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I like how certain online sellers (coughbigbadtoysorecough) will scalp Stormtrooper for $13 more and it STILL sells out.

 

One of the great lies sellers tell people is that they hike the price of army builders to discurrage people from buying multiples and in the process "save some for the rest of the fans". If they really cared about that, they'd just set a limit. Just say you're hiking the price because you know you'll make more money! Just be honest!

 

Oh well, the hunt continues.

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Actually, that's part of the reason. The other part is to help with the others that come in the case that they get stuck with and then sometimes sell at a loss. This wave is a perfect example. It comes with a Han, which, they already know they're stuck with because he was in the last wave, so what'd they do? Mark him down half price. They have to bump up the price of the hot seller because, like you said, if they didn't, people would gobble them up, like the guy above you that got 10 from HTS.com is a prime example (which last I checked was a limit of two per customer). They have to find a middle ground and it always isn't easy.

 

I've bought cases of figures in the past, especially around the 30th anv star wars days. I would sell the rest that I didnt want and soo many times I was stuck with the stragglers that I too had to bump up the army builder or one-per-casers because then I could sell the ones people didnt really want a lot cheaper and it would help move them.

 

Remember, they're still a business and still have overhead to pay, they can't just sell stuff for a loss to make fans happy or they wouldn't still be here.

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I've bought cases of figures in the past, especially around the 30th anv star wars days. I would sell the rest that I didnt want and soo many times I was stuck with the stragglers that I too had to bump up the army builder or one-per-casers because then I could sell the ones people didnt really want a lot cheaper and it would help move them.

 

I'd be open to the case option too IF those didn't also get a price hike. Even with cases, they'll bump up the cost another $20 so it's like I'm paying for a phantom figure.

 

I guess the rest of what you said makes sense, though.

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Actually, that's part of the reason. The other part is to help with the others that come in the case that they get stuck with and then sometimes sell at a loss. This wave is a perfect example. It comes with a Han, which, they already know they're stuck with because he was in the last wave, so what'd they do? Mark him down half price. They have to bump up the price of the hot seller because, like you said, if they didn't, people would gobble them up, like the guy above you that got 10 from HTS.com is a prime example (which last I checked was a limit of two per customer). They have to find a middle ground and it always isn't easy.

 

I've bought cases of figures in the past, especially around the 30th anv star wars days. I would sell the rest that I didnt want and soo many times I was stuck with the stragglers that I too had to bump up the army builder or one-per-casers because then I could sell the ones people didnt really want a lot cheaper and it would help move them.

 

Remember, they're still a business and still have overhead to pay, they can't just sell stuff for a loss to make fans happy or they wouldn't still be here.

 

You can go above the limit on preorders...

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Their cases come with Han. What do you expect them to do, eat the cost of Han to make the fans happy?

 

 

 

 

What phantom figure are you talking about?

 

 

 

 

Wave 1

 

Wave 2

 

Wave 3

 

 

......can't I just #@$#@ about price without having to worry about little things like "facts" and "supply and demand"??? @smilepunch@

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I can see both sides. On one hand, if BBTS knows they aren't going to sell those Hans at full price, they're smart to discount them and mark up the Stormtroopers to compensate, since those *will* sell, even with a price hike. On the other hand... it's not the customer's fault that Hasbro packed their cases like that, but we (the royal "we") are being asked to shoulder the burden.

 

Those cases seem to be priced just fine though.

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Just be patient. I'm sure these will all show up on Amazon, with prime shipping, just like the first two waves...

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I was oot hunting High & Low for ole Boba & didn't find anything but plenty of Greedos & Leia's....still some Pilot Lukes & R2's left....spotted 2 Hans as well....but no sign of that confounded Bounty Hunter.....he must be at Jabba's Palace trading popsicle Han for magic beans.....I'm tellin you somebody has to be busting open those cases in the back & selling Fettman before they hit the shelves.....I spotted untold Leia's on the pegs w/Greedos galore.....I can't wait till the next wave comes out but man finding the ST is gonna be un-fun....can't wait to see Old Ben Kenobi choke the life out the pegs.....if they can ever get rid of Slave Leia that is....I hope your right DJ about Amazon & it starts raining Boba's....for all the dudes who don't have one....smile9.gifsmile9.gifsmile9.gif

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I was oot hunting High & Low for ole Boba & didn't find anything but plenty of Greedos & Leia's....still some Pilot Lukes & R2's left....spotted 2 Hans as well....but no sign of that confounded Bounty Hunter.....he must be at Jabba's Palace trading popsicle Han for magic beans.....I'm tellin you somebody has to be busting open those cases in the back & selling Fettman before they hit the shelves.....I spotted untold Leia's on the pegs w/Greedos galore.....I can't wait till the next wave comes out but man finding the ST is gonna be un-fun....can't wait to see Old Ben Kenobi choke the life out the pegs.....if they can ever get rid of Slave Leia that is....I hope your right DJ about Amazon & it starts raining Boba's....for all the dudes who don't have one....smile9.gifsmile9.gifsmile9.gif

 

Before Wave 2 started hitting retail real hard, they had Boba Fett up for preorder on Amazon for $19.99, and he stayed up for that price for awhile. That's how I got the two that I have. I'm hoping the Storm Trooper will be the same way.

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I was oot hunting High & Low for ole Boba & didn't find anything but plenty of Greedos & Leia's....still some Pilot Lukes & R2's left....spotted 2 Hans as well....but no sign of that confounded Bounty Hunter.....he must be at Jabba's Palace trading popsicle Han for magic beans.....I'm tellin you somebody has to be busting open those cases in the back & selling Fettman before they hit the shelves.....I spotted untold Leia's on the pegs w/Greedos galore.....I can't wait till the next wave comes out but man finding the ST is gonna be un-fun....can't wait to see Old Ben Kenobi choke the life out the pegs.....if they can ever get rid of Slave Leia that is....I hope your right DJ about Amazon & it starts raining Boba's....for all the dudes who don't have one....smile9.gifsmile9.gifsmile9.gif

 

Before Wave 2 started hitting retail real hard, they had Boba Fett up for preorder on Amazon for $19.99, and he stayed up for that price for awhile. That's how I got the two that I have. I'm hoping the Storm Trooper will be the same way.

 

I remember that... It was when most people including myself was on the fence about this line...

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Wave 1 Sandtroopers are in stock on Target.com for those of you who need some backup looking for those droids.....

 

 

 

http://www.target.com/p/star-wars-the-black-series-sandtrooper-figure/-/A-14580908#prodSlot=medium_1_3&term=Star wars The Black series

 

 

 

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