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Worst Deal You've Ever Gotten When Buying Bionicle

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#1 Offline ToaofIron

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Posted Mar 21 2012 - 08:33 PM

I remember once i bought a toa norik online, but the rhotuka wouldn't fire. I looked at the ripcord, and it had no teeth! I ended up buying one off my friend, so a $20 set turned into a $25 because he tried to rip me off. what's the cheapest thing that's happened to you when buying bionicle?
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#2 Offline Rarity

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Posted Mar 21 2012 - 08:36 PM

Paying full price.Yup, I've never gotten screwed.
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#3 Offline Black Six

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Posted Mar 21 2012 - 09:26 PM

Moving to Banter & Promotions...
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#4 Offline Peach 00

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Posted Mar 21 2012 - 09:56 PM

About $165 for all six Toa Nuva in 2008 with some missing parts, and then two days later, I see a deal for all six, including a few extra masks, and even two more Toa Nuva with it for extra parts and masks. Price? $82.50. Not kidding when I'm saying it was half price.
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#5 Offline ankyfdarkness

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Posted Mar 22 2012 - 01:38 AM

Never really been at the end of any bad deals.
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#6 Offline Lontra Canadensis

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Posted Mar 22 2012 - 02:29 AM

Well, there was this one incident in 2007...Don't get me wrong, I thought Hahli's set was nice...but those bloody lime-green pieces always fell apart. Always.
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Posted Mar 22 2012 - 03:57 AM

Found a Gukko and Jaller set online for $30. I didn't have any money and the item was about to end. I go to a friend's house and my mom decided to order it for me since I didn't have the money for it and I would pay her back. Turns out she ordered the wrong one. Now I have Jaller and a half built gukko which is missing 60% of it's parts.
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#8 Offline Damaracx Caratas Xarian

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Posted Mar 22 2012 - 08:57 AM

The worst deal I got was from TRU they sell the Bionicle and HF character for 2$ more then they do at Walmart with some sets.
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#9 Offline Cratak

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Posted Mar 22 2012 - 11:08 AM

Just once, and that was at TRU for the Space Police's biggest starship. I got it for $105, but when I opened the box, I realized that most of it was just big peices. I should probably have done some research. :bucktooth:
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#10 Offline Sir Guurahk The Third

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Posted Mar 23 2012 - 03:15 PM

I went to my regular HF shop, and found Witch Doctor at 39.990!!!!! I wnet to a supermarket and found it at 29.990!!!!!! WHAT?! 10.000 DIFFERENCE!!!!! Buyed none of them, though :voyanui:

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Posted Mar 23 2012 - 04:07 PM

The worst I've experienced was receiving a gold Vahi with the stench of smoke so strong it could not be easily removed. And on top of that, it was bent. The smoke I found out about because of peer reviews. The bending was probably because of her horrible packing job.I haven't experienced anything else bad so far, but I've barely begun to scratch the surface of dealing with single people instead of buying at retail. As I continue, I wouldn't be surprised if I get another raw deal. They just happen.~|ET|~
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#12 Offline Scrash

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Posted Mar 23 2012 - 05:45 PM

I paid about ten dollars in a bidding for the Klakk set way back when. From 2009 and on, it went for about six bucks, shipped, on Bricklink.
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#13 Offline Tech Warrior

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Posted Apr 08 2012 - 06:15 PM

I don't know if this counts but...Got a great deal on Vultraz: $15 brand new....Turns out, the guy never shipped it (bought it a few months ago). I was robbed pretty much.Also, I let a $20 new Maxilos and Spinax pass by. Regret. :P Ended up paying $30 for a used one later on.
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#14 Offline Kopekemaster

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Posted Apr 15 2012 - 03:36 PM

Well, I have seen some pretty bad deals at Wal-Mart, Borders, etc. But the worst one I have had is probably when my friend gave me some Bionicle sets/pieces, then came over later and took most of them back. It stunk.
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