Originally Posted by Igman7
Let's take a closer look at that...
108 case order @ $600/per $64,800
6 Archive Boxes @ $1,250/per -7,500
12 Glebe Incentives @ $375/per -4,500
18 Martineck Incentives @ $225/per -4,050
108 case cost now lowered to $48,750 or $451.38/case if all incentives sold.
Very high cost to buy in, but the ends can justify the means, especially if you can recoup your investment and get into profit within the first 48 hours.
The problem that I (and many other smaller dealers) is that it is impossible to be competetive without hitting an absolute monster card or two.
I would guess that things have changed for the worse when it comes to making that kind of profit. The leftover Glebes from last time are down to around $100 now.
Gotta Have It looks like they are out of the game, still having gobs of sketches left from the last two Rittenhouse sets... even after selling hundreds of sketches for less than $20 each.
I don't think smaller dealers could ever "compete" with someone who opens 2400 boxes per release, and the lower market values of low end sketches have made it that much harder.
Either way, we are 12 hours away from midnight madness! Strap yourself in, this is a wild ride.