Classics Rodimus $9.99 - what am I missing?

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  1. zzyss

    zzyss Well-Known Member

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    Classics Rodimus is $9.99 at Amazon. Am I wrong to think this is incredibly cheap?

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  2. PsyckoSama

    PsyckoSama Profressional Asshole

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  3. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    TRU has him for $10.99 so that's not far off the retail price.
     
  4. Turbocharger

    Turbocharger We should get more letter

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    Seems like a normal price to me. He is only a deluxe after all.
     
  5. zzyss

    zzyss Well-Known Member

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    Oh, OK. For some reason I expected them to be more *shrug*.
    Maybe Hasbro extorts us in Australia...
     
  6. Kristof

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    Well that is $9.99 USD, which would roughly equal $13.22 AUD.
     
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    There's no maybe about it; Hasbro's pricing in non-American markets is exploitative.
     
  8. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nope, it's right on the money, so to speak. Some Targets have 'em for $10.99 like all the TRU's in my area whereas other Targets have 'em for $9.99, the same as Wal-Marts.
     
  9. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Shit yo. Here in Aus they retail for $25 - $28 AU each, which is $18.90 - $21.16 US. The Voyagers go for around $45 AU = $33.75 US.

    The rest of the world get's completely fucked over when it comes to TF prices. It's actually cheaper to order our toys from the states (including postage). It's stupid.
     
  10. svennex

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    We swedes has to pay 190kr=25$ for a deluxe and thats the average price, some stores charge even more. But the real kick in the nuts was the 15$ SW transformers. They got for about 370kr or 50$!
     
  11. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    in the uk we have to pay £10 which works out about $20 us. the worse thing is they are thinking about raising the price to £15 for a deluxe. and they wonder why tfs aren't as popular as they used to be :roll
     
  12. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    Anybody here ever hear of currency exchange rates?
     
  13. jestermon

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    ya

    Ya, the reason they are more there now is that the dollar has fallen from its once high spot in the world market, keep up with the times guy, it is not the company doing it but the state of your currency on the global economy.

    My employer is having problems since we import our product from Germany, the price has gone up so in turn we have to mark it up, as opposed to when the dollar was higher and he was getting stuff alot cheaper.
     
  14. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    They were still over priced before the dollar fell.

    They all come from Hong Kong too.
     
  15. Boggs6ft7

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    Yeah the American dollar isn't what it used to be.

    Yay for my country controlling the world's economy, a spot I would expect China to take over in the next 50 years.
     
  16. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    And despite the USD dollar falling, prices are STILL ridiculously high in other countries.

    Canadians pay 9.69 USD for a scout, and that's not right.
     
  17. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    A break down if anyone's interested, feel free to add your countries prices:

    Australian TF retail prices converted into US dollars:

    HOC = $6

    Minicon 2-packs = $7.50

    Scout = $11.25 - $13.50

    Deluxes = $18.90 - $21.10

    Voyagers = $33.75

    Ultras = $41.25

    Leaders = $67.50

    Supreme = $75 - $97.50

    Alternators = $37.50

    20th Anniversary Prime = $105


    I managed to get all of wave 1 Classics on sale, so I paid $112.50 US for the lot.
     
  18. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    You can always move to the U.S........just do it legally.
     
  19. artiepants

    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    wouldn't it almost be cheaper to import at those prices?
     
  20. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    I'm confused...I have bought a couple of Alternators from...dammit, the name escapes me, but it's a place in Australia. And all of their Alternators were cheap...like $27 US AFTER shipping costs. That's where I got my Tracks way back in the day when he was impossible to find.
     

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