Pricing is getting ridiculous!

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by MaxLinden, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. MaxLinden

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    (This is taken from Seibertron.com's FB page and the photo is from a Target near Chicago in Rosemont off Mannheim and Touhy)

    As if 15 dollars wasn't bad already for scout sized figure... (I refuse to call them deluxe figures)
    Also one of my friends said "K-Mart has Prime Deluxes at $19 and DOTM Deluxes for $13.", He lives in Tennessee.
     
  2. Astronut

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    Move to Norway, deluxes are only $35 here :tongue: 
     
  3. UltimusPrime

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    Been like that up in Minnesota a few weeks now.

    I stopped buying toys at Retail and use BBTS , Acestoystore , Toy Arena , TFsource , Hasbro Toy Shop , and TFCC Store exclusively now for all of my toy purchases.

    Tired of coming up empty handed and paying for gas for nothing.
     
  4. MaxLinden

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    Yeah, somehow Voyagers are still $21+, but "Deluxes" are $15.99-$17.39! It's feeling like gouging now. I'm holding off until everyone discounts for the holidays.
     
  6. UltimusPrime

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    And AM / United figures are $35 in the USA. I think it has something to do with importing them and selling them at a profit.
     
  7. Ultra Brevis

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    Welcome to the real world.

    We're still paying well more than that in Ireland.

    That's when there is anything on the shelves.

    Apart from the usual cursed movie toys.
     
  8. Molina00

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    I guess Oklahoma isn't too bad. Wal-Mart is the highest of the big 3 near $15.50 for deluxes. Target did raise their deluxes to $14.99 but I'm surprised they kept the voyager price at $19.99. Makes for a great deal on Dreadwing over the $42 BBTS was charging.
     
  9. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Annual Price hike before Xmas rollback?
     
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    Time to jump ship? I think by now we should all have the they're smaller and they're so much more expensive out of us.

    I know I've come to terms...and I just ain't buying.

    That was at a "the kmart" I think. They like to price things too high sometimes.
     
  11. Hot Shot.

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    I sincerely doubt it. Walmart wasn't going to be the most expensive retailer forever.
     
  12. Aernaroth

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    Then don't buy them?
     
  13. McSoundwave

    McSoundwave Soundwave superior!

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    I'm just going to wait for Marshells and TJ Maxx to get these figures.
    I mean 2 week ago I got Generation Kup and DOTM Barricade for 15 dollars total at Marshells.
     
  15. Noideaforaname

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    I remember recently when Target bumped DotM Deluxe prices to $30(!) then put them "on sale" at $18!
     
  16. Soundwinder

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    *Goes and pre-orders Ultra Magnus from BBTS for $14.99*

    Meh. Why not? Looks like it'll in fact be cheaper than retail.
     
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    And on Clearance at $9 which was the going rate at Walmart until they dropped them to $7.

    Now they are at Family Dollar , Walgreens, and Walmart for $5!!!
     
  18. Boy Blunder

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    This is why I've taken to shopping at TRU primarily.

    At least when I find something, it goes towards my Rewards account.
     
  19. brr-icy

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    glad i don't collect retail figures anymore, downsized, hollowed out, cheap plastic, and overpriced
     
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    But, but, but the prices in Ontario haven't changed in years.

    I have no counter to the smaller size and hollowness of the figures. :( 

    I still like Prime.

    My big worry is when they return to Classics. I hope they don't scale those down or it will kill the line for me :( 
     

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