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My banked rejected the transaction. I hope NIN NiN will try to get payment again

I am calling my bank in the morning and let them have it. Friggin' idiots.

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7 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

No guarantees at any price with them.

Have people here had that experience with valks? Sorry thread moves really fast. Only experience I’ve had is them jacking up shipping on a TWE after it came out for my order. What’s the word on shipping times? Do they leave you hanging or is it at least a fast cancellation 

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20 minutes ago, rdrunner said:

I think I buy into the theory that Macross products just isn't Bandai's thing, and they make only enough to meet the small market compared to gundams.  The HG situation does not help either surely.  But most important of all, and this is only my impression and I wish I could prove it, is that there are just more scalpers out there more than ever.  Perhaps the extend of scalping can be "measured" by looking at how quickly the second market prices dip as we get close to release date.  

You should ask for a refund.

It might have been like that a few years ago, but not really anymore.

Bandai's been capping stuff across almost their entire high-end desirable toys in the last few five or so years now:

Metal Build Gundams

Metal Build Mazingers

Metal Build EVAs

GFFMC Gundams 

SOC GoLion

SOC Mazingers

DX Chogokin Macross VF-1

As such, even when they do cap stuff, some (or possibly more) of their toys do become shelf-warmers and unwanted stuff, anyway. 

That said, I think we're all just competing against the scalpers these past few years. 

Both old scalpers and new scalpers.

Both here in the West, and alot more over there in Asia.

 

 

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, rdrunner said:

Having been scammed by Chinese ebay sellers a few times before, I am not too worried about not being able to get my money back through my CC company.  But Lolicon is right that the signs are all out there - they are now on to the 6th round of price increase now (26,490 yen), and there's no sign of stopping...

Well, I've already paid for it, I'll see about getting one from somewhere else that has a pay later option to hedge my bets. If not, then what will be will be I guess.

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3 minutes ago, SaitouSad said:

Please tell me these guys accept Paypal?

According to the FAQ section: Yes.


"When do you charge the transaction?

The payment of an order (in stock or in pre-order) is charged immediately."

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2 minutes ago, RedComet said:

Nobody actually got one for THIS price right? That was just them messing with us right?

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Yea that was updated to 170 before PO went live.

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4 minutes ago, RedComet said:

Nobody actually got one for THIS price right? That was just them messing with us right?

 

 

Don't think so. More likely some people got in on the $180's

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2 minutes ago, RedComet said:

Nobody actually got one for THIS price right? That was just them messing with us right?

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They jacked it up to about $170-180 about half an hour before the listing went live, IIRC. I think I saw the price go back and forth for a while, like they couldn't make up their minds how much to mark up. 

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Just now, gingaio said:

They jacked it up to about $170-180 about half an hour before the listing went live, IIRC.

Yup I think I got in on the first wave at 17,800 yen.  For some reason I think that puts me in the highest risk category now, lol

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Man. I’m starting to regret ordering from them. Saw it and quickly pulled the trigger. Should have just waited and took my chances with mandy. :( knew they weren’t good because of my past experience but didn’t count on not getting it at all

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2 minutes ago, gingaio said:

They jacked it up to about $170-180 about half an hour before the listing went live, IIRC. I think I saw the price go back and forth for a while, like they couldn't make up their minds how much to mark up. 

they're up to 28,490 now, haha.

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Just now, borgified said:

Manda is a secondary store @yami4ct so you get one on release date. 

Again assuming I get one at all and they don’t dick me around with my refund or try to give me store credit. Having $260 floating out there is a fair bit 

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2 minutes ago, RedComet said:

Wow, check out Yahoo Japan auctions! I really HOPE this is real cause I bought it haha. But maybe the rest of you can snag similar deals?

 

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r391080923

Might want to check again, that's QTY 6 for ¥190,000 or almost $2000.

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Calling it a night, first pre-order experience was a total fail.  What a $hitshow.

 

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Just now, Sanity is Optional said:

Might want to check again, that's QTY 6 for ¥190,000 or almost $2000.

Crazy scalper prices there.  :blink:

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Just now, bleecher said:

Doesn't that come out to be about $300 USD per figure.... 

Oh $#!T I thought it was one for 19,000!! Ahhhh! Dammit! That was clicking too fast :vava:

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2 minutes ago, yami4ct said:

Man. I’m starting to regret ordering from them. Saw it and quickly pulled the trigger. Should have just waited and took my chances with mandy. :( knew they weren’t good because of my past experience but didn’t count on not getting it at all

I think most of us know what risks we were taking or what we are walking into when we ordered.  And like someone said above, you can always hedge your bets with an order in the first couple days from Manda or somewhere at a slightly marked up price.  

I blame Bandai and this PO madness for forcing some of us to take risks with our POs, just to maximize our chances of securing one.

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1 minute ago, rdrunner said:

I think most of us know what risks we were taking or what we are walking into when we ordered.  And like someone said above, you can always hedge your bets with an order in the first couple days from Manda or somewhere at a slightly marked up price.  

I blame Bandai and this PO madness for forcing some of us to take risks with our POs, just to maximize our chances of securing one.

More just worried the refund process is gonna be a nightmare when I have to order one from Mandy later. 

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Just now, RedComet said:

Oh $#!T I thought it was one for 19,000!! Ahhhh! Dammit! That was clicking too fast :vava:

Forget about it.  Worst comes to worst, they leave you negative feedback for deadbeat bidding.  No big loss.

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Just now, rdrunner said:

I think most of us know what risks we were taking or what we are walking into when we ordered.  And like someone said above, you can always hedge your bets with an order in the first couple days from Manda or somewhere at a slightly marked up price.  

I blame Bandai and this PO madness for forcing some of us to take risks with our POs, just to maximize our chances of securing one.

Yeah, it is ridiculous, but I was serious when I said I'd call to have that site put up here as buyer beware in a sticky, if it hasn't been done already, I never checked, lol. 

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1 minute ago, RedComet said:

Oh $#!T I thought it was one for 19,000!! Ahhhh! Dammit! That was clicking too fast :vava:

I suspect, highly, that it was intentional.

On the plus side, at least now you'll have some to get weathered?

:vava: indeed

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