Toys R Us raises the prices of deluxes to $15.99!!!

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Zildjian, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Zildjian

    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    Was going to buy another one today with the 20% off membership coupon today in store until I saw they raised it ANOTHER $10 to $129.99. The manager would not adjust the price to the $119.99 website price AND allow me to use the coupon.

    Those that got it for $99 got a hell of a bargain!
     
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  2. Smashs

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    Oh wow. I got hosed on my replacement from a few weeks ago so I ordered another one yesterday at $119. Glad I didn't wait.
     
  3. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    I'm so glad I got mine at $79.99 back when it was first hitting shelves. Probably should have bought more than one. :lol 
     
  4. Slimaximus

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    I guess I'm destined not to get it because that puts it out of my current budget, damn really disappointed with this monopolization on a store exclusive
     
  5. AutoBobby

    AutoBobby The Collector

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    Sure am glad I found mine when it first came out.I only ended up paying $85 for him.
     
  6. menasor73ct

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    I paid 80 back in (I wanna say mid November or late October )
     
  7. Syn3sthesia

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    Hope this price is like stocks and they plunge <if only>.
     
  8. menasor73ct

    menasor73ct Well-Known Member

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    I was hoping the price would go down again so I could buy one to keep misb,same with thundercracker
     
  9. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    So.... was the 99 dollar price an error? Seems weird that TRU would keep jacking-up the price because it isn't rare or hard to find.
     
  10. AnAutobot1985

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    TRU is probably trying to make up for all the preorders at 99.99 they had to fill (mine included!). I'm sure they are thinking given Christmas is right around the corner it shouldn't detur sales too much, if any. Come post-Christmas time I'm sure it will drop again. Maybe not to that nice 99.99 we all saw, but people can hope. We'll see what happens.
     
  11. Mousesi2k

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    Im in the same boat Slimaximus =(
     
  12. Seeker

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    I feel the same way. It was on the edge and now it's very unlikely.
     
  13. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    I had a $47.99 credit plus that 20% off $100 coupon so, I paid only $32 for my MP-10.
     
  14. Deadgame1

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    Im thinking incoming christmas is the cause. Maybe not but if they keep jacking the price up sales will likely slow to a halt. In which case they'll likely drop back to a reasonable realistic price. Hopefully!
     
  15. Starscream Gaga

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    Is it as common as people predicted over there, or is it still difficult to find? I know over here it's slowly showing up more often, but it's no where near easy yet (and the only time I ever so T-Cracker was when I bought him).
     
  16. Superquad7

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    My local TRU only got one case in. There's no tag on the shelf for them now.
     
  17. Zildjian

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    Huh...... 3 of the TRUs near me got no less than 15 cases at each store and sold out of ALL of them in less than a week.
     
  18. sh002

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    Well that sucks. Still online for $119.99 but sold out.
     
  19. emoo

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    I don't think christmas is the reason. With Rodimus I seen it at my tru at $60 when it first came out they got alot for christmas. I was on the fence about getting it so I didn't right away. A couple days after christmas a few were still left I was still thinking of picking it up then I seen the price raised to $70 and put it back, a little more than a week later I see the price at $80.
    I think the price is just going to keep going up with optimus. When he first shown up on tru computers before he came out they were offering him for $99 but had a msrp of $150.

    Same here. I was checking every week was about to give up when I finally spot it last tuesday. I had to scoop one up. They only had two on the shelf, or one case I got it for the $119. Just went back in this past tuesday for more christmas shopping no sign they were ever their, tag gone spot filled.
     
  20. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    This is a great deal compared to the Takara version, but the fact that tru keeps upping the price is getting ridiculous.
     

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