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    [Official] Bitching About Prices and Reprints Thread

    Wasteland has just doubled its price in the last month. Star City is selling it for $25. Even Troll and Toad is offering this tempest rare land for $20. This cards, if I am not committing a mistake, closed the year 2009 in a healthy 10 dollars per each.

    Mox Diamond was about $28 on October or so. I selled four of them for a hundred bucks just to find out that today, stores are willing to sell them for no less than $40.

    Why is this happening?

    I thought this was related to the Grand Prix of Madrid. But other staples are not getting that huge impact on their price tags. Force of Will is still $35 and even dual lands are in a stable moment right now (just some minor variations on Tropical Island).

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    Re: Raise, raise, raise. The price of cardboard

    The two biggest decks in the SCG 5ks are Merfolk and 43 Lands / Aggro Loam, and those two cards are in them.
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    43 Lands seems to be the biggest influence. It's quite good as long as Tendrils decks stay out of it's way. It explains the exorbitant price on Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale also.

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    Re: Raise, raise, raise. The price of cardboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Dazed View Post
    Even Troll and Toad is offering this tempest rare land for $20.
    The thing is, it's an uncommon. I really hope they reprint Wasteland if only to keep the prices affordable. Great does not equal broken, and I don't think they should foster an environment of $20+ uncommons. Hell, Birds of Paradise used to be worth something when I first started playing and now it's just a $5 rare and black bordered, and all because of printing it over and over.

    Anyway, how many more price threads are we going to see in 2010?
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    ... Whoah, people use Mox Diamond in Merfolk now?
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    It has alot to do with the GPs coming up. Alot of players that are going to go to them aren't Legacy players. So they will have to pick up cards to play the "hot decks". So SCG and the like can't really get away with charging a stupid amount for LoA.

    Also Wasteland is played in alot of other decks in Legacy as well. As for Tabernacle and Mox Diamond, there isn't alot those cards out there. The Stores know that, that's why they offer a big amount for them and sell for alot also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brushwagg View Post
    It has alot to do with the GPs coming up. Alot of players that are going to go to them aren't Legacy players. So they will have to pick up cards to play the "hot decks". So SCG and the like can't really get away with charging a stupid amount for LoA.

    Also Wasteland is played in alot of other decks in Legacy as well. As for Tabernacle and Mox Diamond, there isn't alot those cards out there. The Stores know that, that's why they offer a big amount for them and sell for alot also.
    Waste also seems to party all day in slower Vintage metas too.
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    Loyal Retainers also saw a rise in price, before Iona was printed it was an obscure rare uncommon, but now I don't see any on Ebay and english ones are up to 95 Euro on Magickartenmarkt.

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    Loyal Retainers also saw a rise in price, before Iona was printed it was an obscure rare uncommon, but now I don't see any on Ebay and english ones are up to 95 Euro on Magickartenmarkt.
    Don't forget Loyal Retainers was only printed in Portal 3 Kingdoms, which is very hard to find and the price will continue to rise because of that.
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    I'm still not sure if I should pick up the other 3 japanese for a reasonable price or wait if english ones come down a bit.

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    we need a from the vault: rare uncommons

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    pretty sure there are tons of others
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    I'm still not sure if I should pick up the other 3 japanese for a reasonable price or wait if english ones come down a bit.
    That depends. Are you going to turn around and sell them or use them? If your going to try to sell, the price might go up, you just need to find a buyer.
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    I'd use them for play, but the option of an increase an value might be a nice bonus. I already have one for Survival/Iona-action, but I plan on building the I will survive deck and I don't really want to pay a huge sum on 3 Retainers cause I missed the trend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Fanatic View Post
    we need a from the vault: rare uncommons

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    pretty sure there are tons of others

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    yeah moat was $80 6 months ago and now is $150
    tabernacle was $100 and is now $200+
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    Thee Kingdoms cards will not go down. I can guarantee that. They are silly rare to try and collect for a set and if it's actually a playable card it will do nothing but go up unless a card is printed that outdates it (and might not even then) or is a reprint.

    Even the worst cards of that set demand a hefty tag.


    It was the price of Cabal Therapy that had my interest. Foil ones are starting to get silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dahcmai View Post
    It was the price of Cabal Therapy that had my interest. Foil ones are starting to get silly.
    Where are you seeing this? Foil ones appear to be around $10 still.
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    I think that is what he is talking about, I got my foil fnm ones for 5 when bloodghast first came out.

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