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AngryToddler
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May 25, 2013
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So, this means nothing? "Massdrop takes a group of people that each want to buy the same thing, combines their order, and places that order directly with the manufacturer. As a result, everybody in the group gets the large quantity price while only having to buy one (or two, or ten). (Pro Tip: The bigger the group, the better price that everyone will get!)"
May 25, 2013
A community member
May 25, 2013
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Massdrop won't be below MSRP, but neither will your LGS. By doing a group buy, Massdrop won't be selling below MSRP but still significantly below what most LGS will be selling it at.
May 25, 2013
Mark
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May 25, 2013
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Our suppliers aren't selling the cards to us at significant discounts because they can move them at $250-$300 a box all day long. Why this should be any different that any other product, is because the demand for this product is so high that distributors/suppliers charge what the market can bear. (Also the supply is fixed, unlike any other set). Why would a supplier sell cards to us at $140 if they can sell them on their site or ebay or whatnot for $250-$300 a box? With a "regular" set, a distributor's sales are incremental. They sell 200 boxes a week to a dozen LGS, and then Massdrop orders 100 and they just get more from wizards. There's no "just get more from Wizards" that applies to MM.
May 25, 2013
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