Strictly Short – Shipping Larger Items

Ever since sealed product was added to PucaTrade, I’ve been receiving many questions regarding how to ship larger, and weirdly shaped packages.  I’ve been selling odd sized boxes and sealed product on eBay for a while now and have found some economical shipping methods. These can be leveraged for shipping anything but I will only cover the most commonly sent Magic Product. Shipping Labels The first and most important piece of advice I can give is to use PayPal to ship. By using PayPal you’re able to save money on the cost of shipping, obtain your tracking number immediately, file customs paperwork,

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Strictly Short – Aether Revolt Planeswalker Decks

This strictly short was inspired by a phone call I received this morning. My good friend and one of my MTG mentors Steve called me to ask my advice.  Steve runs the LGS that I used to call home, The Dragon’s Lair.  Steve read Strictly’s Simple Prerelease Finance Primer and wanted to know my opinion on the new Planeswalker Decks. Well Steve, This one is for you buddy. The good folks over at MTG Goldfish have already posted the deck lists, with the current pricing of the decks on their site. At first glance, these decks seem to be a

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BREAKING – Aether Revolt Rule Changes

Wizards of the Coast just released their Tournament Rules Release Notes for Aether Revolt. These release notes cover the recent Banned and Restricted Announcement and other rules changes. Pile Shuffling The one change that I feel may affect most of you, is the clarification of Pile Shuffling and when it can be done. They have clarified that they ‘are now restricting pile shuffling to once per game and only at the beginning of that game.’ Here’s the text of the Release Notes: General change throughout the rules document: Past documents have used the terms “event” and “tournament” interchangeably. We have cleaned this up

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Aether Revolt Prerelease Two Headed Giant

Patrick Cossel writes for his own page The Forge Herald and has been a huge supporter of my effort here.  I asked him to post this article here because I really enjoyed it.  Especially because he admits his wife is better than him. A simple and subtle reminder that Magic is for everyone. Original Article can be found here. Aether Revolt pre-release has come and gone and, as I always do, I was able to take part in the 2HG event at our store. The store I play at, The Sports Alley in Sheridan, Wyoming, hosts two events each pre-release –

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