Im trying to find an online shop that sells T1 stuff at reasonable rates. More specifically an Alpha Mox Pearl. If anyone knows of any and could tell me i'd be very appreciative thanks!
Sure your best bet isn't eBay?
Yeah, I've been watching eBay for about a month now and the only Alpha Pearls i've seen are either a) inked in or b) cost about $190. So I'm going to try shops to see if there are any better deals out there. It's the last alpha mox i need to finish a set of alpha moxen, so its sorta important ;(
Well, the cheapest *German* online shop I know of which offers Type 1 cards charges 337,50 € for a Mox Pearl (Alpha, Near Mint). Sure you don't want to get the 190$?
that's actually very unimportant, in the big scheme of things
You think so?
It definitly depends on the side you're viewing it from. If there *is* a greater scheme of things, how do you know that buying this last Mox won't change your behavior towards the bigger scheme of things in a positive way? Maybe you get a more comfortable feeling having accomplished a task you long wanted to complete, which frees your resources to concentrate on other various things in your life. You feel like you reached the end of a narrow road which nowgives you a break and widens into a number of different paths to follow from now on.
By being content with your achievements, you also open your mind to the bigger scheme of things: Once you have completed the humble earthly task, your mind looks for greater things to do, ultimately leading to an understanding or at least consideration of the bigger scheme of things. And since acquiring a complete Alpha P9 set is the ultimate goal of many a player, after having achieved that that player should look for greater things, again leading to consideration of the bigger scheme because (to phrase it explicitly) there's nothing worldly that remains to be done.
If there is no bigger scheme of things, what should be more important for the individual than achieving his personal goals? Especially when it is something as satisfying as having complete Alpha P9. Of course that is only satisfying in the community of Magic players, but the satisfaction or personal comfort you feel in one group, community or even sub-culture transcendends to all other areas of life. So, finalizing you Mox (or P9) collection makes your life a little better and more comfortable.
Given the importance we all have allowed to Magic - The Gathering in our lives, feeling good in that area surely touches our entire life: After winning a tournament (especially after the first win!), aren't you in high spirits (excluding alcohol) so you could embrace the whole world? After those games where you have made a thrilling comeback from a seemingly hopeless position to strike back for the win, don't you feel elated? In those two-hours control-on-control battles, where you manage to get the crucial Powder Keg through, don't you feel good? After a good-humored session with a couple of friends and an Unglued deck, don't you feel nice and friendly towards everyone you meet?
P.S.: And seen from the perspective of the Mox: It's surely more fun to be played together with it's colleagues so the Moxen can share their stories - how they powered a 1st-turn Morphling, how often they were destroyed by Gorilla Shaman, how they despise Powder Keg for 0, how often they returned from the grave after Y's. Will, and who always gets played first.
Sapphire in particular will surely boost with the numer of times he cast Ancestral, Jet will talk about how many Morphlings he killed with Edict, Ruby sports REBs and Firing 1st-turn Negators, Emerald talks about how he makes green possible at all or about supporting splashed Calls of the Herd, and Pearl's stories surely include Balance, StP and D-Blow.
Dozer: Interesting point of view.
CarlW: Good luck on getting the set!! I just completed the Alpha P9 last summer sometime. Dozer's right in a way. Well... at least you won't be looking for better power anymore after that ;-) In that way your life may be made more simple.
Dozer...Wow, let's get Carl that Mox!