Justb because our tournament organizer JK Entertainment is one of Europe's largest traders, that doesn't mean that we don't have a plethora of other vendors at all our MKMS events as well!
If you are an interested dealer looking to join us at one or all of our future stops, check out our vendor page for further details.
The MKM Series is not only a great place to enjoy tournaments in various formats, but also a good opportunity to buy and sell cards at various dealer booths. Today I interviewed Giulio from Arcana Distribution about his endeavors as a Magic vendor.
What is your name, MKM account name, and company name?
Giulio Trapani, Arcana Distribution, Arcana-Trieste
Where are you from? Where is your Store?
Giulio and his crew are from Trieste in Italy, where they don't have a brick and mortar store anymore. Nowadays they sell via MKM, and their own webshop is coming soon.
What is your “origins story”? How did you get to where you are now as a Magic dealer?
Giulio first got in contact with Magic when he was only 10 years old. He really wanted those cards, when he first saw them in a game store. That was over 20 years ago and he was in fact able to get his hands on a few Unlimited boosters back then. His involvement in Magic grew up with him, and many years later it was him, who owned 4 game stores himself!
At some point he didn't like his commitment to those local places anymore and closed them, to become more flexible as a Magic trader. He used his resources to trade for lots and lots of duals lands (approximately 600-700 copies per dual), then traded them into lots of power 9 cards instead. By now those stacks of power have been sold as well, and he and his business partner have acquired a much more diversified supply of cards instead. They are offering nearly every card nowadays, with more than 180.000 cards listed on MKM.
Who is part of your team here at your booth?
Enrico is his business partner, Stefano is one of their team of employees helping them here at the MKM Series. They left another four employees at home.
Do you plan to attend future MKM Series events as a vendor on site?
Arcana Distribution is one of our regular traders at the MKM Series. They had to miss our event in Frankfurt, but were in attendance at all of our other events, and plan to be so in the future.
What is your general business model? Do you specialize on foils, specific languages or formats?
Coming from a very specialized approach in the past (Legacy/Vintage), Arcana Distribution is buying everything, and selling everything by now. They are open for any kind of business you are interested in. Check out their booth here in Madrid and at future MKMS events.
Can you give us any financial advice about currently underrated or overrated single cards, sets, or boxed products…?
- Underrated Cards
Eternal Masters singles are prized too low in general. They buy many of those cards, as they expect them to get more expensive again in the future.
Thalia, Heretic Cathar
- Overrated Card
Thank you Giulio for taking the time to sit down with me, and sharing your interesting magical journey.