rk9 ex, how much it is now???

Discussion in 'Collecting and Card Price Discussion' started by carlossan, Feb 6, 2006.

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  1. carlossan

    carlossan New Member

    I was thinking on buying some rk9 but first I wanted to know the real price. Does anyone could make an approximation?
     
  2. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    They're not out yet, so any price would be pretty inflated.

    Wait a few weeks after the set has been out for more accurate prices. You have to remember that before a set is out the demand for cards is a LOT higher, well into a few weeks the set has been out.
     
  3. meganium45

    meganium45 Active Member

    Or, you buy the cards early, before their real power is known.

    Didn't anyone find it strange that you could NOT buy any RK9 EX in Japanese?

    Look what's winning in Japan.

    At this point, I would happily pay $20.00 or more for one!

    Vince
     
  4. Flaming_Spinach

    Flaming_Spinach Feature Editor

    Pardon me, but I have no idea what's winning Japan. So there is no way I can "Look at what's winning in Japan."

    Of course, if you could provide a link or something, that'd be nice.
     
  5. blastoise1992

    blastoise1992 New Member

    i heard someone at a Pre got 150$+ in cards though, still its alot.
     
  6. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    Eh, Japan is japan, they're not like us. We made t2, we were dominated by rocklock...
    Different styles of play. Who knows if arcanine will be as powerful here.
     
  7. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    I agree 100% with ryanvergel. I've told people in my area the same thing. They're like, "I'm going to go online and chat with the japanese about what's winning in their area". I'm like, okay, and maybe sure to bring that decklist with SS dunsparce and other illegal cards to league so I can laugh at you.
     
  8. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    They have a different format, different playstyle, etc etc etc. What works with them doesn't have to work ehre, we even have a different set of legal cards, so what's winning NOW, aka, what's winning with arcanine and OTHER sets that we DONT have is completely different from what would be winning HERE with sets we DO have.

    I mean, of course the obvious combos can be taken from the japanese, but when it comes to fine nuances and playstyle, what flies there might not fly here, especially when you take in the fact that we have a different set of legal cards than them.
     
  9. carlossan

    carlossan New Member

    so we dont know if rk9 will be an archetype? or what do you mean ryanvergel?
     
  10. Mewstor

    Mewstor New Member

    I wouldn't put so much hope on Arcanine. Like every one has said, we don't really know how it's gonna play before we get to play test it. It is a good card, I'm not saying anything else. But we don't know how good.

    Though I would be really happy if I got more than 50 bucks from my arcanine EX (yes I have one). I'm not really going to play with it. It's just nice to look at ^^
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2006
  11. PokeMontoya

    PokeMontoya New Member

    RK9 is toatlly playable there are more than plenty of ways to run it I plan to play it and win. Hey Mewstor I would prolly be wiling to pay ya $30 for yours. Thats how bad I want it
     
  12. Flare Starfire

    Flare Starfire New Member

    Lol- that was probably me. News of my "bad trade" is getting around really fast! And yes, it is true. I traded 2 Blastoise EX, 1 Venusaur EX, 1 Charizard EX, 1 Lugia EX and 1 Electrode EX for Arcanine EX, 1 Jirachi, 1 Cursed Stone, 2 React Energy (1 RH) and a Solrock. Was it way overkill? Absolutely! Anyone who knows me however knows I've been waiting on Arcanine EX for ages and I needed one to translate for my 4 Japanese Arcanine EXs (1 from Worlds 05). So, I got what I wanted, and my deck is ready to roll.

    I don't think you're going to get such a generous trade from anyone else though... unless they like arcanine as much as I do! *laughs*

    More on the topic lines, Arcanine is probably going to be a 30-40+ dollar card.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2006
  13. Curry

    Curry New Member

    rk9 is the lugia of this set. nuf said
     
  14. blastoise1992

    blastoise1992 New Member

    woop de do! RK9 is teh Roxxors!!!! It can be 2hko by most pokemon, and it can 2hko most pokemon. Sounds average to me. =/
     
  15. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    Holy god... overkill.
    Why not wait a few days, and buy it on ebay and save yourself 120 dollars?
     
  16. Venusaur

    Venusaur New Member

    Did you offer all that stuff for it, or was it the guy wouldn't give up the arcanine ex unless you gave up all that stuff? Even just trading charizard ex for it would be more than fair.
     
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  17. Flare Starfire

    Flare Starfire New Member

    Both very good questions, and here are the anwsers:

    As for buying one off the internet, that was going to be my last resort. I went into the PR knowing that I was going to do my best to trade for the cards proxied into my deck using cards and not cash wherever possible. Since I'll be running this deck all the way through worlds whether is bomb or bust, the contents of my trade binder don't really matter too much. For that matter, if FRLG goes out of modified after worlds, this means the only card I really 'lost' in the trade was Lugia EX, as I believe when a card becomes unplayable in modified its value to me drops effectivly to zero. Very good question though.

    And as for the situation on the trade- it was well known at the event that I would indeed "toss" EXs at anyone willing to give me what I needed to finish my deck, and I wasn't lying. The original cards he pulled out were 2x Blastoise, Lugia, and Electrode. I put in the Charizard and Venusaur because he said he could use them, and he's a friend of mine anyways. That pretty much sealed the deal and completed my deck. I'll be seeing him again in Modesto- I promised him if for some unknown reason the luck gods shine on me and toss me -another- Arcanine EX in my packs, it gets traded to him. (Presumably for a few of the EXs back. Either way, I don't need more than the 1 US and 4 Japan Arcanines I have.)

    In the end, the card is worth what you can get for it, as the saying goes.
     
  18. Angry_Altaria

    Angry_Altaria New Member

    Flare--Would that be TacC? I saw that trade ;p
     
  19. Flare Starfire

    Flare Starfire New Member

    I actually never got his gym name, I just know him from the Modesto CCs which he won and I got 2nd. But the entire room seemed to be commenting on it by the end since there were so many exs (read: shiny things) involved.
     
  20. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    It just doesn't seem very logical to do what you did. You could easily trade via the gym a lugia ex for a arcanine ex, or even a charizard ex for a arcanine ex, I'm sure a LOT of the people here would have done that trade in a heartbeat... but instead you chose to give a LOT of exsthat you didnt NEED to give... which defies the rules we use in trading, not to rip ourselves off when the deal is right around the corner on eBay, the gym, and probably other people at the event.
     

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