I collect for fun but I do agree that cards are expensive for what you get. I dont care about the value but I would like to be able to buy more cards with my limited budget.
i only do low end
and i do it for the fun :)
never looking to make a profit
I might be one of the few people on here who actually does find it pretty easy to make money on cards. I am mostly getting out of the hobby for the time being but I have a very very nice collection of pc items and a nice sized chunk in my savings that has come strictly from profit I have made on cards. I hardly bust any wax though so that is one of the best ways to save. I have always found it easy to target a niche market or a sub-market of a certain type of cards and research them. My problem is I want to pc more and more now so it breaks into the profit that I have made. That is the reason I am getting out slowly.