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Old 12-11-2012, 08:09 AM   #181
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:48 AM   #182
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Was $23+some cents. The cheapest in my area, but then again I haven't bought any TFs from Kmart for a while. FoC Disks were $15 a set at TRU in case you haven't got them yet
You inspired me. I just went out and bought a couple at Targets buy 1 get one 50% off sale. I got Airachnid and Knockout for $30 ( my job also gives me a discount at target ). For $15 each I will buy them but that is the limit for these figures ( in Australia that is a REALLY good price ).

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:35 AM   #183
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:04 AM   #184
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It is an interesting read, and I think that it explains SOME of the price rises, but I dont think that it goes all the way. I still think that there is some price rising to maximise general profits and compensate for poor sales, and that there is some masking of these behind genuine reasoning.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:08 PM   #185
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I don't know if this was mentioned in here (search didn't find it), but I just got back from my local TRU in Central Florida. Yep, MP10 is $130. All deluxes (even DOTM) are $16.

...And voyagers are now $30. Prime and GDO.

I could understand the rising prices, if they happened over a long period of time. As in: in 2001, deluxes cost $10. In 2003, they were $11. In 2005, they were $12. In 2007, they were $13. Etc. Etc. Etc.

But jumping up prices so quickly - in the case of MP10, within a couple of months - is not "the higher cost of doing business", its "we can get more money from the buyers".
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:12 PM   #186
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But jumping up prices so quickly - in the case of MP10, within a couple of months - is not "the higher cost of doing business", its "we can get more money from the buyers".
Supply and demand, I'm afraid. They already know there's a fairly rabid demand for MP-10 after their pre-order fiasco, so they figure why not tap the well until it runs dry?

After all, their allegiance is ultimately to the bottom line...not the customer.

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:24 PM   #187
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It's not just transformers that the prices are raising on. Its TMNT action figures, and RC cars to name two. The TRU exclusive Rc car "snake bite" has went up 15 dollars in 2 weeks. The TMNT figures have went up a dollar at walmart.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:30 PM   #188
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Supply and demand, I'm afraid. They already know there's a fairly rabid demand for MP-10 after their pre-order fiasco, so they figure why not tap the well until it runs dry?

After all, their allegiance is ultimately to the bottom line...not the customer.
I am half expecting MP-10 to not actually show up over here in the UK, despite the fact that TRU says that they have already arrived, to leave more stock for the US market. It has happened many times before.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:32 PM   #189
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I am half expecting MP-10 to not actually show up over here in the UK, despite the fact that TRU says that they have already arrived, to leave more stock for the US market. It has happened many times before.
If that happens, I'll hunt one down for you. No fan should miss a chance at MP-10. It's that damn good.

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:35 PM   #190
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If that happens, I'll hunt one down for you. No fan should miss a chance at MP-10. It's that damn good.
I agree, I've only seen one in stock at TRU and it didn't even have a place on the shelf for it. I would have loved to have gotten it but didn't have the extra cash to go towards it.
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