|08-27-2009, 02:21 AM||#11|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Unofficial GI Joe fan site
|08-27-2009, 02:21 AM||#12|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
3 area Target's have been at $7.84 for awhile and 2 other stores were at $6.99 yesterday, but are now at $7.84 as well.
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|08-27-2009, 02:23 AM||#13|
Cobra Peeping Tom
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: IN THE JUNGLE OF CA...
8.69 around Orange county, CA targets as well. That's 9.45 with tax...boooooo
|08-27-2009, 02:27 AM||#14|
I love ROSS!!!
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Southern Cali
Target's pricing manager or team must be on crack ...
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- Slaughtergate 2010
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ROSS - GI Joe retailer of 2010/2011!!! **** - 4 stars!!!
For sale: GI Joe Modern Era Dialtone (from JoeCon) MOSC - PM if you are interested.
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|08-27-2009, 02:32 AM||#15|
The Fighting 1/18th!
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Encino, California
Yep. $8.69 in thousand oaks. Sigh. And most of the stores here had stayed at $6.99 for a while.
|08-27-2009, 02:35 AM||#16|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Target off of 45/130 in Austin was still in the high $7 range. Didn't bother me none because I got me a Flash, crimson Neo-Viper and Ice-Viper.
|08-27-2009, 02:38 AM||#17|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Coast, US
I found the latest wave with the Doctor at Walmart for $7.88, the same price currently as all of my local Target stores. If I passed on those figures at $8 there is no way I'm buying any at $8.50 or $9.
Whole sale prices continue to fall but stores and or toy companies continue to try to bully toy consumers... f that.
|08-27-2009, 03:44 AM||#18|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Prices increase with time- it's just the way of capitalism...
Rest assured most of these ROC figs will be on sale 3 for $5 soon enough and then you can buy as many as you want, and still have enough left over to get that one "rare" from Ebay for 20 bucks.
I used to scream to high heaven about Games Workshop prices- so I stopped paying retail for them and eventually started crafting many of my own.
I think the real problem with ROC figures isn't the price, it's the Ugly Cobras. For the first time in my life I find myself preferring the Joes... the Good guys.... now that I think of it.... see new post (Is Cobra Ugly on purpose?)
|08-27-2009, 04:06 AM||#19|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Normandy SR2
I wonder how much longer til the whole toy collecting thing crashes & burns. More & more people are getting out of it. It's not fun at all anymore. And money is getting harder & harder to come by these days.
|08-27-2009, 04:23 AM||#20|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: On the 50 Dollar Bill
I honestly can't believe anyone on this site is shocked or outraged by a sudden and inexplicable spike in the retail price of these toys. These figures were retailing for 5 bucks when the line started in '07, and have gone up to 8,9,10 bucks at retail, all over the country, in 2 years. Look at the Marvel lines; they started out at these prices.
What recourse do we really have, as consumers? We could all get together and agree to boycott these lines and they'll cease in a heart beat, or we can just bend over and take it without lube and fork over the cash and keep them going. Action figures are going to continue to become a more specailized market the older the target consumer becomes. Despite all of the complaining coming from the consumers of these products over the constant price-hikes and the complaints that this particular line has diverged from what got so many of us hooked on it, we keep paying for them.
Look at He-Man. If a collector wants to keep buying the products, they have to pay 10 bucks retail, PLUS shipping and handling. It is only a matter of time before on-line is the only method we'll have for getting these toys.
Last edited by Joseph; 08-27-2009 at 04:26 AM..
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