I posted this message in the polls, but I decided to post it here too:
Seriously, how many of you would pre-order exclusives with a 10 or 20% non-refundable deposit, if you knew that you would get the exclusive. EVERYONE. Whether it be through in-store pre-ordering which I know Toys R Us and Wal-Mart have done in the past to such things as video games and movies, or online pre-ordering through the websites. And don't limit shipping, send them to EVERYWHERE in the WORLD. That way everyone has a chance to get them at RETAIL prices. You wouldn't have as much in-store stock left over and EVERYONE is satisfied because everyone gets a fair chance at owning the exclusives. I for one dont have the time to be at Toys R Us & Target every morning when they open, or go to Wal-Mart in the middle of the night when they are unloading. If someone could get them to listen, we could end the scalping of exclusives forever, and everyone would be satisfied, except for the SCALPERS, which makes everyone else even happier. The answer to the exclusive dilema is very easy, PRE-ORDERING!!!
They would know exactly how much to order to fill the pre-orders and order some more for in-store displays.
Please HASBRO and all the exclusives retailers TAKE NOTES. This is the easiest and simplest way to satisfy kids and collectors alike.
Wal-Mart is currently PRE-ORDERING the Arena Playset and the Republic Gunship Vehicle for $38.86 each (which I have pre-ordered). Why can't they do this with their exclusives?
When Toys R Us would sell the TIE Interceptor on their website, it would only be on there for a little bit and then sell out. SET ASIDE MORE QUANTITIES FOR ONLINE SALES. They started out right, but didn't have the quantity to back it up.
And if they were able to constantly sell out of their exclusives online, then everyone should.
FAO drop you prices a little, PLEASE.
And if anyone has an extra B-Wing or Y-Wing, let me know, maybe we could work something out.