to me that still barely explains anything >_<
1) The best things in life are free, so you really shouldn't have a reason to equate more money with a better experience.
people spend money arbitrarily.
3) There are people who make millions of dollars a day. 100 dollars is nothing.
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HotRod wrote:I simply cannot comprehend how a card could be so expensive. I know that some do cost that much, which just blows me away. For a time, on xbox live you could get Dark Souls for 5 dollars, as opposed to a single yugioh card in a 55 card deck for 100. That is a 1/20 of the price of a SINGLE yugioh card for a great experience. Let's see, 100 x 55 is 5500 dollars. 40 for the main, 15 for the extra. What bothers me is that prices for cards are as high as they are because some people are willing to spend pay check after pay check on one deck.
Its very basic supply and demand. Some decks do well at events or are hyped up before release, then people want those decks. Due to the rarity of these cards as singles, people who obtain them want to maximise their profits and sell the cards at a high price. Now while this IS a kids game, most people I know who play this game are in their late teens and early twenties, with student loans or jobs, meaning they have a lot of disposable income (because they live at home/student accommodation so their costs are low). This means they are willing to spend this disposable income on cards, and therefore there is both a product and market. Where those things exist, business' can be set up, which they have been.
If you have a problem with the cost of cards, you should have a lot of issues with the free market as a whole too. Also Konami knows that this happens to they purposely try not to over hit things on the ban list so cheaper decks can be played at a local/casual level, such as gladiator beasts, gadgets and chaos dragons.