Temptation

August 20, 2009 § 3 Comments

Against all better judgement, I’ve bought a copy of the Tarot Universal Dali to sell at Tarot Chest. Why is this potentially a bad idea? Because it’s a very expensive deck and if it doesn’t sell, I’m going to feel a bit foolish. But I couldn’t resist. It has shiny gold edges. It comes in a furry red slipcase. And…it’s the Dali Tarot. It’s literally a work of art. It took me almost an hour to add it to the site this afternoon, mainly because I couldn’t stop flicking through the scans at taroteca. (Occupational hazard…I can’t tell you how many (wo)man hours we lose to that every year. ;-))

Now I have the difficult task of seeing it on the shelf every day until someone buys it. And I’m not sure I possess the willpower required to let it just sit there. How long can I last? Will anyone save me? Or will I succumb to temptation and make it mine? Tune in again for the next exciting installment…

P.S. This is my favourite card. No, hang on. This one is. And this one.

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§ 3 Responses to Temptation

  • Balakirev says:

    You bought a deck to sell? I’ve never figured on tarot decks as an investment. Or am I missing something? I know the Dali deck’s been around for a while, so unless this is a very limited edition, I would think the prestige of the artist would mean a lot of them are out there, limiting any increase in value over time.

    So perhaps you should just keep it, after all. Especially if you find that, as a whole, it speaks to you.

  • archertarot says:

    Ah, actually I bought the deck as stock for my online store, Tarot Chest. Sorry, I didn’t make that very clear did I. 😦

    Anyway…someone has already bought it, thereby rescuing me from eternal damnation (or something like that). 😀

    • Balakirev says:

      Yes, multiple decks are damnation, or at least, a karmatic decadence that we’ll pay dearly for. :\ But if you’re like me, and find some decks artistically striking, and others like worlds, each unique, drawing you in (and thankfully avoiding the usual R/W plan), then it can become difficult to resist.

      Sorry you missed on the Dali, but I presume it will show up again.

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