South Carolina Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by Dragonwolf, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. Hailkingcrimson

    Hailkingcrimson Well-Known Member

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    If anyone see's a Waspinator or Tigatron out in the wild please let me know it's a huge help. Gotta complete that Beast war's collection one way or another.
     
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    Laurens Walmart had 1 Retro cheetor, 3 Retro rat traps, 1 Wreck Gar and a bunch of thrusts.

    Thrust seems to be shelf warming everywhere so guessing he will be found at Ollies/ross in 6 months.
     
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    Greenwood Walmart (508 Store) had 3 Grindor/ravage and a single SS86 Slug. Slug came home with me.
     
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    Good call, he is glorious
     
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    Yeah the dinobots so far from the studio line has been great. Cant wait for the next one. I am a little worried they may leave snarl out. Hope not though.
     
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  6. Radio Joe

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    I hope not- He was my favorite when I was a kid!
     
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    zark225 The Day Fukr

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    Lexington Walmart had a lot of goodies! They had a ton SS Slug and Grindor, a few of SS Kup and Blurr AND the new SS ROTF Sideswipe! There are like 3 of them left because one came home with me. The only issue is that he did not come up when scanned so I had to get help from my worker.
     
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    Laurens Walmart has the Retro Optimus Primal- About 3 of them. A bunch of retro rat traps and 2 of the Studio Side Swipes.

    The walmart app has barely worked since the last update- Everything I scan says they dont sell that. Every comment on the app is complaints. hope they fix it.

    Ollies spartanburg and Greenwood had a bunch of snap dragon and starscreams.
     
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    Walmart in Ballentine had two of SS ROTF Sideswipe!
     
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    Pelham Walmart had Jolt

    Spartanburg (Dorman Center) walmart had a ton of Grindor and a few Slug plus Kingdom Rodimus (I grabbed him)

    Ollies Spartanburg only has Snapdragon (about 10) and a ton of the same battle/ target/ whatever-masters they have had for a while.

    Star wars fans Ollies ha hyperreal luke Skywalker (29.99), force ghost Yoda (7.99) and a bluetooth droid for 39.99.. I think his name is D-O?
     
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    Today Spartanburg Walmart had these.
    Spartanburg Target had Slug (bottom pic).
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    Toy Federation had these XTB G2 Stunticons, Maketoys Chromedome and Shattered Glass Strafe.
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    I sold them those G2 stunticons, dead end is in iffy condition. Probably my last sale ever to them since I felt pretty ripped off by them, seeing the prices there confirms it (they are selling those 4 for the total I got off them for a lot of things, including a complete MP10...).
     
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    I was wondering who did.
    Yes, they will absolutely lowball you with anything you bring in. Putting in the legwork of selling yourself will always beat their offer.

    Occasionally I find some good deals (buying).
     
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    Yeah, I also felt awkward and pressured, but that is likely my own social and mental issues at work not any fault of them.

    For anyone who wants to now, their policy is to offer 30% of the lowest possible ebay hit for the item.

    EDIT: I edited my additional info as I don't want to give them a bad rep for my own discomforts.
     
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    May I ask why you let them go?

    Also Boiling Springs Walmart had these.
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    XTransbots stuff is notoriously bad, I enjoyed them for a while but the frustrating transformations, constant paint rubbing, joints that don't hold poses very well anymore etc. Plus the sheer cost of completing the set would be astronomical (stupid $250 trailer + $150 motormaster + 90ish add on kit if they do it for that one). XTransbots has been moved to a should avoid at all costs company no matter how good it looks for me.

    If you mean at the store, I was stressed, and socially overwhelmed.
     
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    Yup! I have mentioned this before. Last time I sold them stuff I was told the deal was 30% off the average ebay selling price. But the ones I checked they definitely went for the low end.

    Im not bashing the place- To be fair, they are a business and trying to make money on items they need to sit on until a buyer appears. No one is forcing us to sell or buy with them. They also have a great selection of stuff and if you are looking for something, they probably have it or can get it.

    My reason- I sold them a LARGE lot of TF a while ago. They gave me approx $250.00. I had doubles for almost all of them and turned around and sold those on ebay..... Made about $2K. too much of a gap there to justify to do it again. If you dont care about what you are getting and just want to get a bunch of stuff out of your house then definitely go to them. If you place any value on the stuff, you are better off selling on ebay.
     
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  18. Potchez

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    I meant the figures, and I kinda figured it had to do with the $200+ trailer.
    XTB is not the best, but it's hard to say no when they're the only game in town (Omnibots, Punch, etc).
     
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    I was interested in selling them stuff but I haven't heard anything good about doing that. So I don't think I will.

    Also any time I have ever been in the store (a handful of times) there has never been any attempt whatsoever to acknowledge that I've entered the store. I could be looking at a high priced item behind the counter and I might as well just be invisible. Asking a question feels like an insult and a painstaking task. I'm not looking to be treated as a VIP, just as a potential customer. But I imagine a lot of their income is from trading shows and ebay, not people like me walking in the door.
     
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    Honestly, I feel like they have some social awkwardness as well (don't we all?).
    I'm not a fan of being sold stuff, because I know what I want. I like to look around without being bothered.

    They do not use ebay, as the main guy started out doing online sales and got burned pretty bad in the past. He now prefers only in person sales. (I've actually bought stuff for others on this forum and shipped to them since he doesn't do online sales).
    They do have that Retro-Toy Con coming up and it should have a ton of stuff to check out (it usually does). Toy Federation will have their own booth with stuff exclusive to the show, and all the other booths are great to go through.
    I've used the Con for gifts for Xmas (Harry Potter musical boxes, jewelry, Funko Pops), as well as stuff for my kids (Transformers, Lego minifigures).