For discussion: could price hikes be good for us, collectors?

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For discussion: could price hikes be good for us, collectors?

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:48 am

Price hikes mean:

[*]figures will sit on the shelves longer
[*]parents will be less likely to buy them or will buy fewer
[*]there's less profit to be made by scalpers, making scalping less attractive
[*]it will be easier to find the figures we want

What do you think?
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Re: For discussion: could price hikes be good for us, collectors?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:13 am

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Just for overall availability, nothing more. It doesn't change the fact we get hurt in the wallet more as well. Way more, if we had ideal distribution.
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Re: For discussion: could price hikes be good for us, collectors?

Postby triKlops » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:14 am

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my concern would be that would mean slower wave turnover than the already slow pace presently.
this would also mean Hasbro would have to game up and make the case assortments not so heavy on one particular figure.
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Re: For discussion: could price hikes be good for us, collectors?

Postby Noideaforaname » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:25 am

For what it's worth:
usinflationcalculator.com wrote:If in 1996 I purchased an item for $9.99 then in 2012 that same item would cost: $14.59

That is, current Deluxe figures are effectively the same price as Beast Wars figures.
Even though it's a "sudden" hike, I doubt it'll have any real noticeable effect.
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Re: For discussion: could price hikes be good for us, collectors?

Postby RodimalToyota » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:48 am

You guys have the yellow blindness.
This just means more BumbleBee's on the pegs longer, because parents
have to keep telling little Johnny he already 213823094820380423 Bumble Bee's, he doesn't need another one! especially at 15$!
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Re: For discussion: could price hikes be good for us, collectors?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:23 pm

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RodimalToyota wrote:You guys have the yellow blindness.
This just means more BumbleBee's on the pegs longer, because parents
have to keep telling little Johnny he already 213823094820380423 Bumble Bee's, he doesn't need another one! especially at 15$!


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Re: For discussion: could price hikes be good for us, collectors?

Postby njb902 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:12 am

the bumblebee shelf warmers will only last for so long, eventually retailers will clearance out/discontinue the current line. plus it looks pretty good for the next few waves of both foc and prime. not to mention the Christmas season starts soon, so just have some patience and it will change......that or hasbro atops making them.
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Re: For discussion: could price hikes be good for us, collectors?

Postby Optimus Eeyore » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:43 pm

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I'm not sure which will give me cancer faster, that pic or my smoking. Then again all I see when I walk into any store is yellow. The price hikes have just about made me give up on transformers altogether and instead focus on MotUC.
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Re: For discussion: could price hikes be good for us, collectors?

Postby PrymeStriker » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:03 pm

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The price hikes suck, no doubt. I guess it leaves the kids away from our figures, but we still have two problems at hand:

1) Our wallets are breaking to the point of crying. I have wet pockets.
2) The scalpers will find a way. They always find a way.
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