Ongoing Target DPCI log and new/restocked/shipped/preorder thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by BenjaminXavier, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Evac

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    Target cancel my inferno, airrazor and ractonite because they didnt hear from me. B.S. Sorry for the poor CS that is going to hear from me this morning.
     
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    With how often Target seems to cancel preorders, why does anyone rely on them for preorders for things that aren't Target exclusives?
     
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  3. Foster

    Foster Haslab Victory Saber Backer #3 Veteran

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    This is why Target is never my sole preorder location. It's nice that you can lock in a current sale, but it's definitely proving to be a long shot with all their cancelations. I usually have Amazon and Pulse preorders as backups.
     
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  4. OptimusTarzan

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    I get 5% back as a red card holder. Plus I have everything preordered on Amazon but used Target as a back up.
     
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  5. Tprime

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    after approving multiple delays, my kingdom huffer and kingdom core megatron got canceled automatically, while they asked to approve a delay on kingdom core starscream only and so they still want to ship that one. I don't have high hopes starscream will even ship. I also miss out on all of the sale prices with the cancellations. boo target
     
  6. Desmang

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    I had an order with Dinobot, Core Megatron, and Core Starscream. Megatron was the only one who wasn't canceled even though I've approved delays for all three? It's actually ridiculous because I had a discount on this order from the last time this happened with wave 1
     
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  7. roguesaint

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    Genuinely sorry for those who have been frustrated / Thwarted by by Targets Pre-order shenanigans. I was too with trailbreaker and Sunstreaker this past year, which I had preordered during a BOGO sale way back in February of 2020. After two delays, I gave up and ordered them from Amazon while they still had them in stock back in November at retail price.

    Sadly its not just Target you can't trust on Preorders any more (2020 taught us a lot, but it taught collectors don't Trust Walmart, Target, or Amazon for 100% reliability for preorders) but Target especially seems to be the worst of the retail bunch.

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  8. Fenrys

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    Yea, honestly I really only trust Pulse and smaller shops that deal with toys as a specialty
     
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  10. OCProwl

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    Ironically, the Core Starscream I had backordered was auto-canceled on me overnight. Core Megs is still alive for now, as is Inferno. Luckily I found all in store already so it's more of just a "wait and see" game for me at this point.

    Same here, ever since my Earthrise Wave 2 Allicons were unceremoniously canceled last Fall I decided I needed backups for Target. Ironically though, I've had some success ordering backups from Target itself - e.g., order the same item twice, but in two (or more) different orders. SS86 stuff for example - I had at least one of everything come from Target, while some others were canceled. But even so, I also place backup orders from Amazon where I can.
     
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    I have started to eyeball a reliability to price limit on my pre-orders. Target pretty much falls below my threshold most of the time. Figures beyond wave 1 of a line are getting harder to find in person so I much more rely on pre-orders since Hasbro has pushed that option. Target has just been less and less successful and they hold funds, so even at the old retail price they have lost me. There are more customer friendly businesses and some are way more reliable. I don't mind late arrival, but Target really needs to improve their pre-order system in at least one or two ways to bring me back. BOGO50 deals just become frustrations instead of a good deal. I now shop in person at Target less now since their online sales have given me bad experiences on the last few rounds.
     
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  12. Noideaforaname

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    Felt like a goddamn miracle when Target actually shipped out Paleotrex, Vertebreak, Topspin, and the TIE Pilot and Battle Droid. Even considering they were all less popular items (and two were from Wave 1, which is usually overstocked).

    I still try to take advantage of BOGO sales, but more often than not I end up canceling and pay full price elsewhere. *shrug*
     
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    Cobra Have been lost for awhile

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    I have never had a hold placed on my account using the RED debit card. I have stopped placing pre-orders with Target unless it is an exclusive due to them canceling my orders and their pre-order policy.
     
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    Well I did get my Inferno, a few days early I might add. Aside from last year’s delay insanity I haven’t had much of a problem with them, but I’ll say I am biased since I was a soul that managed to eventually get my preordered exclusives last year, so we are off on the right foot.
     
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    Thanks I just purchased Sky Lynx. He’s actually the only figure I was missing from WFC. I saw him once at a Target but I didn’t bring my cc with me and only had small amount of cash on hand. I don’t really care about the character but I’ve heard fantastic things about the toy.
     
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    believe amazon has them back in stock as well (at least as of a few days ago).... wonder if there was a more recent shipment that went out
     
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    I also use the RED debit card and I never have pre-auth charges...
     
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    I just checked and Amazon does have sky lynx in stock. Must be new shipments because I know a week ago Amazon (not 3rd party sellers) didn’t have any in stock, and I was browsing eBay looking for a good deal.
     
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    Did you check? Mine clearly shows a hold.
     
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