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Old 01-16-2014, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Any ideas why this case price went up so much today??

So I've been thinking about buying a 2001 Upper Deck Golf Rack Pack Case that BO had for $143 I believe it was. Everything in there is pretty much junk, but there is a chance to pull Tiger's first auto and the preview packs can have some decent stuff in them.

So I was going to purchase one today and the price went up to almost $300?!?!

BO has had these on sale for over a month now at $143 and no one has bought one, it has constantly said 14 available. So my question is, does anyone know why on Earth this would nearly double in price?

I realize Tiger is playing soon I think in his first tourney of the year, but I can't see that doubling the price of this when no one is buying it. Just curious if anyone has an idea why it went up so much?
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sale prices don't last forever. There was a whole month to buy at that price.

It will probably go on sale again.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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do those rack packs and previews actually have decent stuff in them??/ I've had 3 boxes sitting around and just never bothered to open them
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Sale prices don't last forever. There was a whole month to buy at that price.

It will probably go on sale again.
True they don't last forever, but they were on sale for $143 and NO ONE was buying them, so I don't get why they went up in price. I thought if anything they would go down some.

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do those rack packs and previews actually have decent stuff in them??/ I've had 3 boxes sitting around and just never bothered to open them
The packs inside the rack packs are the same as any other 2001 UD Golf packs. Pretty much just junk but can get Tiger autos if you are extremely lucky. As far as the preview packs, if you hit a gold preview Tiger it use to be worth a lot, now I'm not so sure.

I was mainly just looking to buy a case for a cheap chance at a Tiger auto and have some fun opening the boxes with my little brother.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's marketing. Smart marketing.

Jack the price up one day before their usual Friday sale! Then put it on "sale" for $140+ and walla....you have a "sale".

They've done this before and will continue to do this.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Either way, I may have to bust those 3 boxes now
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I got nothing when I bought a few boxes a couple of years ago.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It's marketing. Smart marketing.

Jack the price up one day before their usual Friday sale! Then put it on "sale" for $140+ and walla....you have a "sale".

They've done this before and will continue to do this.
Yea that was what I thought may be happening, it just sucks because I've been setting PayPal aside from just selling cards I no longer want and got up to around $150 yesterday and was going to purchase today only to find out the price skyrocketed lol. Just not very good luck I guess.

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Either way, I may have to bust those 3 boxes now
Just don't yell at me when you hit nothing of worth lol. I have opened a case in the past and actually pulled a Tiger auto, but sold it years ago and have regretted it since then. So I thought it might be fun to try again.

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I got nothing when I bought a few boxes a couple of years ago.
Yep, that's the most likely outcome when opening this stuff
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Are the odds better in the retail box?
Looks like same number of packs in a case, not counting the preview packs.
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Are the odds better in the retail box?
Looks like same number of packs in a case, not counting the preview packs.
I believe the odds are exactly the same.

I know the odds for hobby vs. retail are the same, and I'm pretty sure the odds are the same with the rack packs. The only thing that may differ are the amount of Tiger RC's you get. For some reason I think I remember people getting a couple more RC's in the rack packs than the retail.

But everything should be the same, minus the preview packs which I think you can get a Tiger Jersey in but its very rare. Most people bought them for a chance at a Gold or Red Parallel Tiger which used to sell for a ton and still do sometimes when Tiger is playing well and winning tournaments.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I bought a case of the 2001 Upper Deck/Sp Preview Golf at $143 Yeah sale ended , I had the same problem, as I was going to get another case of 2003 Upper Deck Golf as well as the 17 boxes that were available, it was fun at $6 a box, now it's back at $15 a box and thats not happening
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Anything special in the 2003 one?
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Anything special in the 2003 one?
A relic card per box, rookies of top LPGA stars.
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Why don't you email them and ask if they will still honor the sale price?
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Why don't you email them and ask if they will still honor the sale price?
Exactly what I thought, it's worth a try.
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
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The 2003 Upper Deck Golf was fun for $6 a box, it's a hit a box and has rookies of Ochoa, Sorenstam, and Gulbis in it. In my case I had:

5 Dual Jersey Auto's
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:10 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Busting a case of 01 UD racks is a labor of love. $143 for a case isn't bad, but you should have grabbed them on Black Friday, as I think they were $99 or something.
Hits are only supposed to be a Tour Thread and Preview Thread (both mems) per case. However, I have yet to bust a case of racks and get anything less than multiples of each. Autos are about 1:10 cases, and despite busting well over 10 cases since 2006, I've yet to hit an auto from this product. However, I have hit a Tour Gear (/50 dual mem hat and shirt) so it's not been all bad. Beyond the Gold SPA Previews /250 (about 1 per case) are the SPA Preview Reds /50. Commons are more valuable than most Players Ink you could pull.
Overall, 01 racks are full of possibilities, but most are a long shot. Good luck if/when you pick some up!
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