darth_sidious wrote:All the new figures from this wave are on sale - save for the ERG and Republic Trooper which both sold out. Thats a nice kick in the pants from Amazon, lol - get collectors to pay $12.99 and then reduce the price for holiday shoppers to clear the rest of the stock. I wont be paying $13 for an action figure again...
Well, they take advantage of the "gotta have it now" mentality I don't blame them, their average selling price at the end of the day is about retail.
What most people don't consider when ordering from Amazon is the fact that they don't charge sales tax (if you live outside of CA like me) and they offer free shipping (when you order at least 2, which is what I do anyway, I have never ordered 1 action figure ever).
I did some math for several folks over at Rebelscum that were saying that they were hoping for HTS to have this wave so they can order it for "retail", here is what I shared with them:
Let's say you are ordering 4 figures:
Amazon: $12.99/figure = $51.96 + $0 Tax +$0 Shipping = $51.96
HTS: $9.99/figure = $39.96 + $3.51 Tax (in my case) + $9 Shipping = $52.47
At any other brick and mortar, yes you will pay $9.99 + tax but what are the chances that you will see ALL of the figures that you want in one trip/stop, most likely you will have to stop by a few more times to get them all if you are lucky.
Amazon had all of the figures for quite sometime but HTS is hit and miss, so I rather