Royal ripoff/scalp?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by rumsawatti, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. rumsawatti

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    Hey but free shipping.
     
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    Really? It's only $10 dude, it's not like he's asking $50 for it.
     
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    $10 for a small, easily lost part is not bad.
     
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    ^^^ And the larger figure it comes with is $7.99 at mass retail.

    Seems a little absurd. Although if this were a collectors item, or something not a mass retail, it might not be so bad.
     
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    Certainly in later years when people are searching for the mini Scorpy to complete their loose Cyberverse Blackout that price will probably be considered cheap.
    Right now when they're still in the shops though? I dunno. Seems a bit cheeky.
     
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    That's crazy you pointed this out. I saw all the Blackout figures at my local Big Lots missing this exact Scorponok accessory as if someone ripped it out of the package. It really makes me wonder if that's all this type of auction is... someone stealing the accessories from retail.
     
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    nutty price,
    10 for a toy worth 2.. im no mathmatician but i don't think thats a great deal...10 if it were painted up and customized...and its not 10 buy it now either, so i bet it will prob go up....
     
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    Who cares. This isn't scalping in the least. Stupid, maybe, but not scalping.
     
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    That's not even a dollar's worth of plastic. It doesn't even have any subjective collectible value yet. Ridiculous.
     
  11. NothingHead

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    I don't know if it fits the very definition, but they are certainly overcharging.
     
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    Sold or Not Sold
     
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    I wonder how something like that will be shipped.
     
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    Overcharging for something no one wants. Usually scalpers sell, you know, DESIRED things.
     
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    I thought it was the one from the Voyager ate first. Yeah, $10 is a bit crazy.
     
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    thats what i thought, i thought it was bigger scale, than i realized it was just the cybeverse blackout scorps...i would pay about the same as a HA figure for him, atleast while he is still easy to get, but why pay 10$ when with the 10$ you can ge another blackout scorps+cash back? thats what i dont get...so whats you guys definition of scalping for furthur notice?
     
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    Not to quibble, but often scalpers make something desirable by cutting off or impeding access and then overcharging..
     
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    If he's somehow going to single-handedly cut off access to a crappy little accessory to a cheap little mass released toy, more power to him. :rolleyes: 
     
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    Everyone has their own definition it would seem. But most tend to be along the same lines. My take on scalping goes along the same lines as someone "scalping" tickets to a ball game. Let's say the ticket is sold at $10 for a seat, but some guy out front of the stadium is selling the ticket for similar if not the same seat for $50.

    Sure, there's a lot of semantics to be argued here......such as, what if the stadium ran out of tickets to sell thus making the tickets "no longer in production" blah blah blah. But......I digress. The item belongs to someone, and they can do with it whatever they want. And if someone wants to pay that price for it.....then its their money, they get to do with it whatever they want.
     
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    Who cares? It hasn't even sold. People can list whatever they want, it doesn't mean people are going to buy it.
     

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