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Offline Jim

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Who Overpaid for Walmart 2-packs? Do you regret it?
« on: September 22, 2003, 08:34 AM »
Unfortuneately I just did but I did not regret it. I am hearing that these were a one shot item and once they are gone they are gone.  With the dozens of Walmarts that myself, friends and relatives have checked for in the last week, nothing was to be found.  So, being worried I would find none, I overpaid on ebay, like alot of other people are doing.  I paid roughly double for each set.  I could live with $10 each, since I was at least getting 2 figures.  Your thoughts?  Will you wait it out and see if they are released again?
« Last Edit: September 22, 2003, 08:36 AM by rebeltrader »

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Re: Who Overpaid for Walmart 2-packs? Do you regret it?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2003, 09:17 AM »
I bought a set off of eBay for around $8 a piece shipped which I thought was pretty reasonable.  I do not regret it either because I drove around forever and a day trying to get them and struck out.  I just don't have the time to devote to hunting as much as I'd like or the patience for prices to go down either on eBay...

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Re: Who Overpaid for Walmart 2-packs? Do you regret it?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2003, 11:02 AM »
I haven't found these in stores yet, but I'm not going to let the scalpers win just yet.  I am trying to acquire these through trades, or to at least buy them from people in the different Star Wars related forums.  I hate scalpers, and buying from them just encourages them to continue doing their scalping.   >:(
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Re: Who Overpaid for Walmart 2-packs? Do you regret it?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2003, 12:29 PM »
Jim,

Where in MA are you? I'm down in SE MA and found several sets of the two packs. I own probably 12-15... Yup they actually hung around here for a little at one Wally.

I did a show in NJ this weekend (I work pt time for Yestertoys) and saw a guy there selling the two packs at $15 a piece and believe it or not he sold every one he had. Sad... but who's to blame really...

As far as the one shot deal it's the truth. Once Wally has no more that's it for them...
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Re: Who Overpaid for Walmart 2-packs? Do you regret it?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2003, 12:57 PM »
Jimmy you have a PM :)

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Re: Who Overpaid for Walmart 2-packs? Do you regret it?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2003, 01:09 PM »
If you can get them for $10/each on eBay, I say go for it.  This 2 pack is worth $10 anyhow since it's 2 figures @ $5/each x2 = $10.

Most people really need to hunt a ton of Wally's to find these anyhow.  My WalMart didn't even have the display left, and the manager said that the clone 2 packs were "all sold out" and that they weren't getting anymore.  So I went up and down every aisle in the toy department and the bicycle area and found EIGHT of these value packs lying around here and there, in bins, behind other toys, on the floor.  And this is after being told they didn't have any.   My advice is if you don't see a display, just hunt every aisle I think you may find one or two.

But if that doesn't work, $10 on eBay is still a pretty good price, particularly for the ARC/white clone 2 pack, but not so bad for the other 2 either.


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Re: Who Overpaid for Walmart 2-packs? Do you regret it?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2003, 01:39 PM »
I say don't overpay on anything until you've looked around on the forums for someone who can ship you 'whatever' @ price. We've got a really helpful community here, so, look around.

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Re: Who Overpaid for Walmart 2-packs? Do you regret it?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2003, 01:44 PM »
I say don't overpay on anything until you've looked around on the forums for someone who can ship you 'whatever' @ price. We've got a really helpful community here, so, look around.

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Re: Who Overpaid for Walmart 2-packs? Do you regret it?
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2003, 01:59 PM »
I found these as they hit the floor at 3 different Central Massachusetts Wal marts.....they were all gone the by the end of the day.

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Re: Who Overpaid for Walmart 2-packs? Do you regret it?
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2003, 03:04 PM »
I found these as they hit the floor at 3 different Central Massachusetts Wal marts.....they were all gone the by the end of the day.

That explains everything to me since I am in that same area.  Bosskmr what central mass area are you in?
« Last Edit: September 23, 2003, 03:05 PM by rebeltrader »

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Re: Who Overpaid for Walmart 2-packs? Do you regret it?
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2003, 04:49 PM »
I'm contemplating it, since none of my WMs ever seemed to get these in.  If they did, they were gone in the blink of an eye.  Sounds like most people missed out on them unfortunately.  That's too bad, since these are great looking sets!

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Re: Who Overpaid for Walmart 2-packs? Do you regret it?
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2003, 01:07 AM »
If we're lucky, we might see Hasbro continue to do this for the later waves on the Clone Wars line...

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Re: Who Overpaid for Walmart 2-packs? Do you regret it?
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2003, 08:41 AM »
I saw tons of all three last week and picked up a full set.  I had to trade the Anakin / blue CT away and felt it would be no problem picking him up at a later date.  I went back to the same WM yesterday and not one was to be had.  I'll probably see if I can track the Anakin pack down on ebay for cheap money.
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Re: Who Overpaid for Walmart 2-packs? Do you regret it?
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2003, 11:33 AM »
I got all 3 for retail.  I saw alot of them the day I got mine at WM, but 3 days later when I went back and every single one of them was gone.  If you can get them for under $12, I say go for it...its a great deal, and a steal at $5.  BUT.  I will advise not to wait and get them NOW.  if this truly is a 'one shot deal" then I would get them....these could be the next 12" Plo Koon, which became a high end item awful quickly....and I would hate to see fellow collectors pay 10x the price for them...

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Re: Who Overpaid for Walmart 2-packs? Do you regret it?
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2003, 03:56 AM »
I only paid $4.77 for each. Retail is learning slowly.