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Old 03-27-2012, 08:57 AM   #101
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rofl... umm.... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I got the dragonzord when I was younger too, but I got a KO version (a good QC KO) that didn't have the electrics but have chrome on the lights instead xD


Sorry, it was too funny and amusing since we are in a KO topics talking about this and you brought it up...

I think without the electronics is a plus for me.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:05 AM   #102
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I didn't use the term price gouging. In marketing, it's all about setting acceptable margins. If consumers aren't willing to purchase goods at one's acceptable margin, then it's time to either lower the acceptable margin, gain cost efficiencies in order to preserve the acceptable margin at a lower price, or get out of the business.

If I compare FP pricing with MT and TFC pricing, I would say that FP has lower margins.
Logic would say yes. Oddly the complete opposite works. I have to know proper marketing and not speculative marketing for what I do. It was a great tip gleemed to me from a musician.

When his band sold cds for 5.99 they would barely sell. They decided to mark them up to full price, 12.99 and they sold out. It's consumer psychology. Like I said, goes against logic but it works.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:49 PM   #103
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You sure about those numbers there? I think the FP insecticons would have higher margins.

I also find a bit strange that the Warbot Defender second run is that expensive.
Manufacturing costs are directly proportional to # of parts (# of molds, assembly hours), size (# of molds, raw material amount), paint apps, etc. IMO, FP insecticons are more complex in design compared to a MT constructicon.

There are other factors to consider though:
- Currency fluctuations (Yen/USD has been sucking)
- Negotiation skills (these 3rd parties are outsourcing with job shops)
- Distributor margins

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But unless you have some inside info, you really don't know what their margins are. Your post is pure speculation. They may already be using the lowest margins with the most efficient manufacturing process.
Of course I don't know their margins. That's a highly guarded secret. But my guess is an educated one and I don't subscribe to the thinking that 3rd parties are running on razor thin margins (<= 10%) or using the most efficient manufacturing processes (efficiencies are discovered over time and never reach the ideal state).



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Logic would say yes. Oddly the complete opposite works. I have to know proper marketing and not speculative marketing for what I do. It was a great tip gleemed to me from a musician.

When his band sold cds for 5.99 they would barely sell. They decided to mark them up to full price, 12.99 and they sold out. It's consumer psychology. Like I said, goes against logic but it works.
$5.99 is the price for the clearance bin, stuff that is considered not good ... until a 3rd party upgrade comes along. :-)
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:46 AM   #104
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maybe this will make 3rd party company get those prices down!!!!if you look at it they are all stealing from the transfomers line!!!!! so what ever if one steals from the other one whoo cares becuse!!!
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:06 AM   #105
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I didn't use the term price gouging. In marketing, it's all about setting acceptable margins. If consumers aren't willing to purchase goods at one's acceptable margin, then it's time to either lower the acceptable margin, gain cost efficiencies in order to preserve the acceptable margin at a lower price, or get out of the business.
With the BBTS sale, MT Battle Tanker is now priced right. Unit count is down to the 70's now.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:54 AM   #106
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With the BBTS sale, MT Battle Tanker is now priced right. Unit count is down to the 70's now.
I Agree, just from one from them.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:43 PM   #107
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Just learned about this today... figured it'd be worth BUMP'ing this as a warning.

Chimungmung has the KO Tanker listed for 45$ at the moment, and apparently ships sometime this month. So you may want to be very careful about grabbing Tankers off eBay or similar sites.

I'd say get the Tanker from BBTS as it was on sale for 70$... but they're sold out and not even showing on their webpage anymore!



From the looks of this small picture... the KO Tanker sports a similar color sheme.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:23 AM   #108
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I wish it had blue hands as it would hide the original hands much better then.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:43 AM   #109
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RK has just posted on their FB with comparison pics of the real one and KO.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:56 AM   #110
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wow that head.... that... head.... good thing each official battle tanker comes with 2 heads doesn't it.
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