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Doomstink

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#12534929 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on Today, 02:18 AM

While I agree that in the aggregate the buying an extra one or two probably does more to artificially increase demand and decrease supply than the large scale flippers, I think that the degree to which the guy that posted that picture is hurting CAGs and others in his local community is probably a bigger and more offensive problem.  

There's less "large scale" resellers out there than you think. For every one of them, there's ten collectors. Not much of a difference if one guy buys twenty vs. ten guys buying two.

 

If the argument on why "scalpers" are bad is that they take opportunities away from regular consumers. Collectors who buy multiples are doing the exact same thing. It's hypocritical for any of them to hassle resellers, plain and simple.




#12534867 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on Today, 01:56 AM

From the last few pages of this thread - buying extras for trades seems like it might be causing as much if not more trouble than reselling. I hope you guys realize there is very little difference between the two. I certainly don't care what people do with their money, but I do get bothered by blatant hypocrisy.




#12532344 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on Yesterday, 06:42 AM

Marth in available on Amazon.co.uk due in stock March 3rd


Also on Amazon.de right now.

Off topic, but Amazon.de has both Zelda New 3DS Cover Plates available for preorder.


#12526814 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 24 February 2015 - 04:09 AM

"According to Japanese law, package forwarding companies like Tenso that receive goods that other people purchase must now perform an identity and address verification check before we can send out items."

And from what I have seen from various others when I was scanning reddit last night, Tenso is very good when it comes to shipping products out, and in good condition.


Tenso is very good. I just used them for some games and amiibos. They literally just slap a new address label on any box that comes for you. They don't repack items.

When using them, keep in mind they charge you a fee per package. They won't combine packages for you, so if you order from third parties your fees/shipping could quickly get out of hand. I've only been buying items that are fulfilled by Amazon so they'll ship together in one box.


#12524775 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 23 February 2015 - 02:12 PM

I can't believe people are stalking Amazon.JP now for wave 4, there will be preorders in America, people... RELAX


With how these international orders are selling out, good luck getting US preorders!


#12524385 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 23 February 2015 - 05:14 AM

Quick question, which amiibo is the rarest one that is still easiest to find in store? I know Diddy Kong used to be rare, is he still rare?

Unfortunately none of the amiibos that are easy to find in stores are rare. They're all commons. I'd venture a guess that Samus is on the chopping block for discontinuation soon, but that's just speculation. I also had trouble finding a Kirby amiibo two weeks ago when I wanted to buy one for a friend. Kirby is rare in other regions, so maybe that will eventually be the case here?




#12522402 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 22 February 2015 - 03:35 AM

Amazon.co.jp won't ship to my address. I tried to order a MK from them and got a message saying they can't deliver to my address. Same with co.uk when I tried to pre-order Toad there. 

You can use Tenso.com to order from Amazon.co.jp. It's fairly easy and oddly enough you can come out paying less than US MSRP for some amiibos. I just did my first Tenso purchase a week ago and got my package today (got a bunch of import PS2 game for $2 - $3 each).




#12522362 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 22 February 2015 - 03:20 AM

sooooo when are we predicting wave 4 to go up?

No one knows, and no one will ever know until it happens. I would expect them to sell out incredibly fast, though. International sites have been selling out in minutes/hours when they had previous waves for months. Not a good sign at all.




#12520288 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 21 February 2015 - 01:21 AM

Pretty sure the "bad paintjob" on Meta Knight's face is intentional to make it look weathered. I guess that slipped by the vast majority of you guys.


#12515976 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 19 February 2015 - 07:12 PM

Toon Link is the Diddy Kong of this wave


Pretty sure that title fits Shiek much better. Did anyone honestly think Toon Link would be rare?


#12514106 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 19 February 2015 - 01:30 AM

I don't know if that's entirely true. I am putting together a survey to try and get a feel for which retailer is most reliable. I will probably post it next week once all retailers ship initial orders of wave 3b (that being Gamestop finally catching up).

All I know is my in store Little Mac preorder at Best Buy was put out on the floor and sold. I've made sure to preorder at multiple places since then.

 

GameStop is usually reliable but a ton of people just got their orders canceled or delayed. I don't think you'll find a single retailer that hasn't had to cancel some amiibo preorders. The only guarantee is to order at multiple retailers and even then you could still end up empty handed.




#12514059 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 19 February 2015 - 01:19 AM

Alright fellas.  If all goes well with my current shipments and preorders, then hopefully I completed the entire Wave 3 collection.  WHEW, a sign of relief until wave 4 drops in spring.  Now I don't have to act like a crazy obsessed mad man over these damn amiibos.

 

Any info or general idea when preorders for wave 4 should hit?  I don't want to do this craziness all over again.  Gonna take the preorder approach for all 6 figures for wave 4.  Thanks in advance.

The fun thing is, preorders aren't guaranteed. Even if you get Wave 4 preordered it doesn't mean you'll actually get them. There's no peace of mind when it comes to amiibo.




#12510605 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 18 February 2015 - 01:20 AM

Sooo.... This is the funniest thing I have seen all day.

 

 

 

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You have got to be kidding me.

Wow, good luck getting that! Wal-Mart is abysmal at stocking amiibos properly. I guess I'm happy it's not a short-packed variant, though.




#12503592 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 15 February 2015 - 04:55 PM

Just decided to give Tenso.com a shot so I could order Japanese amiibos cheaper. Hopefully it goes well - they have Meta-Knight on amazon.co.jp for ~$20 which beats the heck out of the $35 the Japanese one goes for on US sites.




#12503344 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 15 February 2015 - 03:02 PM

Is it possible that Meta Knight might join the trinity and become the quadrilogy if this is the case? I still have mine preorder and so far, no new update since I preordered it back in 12/15ish or so...


I think Little Mac already joined the ranks weeks ago. He goes for significantly more money than WFT.