When Stores Do The Right Thing

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I wish it wasn't rare to have this sort of occurrence happen, and honestly it isn't necessarily that rare. But we always hear the stories of the stores that ripped someone off or didn't send a buyer what they were promised, or pulled an order at the last minute because a card went up in price. In short, we get more BUYER BEWARE stories than we do stories of companies doing the right thing.

Which made this a refreshing change.


On August 27, I sent a buylist to Channel Fireball that included 29 fetch lands. When fetch lands were spoiled the following weekend, I feel like I was the only person whose heart sank...I had heard stories of merchants backing out of buylists because of fluctuating prices. Despite the drop in value of fetch lands, ChannelFireball stuck to the original price, and I received my payment this week.

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Corbin Hosler

Corbin Hosler is a journalist living in Norman, Oklahoma (also known as the hotbed of Magic). He started playing in Shadowmoor and chased the Pro Tour dream for a few years, culminating in a Star City Games Legacy Open finals appearance in 2011 before deciding to turn to trading and speculation full-time. He writes weekly at and biweekly for LegitMTG. He also cohosts Brainstorm Brewery, the only financial podcast on the net. He can best be reached @Chosler88 on Twitter.

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3 thoughts on “When Stores Do The Right Thing

  1. I had a similar good experience with Channel Fireball. Sold many copies of some cards that didn’t have much of a chance because of imminent Standard rotation. They lowered their prices promptly (not taking the card off the buylist was probably an oversight), but not before letting me sell to them at their listed prices. I thought to myself that it really showed their size – and good attitude. Their buylist is currently the only one I’d consider selling to, partly because of previous experience with them, and partly because they seem to always offer the best prices.

    1. I completely agree with you and this post. CFB is so reliable and trustworthy. I’ve left small collections for them to price out at GP’s while I’m playing and I almost always ship to them if I need to sell some quick cards. They are always reliable.

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