QUOTE (Carl Felty @ Jun 21 2012, 06:37 PM)
Speaking of scalpers sucking. I had some jerk come in my store today. Started bragging about some of his ebay auctions then turned around and complained about the cost of a basic figures at walmart and how he can't make that much off them like he use to. I wanted to say get a job. But I didn't
QUOTE (Dwayne Steele @ Jun 22 2012, 03:52 AM)
We saw a guy wearing an OSWCC t-shirt scalping the VC Tarkin wave at the Columbus Toy Show week before last. He was asking $45.00 each for them! Talk about giving collectors clubs a bad name.
I also ran into a dealer at the Huntington WV Tri-Con earlier this month who had TWO VC Shae Vislas and wanted $45.00 each for them. When I offered him $22.50 for one he smirked at me and said the lowest he could go was $40.00. I pointed out that my offer was still double the retail cost was for them and even if he sold me one for less he would still have another one. He said "but they have been selling on ebay for $45.00 since last year". Duh, why does he think I don't own one already? Stupid Scalpers!!!!!
Both of those stories suck, but you know who's to blame? Hasbro. It's supply and demand. Figures aren't being widely released as they were five years ago, and people are going to extremes to get the ones they want.
I'm curious to see what some of the prices will be at C6.