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SOLD OUT. Apologies to everyone who missed out. INCLUDES £100 CREDIT NOTE TO SPEND ON ANYTHING ON THE SITE.
PLEASE DO NOT ADD PRE-ORDER ITEMS TO YOUR BASKET WITH THIS BOBA FETT FIGURE. ONLY IN STOCK ITEMS PLEASE. DOING SO MAY SEE YOU MISS OUT ON THIS OFFER We have far more requests for this figure than stock. We have been trying to work out the best way to offer this very limited figure, to try and keep it out of the hands of scalpers (eBay resellers), and this seems to be the most popular, particularly with Force Friday around the corner.Figure is in stock and will ship within 48 hours.Credit note will be issued to the email on your account within 24 hours of cleared payment and is non-refundable. Credit note will expire one year after issue and is the responsibility of the receiver. Please keep it safe.IF THEY OVER SELL WE WILL MAKE A NOTE ON THE PAGE AS SOON AS WE CAN AND CANCEL AND INFORM CUSTOMERS WITHIN THE HOUR.
We know this is not going to be popular with everyone, but the fact is we have over 2000 people signed up for notification, and less than 5% of figures available to meet that demand. Had we just sold it outright at RRP, then based on past experience the site would have oversold by hundreds and hundreds of units. It may still do so. Most sites are not set up to sell limited stocks to thousands of customers within a short space of time. Our software is no different. Had we offered a £50 credit note, then scalpers would still have gone for it, as it would around the price they are currently selling for on eBay. This is not an excuse to try and capture customers, or grab as much cash as we can, as we could have made the credit note £250 and still sold out, perhaps even a lot more. We purely trying to put these into the hands of collectors and not scalpers. We posted the reasons for this on Facebook and have copied it below. We would rather sell everyone who wants a figure, but the truth of the matter is, there is simply not available to go around.
HOW TO SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE BOBA??
Well as you probably know these are rarer than Rocking Horse doo daa. We have about 20 times more email requests for this figure than we have figures. What ever we do, we cannot supply everyone, and people will be upset and annoyed at missing out, so what can we do?
The first thing we do, is get to the root of the issue. As you know we are dead against expensive imports, and bringing in numbers so limited, that they sell out in minutes and drive up demand and make a £25 figure sell for £50+. Which is why we have point blanked refused to go this route, just so we can work with (MOAN AT) Hasbro UK to supply numbers needed. We are not going into details, but we know why this figure is so limited, and we expect this to the last convention exclusive that is in such short supply. Things may change in the meantime, but as it stands, things should improve in time for next year.
But anyway, what do we do with the Boba's we have in stock.
Whatever we do, we cannot win. If we list them as normal, they will oversell. We did this with Marvel legends Power & Glory Captain America, and the system cannot cope with so many orders for the same limited item at once, and allows more sales than stock, so that is not an option. Also by the time the system finishes sending out notify emails, (which can take a couple of hours for a couple of thousand emails) all the action will be long over. We think if we sold them like that, most would probably end up on eBay anyway, as scalpers will be there with collectors and there is no way of sorting out the bad from the good. This happened with the Captain America figure.
We could up the price and sell them at eBay prices. But then I would have to cut my hands off for being a scalper, and the cleaner would probably object to the mess.
Or I could stash them away, and put on a long coat and top hat, and sell them under the name Mr S. Calper on eBay for top dollar over the coming year!
Another option would be to bundle them with other items, as we did for Marvel Legends The Thing, but we had a few hundred Things, and we do not have as many Bobas. Also that would probably mean selling them on a Force Friday listing, which is going to be busy enough without causing more work, especially considering the shape and size of this figures box/card !!!
People have said we should supply them on a loyalty basis to existing customer. If the site had a setting that we could only sell them to existing customers, then I would be happy to do this. But it doesn't have that setting.
But too be honest, early next week we will have finally got over the madness of the past month or so (we have shipped nearly as many orders over the past month than all year!!) , and will be preparing for Force Friday, so simply do not have time to do this.
So I think what we will do is this. We will likely sell them bundled with a £100 credit note, for £124.95, so the Boba Figure will cost £24.95 as you will get a credit note for the balance. This way not going are we likely to discourage scalpers, but we will sell them to collectors, who can then use the £100 for Force Friday, and this goes some way to fulfilling the loyalty basis people are asking for.
Also this means you don't have to buy something you may not want (like The Thing Bundles) and only collectors are likely to buy them.
I know this will not please everyone, but the likelihood is, if we just list them and sold them for £24.95, they would sell out in less than two minutes, over sell by a few hundred figures or so, and cause everyone (including us) stress and hassle at missing out and processing cancellations, and create ill feeling, and unless you are in the right place at the right time, you will be likely to miss out any way.
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