Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby o.supreme » Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:47 pm

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william-james88 wrote:Your right, it would be more fair if any toy not sold at primary retail for full price was destroyed like they do for other collectibles.


or failing that, get it right ahead of time. Instead of "Midwest Target" getting 50 Decepticon Clone sets, where fewer people live, and after they dont sell, end up at Ollies to be purchased by scalpers, and sold on eBay, because East Coast/West Coast Targets got 0, how about they spread them out more proportionately - 5 different stores getting-10 each.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby william-james88 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:28 pm

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o.supreme wrote:But even though it was all done in fun, it does still bring to light the distribution issues and inequality that still exist.


Your right, it would be more fair if any toy not sold at primary retail for full price was destroyed like they do for other collectibles.

Did you guys ever see the video of the tons of lootcrate boxes being destroyed?


Really? Wow


Yup, here is an example

https://twitter.com/ItchyBacca/status/1 ... stroyed%2F
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Emerje » Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:39 am

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william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
o.supreme wrote:But even though it was all done in fun, it does still bring to light the distribution issues and inequality that still exist.


Your right, it would be more fair if any toy not sold at primary retail for full price was destroyed like they do for other collectibles.

Did you guys ever see the video of the tons of lootcrate boxes being destroyed?


Really? Wow


Yup, here is an example

https://twitter.com/ItchyBacca/status/1 ... stroyed%2F

That's really something. I've hard numerous stories and seen pictures of Loot Crate figures and video game collector's edition statues showing up at thrift stores/charity shops in bulk in some parts of the country and even other parts of the world. I guess with how many companies make these monthly boxes there's only so much you can give away before it has to be disposed of.

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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby TF-fan kev777 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:16 am

Well crap. Weird/sad coincidence on X-Panse. Target shipped mine Fedex and it was routed through Indianapolis, I believe the same facility that just had the shooting from a former employee a few days ago.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby EmoTim » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:59 pm

Hasbro Toy Shop on Ebay has the Masterpiece Movie Series Megatron MPM-8 on sale for $59.99 (62% off) with free shipping. It was at $79.99 for a while, but just dropped today.

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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby TF-fan kev777 » Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:25 pm

Looks like Target has the Buzzworthy Bee core size Bumblebee and Spike on 50% off through Tuesday. At $15 it was a pass for me, but I might head over tomorrow and pick him up for only $7.50.

https://www.target.com/p/transformers-b ... A-81262959
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby EmoTim » Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:36 pm

Walmart has dropped the price on their G1 Reissues Autobot Blaster and Astrotrain listed below.

Transformers Vintage G1 Autobot Blaster Collectible Action Figure and Weapon Accessory $19.99
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby o.supreme » Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:26 pm

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although none of these appeal to me, or I already have them, it's better than last year when there were no Transformers deals for Prime Day at all...
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Emerje » Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:28 pm

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Ordered Reissue Blaster and SS Skipjack off Walmart.com. Kev pointed out Blaster being $20, but Skipjack is only $18.47. ;)^

Only thing I got off Amazon is the G1 Nano die cast 3 pack which has a Prime Day price of $5.99

I already have the Target Bumblebee set so I didn't get anything from there.

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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Brutal brawl » Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:54 pm

Well i looked it up here in canada and apparently there is no prime day for amazon.ca lol :-(
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Emerje » Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:03 pm

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Brutal brawl wrote:Well i looked it up here in canada and apparently there is no prime day for amazon.ca lol :-(

I'm surprised to hear that, even Japan is doing Prime Day.

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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:04 pm

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Emerje wrote:
Brutal brawl wrote:Well i looked it up here in canada and apparently there is no prime day for amazon.ca lol :-(

I'm surprised to hear that, even Japan is doing Prime Day.

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Any idea what their deals are like?
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Emerje » Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:28 pm

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Brutal brawl wrote:Well i looked it up here in canada and apparently there is no prime day for amazon.ca lol :-(

I'm surprised to hear that, even Japan is doing Prime Day.

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Any idea what their deals are like?

Nothing particularly interesting. Only Transformers deal I could find was Blu-rays. Their Prime Day page is here. You can get Amazon Prime from Japan, I had it for a little while, but found it pretty useless even at around $5 a month. Only wanted it for music, maybe I should look up a guide sometime to see how to make it work (aside from a VPN).

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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby JazztfLaw » Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:10 am

How bout having a discount on figures already overpriced, and difficult to get? No, they wouldn't dare do that. :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby william-james88 » Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:52 am

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Brutal brawl wrote:Well i looked it up here in canada and apparently there is no prime day for amazon.ca lol :-(

I'm surprised to hear that, even Japan is doing Prime Day.

Emerje


Canada is holding back on reopening and still has strict distancing rules all companies must abide by. Thisevrestruct Amazon warehouses from having the added seasonal staff needed for Prime day.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:24 pm

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I'm going to flip this thread for a minute and have a bit of a rant.

Some time ago, I pre-ordered the Galactic Odyssey two-pack - Ratchet and Lifeline - from Amazon US. I pre-ordered two, for some friends. Only $40 each (before shipping etc) I thought was quite good for two figures. Months later, on the figures release, Amazon US ship them over here. Their courier: UPS.

"In transit" for four days. First I chase UPS. They basically fob me off, the items are "lost" and they don't care. I contact Amazon US. They immediately offer me a refund. I state I don't want a refund, I want a reissue of my order. "Out of stock, indefinitely" is the general gist of the conversation I have with them. A bugbear of mine giving an exclusive to a company only with finite stock.

Ever since, I've been on the hunt for them. They are no longer $40.... :evil:

Transformers Paradron Medics Lifeline Ratchet Galactic Odyssey War for Cybertron
New
$399.99
+ $21.48 shipping
20 sold
positive Seller 99.9%


^That, is sickening.


Transformers Paradron Medics Lifeline Ratchet Galactic Odyssey War for Cybertron
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$399.99
+ $21.48 shipping
20 sold
positive Seller 99.9%


^ That, is worse.

Just an example of one I found on the secondary market. You see normally, this wouldn't have bothered me. If UPS had stolen my order and Amazon were capable of honouring their supply of an exclusive. Instead, thanks to greedy and immoral, hoarding scalpers. My chances of finding these for a non-delusional price, are basically zero. Until Hasbro re-releases them. The other kind of Steal of a deal, I guess.
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