I haven't grasped TRU's thinking on the vintage line from the get-go, I'm just glad other stores haven't thought it was good business. I don't have a TRU near me for 45 minutes any direction, so I don't shop with them often anyway, unless it's out of necessity or I am in the area for other reasons.
I hate when any form of competition goes away, but what they're doing is stupid and and you can't blame people for not paying those prices. I'm curious if prices will drop once the holidays wrap up, or what? I would've thought that they'd have dropped the $9.99 price though, by now. When I am at a TRU, they're always packed with the same stuff and never much new.
They've had cool sales though... So it's like K-Mart, though that's sort of insulting to K-Mart who are more reasonably priced by comparison. But they do sales, and sometimes that makes up the difference. TRU hasn't done much with vintage though, so even that argument has holes in it I guess.
I did buy some battlepacks though, and 2-fer's for donation, so TRU has done some smart stuff... The price jack just doesn't seem like good business to me, but whatever.
I just know I passed on vintage for a long time at TRU till I saw them at other stores, and while I didn't get the newest immediately while others were getting stuff, I don't regret the decision at all, especially now that I look back.