Wow TRU cashing in on Fans demad

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by ssancho, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. ssancho

    ssancho Well-Known Member

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    I ordered a RTS Battle in Space last week on TRU site for $20 now its $23 all of a sudden. I thought TRU wouldn't hike up the price.
     
  2. Auto Morph

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    I wouldn't jump to conclusions. Maybe there's another reason for the price rise?

    (the cynic inside me would tend to agree with you though... :D )
     
  3. 46+2

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    I agree with him.
     
  4. Whovian Zorker

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    It's the traditional 10% price hike. They do it on LEGO sets all the time (at least annually).

    I stopped in a TRU today and saw two different shelf tags for BiS: one for 19.99, the other for 22.99. Oh, those wacky price-hikers...what'll they think of next? :rolleyes: 
     
  5. Alucard77

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    I wouldn't mind if they cashed in on some RTS wave 2. They need to get those bad boys already!
     
  6. ssancho

    ssancho Well-Known Member

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    The set just came out on the site last week and then exactly a week later its gone up i think they are just prey on collectors demand.
     
  7. NormanB

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    oh no not $3
     
  8. 46+2

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    It matters dude.
     
  9. 46+2

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    I bet warpath will be 16.99 at TRU. Watch.
     
  10. ssancho

    ssancho Well-Known Member

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    In these times we live in $3 go a long way.
     
  11. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    btw, same thing happened in the stores. This actually seems to happen quite frequently. Friend said he picked up MP Grimnlock for $60, the following week it was $70.
     
  12. ssancho

    ssancho Well-Known Member

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    I saw a MP Grimlock going for $82 in december.
     
  13. Alucard77

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    Wow. that is rediculous.
     
  14. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    Supply and Demand.
     
  15. Optimus Vader

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    TRU does this all the time. Not TF's, but their Green Lantern DC Classics line went from $15 to $18 within the past few days.. they've only been out for a few weeks. Their Ghostbusters holiday set went from $60, to a 4 week long sale of $50, then came off the sale and went up to $65.. all a matter of 2 and a half months of being released. I'm never surprised when I go in there. They're all over the place.
     
  16. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    It's TRU. I'm surprised it wasn't 23 bucks in the first place. But yeah, after the Animated Rodimus debacle it wouldn't surprise me.
     
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    I got MP Grimlock on TRU's site with free shipping (orders over $50 qualified during that month) for $60 when it was first up.
     
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    I think I did pay $70 for mine too. WTF!
     
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    Not as bad as what amazon.com and bestbuy have been know to do, dear god!!!!!!
    $450 dollars for CHUG Kup, were they for real!!!!!!!!!!!
    Also back in the day Amazon pages would automatically change prices when you specifically logged onto a page of something it thought you'd be down to buy and it would be higher if you hadn't deleted your cookies, but they got caught.
     
  20. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    Its about the only thing they've got right now that'll sell. Of course they'll bump the price up. ;) 
     

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