGp (or MKM if you're in Europe) and look up the lowest price for MP copies. That's the very most that people will pay you.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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