|View Poll Results: Do big city collectors have the advantage when it comes to retail???|
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|03-24-2009, 04:19 PM||#11|
Join Date: May 2008
there are more collectors in big cities but that also meens more competition. in small towns you have the chance to be the only collector or one of a few and might get to have it all but at the same time the small town stores might not restock as much so it all depends. i think it all breaks down to how often to go hunting because if your someone who is on it and is alweys there when they restock then your going to get what you want. i find that when i go hunting on tuesdays and thusdays i alweys for the most part find something good.
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|03-24-2009, 05:16 PM||#12|
So much drama 'n the LBCs
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
I agree with you though, it's smaller cities with more suburban sprawl that probably have the best population-to-store ratio... The more high-rises and densely-populated buildings there are, the less likely for there to be big stores, despite high population, and the farther into the country and "middle of nowhere" towns you go, there may be one or 2 stores that get little in, but despite few collectors, there's still not much to choose from anyways.
|03-24-2009, 05:49 PM||#13|
Iron Grenadier Sorcerer
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Silent Castle
In my years of Joe-collecting, small town Wal-Marts have been gold mines for me. Well, except small towns with colleges.
I think big cities get more product but the collector and scalper concentration neutralizes that benefit.
|03-24-2009, 05:51 PM||#14|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Yes, yes a thousand times YES. Having lived in a small city for most of my life and only moving to the San Marcos/San Antonio area recently, I can say with resounding confidence that retail toy shopping is absurdly better in a larger town.
Sure, it was nice having 1 non-super walmart in town that always had games and stuff at discounts cause no one bought them, but they were small enough to just shut off shipments of toys when they were shelfwarming, so unless someone bought like 3 of each figure/item what have you, you were in for a long time where you see nothing from any new waves.
|03-24-2009, 06:10 PM||#15|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Site B
I live in Los Angeles... I go out all the time. I never find anything. Large cities have more collectors and more scalpers. Whenever I go home to little suburban Hamburg, NY though product is falling off the shelves.
|03-24-2009, 06:31 PM||#16|
Join Date: Oct 2007
i'll say big. i live just north of dallas, and i know if i see the remnants of a wave that just hit, i can hit 3 or 4 other stores in less than an hour and probably find what i want.
when ever i visit my family in more rural TX or AR, i hit the stores but they never have jack.
|03-24-2009, 06:46 PM||#17|
Join Date: Feb 2009
I live in a smaller town and yes big cities have more choices but if i dont buy something right away,most of the time it will be there for a few days or so.Oh and i only have 1 WM,1Target,1Kmart...and no TRU
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