Cybertron.CA - Canadian Transformers News and Discussion
Go Back   Cybertron.CA - Canadian Transformers News and Discussion > Transformers Discussion > Transformers General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-24-2018, 02:50 PM   #1
MapleMegatron
Titanium
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,292
Is Amazon.ca on Crack?

In the wake of all the TRU trouble, I was just curious to see what we would be left if ever TRU stores closed in my area (for th record, nothing is changing in canada at the moment). So I went on Amazon.ca, to see if they had the right prices and stockcompared to TRU and Walmart.

And holy hell, I don't know what is up with their prices. They are nowhere near retail with some of these.

Legion Bisk for $17 (down from $24)

https://www.amazon.ca/Transformers-R...s=transformers

Titan Master Crashbash for $16

https://www.amazon.ca/TRANSFORMERS-G...s=transformers

One Step Berserker for $18

https://www.amazon.ca/TRANSFORMERS-G...s=transformers

TR Trigerhappy for $26 (down from $30)

https://www.amazon.ca/TRANSFORMERS-C...s=transformers

MapleMegatron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 02:58 PM   #2
Pascal
Translaterminator
Pascal's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 16,871
Re: Is Amazon.ca on Crack?

When I was trying to buy that Rescue Bot jet Bumblebee from Amazon.com, pricing was all over the place, it would change almost daily, ranging from $7 to $20+. Not sure how their system works.
__________________
Coming soon: rien.
Pascal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 02:58 PM   #3
joelones
Beasty
joelones's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dagoba
Posts: 355
Re: Is Amazon.ca on Crack?

Wow, those look like third-party seller prices... 50% above retail then discounted. Scammers.
joelones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 02:58 PM   #4
TRUCKvsGUN
aka Scrapmaker
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Toronto
Posts: 641
Re: Is Amazon.ca on Crack?

Amazon is a generally crap place for Transformers aside from the occasional sale, but that's not necessarily true for baby stuff as well.

Anyway, I don't personally believe the narrative of TRU falling to Amazon and the likes: a parent bringing a child to a toy store to pick out a toy and then that child breaking down crying and demanding the whole set will always be a viable business model. TRU would be profitable if not for the massive interest payments on their debt, which was taken on when Bain Capital (Mitt Romney's goons) took TRU private.
__________________
My Buying/Selling/Trading Thread: http://www.cybertron.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=62426
My Feedback Thread: http://www.cybertron.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=60284


Contact me if you have for sale:
Botcon 2006 Dawn of Futures Past Boxed Set
Dr. Wu DW-P06 Partners (Helmet Ver)
MP-01 Matrix only
TRUCKvsGUN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 03:08 PM   #5
down_shift
Moderator
down_shift's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Burlington
Posts: 5,059
Re: Is Amazon.ca on Crack?

Short answer - yes.
down_shift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 03:19 PM   #6
wervenom
Erector
wervenom's Ebay Auctions
wervenom's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Woodbridge, On
Posts: 6,126
Re: Is Amazon.ca on Crack?

Quote:
Originally Posted by down_shift View Post
Short answer - yes.
This based on those links
wervenom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 04:21 PM   #7
Nocturn
Riff from "Into the Void"
Nocturn's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Calgary
Posts: 4,783
Re: Is Amazon.ca on Crack?

My girlfriend does all her shopping on Amazon. When we started dating, she asked me why I never buy TF's from there.

Stuff like the OP was my evidence. This is just how it is on Amazon, everything waaaaaay above MSRP, then put on "sale", and still overpriced. I know this is mostly private sellers - but its what's available on their site.

When you do find something at or close to MSRP, it's stuff that's been around for a while, released multiple times, etc. When any savvy collector could recognize these being less popular toys, and could pick them up on an actual sale, somewhere else.

So yes, +1, Amazon is on crack.
__________________
BST Feedback: http://www.cybertron.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=8894
Nocturn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 05:31 PM   #8
ngnaw
Beast Machine
ngnaw's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Montreal
Posts: 420
Re: Is Amazon.ca on Crack?

I picked up Cosmos and Seaspray for $6 and I did see Blitzwing and Octane for $12 so yes they are on crack!
__________________
My Feedback Thread
ngnaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 05:38 PM   #9
Nocturn
Riff from "Into the Void"
Nocturn's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Calgary
Posts: 4,783
Re: Is Amazon.ca on Crack?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ngnaw View Post
I picked up Cosmos and Seaspray for $6 and I did see Blitzwing and Octane for $12 so yes they are on crack!
Cosmos and Seaspray are $13 and $15, respectively, right now, so, yeah, WTF Amazon
__________________
BST Feedback: http://www.cybertron.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=8894
Nocturn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2018, 12:19 AM   #10
79transam
Machine War
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: BC
Posts: 237
Re: Is Amazon.ca on Crack?

I have tried doing searches on Amazon.ca for things and never end up buying anything for 2 reasons- they don't have what I'm looking for or it's 1.5x what it should cost. All that site has done is discourage me from seeing it as a place I would use.

How they're still in business is beyond me.
79transam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Transformers Shopping







Donate to Cybertron.ca
Donations keep this site running, thanks for your support. More details here.

Transformers on eBay.ca!
Transformers
Transformers QUINT-01 JUDGE Quintesson CIB AUTHENTIC IMPOSSIBLE TOYS Product
Transformers
Transformers QUINT-02 SCIENTIST Quintesson AUTHENTIC IMPOSSIBLE TOYS Product
Transformers
Transformers QUINT-03 PROSECUTOR Quintesson AUTHENTIC IMPOSSIBLE TOYS Product
Transformers
Transformers QUINT-04 EXECUTIONER Quintesson AUTHENTIC IMPOSSIBLE TOYS Product
Transformers
Transformers QUINT-05 GUARD Quintesson AUTHENTIC IMPOSSIBLE TOYS Product
Transformers
Transformers TRANS-03 ALICON CIB AUTHENTIC IMPOSSIBLE TOYS Product SHARKTICON
Transformers
Transformers Scientist ARBILUS ARBLUS CIB AUTHENTIC IMPOSSIBLE TOYS Product

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:40 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.