|10-01-2008, 01:40 PM||#21|
I AM SMEGMA
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Murphy, NC
HTS blows donkeys. They never have anything in stock and when they do it is usually way after they hit retail and in small numbers. My questions are thus:
1) why do people still use them?
2) why is there constantly new threads about what they don't have like it is a surprise to anyone?
|10-01-2008, 02:09 PM||#22|
Free the Punisher
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: being held in a special containment center at the bottom of Lake Michigan
2) I don't know. One thread about current HTS offers would be good, but I can't tell you how invaluable it's been to log in and see a "Bats on HTS NOW!!!!" type post. That's how I finally got a complete set of Wave 9, my SDCC Cobra Commanders, and about three Black Mask Destros (though one was unintentional).
I understand the frustration when they don't have what you want, or the sell out of the good stuff. But how is that any different from your local Wal-mart, or Target store? Why all the hatred? I see it as a convenience. Yes, I still shop day in and day out looking for the latest figures. If they happen to show up on HTS, then that's like a bonus.
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|10-01-2008, 02:35 PM||#23|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: IL 60044
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|10-01-2008, 02:39 PM||#24|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: 742 Evergreen Terrace
I just checked the website and it had wave 10 posted but said they were all "out of stock", which is a change from not having them listed at all. I just hope to find them locally so I don't have to count on HTS.
Feedback thread: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/buy-se...lyguy-1-a.html
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|10-01-2008, 03:00 PM||#25|
Clone Commando Sniper
Join Date: Oct 2007
Meh, the last things I bought from them were the DTC stuff they were clearing out. They always do this "coming soon"-"sold out". They sell out instantly. Just look at the BHD or Luke Starkiller SW figs.
|10-01-2008, 10:09 PM||#26|
Laser Rifle Trooper
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: So. San Francisco
It works like this:
They expect to be adding them, so it's added to their display queue.
They never actually "stock" them for their own storefront (filling orders to retailers comes first). After a set period of time as out of stock or coming soon, their system marks them as no longer available (or not coming) and they are automatically removed from the listing. Though sometimes they do sell out just that fast. I had one item change from available to sold out WHILE I was navigating through the confirm order in my cart phase.
At some point someone says "we might be getting these, re-add them" and then the cycle repeats. Sometimes they get them, sometimes they don't.
I actually just had my Arctic Snake Eyes cancelled from them as not available, even though they have been taking orders all along (backordered since I put it in back in, like, May). What happened, was they changed the named to "Arctic Trooper" so my order could never be filled. A couple emails and it's all straightened out.
Not the best system, but it is an option. I managed to score quite a few items from them in the past, my area is fan and/or scalper heavy (and has been since the early 90's for all sorts of figures), so I always look for retail priced ways to get stuff. For example, the above mentioned Arctic Trooper... I've still never seen it on the pegs. Thus, still a good resource for some of us.
I've seen 1 Viper. Never seen a HISS driver or a BAT. Somehow a lone Buzzer keeps making it's way back to the pegs to remind me where they would be displayed if they existed. Now and then, I see a Wild Bill or urban Road Block which is gone by the next day (I work int he same lot as a Target, so I hit that place almost daily).
I, for one, am thankful for HTS. It's saved me lots of money.
|10-03-2008, 11:58 AM||#27|
Resolute = Awesome
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
now they have added combat heroes as coming soon and w.2 DVD packs as out of stock...
My 25th Most Wanted List:
1. Tunnel Rat <-CHECK! 2. General Hawk (v2)<-CHECK! 3. Leatherneck <-CHECK(kinda...)
4. Jinx 5. Dusty <-CHECK! 6. Snow Serpent <-CHECK! 7. Tele-Viper <-CHECK(kinda...)
8. Falcon<-CHECK (kinda...) 9. Footloose <-CHECK! 10. Recondo <-CHECK!
9 down, 1 to go ~ but i really want a new Leatherneck and Falcon
|10-03-2008, 01:45 PM||#28|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The parade grounds of electric dreams
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|10-03-2008, 06:12 PM||#29|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Well, Wave 10's, comic packs and vehicles were in today...and quite a number of us went head on to get stuff first with the 10% or 20% coupon (Fall20). Some stuff still up right now...so take advantage of it.
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|10-03-2008, 06:18 PM||#30|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: At Home
I don't hear any complaining now...It's refreshing that most of us were able to order at least a few items, if not a whole wave, without the site crashing, slowing down, or everything going out of stock after 10 min.
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