FansToys release schedule (past/present)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by ROXXOR, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. divinecomedy

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    I think it was 45x. Forgot the exact price.
     
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    452.99 when I got on it. I think that was the first lot
     
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    Back up at Bombusbee, now for $422. To the moon!
     
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    $516 for the grey chest! Now only $10 less than BBTS. Only 3 of those left. Is there always 3/1 purple chest/Grey chest ratio?
     
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    Can anyone answer why their site seems to be sold out then get more inventory, get sold out again, then reappear?
     
  6. Marcelo Antunes

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    It does seem that the grey chests will have less units than the purple ones. This happened in all the Taobao preorders that I manaed to check.
     
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    They (as the other ones) are either securing more units with FT or with another source (usually another store).
     
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    If you are not cynical about it, I think it's that they need to order the exact amount upfront and don't want to overcommit.

    And the minimum order quantity is 20 - 30.
     
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    Makes sense.
     
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    But if you go full "most cynical" about it, they've got people throwing half a grand at them every time their website starts counting down from 30.
     
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  11. Oryan Pax

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    If you do prefer the cynical route, I just caved and ordered a set. Felt like this was my best chance to get a set at this “reasonable” price despite my best efforts to resist. Wrestled with the decision for days. I definitely do understand why a website counting down stock would mess with some peoples minds though
     
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    Hey no prob, I'm in on it too! I think it's interesting that it actually gives us some kind of idea how many each place is getting.

    Sold out of Gray and 8 Purples left at Bombus
     
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    I think I prefer the gray ever so slightly but never enough to pay $100 more for it so very happy with saving a few bucks and getting the purple. If they were the same price I would probably go gray but that’s just a bridge too far for me. I’ve been checking their website over the last couple days and every time they have some in stock I almost do it. I think today I finally convinced myself that it was either pay this much now or pay more eventually. Even though there’s probably figures I want more than these, if I plan on having a full collection(in my eyes) id pay more for them next time they’re on my radar
     
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    One grey and eight purple to be precise.
     
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    Oh is there an exact count on there? just said 9 available no matter what option I clicked on?
     
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    When you select the one you want from 'Options', you can see the amount they have in stock. So your first guess was right, they have 9 total available, but only 1 is grey (and the most expensive as well, damn).
     
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    So, all in all somehow it could seem to me, that Fanstoys is trying to meet demand. From collecting point of view, that is a good thing, but a wallet may not like it. And if i imagine the situation from the point of view of Fanstoys, why not try to meet demand, when some products are so hot. -> (Gray chest set, Stomp, Lupus, Spotter, Scoria). The prices can be/stay insane and still people will buy. It is worth forging when the iron is hot. Makes me feel bad to say all this, but it is what it is.
     
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