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Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Voiceroy, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    ...or maybe not so much bragging, since I blew my toy-buying budget for the next few months Tuesday night.

    I hit three Walmarts in a row after 12 midnight, and the timing was perfect: fresh TFs right off the truck. Here's what I scored:

    - 6-inch Titanium War Within Prime
    - 2 Cybertron Primus with Unicron head
    - 3-inch Titanium Unicron
    - Cybertron Wing Saber
    - Cybertron Menasor
    - Cybertron Unicron Tank Thingy

    And one of the Walmarts had clearanced all their Alts, and yet I found new boxes of Alt stock on a pallet, so I bought them all:

    - 1 Alt Rollbar
    - 2 Alt Ricochet
    - 2 Alt Camshaft
    - 3 Alt Meister/Jazz
    - 2 Alt Mirage
    - 2 Alt Prime

    And considering the deal I got on these, I should make back twice what I paid for them reselling, and probably get some good trades too.

    One of the WMTs also had a TF Cybertron pallet feature with one side Scouts and Minis, and the other Deluxes, and all with a DVD. Passed on them though.
     
  2. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    Or you could be nice and help out some guys on the boards by selling them at the cost you bought them for... Just an idea...:p 
     
  3. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    I have to support my hobby and still make a living too. You also have to account for the time and gas I put into hunting them down--selling them for what I paid for them would actually be selling myself short.

    But I'm always up for trades too.

    And by the way, don't misquote me like that. You replaced my comma with a period and omitted my mention of trades. Bad form, sir.
     
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    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    I meant no ill will whatsoever...
     
  5. Orion P

    Orion P Cybertronian P.I.M.P.

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    damn, everyone is finding the 6" Prime but me :( 
     
  6. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    I actually found three, but only bought one. Considering I had already been to about a dozen other Walmarts and Targets looking for just one, I had mixed emotions finding three all in the same night.
     
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    Man, don't scalp. That's not cool.
     
  8. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    I know I shouldn't let this get to me, but it's unfair and judgmental to call anyone a scalper when you have no evidence to support it. Scalpers buy up and jack the prices well above retail to exploit fans and collectors.

    I've never sold a TF in my life for more than the original retail price, because I don't buy more than one of anything unless I find it discounted. But I prefer trades, as I almost always get more in return that I anticipated.

    I got these Alts cheap enough I could make twice what I paid for them, and it would be about the same price as retail with tax because (again) I have to consider my own time and expense that went into finding them.

    And please explain how trading is scalping? Trading is mutually beneficial.
     
  9. KA

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    voiceroy dude, the topic of scalper is subjective, and while i'm sure these guys mean no real harm, you gotta expect these kinda responses when you make a post like this.

    c'est la vie.

    hope you make some good trades there and maybe help some collectors on the way.
     
  10. Leonhart621

    Leonhart621 Need more money

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    Even though I only have $10, maybe I should hit the stores and check out what they have. Got nothing to do anyway.

    Or I could just fix my room but that's no fun
     
  11. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    That's my initial thought on this thread, which is why I keep checking back to make sure it didn't implode on itself...
     

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