|05-25-2008, 09:22 PM||#121|
Official Hisstank Lurker
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Hudson Valley,NY
|05-25-2008, 09:29 PM||#122|
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|05-25-2008, 09:38 PM||#123|
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|05-25-2008, 09:43 PM||#124|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Knox TN
I just challenged mine to a duel..........
|05-25-2008, 09:43 PM||#125|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: PaDdEd CeLL
cool i am pretty sure you will be the only one! LOL
Hell if i find them here IN CA and you want them I will send you them to
|05-25-2008, 09:56 PM||#126|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
|05-26-2008, 03:22 AM||#127|
Join Date: May 2008
Part of me gets pissed cause it's this kind of stuff that will ensure I'll never find a Viper in the store. But deep down I know someday you'll look upon all those Vipers and think "dam why the fu$k did I buy all these", and that makes me smirk.
Seriously though, if I was the manager I would have been pissed for you tryin to tell me how to run my store. I'd be the crazy card bending manager.
oh and whoever that girl is in the pic is way cute
If I were the manager I'd have told you to bug off for trying to tell me how to run my store.
|05-26-2008, 04:29 AM||#128|
Iron Grenadier Sorcerer
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Silent Castle
By all the powers of hell and darkness, whoah...
I agree with your philosophy about first come, first served, etc., and that you have to put in the extra work if you're going to get what you want.
That being said, I am very grateful you don't live anywhere near me!!! Our stores generally get one case at a time every month. I found three cases of Wave 7 at Wal-Mart one time and that seemed like Christmas morning. That's the most I've ever seen put out at one time.
Of course, if there are other local Joe collectors here in the Gump, I probably drive them crazy, too. I generally have really good toy karma and find stuff when it is new. I wiped out Wave 8 (they only had one case, though, and I wanted a MOMC sample of each of them) at one Wal-Mart, got the PP Officer, Major Bludd, Roadblock and Baroness at another Wal-Mart (wanted them for displays) and I'm still looking for 3 more PP Officers and (How did I ever--!?) SIX Major Bludds for different displays. I know what I want and I get it when I find it. I bought every COBRA Trooper here I found for months until I ended up with fifty-ish of them. I never thought the day would come when I'd leave a blue COBRA Trooper on the pegs.
I only wanted 2 of the new Vipers, though. I overloaded on TRU Viper Pits (eight sets) when those were out. I don't mind mixing ARAH and 25th/Modern style either.
I will probably get every BAT I see, though. And at least ten Snow Serpents if not more, so bring 'em on!
|05-26-2008, 05:55 AM||#129|
Nine Inch Nailer
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Branson, Missouri
No offense man, but I can't say that story exactly impressed me. I can understand asking about the figures and whatnot, but to "demand" them be brought out just so you can buy almost every single one, isnt that just gonna enforce the rules that you feel are "offending" you? Doing that kinda shit just makes the hunting that much harder on the rest of us, and makes us all look like pricks to the store management. Scalper or collector, hell, after reading this, I can see why stores would look at us as being one the same.
Im starting a business, I cant afford to go out and blow all my money on these things, but I tend to spend much more than I should. If Im near a wal-mart or target, Ill stop in just to see if there is anything there, if not, then Ill merrily go on my way.
Hearing this kind of stuff just makes me feel I'm in over my head even looking, and almost makes me want to quit looking and collecting these altogether.
|05-26-2008, 07:02 AM||#130|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: PaDdEd CeLL
zomG u so know if that was 68 B.A.T.S ... people here would be creaming their BVD's
lets do the math boys and girls
Sixty eight divided by two. = 34.
so lets say... he ALREADY HAD 8 VIPERS. (he got them from WM) earlier in the day or a different day... you know '4 cases' (2 per case) Just by chance...
Then his 'area' happened to get lucky. He is at Target and asked them to run an LRT check. (I forgot what LRT stands for Damn it I used to work there and I forgot UGH!)
he finds out from either an employee or guest service that store A.) has '10' cases. store B.) has '10' cases. and store C.) has 10 cases
Whether Wal Mart or Target or whom ever.
So he spends a little time driving the 3-4 miles to each store Coz Damn it those things are everywhere!
I don't call that being a Prick, or a scalper/Hoarder.
I think that Panthro called it 'Ingenuity"
Lets go to the dictionary and find it now shall we?
Ok here we go!
One entry found.
1obsolete : candor, ingenuousness2 a: skill or cleverness in devising or combining : inventiveness b: cleverness or aptness of design or contrivance3: an ingenious device or contrivance
Ok now onto the next word. "Inventiveness"
One entry found.
1 : adept or prolific at producing inventions : creative <an inventive mind> 2 : characterized by invention <an inventive method>
ó in∑ven∑tive∑ly adverb
ó in∑ven∑tive∑ness noun
Final word "Creative"
1: marked by the ability or power to create : given to creating <the creative impulse>2: having the quality of something created rather than imitated : imaginative <the creative arts>3: managed so as to get around legal or conventional limits <creative financing>; also : deceptively arranged so as to conceal or defraud <creative accounting>
The Definition I would be look for is #3 " managed so as to get around legal or conventional limits"
I don't see as anything he did being illegal. Last time I check no bills had passed the house. Stating it is a "crime" to buy action figures or support your local retailer. If anything he is helping his community I hear target gives back 2% to the local area from each store.
Hes Just an Average man with a plan doing his thing! However he went ahead and was first come and "First Served"
If that had been 68 Buzzers this guy would be labled as a Gaw- Daym HERO so it was 68 Vipers?
are they 1 per case? NO, Are they Limited No!
Did he walk into Target whip out his ..... snatch the manager by the hair and start jabbing him in the eye with it? (Gawd I HOPE NOT!) I am sure judging from his pictures and his previous posts it went down like this..
Mr.GHQ walked into the retail establishment, presented his case politely but firmly to said employee/manager made his request then explained how it helps you to S-E-L-L S-T-U-F-F. The light bulb in the manager's head went off. Like "ZOMG U mean if I put the toys on the floor people will come in and buy them" AND It will increase my sales?! Holy Crap! Whod'a THUNK IT?
Mr. GHQ then said "well do you think it would be possible to help me out?? I would really appreciate it" I will buy an above average dollar value and it will increase your UPT. *Units per transaction* always a good thing!
The manager went ahead and pulled them from the back maybe they even flexed them into the shelf space with some of those empty clearance end caps that are always half full of random garbage
So if each case had 2 vipers and he did this at 3 stores...
20+20+20+ = 60. For Every 4 vipers he saved $5
so not only did he pull off a fat haul he paid 5.99 each (approximatley)
either way Target sells out of product because u know these joes are hot. Kids will more than likley be MUCH HAPPIER with a 'snake eyes" or spirit.. hell even duke with a FLAG Vs. Cobra commander with a vest pssssh
So for the record. he is helping Target which helps the E-C-O-N-O-M-Y
Target sells more, More stores get built. everyone wins when you buy tons of mass produced Gee-eye-joes!
Now everyone lets do a big group hug
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