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Offline Pete_Fett

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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #45 on: July 14, 2012, 05:22 PM »
I'm not sure I'm agreeing on the pre-orders setting order ammounts.  I see where guys are coming from on that, but at the same time, how do you set a $25 price without already knowing how many you've produced?  You really can't set the price before production, know what I mean?  If only a 1000 people order at $25 a pop that's only $25,000...  That seems on the low side for a completely newly tooled action figure, and all the crap it comes with.

I know exactly what you mean. I was thinking more along the lines of - they already have X made, and there is the potential for a second run of them - just like they do with the mail-away figures - so the pre-orders could help determine if:

1) they're going to be left with a good number from the original order
2) they're going to have a narrow margin (maybe just enough or slightly enough to cover damaged items)
3) they're going to need to have a 2nd run just to cover pre-orders

I'm sure Brian's Toys already had to cover the up-front costs of an initial production run.

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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #46 on: July 14, 2012, 05:42 PM »
So what is the price AFTER shipping?

$33.49 was what my total came to.  $6.50 for the cheapest shipping option, and $2.00 for "handling."

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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #47 on: July 14, 2012, 06:58 PM »
Good point Pete, I see what you mean now.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #48 on: July 14, 2012, 07:18 PM »
If they aren't coming until January, it doesn't seem like anything that was headed to Celebration 6 and got relocated.

This has the potential to be another Renz, or it could be great. Of course if it does great, they can always hold some back and slowly sell them for $40-$50 on the bay...

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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #49 on: July 16, 2012, 09:13 AM »
The figure look nice and all, but... A Brian's Toy's exclusive. I can't say anything that hasn't already been said, other than to voice my agreement. I haven't rushed to pre-order.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #50 on: July 16, 2012, 09:21 PM »
They've altered the deal. You will now be charged at time of shipment instead of at time of pre-order.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #51 on: July 16, 2012, 09:53 PM »
They've altered the deal. You will now be charged at time of shipment instead of at time of pre-order.

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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #52 on: July 16, 2012, 10:48 PM »
They've altered the deal. You will now be charged at time of shipment instead of at time of pre-order.

Does that mean I can expect a refund?  I've already been charged.  I'll have to double check as to whether it cleared or not, but I think it had.

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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #53 on: July 16, 2012, 10:55 PM »
I placed my order earlier today, and I was charged immediately.  It would be nice if Brians Toys would at least reach out to their customers to clarify the issue. 

This sort of would not happen with EE.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #54 on: July 16, 2012, 11:04 PM »
Are you sure you were charged?  My confirmation email looked as though my credit card was already billed, but I looked up my transactions tonight and there's no reference to it.  I ordered fairly quickly, so surprised to hear that others were actually charged.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #55 on: July 16, 2012, 11:07 PM »
I checked my online statement.  I was charged.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #56 on: July 17, 2012, 12:45 AM »
It's on my bank statement, but it is listed as pending (just checked).  I'll see if it clears in a day or two.

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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #57 on: July 17, 2012, 09:15 AM »
I though it was weird to charge before shipping. Glad they did that.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #58 on: July 17, 2012, 09:55 AM »
I though it was weird to charge before shipping. Glad they did that.

Has anyone here ordered from sponsor Nerd Rage Toys?  I preordered some SW and Marvel items from them and they charged me immediately.  That was maybe a month ago and I'm sure I won't get my figures for another month or two.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #59 on: July 17, 2012, 09:56 AM »
I though it was weird to charge before shipping. Glad they did that.

Has anyone here ordered from sponsor Nerd Rage Toys?  I preordered some SW and Marvel items from them and they charged me immediately.  That was maybe a month ago and I'm sure I won't get my figures for another month or two.

I have, but it was something instock and I received it asap. You are welcome for all he help  ;)
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