Strictly’s Simple Prerelease Finance Primer

Its the most wonderful time of the year. With the Kids slinging spells And everyone wanting a Peema Aether-Seer Its the most wonderful time of the year…. Yessiree, it is the most wonderful time of the year! Pre-release weekend.  I’d considered rewriting the whole song but time is short and what I have to share is important. Through trial and error, I have come up with a system for how I handle the financial part of the pre-release weekend. For the most common card types and rarities, I have created for myself a dollar value that represents a decision “threshold”.

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Strictly Short–Team bags, Use Them!

Debating over shipping methods with other traders is the logical equivalent of debating PCs verses Macs, iPhones verses Androids, or Slytherin verses Gryffindor.  It seems everyone is as passionate about their personal shipping methods as they are about these other topics. I find that there are many positive points within each argument. No method is the correct method.  Instead of preaching my preferences as correct, I’ll spend some time sharing the methods that have worked for me with the hope that you’ll find what’s best for you. A little while back  I covered International shipping from the US to Canada, and the costs associated with

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Strictly Short–Pucaing Internationally from the US

Fear of the unknown holds us back from trying new and rewarding things in all aspects of our life.  Until recently, I had never sent an overseas package on Puca Trade. I didn’t know what I was missing.  Once I opened myself up to the idea, cards that were not readily available to me suddenly became available.  I’m currently awaiting a playset of WPN Promo Path to Exiles, in Italian. (Whoo!) Today I am hoping to remove some of the mysticism around sending cards overseas and hopefully open a new world of recipients and senders to you. Receiving The is

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Strictly Short – A Want List That Works

The past week has been quiet because I’ve been enjoying some much needed family time. I’ve received an overwhelming amount of good feedback on the blog, so I wanted to find a way to get content to you and reduce the amount of lulls in the action.  Today we’re gonna try something new. Instead of a deeper more involved post, I want to publish short, concise, and highly focused post on one topic.  I’ll call these, Strictly Shorts. Go Wide, but Keep Your Focus Today’s tip is about how to mange your want list most effectively. I believe that your Wants

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