|01-17-2008, 02:58 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2007
We all know why some people don't want to pay 9.99 a figure. But what about those who do/can?
What are your justifications for shelling out a little extra to get the figures?
If you don't want to post in there, I don't mind if you PM with your reasons
|01-17-2008, 03:22 AM||#2|
Steel Brigade General
Join Date: Dec 2007
I'll only pay that much for a figure if I absolutely can not find it in the stores. I paid 25 bucks for Flint thru Toywiz.com. I've been lucky to get most of my Joes at my local Walmart, so I've only paid the sweet 4.88 for them. I'm getting close to the point of spending a little more cash then I'd like for the Troopers though, I've been unable to get those, there always gone. My measly Cobra army only includes 3 Cobra (The Enemy), and 2 Cobra Officers, plus the Officer, Vehicle Driver and Air Trooper that came in the Legions pack.
|01-17-2008, 03:22 AM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Marysville, ca
if i like the figure ill pay 10 bucks for it if i cant find it cheaper.
check out my store for great deals
|01-17-2008, 03:59 AM||#4|
old skool fool
Join Date: Feb 2003
I just started preordering by the case at bbts. I rarely go shopping, and it costs a gallon of gas for one round-trip to the best place to look. considering it would probably take 4 or so trips to complete a wave, since each run is not likely to be successful, it would equal out to about $9 or so per figure anyway. this way, no wasted time, and guaranteed figs!
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|01-17-2008, 04:41 AM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Chilliwack, B.C. Canada
I pay about $10 per figure. I live in Canada, so I have to order them off eBay since there is nothing in stores here.
Here is what I paid for each wave.
Full Set - $43.99 + $10.76 shipping
Black Timber Snake Eyes - $10.00 + $10.00 shipping
GI Joe & Cobra 5 Packs - $49.99 + $18.00 shipping
Full Set - $29.99 + $11.99 shipping
Legions 5 Pack - $14.99 + $8.00 shipping
Both Shipwreck versions - $16.00 + $11.00 shipping
Zartan (plain card) - $5.00 + $4.11 shipping
Zartan (color change) - $10.95 = $7.25 shipping
Stalker, Red Ninja, Firefly - $23.97 + $5.99 shipping
Case from BBTS - $54.99 + $19.59 shipping
Sub Total - $259.87 + $106.69
Grand Total - $366.56 (Ouch)
Approximately $8.94 per figure
Edit : Since I got a good deal (for eBay) for my Wave 2 set, I am no longer at $10.18 per figure........only $8.94 now
Last edited by Cobra Commander; 01-18-2008 at 01:30 PM..
|01-17-2008, 06:00 AM||#6|
Join Date: Dec 2007
I preorder all my cases online, but If I find them retail then retail it is! I cant really justify 10+ for a 5 dollar figure. I think alot of people just cant wait. Some people think it makes them better than others because they spend more.
|01-17-2008, 06:12 AM||#7|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Living in the UK, I sometimes have no choice but to pay up to $10 per figure. Often I am picking them up loose for far less than that. I don;t collect carded, so that is no problem. I can sometimes get them including the airmail for less than $10.
And therein lies a problem. If Hasbro were ever to release the figures in the UK, they would be retailing at £5.99 to £6.99. In other words, $12 to $14. That is what new Star Wars figures go for in TRU and the few other toy retailers in this country. So it would still make economic sense to buy my figures from the US or Asia.
So I say a big thank you to Hasbro for their very narrow-minded, ethnocentric worldwide distribution policy. They are saving me money.
Last edited by Kambei; 01-17-2008 at 06:16 AM..
|01-17-2008, 07:00 AM||#8|
Join Date: Aug 2007
No, i don't pay that much for a figure unless its a hard to find figure, like the majority of us. Normally, to justify my spending, i'll sell something on e-bay which helps out and brings down what i spend on a high priced figure from e-bay.
I buy cases online and if i find my sets @ retail, i'll cancel my order unless it's something i want duplicates of.
|01-17-2008, 07:09 AM||#9|
Bovine Excrement Viper
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Next to my Refrigicloset©
I preorder as a failsafe, and if I find stuff at retail, great. But after X amount of trips with nothing to show for it, the cost in gas stops being worth it.
|01-17-2008, 10:05 AM||#10|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Like others, I will pay $9.99 or a couple dollars more only if I absolutely cannot find the figure at retail. The couple extra bucks is worth it to me, instead of regularly wasting gas. I did this for half of Wave 5, and wouldn't you know it - they showed up at retail the next day.
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