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#23851 baengel98   DIC CAGiversary!   2105 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

baengel98

Posted 14 May 2015 - 03:39 PM

Even gold Mario is common. I been seeing a guy trying to sell one on craigslist for over a month now for $40. Just sits there till he relists it, endless cycle. He'd probably take $20-25.

You and I have very different definitions of common. I will agree he wasn't super hard to get, but I wouldn't say he is common by a long shot.

I was about to say common means you can stroll into the store and pick it up for msrp.  Gold Mario sells on ebay for the same price as Ike.



#23852 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9156 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2015 - 03:44 PM

Gold Mario isn't common.  It's just that every "collector" bought four of them and nobody else wants him!

 

 

 

ok so they're common



#23853 segasaturnsnk   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   365 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

segasaturnsnk

Posted 14 May 2015 - 03:44 PM

Just reading that post about the guy complaining that a GS wouldn't hold a Marth for him a few posts up. What incentive do they have to hold it for you for over an hour when it's something that will sell one way or another without putting any holds on it at all? Not sure how you can be upset about that.

After reading everyone's post and at reddit and their success stories of Gamestop workers holding and saving the item for them, I would expect maybe the same success they got.  But uhhhhh okay, whatever you say man.  Better luck next time I guess. 



#23854 srocky26  

Posted 14 May 2015 - 03:45 PM

Wario on Amazon.de
http://www.amazon.de...=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF

#23855 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6722 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Ferrari Racer

Posted 14 May 2015 - 03:45 PM

If anyone is looking for display cases, Michaels has a B1G1 deal on this

 

http://www.michaels....e/10174362.html



#23856 Ekim000   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2015 - 03:45 PM

I'm expecting Silver Mario to be uncommon. Maybe similar to Toad. If pre-orders go live, they'll likely sell out. Stock may come in intermittently, but most people likely won't be able to just stroll in and buy one at their local Target / BB / Walmart whenever they feel like it. That's enough to get me to pre-order one so I won't have to deal with looking a store with stock.



#23857 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9156 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2015 - 03:47 PM

If anyone is looking for display cases, Michaels has a B1G1 deal on this

 

http://www.michaels....e/10174362.html

Every week Michael's has an active coupon on their site, or a sale in the aisle that is B1G1, 40% off one item, or 50% off one item.  These things are on sale every day.



#23858 needler420   car title is lost CAGiversary!   2492 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2015 - 03:49 PM

You and I have very different definitions of common. I will agree he wasn't super hard to get, but I wouldn't say he is common by a long shot.

That is because as you first stated we do have very different definitions of what is common.



#23859 Stickboy46   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1126 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Stickboy46

Posted 14 May 2015 - 03:50 PM

Exactly. They are withholding stock from normal customers.

Good for you for getting one. But other people are not pleased when "managers" aren't allowing the public to purchase common stock figures. Behavior like this from the employees is exactly why GS gets a bad rep.


Yup, things like this (along with hundreds of other things) are why gamestop will be out of business in a couple of years.

#23860 LineChat Lurker   Banned Banned   5 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

LineChat Lurker

Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:15 PM

After reading everyone's post and at reddit and their success stories of Gamestop workers holding and saving the item for them, I would expect maybe the same success they got.  But uhhhhh okay, whatever you say man.  Better luck next time I guess. 

I went to 4 different GS locations yesterday and got 3 Marth from 3 different stores. Not a bad haul for 30 miles of driving.



#23861 deadsy333   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   49 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:18 PM

apparently, a meta knight restock is imminent. someone on reddit posted that there are over 5300 at the DC



#23862 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   23571 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:18 PM

Yup, things like this (along with hundreds of other things) are why gamestop will be out of business in a couple of years.

They posted $3.5 billion and $3.9 billion in profits in 2013 and 2014, respectively. They're not going anywhere in a couple of years. 



#23863 adcustom  

adcustom

Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:19 PM

I went to 4 different GS locations yesterday and got 3 Marth from 3 different stores. Not a bad haul for 30 miles of driving.

Glad you don't live in my area.



#23864 Gamer SDP   not much of a gamer CAGiversary!   4969 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:19 PM

I went to 4 different GS locations yesterday and got 3 Marth from 3 different stores. Not a bad haul for 30 miles of driving.

wow surprised you were able to. what time of day was it? also I guess those stores got them yesterday and not Tuesday.



#23865 LineChat Lurker   Banned Banned   5 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

LineChat Lurker

Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:23 PM

wow surprised you were able to. what time of day was it? also I guess those stores got them yesterday and not Tuesday.

I got a heads up on Tuesday that a few would have them at opening. So I went right at 10am... the last one I scored was during their UPS delivery around noon. I honestly don't understand Nintendo's logic at all.... 1 or 2 figures per store is not a re-stock.... its an insult. 



#23866 needler420   car title is lost CAGiversary!   2492 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:26 PM

I think other shipments will start popping up randomly and at other retailers as well.



#23867 darkkyo1  

Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:26 PM

I got a heads up on Tuesday that a few would have them at opening. So I went right at 10am... the last one I scored was during their UPS delivery around noon. I honestly don't understand Nintendo's logic at all.... 1 or 2 figures per store is not a re-stock.... its an insult.

Can you really complain about the restock....? Since you and others are buying multiples...
I got a first print marth and haven't felt the need to get the reprint because I don't need two of the same figure.

#23868 LineChat Lurker   Banned Banned   5 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

LineChat Lurker

Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:37 PM

Can you really complain about the restock....? Since you and others are buying multiples...
I got a first print marth and haven't felt the need to get the reprint because I don't need two of the same figure.

 

I'm not complaining.... I am only recognizing that Nintendo is continuing to do what it said it wouldn't do. Nintendo's business practices are a joke and yes... When I see only one Marth in a GS.... I'm going to buy it. Whether I need it or not. 

 

Nintendo's business model and stock strategy only hurt one community.... It's biggest fans.



#23869 deadlykittenpaws  

deadlykittenpaws

Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:43 PM

apparently, a meta knight restock is imminent. someone on reddit posted that there are over 5300 at the DC

he's the only store exclusive i am missing (settled for EU lucario) anyone know when BB gets shipments? before open or fedex at noonish?



#23870 TBP  

Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:43 PM

 When I see only one Marth in a GS.... I'm going to buy it. Whether I need it or not. 

 

Why?



#23871 JoKu   Chojin CAGiversary!   349 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:49 PM

I'm going to buy it. Whether I need it or not. 

 

Nintendo's business model and stock strategy only hurt one community.... It's biggest fans.

 

 

I went to 4 different GS locations yesterday and got 3 Marth from 3 different stores. Not a bad haul for 30 miles of driving.

douchehat.jpg

 

 

Here is your hat, you sir are part of the problem, your greediness is hurting the fans.



#23872 ToadKirby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   512 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

ToadKirby

Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:51 PM

Why?


Do you really need to ask? $$$$$$$$

#23873 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2652 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:55 PM

C'mon BB, get a Marth reprint. I want it with GCU!



#23874 the_vahngo  

the_vahngo

Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:56 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...=item463a86a7c9

 

lol..



#23875 davidwhangchoi   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   390 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

davidwhangchoi

Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:57 PM

i just got another ike at englewood nj. manager was cool and held it for me. 



#23876 Kranekinjar   Scrappy Doo on Xanax CAGiversary!   499 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Kranekinjar

Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:57 PM

Why are you guys bothering with that troll? For heavens sake he has a Family Guy character as his avatar, lol. With bad taste like that, he's just here to rile people up.


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#23877 darkkyo1  

Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:00 PM

Why are you guys bothering with that troll? For heavens sake he has a Family Guy character as his avatar, lol. With bad taste like that, he's just here to rile people up.


Touché haha. Didn't even notice.

#23878 Stickboy46   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1126 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Stickboy46

Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:06 PM

They posted $3.5 billion and $3.9 billion in profits in 2013 and 2014, respectively. They're not going anywhere in a couple of years.


Not quite... Net income 393 mil in 2014, 354 mil in 2013 and negative 269 mil in 2012.

Either way, bad business practices, heightened competition, and the fact that they are heavily tied to a dieing commodity (physical media) is bad news for them.

#23879 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9156 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:13 PM

I got a heads up on Tuesday that a few would have them at opening. So I went right at 10am... the last one I scored was during their UPS delivery around noon. I honestly don't understand Nintendo's logic at all.... 1 or 2 figures per store is not a re-stock.... its an insult. 

I'm not complaining.... I am only recognizing that Nintendo is continuing to do what it said it wouldn't do. Nintendo's business practices are a joke and yes... When I see only one Marth in a GS.... I'm going to buy it. Whether I need it or not. 

 

Nintendo's business model and stock strategy only hurt one community.... It's biggest fans.

Keep it to yourself, fattie.  No one here wants to hear about business ethics involving shortages from a flipper. 



#23880 JoKu   Chojin CAGiversary!   349 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:14 PM

 

That is actually real, the guy made a video about it a month ago and showed him using it when he first got it from a Chinese auction site Taobao known for selling prototypes.