I love reading some of the various threads though on this matter at the different forums... Some (most) like myself think what GG did was just flat out wrong... Then some others like one of my favorite Rebelscum little poster boys adds his opinion... but also notes he got one and made himself a little profit from it. Great guy!
Ok. Time out.
Look....I'm not getting into this personal stuff with you. Whatever your beef is with me, knock it off. You've baited me twice today, and I'm not biting. Keep it up, and you'll end up getting yourself kicked out of yet another Star Wars collecting forum.....cause I'm not taking the low road with you.
Now, as far as what you've said about me......people can read through my experiences with this figure over at RS. The long and short of it is, I didn't WANT this bust, but I stood in line for it because I promised a fellow scummer I'd try to bring one back for him. And I did.
He was going to trade me a 12" Plo Koon (retail 20 bucks) and I believe one of the new 12" Biker Scout figures. He also offered to pay all the shipping as a thank you. That was retail plus what would have been about 10 bucks for shipping.
That seemed like a good deal to me, and I was happy to help. I stood in line for about an hour and a half. Maybe more. Got the thing. Got back, and then the guy didn't email me. I couldn't remember his user name or email (we had talked in June).
SO...I posted a bulletin in the classifieds giving him 2 days to email me. No dice (still no dice to this day actually).
Meanwhile...ANOTHER Rebelscummer PM'ed me and said if that guy didn't trade me for it, he'd swoop in. He OFFERED me a Plo Koon and some cash.
I didn't counter. I didn't haggle. I said sure. I took his first offer, we paid our own shipping.
If that makes me "evil" I'm sorry.....but he's happy, and I'm happy. And I know damn well I could have gotten 250 on Ebay or whatever, but there was no way I was going to do that when I could deal with a fellow Rebelscum collector instead.
Am I saying I'm a saint? Did I say "Nah, just the retail is fine, and forget the figure I want." ?
No. I took him up on his offer for some cash AND the figure I wanted. He saved a lot over Ebay, and I got the figure I"ve wanted forever.
If that makes me a bad guy, I'm sorry.