Price Increase on Masterpiece Thundercracker at TRU!

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  1. escutler

    escutler Decepticon Air Commander

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    Hey guys- just got back from a local Toys R Us in Delaware and I was happy to find four MP Thundercrackers just sitting on the shelves! I was disappointed, however, to see at the register that they were charging $74.99 now, rather than $69.99. The website still shows it for $69.99, but they are unavailable again. Luckily, with no tax in DE, it kinda evens out, but I guess this is a sign that MP Thundercracker will possibly be increased everywhere now- be warned!

    On the bright side, I bought all four of them, and I am offering three of them up to board members at my cost plus shipping. Anyone still need this guy? First come first served via PM.

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  2. soundwave69

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    This is BS. Glad I got in on the first RU preorder when they were $55. I saw 4 at one of my local TRUs on Saturday and they were still marked at $69.99.
     
  3. escutler

    escutler Decepticon Air Commander

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    I agree. But, you were able to preorder one for $55?!? How did that happen? Weren't they always at a MSRP of $69.99 in the US (until now)?
     
  4. joshua

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    When they first went live on TRU.com a few weeks ago, there was a 20% off deal for 24 hours that applied to toys, thus making them $55.00 plus tax and free shipping.

    Some us were able to snag that deal!
     
  5. dark gundam

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    why the price increase?? Maybe his popularity is driving his price up. One thing for sure, the way these things are selling, Hasbro has definitely got an outlet for Masterpieces
     
  6. Sideswipe1954

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    Didn't they do this with the last MP, went from $59.99 to $69.99? Better get your MP Prime quick at this rate
     
  7. kavemon3

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    I recall different states charging different prices.
     
  8. Trailbreaker77

    Trailbreaker77 Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well it looks like I shouldn't waste my time to drive up to the Christiana TRU now. Maybe I will catch the next restock.
     
  9. escutler

    escutler Decepticon Air Commander

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    Wow- you guys were lucky! That is quite a nice price for this guy, especially considering he is now $75 (at least in that store).

    Shoot, man! Didn't mean to deprive board members of this guy- my intent was exactly the opposite! If you want, I'll hold onto one of them for you if you want to arrange to meet or something. Lemme know.
     
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  10. Angelwave

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    Whew....dodge this bullet by picking him up on Saturday for the previous price.
     
  11. Tirade

    Tirade Hate Plague Autobot

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    As a TRU employee, I should let you guys know we do price match. So if TRU.com has it listed at $69.99, stores should honor that online price.
     
  12. escutler

    escutler Decepticon Air Commander

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    Ooh- that is good to know... I'll hafta try that! Thanks for the info...
     
  13. Thundershot

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    Every time I've tried to do that they tell me NO because online is its' own entity.
     
  14. Angelwave

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    I can attest to this...as a guy in front of me while I was on line waiting to pay for TC asked for price match with TRU.com, and the Associate directed him to the Customer Service desk for the price match.
     
  15. OCProwl

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    I think that is already happening - some people are reporting finding MP Optimus Prime for $109.99 instead of $99.99. Sucks for those of us who haven't found him yet...
     
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    I'm not surprised. They do this every year for their Masterpiece releases.
     
  17. CVprowl

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    just got an mp thundercracker off of ebay for 74.99 plus $8 shipping. seemed like that's as good a deal as ill get. even if i found it in store here in cali id still have to pay tax on it...
     
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    just got back from my TRU in NJ, the shelf tag has been changed to 74.99
     
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    WTH!??! This does not make me happy at all ._.

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