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Author Topic: EE Exclusive 3 3/4 Astromech Droids 6-pack  (Read 2262 times)

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EE Exclusive 3 3/4 Astromech Droids 6-pack
« on: August 19, 2016, 11:06:21 AM »

Does anyone know if some local shops in GTA or Montreal offer pre-orders for the EE exclusive 3 3/4'' astromech droids 6-pack for this Fall?

I'm a bit too committed to droids not to buy it, but price directly from EE with USD conversion, shipping and customs is just insane.
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Re: EE Exclusive 3 3/4 Astromech Droids 6-pack
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 12:20:35 PM »

Any local stores buying this item would not be any cheaper than EE as they too would have to pay exchange, duties and shipping, then add their own markup on top of that.
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Re: EE Exclusive 3 3/4 Astromech Droids 6-pack
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2016, 01:40:49 PM »

You could also take a chance and wait to see if the asian ebay sellers will list them for sale e.g. tunghori.  I don't know if it will work out to be cheaper or not since it depends on what kind of bidding war there would be for them, but it's another possible route.
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Re: EE Exclusive 3 3/4 Astromech Droids 6-pack
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2016, 12:44:54 PM »

BBTS is selling it as well with much cheaper shipping available (about $18US less).
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Re: EE Exclusive 3 3/4 Astromech Droids 6-pack
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2016, 10:04:41 AM »

Thanks guys! Yeah BBTS is really cheaper on shipping, I'll probably go with them.
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Re: EE Exclusive 3 3/4 Astromech Droids 6-pack
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2016, 10:53:18 PM »

I have never used BBTS, but have heard from many Transformers collectors that they always get dinged with customs on packages from them. Not sure if they're more susceptible due to all the apparently flashy logos and such on their boxes, or due to a way they fill out their customs forms, or whatever. I'm sure it doesn't happen to everyone, but just be aware. Of course, there's always the possibility of it happening with ANY package coming from the US, but it seems like it had been happening to BBTS packages at a higher rate.
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Re: EE Exclusive 3 3/4 Astromech Droids 6-pack
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2016, 11:05:19 PM »

I have never used BBTS, but have heard from many Transformers collectors that they always get dinged with customs on packages from them. Not sure if they're more susceptible due to all the apparently flashy logos and such on their boxes, or due to a way they fill out their customs forms, or whatever. I'm sure it doesn't happen to everyone, but just be aware. Of course, there's always the possibility of it happening with ANY package coming from the US, but it seems like it had been happening to BBTS packages at a higher rate.
Yup, I've ordered from them several times over the years and initially they never got stopped at customs. Years ago. But then all of a sudden it changed. Ever since then, every single order from them get dinged by customs. I don't know what changed, but it sucked and I pretty much stopped ordering from there unless I could get it sent to a friend or family member in the US.

So yes, expect to get dinged if ordering from BBTS.
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Re: EE Exclusive 3 3/4 Astromech Droids 6-pack
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2016, 12:08:57 AM »

I used to use BBTS all the time before our dollar went down the tubes. I usually found I didn't get hit with customs if the package was below 80$ or so. The useful thing about BBTS is the pile of loot feature of course. It's often better to wait and get a nice big order together. That way you'll only get hit with the brokerage fees once.
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Re: EE Exclusive 3 3/4 Astromech Droids 6-pack
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2016, 03:27:10 PM »

For those interested, tunghori on ebay just posted these (good guess NAPseeker!). From the pics though looks like he doesn't have the bar tray kits.

I'm lucky I could get a preview set from an action figure review website for a very decent price.
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Re: EE Exclusive 3 3/4 Astromech Droids 6-pack
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2016, 11:43:57 PM »

So EE has put this on sale for Christmas now:
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSB8671

So now the question is, is $67.80 now a reasonable price?
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Re: EE Exclusive 3 3/4 Astromech Droids 6-pack
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2016, 10:19:11 PM »

Thanks Wedge!

At 75US$ with shipping it's close to best deal I found in Canada so far (99,95$).

https://duclostoys.com/star-wars/#!/Star-Wars-The-Black-Series-Astromech-Droids-Entertainment-Earth-Exclusive/p/69277295/category=10179163

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Re: EE Exclusive 3 3/4 Astromech Droids 6-pack
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2016, 09:24:05 PM »

Now down to 49.99. With shipping and the customs deposit all in it comes to about $14 Can per droid. Not too terrible in this day in age. And for an exclusive where you usually get screwed on the price to begin with. I jumped in.
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Re: EE Exclusive 3 3/4 Astromech Droids 6-pack
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2016, 10:27:56 PM »

43.95 now...
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Re: EE Exclusive 3 3/4 Astromech Droids 6-pack
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2017, 07:15:03 PM »

If you haven't jumped in before, amazon.ca has it live for 63.22 + shipping at 75$Can so about 12$ per droid.
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