And they usually give you close to retail on cases and sets of figures ($8 to $9 a pop). Like Jayson said, that extra $8 to $10 total is worth it to me instead of driving all over the country to find jack squat
I will say though that their single figure prices have skyrocketed in the last few months...and the $12+ they charge is rediculous
I just had my order shipped from BBTS today with 1 full case and 5 extra Gungans. While I agree that the individual prices are not too desirable and increasing I am willing to pay to not waste my time searching. The gas, time and traffic avoiding is easily worth an extra $25. If you order the case it's really not bad and the pile of loot option is great!
What really sucks is New Force Comics, D&S Scifi World stopped getting stuff in and taking preorders. They used to be great to order from and always got it before everyone else. While I had all good experiences with them, EE is so slow anymore to get anything in. Plus with no exclusive this year I did not have much incentive to order from them. BBTS is really the only reliable game in town right now. I have everything on preorder from them up to the EU wave. Need I say more about Brian' Toys? Ecommerce as of today does not have reliable/reasonable competition.
If you really stop and think how often stores been getting stuff in, how barren they are and how much SW collector competition there is a few extra bucks seems like a real bargain.