California Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by kpassman, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. bearytrek

    bearytrek Unicron Backer #1...

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    there's a store, Cards and Comics Central, here that similarly has a lot of stock on shelves (not transformers but general collectibles across various lines) and I've always wondered what the balancing point is between having stock and not selling enough that it just starts accumulating (guess that could hold true for personal collections as well) and negatively affects the business...
     
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  2. Renga

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    It's an excellent question because a lot of the big booth vendors have some success in moving product when the demand is high but they also use online retail platforms for a majority of sales lately. Not a lot of people impulse buy hot toys and sideshow collectibles at the booths despite all the foot traffic. But when they are hot somebody walks in and dropped $4000 on a Hot Toys delorean the prior week. The smaller vendors are usually moving volume items like Neca, Legos, Pops, Marvel Legend, Star Wars and Transformers with smaller but steady profit margins to keep doing business. The point you mentioned about not selling off enough inventory and driving away potential customers with sticker shock exist here as well. I was looking at maybe picking up a Netflix kingdom set at one booth with just all genre of things on the shelves and the markup was $130. I understand vendors needing to offset expenses but it's totally unacceptable to gouge items that are still on the shelves now at retail.
     
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    I finally broke today and got the Black Convoy (I refuse to use Hasbro's name) Spoiler Pack at the Toy Arena Booth at Frank and Sons. The Trailer is going to be my G2 Prime Trailer
     
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    Euclid target had the gnaw wave! Picked up gnaw for myself and left Jolt and BB

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    I know I’m gonna be disappointed when I check mine and they have nothing lol.
     
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    i hope he starts poppin up all over!
     
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    anyone live at or close to rohnert park? they have 2 left
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    Serramonte target has 2 more rodimus primes
     
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    I ran into a Hasbro rep today. Her advice? Get your holiday shopping in early because the shelves are gonna be bare.
     
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    Picked up the sole Gnaw at East Pasadena. They had Jolt and Bumblebee too.

    Both East Pasadena and the 2-story Pasadena had the MASTERVERSE Faker, for those looking for him.
     
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    Yup.
     
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    sweet money saving. no goods on shelves no presents -=)
     
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    Target San Vincente and LA Brea has 1 Wreck-Gar and 1 Gnaw after I got a Gnaw
     
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    Got both of my Amazon 2packs, anyone wanting skywarp or grimlock in the Sac/Placer area before I throw them up for shipping buyers.
     
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    Giving the locals first dibs as well, if anyone wants grimlock from the 2 pack, HMU

    looks like ebay is going from 35-80 (lol) so $35 takes it

    located in sac
     
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    I don't want a Grimlock, but I do want Mirage, if anyone is letting him go.