Why are people bidding on Shadow Scyther on ebay?

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  1. motorhead9999

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    Ok, so I know he sold out faster than anything and people want him, but I just can't imagine why people are bidding on him on ebay from sellers. Assuming he's ontime, there's no way any purchase on ebay will be covered by paypal's protection. I sense a lot of people are going to be shafted this way.
     
  2. The Crazy Collector

    The Crazy Collector Well, that's just Prime! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Welcome to the real world. "A fool and his money are soon parted."
     
  3. blurr69

    blurr69 First time caller

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    I still dont get why ebay even allows preorders... Way to hard to regulate
     
  4. mac&cheese

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    because they have way too much money to spend, and they dont read the descriptions saying that it wont be out until december. what happens if they get one that has a problem?
     
  5. anotheran

    anotheran Old skooler

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    Most likely to re-sell. FP stuff re-sell fairly well and it's already sold out from TFSource.
     
  6. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    Because...

    Some of these people had missed their flight earlier (both TFSource & RobotKingdom) plus they couldn't get their "hopes" up from BBTS?

    Oops! :drunk 
     
  7. Bgrngod

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    Because they want to buy one and they feel comfortable buying from sellers on eBay with good feedback...
     
  8. G1_Cindersaur

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    and both are reported for listing presales past 30 day limit.
     
  9. mac&cheese

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    :redface2:  Im not giving my hopes up yet, Im still checking bbts everyday. :) 
     
  10. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Why? its a tfsource/robotkingdom exclusive. Fansproject is not like Hasbro... when they say North American exclusive, they mean it because the production runs are in the hundreds.
     
  11. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    ^ I'd given up on reasoning with the dude, just like many others whom have failed.

    You probably should do the same thing too. ;) 
     
  12. Fortress Prime

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    what I want to know is why are people willing to pay $300 to $500 on a SG rodimus / Henkei wildrider.
     
  13. thenatureboywoo

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    Everyone collects in different ways. Why buy a $100,000 Lambo when you can get a $20,000 Chevy that still gets you from point A to point B. Some people have tastes for the more expensive flashy items. That is what collecting is all about. Some folks collect inexpensive things and some folks around here are all about Lucky Draws and Gentei's. I would never spend that much on any one toy, but there are many collectors here who would.
     
  14. sifu74

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    ^^Yeah your reasoning doesn't make sense comparing a $100K lambo to a $20K Chevy. Two very different cars. Comparing a $100K lambo to the same model special color $600K lambo seems more like what people are asking about the inflated prices on SG rodimus to a regular one. I rather pay someone to paint it up then pay 6X the price difference on anything.
     
  15. Automorpher

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    Food for thoughts:

    To repaint a SG Rodimus is definitely the cheaper way out as compared to getting the real deal but...

    What happens when you clip on those Shadow Scyther Armor onto that "painted" Rodimus? And then you remove 'em again...

    Next, repeat the abovementioned steps for like 5 times & so & tell us what happens...

    We all know how tightly those FP add on pieces "hug" onto our figures.

    I can see you repainting/touch up on those paints for the whole year round! (Especially if you DO toy around with your figures pretty often) :popcorn 
     
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    i am going to use the scyther armor with my crystal rodimus....once it is on it is not coming off him so i am not worried about paint wear...the other set of armor that i ordered i will probably ebay or trade off to someone.
     
  17. Mutantx

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    I'd buy one from ya
     
  18. Rodimus Mike

    Rodimus Mike I Drank What?

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    It is really funny I bought two yes 2 Classics Rodimus 4 years ago,and I see where he is
    going for 4x what I paid for him on here of $40,probably higher on ebay,just so they can
    put him with this FP Armour,and that was even for a loose Classics Roddy,As tempted as
    I am to make 4x the money I paid for one,I will keep both of mine,as I would regret it and
    have to spend that much to get him back,no thank you.
     
  19. Automorpher

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    ^ And you were saying that you have plans to fit Shadow Scyther Upgrade kit onto a regular Classics Rodimus?
     
  20. Tigermegatron

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    What i don't understand if why no one is trying to make money on ebay/elsewhere. by custom painting/color dying clasics rodimus into black colors. to please the shadow scyther audience/consumers.
     

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