Sunday, November 30, 2014

Magic Online Economic Holidays

Hi Everyone!

This week in the United States was Thanksgiving. It's one of the biggest travel days of the year, in fact, it took me 5 times longer to get 3 miles from my house than usual on Wednesday night, presumably because of the "holiday weekend" traffic.

What does this have to with Magic Online? It has to do with the fact that every major holiday triggers a downward trend in Magic Online Prices. I was checking Khans of Tarkir prices earlier this week and noticed an upward trend, then this weekend checked again and found the prices slightly falling. The fall is most likely that people on Magic Online are celebrating the holiday.

This isn't the first time I saw this trend. The last time I saw it was at the Fourth of July. The only difference was that the drop in price was way more than this time. I don't know if it has to do with the summer being a holiday spent outdoor or if it's related to the set over this past summer being Vintage Masters, that had much less value to a lot of players because they couldn't play it in standard, and they couldn't redeem the set.

While the idea of economies taking a holiday is silly and doesn't happen, on and around holidays can be great times to collect cards you've been looking for.

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