As ugly as it may sound, it's true.
Why is it that Jedi Defender has sought out the support of
Star Wars e-stores/retailers that are infact pretty notorious for price gouging? Is this not cardinal sin of collecting?
Case in point, I saw on the main page that Cloud City Collectibles had the new Boba Fett:Pit of Carkoon figure in stock and ready to ship. Naturally I was excited, and prepared to grab one.
Much to my dismay, after searching, Cloud City Collectibles is charging a HORRENDOUS $14.99, and that's for a figure on a card that is AT BEST a C-7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats 3 x retail price!
On top of that, they want $21.99 for an Ephant Mon that is being reshipped as we speak. $21.99 guys, thats more than FOUR TIMES his retail.
As a already well respected website, how can we justify supporting stores like Brians Toys and Cloud City Collectibles, when they are in fact both scalpers? I realize that to be in business is to make profit, but these stores pay less than retail per figure they buy. Hasbro direct account holders get discounts when they buy in bulk, which means as I said, they pay less than retail per piece.
Whats the justification in being supported by price gougers, that rarely have their stock on hand to begin with, aside from the fact that they may provide some free items every once in a while? Are you guys not aware of their shady practices, or do you just sacrifice pride for sponsorship, no mattwe who the provider?
Not even Rebelscum advertises for Brians Toys.
Sorry for the rant, but I am extremely dissappointed.