|11-07-2008, 07:41 PM||#31|
Join Date: Jun 2008
DD, I completely understand your side of the debate here,BUT...............I can say, being in the freight buissness myself, the gas situation and then the economy crisis did hit the transportation industry pretty hard. A lot of owner operators cashed in and the big carriers had to raise prices to cover fuel costs then all of a sudden the Economy took a nose dive and freight dissappeared causing prices to go up to stay in buisness with less work (layoffs also) the owner operaters can't get the loans to get back in buisness or stay in buisness. My point is the toy companys did get a major cost hike in the transportation area this year. I do agree with all of you, but I do know somewhat of a price increase was inevitable do to shipping costs.
|11-07-2008, 08:41 PM||#32|
Btchin RckStr Frm M.A.R.S
Join Date: Aug 2008
If we were operating under a "Free market" system and not a "Monopoly money" one, neither any collector, your business, or any other one who was at least trying to do good for themselves for that matter, would be in this mess and, Joes would still be $1.49 - $1.95 like they were back when the "Curtain" was still serving it's purpose, clear Wraith would be $5, and not so many people would be paying attention. This is not directed at your views or opinions in any way, and if it comes across that way please accept my apologies in advance. Thank you and that is my rant concluded. I will not post in this thread again and mods if you have to remove this I will understand Thank you all.
|11-07-2008, 11:44 PM||#33|
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Join Date: Oct 2008
no matter what the reasons are, there is a very simple thing we can all do.
If we do not agree with the price and/or product. Do not buy it.
1) If they could, they would lower the price until collectors got back on board where they thought the price was fair.
2) they would put the line on hold until the price could be fair
3) cancel the line
I personally would love for these companies especially Hasbro to stop making so much product during these hard times, because the fans are having trouble keeping up. How many are getting fed up and have stopped buying all together.
If I could afford it, I could easily find $500 to 1000 per month of new action figures to buy, without duplicating a single one. And that is simply crazy.
Hasbro, you make cool toys and some people want them all, but it is an impossible mission for most, so what purpose is that serving to the hardcore fans of your product?
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