ZenPrime wrote:xyl360 wrote:ZenPrime wrote:vectorA3 wrote:I would say BBTS gets their supply from TRU directly. (Once a Hasbro item is a store exclusive, you can only get it from that store -I've asked H about this b4). Although BBTS costs more, I recommended them because they double box and ship with care. (At least the last MP I received was double boxed). Don't feed the scalpers!!!!!!!
If that's the case, it makes it even worse. BBTS probably got their stock at wholesale price point lots lower than the MSRP of $69.99 and yet they mark it up to $100+ and in doing so also take stock away from TRU and TRU.com to be able to offer them to customer at the lower MSRP price. So how is that different than scalping?
It's different because BBTS' supply of the figures will be factored in to what TRU requests/orders from Hasbro. Scalper supplies are not.
so even if that is true, it's ok for BBTS to take a $70 item and mark it up to $100+ but it's not ok for others to do so? I see the double standard there...
Didn't you read the prior posts? The MSRP on MP TC is 99.99. It is unknown what TRU paid Hasbro in a bulk deal for them, but BBTS probably isn't paying much less than that. They may have paid close to $100 for all we know. I don't consider BBTS scalpers. Calm down -seriously dude.
Btw, xyl360 made some excellent points in his last post on page 11. Couldn't agree more.
And if ZenPrime wants to talk about frustation - try buying MP TC full price at TRU, only to see it 4 or 5 days later on TRU.com for $15 less + free shipping. I was pissed, but now I'm over it. Especially if it was a mistake, which we still don't know 100% if it was. Some 20% off TF web sale could've been in effect -who knows?