$12.99 for a Deluxe? WTF TRU!?!

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  1. DanoMcKenna

    DanoMcKenna R.I.P

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    Hey, I don't normally buy TF from Toys R Us, in fact I don't really buy many things at all from Toys R Us. But today I went to get a Classics Ramjet(because TRU is the only place in my town that still has any) and he was $12.99.

    12.99 for a deluxe! That's almost what megas used to cost! Then I look over and their Cybertron toys are 9.99. What is up with this?

    Three extra bucks a figure, that means if you buy a wave at TRU it's like paying for an entire extra figure.

    Sorry, just a little rant.
     
  2. Hi Q

    Hi Q I don't want a user title

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    That's quite a bit less than what Deluxes cost here... when TFs show up at all that is.
     
  3. Tech Spec

    Tech Spec Breeze Loo

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    In Canada Deluxes go between $14.99 to $16.99
     
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    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Not news here (CA Bay Area). The prices even actually vary from TRU to TRU, but, mainly, Classics have been $12.99. They started as $9.99 and then were jacked up soon after for reasons unknown. And $9.99 for a Deluxe Cybertron bot is standard, right?
     
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    Be safe in the knowledge that the UK residents here pay double what you guys pay.
     
  6. nellie131

    nellie131 Well-Known Member

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    yeah we pay £9.99 which to you guys is $20 for a deluxe and $40 for a voyager!
     
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    Yup. Not to mention that since Ramjet, Cliffjumper and Grimlock haven't been released here we're having to pay between $20 and $30 for him. Before shipping.
    So sod paying an extra $3 for one; think how you'd feel paying an extra $15-20.
     
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    The price of the classics spiked to 12.99 the week of their spend $25 and get $5 off coupon. I went there to take a look for a Mirage and Ramjet ... I left laughing.
     
  9. llamatron

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    Yep, seems that every country outside of North America pays those prices. Somewhat strange.
     
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    Reminds me of when I was looking at the prices of N64 accessories in a UK comic book. I noticed that all the prices were the same as the US prices, except in pounds instead of dollars.

    I think the point of the original post is not to complain about prices in general (I, for one, am very happy with how cheap our TFs are here in the US). Instead, imagine if every store in your country charged 9.99 for a Deluxe, but one store charged 12.99, and that 12.99 store was not any kind of specialty or comic book shop. You'd be perplexed as well. Hell, I'm kind of irked not because it costs more, but because if this is a trend at TRU then they're really going to circle the drain. I know price inflation like this is what killed most of the local Kay Bee stores. Who wants to pay a 20%+ markup?
     
  11. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    and we Swedes have it even worse then the UK ppl so , luckely there are veryv ery helpful US collectors who can help a brother out if he wants something. :) 
     
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    That's the price they are at the TRU here in Lexington. It's funny, but that's the only place you can find any of the wave 1 deluxes, and they have tons of them.
     
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    $12.99 is nothing. The Canadian dollar is almost matching the US dollar in value and we're paying our deluxe figures anywhere from $14.99 to $17.99.
     
  14. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Avoiding the whole every other country pays double that so you should be damn grateful argument, it does annoy me when one retail chain just jacks their prices up above everyone else. Here the standard deluxe price is $25 AU, but one or two chains charge $28 AU or so. It's pretty lame.
     
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    12.99 is really CHEAP!!!! is nothing! Here you pay 24-25 us dollars for a deluxe figure!
     
  16. Star Sabre James

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    It must be hit or miss with TRU, because they are $9.99 here.
     
  17. SamiWCP

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    Hey, they still have 20th Anniversary Prime edition for 90.00$ as well, so..
     
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    And 60 miles from you, in Minnetonka, $12.99. It's goofy.
     
  19. defstar

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    Does TRU ever run any 30% off sales on TF like Target and Wal-mart do...?
     
  20. Triformis

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    Hahahahahha.

    No.

    And they still have $60 Primuses and Supreme Starscreams here. TRUs suck more and more.
     

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