Round Em Up! 5/2/12

If you purchase this item, you are simply an idiot.

Yes there is an actual eBay listing for a deck of 1-70 with round corners for the low price of $4500. <sarcasm>

I do realize that this is just the asking price and the seller is considering offers and that they most likely won’t get that amount.  However let’s think about the track record on eBay for SOTMK cards.  As of today the Cast Member card has sold on 2 separate occasions for $699.99 & $510.00.  On average cards 61-70 are going for $100+.  Decks of 1-60 are being sold from $150-$300, Apprentice Mickey is going for $20+, & other star cards are going for $10+.  So yes there are people out that are willing to spend.  Given the recent listings of the 61-70 I would say the market value for this auction is around $1200.  Then again what I do know, someone might think this is great deal.

Here’s the bad part about this auction.  In addition to the obvious greed surrounding free cards.  There’s the emphasis on the “value” of the round corners.  Yes they are the older,  and for regulars that play SOTMK they are collectible.  In my opinion the seller has set a precedent with this auction by inflating the value of the round corners thus they’re going to be even harder to acquire.  People will simply start hoarding them like they do with Apprentice Mickey.  Thinking that they’ve found gold and they’re going to strike it rich.  For those still seeking rounded corner cards it’s going to be even tougher now and that’s a shame.

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