Ever get screwed for not picking up the fig when you saw it cause you "pre-ordered" ?

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  1. ranoobu

    ranoobu I like fried chicken

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    Happened to me recently.. I pre-ordered G.i. Joe Flint and Cobra Enemy and just got a notice that they've been cancelled because they were screwed out of their inventory... (Hasbro said no after saying yes)

    Won't name online store, because honestly, it happens..

    I believe that's the risk you take when pre-ordering.. I don't think it's a guarantee .. it's more of a guarantee for the retailer to sell their inventory than it is to sell it to you..

    then you being first in line when their shipment comes in is a close second.. but MAN...

    I saw flint TWO times.. and it just eats me up now that he's just hard to find...

    Forced myself out to look at the stores sat and sun.. and the pegs are just empty..

    Anyway.. I really do believe they tried to get me my order..

    /Rant off
     
  2. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    It happens. Unfortunately it's all part of the hobby. Sometimes you make a bad call, other times, you get lucky. What you can always do with these rarer ones is get a set when you see them, then either cancel the preorder, or sell the spare on at cost to another fan who might end up in your situation. Then everyone wins!
     
  3. Lord Megatron

    Lord Megatron FFFF

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    Like Leader Brawl. He was supposed to ship, what, August? And now it's the end of September?
     
  4. ranoobu

    ranoobu I like fried chicken

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    Totally agree.

    I thnk the reason why i didn't pick him up was because I was already paying a grip in shipping costs for just a few things i ordered. and I wanted to make the purchase worth it.. because either way, i already paid the shipping (in stock items shipped first and shipping already charged)

    I asked if they would reduce my shipping or at least give me credit since my order was pretty much reduced...

    I guess we'll see..
     
  5. neek_buster

    neek_buster The One Man Army

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    I hear you man..

    I lost count how many dropkick figure I saw, but left it alone thinking "I'll be having him this month"

    Still no news of it.....:( 
     
  6. SureShot90

    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

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    Yea exactly. BBTS only got extremely few Leader Class Brawl's a few days ago. I receved a mail that my pre-ordered one had arrived and was being processed, But as I can see he's still listed as a pre-order.
    Now I "only" need the 10 other pre-orders to arrive.
     
  7. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    This is exactly why I don't preorder things. I don't want my money tied up in other places, then when I see it I can get it.
     
  8. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

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    Same here but I can't help it because some of the stuff I want are really hard to come by. Thankfully, I've yet been "played-out"...yet! :D 
     
  9. soundwaveCA

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    Almost happened to me with Kiss Players Rodimus, one of the few times my impatience came in handy as I picked him up somewhere else wile my pre-order never came through.
     
  10. Salvanis

    Salvanis Probably not a true fan.

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    So why not buy the one you see on the rack, keep the receipt, and if/when your online order comes in, just return the fresh one to the store?
     
  11. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    I just cancel a preorder when I see what I'm after on the shelves first.
     
  12. ranoobu

    ranoobu I like fried chicken

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    Yep. Looks like i might need to do that.
     
  13. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't know if your "alternate dimension" is in the U.S. If it is, just order one from HTS with the 25FALL code -- $30 shipped -- and cancel your BBTS order.

    HTS seems to be hording them -- I did the adjust-the-quantity trick, and found out that they had 942 in stock a couple days ago.
     

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