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    thoughts on the c3 store

    One word to describe this: disaster.
    I could only go yesterday which wasnt a big problem for me, but seeing as how the store was closed from 1030 on was preety amazing. Although i had a preety fun day, this kinda put a damper on things.

    I know that all the clothes will be on in about 2 weeks, but i have no clue on the figure.

    Anyone else not make it in the store?

    PS: if anyone happens to get an extra vader, PM me, we can work something out, whether it be a trade or transaction thru paypal

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    Re: thoughts on the c3 store

    So does this mean that people are having a tough time finding the CIII Vader at the CIII store? I really hope that JJL can still come through with one for me.
    Up, up, and OKAAAAY!!!

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    Re: thoughts on the c3 store

    hah! finding it wasnt the problem, getting in was. I got to the store around 10:30, and according to the event staff guy there, there was already about 7,000 people in the store. They stopped allowing people due to the fact the fire martial came and said no more people could come in.

    there were enough people in there that buy the time everyone was served, it would 8pm and time for the store to close.

    It was all those people with the fan club passes that could get in an hour early, and basically most of them headed over to the store.

    Owell, I guess ill find another way to find the figure. But wasting a whole day in line is like paying $15+$40 (I had a single day pass), to get a figure.

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    hango fett's Avatar
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    Re: thoughts on the c3 store

    ok. i left the convention early because i needed rest after my little fun this morning...
    anyways, we got in the building on thursday at about 12:30 or so. we went straight to the store, which line was already back beyond the fan club lounge. we then waited 5 1/2 hours to get that blasted figure. too much talk from the volunteers as they had idle chit chat with every customer and were as rude as can be. i got a figure ans so did my dad. i opened mine just because i wanted it out and we already had one in the pack.

    i know one thing from this "adventure" i will NEVER DO THIS AGAIN. EVER.
    Sampsonite! i was way off!

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    Re: thoughts on the c3 store

    If you think that is bad you should check out ebay. Entire cases of CIII Vaders are being auctioned off for close to $1000 each.
    Rogue Squadron-19 Golds, Battle For Naboo-18 Platinums, Rogue Leader-15 Golds/15 Aces, Rebel Strike-19 Single Golds/19 Single Aces
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    Re: thoughts on the c3 store

    they should of:

    a) staffed the store better

    b) make one big store for figures and such and several little stores around the center for clothing ( I wouldnt of mined walking away w/ a hat or shirt)

    There also seemed to be alot more people there than there was a c2.

    If i could describe the day in a photo, it would be this one:

    PS: I just went all my figs I got from c2. If anyone happens to have an extra vader, and they dont have/want a george sacul, send me a PM. Cards are in good condition.

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    Re: thoughts on the c3 store

    yes it was crazy i stood in line for four hours and i still had 3 hours to go so i got out of line and said screw it and bought one from a guy for 50 bucks. i was so mad.

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    Re: thoughts on the c3 store

    we got to CIII early Friday morning, thinking that there would be a decent line. headed straight to the shop to get the figures and get it out of the way..


    pretty disapointed.. to say the least.

    but.. had we got in.. we would have wasted away the entire day.. waiting..

    so, Ill look at this as a blessing in disguise as I got to see much more this time.

    even bumped into a few forumites as well..

    You would have thought they learned something from CII..
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    Angry Re: thoughts on the c3 store

    I am profoundly disappointed, this was another Celebration sales disaster. As at C2, i was only able to attend C3 one day. At C2 i waited in line at the store only to find the figures sold out as i was mere feet from the counter. I wanted C2 pins for my collection, only to find out they had to be mailed to me at a much later date.

    This year i headed straight to the store after my arrival, and was waiting in line (which was all the way around to the archive room) by 10:10. After only a few minutes i was told the line was closed, and no one would be allowed to get in for some time (they even called in extra security for the end of the line). I checked the line again a couple of hours later to find it was reopened, but i would have to wait 5 hours to get in, effectively ending my Celebration. Later on i discovered they closed the line again, in all likelyhood before i would have gotten in anyway.

    While i really wanted the Vader figure, i at LEAST would have like to gotten an item with the con logo on it, especially a pin (or hat, or tshirt...anything!). While waiting in line i commented on the fact that a figure-only line would have been great, and items with the con logo alone could have been sold separately. This seems to have been a common view. If the sales of exclusive items is taking over the con, they should place those items (or preorders for them) up for sale before the actual event, as a presell when you purchase your badge. Pay for your badge, your figure, your topper, whatever, and only have to pick them up when you arrive.

    It's just a shame that if one wants to attend the convention for a single day, they must choose between spending the entire day at the store, or enjoying everything else the convention has to offer. I had a great experience at Celebration 3, IF you ignore any mention of the Celebration 3 store. It was a total mess.
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    Re: thoughts on the c3 store

    Sounds similar to a few fiascos Wizkids perpetrated with "CON" exclusives...
    I am glad I totally hate that sort of crass manipulation, the whole idea of laying down "x" dollars for a chance to maybe buy something is absolutely ridiculous (to bad there's planty of folks who would justify it with "If you REALLY want one then you will spend the money/time" absolutely stupid IMO, a 2 dollar piece of rubber on cardboard for 72 hours and a couple hundred bones?!?!?)

    This sort of crass hyper-capitalism (along with crappy case assortments, as in "where's my clone commander??" ) is the exact reason I now feel guilty even buying figures, and if you think about it, the organizers know that this is the last one- it's like working your last shift, as long as you don't do anything criminal, who CARES what kind of feedback there is, you won't be around to hear about it anyways (and if there IS another some years in the future, there will be plenty of people who either didn't see the last one and are therefore totally not expecting to get fleeced, OR would honestly hope that the problems seen at the last one would have led to some sort of amelioration... sorry about your luck, whichever of the 2 groups you fit into)

    Good thing me and KH didn't make it there, we'd both be in jail by now

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal
    If you think that is bad you should check out ebay. Entire cases of CIII Vaders are being auctioned off for close to $1000 each.
    Yeah, it's a reward to the fans, remember ????
    what a sick joke, I am truly sorry for everyone who was hoping to be able to PURCHASE the "SPECIAL FIGURE" only to find out that you didn't "want" it enough, or that the "thrill" of having a "chance" to get one isn't quite as exciting when you walk out empty handed after looking at the back of somone's head for a couplke of days
    Something about him reminds me of my older brother, Rex.


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