the official i have given up thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Megatron31, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    how many times have you waited on something to come to your POL before you have said screw-it im tired of waiting and cancelled the order

    happened to me twice

    corbot v wfc axe and united rumble and frenzy

    who else?
     
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  2. Dr. Grimlockisking

    Dr. Grimlockisking Twitter @GrimlockIsKing

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    Oh yeah. Waited months for some Harry Potter keychain my wife wanted (she collects keychains) and after sitting there on pre-order for 9 months, I shipped my loot, cancelled that preorder and bought one on eBay.
     
  3. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    I was waiting for the Junkion Blacksmith "Tactical Officer" but it's still on preorder, so I placed my order so that I could get Piranaking for $30.
     
  4. Cyclonus79

    Cyclonus79 Decepticon General

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    Only when I seen MP-10 drop in my pol, I said to myself " no way can I wait till Christmas " I hit that ship button so fast lol.
     
  5. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    I'm getting to that point. Encore Soundblaster better hurry up:drool: 
     
  6. supervir2

    supervir2 Feels like the kid in Big everyday.

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    Haven't reached that point. I *have* had items drop off my list because BBTS reached that point though
     
  7. Stygian360

    Stygian360 Well-Known Member

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    I've only ever used POL once, and that was until I realized that BBTS will charge you the item price as soon as it comes in, rather than wait until you're actually ready to ship. I figure, what's $8 bucks s/h to send that item now rather than waiting interminably?

    Probably works out better this way for me because I don't order enough Transformers product to help offset the debt of a small third world nation, as I've seen some seem to do. Which isn't to say my yearly spending is small, but isn't enough per month to warrant sitting on a POL stash so that I can say megabucks on s/h.
     
  8. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    There is usually so much else going into my POL that I just wait for a big item that I want and ship the loot, and just chalk that up to my next pile. It is always a nice surprise when something drops into the loot, and I am generally in no rush to get anything.
     
  9. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Yes. When all of the RTS toys and generations TC Scourge Kup and Wheeljack hit i i could not resist hitting the ship button even though i had a couple preorders remaining.
     
  10. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    hrm i didnt word the OP correctly

    what i ment was something thats on preorder that never shows so you give up and cancel the order
     
  11. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    No never done this.
     
  12. Cyclonus79

    Cyclonus79 Decepticon General

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    Oh in that case. No. Everything will get there sooner or later.
     
  13. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    gave up on ubited frenzy AGES ago
     
  14. Sy-Rein

    Sy-Rein Rogue Stunticon

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    The only time I've canceled preorders is if I find the item at local retail or if I've put in a preorder to 'hold' an item while I'm deciding if I really want it or not.
     
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    i gave up on waiting for lugnut and high brow in australia so I am just going to buy them on the net.
     
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    Oh yeah. I've done it. I've canceled POLs and preorders because they take too damn long to get their stock in. Can't figure it out, but for an e-store of their size, they should be able to be more efficient. And it's not like they're cutting cost to pass on the savings to us.

    Their shit gets slower and their prices go higher. They do deliver and have great customer service, but damn.
     
  17. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    im not sure when the preorder started but in july i pre ordered the corbot v axe, and i think it was supposed to be availible in august, i finally cancelled it monday
     
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    That black corbot V axe has been on my preorder since july. And I'm beginning to feel its not worth trying for it.

    I mean its five dollars extra for the recolor to fit black tokyo toyfair prime from last year. Apparently corbot V wants to do a hisstank Optimus prime next, no preorder yet. So supporting the axe obviously could fund their next project. maybe.

    I'm kind of worried about misfired pins and stuff on my hercules team. It seems bbts is getting a couple returns of structor. Waiting at least until all six are in before shipping. But still. Seeing misfired pins on one is making me nervous. I'll try and hold on a bit longer.
     
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  19. Thundershot

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    I've done it when I found something in retail, or when you have something on preorder and you have the money set aside, but then it's late and in the meantime, something else really cool comes along and you decide to order the "new" thing instead.

    I got tired of waiting for the restock of Alternity Silver Megatron... eventually I said "piss on it" and someone here hooked me up with all three of the figures I wanted.
     
  20. exomega255

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    And then the next day its in stock and sold out?
     

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