|05-29-2009, 09:11 PM||#21|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kansas City
it's perfectly alright to sell bootlegs, but don't get caught selling carded customs. That's just plain wrong.
|05-29-2009, 09:16 PM||#22|
Join Date: Mar 2009
I just don't see Hasbro doing this...It just seems like alot of trouble and they have better things to worry about.
|05-29-2009, 09:27 PM||#23|
Cobra Arctic Trooper
Join Date: Oct 2008
I agree with was said about people having to do whatever it takes to survive.
Those factory workers do not get paid that much and taking one plastic figure one in a while will definitely help them and their famillies.
Hasbro is certainly aware and probably cannot do much. Theiy are saving millions of dollars by doing business there.
AT the same token, the eBay sales should give them an excellent idea as what would be in demand and what will eventually end up in the discount bin.
Hopefully Hasbro will not pass the cost of their other action line failures (Indiana Jones and soon to be Rise of Cobra) on us dedicated classic Joe collectors.
|05-29-2009, 09:42 PM||#24|
Saboteur Assassin Kingpin
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Heavan Passed away9/5/14
They know what the F they are doing.Most of these items are already out but you just gotta know the right person otherwise you will just have to wait. They want that $!!!!!!!!!
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|05-29-2009, 09:54 PM||#25|
Join Date: May 2008
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|05-29-2009, 10:05 PM||#26|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Hey! BBB is my friend! He is not stupid! I think he is right about this.
|05-29-2009, 10:38 PM||#27|
THE PITT - Head Janitor
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Running with the little guy, Fighting to make change
You have to see the documentary "Walmart: The high cost of low prices" and you will see how the chinese factory workers have to live and what they are paid.
I do not blame these guys who get paid something like 20 dollars a week to sneak a couple figures out of the plant in their pockets and sell them on ebay for alot more money than they make all week.
This is why Nike makes their 90 buck shoes in Vietnam. It cost almost nothing to make plus it costs very little to pay the low wage workers to sew the shoes.
This is partly why the world hates the US. We go into their countries and pay their people squat while the companies rake in bookoo bucks.
We take advantage of these people. I have walked the streets in these countries. The people don't live too well and they get by on very very little.
If I hope these guys stick it to hasbro and sell more on ebay. Hasbro buys the figures from a subcontracted manufacturerer. Mattel does the same thing.
There was an article on yahoo news back during christmas time about how the big toy companies weren't selling due to the economy and thus they could not pay the toy plants. There were alot of lay offs due to this.
Times are bad. We should be saving but even I am blowing hundreds each day. It is compulsive sometimes.
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|05-29-2009, 10:53 PM||#28|
Join Date: Nov 2008
I know a dude who works for a toy company and he's regularly sent overseas to check up on the factories, so I wouldn't be shocked.
|05-30-2009, 12:42 AM||#29|
Join Date: May 2008
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