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13 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

GODDAMMIT! I step away for a few minutes to take a shower and it goes up at Amiami! And after F5ing for two hours!! Argh!

Same, except I hit the bathroom when HLJ's popped  up and I am not touching nin nin

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Just now, Bahamutzyro said:

Got one at nin as well. Never ordered from them before. Are they reliable?

Hard to say at this point, but here's how it went down tonight:

Before 3am Eastern:  15,840 yen (status = soon available).  No one was able to order at this price.

2:55am Eastern:  Released for first round preorder at 17,800 yen.  Lasted a few mins.

Then for the next couple hours, we saw steady increases in the price (each time about 2000 yen or so) and each round of these POs will be sold out in minutes.

We are now at 31,490 for the last 30 mins or more now, where the price seems to have finally stopped going up.

The question is: do you believe they have enough stock to cover these 6 rounds of PO?  If you were them trying to maximize profits, and don't have enough stock, who might get their POs cancelled?

 

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Nin nin is pretty shady. You may get your order, you may not. Obviously, *some* people have ordered without issues, since if they never honored a single order they would find themselves out of business real quick.

They will however cancel an order if they feel that they can turn around and sell it again at a higher price.

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4 minutes ago, rdrunner said:

Hard to say at this point, but here's how it went down tonight:

Before 3am Eastern:  15,840 yen (status = soon available).  No one was able to order at this price.

2:55am Eastern:  Released for first round preorder at 17,800 yen.  Lasted a few mins.

Then for the next couple hours, we saw steady increases in the price (each time about 2000 yen or so) and each round of these POs will be sold out in minutes.

We are now at 31,490 for the last 30 mins or more now, where the price seems to have finally stopped going up.

The question is: do you believe they have enough stock to cover these 6 rounds of PO?  If you were them trying to maximize profits, and don't have enough stock, who might get their POs cancelled?

 

If they dare screw me and others on this, as i said, I will personally lead a call to have them permanently listed as a "buyer beware" site here. Failing that, I will have it in my sig permanently with links to relevant posts here in this thread. 

Actually, can we even have sigs on this site anymore? I never bothered to check, lol. 

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9 minutes ago, Kyp Durron said:

^ This. Hopefully I won't have to, but if I must, then I must...I'm just glad that it's the only one I care about, I don't even want to think about getting the others...yikes. 

For me it was always and only about roy.  I never understood the fascination with Hikaru or the 1J.  I dont care for max, his alien girlfriend, their kids, the fat guy in the green trim Valkyrie, the valks with boobs; none of it.  The buck starts and stops with Roy for me.

7 minutes ago, yami4ct said:

It’s the only VF-1 I want which I’m happy about. Still the idea of getting up to $400+ is stomach churning 

Yeah I know, but I gave up toy collecting and started messing with cars.  Trust me, $500 is NOTHING lol...

2 minutes ago, Toonz said:

is nin nin reliable?

I really hope they are, lol...

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1 minute ago, Tenbatsu said:

https://buyee.jp/item/search/query/初回限定版VF-1Sバルキリー ロイ・フォッカースペシャル?translationType=1

Do check out this link at Buyee, you may be able to snatch one for 25000yen down the road. One just got auction off for 19800yen.

That's how I got in trouble buying "one" (six for "19,000" (190,000). Damn haha. I hope these become as valuable as Hikaru by Christmas or I am in deep!

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Just now, Kyp Durron said:

If they dare screw me and others on this, as i said, I will personally lead a call to have them permanently listed as a "buyer beware" site here. Failing that, I will have it in my sig with links to relevant posts here in this thread. 

Absolutely.  I think we need to really keep an eye on the turnout post-release and spread the word as much as possible as a big group in every Macross discussion platform we can think of.

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Just now, RedComet said:

That's how I got in trouble buying "one" (six for "19,000" (190,000). Damn haha. I hope these become as valuable as Hikaru by Christmas or I am in deep!

Lol I did saw that listing but it did mentioned that it's for 6 pieces. I guess you can just do a charge back with the bank to cancel the order.

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Just now, Guyffon said:

Was nin nin one of the webshops that cancelled a bunch of vf-31A for thise that ordered them at the original price only to relist them at twice the price during the vf-31a fiasco?

Yes sir.

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1 minute ago, Actar said:

Damn, that's what I get for giving up F5ving. Will it come up again or will we just have to wait?

The last release I panicked at was Chuck's VF-31, and I definitely regretted it after it became easily available after release.

What I'm curious to see is whether Bandai is going to make the DYRL version as well.  They did this "first release" song and dance with the Hikaru 1J with the stand, but whether we ever see a second release is entirely up to the roulette wheel of Bandai's decision process.

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Just now, Chronocidal said:

Same, I'm expecting that to pop any moment here, and resisting the urge to sleep to see if it happens.

 

Same here, keep resisting going to sleep, just in case it opens up.  NY had executed a different gameplay tonight.

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7 minutes ago, Guyffon said:

Was nin nin one of the webshops that cancelled a bunch of vf-31A for thise that ordered them at the original price only to relist them at twice the price during the vf-31a fiasco?

If they wanna cancel my order that's fine with me, as long as I get my money back.  I will get it back, right?  Lol.  Based on what everyone's saying here, sounds like they probably will cancel and resell...

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Every page monitor I’ve used is either a nightmare of false positives, doesn’t catch what you need or just simply doesn’t work well in other ways. I’ve tried so many in pursuit of convention toys 

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1 minute ago, Kyp Durron said:

You should be able to if you used a credit card or paypal. 

I used PayPal.  So the waiting game begins!

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4 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

Surprised that NY hasn't listed any additional rounds at a higher price.

I don’t know where I got this but, I heard nin nin is french runned and so is NY, maybe they are connected? 

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1 minute ago, yami4ct said:

Every page monitor I’ve used is either a nightmare of false positives, doesn’t catch what you need or just simply doesn’t work well in other ways. I’ve tried so many in pursuit of convention toys 

Haha, that's sadly my experience as well.

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30 minutes ago, RedComet said:

Well if they bring back SAL by December I can probably get the whole lot shipped for 100,000 yen so it would be about $330 plus domestic shipping, so $350 just to break even.

There's no way to cancel it or force a refund via your CC?

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1 minute ago, spanner said:

Wasn't even aware of this FFS. Can't find any available anywhere..

I think nin nin is still open, but buyer beware, its their 6th of 7th round of marked up PO tonite

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4 minutes ago, Guyffon said:

I think nin nin is still open, but buyer beware, its their 6th of 7th round of marked up PO tonite

Have absolutely no desire to deal with NNG ever again after a bad experience. I'll wait for the next round of hiked up pre order pricing at NY if that even happens.. 

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1 minute ago, Guyffon said:

Wow, and here I thought Roy wasnt that popular in japan, or is it being sold out strictly to international markets?

Isnt that typical of anime and their toys anyway?  More popular in markets outside of japan?  For example yamato 2199 and.....cant think of anything else lol...

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