If these premium sets weren't of equal value to their price point, the value of old masters boxes would be plummeting.
- An economic value expressed in units of currency.
- A use value, which is very low in Magic cards since they're merely game pieces.
- An exchange value, which is trivial, as Magic cards can be sold but in terms of goods and services are mostly just traded for other Magic cards. Note this is not a monetary price.
- A selling price, which is often equal or nearly equal to the others, but does not necessarily have to be (and in fact, this is the exact problem, see below).
A corporation will never have your best interests at heart. If they feel they can squeeze an extra dollar out of you, they'll go for it. Wizards is nobody's friend but their shareholders', and greed is their singular motivator. It's all they're legally allowed to be motivated by. That's not "good" behaviour by any stretch of the imagination.
I'll throw this out there for the above poster
You realize you're talking to the Magic version of Jim Sterling, right?