Ten Commandments for TF Toy Purchasing

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Alucard77, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    We should have the ten commandments for toy purchasing. Let's see if we can get it. Here is what I have.

    - Thou shalt not pay extra to own a figure before official release
    - Thou shalt not delay preordering a hot item
    - Thou shalt not freak out about an item selling out for good when the official release date has not even come yet
    - Thou shalt not spend 3-4x original value for a figure
    - Thou shalt not worry about scale

    Let's see what else we get.
     
  2. Sidecutter

    Sidecutter Evil Dealer Scum TFW2005 Supporter

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    I dunno about your fourth one. It kind of falls apart if you start talking about older figures. 4x original price is not remotely out of line for most G1 figures in good shape, for instance.

    Thou shalt not leave a Transformer sealed unless thou hath a copy already opened.
     
  3. Ikkstakk

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    Thou shalt not scalp.

    I won't go to hell for breaking your fifth commandment, will I?
     
  4. seali_me

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    - thou shall not anger the wife. always keep the boss lady happy.
     
  5. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    That should be top of the list.
     
  6. seali_me

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    its my only rule. i think. nothing else matters.
     
  7. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    - Thou shalt not let the wife know how much your spending.

    "Honey, come on now, they are toys. Toys. Do you think they would be expensive? Toys? Really?"
     
  8. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Buy.
    Buy it.
    Buy it now.
    Buy it now no matter the cost.

    :p 
     
  9. Satomiblood

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    Something about swapping definitely belongs in here.
     
  10. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    Ebay:
    Thou shalt Scoure the Interwebs in search of Holy Grail

    Thou shalt covet other Board Members Collection

    Thou Shalt Not Place any Grail before thy Grail
     
  11. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    Ebay:
    - Thou shalt not make rash decisions. If doest not really need or want a toy then thou shalt leave it aside and save thine money for an object that thou really desires.
     
  12. seali_me

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    - thou shall swap toy at dubious stores like zellers. eye for an eye.
     
  13. Satomiblood

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    Brown man rebates?
     
  14. seali_me

    seali_me Well-Known Member

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    nope. although, zellers dubious pricing practices does lead to price errors.

    - thou shall get brown man rebates.
     
  15. robowarrior

    robowarrior Arcee's BF

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    thou shall go crazy spending after you've been separated or divorced from your ex-wife!

    muahahaha!
     
  16. seali_me

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    thou shall make sure thy collection is in thy prenup!
     
  17. grunge

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    -thou shall not neg a seller for thou own mistake.

    i remember someone tried to warn people of an ebay seller on here becuase they bought clearly broken G1 figures and said they had no idea figures were broken despite fact seller listed in discription everything wrong with items.
     
  18. robowarrior

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    Huh? :sly: 

    :p 
     
  19. Autobus Prime

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    Have fun, stay cool, buy toys sometimes and hype never, and find some way to enjoy the hobby beyond just piling up more stuff.
     
  20. Thenames9

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    Thou shall not scalp.
    Thou should help board members in need, but not at inflated prices.
    Thou shall not whine about Cybertronian alt. Mode even though that's how they appear.
     

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