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MTGCritic
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Aug 25, 2014
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Massdrop, again, this kind of drop undermines your credibility. The price is bad, the concept is shady, and the cards in pics aren't even new/NM. Stop this.
Aug 25, 2014
AndrewLekashman
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Aug 25, 2014
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This is currently the only way we can ship MTG cards overseas.
The vendor managing this deeply cares about making sure that you are getting more in value than you pay for every grab bag, and the last time we ran this people really seemed to like what they got.
If the Massdrop community isn't interested in these grab bags, or if anything shady occurs I'll stop listing them immediately, but in the meantime they do seem to be a product that people want.
All that said, I did look into your suggestion about custom artwork cards, and I am pursuing that as a possibility for the future.
Aug 25, 2014
Vinakro
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Aug 25, 2014
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So does that mean there is guaranteed value in these grab bags? Looking at the list, yes there are lots of valuable cards listed but at the same time I see a lot more worth $3 or less. Does that mean the grab bags aren't completely random? I'm just worried that if I paid say $39 for a bag, I'd end up with maybe $20 worth of cards.
Aug 25, 2014
MTGCritic
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Aug 26, 2014
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I would guess the vendor in question is very interested in the perception that this product provides value but without a definite inventory per lot, this is shady. New/inexperienced players will buy almost anything they have trouble valuing, but it doesn't make it right. Also, my understanding of the distribution agreements on MTG is that you can't sell sealed product overseas, but you could certainly sell playsets (4x) of loose cards the same way you are doing this. Using MTGGoldfish to determine the top 10 cards in each format and offer playsets at set prices would be a much more popular and interesting offering. (You could do something like here's 10 cards worth about $5, order $20 playsets, as many as you like.)
Aug 26, 2014
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