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Offline Morgbug

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Re: How Much is Too Much?
« Reply #120 on: February 25, 2011, 12:04 AM »
Why go into debt to pay for figures when you can just sell your blood.  I save lives and get to play with my toys.  It's win win.

You sell blood?  In Canada?  Seriously?
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Re: How Much is Too Much?
« Reply #121 on: February 25, 2011, 01:53 AM »
Why go into debt to pay for figures when you can just sell your blood.  I save lives and get to play with my toys.  It's win win.

You sell blood?  In Canada?  Seriously?

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Re: How Much is Too Much?
« Reply #122 on: February 25, 2011, 01:55 AM »
I say take that a step further, and become a lab rat.  Let them test stuff on you.  You're helping create breakthroughs in modern medicine.  And sure you're twitchy now, your finger and toenails fell out, and half your face is numb and makes you drool a little, but you have to turn that those lemons into lemonade.

And by lemonade, I of course mean toys.

So that's why I always drool.

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Re: How Much is Too Much?
« Reply #123 on: February 25, 2011, 01:55 AM »
I didn't think we could import Canadian blood because of the Pemmican Count being far too high?
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Re: How Much is Too Much?
« Reply #124 on: February 25, 2011, 09:18 AM »
The thing that worries me though is that I've just completed my 9th Star Wars collection liquidation for a fellow collector's X-wife. I hear the story over and over how boxes and boxes of stuff just keep arriving at the house all addressed to him and no where to put them. Pretty soon simple things like telephone service and electricity get turned off. She has no idea what is going on. She finds out that they have a huge credit card bill and no money in the bank. This goes on for a while and the family get separated. She comes to me to help sell his Star Wars collection. We typically get about 45-55% of the retail price of the stuff. The older stuff like EP1 is given away to charity. She is trying to rebuild her and her children's life and he is living with some friends or his parents. Another family destroyed. Of course, there were other reasons for the divorse but being burried in stormtroopers with no lights pushes things in that direction really well.

That is sad, but I have to ask - how did she come to acquire custody of (and the accompanying rights to sell) HIS collection? Was this part of some kind of court-ordered settlement? Did he sign off on that idea? Or was this more of a punitive action on her part?
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Re: How Much is Too Much?
« Reply #125 on: February 25, 2011, 09:27 PM »
Part of the court ordered settlement. She actually got the entire collection.
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Re: How Much is Too Much?
« Reply #126 on: February 26, 2011, 12:02 AM »
Well that's a lickity split way to kick the habit.

My gf wouldn't want any of it, even if she did think she'd have gotten something out of it, had we been married and got a divorce.  She told me she'd hate to even look at it, haha. 

That's the key I think.  You have to drive that batshit crazy about toys so they basically don't want it if they leave ya! :P  She'd rather have the cars and house I guess.  Pffftt!  I'll build my 4 walls and roof one PVC POS at a time, thank you!  The ultimate display...  I live in it!  I'll even use the POTF2 Fleet Trooper for sewage plumbing.
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Re: How Much is Too Much?
« Reply #127 on: December 18, 2011, 06:26 PM »
I think tha'ts maybe a possibility...  Perhaps the b&m retailers actually pushed for a later online order to move sales along even?  Their influence certainly could go that far.
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Re: How Much is Too Much?
« Reply #128 on: December 26, 2011, 09:26 AM »
WOW!  What a price hike over at EE.com for a case of Wave 10 Vintage figures.

Whew.
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Re: How Much is Too Much?
« Reply #129 on: December 26, 2011, 09:40 AM »
yup, BBTS has them listed now too.  No way I am ordering a case....

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Re: How Much is Too Much?
« Reply #130 on: December 26, 2011, 09:45 AM »
yup, BBTS has them listed now too.  No way I am ordering a case....

Well, TRU is already at 9.99 and I've resigned to picking up new figures when I see them there.  I've come a long way since finding the AT-AT Commander and Cloud Car Pilot for the first time and passing.

If Walmart and Target follow suit and add $1 to their vintage fig prices, then I might as well continue my case buying habits at EE.

I already do it for Marvel Universe no questions asked.
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Re: How Much is Too Much?
« Reply #131 on: December 26, 2011, 07:50 PM »
Yikes, I was planning on ordering a case too, but not anymore. At $130, it comes out to $10.83 a figure. Not looking good for retail.

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Re: How Much is Too Much?
« Reply #132 on: December 26, 2011, 08:22 PM »
Yeah it's $10 less per case at BBTS for preorder.  But you have to pay shipping.

At EE there are usually free shipping codes

So it's basically a wash.  We're looking at $11 shipped per vintage figure in 2012, and probably close to that at retail $10 plus tax.

I'd like to say that would stop me, but it will not. 
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Re: How Much is Too Much?
« Reply #133 on: December 27, 2011, 09:32 AM »
this is really going to hurt the line...  I am sure that has been said with every price hike though

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Re: How Much is Too Much?
« Reply #134 on: December 27, 2011, 10:26 AM »
this is really going to hurt the line...  I am sure that has been said with every price hike though

Yeah and it seems like it never does, somehow.

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