Patrick continues his Getting Started series, this time covering the primary avenues of selling your Magic products in the secondary market.
With the advent of TCGplayer opening up to anyone who wants to own an online store without a brick-and-mortar location, numerous people have opened started Magic card businesses out of their apartments/dorm rooms/homes. However, many of us, myself included, do not have any formal business training. That being said, I’ve worked for various companies since graduating from […]
Magic is a hobby riddled with trends and data—sometimes baffling ones. Sig shares three observations that may make sense on the surface, but are perplexing underneath.
Sig is a long-time advocate of buying up Reserved List cards—so why is he constantly selling them? This week Sig shares his motivations for selling cards even as they’re on the rise.
After a year spent building his online inventory, David has learned several invaluable lessons about the buying process. Today he shares the pitfalls he encountered.
This week Sig examines budget, time, and enjoyment as three vectors of Magic finance that dictate how you should set priorities to get the most out of the hobby.
For years, vendors marked down older, heavily-played cards dramatically. Now, changes in the market surrounding Old School is leading to player demand in excess of supply.
The layout of your store may sound like a boring topic, but it has real implications for customer experience and sales. David looks at the best practices for game stores in this area.
Running a brick-and-mortar store presents a lot of pitfalls that can cost you business. David looks at some practices to avoid that commonly plague Magic stores.
Cards spiking creates opportunity to quickly flip cards for a profit, and today Adam explains how he does it.
Following up his article on cash flow analysis, David put his calculations to work in the real world by tracking his sales and purchases for the month of March. He shares the results.
David shares some advice on how to run brick-and-mortar stores in a way that plays to their natural strengths in the Magic market, and looks at transaction costs.
Last week a presentation at Sig’s work spurred him to reflect on MTG finance strategy. He explores some theory around hype and looks for what “innovation triggers” may be on the horizon.