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Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by CoOKiE, Aug 13, 2006.
I can concur Bear.
not only does it upset me that there are some kids who wont get one because of the outrageous prices that parents wont be able to afford... but also the fact that sesame workshop is a non-profit organization... something about Joe Blow making 240 dollars off a toy associated with a NPO really bothers me...yes, they are still getting their 40 dollars retail value... but something about it still really rubs me the wrong way
It's a crime is what it is and it's disgusting! That may be the one thing I really don't like about ebay. It's one thing in about 30 years to auction off the toy as a special classic collectors item, but when it has barely hit the stores yet. It's wrong!
Check this out, if you dare...
The 3,000,000 dollar one kills me.... earlier there was one for 2,000,000... apparently someone thought they needed to outdo that
It's like a crime of the heart, and it would be nice if some people had a cosience.
Wow Bear, that is just plain ridiculous!
my kids like elmo, so it wasn't a total waste of money... They actually grew to like the TMX tonight...when i first saw him in the first actions he made, i was like "this is what it did then" then he flew down into his doubled over postion, hitting me in the face... did i mention i was holding it... *just kidding*... wouldn't it be funny if someone actually did hold it in their palm, then activated it, not knowing what it did???
Repetition, Gotta love it.
Yeah, I know.
I wanted to read the whole page to see whether they were being auctioned for charity or not because some of them are and I can support that. However, when it is merely for personal profit, that is where I have the problem. I can't believe those prices.
I wish I could do something like buy a bunch of TMX's and resell them for a discounted price just to go against what these jerks are doing and then the kids of the world could have a nice toy without their parents having to go bankrupt.
sorry... i deleted it... Thanks for pointing that out
I'm just saying that somtimes it takes a whils to warm up to things. One minute kids dont like somthing, the next, thay do.
I agree, the one's for charity are great, but the one's for personal gain are just worng
I think thats a great Idea Bear. But it would be nice if they havd some kind of consideration like that.
I second that IlikeMuppets, great idea Bear!!
I got one today, but only just. About an hour later they were all sold out. It was really great to see that everyone only got one doll though. Guess the snipers stayed away from my Wal*Mart, good!
I don't have any kids yet, but if we ever do, I'm sure the little bugger will just LOVE Elmo (I don't especially care for him, but I'm not blind to his appeal for the younger kids and Sesame enthusiasts), so I want them to have that toy.
I haven't taken mine out of the box, but I did watch the CNN video. Pretty funny when he's saying: "Can't -- stop -- laughing!!!"
$5,000,000 for an Elmo doll...
This...This is insane...I...Wow...I really don't know what to say here...Just...Wow...
Eh, i can see alot of people are upset. But in the collector's point of view... this WILL be a rare toy once Christmas comes along. I bought one of the last 6, my mother bought two. One for my newphew... I bought him a little giggle ball with Elmo and Cookie's face on either side, i think hes going to like it... probably not as much as me though lol.
Anyway... the other one she bought was to make the money back. I'm planning to get one too, and make double, only to look at it as i got mine for free. I'm planning on going back to Wal-Mart when i can, and buy one so that i may resell it when theres none on the shelves in Dec. I'll have a cheal price, but if it gets high... i won't mind... thats out of my control really. I'll def start it at its reg price though, not $5,000,000.
I honestly don't think you can really blame the people for the price getting higher. THats the price they wanted to pay. I do think its crazy for them to start out at an alarming price, but if they start it low and it gets high, thats not their fault.
So, if i start it at its reg price, am i going to look like a bad guy around here?
I dont mean to come across as rude and correct me if I'm wrong, but doesnt being a colector involve holding on to something for loge periods of time because you lve it, and mayye even passing it down to someone you love one day. because it is of inportance and value?
If not, or if there's more to it, I guess I have some things to learn about Collecting.
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