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Burn
27th June 2008, 04:59 PM
So I went into the local K-Mart yesterday and they had some figures. Not many, i'm guessing more will go out when the sale starts.

But after looking at the catalogue it doesn't look promising that (aside from the two-pack Battle Begins which I have) they will be on sale.

And i'm sure others have had this feeling. The itchy feet feeling ... the urge to go out and buy a TF because it's there. A TF you don't have, but could have even though it's not on sale.

And I have that urge now. I want to go buy one, or two, or three, ... or however many they have ...

Should I wait and hope for a sale? Or should I just go and indulge?

Pulse
27th June 2008, 05:32 PM
Be like me, only acquire the Animated figures that you really want. :)

Don't let things like sales tempt you to purchase something that will make you question at a later date "Why the hell did I buy this? :confused:)

So far I only have 4 Animated figures & in all honesty, the others just don't appeal to me that much at all. Sales may weaken certain people's resolve (there are a couple of people with very weak resolves 'round these parts :p) but you have to stick to your guns...

If you really do not want to own a particular figure, don't break down & buy it. :)

Zippo
27th June 2008, 07:13 PM
Did that last night with Leader Megatron. Wanted him, but I know a sale is coming soon .. So I stopped and waited. Glad I did as he is @ 20% off now :)

Pitty I can't afford now due to some eBay spends.

STL
27th June 2008, 08:32 PM
I wait till sales irregardless. Only the best figures command my money now but patience is a virtue I'm slowly learning.

Sales may weaken certain people's resolve (there are a couple of people with very weak resolves 'round these parts :p)

Hey, who the hell r u looking at? :D

And proud of it

iceburn
27th June 2008, 08:37 PM
i say if you like it, buy them :P
if you are still thinking, buy them first, dont like it...can always refund
open those you like... when there's a sale, you can buy the figures again and refund using the old receipt

*double happiness*

Fungal Infection
27th June 2008, 11:11 PM
I say if you really want a toy, buy it. What I don't like is those people who sit on the fence about whether they want or like a toy, buy it, and then decide they don't like it and return it a week or so later. This creates an artificial supply void which affects people who want to buy the toy without reservation but can't because it is no longer available due to someone else's half-arsed decision making skills. This also applies to those people who buy a toy with no intention of opening it straight away, in anticipation of a sale so they can take it back and get a discount. If you want the toy, buy it and open it right away instead of leaving people who are ready and willing to pay full retail, to go without. I have personally been on the receiving end of this and it pisses me no end. If you want something cheaper, then wait till its actually on sale instead of hoarding items from those who are ready and willing to pay full retail.

Burn
28th June 2008, 08:27 AM
Don't worry, i'm not the sort of person who does that returning thing.

It's not so much that I want the figure, it's a sick sick REALLY sick desire to buy a TF because I haven't bought one since I was in Adelaide two weeks ago. :p

jaydisc
29th June 2008, 11:33 AM
I'm with Ice. Just buy somewhere that you can return it later if you find it on sale. Be warned that Target now has a 28 day limit on "Change of mind receipts", but everyone else is pretty good. I returned MISB Classics Prime and Voyager last week on six month old receipts to Myer with no issue.

Also, I confirmed with a reliable Kmart source, only the TFs shown in the catalog are on sale.

Is anyone else getting the feeling that Pulse might not like Animated that much?

iceburn
29th June 2008, 11:43 AM
I say if you really want a toy, buy it. What I don't like is those people who sit on the fence about whether they want or like a toy, buy it, and then decide they don't like it and return it a week or so later. This creates an artificial supply void which affects people who want to buy the toy without reservation but can't because it is no longer available due to someone else's half-arsed decision making skills. This also applies to those people who buy a toy with no intention of opening it straight away, in anticipation of a sale so they can take it back and get a discount. If you want the toy, buy it and open it right away instead of leaving people who are ready and willing to pay full retail, to go without. I have personally been on the receiving end of this and it pisses me no end. If you want something cheaper, then wait till its actually on sale instead of hoarding items from those who are ready and willing to pay full retail.

Fungal, you've got to understand that not every figure will be available for sale when there is a sale. if you really like it...why don't buy it?
i'm not asking everyone to buy every single figure (unless you are a vivid complete figure collector)

When there's a sale and if it happens that the figure is still available, you can always bring the old receipt along with you...buy the sale figure (that you've already got) and refund it on the spot. it will work out.

it's not a bad thing to do considering you taking the time and effort to go get the toy and that you are also saving money for your future collection.
if you insist of waiting, well...all i can say is good luck ;)

"Time and tide waits for no man"

Pulse
29th June 2008, 12:27 PM
Is anyone else getting the feeling that Pulse might not like Animated that much?


Maybe giving my "Sig's Waiting List" a quick skim-over would spell that out clear as day... ;)

Fungal Infection
29th June 2008, 02:26 PM
Fungal, you've got to understand that not every figure will be available for sale when there is a sale. if you really like it...why don't buy it?
i'm not asking everyone to buy every single figure (unless you are a vivid complete figure collector)

When there's a sale and if it happens that the figure is still available, you can always bring the old receipt along with you...buy the sale figure (that you've already got) and refund it on the spot. it will work out.

it's not a bad thing to do considering you taking the time and effort to go get the toy and that you are also saving money for your future collection.
if you insist of waiting, well...all i can say is good luck ;)

"Time and tide waits for no man"

I'm not saying you shouldn't buy a toy you like. However, if you are like me and will buy a toy, even if it aint on special, then you should be afforded that luxury instead of having to go without just because someone else wanted that toy but wanted to save a few bucks in the process. I prefer to pay full retail for an item I want because I know I'll save time, fuel and money searching for it in the long run. Its like a Ferrari, those who can afford it will buy regardless of the price, they aint going to wait for it to go on sale (if ever). But how are they going to buy it if someone else, who mind you, isn't willing to pay the standard price, decides he wants it too and decides to take away that privilege? Just because you wish to save a few bucks doesn't give you the right to take away someone's ability to buy at full retail. What it comes down to is, if you must wait for a sale, then fine, leave the toy there so others who can't wait can buy it. If the sale starts and the toy is still there, then you've made yourself a saving. If it aint, then badluck, I guess those are who are willing to pay obviously want it more than you do. Simple and fair I say.

iceburn
29th June 2008, 04:09 PM
totally agree with what you're saying too
well, i guess its a decision Burn has to make for himself based on what we have suggested so far - what's right and what's wrong

Burn
29th June 2008, 08:59 PM
I did end up caving and picked up Animated Ratchet and Black Arachnia.

I consider myself a mold collector, I like to have at least one of each mold (preferably the initial release) and there was only one each of Ratchet and BA while there were multiples of the others. So I figured they'd be best to snap up first.