Trade Evaluation -- Pile A versus B

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Post by SquirrelToken » 2 years ago

Hello and welcome to the Official A versus B thread.

Please post your trades and trade evaluations evaluation here in the style of:

Pile A:
Card 1
Card 2 :foil:
Card 3

Pile B:
Card 4
Card 5 x3

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Post by The Fluff » 2 years ago

Hi, may I ask the opinion of others on this. Have a playset of khans Wooded Foothills in good condition. Another player wants to trade a playset of Prismatic Vista for my set of foothills. Is this a fair trade?
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Hi, may I ask the opinion of others on this. Have a playset of khans Wooded Foothills in good condition. Another player wants to trade a playset of Prismatic Vista for my set of foothills. Is this a fair trade?
By TCG Market, which is what I usually use, Vista is about $20 and Foothills is about $25. So you'd be losing about $20 on such a trade. I'd ask for another Vista, if you're looking for Vistas.

I also feel that Wooded Foothills is just a plain better card, so unless I had a spare playset I wooden be in a hurry to trade it.
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Post by The Fluff » 2 years ago

oh, didn't know that the gap was 5 dollars. thanks. I'll try to negotiate if they're willing to add some more to the trade.

Mostly use SCG as price reference, so I thought the price gap was only 3 dollars.
And I also had the imagination that Vistas would rise in price...
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oh, didn't know that the gap was 5 dollars. thanks. I'll try to negotiate if they're willing to add some more to the trade.

Mostly use SCG as price reference, so I thought the price gap was only 3 dollars.
And I also had the imagination that Vistas would rise in price...
So long as you both use the same reference, it's fine. I like TCG Market because that's indicative of what cards are actually selling for, not what someone WANTS them to be selling for.

Vista will definitely rise in price in the long run. So will Foothills, though. It's really a matter of which one gets reprinted next. :grin:

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Post by SquirrelToken » 2 years ago

Time for a low-value, low-risk one:

My friend and I split some C19, and he wants to trade his Pramikon, Sky Rampart and Tahngarth, First Mate for my Chainer, Nightmare Adept. For me it's all about the far future - I don't particularly need any of them, and I can't see myself building one of them in the near future. So since whichever I don't pick is going to get tossed in a hole for a few years (not literally), which is the way to go? Chainer seems the more interesting card, but I can see doing Pramikon Prison Pillowfort.

Pile A:
Pramikon, Sky Rampart
Tahngarth, First Mate

Pile B:
Chainer, Nightmare Adept

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Post by The Fluff » 2 years ago

Got another question for this thread. :)

A person pm'd me on facebook this morning asking for a trade of my near-mint morningtide Bitterblossom, to his near-mint ultimate masters bitterblossom + 5 dollars. Is this a fair trade?

pile a: morningtide bitterblossom

pile b: ultimate masters bitterblossom
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I don't play edh, so can't comment much on those cards. But the chainer does look interesting. I'm assuming gy strategies are also strong in edh.
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A person pm'd me on facebook this morning asking for a trade of my near-mint morningtide Bitterblossom, to his near-mint ultimate masters bitterblossom + 5 dollars. Is this a fair trade?

pile a: morningtide bitterblossom

pile b: ultimate masters bitterblossom
Yeah, that's fair. Those two printings are within a few bucks in price, and you're probably actually getting the better end of the deal since you're getting some cash.

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Post by The Fluff » 2 years ago

alright, thanks for the advice. ^^
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I don't play edh, so can't comment much on those cards. But the chainer does look interesting. I'm assuming gy strategies are also strong in edh.
I ended up just giving him the Chainer, since the values were so low. Probably going to pick up Pramikon to build around at some point.

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Post by The Fluff » 2 years ago

Hi, a person wants a trade a set of near mint normal path to exile from various sets to my single near mint WPN Path to Exile - Rebecca Guay art. Is this a fair trade?

pile a: four near mint normal path to exile from various sets

pile b: one near mint foil WPN Path to Exile - Rebecca Guay art.
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Hi, a person wants a trade a set of near mint normal path to exile from various sets to my single near mint WPN Path to Exile - Rebecca Guay art. Is this a fair trade?

pile a: four near mint normal path to exile from various sets

pile b: one near mint foil WPN Path to Exile - Rebecca Guay art.
That's a great deal for you. Not only is the Todd Lockwood art way better, but those Paths go for $6-$10 depending on the set. The WPN promo foil is only about $16. I'd definitely take Pile A.

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Post by The Fluff » 2 years ago

ah, I see. thanks for the evaluation. Ok, will follow your advice on that. :)
the guy who will trade with me is taking pictures of his cards to show me that they're really near mint.
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Post by The Fluff » 2 years ago

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a little update. We did the trade today, it's a little different. I received 2 normal M17 pte, 1 foil m17 pte, and 4 dollars cash. In exchange for giving him a WPN pte Rebecca Guay art. Looks like he's a fan of her art. :)
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Post by SquirrelToken » 1 year ago

So, a slightly bigger one.

Pile A:
Mox Diamond (the non-shiny one)

Pile B:
Polluted Delta (the very shiny one)

I'm not so concerned with matching values right now, I'm more looking to the future. Basically, is it worth trading a Legacy-staple RL card for the second-best version of a blue fetch (because there's no way that I can swing an ONS foil)?

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Post by The Fluff » 1 year ago

the question is Legacy still a thing in your area? If not, then I highly suggest to trade it for something that is at least modern usable, like the delta.
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the question is Legacy still a thing in your area? If not, then I highly suggest to trade it for something that is at least modern usable, like the delta.
Both are EDH legal, and I've been told that I should put more Diamonds in aggressive decks. Mox Diamond is an irreplaceable effect in decks that want it, and the only reason that I'm even considering letting one go is because it'd be for a good friend's Legacy deck.

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Post by vandertroll » 1 year ago

I have 3 Force of Negation. Trade one for a Gilded Drake? I use all of them in Edh decks but the drake would slot great in my new aminatou deck replacing the force. Thoughts?

EDIT: I'm in Europe so the price difference is not so big
Ertai, Wizard Adept counts as a Wizard.

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I have 3 Force of Negation. Trade one for a Gilded Drake? I use all of them in Edh decks but the drake would slot great in my new aminatou deck replacing the force. Thoughts?

EDIT: I'm in Europe so the price difference is not so big
In general yes, trading Modern cards into Reserve List cards is a good idea. I'd pick the Drake every time.
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Post by vandertroll » 1 year ago

Apparently the Drake is in French, but gonna do the trade since the price is still roughly the same around here.
Ertai, Wizard Adept counts as a Wizard.

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Post by SquirrelToken » 1 year ago

Still a very good trade IMO.

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Post by The Fluff » 1 year ago

a little late into the discussion. But I think @SquirrelToken is correct, the drake is the better choice.
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