I'm sorry Hasbro, but thank you.

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  1. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    Dear Hasbro,


    Today, I purchased two of your "20th Movie Anniversary Optimus Prime" figures. They were on clearance for $30 each. I wanted to apologize, because I realize at that price point you are technically not making any profit. I did want to thank you, however, for allowing the product to be made and available for me to purchase.

    I hope that my buying two of your item as opposed to one will lessen the blow somewhat.


    Many thanks,


    "Kickback"
     
  2. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    OMG... thats funny.

    You almost feel bad. I bought a Galaxy Force Optimus Prime at WM for $21 tonight.

    I think a car manufacturer would pay more to have it melted down and made into a dashboard.
     
  3. CyclopianVision

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    Is Hasbro actually losing money on these at clearance though?

    I figured the retailers purchase them from Hasbro for a set price and then mark them up to the MSRP to make their own profit.

    If it goes on clearance, that's the fault of the retailer (underestimating supply & demand) and their loss, not Hasbro's. Am I wrong on this?
     
  4. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    thank you hasbro for giving us shortround with a potty mode.

    amen.
     
  5. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    I believe you are correct...

    Hasbro sold it for X. Retailer Y marks it up to Z. Retailer Y can mark it down to A. That is their loss.
     
  6. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    When a product doesn't sell, it hurts the company that made it, no matter what.
     
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    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Even on clearance, doesn't the fact that it was purchased at all help them at least a little?
     
  8. Katamari Prime

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    It just means fewer go in to a land fill when they get shipped back.
     
  9. Lord Megatron

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    Yeah, it does. But not as much as making a profit on it would.
     
  10. wheeljaxx

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    old, returned, toys should be donated to poor children, like Tim Hortons should give old food to homeless shelters instead of throwing it out
     
  11. Valkysas

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    Hasbro got their money the second the store ordered it.

    Having big, expensive items sit around for so long and have to be clearanced out to 1/3 of their original price in order to sell doesnt hurt hasbro immediately, but you have to remember that because of that, the store will be less likely to carry those big expensive items next time because they'll remember that they didnt profit at all from the last one.
     
  12. Kickback

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    Hence WalMart and Target taking the stance that they will only carry "show-characters" as exclusives for Transformers toys. Hence no "Universe Seacons".
     
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    I would totally buy another 20th Prime if I found him for 30 bones.

    Nice score dude!
     
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    I'm with you, I was lucky to find 2 20th primes for the low low clearance price of $25.00. A week before they were $50.00. They probably could have lowered them slowly and made a bit more money. I'm happy now.
     
  15. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    This is the very reason why big chain retailers need to do a little research before they order from Hasbro. The Seacons WILL sell. Devastator will not. Funny, huh?
     
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    that's a shame, because i believe the universe seacons would sell well. i don't think prime had a chance of selling well. it was essentially a RErelease and an expensive one at that. and many fans (like me) got the takara version the first time around. neither scenario would apply to the seacons.
     
  17. Methos

    Methos ...Hail Megatron

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    Really,because there's a awlful lost of repaints keeping the shelves warm at the WM stores around here.
     
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    Why not apologize to the retailer where you bought it?
     
  19. Nevermore

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    I find it funny how you can predict the future.
     
  20. Shaun_C

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    Maybe to hardcore fans, but what about the target market? You know the kids

    Hasbro's best bet for the Seacons is to either put 'em for sale online. Or at the very least enable Fun Productions to use them as Convention/Store exclusives
     

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