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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby datguy86 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:13 pm

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Got a shipping notice at the discounted price. I feel relieved; honoring the discount is a nice bonus.

For the dude in VA, next week at the earliest. Their distribution center is the same as PA's and it hasn't seen any MP figs yet.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby El Duque » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:13 pm

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My wife picked one up this afternoon. She even searched over the whole lot to find the one with the best paint apps :)
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby optimolife » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:43 pm

El Duque wrote:My wife picked one up this afternoon. She even searched over the whole lot to find the one with the best paint apps :)



LOL I hope to have my (soon-to-be) wife trained as good as yours :APPLAUSE:
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby Bounti76 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:54 am

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I was finally able to find some!! I'd called a TRU about 20 minutes from my house and was told that another one on the other side of the valley was showing 4 as "pending", meaning they were expected to arrive the following day. Who showed up to be first in line in the store? This geek :D. I was able to find all 4 from the case on the shelves. I bought 3- one for me, and two for friends in other states (at cost) who've had zero luck finding him. I could have bought the 4th, but I figured I may as well let someone else's search bear fruit, plus I HATE when scalpers buy all the stock and fans who only want the one figure get screwed into paying more than they should on eBay.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby DanaCornZine » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:12 am

Trikeboy wrote:There is no need for the hate against Toys R Us because they are being fairly decent about the whole thing. The original price was obviously a mistake. If something is too good to be true, it normally is. This happens with online companies and I have first hand experience with dealing with mistakes like this. When they were made aware of the error they pulled the listing so they could correct it. They then had two options. Cancel the orders or honor them. They chose to honor them. Luckily for me, some stores even honored the lower online price. They have now corrected the error and have relisted the product. Toys R Us are going to lose money over this error and people are bitching. Lets have a bit of perspective please. It's a toy and it was an error on the website.

Btw, I seriously doubt anyone will be fired over this error. The most that would happen is they would have a dressing down by their department head and told to be more careful in the future.


Agreed. I just know that I've had bad dealings with TRU in the past and I honestly assumed that they just raised the price because they realized what the demand was after it was posted. When I originally started trash talking, I didn't know it was a mistake.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby DBPRIME » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:00 am

Thundercracker is back in stock at toysrus.com got one!!
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby vectorA3 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:33 am

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I wonder what caused the 'error'? It is a 20% savings. Were TFs on sale 20% off? Hmmm...

When I found my MP TC last week I wanted to use some kind of TRU coupon, but there were none to be had. For some reason, I have not been getting TRU rewards member coupons. Probably due to spam filter or i changed my mail preferences (which i now regret). To correct this, I've added tru's email to my address book.

A friend of mine hooked me up yesterday since i was not getting the coupons and forwarded me a BOGO 75% off Star wars toys. I bought the new speederbike & scout set -2 for <$30 including tax. Normal price $48 w/tax. Can't complain there. My friend will get the other 1 w/discounted price of course.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby Bounti76 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:13 pm

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You know.....has anyone else noticed that his box-art is the same as his Deluxe Generations card-art, only reversed? Kind of funny.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby fordprefect294 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:54 pm

Got my shipping notice. Was so terrified that it was going to end up getting cancelled or back-ordered. EXCELSIOR! :DANCE:
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby Sirtank » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:21 pm

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Struck out at the first TRU today, at the second I found one hidden behind some other items on the bottom shelf. Unfortunetly, I had my wife with me at the second store and she gave me a look like I was out of my mind. She pointed out that I already had the Takara version, and I didn't need to waste the money on a second. I ended up putting him back.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:43 pm

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The local TRU is dead to me, as far as exclusives are concerned.

I just hope Takara is planning to release Thundercracker and Skywarp later. It's probably the only way I'll get these two.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby DanaCornZine » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:48 am

It's back up on the TRU site. I just ordered mine yesterday.

Also, the Hasbro versions are on Ebay all the time. I got Skywarp for $60, still in the box.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby vectorA3 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:23 pm

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Sirtank wrote:Struck out at the first TRU today, at the second I found one hidden behind some other items on the bottom shelf. Unfortunetly, I had my wife with me at the second store and she gave me a look like I was out of my mind. She pointed out that I already had the Takara version, and I didn't need to waste the money on a second. I ended up putting him back.


Didn't want to make your case about the new mold? :-B Sorry u got stuck on this one #-o
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby Tobota » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:54 pm

At the Times Sq location in NY, there were a bunch, counted at least 11. They were placed in a higher shelf section (prob to deter little kids from destroying the boxes). Last week, there were 2 full shelves of them. They've made a practice of removing MP from shelves during weekends. Best time to get is Mon-Tues as the store restocks right after their morning employee huddle. Hopefully you guys can get them like I did. Limit 1/person/day so I had to go through multiple trips on multiple days (needed bot and alt version for display and some for friends). Managed to snag 4 and even after that see pic below. Good luck all!
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby mooncake623 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:15 am

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Is the price at Times SQ $80.99? thought i saw a sticker for that price last time I was there.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby Tobota » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:43 am

It's $69.99 at Times Sq. I had save a screenshot of the TRU promo when it was $55. The clerk thought it was the actual website and made the adjustment. :)
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby vectorA3 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:32 pm

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Tobota wrote:It's $69.99 at Times Sq. I had save a screenshot of the TRU promo when it was $55. The clerk thought it was the actual website and made the adjustment. :)


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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby SLUGSLINGER81 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:37 am

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BBTS has him :KREMZEEK:
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby mooncake623 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:05 am

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BBTS has him :KREMZEEK:


They're cheaper on Ebay.......
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby xyl360 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:15 pm

mooncake623 wrote:
BBTS has him :KREMZEEK:


They're cheaper on Ebay.......

Not after shipping. Some are being bid on (i.e. not Buy It Now) which are currently cheaper, but I bet they get higher than BBTS before they close out.

Besides, better BBTS gets my money than some scalper.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby mooncake623 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:28 pm

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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com
by xyl360 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:15 pm

mooncake623 wrote:
BBTS has him

They're cheaper on Ebay.......
Not after shipping. Some are being bid on (i.e. not Buy It Now) which are currently cheaper, but I bet they get higher than BBTS before they close out.

Besides, better BBTS gets my money than some scalper.


BBTS is around $119 shipped (US).

There are plenty of listings that finish below that on ebay. I mean I would rather support BBTS as well but cheapest price gets my money.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=masterpiece+thundercracker&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=&_sacat=0&_okw=&_oexkw=&_adv=1&LH_Complete=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_samilow=&_samihi=&_sadis=200&_fpos=&_fsct=&LH_SALE_CURRENCY=0&_sop=15&_dmd=1&_ipg=50
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby ZenPrime » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:12 pm

xyl360 wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
BBTS has him :KREMZEEK:


They're cheaper on Ebay.......

Not after shipping. Some are being bid on (i.e. not Buy It Now) which are currently cheaper, but I bet they get higher than BBTS before they close out.

Besides, better BBTS gets my money than some scalper.


I don't see the difference between what BBTS is doing and what the "scalpers" on ebay are doing...
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby xyl360 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:01 pm

ZenPrime wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
BBTS has him :KREMZEEK:


They're cheaper on Ebay.......

Not after shipping. Some are being bid on (i.e. not Buy It Now) which are currently cheaper, but I bet they get higher than BBTS before they close out.

Besides, better BBTS gets my money than some scalper.


I don't see the difference between what BBTS is doing and what the "scalpers" on ebay are doing...

BBTS is a business, has a license, and doesn't purchase products from a retail outlet to re-sell to consumers at a marked up price. Everything they sell that doesn't come second hand from people selling/trading in their own toys to them comes from actual wholesalers.

That's the difference. BBTS doesn't shorten the retail supply of an item in order to fill their own warehouses to sell the product for a profit.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby mooncake623 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:24 pm

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BBTS doesn't shorten the retail supply of an item in order to fill their own warehouses to sell the product for a profit.


You mean that's not what they (and other retailers) did at Botcon with the souvenir sets?
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby RodimalToyota » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:28 pm

xyl360 wrote:
ZenPrime wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
BBTS has him :KREMZEEK:


They're cheaper on Ebay.......

Not after shipping. Some are being bid on (i.e. not Buy It Now) which are currently cheaper, but I bet they get higher than BBTS before they close out.

Besides, better BBTS gets my money than some scalper.


I don't see the difference between what BBTS is doing and what the "scalpers" on ebay are doing...

BBTS is a business, has a license, and doesn't purchase products from a retail outlet to re-sell to consumers at a marked up price. Everything they sell that doesn't come second hand from people selling/trading in their own toys to them comes from actual wholesalers.

That's the difference. BBTS doesn't shorten the retail supply of an item in order to fill their own warehouses to sell the product for a profit.



Bingo!

plus any extra money, factor in over-head, advertising, shipping costs.
BBTS is selling these for 9$ over MSRP.
Besides why wouldn't you want to support a business that caters to us!
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