Why must Hasbro taunt me?

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  1. Buster_Witwicky

    Buster_Witwicky ALL HAIL KORROK

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    I was doing some shopping at Ralph's the other day, the awesome kind that carries toys. Usually some activators, but I figured I could use a good Ratchet.
    Amazingly I saw the HFTD packaging and it turned out to be of Sidearm Sideswipe, the figure I'd been seeking for months!
    Of course it was overpriced. The next day I went to Target and they didn't have it.
     
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    How did Hasbro taunt you?

    Sounds like Ralph's taunted you. I hate places that overprice stuff.
     
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    Buster_Witwicky ALL HAIL KORROK

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    'cuz it's more like HasBLOW, amirite? Yeah, I should've put Ralph's.
     
  4. MrFX

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    How much was it at Ralph's?
     
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    Buster_Witwicky ALL HAIL KORROK

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    $15.
    I'm not gonna pay the price of a HA figure at Ross when it costs 9 at Target.
     
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    The last time I looked at TF's at Ralph's they where $14.99
     
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    Where are you getting HA figures for $15...?
     
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    EDIT: Whoops never mind, missed a post.

    But still, $15? Big deal, I paid $25 for mine, the same price Australia charges for every deluxe ('cept for some places that charge about $30). 15 bucks to me would be an unfathomable bargain that I'd explode over before reassembling myself and buying everything. True story.
     
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    He said it in his post.
     
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    I thought HA figures are $19.99 at Ross.
     
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    Since when weren't figures overpriced at secondary retailers? Ross, TJMaxx, Marshalls... Don't they all throw a couple bucks on the going price at Target, Walmart, etc.?
     
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    Fucking this.
     
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    Ross
     
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    Jeezus, it's not like he hid it, yet know one seems to want to bother reading. His post said it: Ross.

    Ross has had HA at $15 for a while now. Marshall's carries them for $19. I got HA BB, SS, Barricade and Skids all at Ross for $15 each.

    I, too, refuse to pay more than $11 or so for a deluxe.
     
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    That's one of those times that you have to make a decision. Buy it there and have it over and done with, or chance that it might not be there when you return, and go check out a less expensive locale. If you've been looking for it for months, you might as well have went ahead and picked it up from Ralph's. Sometimes, a $6 difference can be pretty inconsequential when you consider you can get it out of the way on the spot.

    I know I'm preaching to the choir, but I do admire your ability to hold yourself to your original price limit. Besides, I'm sure they'll be warming in saturation sooner or later and you'll get him then.
     
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    The Ralph's near my house has Universe Ratchet. Would you pick up it up for $15?
     
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    Buster_Witwicky ALL HAIL KORROK

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    That's like asking a dog if they can't talk.
    It's slightly contadictory but the answer is yes.
     
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    Marshalls and TJmaxx seem to have some animated voyagers at 12.99, HA @ 19.99 and even some deluxe at 9.99 (i think). I've seen scouts at mine for like 7 and star wars crossovers for 7.99 (both of these @ tjmaxx). So while they might not have the greatest selection its a pretty good price.
     
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    if i saw a deluxe i had been looking for at a store that was charging $15, i would of snagged it anyway, that is still a good price for the toy, look what other people in the world are paying for transformers.....retail for transformers normally is pushing $15 in america (right now stores are charging around $9 but it is normally $13)

    if it had been a terradive or generations dirge, i would of bought it without even really looking at the pricetag, i want those bastards BAD (thank god for tfsource having that case with dirge and blurr with skullgrin, cliffjumper, and thunderwing! i would of been screwed if they didn't)
     
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    I probably would have passed at 15 too. But thats because i've had amazing luck finding what i want on the shelf at walmart.
     

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