Stryfe Convoy wrote:jamiko wrote:I want that crystal first edition but, sadly will never be able to afford it.
I hit the web and did the currency conversion, it'll be about 64 dollars for each figure. Of course, that means that BBTS is selling their's for 99.99... That's how much they're making off of it...
To get this figure from a convention to the states requires BBTS to pay for three services.
1) The initial cost of the figures at the convention
2) An entity (could be a single person or a group) to go to the convention with the main goal of procuring as many of these as possible
3) That entity to ship their acquired goods to BBTS via a priority carrier
Both of which mean that to get these figures to their door, BBTS is probably paying about 80-85 a head. Which knocks their profit margin down quite a bit, from 36% to 15% which is a pretty standard profit margin for most retailers, especially for hard-to-obtain items such as these.