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Insider: QS Cast #61.5: Insider Only – AKH Preorders

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The QS Cast has returned: Chaz Volpe, and Tarkan Dospil continue on with where the cast left off and in this episode they discuss the following:

Note: This was an informal cast recorded along with Insiders in the Discord Channel.

  • Chaz discusses his AKH Preorder experience and trying a new method.
  • Reversing the method of Pre-orders may open new possibilities as an individual seller. It's much akin to being a large vendor, in providing quick evaluations and prices for cards even before they're in hand or purchased like before.
  • Discussing these key points:
    1.) Keep listing numbers manageable.
    2.) Focusing on rares over mythic is easier to maintain.
    3.) Evaluation and pricing quickly and how being first can pay off.
    4.) Fulfilling all the orders despite losses, maintaining overall profitable margin across more listings.
    5.) Selling one listing and moving on is better than sitting and fighting under-cutting competition.

Specific cards we discussed:


As always, please comment and leave questions for us to address on the next cast! We will be making QS Insider questions a priority, and we want to know what you want covered.

Enjoy! We’re glad to be back.

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Chaz V

Started playing during Invasion block at the age of 13. Always a competitive person by nature, he continues playing to this day. Got into the financial aspect of the game as a method to pay for the hobby and now writes, Podcasts, and covers all aspects of the game, always trying to contribute to the community and create great content for readers and listeners.

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2 thoughts on “Insider: QS Cast #61.5: Insider Only – AKH Preorders

  1. Since Kaladesh, I’ve noticed preorder prices and box EV is much lower during the pre-order period and pre-Pro Tour. With buyers’ expectation of cards to be cheaper because of the Masterpieces, and general growing knowledge of the fact that prices go downafter release, we see a delay in the EV of new sets to increase above $100. Kaladesh box EV spiked up to at least 120 after the PT, and at release was below 100. And I’m seeing it here with Amonkhet…people are just waiting to buy the cards.

    So, with that in mind the pre-order game has changed. The low supply and high demand for the cards is still there, but it’s just shifted to later. With the PT now being 5 weeks after Amonkhet’s release (instead of the usual 2), it’ll be interesting to see what prices do.

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