The Best Buy New/Restocked/Shipped/Preorder Items Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by RustedCross, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. RustedCross

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  2. Notomus

    Notomus I demand Studio Series DOTM Devcon

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    When the hell did Best Buy become the best place to buy transformers?
     
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    Heads up for anybody who doesn’t know what “styles may vary” means. Even though they have earthrise Optimus pictured there, the listing is for the whole assortment. So if you order one you may get a Astrotrain instead. They just pick a random figure from the assortment and ship it to you.
     
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  4. RustedCross

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    That should read "contents may vary", not "styles".
     
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    I was just about to check out when I noticed the "Styles may vary". I already have Astrotrain so I'm not willing to deal with that wildcard.
     
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    With that 'styles may vary' bollocks, they didn't.
     
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    Realizing this is a gamble now.
    Mods may want to remove this thread.
     
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  8. Chump

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    I have neither so I will be happy with whichever one I get. Ordered. Thanks op.
     
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  9. RustedCross

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    ...and they wound up shipping me Astrotrain...of course.
    :( 

    Had to return it.
     
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    Yeah. Here's the deal with Best Buys picking system. It gives an assortment. It doesn't give a picture of the actual item. It blows. Source: I Worked there during their Seasonal period in 2018, and I noticed the issues. Managers at my store were ambivalent towards it when I brought it up. Shit, we had LoL stuff that was hot sellers and I advised moving them somewhere people would see them. Got ignored.

    As a note, if you go to your local Bestbuy, TF stuff and action figures will be over by the video games more than likely along the wall.
     
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    I went into a Best Buy for the first time in I don't know how long, and they had some Earthrise. Literally 1 of each size class (Ironworks, Grapple, and Astrotrain).

    Sounds about right. They were literally in the last aisle facing the back wall of the store. But honestly it makes sense and that's the best place for them in a electronics store.
     
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    a friend of mine thought he had ordered earthrise optimus prime, but instead recieved Astrotrain today..
     
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    I found ER Prime in Best Buy today. Last one there.
     
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    Received Optimus. I will keep my order of astrotrain on Amazon . PS the Optimus is fantastic.
     
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    I ordered the "styles may vary" leader figure and got Optimus. Very pleased.
     
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    Here's hoping it's not secretly a "styles may vary" type of deal.

    I mean, I checked around the Reviews/Questions on the Marvel and Star Wars stuff, since they too have separate "Specific Character" and "Styles May Vary" listings (the TFs are too new apparently), and it all appears legit.
     
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