Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by UnicronFTW, Aug 5, 2011.
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Wow! Shattered Glass Optimus Prime for $99.99!
I can't tell if this is sarcasm!
Fantastic if you're genuinely excited about it, but he's been on 'sale' for that at BBTS since last Christmas. They always seem to just perpetuate their sales by added them to new ones.
I'm pretty certain that he was being sarcastic. If he wasn't,he should have been.
And... not a single thing I want, or if I would, I already own it.
Superhans has a tendency to be sarcastic without actually letting people know that he's being sarcastic.
Yes. I got it $20-30 cheaper from them a few months ago. It’s downright disingenuous. It’s like they deliberately increase prices during these kinds of sales periods to target people who don’t know any better.
Yeap. I bought it for 79.99 during their anniversary sale.
I can't help but feel we're in the middle of a 90s comics crash and just don't know it yet. My sympathies to anybody relying on collectible sales as a sole/major source of income.
Oversaturated and too many cooks in the kitchen (and I mean that on the official level as well as 3rd party) and there's too much to consume and people are getting burnt out and fed up. It's just a matter of time before it all fails.
Heck. Even Beast Wars doesn't keep their value, not really. You can find some good, loose complete ones for roughly $30-40.00 when they were originally $15-25.00. Not a great increase considering they're roughly 25ish years old.
So now they’re holding back inventory to make it look like they have fewer items than they really do. I’ve seen this three times so far. I ordered the Maketoys Stealth Buster and Masterpiece Grapple when there were only two - Grapple today, in fact - and suddenly more inventory got listed. This happened with the Fansproject Dai Atlas, as well.
I’m not thrilled, since this doesn’t allow me to really plan my purchases like before, since they’re artificially creating scarcity and the impulse buys that follow. I’ve been a big BBTS backer for years, but I can’t justify this practice.
Yeah I noticed that too...I jumped at Dai Z when he got down to 2 and was at $50 price...then magically he had 10+ inventory the next day. I try to keep up with pricing on MMC stuff to fill out my wreckers and Lost Light crew but then I see them pull stunts like this...or the way they offer these huge sales and really they are the same exact sales been going on for 3 months. Excepts they will add 2 or 3 new ones in like the encore/takara big convoy/big blue they marked to $54 during cyber monday/black friday. Gotta say, even though I didn't buy anything from bbts or tfsource, tfsource had the better deals this year. I ended up going agesthreeandup just because they had the maas bumblebee in stock and for $20. And I really wanted a Cybertronian Bee since Hasbro screwed us by moving forward to Earthmodes.
Many stores have a certain number of product allocated for a particular sale. Perhaps that’s what this is..
I shipped my loot a little over an hour ago and already got my ship notification. Thats a record. I wonder if they prioritize Priority Mail shipments over the cheaper $4 shipments (PR doesnt qualify for the $4 shipping offer, so I always use Priority Mail).
Probably helps that a lot of hot items haven't come in this week. not a lot of people hitting ship at once.
Anything is quicker over the 4 buck flat rate thing. It'll always take atleast a week for it to even leave the warehouse if you do that method. Part of why I quit using it.
Well, the other side of that is look at how many stores are closing because people are waiting for clearance sales. Nobody can pay $15 for deluxes, sell them for $10, and stay in business. It might not matter to people with decent stores nearby, but some of us _need_ online shops that aren't Amazon to stay open. Seriously, in the last two years, I had to take Toys R Us, Captured Prey, AJ's Toy Chest, KMart, and my local flea market off of my list of places to buy toys.
For me it usually takes 2 days. Hit ship on Friday, and it has the ship notification by Tuesday.
The latest Studio Series deluxes are up for pre-order
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