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Yeah. With that length of PayPal protection should be zero risk here. Only way I can get screwed is price difference from when they start showing up on Mandy and when they decide to give me a cancellation. If they try to frakk around I’ll just PayPal dispute 

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1 minute ago, Guyffon said:

For once they opened on time or slightly earlier, also they have not opened for the marked up price though.

on a separate note, why can’t ordering a bandai dx be as easy as ordering a sentinel legioss, no pre order madness and po opened for days

I'm guessing demand for a legioss is a lot less than these bandai DX's. So you're prolly competing with scalpers.

either that or sentinel just makes a crap ton of them??

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Whew, finally got one through Nin-nin @ 23,490Y... I was sitting at the spinny circle of death for god knows how long.  Hearing all these stories about potential cancelled orders doesn't give me much confidence though.

Grats to all who got theirs!

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Just now, MacrossDYRL said:

Whew, finally got one through Nin-nin @ 23,490Y... I was sitting at the spinny circle of death for god knows how long.  Hearing all these stories about potential cancelled orders doesn't give me much confidence though.

Grats to all who got theirs!

31,490 now... haha

I think they will catch up with the AJ scalper prices in about 30 minutes.

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1 minute ago, rdrunner said:

31,490 now... haha

I think they will catch up with the AJ scalper prices in about 30 minutes.

OOF.

Makes me feel alot better about getting one @$225 USD. 

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I honestly gave Nin-nin a shot, but I was stuck in a loop of the "add to cart" button never registering anything but that I already had one in the cart... except the cart was empty.

I don't think any site I tried tonight actually loaded past the cart button.

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Just now, Kyp Durron said:

OOF.

Makes me feel alot better about getting one @$225 USD. 

the math geek in me is trying to remember what the step price changes were to see if it's a linear increase or some sort of % age hike every step... 

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Good night everyone, and congrats to everyone who got one, and don't give up if you didn't yet.

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First preorder hell and ngl it’s all it’s taken to change me to ‘I’m just gonna buy any other valks on Mandy or Jungle where I’ve gotten my others’. I’m done with this stress. Not worth it. I’ve dealt with a lot of figure preorder bullshit but this is stupid. 

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3 minutes ago, Jello said:

I'm guessing demand for a legioss is a lot less than these bandai DX's. So you're prolly competing with scalpers.

either that or sentinel just makes a crap ton of them??

Oh its popular, as it was sold out on release day, and i don’t think sentinel produced more legioss than bandai producing vfs, my bet is that they have less scalpers doing sentinel stuff due to price point. Most scaplers want low risk high return stuff, bandai stuff are generally cheaper than the competition thus attract a lot of scalpers and collectors willing to pay up to $100 more for a toy they could no get on PO night, thus its seems lucrative. Of course these are my own observations over the years of macross collecting.

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1 minute ago, rdrunner said:

31,490 now... haha

I think they will catch up with the AJ scalper prices in about 30 minutes.

Yikes... and here I thought the kuramatoys @ $259.90 + shipping was starting to get high.  Nin-nin trying to outscalp the scalpers!

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Nin Nin  Finally hit equilibrium at $302 it looks like. And it has at least stayed in stock over 2 minutes. If they do sell out though, I will feel better about my big oops...

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1 minute ago, Guyffon said:

Maybe nin-nin is buying from the scalpers to scalp to us? Thus when they exhaust a certain price point they move to the next?

There are really two options. They split their stock into increasing batch sizes and are trying to suss out the highest they can get away with based on how fast it goes, or they are just planning to buy as much secondary market stock as they can on release day to fill orders. Probably number 2

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Change of pace folks, and to try to de-stress from a crazy PO night, some pics of the VF-1S thanks to Stone Cheung on the Macross FB group from the upcoming Tamashii Nations event. 

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Holy crap.. it went through with no loading.. I'll probably have to update the address later, but wow, spamming F5 might have paid off.

Still up after checkout, maybe the bots are sleepy by this point

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damn.  I have to keep refreshing the cart and when it finally went to the circle loading page, a login screen popped up (with pre-filled login credentials), but by the time I got through, they were all gone (can you say cart-jacked?)

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Just now, Kyp Durron said:

Currently we do not have enough qty for this item to cover your order.
Please go back to the cart, and process again.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Yeah, same thing happened to me

 

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This literally might be the worst collecting experience I have ever had. Holy crap. SOCs, Limited Edition figuarts, hell even con exclusive transformers better than this 

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Eh.  Worse case scenario you pay scalper prices on fleabay but hey...if you want it badly enough the price is meaningless...

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