Transformers x Back To The Future

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by xdmisato, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. GuardianMonkey

    GuardianMonkey Well-Known Member

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    from what i've seen, preorder scalpers post their listings as soon as their order is *confirmed*. they post in the listings that the item won't be available to ship until later.
     
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  2. ekocher

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    people dont care about ebay rules
     
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  3. nzwhiskey

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    Because people sell pre-orders on ebay all the time. It happens every year with Con exclusives, why not this?
     
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    Its slightly upsized. The description says 5.5 inches scale. The wood pannel that gift card is sitting on is exactly 5.5 inches. So its a big ass car. They are probally keeping scale with the crossover line. Remember Ecto-1 was a herse way bigger than a Delorean. And we saw the Top Gun Jet in the box was huge almost Jetfire size. Its safe to say the crossover line is MP scale in terms of real life vehicles in my opinion.
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  5. ekocher

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    yup, ive seen it happen with many collectibles.
     
  6. Nems

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    On limited items like this, people buy as many as they can, turn around and list them on eBay for noticeably higher prices.

    You know, scalping.
     
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  7. Slimaximus

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    What a shit show that was. Wal-Mart is complete trash and needs to stop getting exclusives
     
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  8. ShadowStitch

    ShadowStitch vectoring the hate plague

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    They're using shopping bots like birdbot, run from fast remote servers, that skip all of the checkout process with direct automation. You punch in the sku you want, the bot checks the site every few seconds, and the instant it's available, you've got as many as you're allowed to purchase. That's how they're scalping Switches and phones/chargers and other exclusive toys.
     
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  9. johndoe4880

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    come on walmart hurry up i want to order
     
  10. nzwhiskey

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    I feel like this is the 'Do you think anyone would lie on the internet' meme but with scalping collectibles.
     
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  11. GabeMSzn

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    Plus thinking from a reseller perspective, The highest price point will be now since people will panic buy since they missed out. And i still see none on ebay so i doubt all were released
     
  12. Dirge121

    Dirge121 I'll be your end of days

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    I want to say thank you for this. I've been looking for Ectotron and all the ones I could find were $50+ with $10+ shipping and that was more than I was willing to pay. $40 works for me.
     
  13. Fc203

    Fc203 Hasbro shill

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    I know what scalping is
     
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    I sure hope there's a second wave opening on WM. I can't imagine they sold out 1,985 PO's that quickly. Besides myself, only 1 other person here reported success.

    Crap! I didn't qualify for free shipping! Time to cancel order... ;) 

    I guess this makes up for me missing the ER SkyLynx PO for $50.
     

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  15. johndoe4880

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    happy to agree
     
  16. Omegax80

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    It's only scalping if anyone pays the asking price. Goes back to the chicken/egg-esque question - Who is really at fault?

    No one, last I checked, is being forced to buy anything, at any price. If you pay the resale price, then you validate the resale price.
     
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    I guess I got lucky with the one I got on eBay last week - only $50 after shipping! Brand new and sealed. Pristine condition too!
     
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  18. T-Hybrid

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    I mean, okay. More for the rest of us!
     
  19. Onslaught Phase 2

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    Just to emphasize, I don't know that it actually sold out. feels like they're having issues because I was able to put an order in even though the page is down. So the front end order site versus back end stock was breaking. My order, who knows, may not even get fulfilled.
     
  20. B-Fox

    B-Fox Mahoro de MAMBO!

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    It'd be funny if these bots got traced back to somebody noteworthy on one of the fan boards, wouldn't it?
     
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