Those Selling Vehicons On Ebay

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Reaper Cloud, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Reaper Cloud

    Reaper Cloud Dark Wrecker

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    You really are greedy aren't ya? 50 damn dollars for a fucking toy that just came out?! Seriously?! How pathetic is that? I hope people can manage some restraint (but they won't) and refuse to buy your figures and you end up being stuck with them.

    Thank GOD that I collect figures to enjoy them...and not to make MONEY off of toys! I have a Vehicon and I opened it up, transformed it a few times, and put it on my shelf along with all the rest. When I find a few more, I will do the same thing. THEN, if I find even more I will buy them, and sell them at cost to members here who are being screwed over by hoarders who will sell them for 50 bucks.

    So many auctions from California with the Vehicon up for sale. Makes me wish that the State would just fall off and sink into the ocean. lol

    I'm sure that some of you will side with the money-grabbers, since you probably sell toys yourself at some point and have made a nice profit. I guess I have a better perspective on life as to live without greed being a major priority.

    Oh well, Ebay scammers. Enjoy your money, and your empty hollow life.
     
  2. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    Welcome to the hobby.
     
  3. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

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    1. Don't buy the toy
    2. ???
    3. Profit

    I don't feel like getting into a moral scalper argument today. So meh.
     
  4. Strarf

    Strarf Toy Battles Reloaded TFW2005 Supporter

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    U mad?
     
  5. Nachtsider

    Nachtsider Banned

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    Fuck yeah, capitalism.
     
  6. ssjkazer

    ssjkazer mr dyslexia

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    im agianst hikeing up priceses but if some one is willing to pay that it is there own fault

    but lets be honest you can get takaras one for that price and you get a mini con you just need to wait i for one and im going to

    vercon from wave 3 case of 8 bbts
    one from takaras one
    2 of the flyers

    and i have the fe one who is my commander

    and if they release any more of them verations of them i will stick to geting 1 if there is 2 in the case i import i will keep 2 if there are 3 i will sell one on at exzact same price i brought it for

    as im picking up so many casses i think im going to be giveing away double ups for peoples brithdays and cristmiss lol


    but in this case chill this always happens when there is a highly sought after character
     
  7. TheMrmaster21

    TheMrmaster21 I will swallow your soul.

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    Exactly how I feel.
     
  8. Not the guy

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    i lol'd

    But seriously, if they're scalping Vehicons then so be it. At some point they'll hit saturation and you too will have a Steve to play with.
     
  9. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    Exactly. People lost their shit over Warpath, and I picked him up for less than $10 US at a TRU Express.
     
  10. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Pretty much my thoughts as well, especially since like you say, it's quite temporary. I mean if nothing else, I always have the option of not buying a toy for myself that's priced higher than I'd like, and its really not worth getting worked up over.
     
  11. Nope

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    This happens all the time with every new toy. If you had no idea that this happens then I'm fairly alarmed.
     
  12. Autobot Burnout

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    Because scalping hasn't existed since the begininng of eBay.

    Oh, wait...

    :lol  I totally remember those days. Only makes me smile as I look at my own Warpath who I picked up on a whim at a Target last year.
     
  13. Sludge

    Sludge Forged to Fight username: Roybot

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    I won't lie. If I found one right now I'd sell it for $50. Then I'd patiently wait to get another one cheaper at a later date.
     
  14. AutoBobby

    AutoBobby The Collector

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    I don't do ebay,but it amazes me how stupid people are when they drop $50 on a $15 toy just so they can say "I got one of them already" rather than having a little patience.
     
  15. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    There are more important things in life than to worry about what someone is buying/selling things on ebay for, and if that is your biggest worry, than you live a pretty good life. If no one was buying, then there wouldn't be sellers. Im sure both the seller and the buyer are pretty happy with the transaction, and at the end of the day, that's all that really matters.

    Can't say that I didn't consider selling my Wheeljacks, Soundwave, and Cliffjumper when I found them pretty early. Things were going for $45 that day, which was pretty crazy.
     
  16. wm10k

    wm10k Reanimator of Dead Things

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    here is how I like to handle these things....

    if something is rare or scarce and I want one I will buy 2-3 of them if I find them in one outing. If there is just the 1 well then it is mine end of story, no need to hunt any further. I will keep one, offer the remainder as trade bait...and if nothing comes of that they go on ebay.

    if it is something rare/scarce that someone else might want I will buy it (just the 1) and see if I can work out a trade. if not....on to ebay. I don't really do this very often though.

    I like to start my auctions at .99. If the market drives it up to $10...$25...$50 I have no problem with that. They determined the value, they pay the price.
     
  17. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    I dunno if I'd sell it for 50, but I'd probably keep one for myself & then barter the rest out for a bit more than I paid for the sake of funding the 1st one I bought.


    ... like, pretty much what I'm doing with Cliffjumper right now hah.
     
  18. wolfe

    wolfe Well-Known Member

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    Don't buy it from ebay and wait patiently to find it in the store. But personally I like when people are that upset. Makes for a great read.
     
  19. LeTigre

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    They're nothing..just wait until the Botcon figure hoards hit.
     
  20. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    haha yeah. I find it pretty funny too, especially when its literally the same shit over & over again like the Bumblebee infestation topics.
     

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