I'm about to do it

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by s_cren, May 14, 2012.

  1. s_cren

    s_cren Banned

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    Im about to buy a VEHICON off amazon for 39.95 I know it's dumb probably but I've just sold a few figures on eBay anybody else bought one off eBay or amazon do far?
     
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    Ratchets Hatch Cannot Hold Weapon

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    If you think it's worth that price, then do it. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, especially in this case. And if you end up finding one at retail, you can just troop build them.
     
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    If you have a Target, I would just call them in the morning when they open and have them do a check on if they have Vehicon in stock. If they do, they will put it on hold for you until the end of the day. I secured my Soundwave and Voyager Starscream that way in the past. For my Vehicon I got lucky and went in right after they restocked the Prime pegs and he was there.
     
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    I'm gonna buy two so I'm thinking one online and finding the other one In a store
     
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    I plan on waiting and getting one online for $25-30 shipped. I can justify the added cost by not going hunting at all and saving on gas. Gas+toy= approximately that much. Until the online price reaches that range, I'm not buying one. I can be patient by telling myself that the figure is essentially unavailable until then, in much the same way as I used to be unable to purchase a toy until I found it at retail.

    If you're paying $40 for a toy that's going to reach near-saturation at retail in the next week or so, then you're probably getting rolled. But you seem to know that, and at this point you're essentially asking for the community's blessing to go spend too much. There are certainly people here who couldn't wait either and spent too much as well; they'll tell you it's okay. Everyone else will tell you it's your money, go burn ten bucks if you want to.
     
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    Well, if your luck is anything like mine then buying one online at an inflated price will absolutely ensure that you will find one at a store within a few days.

    Didn't happen with me for Vehicon (never went the online route with him) but it happened with dozens of other toys in the past. Wait, wait, wait, cave and buy on Ebay, find at target three days later. Almost like clockwork.
     
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    And people wonder why scalpers exist
     
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    Well that would be ok since I plan on buying 2 so it will still work out I guess then
     
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    I would go for that $29.99 one if I hadn't gotten two through pre-orders already. If you can justify the cost, I would say buy yourself 1 or 2 to guarantee you have it, then if you want more wait for them to show up at retail.
     
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    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    Don't do it dude. They're way cheaper in other places, just search a lil
     
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    Where are these other places? I've searched and haven't found anything under $30.
     
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    I'm waiting until I see it in stores. I would love a couple of them, but it's not going to break my collection if I don't get them.
     
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    Well I've basically got it for a good deal I recently acquired a big lot of figures and those have been paying fort transformer purchases basically
     
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    At that price, you're better off just buying the FE Vehicon or something cool like SG Octopunch.
     
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    LOL, this is truth.
     
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    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    All power to you. Enjoy your new TF!
     
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    The prices for these have dropped since April, so there is a slight correction going on as people are finding them more and more in stores. The problem is that there won't be a Vehicon packed in the next wave case so there is a window. Miss that window and the prices are likely going to go back up once we start realizing new Vehicons aren't going to be showing in retail stores anymore.
     
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    Only local retailers like Target/Wal-mart and probably TRU will have it cheaper.
     
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    That's what I thought, except so far I haven't seen anything but one Hot Shot at retail.
     

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