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I have a deck that's worth about $300 (I didn't buy it, I traded for it, so it doesn't count as spending money!) and I did actually read with it once...VERY CAREFULLY. It was actually a really clear and accurate reading! So it was more than just an art deck, which is nice to know....I may try reading with it again sometime but again, VERY carefully!
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Somewhere in the $250-300 range.
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$350

For a Rock N Roll Tarot on Ebay.

At the time I won the auction, I had no idea where I was getting the money from, and then that weekend, I won $300 in a slot machine at a local casino, so it was meant to be.

And then I sold it for rent. {*sob!*}
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I have been collecting long enough that most of my now-valuable decks were acquired back when they were inexpensively/readily available.

Therefore, the higher prices I've paid have been to acquire (readily available) self-published decks which are naturally more expensive than mass-market ones. I'd say with those, I have not gone over $100. I would have done had I bought the Daniloff tarot, but after careful consideration, I decided not to buy it, and I have since been increasingly pleased with that decision.

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$350

For a Rock N Roll Tarot on Ebay.

At the time I won the auction, I had no idea where I was getting the money from, and then that weekend, I won $300 in a slot machine at a local casino, so it was meant to be.

And then I sold it for rent. {*sob!*}
What a story. I'm sure you'll have an equally interesting one for how you re-acquire it in the future.
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For the first time I have just fallen for a deck worth over 100 bucks.
I don''t know if 'worth' is an appropriate term with a lot of tarot decks being sold for high prices.

If the deck has some intrinsically valuable factors-- higher-quality cardstock or printing quality, gilding, a self-published artist's original artwork painstakingly produced at high cost over a number of years, a famous artist's original artwork for tarot--then we might say the deck's price reflects a more objective value.

But many decks that are priced $100+ online are in fact mass-market decks that have gone out of print and that are only currently, artificially inflated in price due to supply and demand (demand naturally going up when there's less supply). Many of these decks were ignored by many while still in print and readily available--indeed, some were mocked or widely given the "thumbs-down."

These decks' prices might currently be high, but that does not mean there is an objective consensus that they are "worth" a high price. And prices do fluctuate over time according to trends in the general culture as well as within tarot; just keep that in mind.
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$40-$45 I think? That might have included shipping, for when the Transparent Tarot first came out... I ended up selling it (like I did most of my decks) to pay bills.

But that was an unusual and rare instance for me... normally I like to stay in the $10-$15 range (or less!) for a deck.
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I spent over 100 Euro once for an OOP Il Meneghello Tarot de Bologna, I think that was the most expensive I bought. But I totally use it for readings, like all my decks, I wouldn't buy a deck to just have it sit on the shelf as a collector's item.
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Approximately $2000.
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75 quite a few years ago for a first edition Buckland Romani. It was cheap at the price even then, but I will never be able to tell hubs about it - he'd have my mental health checked!
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Approximately $2000.
You win !

I considered paying 8,000 for a wooden Kashmiri when it was offered to me, but decided I just couldn't justify using all my savings plus some....

Apparently my highest was 240, for the Jumbledance.
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