Robot Paradise RP-01/01B Acoustic Wave (Formerly FansToys FT-02) G1 Soundwave & Cassette

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Seth Sunthay, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. cj37a

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    Not my first choice of vendors because of sales taxes, but beggars can't be choosers on this release because I pre-ordered too late.
    They seem confident it is coming in on time.
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  2. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    That knee is looking a bit hollow.....

    See how he is in hand.
     
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    This is a full $135 more than some Chinese sellers. Is $289 without sales tax?
     
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    Yes. He was $250 originally from there and all other American retailers.
     
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    135 dollars here, 135 dollars there, and pretty soon we'll be talking about some serious money ....

    Isn't that how we got to 20 trillion dollars in national debt?
     
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  6. Quintessential Prime

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    So he's gone up by $39 from the original pre order to this "new preorder" price?

    How much is he with sales tax?
     
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    What is this......"sales tax" everyone keeps talking about?
     
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  8. TransformerFanatic

    TransformerFanatic When a spark goes online, there is great joy...

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    Lmao. Oregon? NH? Delaware? There aren't many people who can pull that line :p 
     
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    Rich don't pay tax. Poors on the other hand .........
     
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  10. Quintessential Prime

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    edit: I know you enjoy yourself a little blue text but this one is no joke.

    Apparently customers at TFSource will now be paying "late tax" on a figure which is still yet to be released. Where is the line? They'll have a "restock" at some point and they'll put it up again. It's gross.
     
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    Never buy from Tfsource. No matter how desperate.
     
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  12. Dpuff

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    All churches are exempt
     
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  14. UtahRobotInDisguise

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    A lot of resellers do this. It’s not a tfsource exclusive. They get their allotment from Fanstoys’ direct official wholesaler, then they order additional stock from one of the many Asian toy wholesaler outfits. These wholesalers buy from the official store and sell for a slight mark up that is below retail price, and retailers mark up to compensate.

    sometimes they will offer another wave of product at ridiculous prices, and those are ones bought from other retail sites or private collectors and resold.
     
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    Sure. All common knowledge here. Still doesn't make it right... neither does it make it any better for collectors. I'm amazed people don't see through it.
     
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    I'm like 80% sure that Mr Puff hales from the land of guns and airplanes. I could always be wrong though :p 
     
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    If it was any other company we wouldn’t see the late tax before release shit. It is sorta funny how FT in the past has said they don’t charge high prices and it’s out of their control yet we have other companies like MMC and XTB even that put a strict limit on the retailer to sell at a specific price. FT could easily do it, but won’t. And we all know why whether we want to admit it or not….
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  18. cj37a

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    I have my hauls from Vendors that charge hauls shipped to a 3rd party in Portland near my USA residence State. An Oregon address, so no sales tax. When the prices really get high and I buy enough, this really saves money.
    Its funny that AliExpress (Straight from China), charges state sales tax. Thank you US Government, you really know what you are doing.
     
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  19. Fortynickel

    Fortynickel Nonsensically Sensational! And Vice Versa!

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    Well, it is a joke because there are enough people who shop there and so they keep on doing it. If TFSource wasn’t successful in this practice, they would cease to employ it.

    It may seem obscene to some of us but we have seen people who are hesitant to buy from overseas sellers because they don’t feel protected, want to sponsor an American business,…etc. Saving money is not a top priority for everyone.
     
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