Australia Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by F22Raptor, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. JJJ

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    Well, that is an unusual markup. USD $180 should be somewhere around $AUD $250. Unicron did not have such a huge markup.

    Although I do note that AUD $370 is a good conversion of USD $250, which was the other figure that was floating around for a while...
     
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    Unicron showed up at a lot of the usual suspects for both pre- and post-kickstarter sale. Oh My Primus! springs to mind immediately, but I'm pretty sure ShowZ and Savier's had it as well. Odds are this will be the same.
     
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    mirage and grimlock are in stock on amazon Au. Only 103 bucks!o_O 
     
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    Finally! That means mine is preparing to ship.

    Not impressed with Amazon AU jumping straight to scalper pricing now that it's finally in stock, but they'll do no better.

    At least they aren't emailing me an invoice for the additional 26 dollarbucks!

    ~L~
     
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    I could have waited. Still happy to have the set. Even for $22 more I payed
     
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    can i just say, that price is absolute BS, it's $269 USD, $180 USD would be $250 AUD. i know that ebgames and zing have a thing for raising the prices to above normal levels but this is just too far.
     
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    Yes and no.

    As explained to me recently by Griffin of Oz over on Ozformers, part of the reason we get prices jacked up is this - Hasbro Australia (which is where EB and Zing will be getting their stock) has to buy stock from Hasbro US, and Hasbro US wants to make a profit from that transaction. They even report on it in their annual financials. So there's an extra step in the supply chain to us that we don't see (or get any benefit from) that the US does not have. Yay local branches.

    The figures we're seeing at the end for this still can't entirely be justified by factoring this in, but they are a lot more understandable now. And I imagine the difference in prices we're seeing in, for example, the UK (USD $180 should be about GBP 130, but they're paying GBP 180) can be explained by the same thing.

    Just makes the price we got for Unicron from EB so much better than we thought.
     
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    Haha I did. Got him for the 39 using amazon mobile though so there’s that, but I needed a rhinox for season 1 beastwars and good luck finding a thrilling 30 rhinox here.
     
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    Anyone else experiencing severe delays on Amazon? Ordered ss86 Jazz on Monday and it only just shipped.
     
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    They've been having stock issues for some time now. A whole bunch of stuff that was due in July has only just now started moving.
     
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    probably due to covid and poor stock
     
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    They're definitely having stock issues. Several people have reported having their Wreck-Gar dispatched, but mine has been delayed yet again.
     
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    It was to be expected. OzFormers mentioned they had the same price on the Jurassic Park crossover pack before it was subsequently updated and the same thing happened. Their policies, while they do include a "lowest price" deal for pre-orders, specifically include a caveat about incorrect prices.

    Our consumer laws also don't require them to sell at the lower price - only to allow you the option to back out without repercussion if you don't like the correct one.
     
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    except they didn't cancel my preorder when i ordered with that price, though i did cancel my preorder early because i wanted to spend it on other things
     
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