Did I get a good deal?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by SPLIT LIP, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. SPLIT LIP

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    Yeah, another one of these threads. If this is better for TFs on eBay, than please move.:)  But since we've bought the item I guess it should go here.


    I (or rather, my awesome mom!) just bought this guy off eBay and I'm thrilled.

    I know I didn't get an astounding deal, but I was wondering if, all things considering, this a good and/or average deal.

    Thanks!
     
  2. wheeljaxx

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    not at all dudE. NOT AT ALL.

    these things were on clearance for less than $10, and you can get a complete original for around that price. even at full price, i only paid $29 at TRU, and i can't imagine that they went up THAT much since they went on clearence.
     
  3. Gears

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    Seems a little high. But I thought you didn't like G1?
     
  4. SureShot90

    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

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    TRU editions are hard to come by now and MISB ones are soaring in price on ebay.
    So in an ebay point of view the deal is average/ok. I've seen Skywarp go as high as $75.
    I got mine for $40/£19 on ebay.co.uk
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

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    Thanks.

    TRU reissues never came here. Nowhere near here got them. Honestly, I'm well off enough that it's not like I'm bankrupt now. Better get one now at that price then wait and half to pay twice as much I always say.:) 

    I would've prefered to buy this at retail, but circumstances made it impossible. But hey, I'm happy, hopefully the seller's happy and that's pretty much all she wrote.



    Too bad it's a Chirstmas present.:cry 

    What ever gave you that idea?;)  Nah, I don't like G1 as a whole, but the toys are great novelties and Skywarp is my favorite jet TF.


    P.S. Off-topic, what's with the mis-spelling of "dude"? I've seen it spelled DuDe, dOOd and dudE. Is it an illegal word here?
     
  6. Hotspot17

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    So where is "nowhere"?

    AU?
     
  7. SPLIT LIP

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    I don't know what to say. They never came here. There's only one TRU near me and all it ever got was a couple Dirges in like '04. It's possible I just never found one because it's somewhat of a trek up to the nearest TRU, so I rarely went there. (Also, back then, I had no idea what G1 was, so it's possible I just never noticed) TRU here doesn't even care about TFs much anymore. Last Christmas they didn't even have a place for 'em. (when I asked the guy there he said "We don't carry them here anymore". Apparantly, they weren't selling) They have since started selling them again with the movie out and all.

    I had the worst luck with TFs back then.
     
  8. Dirge121

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    They still clog shelves in TRU's over here for $30 (£15) each.
    I really need to grab one soon.
     
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    We never had TRU commemoratives in Denmark :( 
     
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    I'm sorry but that's too HIGH. I got mine for $25.
     
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    Man, I'm an idiot.:( 
     
  12. SydneyY

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    Why, something you couldn't find back in the day, if you are happy with the price (which you sound like no longer to be :( ), it's OK. Your mum rocks.
     
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    glad youre excited for em and hope you like em but seems a tad high for spending on a line that you reputedly dislike.
     
  14. SureShot90

    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

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    You're not an idiot !.
    Just because several others say it's too expensive or they got them cheaper forgets they are NOT available everywhere in the world... so if you want them you have to pay eventhough if you know it's gonna be more than the original retail price...
    "you paid to much" - ok but them find me one to the regular retail price... and fact is rarely anyone can.

    So enjoy your Skywarp because he's cool :)  I love mine.
     
  15. REDLINE

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    dang. And to think that with the exceptions of magnus and sideswipe, I sold my reissues for $25 just a couple weeks ago.
     
  16. BadJeff

    BadJeff Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    We did see them out here.... Seem to remember all of the reissues were $40/ea.. One thursday I got off my wallet and grabbed about 6 of them, then Friday they went on sale for 1/2 price. Fortunately I kept the paperwork and got the difference back.
    It has been a long time since I've seen one on shelf so that price doesn't surprise me. If you're happy with what you got for the price, than consider it a good deal.
     
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    Not an awful deal especially if you are happy with it. I had a Skywarp reissue and had to make some space so I sold him and got 60 but on the other hand I have seen it go for cheaper. The key is as long as you are happy that is the important thing. Wow Skybite buying G1? That is two posts of yours in the last day I am impressed with. :) 
     
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    If you are happy with it and the price you paid, you made out fine.

    I never saw Skywarp at retail, even during the great clearance. So, good on you.
     
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    When I first saw what a reissue Skywarp was selling for (while researching prices for MP-06), I thought someone was getting scalped big time, but I guess there's quite a market for the reissue, and thus the price has shot up online. I'd say you got an average deal, given the current prices on Ebay.
     

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