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Price Check?

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 10:05 am
by hunterjwizard
So I went into my favorite neighborhood cardshop today and was astonished to see several dozen factory-sealed booster boxes of older card sets on display. Apparently one of the regulars needed a few bucks and brought them in. Amongst the offerings I noted a complete set of sealed Urza-block boxes: Urza's Saga, Urza's Legacy, and Urza's destiny. Prices were $500 each for two of the boxes and $900 for the third(unfortunately, due to my failing eyesight, I cannot say which was which, just that it was the three different boxes and those prices).

Anyway, I am just curious if this is a good price for these boxes. I'm not even considering buying them, just wondering if it's a deal. Of course, if its a very good price maybe I should grab them... I dunno, just curious what these things go for.


Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 11:53 am
by berkumps
I would say they are probably priced at:

Saga - $900
Legacy - $500
Destiny - $500

I wouldn't buy them at those prices, but I know not what the store paid for them, and they have to make some sort of profit. They should probably sell them by the pack instead of per box.

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 8:55 pm
by hunterjwizard
Thanks, thats what I figured. I did find a Saga box on ebay for $1400 but it was buy-it-now with no bids. I'm not looking to buy, I'm just curious to know what prices are considered "fair".

Personally, I suggested doing booster drafts at $50-60, I'd play, haha.

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 10:12 am
by GlobalBoosterHunter
I have seen Saga reaching around $600-$700 on eBay at auction. The others not so much.

I have been tempted around the $600 but not enough to buy any.

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:09 am
by hunterjwizard
I am assuming that for those prices you are unlikely to find enough cards inside to pay for the box?

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:48 pm
by random
I am assuming that for those prices you are unlikely to find enough cards inside to pay for the box?
When isn't this the case?

A dealer I knew BITD always used to say a pack was worth xxx till it was opened when people asked him why Revised sealed product went for so much. Usually old product, from what I have seen, is priced assuming you will get every good card possible and then some. Otherwise you will lose $$.

That being said...

Over time a lot of sealed stuff keeps going up. You're better off keeping a lot of stuff sealed unless you really want to draft some Mirage or something. Revised kept creeping up (and still does) prior to the dual lands being worth the $$. If you happen to be sitting on a box with money card/s in the set the value continues to rise and when someone sells you the box they sell you on getting all the best cards.

Old stuff, you can pretty much get a M/NM set of the cards for considerably less than 1 box of the cards which makes 0 sense to me. Old boxes are rare though and over time will be more rare.