AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error

Transformers News: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 11:25AM CST

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It seemed too good to be true and apparently it was. Over the weekend we reported that a listing for Masterpiece Optimus Prime had popped up on Amazon.co.uk for the incredibly low price of £34.99 (about $57.00 USD). We're now receiving reports from Seibertron.com members that their orders are being cancelled due to a pricing error. It appears that the listing was indeed for Masterpiece Optimus Prime, but the price was wrong. Seibertron.com member megatronus has supplied us with the email below from Amazon.co.uk customer service. As you can see they do plan on stocking the figure, but at a higher price.

Hello

We’re writing to let you know that the price for the following item(s) was displayed incorrectly when you placed your order:

'Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime' (ASIN: B00AJJ6H0E)

Despite our best efforts, with the millions of items available on our website, pricing errors can occasionally occur.

In our Conditions of Use and Sale (see http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/custome ... Id=1040616), we state that where an item's correct price is higher than our stated price, we will, at our discretion, cancel the order and notify you of that cancellation.

Your order has now been cancelled. If you still want to purchase this item, please place a new order which will be charged at the correct price, when we dispatch it to you.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused and hope to see you again soon.

Warmest regards

Customer Service Department
Amazon.co.uk
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Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451292)
Posted by Gorechyld on January 3rd, 2013 @ 11:50am CST
Hahahahahahaahah take THAT all you greedy scalping assholes who bought 10 at a time! :lol:

Seriously tho, this has got to be the juiciest justice I've seen in a long time cause you know scalpers and the like were just scooping these things up. To all those who legitimately thought you'd get it at a cheaper price, that sucks that you were misled. But come on...coooooome on! You didn't believe that price point for even a second did you?
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451294)
Posted by ReinaHW on January 3rd, 2013 @ 11:56am CST
Sorry to burst your bubble of misinformation, but many of us aren't scalpers. We were hoping that Hasbro was going to finally prove that they weren't completely obsessed with churning out Bumblebee after Bumblebee for once.
I ordered one MP-10 for my collection, I didn't order any more. I'm hoping he'll appear for a reasonable price soon, but I doubt it.
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451295)
Posted by Transformers Hoarder on January 3rd, 2013 @ 11:57am CST
Nooooo!!!
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451302)
Posted by Dean ML on January 3rd, 2013 @ 12:07pm CST
Gorechyld wrote:Hahahahahahaahah take THAT all you greedy scalping assholes who bought 10 at a time! :lol:

Seriously tho, this has got to be the juiciest justice I've seen in a long time cause you know scalpers and the like were just scooping these things up. To all those who legitimately thought you'd get it at a cheaper price, that sucks that you were misled. But come on...coooooome on! You didn't believe that price point for even a second did you?


Considering I just bought DotM Jetwing OP 50% off from Amazon - yes, I did believe it.
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451304)
Posted by Transformers Hoarder on January 3rd, 2013 @ 12:10pm CST
Dean ML wrote:
Gorechyld wrote:Hahahahahahaahah take THAT all you greedy scalping assholes who bought 10 at a time! :lol:

Seriously tho, this has got to be the juiciest justice I've seen in a long time cause you know scalpers and the like were just scooping these things up. To all those who legitimately thought you'd get it at a cheaper price, that sucks that you were misled. But come on...coooooome on! You didn't believe that price point for even a second did you?


Considering I just bought DotM Jetwing OP 50% off from Amazon - yes, I did believe it.


I did too :(
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451305)
Posted by Erailea on January 3rd, 2013 @ 12:12pm CST
Gorechyld wrote:Hahahahahahaahah take THAT all you greedy scalping assholes who bought 10 at a time! :lol:

Seriously tho, this has got to be the juiciest justice I've seen in a long time cause you know scalpers and the like were just scooping these things up. To all those who legitimately thought you'd get it at a cheaper price, that sucks that you were misled. But come on...coooooome on! You didn't believe that price point for even a second did you?


While there were undoubtedly scalpers who placed orders, I wager there were just as many, if not more, collectors, general fans who occasionally purchase a figure and parents who ordered too. This is a blow to those who genuinely wanted it and thought they could get the figure at a discount. Not everyone can afford the $112+ TRU is charging for the figure and many can't even find him in store to buy.

All this will do is make the figure more profitable for scalpers. Those who were deceived by the price and desperately wanted the figure will now turn back to ebay in hopes of scoring him. Things like this always run up the scalping prices :/
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451306)
Posted by Bruticusfan7 on January 3rd, 2013 @ 12:13pm CST
It's a real shame, looked like a brilliant figure and really wanted it for the price but just can't justify a 3 figure price point :sad:

I want to know who wrote in the review section on amazon for the listing, telling amazon it's really a £200 figure !!!!! Seriously you guys should check it out :BOT:
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451310)
Posted by jindrak on January 3rd, 2013 @ 12:38pm CST
I was about 25% in belief- due in part to both the Jetwing OP and past instances where Amazon has honored pricing errors. But for this one, it was just TOO good to be true. It was almost less than the aforementioned Jetwing, and for some reason, was calculating cheaper for foreign orders.

I for one am not shocked, but I am a bit dissappointed. I was hoping for another OP to display in alt mode. This is one of those toys that you would love to display in both modes. Oh well, I had already braced myself for the news.
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451315)
Posted by DPrime on January 3rd, 2013 @ 1:02pm CST
"Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!" *in Darth Vaders voice*

Now I'm glad I imported 1 last summer and got a lucky preorder in through tru because I knew crap like this and tru would happen. I am pretty close to giving up collecting because its getting pretty annoying having to deal with these dumb companies and stupid scalpers. I fully blame scalpers for what's going on with the in store prices for figures. People who don't give a rats ass about transformers are running around preying on fans of the franchise by buying up everything. The supply and demand is all messed up because of scalpers and hasbro knows that so they raise the price on everything. 2012 I freakin bought almost everything and I don't even want to know how much I spent. 2 mp primes, 1mp Thundercracker, 1 mp red alert, G2 Bruticus, foc sdcc Bruticus, sdcc Shockwave and Destro, all the foc figures including Soundblaster and Soundwave, Prime 1st edition, and a bunch of generations and universe figures. That's a lot of damn dough and I'm leaving out my joe purchases. I think I'm going to cut back and only buy masterpieces from now on because this is getting nuts. I remember when you were able to buy 2 of everything without breaking your wallet or worrying about having to call 50 stores to see if a figure was in. This really sucks for people who can't afford mp Prime because he's awesome. To be honest though he's not worth $100 or $179 which is how much I paid for the 2 I have. These should be $60 figures and not a dime more. Good luck to all the true fans on getting Prime for a reasonable price and thanks to all the scalpers for adding 15 mp primes to their cart that probably alerted them that something was wrong with the price. Greedy bastards. :-x
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451317)
Posted by sagia on January 3rd, 2013 @ 1:12pm CST
Of course it is a mistake. MP-10 for 30-40 GBP? Hehh, why would they do this? It was bought up in the US for more than 100 USD...
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451318)
Posted by Ravage XK on January 3rd, 2013 @ 1:14pm CST
Wow, what a defeatist bunch!

We don't know what the correct price will be, we may not be getting it at £35 but we may still get a good deal. So don't log into eBay just yet.
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451319)
Posted by ReinaHW on January 3rd, 2013 @ 1:16pm CST
Considering that the shelves are once again clogged with Bumblebee's, then it isn't hard to be fed up of Hasbro and their pathetic notion of what to release in the UK.
With MP-Thundercracker canceled for the UK, then it's very likely that the same will happen with MP-10 while we get yet more Bumblebee's.
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451321)
Posted by mooncake623 on January 3rd, 2013 @ 1:20pm CST
What Bumblebees are guys clogged with at this moment? since prid bumblebee has come and gone in the US. there are actually very little bumblebees in the US shelves right now.
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451323)
Posted by neliz on January 3rd, 2013 @ 1:23pm CST
Ravage XK wrote:Me too, bumsy. :(

I blame everyone who kept email amazon asking "is this right?" Should of left it alone and me might have gotten away with it! ;)


I Agree.
The only thing those paranoid folks did is arouse suspicion @Amazon, making them double/triple check their pricing.
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451324)
Posted by ReinaHW on January 3rd, 2013 @ 1:24pm CST
In the UK we have PRID Bumblebee, Stealth PRID Bumblebee, Weaponizer Bumblebee, Cyberverse Bumblebee, DOTM Bumblebee, Bot Shots Bumblebee. Basically we have more Bumblebee on the shelves than anything else, it's been that way for a while.
Beofre long we'll have a lot of Beast Hunter Bumblebee and his many repaints and slight retools - Bumblbee with spikes, Bumblebee with spikes on spikes, Bumblebee with spikes on spikes on spikes in black.

The chance of MP-10 being released in the UK are very slim.
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451325)
Posted by mooncake623 on January 3rd, 2013 @ 1:26pm CST
They will have it back up sooner or later. just at a higher price. which should still be better then ebay price I think
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451326)
Posted by SkyWarpsGhost on January 3rd, 2013 @ 1:37pm CST
I had two (to display one as bot and one in alt) pre-ordered with Amazon.co.uk. I'm more annoyed with Amazon that they don't even list the cancelled item in 'your orders' and just send an email, with no evidence that I'd even made the order in the first place.
I would have liked them/amazon to admit they made a mistake, and to ask if I'd like to be put on a first refusal type list. Instead of having to check forums etc every bloody day until they relist it, if they even do.
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451329)
Posted by dedcat on January 3rd, 2013 @ 1:42pm CST
I swear there was an audible 'wah wah waaahhh' after I read this headline.
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451333)
Posted by southpawdragon on January 3rd, 2013 @ 1:59pm CST
I blame the moron who posted in the amazon uk that the price is too good to be true and to the ones that chatted with amazon remarking how unbelievable the price is. When I chatted with them I was specific in only asking if its amazon itself selling it not a third party and if its not masterpiece prime since there is no pictures if it was returnable.
Re: AmazonUK Cancelling Masterpiece Optimus Prime Orders Due to Pricing Error (1451335)
Posted by neliz on January 3rd, 2013 @ 2:01pm CST
southpawdragon wrote:I blame the moron who posted in the amazon uk that the price is too good to be true and to the ones that chatted with amazon remarking how unbelievable the price is. When I chatted with them I was specific in only asking if its amazon itself selling it not a third party and if its not masterpiece prime since there is no pictures if it was returnable.


If you want to go on an internet crusade against them, I'll be happy to ride under your flag!

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