Loading

Figures You Paid Too Much For?Figures You Paid Too Much For?Misc

Fabu_FiguresFabu_FiguresVor 2 Monaten
Figures prices can rise and fall on a dime, and keeping up with shipping costs and import fees can be a nightmare. I recently purchased ITEM #313397 from Ebay, since she was only $100...except the price was in USD, and I was stupid enough to not notice until I had looked over the purchase the next day (I'm Canadian, so -_-)

Then I get an email from DHL asking for a $35 DOLLAR IMPORT FEE on top of the $130 CAD I had paid. I was feeling really down and needed a pick-me-up, so I gave in, and she's just arrived this hour. I love her for sure, but DANG was I not ready to pay so much for a figure no taller than a pencil.

How about you guys? Ever found a figure costing way more than you wanted to pay? Did you go through with the purchase, or did you wait until prices dropped (like I should have)?
1,409 Hits • 5 Favouriten37 Kommentare

Kommentare37

The figure where I broke my own rule was ITEM #297589

My rule is never pay more then 10-20% of the retail prices.

I bought her last month for 32000 Yen ~290$ ~ 250€ new unopened with shipping. I live in Germany and it cost me with import taxes 310€. Her retail price in Germany was about 180-190€. SO paid more than 1.6 of the retail price.

Well it's the price for starting with this Hobby to late :(

I decided to broke my rule because i though she would be more valuable in the future because Aniplex usually never rerelase figures and 270$ for a brand new Shiki figure is still a fair price. Beside that, this character is one of my favorite character and there no really good figure out there except this one.

But after hearing Aniplex Plus is rereleasing limited figure like the Zero Two and Bunny Senpai figure, which they do for the first time, the feeling of a good investment now turns over :D
Vor 2 Monaten
reconVor 2 Monaten#99999557I think someone at DHL hates me specifically, I haven’t got to skip payments since like, May or June. Also the amount is kinda on a whim, my friend and I bought the same figure, and his payment cost less??? Right?! I get import fees half the time, without rhyme or reason 0_0 I just don't know what's going on behind the scenes ;-;
Vor 2 Monaten
marmereVor 2 Monaten#99999405This isn’t that bad compared to others, but when I first started collecting, I clowned on ITEM #370230 for $110. Now I see him all the time for around $80. Sad times but I’ve learned my lesson. Ah, yes, the only ever Chinese bootleg I've received. I bought him for $40 CAD, and he came missing a neck joint and with two left hands XD Glad you only paid a bit above the regular price - and actually got a real one!
Vor 2 Monaten
Fabu_FiguresVor 2 Monaten#99997969WHY, CANADA, WHY???
It's like a 50/50 chance, too. Sometimes DHL demands import fees, other times not. It's hard to get a grasp on how much I'm really paying for a figure until it nears the country ;-;

I think someone at DHL hates me specifically, I haven’t got to skip payments since like, May or June. Also the amount is kinda on a whim, my friend and I bought the same figure, and his payment cost less???
Vor 2 Monaten
This isn’t that bad compared to others, but when I first started collecting, I clowned on ITEM #370230 for $110. Now I see him all the time for around $80. Sad times but I’ve learned my lesson.
Vor 2 Monaten
reconVor 2 Monaten#99959204Canadian here too, I go out of my way to make SURE I don’t get scammed, and DHL still finds a way to scam me. It's a cruel, cruel world for figure collectors ;-;
Vor 2 Monaten
takiutoVor 2 Monaten#99959375i tried going through usps and germany post office and calling a shit ton to get money back but my mom had surgery and i kinda just gave up at that point- BUT it was the back wing and i dont even think or see it when i look at her which im sooo glad it was the back wing or else i wouldve unleashed hell
one day i wanna get another one!! if im lucky enough to even come across another sheesh
I'm so sorry you had to deal with that! I really wish postal companies would keep on top of these sort of things better. A shame you lost your money like that. I hope you can find a replacement for a much better cost!
Vor 2 Monaten
AtsunomeVor 2 Monaten#99959622My unrivalled record is ITEM #451821. 31,000 yen. Yeah, you read that right. I had been searching for her for months and finally found her…. THEN TWO DAYS LATER SHE SHOWS UP ON AMIAMI FOR 18,000 YEN. Now my wallet is crying ;-;
Oh, forgot to that this was without shipping-
You poor thing! This is why I'm always worried about purchasing expansive figures. Like, what if they show up for half the price the very next day?! Collecting is fun, but it can be so nerve-wracking, too XD
Vor 2 Monaten
gnocchiVor 2 Monaten#99992760Import fees to Canada are ridiculous, as a fellow Canadian I feel you. I don't want to think about how much I've spent in import fees alone this year (probably $300-400+ if I think about it. Ugh.) WHY, CANADA, WHY???

It's like a 50/50 chance, too. Sometimes DHL demands import fees, other times not. It's hard to get a grasp on how much I'm really paying for a figure until it nears the country ;-;
Vor 2 Monaten
About 60€ for ITEM #401018
Bought this figure back then at a big con in Germany. At that time I did not have mutch knowlegde about figures and did not know that I have paid virtually twice the amount for a Price figure.

And years later 190€ for ITEM #307544
This was an impulse buy. I really wanted a Rin figure and found this at the same con. The price was about 40€ higher than the normal price, meanwhile it costs about 200€ in the aftermarket. So not a big mistake in the end.
Vor 2 Monaten
Japan's #1 Collector Toy Company

Über diesen Blog

Mehr von Fabu_Figures+

Ähnliche Artikel

Tags0

Entsprechende Clubs