2007 Unreleased movie exclusives on BBTS

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  1. Ruination04

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    $180 for three scouts?!

    Seems dumb.
     
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    i heard BBTS bought this from the board member that selling in the boards that has like 25 sets
     
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    I'm very close to not buy anything ever again from BBTS.
     
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    Goodness, that is quite the markup compared to the price they were being sold for on these boards. I remember when Seibertron (Ryan) listed his on eBay. The first wave went for around the BBTS listed price (and somewhat higher). As more surfaced, the market price began to drop. There's clearly more of these guys out there than first thought.
     
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    As another intenrational BBTS customer, they've never failed me yet.... but i'd like to hear why you're frustrated with them?
     
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    I think he is referring to the obvious markup/scalping by BBTS here. And to be honest, it is rather low (but not unexpected from a store).
     
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    That is ludicrous.
     
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    $180? That is ludicrous.
     
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    I'd like to know how they got a hold of 45 sets. That is a lot of sets right there. There could have been more, I'm simply going off of their current inventory.
     
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    Don't buy the crazy marked up items. It's still one of the best online retailers though, and you would do the same if you were running the show. (EDIT: Business)
     
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    Going back couple months again when I posted that those scouts are available on taobao, I honestly never expected such a frenzy. Now I really regret disclosing the source that benefits the scalpers. I may have to think about my post again next time.
     
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    There's marking up the price of your products to maximize profit, and then there's outright scalping.

    I know which this is...
     
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    Yeah, when BBTS does this kinda thing, I don't think it helps their image much. But, they keep doing it, and they are still in business, so obviously it's a practice that makes them money, and I can choose to not buy. That doesn't make me want to NOT buy from BBTS at all though. Despite what people say, MOST of their prices are comparable to similar online stores and they still provide the best interface and customer support, all of which is not free for them as a company.
     
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    Sure enough, they have already sold 1 set (the inventory is now at 44). You know what they say about a fool and his money.....
     
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    180 for some scouts that are @ your local big lots for 7$ each...if anybody buy this...just hand over you money to me...stupid!
     
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    The price is only crazy because friendly people on various sites (including zealottoyou) have sold them for cost + shipping.

    Had that not been the case and these were still Transformers vaporware, myself and several other collectors would be shitting our pants trying to contain ourselves while we attempted to get these previously inaccessible toys.
     
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    The price is only crazy because friendly people on various sites (including zealottoyou) have sold them for cost + shipping.

    Had that not been the case and these were still Transformers vaporware, myself and several other collectors would be shitting our pants trying to contain ourselves while we attempted to get these previously inaccessible toys.
     
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    180 for some scouts that are @ your local big lots for 7$ each...if anybody buy this...just hand over you money to me...stupid!
     

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