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Doesn't it burn your anger? Even a little?
What am I talking about, you may ask.

Well, it is the time of the year again, albeit abit late, but here nonetheless.
I am talking about scalpers.

So, if you think that this is a long winded drivel, then stop reading. No one is forcing you to do so. I hope I do not get messages saying get a life or whats not. Trolling is not appreciated and all I will do is ignore your posts.

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Back to the topic at hand.

I never thought I would see them again let alone to face one (literally) but as my luck would have it, I did. Happened to me yesterday - TWICE.

I managed to get wind of someone who has multiple pieces of PP-01 (iGear's KO MIni MP Prime) and decided to approach him to get one. Armed with the knowledge that PP-01 cost around RM300-RM350 (max I am willing to pay), I asked the seller. The conversation went well with the seller preaching about love for toys and reminding of our childhood, etc etc. After his long-winded chat (which I chose to 'layan' because I wanted the PP-01 from him), I finally asked for the price. He said, "Since we all TF-kaki, I sell you cheap -cheap. RM500, ok?"

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU**************KKKKKKKKKKK?!

It is not that you got it for RM1000 a piece?!

What happens after that I leave it to your imagination No, I did not give this guy a beatdown or even trying to reason with him. He is generally known as a tycoon of hauling multiples and being rich doesn't mean you can insult my intelligence. Suffice to say, I will have my day and he will burn.

Second incident - TRU Qbay.
Fresh new shipment of 6 inchs came - War Machine. Saw the courier carted into the premises. I just wanted one and waited anxiously for it. Let the staff open the boxes and tag the prices.

Lo and Behold, a fat ass walked in and told the staff they don't have to open 1 particular carton. He just carried it to the counter and opened the box and asked them to scan. Yes, as you would have guess it, he took all the 6 inch figures.

KKNBCCB.

Iron Man line also you want to sapu? 3 years back during the TFTM07 craze, you sapu all the leader class and G1 redeco Jazz. Leaving law abiding purchasers like us high an dry. Same guy. Same face. Same pig faced, pony tailed BAS**RD.
I did not even try to reason with him, knowing the last time I did, he gave me the middle finger. No point fighting over a toy with low life scums.

Like I said, having a big capital doesn't mean you can flex your smoking guns. Poor collectors like me waited in line and to let it slipped by us just burns me.

AND like I said, if some of you are going to respond to this posts by asking me to get a life, well it is up to you.

Venting sometimes is quite therapeutic.

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Posted : 21/05/2010 3:25 pm
Lordie
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🙁 I kesian your Iron Man incident. Haih, these btards are still around.

They still haven't learnt from past experiences, there's no point scalping; toys will be restocked liked mad after hypes. Check out TFTM and ROTF LOL I see hot characters all over the damn place!

These scalpers really need to earn money in a nicer way; not pissing people off. It's not like the toys are out of production or are simply damn hard to find (well, the scalpers make it so).

It pains me to see what TCracker has seen so many times 🙁

BTW: How much is a 6 inch Iron Man fig at retail ?

Keep on loving what is true and the world will come to you.

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Posted : 21/05/2010 5:03 pm
sparty
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Aiyooo!!

i feel your pain bro..i really dun understand this ppl..they are ruining the future of toys where its for kids to play..

Cilakee btul dia org ni.. :angry: :angry:

One shall stand... One shall .. OPOCOT!!

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Posted : 21/05/2010 10:59 pm
GiamGiam
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aikss...
i encountered CHEATER at KL before ...
last time (before ROTF movie launched), i'm hunting for ROTF voy The Fallen... i saw one piece in a toy shop. so, my adrenaline risen rapidly and i go in to ask for the price. tat seller told me tat figure is EXTREMELY HTF and the stock wil b unavailable after the movie launched.tat fellow keep urging me to buy it as it is a hot stuff. u noe, a secondary school boy n a jr. TF collector, doesn't noe muz bout actual toy price, toy availability, market demanding and lack of nego skills 🙁 🙁 Finali, i bought my Fallen wit RM150...
although veri hurt, i keep comforting myself tat i acquired a EX HTF STUFF. :unsure:
who noes...shortly after the movie launched , i saw the XXXX shop selling a bunch of The Fallen in RP (rm120) n gt discount if bundle buy wit other toy... WTFFFFFF !? :angry:
wit a bursting flame inside me, i go in to question tat fellow. He said : Sorry, regarding the Fallen, we received a large shipment lately n we do apologise for misinformation. after tat, he keep smiling n tapping my shoulders n SHOO-ing me away frm his shop POLITELY. so, i leave tat damned shop wit ful of regret n anger n telling myself nvr deal wit d shop anymore. :angry:

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after tat incident, i learnt tat nvr bliv anyone completely n must do research b4 buying any kind of stuff...
Recently tat shop sudah Gulung Tikar, owww...karma i think :silly: :silly: .

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Posted : 22/05/2010 12:00 am
Lordie
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Kesian giam2. 🙁 Some shops are really assed, saying it's the last piece and all that. Not only the bad shops, I've seen (and experienced) some good shops using those "hard to find" and "last piece" techniques before.

Keep on loving what is true and the world will come to you.

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Posted : 22/05/2010 12:10 am
robowarrior_prime
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truly sympathize with you all... really agonizing experience
i also bought voy fallen a day b4 the movie came out...
but luckily for rm135 so my case not so teruk

i remember the scalping scene was at its peak during TFTM...
back then, i knew at least 5 people (frens of mine) who bought that camaro 2008 deluxe bb for RM220
that time there was one prolific ebayer who sell only camaro 2008 deluxe bb on ebay,
name was convoy sth sth... cant rmb di

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Posted : 22/05/2010 12:53 am
Administratus Prime
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sympthatized will all of u experiencing it. sometimes life is fair, if u see the trend properly, good toy shop stays but the dodgy one sprouting like mushrooms but closed down its doors as fast as it opens.

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Posted : 22/05/2010 1:14 am
GiamGiam
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robowarrior_prime wrote:

truly sympathize with you all... really agonizing experience
i also bought voy fallen a day b4 the movie came out...
but luckily for rm135 so my case not so teruk

i remember the scalping scene was at its peak during TFTM...
back then, i knew at least 5 people (frens of mine) who bought that camaro 2008 deluxe bb for RM220
that time there was one prolific ebayer who sell only camaro 2008 deluxe bb on ebay,
name was convoy sth sth... cant rmb di

fuu fuu rm220 reali was a DEEP FRY :angry:
i gt mine for rm100, my most Ex deluxe figure for now~ :S

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Posted : 22/05/2010 1:36 am
Anonymous
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RM220 for a deluxe? Man, must be very desperate.

I know some Henkei's are being sold RM200 (while the original retail was RM70) in some toy shop in Berjaya Times Square.

Henkei Mirage - RM200
Henkei Hound - RM220

That shop has alot of 'graffiti' one. :angry: :angry:

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Posted : 22/05/2010 2:49 am
GiamGiam
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TCracker wrote:

RM220 for a deluxe? Man, must be very desperate.

I know some Henkei's are being sold RM200 (while the original retail was RM70) in some toy shop in Berjaya Times Square.

Henkei Mirage - RM200
Henkei Hound - RM220

That shop has alot of 'graffiti' one. :angry: :angry:

opposite of bowling centre rite??
i jz visited thr ytd~~ :woohoo:

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Posted : 22/05/2010 4:25 am
Lordie
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Grafiti huh ? I've mixed feelings for that shop... Their prices of Hasbro and Star Wars toys are outrageous! Just because it's BB08, woohoo goreng RM150!

Their prices on BANDAI toys aren't that bad, though :laugh:

Keep on loving what is true and the world will come to you.

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Posted : 22/05/2010 6:52 am
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