Am I the only one who doesn't use the Pile of Loot features?

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  1. TacomaPrime

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    I, unfortunately, am an instant gratification person. I can't stand the thought of having paid for something and not having it shipped to me. I just can't get myself to turn the POL on. I don't mind paying for the shipping, since it's only a few bucks. One of my quirks I guess.
     
  2. Sentinel

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    I know where you are coming from with this and I didn't use it for a very very long time. Most of the stuff I order from BBTS are Masterpieces and other high end stuff that I want right now, the second it is released. I have used the POL for a few smaller things recently from the Prime line (jet Vehicon for instance) that can wait until MP Sideswipe comes out, but the second Sideswipe is available I am hitting the ship button immediately.
     
  3. SouthtownKid

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    I've never used it, either. But my rationale is that I don't make purchases often enough for it to make any sense. And I don't buy in anywhere near the quantity a lot of people here do.
     
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    BBTS would eat me alive in shipping charges if I didn't use it given the amount of stuff I order from them.

    Half the time the items I buy I don't even get charged shipping period if I am throwing them in my POL, such as a single carded Star Wars figure.
     
  5. smkspy

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    Same here, I've ordered from them maybe five times over the past two years. POL is pretty much useless for me.
     
  6. Hot Shot.

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    I don't use it that much because I don't buy a lot from BBTS. However, if there are items that are on pre-order that interest me, and expected to arrive in the same month, then I use POL to save on shipping.
     
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    I started using the POL last year when more and more stuff that I wanted had release dates very near to each other. That continues to be the case. I should have turned it on sooner than I did.
     
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    I've made sparse purchases with them, so I don't. Generally, I do put things in storage if I do have the option, like HLJ's Private Warehouse or whatever, but I'm always both afraid of making shipping costs too high or I can't find anything else I want, so I end up waiting an extra two weeks or so before my item ships.
    I'm dumb sometimes.
     
  10. Predaking

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    I always turn POL on. Why? Because those shipping adds up if you buy them separately. I like to do preorder here and there and I feel better if they are sent directly to POL instead to me. If you don't buy from them that much then it's useless imo.
     
  11. RKillian

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    I started using the pile of loot feature when I consolidated most of my toy buying to BBTS a few years ago. I don't see it being particularly useful to anybody who consistently shops across a dozen different stores.
     
  12. Empir3

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    I use to not use the POL system but it just makes more sense for me at least to use it. Shipping adds up and this helps save quite a bit. Now i just wait and if there is something i NEED this second i ship the loot when that hits.
     
  13. Liege Prime

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    I have things that I need now and things I can wait on. So, I use it but I won't wait like a whole year or anything, and generally I will ship if I have nothing left coming in for the next couple months.
     
  14. sh002

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    i'm using it just this once. i have about 70 items of different sizes in my pol. some are cases. shipping is only $58 right now. $5-10 shipping per item individually would have been $350-700 over the long run.
     
  15. Chaos Muffin

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    It doubles as a site gimmick to keep customers loyal and always buying. A decent strategy actually.
     
  16. Inikalord

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    Never used it for a long time until I gave it a try when SDCC Gohan came out.

    I'll probably be using it from now on since the shipping charges are really great for someone like me.
     
  17. opt1musaber

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    Never used it. When I buy stuff, I want them straight away, unless it's a preorder.
     

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