Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by CZ Hazard, Sep 28, 2013.
The duality of man
I think Carnifex sizes up nicely with LG God Ginrai. He'll be pretty hard to find though at a decent price.
Trust me, it's not a coincidence
Alex, I'll take MISB for $200.
Interesting. How do you define "scalper"?
Someone who buys stuff, only for profitable resale value, often lacking any interest on the product itself.
Thanks. Regarding Carnifex, the original stock is long gone, anybody who wanted one got their hands on one copy. For the copies available for sale, it is normal to increase the price of a highly popular figure. As long as a collector buys a figure at a certain price, it's a normal, healthy economy. I would see scalping as using bots to buy all copies of Carnifex the day the pre-order opened, PS5 style.
There usually needs to be some level of market control or scarcity involved as well.
What about releasing a 1.5 version with minor to moderate mold updates to increase the articulation? It may help capture more interest, some of us who have the V1 maye even be tempted to buy the updated one as well.
No one selling a MMC Overlord nowadays, is a scalper.
So, if I sold mine today, I’d be a scalper? Even though I bought it years ago, tossed the box, and and thought I’d be keeping him for forever?
Yeah, no. It doesn’t work like that.
If MMC were to reissue this figure, and I bought 30 to resell at a profit, I’d be a scalper.
I found one at aliexpress US $148.49 price. Shipping: US $308.42 to my country.
Completely agree. People throw out labels way too easily - if someone owned and enjoyed a figure and later decided to sell for whatever reason, there's nothing wrong with selling it at market value (which is driven by scarcity and demand among other things).
In addition to Honesty's example, modern scalping also can involve two or more parties colluding to buy out all "cheaper" stock of an item in short supply, only to re-sell at a higher value. If someone were to sell a Transformers figure that they owned for a while and hasn't been in production for years, I would be MORE surprised if they decided to sell it at MSRP even if scarcity and demand dictated it was often selling for 2x that price on the open market.
Call me crazy but I don't think we should encourage people to sell at such a steep increase in price. I get that there's always going to be a late tax but doubling the price on the aftermarket is ridiculous in my opinion. I find it hard to believe anyone who has kept a Carnifex MIB for this long cares about the figure more than the profits from the aftermarket. And even ignoring that, someone selling it out of box or even without the box shouldn't be selling it at the same price as a MIB one anyway.
That date went downhill quick
I've got two of Carnifex. One for display and one MIB because I knew it would raise in value. I'm waiting for around 500 to sell, so I'm encouraging those high prices. You don't like it, fine. But don't hate on me because I saw ahead and planned for it. I'm not a scalper, I'm an investor.
Optimus and Megatron fought with weapons, almost all Ginrai/Overlord fights devolve into anime Fist fights
They had sparkly energy Chokon power!
God Ginrai even has his own super sayian style move
Which he apparently loses when he ditches his human based on his fight in Victory.
Now thats a lie, judging buy the context you gave. Investors deal stocks. Youve just kept telling yourself that lie since the figures release and now youve probably started to believe it to be true but no. What you've done is what a scalper does; rob someone else out of the experience back in the day because you bought 2.
Damn, just because you bought a figure of a comic villain doesn't mean you have to talk like one too.
just let scaplers die with their stocks....... reissue will gonna happen
If you wanna invest, take that level of patience and self-absorption over to Dogecoin, which has considerably more investment logic and could earn way more than going with this train of thought. Also gotta love the attempt to morally grandstand and look like a hero when you're just like the scalpers you say you aren't.
Now if you'll excuse me, i'm gonna go mess with my $250 Carnifex.
(@Hellbot You saved me from dealing with this shit, chivarly isn't dead LMAO)
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