Scalpers hit TFC exgraver?

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  1. Zambot

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    Looks like scalpers were buying up Exgraver over the weekend. BBTS had close to 500 exgravers on Friday and now it's down to almost 100!! Wha!!??

    Is it just a reduction in stock by BBTS? Are they going to hold onto stock?

    Or is this really the work of scalpers?
     
  2. Transbot90210

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    I dunno , this morning they had 496.

    I think BBTS has been reading the posts about their high quantity and people waiting and lowered the amount.

    No way someone through 30Gs on this in one afternoon.

    TFSource is still at 111 like this morning and on Friday they were at 116. BBTS just lowered the numbers. Maybe they cancelled on their preorders as well.
     
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    Shit just got real.
     
  4. Zambot

    Zambot Pixarian Artobot

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    haha, yeah that makes sense. It must be selling slowly.
     
  5. 46+2

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    You have to take into consideration that each one of these molds is a potential hostage. You NEED all six for herc.
     
  6. Transbot90210

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    If one scalper or even a small group bought 300+ in one day, I don't care what kind of hostage situation we have, they are going to have to unload 30Gs worth of product quick.

    I really think BBTS has just been reading my threads tracking their high numbers and lowered it (or once again they even cancelled on some of their preorder)
     
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    many investors would sit on 30Gs and wait for it to grow.
     
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    Its not hard for one of these to shoot up to $150 in secondary markets. your 30g investment turned into 45gs.
     
  9. Transbot90210

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    It could happen but god bless those that will invest 30Gs on these guys.

    Nothing is close to selling out. We still have yet to see the complete figure and MTs has a Devi coming out at some point.

    It is a very high risk investment. Not unbeleivable but highly unlikely.
     
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    Unless you have insider information it's not a good investment because there's always the chance for QC issues or other such. Scalpers are about the quick turnaround and these don't scream that.
     
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    Where do u see the qty amount?
     
  12. Soundblaster1

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    As a high-risk high-yield investor, I'm staying away from these like the plague. No interest at all. Even for my own collection.
     
  13. Transbot90210

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    for bbts click add to cart, it will go to another page. Once on that page enter a high amount like 1000 and click update cart.

    A number will appear with how many figures they have in stock.

    With TFSource all you need to do is enter the high number and add to cart. You will get a pop up telling you how many actual units they have in stock.
     
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    TFC Exgraver = the junk bond of toys.
     
  15. videriant

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    No, that would be Tuner Mudflap.
     
  16. Kuma Style

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    I think quite a few retailers look at this site to gauge interest, and even prices.

    Shit, TFSource even upped the prices of Shadow Scythe following what WE did here.

    So you sir, I truly believe, are mistaken.

    Long live the legend of Transbot.
     
  17. Calabask

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    What did you guys do in regards to Shadow Scyther?
     
  18. Dolza_Khyron

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    good that way there will be plenty of real devastators out there for me! :) 

    until they start scalping that :lol 
     
  19. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    It probably had more to do with the prices it was going for on ebay. TFsource basically matched what it was going for there until they backed down. The only thing we did was complain how sketch the whole situation was.
     
  20. blurr69

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    What exactly did we do here that made tfsource up the price ? Seemed to me, and a lot of ppl, like they just held onto a few to make nice profits off of later. Dick move but, I fail to see what influence tfw2005.com in particular had on them..

    I believe too that the bigger online toy retailers use fanwebsites as resources for information but, for the most part, prices are simply based on msrp's. Besides cases like tfsources "scalping" of shadow scyther.. if it can even be called that..
     

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