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 Posted: Sun Nov 23rd, 2008 10:53 am
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Yes, I know, how could I start a topic like this? :? After all, my nickname truelighth is equal to 'has every deck ever published'. :cl.

BUT... I don't have every deck ever published. Some because I just can't get my greedy paws on them :gi...

And quite a lot by choice, because I just would never want to buy them or have them. Even if you gave them to me for free:cs... no really, I mean it.. they will not find a home in my house.:ee

Anyway, here is list of decks I really, really, REALLY don't want to have. Some of them I actually did buy and got rid off. But most I never even touched. 

Vertigo Tarot
Tarot of the Witches
H.R. Giger Tarot
Future Solleone Tarot
Power Animal Tarot
Gli Arcani di Elisabetta
Da Vinci Enigma Tarot
Tarot Oreste Zevola
Le Tarot Kibaro
El Teddy Tarot
Tarot Pino Zac
Tarocchi dei Colori
Tarocchi di Manzoni
Akron Tarot
Tarot of the Magical Forest
Savage Tarot
Star that walks around Tarot
Tarocco della Vetrate
Solleone tarot
Destiny Tarot
777 Amado Crowley Tarot
Light and Shadow Tarot
Alcohol Tarot
Tarot of the Origins
Tarocchi Tharbon
Terrestial Tarot
Tarocchi Marvel
Tarot d'Or
Piatnik Tarot

Mind you, there are more decks I don't have and don't desire to have. But I didn't want to make the list too long.


Anyone else have some decks that they will just never buy?

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Er - I have a name like hers....

But the only one I WILL not buy is the Symbolon. Because it ISN'T tarot. I don't care what people say. :cl

Also a few that are just because I cannot hope to afford them.

And any more ordinary-ish manga ones, too :D I have finally become a bit BORED with the character ones !

Hang on - what's the extraterrestrial tarot ? I don't immediately know the Manzoni either.... (ETA found on tarotgarden. It isn't that bad ! but it costs the earth - I found it for sale....) Other than that - I fear I have all those.... I never get rid of one :bl

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Can I ask why is this one on your list?

Tarocco della Vetrate

There are some I would not buy- namely artist compilations- all different styles mixed up together- too distracting.

I do not like Bloody decks- there is one here all eyes and dripping blood.

I do buy other than Tarot decks and I do not think Symbolon is Tarot.

I do not have erotic decks- even the funny erotic ones.

So other than 'bloody' and 'bloody erotic' and those few mixed media multi artist- there is not much else I would not buy. Top dollar is a factor as well- nothing over 200US is for me.

It is a consumer thing :hp

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Bifrost. 

Never ever.  Nuh-uh.  Not happening. 

There are at least six decks on truelighth's list that I once had.  A couple of them I quite liked ...

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Oh yes, Bifrost (because of the genitalia - not that they are there, but the way they are depicted)  - but that is not for sale.


(is it ????)

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Yes, Bifrost is available.  It was on e-bay.  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=250326129626&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=015


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Good lord ! He must have self-published then ? Because he said he couldn't find a publisher.... Oh yes, I see - hand made.... but $100 - that's high even for hand made !

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Well isn't this funny.

I have the Light and Shadow Tarot and like it very much. 
Also the Piatnik; I find it charming and funny.

My "don't want it" list is really long.

I'll go look for it....be back later.
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I find that I just cannot bring myself to buy a copy of the Wolf Pack Tarot.

Another deck I have avoided is the Comparative Tarot.


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But the Wolf Pack ISN'T. No prob !  (me no buy either !)

The Comparative - well, you have the four that make it up, so.... :cl

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gregory wrote: But the Wolf Pack ISN'T. No prob !  (me no buy either !)


What a relief to know that it isn't actually a tarot:x

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Well enough off asian "manga-ish-decks-so-sweet-it makes-my theeth-hurt" for me

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gregory wrote: Hang on - what's the extraterrestrial tarot ? I don't immediately know the Manzoni either.... (ETA found on tarotgarden. It isn't that bad ! but it costs the earth - I found it for sale....) Other than that - I fear I have all those.... I never get rid of one :bl

Ehmm.. ok, my mistake. I meant the Terrestial Tarot.:cs I always seem to make that mistake when it comes to that deck. Will edit it in a moment.

And the Manzoni, well, it is actually a decent deck with decent art. The fact is, I did buy it. And then decided I didn't want to keep it. There are more decks on my list that suffered the same fate. I am not totally against those decks, but it is more like: I buy it, decide I don't actually want to have it or keep it and I will never buy it again. Ok, and some I actually never even consider buying (Tarot of the Witches is thy name) . And yes, I actually do get rid of decks :qq

 

Robalong wrote:
Can I ask why is this one on your list?

Tarocco della Vetrate

This is one of those decks that I bought... and got rid off. I know a lot of people find it really pretty. But I just had something against it. To be honest, when seeing it the first time, the Death card just freaked me out. The Vetrate and I never really made up after that I am afraid... :?




debra wrote:
Well isn't this funny.

I have the Light and Shadow Tarot and like it very much. 
Also the Piatnik; I find it charming and funny.

Well, that shows.. it is just personal taste as well. As I wrote to Gregory, I sometimes buy a deck, look at it and just think.. nah, I don't want this one. The Light and Shadow was one of those. The Piatnik, I looked at many times, but I just don't feel that pull of 'buy me, buy me'.




 

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Bifrost. 

Never ever.  Nuh-uh.  Not happening. 

There are at least six decks on truelighth's list that I once had.  A couple of them I quite liked ...



Oops.. and I just ordered the Bifrost... :vMaybe I should reconsider :cl

 

Anyway, my list is just very personal. I am sure other people do like most of them. But these decks for me, just didn't make the cut.

Actually, I may add a list of decks that I also didn't want to keep and sold/traded off, but that are not totally 'never buy again'.

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For me it's more of a case of once I get a tarot, I wish I hadn't.  Like Le tarot Domination - Soumission.  Just plain creepy.  Unfortunately, like Gregory, once I got them, they stay.  Alot people didn't like the Wormweird Tarot, but I kinds did.  I took it in a campy kinda way, and didn't take it too serious.

I too have avoided the comparative.  It seems redundant, if you're doing a reading, I think it would be confusing.  And if you are comparing decks, I would prefer to chose which ones I compare.  I kinda like the Wolf Pack Tarot, at least there is a constructive way to tie wolves into a method of fortune telling. 

I have also avoided Cleo's.  I am not sure why, other that I got so sick of the TV ads.  I've considered getting it just to see it.

The Bifrost may have been self-published, but so far had not sold a single deck on Ebay, not that I've seen anyway.  It is way expensive, and all the cards shown on Ebay are definitely pc.  (oops, just saw someone admit to ordering it!)

And I do get sick of boobs for the sake of boobs.  Some designers go to silly lengths just to show them.  I even saw once where the artist showed all the clothes on, but drew the boobs on too.  Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know artist's license and the so called tie between nudity and tarot cards (someone mentioned it somewhere and I remembered it, I didn't believe it, but I remembered it.) but sheesh... 

I really am not a prude, even if from the last paragraph and the next might make me sound like one.  The more I see manga tarots the more I dislike them.  There are very adult bodies (especially women) with very childlike faces.  It just creeps me out.

Other than that, money is also an issue.  Although I keep saying to myself that I can't have anymore, I also keep saying 'just one more!'  Anything over US 200 is also over what I'll spend, no matter HOW much I think I want it.

 

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Btw, for those who are curious, of the list above, only these decks I never ever bought:

Vertigo Tarot
Tarot of the Witches
Power Animal Tarot
Gli Arcani di Elisabetta
Tarot Oreste Zevola
Alcohol Tarot
Terrestial Tarot
Piatnik Tarot
Da Vinci Enigma Tarot

The rest, I did buy and got rid off.
So I suppose this is my real list of 'never buy' :cool:

Oh, and I totally forgot to add the Cleo's (thanks Skad1). That one also belongs on this list.



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And to make all the list complete. Here is a list of other decks I bought and sold off/traded off. Yep, I am good at getting rid of decks.. :cl

Ingerid Blakstadt Tarot
New Century Tarot
One World Tarot
Winged Spirit Tarot
Tarokado
Lars-Kristian Holmsen Tarot
Tarocchi di Fiabe
Epifanie di Durer
Baudouin Tarot
Cyber Tarot
Tarocchi di Respiro
Tarot di Hechidoz
72 Genios Cabala
Tarocchi di Connessione
Incontro Tarocchi
Tarocco Siciliano
Santa Fe Tarot
Tarot Alba Dorata
Karma Tarot
Tarots de Susan M
Vision Tarot
Tarocchi Romantici
Tarot of Hellen
Experimental Tarot
Tarot der Apocalypse
De Angelis Tarot
Arme Mensen Tarok/ Simple Tarot
Le Tarot des Mondes Intergalactiques
Tarocchi della Zingara
Tarocchi del III Millenio
Tarot Breton
Tarot des Mille et un Contes
Tarocchi Celtici by Jacovitti
Tarot Thorgal
Angel Tarot

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skad1 wrote: For me it's more of a case of once I get a tarot, I wish I hadn't.  Like Le tarot Domination - Soumission.  Just plain creepy.  Unfortunately, like Gregory, once I got them, they stay.  Alot people didn't like the Wormweird Tarot, but I kinds did.  I took it in a campy kinda way, and didn't take it too serious.

I love the Wormweird ! It even READS well....

If you did decided to get rid of the Tarot Domination - Soumission.....

PM me....

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truelighth wrote: And to make all the list complete. Here is a list of other decks I bought and sold off/traded off. Yep, I am good at getting rid of decks.. :cl


and you still have how many decks??  wow

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skad1 wrote: truelighth wrote: And to make all the list complete. Here is a list of other decks I bought and sold off/traded off. Yep, I am good at getting rid of decks.. :cl


and you still have how many decks??  wow

*Grin *  I guess I am even better at keeping decks :gi

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Since I pick decks based on an arcane system known only to me (and sometimes not even then), my list would probably be about 8-10 times the size of my (by this crowd's standards, anyway) rather modest collection.

And yes, the Bifrost would probably be near the top (and not because of alphabetization). But it would have plenty of company.

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I think tarot cards are like crystals, each is unique it it's own way.  Therefore, you just have to have every single kind you like!  LOL.

I won't have:

JJSwiss
Navigators of the Mystic Sea
Winged Spirit

Blessings,
Terri

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I'm a simple guy with simple Tarot tastes. With a few exceptions, if I can't pronounce it I'm probably not interested.:ro

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Interesting topic:

I own but do not really like (some came as gifts, some as bad moves) :

Australian Dreamtime Tarot
Tarot of the Witches 
Deva Tarot
Healing Earth (don't gasp out there)
Bright Ideas
Elksinger's Perfected
Grail Tarot
Mandala Astrological
Miss Cleo
Mythic Tarot (damn shame too with that artwork)
Winged Spirit Tarot
Voyager
Yeager Tarot of Meditation
Tarot of Hellenn

I had but sold:
Pandora (Ellen
Lorenzi-Prince)
Alcohol
Rock Art Tarot

and never bought and never will Tapestry Tarot ...ewwwwwwww

I'm sure I will think of more...

Looking over the lists tho... I like the Tarocco della Vetrate
and the Piatnik Wien and I LOVE the Navigators of the Mystic Sea..

Had the Light and Shadow sold it and now may want it back...so go figure...

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Abrac wrote: I'm a simple guy with simple Tarot tastes. With a few exceptions, if I can't pronounce it I'm probably not interested.:ro

I like this idea.  Fortunately I also used this formula when buying a car, if I couldn't pronounce it, I wouldn't buy it.  I thought I'd look like an idiot if everytime someone asked what kind of car I had, I couldn't pronounce it.  The Toyota worked out to be a better car anyway.  :ok

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truelighth wrote: skad1 wrote: truelighth wrote: And to make all the list complete. Here is a list of other decks I bought and sold off/traded off. Yep, I am good at getting rid of decks..


and you still have how many decks??  wow

*Grin *  I guess I am even better at keeping decks

And I appreciate every deck you've gotten rid of that I've gotten,  and, no you can't have them back.  In fact, why don't you go and get some more decks you don't want.:gi :gi

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nicole wrote: Interesting topic:

I own but do not really like (some came as gifts, some as bad moves) :


Mythic Tarot (damn shame too with that artwork)


Had to edit myself here...it sounds like I like the art work...what I mean to say is I would have liked the deck but can't BECAUSE the art work is so awful...looks like something I drew for godsakes.

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nicole wrote: I would have liked the deck but can't BECAUSE the art work is so awful...looks like something I drew for godsakes.

I think this is a rather large category of tarot...I wonder how many people like a particular deck BECAUSE of artwork that seems, um, amateurish?

That might be a good thread.

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skad1 wrote: And I appreciate every deck you've gotten rid of that I've gotten,  and, no you can't have them back.  In fact, why don't you go and get some more decks you don't want.:gi :gi


ROTFL!!! That sounds like I am gonna become your private Tarot pimp  :cl



But yeah, some of the decks I got rid off indeed ended up with you. Glad you enjoy them! :ok 

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nicole wrote: nicole wrote: Interesting topic:

I own but do not really like (some came as gifts, some as bad moves) :


Mythic Tarot (damn shame too with that artwork)


Had to edit myself here...it sounds like I like the art work...what I mean to say is I would have liked the deck but can't BECAUSE the art work is so awful...looks like something I drew for godsakes.


I know what you mean. When I first saw the Mythic, I had the same reaction. I was disappointed with the artwork. But the deck itself has so much depth that I finally could overcome my initial reaction and it is now one of my favorites.:qq

Maybe you should get the New Mythic that will be released with the artwork done by Caselli. That will solve that problem for you :hp.

 

 

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truelighth wrote

I know what you mean. When I first saw the Mythic, I had the same reaction. I was disappointed with the artwork. But the deck itself has so much depth that I finally could overcome my initial reaction and it is now one of my favorites.:qq

Maybe you should get the New Mythic that will be released with the artwork done by Caselli. That will solve that problem for you :hp.

 

 
 

Tough one that, as the original artist has been VERY badly treated. In the first instance they didn't even tell her about the new version....

And it sounds as though the original images have been traced and amended by Caselli - with no credit given to Tricia....

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Oh, I didn't know that. I may reconsider getting the new one :?. I like my Mythic the way it is anyway.

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truelighth wrote: skad1 wrote: And I appreciate every deck you've gotten rid of that I've gotten,  and, no you can't have them back.  In fact, why don't you go and get some more decks you don't want.:gi :gi
ROTFL!!! That sounds like I am gonna become your private Tarot pimp  :cl


But yeah, some of the decks I got rid off indeed ended up with you. Glad you enjoy them! :ok 


I think you have that backward...the pimp sits at home while the other member of the group goes out and does the work.  :ee :gi  :tt

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Decks that I do not want; can't think of any.

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I will never own the
Cosmic
Arthurian
Hanson-Roberts
Avalon
Legend:Arthurian
Merlin
nor any cat decks, Baroque, White or Medieval
the Prague
Archeon
Vertigo
Dark Grimoire
Favole
Vargo Gothic
Giger
Necronomicon,
Bohemian Gothic (or probably any gothic at all- none so far, anyway)
any vampire decks
the Wormweird
Dragonfae
probably no dragon or unicorn decks
Universal Goddess
no Bruegel
no Housewives
no Rock and Roll
no Electronic Republican
the Akron has been on and off my want list, now it's off, probably for good
No Cosmic Tribe
no Osho Zen

no Fenestra
no Renaissance (not Williams or Lyle or Lo Scarebeo)
or Mythic
no Manara or Cassanova
no Witches Tarot (quite the opposite of Tarot of the Witches, the Fergus Hall one)
Animals Divine- no
Fantastical Creatures- no
no Shapeshifter
no Vanessa
or Tarot of the Animal Lords
or Arcus Arcanum


none of the three Celtic Tarots
Universal Fantasy, no
no Sharman-Caselli
Tarot of Dreams, no
Mystic Faerie
no Gilded Tarot, no:
Sol Invictus
Pearls of Wisdom
Steele Wizard
Victorian Romantic
Lo Scarebeo Tarot
Druid Craft
Robin Wood
I don't like Tarot of the Origins
Power Animal.. seriously- ick
Bifrost? not for me, thanks anyway
and no Tarot of the New Vision

I think this could actually be a much longer list, if I was applying myself to it. For someone who "collects", I seem to be able to do without a great many decks.

My list here includes six of the "Top Ten of All Time" listed by Aeclectic Tarot, and eight of the 2007 top ten listed by them.

Of decks previously mentioned, I have and love the Light and Shadow, the New Century, Oreste Zevola, Navigators of the Mystic SEA, Santa Fe and Australian Dreamtime, Tarot of the Magical Forest (the Leo Tang deck, right?)  and the Rock Art. I like the Star that Never Walks Around, too- my only Native American-based deck. And I, too, had the Tharbon and hastily rid myself of it.
I had to look up the Solleone and the Future Solleone to refresh my memory. No, I won't need to be getting either one of those.

I just bought the Tarot of the III Millennium, and I am going to go open it right now. I am hoping to like it (you just never can tell).

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truelighth wrote: nicole wrote: nicole wrote: Interesting topic:

I own but do not really like (some came as gifts, some as bad moves) :


Mythic Tarot (damn shame too with that artwork)


Had to edit myself here...it sounds like I like the art work...what I mean to say is I would have liked the deck but can't BECAUSE the art work is so awful...looks like something I drew for godsakes.


I know what you mean. When I first saw the Mythic, I had the same reaction. I was disappointed with the artwork. But the deck itself has so much depth that I finally could overcome my initial reaction and it is now one of my favorites.:qq

Maybe you should get the New Mythic that will be released with the artwork done by Caselli. That will solve that problem for you :hp.

 

 


That would be great... one of the reasons I never got rid of it was that I truly liked the deck in concept not execution... I shall watch for the new edition :)


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debra wrote: nicole wrote: I would have liked the deck but can't BECAUSE the art work is so awful...looks like something I drew for godsakes.

I think this is a rather large category of tarot...I wonder how many people like a particular deck BECAUSE of artwork that seems, um, amateurish?

That might be a good thread.


Shining Tribe comes to mind...

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I find it surprising that you included the Vertigo in your list. Come to think of it, there are a number of decks there (the oreste zevola, giger, the 2 solleones, etc) that I'd love to acquire.

As for my own preferences, I'm not too into historical reproductions. I don't loathe them; it's just that I'd rather buy some other deck that's more colourful, or has an interesting art style (I'm more drawn to variety).

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skad1 wrote: I think you have that backward...the pimp sits at home while the other member of the group goes out and does the work.  :ee :gi  :tt
Uh oh.. if I get this right, that makes YOU my tarot pimp??? :ee:bl

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BlueToy wrote: I find it surprising that you included the Vertigo in your list. Come to think of it, there are a number of decks there (the oreste zevola, giger, the 2 solleones, etc) that I'd love to acquire.



Which shows again the differences in taste. I had the Giger, but I just didn't like it. Same for the Solleone.. the art style somehow clashes with my sense of beauty. And from what I see of the pictures of the Oreste Zevola and the Vertigo, they are not decks I would like.

But each their own :ro

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truelighth wrote: BlueToy wrote: I find it surprising that you included the Vertigo in your list. Come to think of it, there are a number of decks there (the oreste zevola, giger, the 2 solleones, etc) that I'd love to acquire.



Which shows again the differences in taste. I had the Giger, but I just didn't like it. Same for the Solleone.. the art style somehow clashes with my sense of beauty. And from what I see of the pictures of the Oreste Zevola and the Vertigo, they are not decks I would like.

But each their own :ro

Indeed and that makes the competition somewhat easyer between us "mad collectors" immagine what it would be if we all where after the same decks at the same time....:f



The price factor was mentioned some times here but that's not really not wanting but more not being able to afford or not wanting at THAT price ( with prices dropping some decks become more interesting i must admit - o help :cc)

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truelighth wrote: skad1 wrote: I think you have that backward...the pimp sits at home while the other member of the group goes out and does the work.  :ee   :tt
Uh oh.. if I get this right, that makes YOU my tarot pimp??? :ee:bl

Somehow, that just doesn't sound right....

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Mr. la-luna wrote: Indeed and that makes the competition somewhat easyer between us "mad collectors" immagine what it would be if we all where after the same decks at the same time....

The price factor was mentioned some times here but that's not really not wanting but more not being able to afford or not wanting at THAT price ( with prices dropping some decks become more interesting i must admit - o help )


I have been amazed that there is not more competition.  I have come to the conclusion that we all have our price limits.  Those of us with lower limits only get some decks after others have gotten their decks.  And then down the line.  And with Ebay hiding the bidders identities, you can't see who you're bidding against.  (I don't like that, do you?)

 

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skad1 wrote: Mr. la-luna wrote: Indeed and that makes the competition somewhat easyer between us "mad collectors" immagine what it would be if we all where after the same decks at the same time....

The price factor was mentioned some times here but that's not really not wanting but more not being able to afford or not wanting at THAT price ( with prices dropping some decks become more interesting i must admit - o help )


I have been amazed that there is not more competition.  I have come to the conclusion that we all have our price limits.  Those of us with lower limits only get some decks after others have gotten their decks.  And then down the line.  And with Ebay hiding the bidders identities, you can't see who you're bidding against.  (I don't like that, do you?)

 

well that hidden-identities thing has one adventage at least you dont have to feel bad if you win it by a few cents from one here ...

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skad1 wroteI have been amazed that there is not more competition.  I have come to the conclusion that we all have our price limits.  Those of us with lower limits only get some decks after others have gotten their decks.  And then down the line.  And with Ebay hiding the bidders identities, you can't see who you're bidding against.  (I don't like that, do you?)

 


No I don't - but then again - at least we don't know who we beat to a pulp..... It does mean I may now be bidding against people I avoid when I know they are up against me - some to be nice, some because I just know I won't win !:cl

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truelighth wrote: Which shows again the differences in taste.


I have often thought that tarot collectors fall under two generalized varieties: those who have everything in their collection (or at least as much as funding would allow), and special interest ones. I guess I've always thought you, adam, la luna, gregory, as well as several others here fall under the first variety, with some decks (wolf pack, power animal), being isolated incidents. :)

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Er, yes......

I manage to resist some on grounds of wolfpackness, and quite a lot on grounds of cost (more of those since I retired...)

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Hmm well I admit it in many cases for me the phrase "resistance is futile" goes.
Luckily for me this year seems a calm year for deck production (big ones as the self-published market)

and also a restraint budget begets a restraint way of buying 
(as does the factor "not-really-tarot” and the “ouch that's ugly to my eyes” factor) 

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Mr. la-luna wrote: Hmm well I admit it in many cases for me the phrase "resistance is futile" goes.
Luckily for me this year seems a calm year for deck production (big ones as the self-published market)

and also a restraint budget begets a restraint way of buying 
(as does the factor "not-really-tarot” and the “ouch that's ugly to my eyes” factor) 


Hmmmmm

Looks like you haven't gone up to Osvaldo Menefazzi's web site.  Or do you have the 2007 and 2008 ones?  I like, but they're out of my price range. :n

http://www.arnellart.com/osvaldo/taro-th-numbers.htm

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skad1 wrote: Mr. la-luna wrote: Hmm well I admit it in many cases for me the phrase "resistance is futile" goes.
Luckily for me this year seems a calm year for deck production (big ones as the self-published market)

and also a restraint budget begets a restraint way of buying 
(as does the factor "not-really-tarot” and the “ouch that's ugly to my eyes” factor) 


Hmmmmm

Looks like you haven't gone up to Osvaldo Menefazzi's web site.  Or do you have the 2007 and 2008 ones?  I like, but they're out of my price range. :n

http://www.arnellart.com/osvaldo/taro-th-numbers.htm


I know - damn nice but so expensive - so I'm saving to get  them

It never end :v

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If it did, so would this forum :sd

I have been avoiding looking at Menegazzi..... DAMN :f

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