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

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

Postby fordprefect294 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:12 pm

$39 over MSRP
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby RodimalToyota » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:30 pm

fordprefect294 wrote:$39 over MSRP


Actually MSRP is $99.99
TRU is selling it for the discounted price of $69.99
says so right on the website.

even still better then $79.99 over MSRP on eBay.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby ZenPrime » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:32 pm

I could be wong but since this figure is exclusive to TRU the only way for BBTS to obtain stock is to send their staff/buyers into the local stores or stalk TRU.com. So some of these "scalpers" might be from BBTS or other web stores that are carrying this item. If I was still looking to purchase I would feel no loyalty to BBTS (altho I have given them plenty of my money over the years) just where I can get it the cheapest. Everyone is out to make a buck, including BBTS.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby ZenPrime » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:59 pm

RodimalToyota wrote:
fordprefect294 wrote:$39 over MSRP


Actually MSRP is $99.99
TRU is selling it for the discounted price of $69.99
says so right on the website.

even still better then $79.99 over MSRP on eBay.


When the item was first listed on TRU.com it was 69.99 on sale for $55.00. When I purchased the item at TRU Time Square the price tag on the shelves stated $69.99.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby RodimalToyota » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:31 pm

ZenPrime wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:
fordprefect294 wrote:$39 over MSRP


Actually MSRP is $99.99
TRU is selling it for the discounted price of $69.99
says so right on the website.

even still better then $79.99 over MSRP on eBay.


When the item was first listed on TRU.com it was 69.99 on sale for $55.00. When I purchased the item at TRU Time Square the price tag on the shelves stated $69.99.


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Postby ZenPrime » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:40 pm

RodimalToyota wrote:
ZenPrime wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:
fordprefect294 wrote:$39 over MSRP


Actually MSRP is $99.99
TRU is selling it for the discounted price of $69.99
says so right on the website.

even still better then $79.99 over MSRP on eBay.


When the item was first listed on TRU.com it was 69.99 on sale for $55.00. When I purchased the item at TRU Time Square the price tag on the shelves stated $69.99.


MSRP is on the TRU website.


Technically on the TRU.com's webpage it's "List Price" and not MSRP and below is a photo of the price tag in the stores, so go figure...

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Postby vectorA3 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:13 am

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

Postby ZenPrime » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:23 am

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?
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Postby xyl360 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:31 pm

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

Postby ZenPrime » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:47 pm

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...
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