TFSource... What in the heck are they thinking?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Kuma Style, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Kuma Style

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    So, today, BBTS put up preorders for Shadow and City Commander and 94.99 and 129.99 respectively. Ok, cool.

    TFSource has City Commander up right now as well... for 249.95

    I guess I'm newer to all of this, so I'm outta' the loop if this is just how they roll, but does anyone have any insight on why they pull shit like that? I'd understand if they were the only place to get it from, but when someone else has it for 100 bucks cheaper... what the hell?
     
  2. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    For starters I having a feeling they don't check BBTS website much as they are their major online competitor in the US they should to price competitively on stuff both are are carrying.

    I also think they are trying to hedge their bets on BBTS selling out first and people coming to them as the only remaining source and paying the price they want for it.
     
  3. adamthered

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    I think TF Source has had that listed for quite a while. If you look at the description, it mentions preordering yet they have it in stock. And, $250 was market price until a few hours ago. Notice that this is also the original release and does not include the missiles and gun so it's not the same thing as BBTS just put on preorder today.
     
  4. hardreturn

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    They've had that up Since July 16, probably from a private buy rather then directly from FP. They started out with around 25, I know because I seriously considered it. I should have bought the nemesis prime they put up at the same time for $60. Now it's sold out :( 
     
  5. wolfe

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    I'm guessing they will drop the price if they receive a restock from fp.
     
  6. exomega255

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    TFsource have had that posted for at least a few months now. I concurr with the idea that TFS and BBTS don't check on each other as often. That's probably what happens. It doesn't really matter to TFS, if they are not restocking, they probably just have a few units, and once BBTS sells out again, it will go back to norm,.
     
  7. wildfly

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    More likely they'll list the new version at around the same price at BBTS.

    Unless BBTS sell out first.......

    And they'll simply hold the older version back for later......along with a few of the newer one.
     
  8. Kuma Style

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    What do u guys mean by older and newer version?
     
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    There were modifications made to the mold after the original City Commander release, such that there are noticeable differences between the original City Commander release, and the reissue from a year or so ago.

    Most notably, the original release was entirely glued and pinned together, while all further releases from Shadow Commander onwards have a few parts that were screwed together (and contain plastic caps to plug those screw holes if you so desire). The later release also contain a few new stickers, whereas the original only had the license plate. The other major difference is that there are added 5mm ports at the front of the trailer for the missile launchers - if you bought the expansion parts pack separately, then the missile launchers clip to a set of raised tabs on the original armour instead.
     
  10. KingStyle

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    Ok sounds like the newer ones are better then, my magnus will be happy!
     
  11. Bountyan

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    Yeah, that City Commander on TFsource was up for a while before BBTS got them up today. So it was sort of a fair price then.
     
  12. CVprowl

    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    wow, i guess tfsource will still have theirs when bbts is sold out.

    AWESOME DAY!

    only 54 remaining at bbts.

    sh*t like this is EXACTLY why i check tfw2005 EVERYDAY.

    now, who was that insider who said there was NO way they were going to release these again???
     
  13. Kuma Style

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    Hey, thansk for the clear up guys! I didn't know it'd been up that long.
     
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    Good points. I didnt realize the ones tfsource has listed could be the older ones.
     

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