Final waves are generally a time to order online and save yourself aggrevation. I did it with POTJ because I got burned on E1... I didn't do it with ROTS and probably should have given the bitch of a time I had finding anything. Live and Learn...
If I panic anywhere it's from my standpoint as an army builder... Obviously Clones are important to me, but I also have a fundamental rule to my collecting that I won't pay above retail for anything (besides shipping) simply because I don't wanna feed the peckerheads that plague the hobby and leech off everyone in it that just wants to have fun.
I get the biggest kick out of going to the local Toy Show when I pick things up that some sad sack is trying to unload for less than he paid because there was no market in this... Now, back in December there were Clearance Saga figures for as much as $10 each as everyone was riding some dumbass high for this line, but it's been fun in the past sticking it to these same people and making them lose a buck or two on stuff they've had for years and can't sell. Nothing like the feeling of buying 2-1B for $1 off a guy that has a $7 price sticker on the figure.
The panic I see over yonder is just rampant though... It's not minor stuff, we're talking full out anarchy to the point it plagues the other forum with the most asinine fights and posts that make little to no sense, all because people are in this excited panic that they won't get their Scorch figure... I can understand to a point how they feel, but at the same time it's f'n March, not November, and we've got a long ways to go here... It's early, so some of the panicing is just silly.
Not to mention that Scorch sorta blows, but that's something I'll save for review time.