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    Vendor Costume Prices....

    All,
    Well I am working on my ROTJ Fett costume and won't be completed until probably when Episode VII comes out next November. So as we approach this long awaited date and the Buzz hits the TV screens. Do you think the vendors will jack up prices due to a new Star Wars movie and especially when the new spin off Boba Fett movie comes out in 2018. My guess is everyone including vendors will sell costume parts and memorabilia at a higher price.
    Last edited by coastlineamps; Jan 21, 2014 at 3:47 PM.

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    Re: Vendor Costume Prices....

    Buy what you need for your costume.

    It you decide to buy more than that, with the intention of selling them to others to make a profit, then you're a reseller, frowned upon in this hobby/community.

    Essentially, you will be robbing vendors of their rightfully-deserved profit (which often isn't all that much), and you will be making money off of their craftmanship.

    If you do what you're proposing, you're gonna have a bad time around here.

    I consider your post a low point in the upcoming release of the new movies.

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    Re: Vendor Costume Prices....

    Go ahead and get some items for the zombie apocalypse as well....

    Definitely not the type of enthusiasm typically shared around here.

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    Vendor Costume Prices....

    I'm new here and I've purchased numerous items from people on this board and everyone has been more than fair, helpful and friendly especially the man above me. Maybe you should stick to EBay


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    Re: Vendor Costume Prices....

    BobaTheMandalor said: View Post
    I'm new here and I've purchased numerous items from people on this board and everyone has been more than fair, helpful and friendly especially the man above me. Maybe you should stick to EBay


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    Re: Vendor Costume Prices....

    Thank you for the advice I will look into that


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    Re: Vendor Costume Prices....

    Unless I'm missing something, the OP didn't state an intention to purchase gear now and later resell for higher prices. He/she simply asked if we think prices will go up as the buzz builds for Episode VII (which the OP got the date wrong on as it's been confirmed for Dec. 8, 2015) and the subsequent spin off films. I think my short answer is that some vendors will raise prices as interest grows, but it will be business as usual for many of those on this site. There are always unscrupulous vendors that will be try to make extra buck when they can, but those seem to get weeded out here pretty quickly.

    I just noticed that the first post was edited, so I hope the intention to resell was originally included.

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    Re: Vendor Costume Prices....

    Bounty1138 said: View Post
    Unless I'm missing something, the OP didn't state an intention to purchase gear now and later resell for higher prices. He/she simply asked if we think prices will go up as the buzz builds for Episode VII (which the OP got the date wrong on as it's been confirmed for Dec. 8, 2015) and the subsequent spin off films. I think my short answer is that some vendors will raise prices as interest grows, but it will be business as usual for many of those on this site. There are always unscrupulous vendors that will be try to make extra buck when they can, but those seem to get weeded out here pretty quickly.

    I just noticed that the first post was edited, so I hope the intention to resell was originally included.
    Yes but people shouldn't keep ranting on it. You all made the point so we can move on now...

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    Re: Vendor Costume Prices....

    Maybe I missed something, but Bounty1138 answered your original question, truthfully and honestly, as did BobatheMandalore, why the attitude?

    ..and for the record, no i dont think vendors will raise their prices, most of them dont make items for the money, and more for the love of the character
    Last edited by Darth Voorhees; Jan 21, 2014 at 6:07 PM.

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    Re: Vendor Costume Prices....

    In that case, I recant my defending of your original post.

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    Re: Vendor Costume Prices....

    He posted his question about vendors raising their prices. Then he said that he wanted to stockpile for the upcoming 'big sell off,' absolutely talking about buying up everything he can to turn a profit when the new movies are released. Syllander and I replied before he edited the 'selling others' work' part out. It's fairly obvious from if you reread my post.

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    Re: Vendor Costume Prices....

    He also asked for thoughts. So we gave some. Not meant to be nasty, but it's what I was thinking about it. Doesn't make anyone a bad guy, but this is a public forum so some things get invited if the door is open.
    Last edited by syllander; Jan 21, 2014 at 8:25 PM.

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    yea i didnt see his post before he edited it. Guess he didnt like the answers he got.

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    Re: Vendor Costume Prices....

    I'm sure it wouldn't be that good of a way to make money in the first place!

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    Re: Vendor Costume Prices....

    I personally have no intentions of raising my prices with the new movie coming out. I find that to be the worst thing someone can do is to capitalize on a trend. As stated above, vendors do what they do for the love of the hobby, costume and community, not for strictly profit alone (although that does come into the equation, and I'd be lying if I said that it doesn't).

    New movies, games or anything else of that nature has nothing to with and does not dictate how I price my stuff. As with many vendors, price is determined by many factors - cost of supplies, use of our equipment to make said product, our skills, labor and talent (as well as difficulty of sculpt), and the difficulty level of producing certain items. Sometimes the cost of supplies (like plastic, which is driven by the petroleum market) forces us to raise our prices and that's something beyond our control obviously.
    Other than that, I don't see any vendors here raising their prices due to the new movie coming out. Just my $.02

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    Vendor Costume Prices....

    ^^
    VERY well stated. And completely agreed with
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    i agree with RKD and FP 100%

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    Re: Vendor Costume Prices....

    Yet another aspect to interject here.... The reputable vendors( who do happen to be business guys) are a PART of this community...

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    I'm gonna make guys battle gladiator style just to place an order!
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    I'm in, where do I sign up Woody!

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    Holy ****. I actually LOL'd at that one

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    Re: Vendor Costume Prices....

    woodman said: View Post
    I'm gonna make guys battle gladiator style just to place an order!
    I'm in.

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    THUNDER DOME!
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    Re: Vendor Costume Prices....

    Two go in, only one comes out.....with wookiee braids.

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    Re: Vendor Costume Prices....

    Lol. So who is going to be master blaster and Tina turner?

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