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  • posted a message on The Vault v0.17 (Deck & Collection Assistant)
    Default Condition and Language are no problem! Although if you want, you could just specify a format of your choosing (EN) (NM) or something to designate these and those could be entered as well. Anyway, not as important as just having mass card entry Wink
    Posted in: Third Party Products
  • posted a message on Best way to inventory MTG cards on a computer?
    I just went through the exercise of converting my collection to be compatible with The Vault, a desktop-based program that I've found pretty friendly to use. The main things I'd look for are:

    * Automatic Pricing <- if you use Excel you're probably writing macro's for this.
    * Capability to distinguish by Set (especially relevant for set foils vs some particular promo). Basically the program should have a database of all possible variations of a card so you can pick the Exact variation you have.
    * Output friendly - to ensure you won't have to retype your entire collection if you ever move to a different program. Also to allow export to CSV in case you ever want to run some analysis Smile
    * Input friendly - some programs allow you to scan cards, some programs allow you to type and select cards, up to you on your input method of preference.
    [I personally wish there was a program that would allow Mass Card Entry WITH sets - it's by far the fastest form of card entry if you're decent at typing.]
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Relatively large magic collection storage solution?
    5000 count boxes for bulk (By Set By Color), smaller boxes for somewhat playables (By Color), binders for sets.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on The Vault v0.17 (Deck & Collection Assistant)
    QQ: Is there a default way to set up the pics such that I can use the pics downloaded from your other program, GathererExtractor? I tried setting it to the GE pic dir (C:\Program Files (x86)\Gatherer Extractor\pics), then card nomenclature by Name but this didn't seem to work. Does this work with the GE pics or do I need to get pics from a diff source?

    Edit: I figured it out. GathererExtractor default will get the images, name them .full.jpg and put them into setcode-named directories, i.e. FE\Armor Thurll1.full.jpg. So in the Vault, the extension needs to be set to .full.jpg, setcode-named dir needs to be checked and card nomenclature is 'by name'. Just posting this for anybody who couldn't get it to work.

    @chaudakh: Great program btw, finally decided to convert my collection to Vault format. One thing I miss is a sort of 'mass-card-entry' form. i.e. when entering cards into collections if you could have a textbox where ppl can just type (or copy/paste) a mass of text such as:
    --
    5 Force of Will (AL)
    2 Zombify(8E)
    --
    etc. that'd be faster than typing it in, right-clicking add to collection, etc.
    Posted in: Third Party Products
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Off-Topic Community Thread
    This. reddit is pretty big. Kinda sad because you lose that sense of community and reddit's fairly fragmented - miss the days of people being active on the forums.

    Quote from Raver »
    I'd imagine reddit's r/mtgfinance has been swallowing up a lot of the news and discussion. Podcasts too, and those often get linked to reddit with corresponding discussions.
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  • posted a message on Insuring your collection
    I use CollectInsure, none of the other standard insurance providers I asked could provide sufficient or affordable coverage but YMMV.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Insuring your collection
    @Firevine: Check the previous threads on this forum as well as mtgthesource
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Collector's binders for complete sets?
    @Manath - I use all your images, where available Smile For the ones for which you don't have images, I just look for random images, or write in plaintext..
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Collector's binders for complete sets?
    @MinaHarcout - it's a link in the FAQ section of the page:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/i6pqhbaykpwzesm/rfDPfQbeGY?lst

    Unfortunately, he doesn't have 'all' the sets...
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Arabian Nights (question for collectors)
    Look at the mana symbols. The difference is clear there, not as much elsewhere on the cards Smile I've had to acquire the light/dark versions as well!
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Most efficient way to get cards from newly released sets.
    For efficiency? Just buy full sets. MOTL redemption is usually the cheapest.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Insuring a collection
    I haven't used this software but I've utilized the author's other tools so I'm fairly sure it will automagically update your collection prices:
    http://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/magic-software/337213-the-vault-v0-11a-15th-nov-2015-deck-collection

    Also if you store your collection on deckbox, that should update as well.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Insuring a collection
    @DefaultUser:

    Yes, that's why I went with CI. They cover the cards you bring with you to play with at events (i.e. cards not in a safe)!
    On book-keeping, unfortunately this is unavoidable. The good news is that you don't necessarily need to grade the cards - just assume an average condition throughout and maybe list a few of the highest-$ graded ones. Pricing for signed cards can be assumed as SP, as that's what they are generally sold for, on an individual basis anyway Smile
    Once you have the list of cards, getting and maintaining prices on them is an automated process if you're using a good app to store your collection.

    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Insuring a collection
    @KnickM - Yes on homeowner's insurance. However I've found that homeowner's insurance will not cover your mtg collection, at least not up to the amounts you must be inquiring about if you're thinking about this. As for collection value - I actually have a list of most of the cards in my collection, even the ones less than $1 and manage it with pricing software. Deckbox or other apps out there can do this as well, I believe. The difficulty was in typing out all those cards to begin with, but managing it has been not too bad. It's also helped that a large portion of my collection are complete sets, which makes for much, much simpler card management.

    Some external reading - there's links to other articles in there from other sites.
    http://www.mtgthesource.com/forums/showthread.php?22800-Insuring-My-Collection-Advice
    http://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/magic-general/329573-insuring-ones-cards
    http://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/magic-general/325430-insuring-your-collection
    https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/278k6u/has_anybody_insured_their_mtg_collections_can_you/
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Insuring a collection
    There are a couple more threads on this on MTGS, reddit, motl too for more references btw.
    2 good online insurance sources: Collectinsure.com, TheFia.com. I've asked for quotes from multiple home insurance vendors (as recently as winter '16) but the prices were pretty crazy.

    In the end I went with CI (cheapest option for my usage), they don't require an independent third-party appraisal and I made several videos for my collection. In addition to this, I have copies of my collection regularly updated on various online sites as well as a workbook documenting all changes to the collection for audit purposes.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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