Hello fellow cardslingers,
Before we start with this week’s wheeling and dealing a few short remarks – MTGOacademy has decided to run a bot to better serve its customers. You can find it running 24/7 as “Academy_Sellbot, Academy_Sellbot2, and Academy_Budgetbot“. We have great prices on all our cards, are buying nearly all sets, and have a wide selection from which to shop. You can also purchase bot credit in our online store with verified PayPal. Check it out!
My second point is very much connected with the first; to make it possible for us to use an old bot license we had we had to move all “Rags to Riches” goodies to another account. No fear, except the name, nothing will change. I am now trading under “AcademyBot2″ and will continue to aim for my ultimate goal: a foil Force of Will.
Let’s dive right in where we left last time. After buying and selling promo foil Forks back and forth we made a healthy profit and are ready to reinvest in other goodies. I decided to go with solid cards that should be either easy to sell or have a very good profit margin. Generally speaking non-foil Standard cards are in the first category and Classic foils in the second. After some search and bot scanning I settled with the following as my first trade:
While Garruk is printed in various sets it is still a sought after card and the price seemed low to me. I bought two and hope to flip them for a bit of profit later. Shortly after the purchase, I found an old time favorite of mine at a dealer site and could not resist. A foil Smokestack will surely not be the easiest card to flip, but the card is very powerful and a Classic (perhaps soon Vintage?) player will hopefully find it appealing.
I put the Garruks up for 7 each which led to a quick sale. While I could have priced it higher I wanted to flip quick and not get stuck with them. I was able to sell both to the same person for 14 after a while.
Finally I purchased old favorites of mine – two foil promo Comet Storm. They should sell higher then purchase price.
Mostly purchases this time but I believe that we got a few very nice deals that will help to boost our ticket count soon enough. Last time I promised a short list of foils that are worth more then dealer lists indicate. I am not going to attach a specific value to them because it is highly subjective but rest assured that you will be able to sell them for more then the going list prices. In no particular order:
Squee, Goblin Naboob
Avatar of Might
Doran, the Siege Tower
This is by no means an exhaustive list but rather a sample of cards you can watch out for. If you can snatch them cheaply do not hesitate to do so as they should sell for a healthy profit if you take the dealer prices as baseline.
I am not going to include a collection value this time as I have mostly bought cards and don’t want to speculate to much on the values I will be able to sell them. My next update will include a list when I am able to sell some of the foils. Hopefully with a nice profit again.
Until then good luck with your treasure hunt and don’t forget to check out our bot!