TRU Australia selling Movie G1 styled Jazz for $49.99?

TRU Australia selling Movie G1 styled Jazz for $49.99?

Monday, October 1st, 2007 6:52pm CDT

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Posted by: i_amtrunks   Views: 8,427

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It seems that TRU Australia is trying their very best to rip off Australian shoppers. Tankage, Felafel and Vert have all posted sightings of the Deluxe Class figure for nearly double it's normal price of AU$49.99 in the Theyareamongus Sightings thread.

So heads up, this is not a rare or exclusive figure, and should not be priced at $49.99. It is not a shelf sticker price error, if taken to the register, G1 Jazz will ring up as $49.99.

Credit(s): Felafel, Tankage, Vert from TAAU


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Re: TRU Australia selling Movie G1 styled Jazz for $49.99? (375234)
Posted by Bed Bugs on October 1st, 2007 @ 7:12pm CDT
At that price, they should include a bottle of lube!

I feel sorry for you guys considering he's only $10 or $12 over here.
Re: TRU Australia selling Movie G1 styled Jazz for $49.99? (375241)
Posted by Cyber-Kun on October 1st, 2007 @ 7:14pm CDT
That is just plain silly. I feel really bad for Australians...
Re: TRU Australia selling Movie G1 styled Jazz for $49.99? (375248)
Posted by i_amtrunks on October 1st, 2007 @ 7:17pm CDT
I have also seen this markup, it seems each TRU got a case of G1 style Jazz.
TRU usually are fairly good on prices for Transformers, $26 is the normal Deluxe price point...

I'm hoping it is a genuine big blunder, and not something they did on purpose...
Re: TRU Australia selling Movie G1 styled Jazz for $49.99? (375300)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on October 1st, 2007 @ 7:58pm CDT
Isn't this a Target exclusive, or is that only in The US?

I'm not exact on the conversion rates, but I feel it safe to say "YIKES"

USD these are only $9.99, I should drop ship a bunch of the out to you guys.

However there would be a price, you'd have to wave them over your head doing a "HA HA HA HA" dance
Re: TRU Australia selling Movie G1 styled Jazz for $49.99? (375334)
Posted by i_amtrunks on October 1st, 2007 @ 8:15pm CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:Isn't this a Target exclusive, or is that only in The US?

I'm not exact on the conversion rates, but I feel it safe to say "YIKES"

USD these are only $9.99, I should drop ship a bunch of the out to you guys.

However there would be a price, you'd have to wave them over your head doing a "HA HA HA HA" dance


Usually if something is a US Target exclusive, it's an AU Target exclusive, but it appear it isnt this time. Other stores will probably get the G1 Jazz's, but not many stores have restocked yet.
Re: TRU Australia selling Movie G1 styled Jazz for $49.99? (375422)
Posted by Burn on October 1st, 2007 @ 9:10pm CDT
49.99 AUD = 44.5346 USD

Regular price
26.00 AUD = 23.1626 USD

Regular US Price
9.99 USD = 11.2162 AUD
So an extra $14 for shipping when you factor in GST as well ...

What I think has happened though is someone's gone to enter "G1 Jazz" and already found it sitting in the computer from when the Collectors Series reissue was out a few years ago and have simply used that price.
Re: TRU Australia selling Movie G1 styled Jazz for $49.99? (375469)
Posted by i_amtrunks on October 1st, 2007 @ 9:31pm CDT
Burn wrote:49.99 AUD = 44.5346 USD

Regular price
26.00 AUD = 23.1626 USD

Regular US Price
9.99 USD = 11.2162 AUD
So an extra $14 for shipping when you factor in GST as well ...

What I think has happened though is someone's gone to enter "G1 Jazz" and already found it sitting in the computer from when the Collectors Series reissue was out a few years ago and have simply used that price.


That would certainly explain it...

I hope TRU fixes this up soon, because he actually looks pretty spiffy, and I want one to replace the horrible plain grey version I already have.
Although People are buying them at double the price, for reasons unknown... so TRU may just let them be...
Re: TRU Australia selling Movie G1 styled Jazz for $49.99? (375486)
Posted by Burn on October 1st, 2007 @ 9:38pm CDT
I highly doubt they'll change.

I had a lovely fight with a K-Mart worker when Cybertron Scouts were scanning as Star Wars Transformers.

I just couldn't get it through their heads that it said "Cybertron" and NO WHERE on the packaging did it say "Star Wars".
Re: TRU Australia selling Movie G1 styled Jazz for $49.99? (375518)
Posted by voice of hoist on October 1st, 2007 @ 10:00pm CDT
I thought I'd read somewhere that it was a TRU exclusive in Australia. If so, they may just be bumping the price knowing those who want it have no choice.

Here's hoping I'm wrong.
Re: TRU Australia selling Movie G1 styled Jazz for $49.99? (375564)
Posted by i_amtrunks on October 1st, 2007 @ 10:17pm CDT
voice of hoist wrote:I thought I'd read somewhere that it was a TRU exclusive in Australia.


That'd suck.

Verily.
Re: TRU Australia selling Movie G1 styled Jazz for $49.99? (375632)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on October 1st, 2007 @ 10:59pm CDT
Yo, if you guys want, it's only about $10 for me to ship to Australia, if your getting ripped off, let me see if I can still find these, and I'll send them. Again, $9.99USD for me(assuming I can find them still).

PayPal works for me. I_AMTRUNKS, BURN, anyone else over there, let me know if I can help you guys stick it to the man!

Last week, I saw a bunch at one store, this week not so much. Supplies may be limited, but I'll still see what I can do for you.
Re: TRU Australia selling Movie G1 styled Jazz for $49.99? (375799)
Posted by Burn on October 2nd, 2007 @ 12:54am CDT
ahhhh I think you'll find it might be a bit more than $10 to ship something via air from the US to Australia.

Trust me. Postage between America and Australia is NOT cheap. :?
Re: TRU Australia selling Movie G1 styled Jazz for $49.99? (375859)
Posted by skippytron on October 2nd, 2007 @ 2:24am CDT
yeah, thats a great offer evilmus but postage stings from stings between our nations.
Re: TRU Australia selling Movie G1 styled Jazz for $49.99? (375891)
Posted by Silver Galvatron on October 2nd, 2007 @ 3:43am CDT
Again, such over-rated non-sense. Movie version still tops my Jazz chart.
Re: TRU Australia selling Movie G1 styled Jazz for $49.99? (375947)
Posted by JustMike on October 2nd, 2007 @ 5:32am CDT
I hope G1 Starscream isnt as overpriced as this (if we end up getting him over here).
Re: TRU Australia selling Movie G1 styled Jazz for $49.99? (376129)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on October 2nd, 2007 @ 8:29am CDT
Burn wrote:ahhhh I think you'll find it might be a bit more than $10 to ship something via air from the US to Australia.

Trust me. Postage between America and Australia is NOT cheap. :?


No, I did this twice recently, it's not that much if I use standard shipping. Priority is like $20-$30, and UPS is around $100.

But regular mail, is just around that rate, it takes a while though.

I do alot to Asia too, and that rarely ever sets me back much either.

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