Bandai METAL BUILD Discussion

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by MechaFanboy, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Happynick

    Happynick Well-Known Member

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    28600 yen is around $261 USD....

    I have to add TAX for most stores if buying in the USA .. BOOOOOOOOOOO. If I add the tax to $300 USD and the $4 flat rate shipping then it will cost more than Getting it from HLJ..

    But then there are still stores that offer discounts and some you can get away from sales tax.. so it should also be possible to find it cheaper than $300 in the USA.
     
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    Looks like with the exchange rate with the yen vs USD, not really worth it to buy direct for some of these items. It gets very close... the decider seems to be shipping which appears to have gone up in general (maybe I'm wrong).
    I see entertainment earth carries MBs too, and had a reasonable price for MB dynames.
    I also think the BBTS price is inflated, and not MSRP when comparing against previous pricing and the japanese MSRP.
    Going to give it a wait
     
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    Same, I think I'll also wait it out for a proper price to come out.
     
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    Welp, it was fun while it lasted…
     
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    $300 MB Justice, good thing I just need this and I'm done with SEED.

    Has anyone bought anything from surethingtoys? I haven't heard anything about them.
     
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    I got some metal builds from them before. They get their stuff direct from Bluefin.

    I like the Free shipping and no California tax. ;) 

    update, looks like they charge tax now
     
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    If they're imports, they'd be probably higher.

    $300 is just too much for a MB. I'll most likely get the Hi-Nu, if they ever develop Infinite Justice, and the set of GFFMC Wing lineup (but that will be probably in the next 20 years with how slow they move and I'll be too old for this shit even before then.)
     
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    Ohhh nice I like free shipping and no CA tax. Do they charge upfront for pre-orders?
     
  13. BulletSponge

    BulletSponge A guy with way too many toys...

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    I've gotten several hard to get metal build/composite items from them. Never had an issue.
     
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    yeah. upfront payment .. so I pay with paypal for extra coverage
     
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    Rats. I can't do $300 up front right now.
     
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    They have CA tax too. Price at checkout was 323.31 for me.
    The above $300 mark is making me stop my purchase mentally. Seems to be having that effect on other collectors too seeing as how its not insta selling out on bbts and suretoys. Where is TCP and Toydojo to the rescue?
     
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    I love both TCP and ToyDojo, but I can't think of even once where their prices were below SureThingToys on metal builds.

    I think EntertainmentEarth will be the only place with a potentially lower price, but if it is lower, I'd bet $10 at most.
     
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    I'm more surprised TCP carries metal builds. Doesnt look like they sell anything tamashii nations related other than dragon ball figuarts
     
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    ahhhhhh., you are right, looks like they charge tax now.. they didn't before.. sigh... another store off the list:( 
     
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    TCP and TD both don't charge tax when shipping to most states, and TCP has their prime points which makes their price cheaper because you'll get $5 back for every $100 spent I think.
    When Brandon was still a smaller store and could take phone calls he would ask his customers what they wanted him to carry. I talked to him about how I spent more cash on Macross and Gundam MB's then TF's. A few months later he started carrying MB's.
    Yeah I was so sad to see the tax too, I was like NOOOOOO! I may just buy from BBTS as it would only be $4 more and having ordered from BBTS before I trust them more so then suretoys. Along with BBTS not having to pay full upfront and only a non-refundable deposit, but hoping I can snag one from amazon, entertainment earth, TCP, or Toydojo.
     
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