what the hell? sold out on a f**king preorder!

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  1. mac&cheese

    mac&cheese Well-Known Member

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    i went to the bbts website to finally preorder a arcee animated coming out soon. then i saw SOLD OUT! what the hells going on? on a prorder? are they just saving them in the back for later? i mean how is it sold out on a prorder that just came out???????????????????????????????????? i know my lost! but im just curious as to why???
     
  2. Kickback

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    Stores like BBTS have an estimate of how many figures they will be receiving. When the demand passes the supply, they have to list the pre-order as sold out. Pre-ordering is never a guarantee ... you can always be too late on a pre-order. Video game buyers may know this.

    p.s. Halo Reach is already ranking close to the top of new preorders.
     
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    Sold out means they're sold out. This has happened before and will happen again on a preorder.
     
  4. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    As Kickback already said, stores cannot guarantee enough stock to meet every preorder. It doesn't work that way. They get allocated so many cases of merchandise, and therefore can only sell what they know they will be getting.

    Store exclusives are especially tricky when it comes to online shopping - it depends on the online store getting a supply from somewhere.

    Usual rule of thumb - if you know you want something, act early to avoid disappointment.
     
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    Do you mean the Takara release? Cause that's still showing available for pre-order..
     
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    Seeing that Animated Arcee is a TRU exclusive and is an insanely sought-after figure, it wouldn't be too surprising if BBTS is unable to meet the demand of the consumers for her and that's why they're sold out on the preorder.
     
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    The Takara one is still available.


    Blame TRU for a very shitty distribution.

    When did BBTS have the TRU Arcee available?
     
  8. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    It happens.

    Calm down dude.
     
  9. Ash from Carolina

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    Happens on Marvel figures all the darn time. Of course I've got a chance of finding the Marvel figures at a local store while there is pretty much no chance of find Arcee on the shelves unless the toys god smile upon us and smite the scalpers with a real job.

    Yes it stinks, but no one said the toy collecting hobby would fun and easy every day.
     
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    Actually you cant blame TRU. You need to blame the kids. it is a very simple process of supply and demand.

    Animated toy sales have somewhat gone belly up. At least from the shelf warmers and lack of a current tv show. parents are not out to buy animated toys that kids dont want.

    ROTF keeps churning out new toys. not plain recolors. Im not sure who set the production or asst numbers, TRU or Hasbro. But you cant fault them for being cautious. They look at sales numbers far different from what we perceive. All we care about is puny little us and the toys we cant get. However they are more concerned about shelf warming exclusives. Look at Walmart MP Skywarp, TRU's Three packs or two pack ROTF toys. Even the Reissue Perceptor and Insecticons shelf warm my local TRU.


    Arcee is a collectible toy for fans. Not a toy for kids. Especially since she isnt a main character. We should be thankful that Hasbro even bothered to make her in the first place. compared to the stupid motorcycle monstrocity from ROTF.
     
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    Wait, she's rare? My TRU had a bunch. I didn't think anything of it...
     
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    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    That's what I said about Alternators Swerve. :( 
     
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    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    holy crap reach is selling out?

    i gotta go reserve tomorow then
     
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    Same with my TRU, a few just hanging there. Been there since Thursday. Still there as of Sat morning.
     

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