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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Indictment of a Product

Upper Deck X Baseball (20 x $4 Box $80 MSRP) and Upper Deck Masterpieces Baseball ($7 x 12 Box $84) have gotten a frosty reception indeed. There can be no greater indictment of a product then when it sells for half its MSRP consistently:

Check out the following link for X:

http://completed.shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=Upper+Deck+X+box&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=&_sacat=See-All-Categories&_okw=Upper+Deck+X+box&_oexkw=&LH_Complete=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_samilow=&_samihi=&_sadis=200&_fpos=&LH_SALE_CURRENCY=0

For Masterpieces:

http://completed.shop.ebay.com/items/_W0QQLHQ5fCompleteZ1QQ_dmptZUSQ5fSMQ5fSportsQ5fCards?_nkw=Upper+Deck+masterpieces+box&_sacat=0&_fromfsb=&_trksid=m270.l1313&_odkw=Upper+Deck+X+box&_osacat=0

2 comments:

dayf said...

Wow, that's not good... I'm not sure if it's an indictment of the product or an indication of the economy's impact on the hobby. Might be a little of both.

stusigpi said...

That's a good point, but many other products, especially high end still do very well. Yesterday 3 different auctions of masterpieces went for $36. If only finest and chrome went for that much so soon after release.

It will be interesting to watch prices over the next year. I fear 2008 donruss threads and gear as well as leaf stuff will be 30 a box in 6 months because of economic conditions.