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Here's the audio for the second Office Hours. If you missed the inaugural session with Sigmund Ausfresser and me, you can catch that here.
I would also like to say that I forgot to start the recorder at the beginning of this session and only brought it in about halfway through. I apologize for that. However, I've included screenshots and some bulletpoint notes to make up for the missed recording. Please post questions in the comments section if you want more details on the screenshots or bulletpoints. Thanks!
- You can keep track of your inventory and sales with spreadsheets. And you can use something like Trader Tools to import that data. A lot of sites like Star City Games, Card Kingdom, and Miniature Market keep track of your orders but you have to click into each item to see an itemized list. I've been taking screenshots and saving them in Google Documents and linking to them via the public Hold 'Em & Fold 'Em MTG Finance spreadsheet. Chris uses a more detailed spreadsheet method to keep track of things. You can refer to his comment above for the formula he uses.
- Grand Prix Milwaukee will be Christopher Martin's first Grand Prix. We talked about ways to manage your time at the event. Make an effort to meet and talk to as many people as you can. Exchange info with people so you can keep in touch going forward. Talk to vendors to see which cards are hot and which ones aren't. Take photos and pick up all the buylists from the vendors.
- Grand Prix vendor buylists are usually different than the buylists posted on their sites because they have an immediate ear to the ground at the tournament as to what people are looking for. This is a good reason why you should always take pictures of the buylists and grab any printed copies as soon as you get to the venue.
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