TGunitedcardists wrote:This white whale situation is interesting, but what's the general consensus about price?
For example, imagine one of the decks on your white whale list came up, but it was double or triple the price you were comfortable with. The real question would be, "How would you feel if you didn't pull the trigger and it was your last chance at the deck?"
I think my problem isn't so much having white whales, it's that I don't want to pay for them. I missed out on the Kings Wild Federal 52 Unbranded Black Reserve Note and the first Empire, but I'm not willing to pay the probably asking price. If any people in this thread happen to have extra, please let me know. I would like to say I could trade some rare Japanese decks on this side of the ocean, but I'm not that connected and haven't found where to gets some of the rarer decks.
I still like the idea of having some whale icons under the avatar representing decks on your white whale list.
Well, it kind of all goes back to my often repeated observation that "A deck is worth exactly what you can get someone to pay for it" (when asked how much something - anything - is worth). At one point I had 5 of those unbranded black reserve notes, I sure wish I still had my hands on those and the 3 decks of David Blain's "Microsoft Make Magic"!
Sometimes we don't take into account that the deck for sale might be the last chance we have to get it, and that is one thing that you can't ever be totally certain about, but it surely should make a difference in the decision whether to "pull the trigger" (and how hard).