Hmm, just looked into the premier guild, and it's a possibility I suppose. If I can wait until the Fett is available and then use the $30 for him then it's more appealing. Otherwise the $80 is pretty pricey to add to the $150. Any canadian guild members out there - any idea what GG uses for shipping? Just wondering if I'm likely to get hit with a bunch of customs fees.
If there's anyone out there who has the membership but doesn't want the Fett (and is willing to order it for me), let me know.
Retired member, yes. I think JesseVader is still a current member.
Shipping - more expensive yes, don't recall the amounts though as I usually bypassed by going to Minnesota for delivery.
Customs fees - yes, they don't use USPS, usually FedEx or another courier type so it's not really customs fees at that point, it's brokerage fees - customs and more
What you can do though is gamble on the exclusives solely for reselling on ebay down the road to recoup your losses. Perhaps not the most noble approach but it does work.
When I bailed on the PGM club they were mostly putting out crap or at the least I felt that between regular prices for busts being at $80 and shipping + brokerage fees, ebay was pretty much cheaper. There also didn't seem to be a lot of product/exclusives that I was interested in paying for at that point either, so I failed to renew. I think if I'd decided I wanted the jumbo vintage, I'd have stayed in but 90 odd figures at $100 each? That my friend is what we call a motorcycle.
I do think that the recent offerings of the club, between statues, busts and jumbo vintage figures make the club well worthwhile, but my collecting has all but stopped of late.