BBTS Prices - Keeping track

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  1. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    To start off, this is not a thread for debate. This thread is just to list times that BBTS prices seem to increase or be listed more then other sites. If a new item is listed cheaper then other sites, feel free to list that as well. Let's keep this Transformers only.

    There are plenty of threads to debate prices. Reasons for price increases or other things like that. This is just a simple history and stating what the price was and what it is now. Or what it is on BBTS and what it is another site.

    This should be more informational for fans to price compare, then for debate. So if you feel like debating this, please start a new thread.

    Special services with stores:
    BBTS:
    - Offers POL
    - Takes Paypal
    - Takes Creditcards

    TFSource:
    - Offers stacking
    - Takes Paypal
    - Takes Creditcard. Has had problem with CC being hacked twice.

    These are the items that I have seen:

    1- FP Insecticons.
    Start Price: $47.99
    New (Current Price): $51.99
    Captured Prey Price: $49.00
    Robot Kingdom (not including shipping from Japan): $46.99

    2- Encore Devastator Preorder Price:
    TFSource listed at $109.99
    BBTS announced Preorder price $119.99
    TFSource preorder price change to $119.99
    Captured Prey Preorder price: $112.00
    Robot Kingdom (not including shipping from Japan): $104.99

    3- FP Shadow Commander:
    BBTS July '11 Preorder price: $94.99
    BBTS Oct '11 Preorder price: $129.99
    TFSource: Non Existent
    RobotKingdom: Non Existent
    Captured Prey: Non Existent
    AceToyStore: Non Existent


    4- Hercules figures:
    BBTS: $97.99 per figure
    Captured Prey Price: $93.00
    Robot Kingdom (not including shipping from Japan): $77.90

    5- MP 03G:
    BBTS Clearance Price: $85.00
    TFSource: $110.00

    6- PE-11 SFX Scouting Force X Camera Set:
    BBTS Starting price: $129.99
    Current Preorder price: $169.99
    TFSource Price: Non Existant
    Robot Kingdom (not including shipping from Japan): $149.00

    Please feel free to list your own.
     
  2. guard convoy

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    so you are basically making this thread to bash BBTS, lovely
     
  3. bestbuddy09

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    Well to me they are ok. I don't think they are as good as everyone say that they are.
     
  4. Alucard77

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    This thread is an informative thread of prices. Feel free to take part if you would like. I am just comparing BBTS prices to other stores. Feel free to start your own TFSource or other thread.

    I do not see any bashing. I am stating prices as they currently stand and how they increased. If you chose to take it as a negative, that is your choice. I am just keeping track so that buyers are informed.
     
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    i have absolutely no problems with BBTS, they have fantastic service, its just i don't understand the point of making this thread, no matter how it is written and said "not for bashing", the thread is basically to bash bbts
     
  6. Malach Ra

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    you forgot robotkingdoms prices. they are better than both of these vendors. and i'm not gonna list. rk stuff is cheaper across the board. even with shipping-shipping standard though. plus great customer service.
     
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  7. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    Damn, I didn't think I'd have to bust out the popcorn this early but, oh well. Carry on gentlemen. :popcorn 

    Oh Alucard, I think Shadow Commander was $94.
     
  8. Alucard77

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    Please state how I am bashing them at all. If not, please don't troll the thread. I would like this to stay on topic.

    If you feel like customers should not be able to compare prices, then that is fine.

    As stated, if you see new products listed on BBTS cheaper then other sites, you are free to list.
     
  9. Alucard77

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    I didn't think RK was fair since it is not a US/Canada seller.

    But if you would like to calculate the price + shipping from them, then that is ok to compare in my book.

    Fixed.
     
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    Price complaining again? Really?
     
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    Pile of loot from BBTS makes up for most of these prices.
     
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    Robotkingdom:
    Hercules bots: $77.9
    FP insecticons: $46.9 each
    Encore devastator: $104.9


    sorry, didn't see you left them out on purpose, and I'm way too lazy to check shipping on all of them. It's usually cheaper incl. shipping than it is before shipping on bbts though.
     
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    If you're going to make comparisons, you'll need greater diversity of data. For instance, BBTS may be at the high end, but Captured Prey is at the low end, so it may appear that the price disparity is greater than it really is across the board. International sites will also skew the trend.
     
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    BBTS is a great service. Prices are pretty high on certain items...

    So I learned to just buy imports from them.

    You know theyll be expensive.

    Might as well buy it from the US with super padded packaging!
     
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    It's such a broken record. I've been seeing people actively complain about BBTS since I joined these forums, and I'm sure it went on well before I ever got here. And what has ANY of the bitching accomplished? Nothing. Fact remains that BBTS continues to price things how they want and people DO pay what they ask. No different than what Takara do. No different than what Hasbro do. No different that what TFsource do. No different than all these new little third party outfits do. So on & so forth.

    It's easy to blame the places that charge these prices, but the reason those prices are there is because people pay them. So if you want to point fingers at anyone, aim them at the consumers. Until they collectively say "no, screw that" to paying what are sometimes outrageously high prices and force the prices down, nothing will change.
     
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    Which is effectively asking for a petition and/or boycott. I can't ever see that working.
     
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    Really. :-\

    It's starting to seem like every passive aggressive measure will be taken to try to undercut or make BBTS look less than worthy of having orders placed will be taken.

    Every measure, besides of course, not shopping there.
     
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    I'd like to debate whether this thread should be used for debate.
     
  19. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    LMAO!
     
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    this thread just started and its already over. LOL
     
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