|05-27-2008, 05:53 PM||#41|
wants to destroy Twitter
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ishullin e gjarpër me syze
i, frankly, am getting pretty tired of these "whinge about how everyone can find all the Joes but me" threads. i am also getting pretty tired of all the "well, you're not looking hard enough" responses.
here is the deal: the figures are in high demand. there are not enough of most of the figures being made to meet the demand and distribution is not consistent enough to all parts of the country/world. when this happens, prices increase... in the case of these figures, that manifests itself in people selling them on eBay for inflated prices, because that is what some people are willing to pay.
your beef is with Hasbro, not with the other people buying the product. the only way to stop price increases is to urge the company making them to make more, or the stores who carry them to order more (if possible). yapping about it on a forum, and trying to get people to stop other people who sell the figures on eBay, is pointless (not to mention irritating).
you know... you could also just wait a few months until all these revision waves are released and the figures are plentiful.
|05-27-2008, 05:53 PM||#42|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: PaDdEd CeLL
It is far more econmical to purchase them on line for most of us.
less frustration less bitching less p0lluting the earth.
more time to "enjoy" the toys.
Sure I miss that "tingly" feeling you get when you see that long awaited figure on the pegs.
but at the same point when I am able to BUY MORE for my money and have less stress. I understand that its a trade off.
I think of it like this to.
this year I had planned to go to comic con.
however I can just purchase the exclusives on line for maybe a 12% mark up.
I want most of the might muggs
Both King Grayskull figures
S/E and C/C SDCC
as well as a few other things. I can't think of right now
I live in Ca
However going to San Diego when I live in Frisco
well unfortunatley right now with starting a new job It wont be an option (~*$)()(%(#@!)
So I did the calculations
If I were to buy a 4 day pass $75.00
Find a hotel for the 5 days ($50 a night) 200.00
Plane ticket Possibly another $200.00 (round trip)
Or even Gas to go down there ($200-300) + Miles on Car Ect.
Time taken form work for the "wed, Thurs, Friday dates" probably close to $700.00
Then I have to spend the time 'waiting in line" although cool and I get to see alot of "amazing" shit.
So before I even get in the door I am looking at almost $500.00
Not to mention I am going to want to spend "atleast $1,000$1,500.00+ On stuff I see there (old gee eye joes and anime stuff)
then you add the exclusives... another couple hundred bucks. 2 of each... yadda yadda.
So yes I am not going to comic con but with people here willing to buy multiples and wait in line for me I am 'stress free' and I get to go see a movie and not waste gas getting to my destination..
I will happily pay 34$ or what ever for a cobra commander and a slight mark up on the other exlcusives
Why? because it is cheaper than spending the $500 before I even set foot in the door.
If I do it I want to go all out if I am going to pay 200$ to go to a place I want to see everything there is to see.
So in 2009 When I go I plan on seeing the following places
Disney Land, Univeral Studios, SDCC, Sea World. As well as anything else I may want to
I will take a week off of work and have a GOOD TIME.
whether or not i score the exclusives... wont make a difference because I went there to enjoy my self... ;)
Last edited by Amberbratt; 05-27-2008 at 05:57 PM..
|05-27-2008, 06:07 PM||#43|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Bottom line, we are competing with each other.
I was just curious why you became pissed off when he did said sorry. And how do you know he lives at with his parents? How do you know he doesn't have any kids?
A member of Hisstank claimed that I live at home with my mommy. Not just that, but in a basement. When in fact, I don't even live at home. I have my own home. All this bashing because of what, because I beat them too it.
Sure, you have the right to feel pissed-off. And you will not be the only one who feels this way when a customer that buys bulks and beat you to it.
|05-27-2008, 06:07 PM||#44|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Midway, PA
|05-27-2008, 06:15 PM||#45|
Sunsword = Fabulous!
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, ME
My B/S/T = http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...ale-trade.html
|05-27-2008, 06:20 PM||#46|
Join Date: Nov 2006
i feel your pain this happens to me alot with work and 2 kids and high gas prices its hard to go from store to store competing with scalpers
|05-27-2008, 06:21 PM||#47|
Tiger Force Collector
Join Date: Feb 2008
Im 25 with 4 kids, not balding though. and i buy an excessive amount of joes for me and my kids but if someone ever say what you said i always part with a few joes for someone else. anyways ive had that happen to me but i feel like yelling at them but usaully it the people that i know own shops intown or at the flea market that i get mad at.
|05-27-2008, 06:28 PM||#48|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Shockwave, is your avatar of a Sikrosky H-60, F-60, or S-60 helo?
|05-27-2008, 06:30 PM||#49|
Full of Love and C-4
Join Date: Aug 2007
|05-27-2008, 06:40 PM||#50|
Duff Beer Mascot
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fallbrook, CA
Man I like all the different response to this thread so far. Seems like 50% are with me and the other 50% are just cold blooded and don't give a rip. I figured all GI Joe peeps would get along but I guess that is not the case. I have had some people agree with me on this and others telling me to STFU and deal with it cry baby. LOL... Anyways like I posted earlier I got my Major Bludd, and I would not have gotten it if it wasn't for this GI Joe community. Again thanks to all the people that tried to help and to the person that did help.
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