as bad as I want one of his jerseys iam in the same boat.. the amount of money that meigray is asking for one is down right ridiculous for a hockey jersey.. meigray already pulled a bone job by changing the terms of the summer sale and they wont accept 50% off on the older jerseys I tried to work something out with them and they were not willing to work with me like they did in the past.. not sure what their problem is all of a sudden but makes me not want to buy from them
Meigray prices are always silly but it could be worse (*cough* Steiner *cough*). I mean a non-rookie or special event Josefson is worth $750 while an Andy Greene is worth $450? Please. I can understand the price schemes in the first year as those who want first crack at them will pay, but when they are sitting on the shelves 2+ years Meigray should be going back and re-evaluating the prices on these jerseys.
Instead Meigray relies on stupid grab bags to clear inventory. And why not? 60 out of the 75 jerseys in this grab bag were the non-prize jerseys of game-issued, preseason or training camp worn jerseys where if you put them up on ebay would at best get $150, maybe a little more if you are lucky. Meigray now does about 3-6 grab bags a year and make a ton of money on them and they tap into the gamblers in the hobby. At this point Barry might as well turn Meigray into a casino (i've even said this on other jersey collecting forums).
Fact is as long as these grab bags work at clearing dead stock then Meigray doesn't need to change. They as well as a handful of others are the gatekeepers to a majority of the game-worn jerseys in the hobby so they also have that for them. It is what it is and yes the terms of this year's summer sale is weak but this is what it is going to be. If I would have known earlier about the buy one get one free offer I would have better prepared to budget myself for that, but the terms were not released until 2 days prior. Now I know so I will probably do that next year.