anyone notice BBTS jacked predaking from $179.99 to $199.99?

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  1. G1_Cindersaur

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    Can't blame 'em. Predaking is going to sell big time. I'm just glad I preordered mine when it was 179.
     
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    Look at it this way, it makes 5% off clearance possible years later
     
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    1. Yes, we know this.

    2. I'm amazed it wasn't this high or higher in the first place. Look at the listed domestic price in yen. Convert it to dollars. It's about $179. BBTS was nuckng futs to list it at that cost. When I saw that I preordered the hell out of it, and they are honoring their original price for me.

    But hey, yeah, "blood from a stone."
     
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    This is a fair price. it was honestly pretty crazy for them to offer it at the original 179.

    $20 over japanese retail.

    for a PREDAKING.

    I understand it's fun to complain, but damn, pick your battles.
     
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    Also, if you pre ordered it for the $179.99 (like I did) they will honor that price. BTW I paid $230 + shipping for the first reissue of Predaking. $199 is still a good price.
     
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    I thought this was disscussed to death with the Reissue Seacons. BBTS has to make a profit off toys they sell to remain in business. They are not on the net to give away toys at cost. Start a business and sell things at cost, let me know how that turns out.
     
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    Agreed. It's called supply and demand. BBTS is not the only one. Robotkingdom also raises prices or lowers prices as its stock change. When Unicron first came out it was $99.90. Now it's $109.90. As TFSource's supply of it's own exclusive White Superion add-on ran low they bumped the price from $50 to $100.

    Also, these stores should be commended for what do. BBTS honors whatever price you pre-order its items at. When Robotkingdom lowered the price of its Henkei Dark Skyfire significantly they contacted me and offered me a refund on my pre-order.
     
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    HMMM... if it were anyone else they would be called a scalper.
     
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    So let me get this straight? From some of the known photos, the display card shows ¥15,750 for Predaking 2010 reissue. At the currant currency exchange rate, it is $180-181USD bought in Japan. I see nothing wrong with the price hike.
     
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    at any rate, i'll be at the corner of Third and Delaware with dark glasses, cane and tin cup with pencils to sell. (is $3 expensive for a pencil?)

    i won't knock BBTS for this. my only gripe in the past was their occasional charing $30 for a RotF deluxe that came out.

    god forbid this reissue drops the value of the previous reissue Predaking, i might be able to afford one and put my KO set in carbonite storage, lol.
     
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    Better get Han solo out first before you do that cause Han would be cramped.lmao, thats a good 1 my friend I really liked that statement.

     
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    Predaking is five figures, so this is still only $40 for each diecast, import, reissue figure.

    I don't think so, since BBTS already gets a rap for scalping.
     
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    Same here.
     
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    glad I got my order in last week. As to the scalper comment, meh, capitalism is more like it.
     
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    Do we know if it's gonna be die cast yet? Also glad I preordered one even though I already have the other one.
     
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    I would like to know this as well...the high res piks I've seen - Predaking looks all plastic :sly2: 
     
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    It's a little thing called Supply and Demand.
     
  20. Manok

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    shipping weight is like 7lbs so I assume it has some diecast. Just an assumption though.
     

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