As much as I love BBTS ... I cant deny that this is pretty insane ...

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  1. Transquito

    Transquito Reach For The Light TFW2005 Supporter

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    *sigh* here we go ...
    Skids & Mudflap - Transformers Transformers II - Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Deluxe at BigBadToyStore

    Now what makes it even worse is that someone have payed that awful amount for that toy ... I know its getting pretty rare, but it certainly isnt worth over 50$.
    When I got mine, heck I even brought it from bbts, I payed like 14.99$ for it..

    Now this could just be a flaw ... nobody is perfect, but with their reputation of having some very overpriced figures ...
    *facepalm*

    What do you think about this?
    Also, pray for the poor person who spent that much on those figures ... or dont ... lol :crazy: 

    EDIT: Oh gawd its back in stock ...
     
  2. Galaxy Convoy

    Galaxy Convoy Well-Known Member

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    Wow, price gouging couldn't be more blatant than that. Shame on them.
     
  3. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    The obvious recourse would be not to buy from them. There are plenty of other stores that offer the same services they do.
     
  4. Transquito

    Transquito Reach For The Light TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've had some good deals with them back then.
    Yet I do see your point.
    They used to be fair, but now it's getting ugly ...
     
  5. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Holy shit. That has to be an error?
    Who would pay that?
     
  6. megamus

    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    I still do not understand it. I do not go toy hunting anymore and only go to the toy isle when I go grocery shopping at WalMart or the occasional trip to TRU for my son. I have seen the ice cream truck many times. I understand it is short packed or whatever but that kinda markup is ridiculous. Oh and yeah BBTS are know for their markup.
     
  7. Transquito

    Transquito Reach For The Light TFW2005 Supporter

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    The one who brought it.
    I still have a hard time on believing it tho ...
     
  8. shocky the spy

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    What the.....
     
  9. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    In the past i've defended BBTS on their price padding.
    More recently, i've agreed with some who say that price padding goes a little too far at times, but this is just ridiculous.
     
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    wow. well what can we say, if there is still a market and they know people will buy it, they can price it as high or low.

    i agree some prices are just a WTF?! and sometimes some are great. i had a great deal for two universe ultras for less than the price of one at tru. i guess it depends what's hot and not.
     
  11. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    Damn . . . BBTS is laughing straight to the bank with this one.
     
  12. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    I don't like this but i understand it and BBTS knows the ice Cream Twins is a hot and hard to find fig set and it likely comes with some shelf warmers/potential shelf warmers in its wave, which is per case acoording to BBTS:

    1x Blazemaster <==shelf warmer
    1x Jolt
    1x Skids & Mudflap
    1x Dead End <====possible shelf warmer
    1x Arcee <====possible shelf warmer
    1x Stalker Scorponok <=== shelf warmer
    2x Swerve <====not sure

    so they got alot thats not gonna sell well out of the cases they break open so i can understand somewhat or a markup say to $30-$35 but to what they are asking is too much of a mark up
     
  13. Transquito

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    :scalper 
     
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    Tons of the Icecream boys at my local Walmart at $9.99.
     
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    You don't like it, don't buy from them. Seems pretty simple to me.
     
  16. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    I used to get a lot from them, and defended them, but, when they are doing what they are doing with prices, I defend them no more.

    $55 for the Ice Cream Twins? :wtf: 

    That, and they charge $15 on average for a single carded GI Joe figure.

    No thanks :scalper 
     
  17. Transquito

    Transquito Reach For The Light TFW2005 Supporter

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    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    Then pick them up for your fellow members. Honestly, the next time I come across one I am gonna pick it up and ask if anyone here needs it. No markup, just passing along the good feeling.
     
  19. Galaxy Convoy

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    Obviously the person(or persons)that bought it at that price are the big spenders with disposable incomes that don't care.
     
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    Check this out. :rolleyes: 
     

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