Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Jhund, Jan 23, 2020.
Just got emailed from TCP that they will be raising my pre-order to $200. Sucks but I understand.
Same, thought I'd be safe if I laid low... Nope.
Damn it even went up on Showz.
Even if this doesn't keep happening, I might just either hold off on a Grimlock for now or get the potential Gigapower reissue. Cause this guy's now more expensive then Superator when he use to be cheaper.
Yeah I just cancelled my order, it's not worth $200 at all. Not even if it was the idw mtmte/LL verison I would want. Hope other companies don't follow this tread of a massive price jump. But I really don't think there's any figure I would ever pay $200+ for.
What's bullshit is they are only offering store credit if you cancel. You took my money, but you won't honor what we agreed upon, and you won't give it back? I'll pay the extra thirty but I won't be shopping with them again.
Received the same email from TCP and cancelled.
yeah i swore off TCP when threezero soundwave was delayed without word at the $229 pricepoint but somehow they got "on time" shipments separate from their preorders that were $289. sucks when you wanna support a smaller business but they pull walmart level shit like that.
Same, the only way I would possibly find the price acceptable is if they added parts to turn him into his MTMTE/LL look. and that's why he cost $30 more.
I've noticed their prices edging higher an higher lately. At one point they were charging more than BBTS on certain items, I know they did for MMC's Optus Pexus. I also can't turn off that stupid Roller's Stash thing, so apparently they haven't charged me yet and I've only thought I paid them already. I'm going back to Toy Dojo and BBTS. TCP customer service isn't any better than those two and I've had more trouble with his website and that stupid Roller's Stash than with the other guy's systems.
Guys, we didn't choose to increase the price ourselves, this is a manufacturer change. Something we have no control over. We don't like to do these things any more than anyone likes to receive it. The simple fact is prices are increasing across the board in China for manufacturing. Not to mention the cost increases we have been absorbing on freight.
@Dek - you can turn your roller's stash off by hitting the roller stash button on your my account page. Don't try to slide the button just tap it with your mouse or your finger if you are on a mobile device.
@Fallout - that did not happen. We filled all pre-orders at the original price and then we purchased another group of units from a secondary source which resulted in the higher price. If you had a pre-order for the second batch then that was entirely different and we could not fill those orders based on the pieces we received from the secondary source because the cost was so much higher.
As far as pricing goes, a general rule of thumb says we should be higher than BBTS on everything considering our volume is nowhere near theirs. We do the absolute best we can go compete in the market.
Feel free to PM me if you have any further questions.
Damn, the lackluster T.rex head and price increase is quickly killing my hype. What's sad is that all the MP style Dinobots are extra expensive for some reason. All the Grimlocks are over $200.
I was hoping it doesn't happen, but the price increase doesn't surprise me at all. After I saw the size of this figure I thought a price increase is almost inevitable based on everything else we are seeing. Of course I don't like it, and I might consider cancelling it, but I think the $200 price is probably justified.
Time for MMC to reenter the game!!!
About the button, I have tapped it and it doesn't work. Could be a glitch.
As for your pricing, being higher that a competitor who is know for gouging prices doesn't seem to be the best move to draw in business. But I'm not in your shoes and don't know the behind the scenes so I can't really tell you how to run your business. I personally feel that if people paid already you should eat the difference, but again, not in your shoes.
I won't openly criticize you anymore, but I still don't think I'll buy from you anymore either. My best to you and your business. You're still better than ToyArena, who really tried to convince me that it was my fault for preordering at the LISTED lower price when I should have know it should have been higher.
I think it is unfair to say any business is gouging prices without knowing their cost basis and details of their business. You certainly cannot compare a US based business to one in China since their is no inbound freight involved or any of the costs associated with running a reputable business in the United States.
We do not require payment up front on pre-orders so if someone chooses to prepay the item that is strictly by choice. If we required the payment up front we would have definitely honored price, but our open pre-order policy allows customers to cancel with no penalty, a feature that very few offer these days.
Okay. Thank you for your response.
whatever happened my original PO was delayed and then a more expensive, separate listing but it was in-stock, which looked bad to me. but it happened and i appreciate your answer on both this and on cacus, again.
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