fordprefect294 wrote:Bubbah wrote:St. Even wrote:Now that I know TRU.com encouraged scalping by offering 20% off I am even more disgusted with this whole affair!
I called TRU locally to discuss when the local store would receive MP-10. I was told my regional distribution center was aloted 514 items. I asked if the local store would receive any and I was told it would depend on how many were presold!!!
In the past I have had difficulties getting figures because the employees at my local store would buy items before they ever are placed on the shelves. Now I am getting jobbed by this presale!
I am so upset at TRU and Hasbro. I called TRU customer service and they cannot even find the presale in their system. I am not even able to complain about it because they cannot find an item to attach the complaint to.
This is a PRIME example of how a company should not do business.
The 20% off is not valid for MP Prime, it says in the "exclusions" that it cannot be applied to preorders, which is what Prime is, so it's full price. And with a limit of 2, at full price, I wouldn't exactly say they're encouraging scalping. A limit of 2 is perfect in my opinion. Some people buy one to keep in package & one to open, some like to display an object in both modes and some are picking one up and one for another friend/collector who wasn't able to be online just at that right moment. For all those people, 1 is very frustrating so I really think 2 is the best way to limit scalping yet make as many fans/collectors happy as possible.
Not to start a fire, but that just seems greedy. "You should sell me two because I want two" sounds like "I deserve to have two of what is going to be a really hard-to-find item, and someone else doesn't deserve one." Just my two cents, that particular clause doesn't do much to strengthen your argument.
No worries, I know it comes off that way to some, and I'm not saying that I personally do it (I prefer playing with mine to show it in different modes haha), but even if it does come off as sounding a bit greedy, it's still a hundred times better then a scalper getting a hold of a bunch to resell, at least in my opinion.