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That was something of a jab at their store closings.  There are still about 1200 stores open in the US as of this time last year.  Target has about 1800 stores domestically and Walmart has over 4,000 for comparison.  I'm personally a little bitter about KMart finds because I used to live just a mile from one and now they're impossible for me to get to.  I frequently drive by 3 of the 872 ToysRUs stores in my area, but getting to a KMart requires mapquest and a packed lunch.

Funny... because they'd closed so many stores, and I care so little about them, that when you say 37 I don't find it unbelievable.

What is that, the dollar store adjusted for inflation?

There are only 37 k-marts left?

We have 3 or 4 here.  Yikes.

Don't fall into peer pressure, Rob.  Go buy that $14 figure!  Do it!

Middle ground... I'm going to dump a few bucks into shipping and take one off of Greg's hands. 

Now I've got $5 burning a hole in my pocket.

I have an extra loose and carded Fett at cost if you want one. It's definitely not worth paying double for Fett, or any 5poa figure for that matter.

I'd definitely be willing to take one of them off your hands.  I'd be opening him anyway, so loose would be fine.  PM me if you want to move one.  I missed a few of the older Legends figures like the Sandtrooper, so I'd rather not mess around with these ones.

Who's found Fett so far?

He's available on Amazon for $14, but I haven't seen him anywhere.  I'm wondering if it's worth it to just pay double what he'd cost in the store to be done with it...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: March 14, 2014, 06:26 PM »
Almost done...

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 2
« on: March 13, 2014, 12:39 PM »
Cool thanks.  I went ahead and ordered the Luke.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 2
« on: March 12, 2014, 09:50 PM »
Is this code one-use or can I use it now and then use it again if the Stormie comes back in stock if I order the Luke now?

I believe the Disney stores have these now too.

I stopped by the Michigan Ave store in Chicago about a week ago to see if by some freak chance they'd started doing the build-a-droid in Disney stores and there wasn't anything Star Tours related.

Although I don't understand why not... they could sell tons of that stuff if they put them in more locations.

That'd be cool.  If you happen to end up with an extra, let me know, but don't go out of your way or anything on my account.

LEGO / Re: LEGO 2014
« on: March 7, 2014, 11:16 PM »
The Sandcrawler looks nice... I'd still rather pay like $600 and have the UCS Cuusoo version that isn't going to be produced...

Auction houses typically charge anywhere from 10% to 25%

Seriously, I know eBay isn't Christie's, but it's not that terrible.

Yeah, its pretty sad when you have to mark up shipping just to break even. 

Don't forget your PayPal fees as well.

I'm with you Justin.  If I can strike a deal off-line with people I do it every time, especially if I'm the seller.  It saves you a TON in fees.

See, I'm almost with eBay on this... you're not 'breaking even' by marking up the costs.  You're just making more. 

When you sell something, you do so knowing full well that the cost of using their platform where you have access to millions of potential buyers is that you pay their fees.  That's just the cost of eBay.  If you don't like that, you're free to use Craig's List or have a garage sale.

I think eBay does a lot of dumb ****, and obviously they're pushing the percentage that they charge and at some point they'll need to increase profits on volume instead of fee percentage.  The charging a fee on shipping is because people were charging $2.00 for an expensive item then asking $30 to ship to avoid fees.

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