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Amazon has these listed for $100 with prime shipping.
The MSRP on this is not $143 thats outrageous.
including shipping on this, its only $10 cheaper than amazon and would take four times as long to get here.
This isn't a deal.
Do you understand what MSRP is? The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price? 143$ actually IS MSRP for Pokémon booster boxes. Does that mean that's what they're sold for? No. But there are places, such as my local Vintage Stock, that only sell things at MSRP. Also, you're effectively saying "10 dollars extra for faster shipping makes this an awful purchase." which, while your opinion, is simply untrue. Why so negative on a good service? I got four boxes at 90 ea with free two day shipping from another site, but I'm not going to say that you purchasing from Amazon is stupid.
I'm well aware of what MSRP means. Show me anywhere it says the MSRP for this particular box is $143 and i'll eat my words of it being outrageous. Because when i looked it up, i couldn't find anywhere let alone an official pokemon site where it said that.
The drop doesn't ship until the end of the month, so yeah 10 dollars for two day shipping is way better than ordering this and waiting 4 weeks or more for this.
What makes my opinion "untrue" regarding this?
Massdrop is a fine service when they have good deals. This one isn't.
If this drop had two-day shipping, even with the shipping cost, it would be a better deal then i could find elsewhere. But it doesn't, and as it stands, i can find this box elsewhere for a better deal, and get it much... MUCH sooner.
The thing is, I'm not sure that a regular person can even purchase booster boxes from Pokémon, they don't have them anywhere on their website, so the MSRP is calculated (an assumption, yes, but the only reasonable one) based on the MSRP of booster packs. Since they sell booster packs for 3.99 each, 3.99x 36 packs is equal to 143.74$. If you can find anywhere to attain booster boxes directly from the company as an individual for less than this price I invite you to show me. Additionally, your opinion is untrue because saving that amount of money is worth the wait to lots of people. Sure, you may have Amazon Prime and want to get your product as soon as possible, which is completely reasonable, but some people aren't in a financial situation that they can say the same and being frugal and saving money is essential. That makes saying that this isn't a deal untrue, because you are still saving money. Yes, Massdrop shipping isn't nearly as fast, but that's always been the case. No matter what, you'll get something faster from Amazon than you will here. If what you want is speed of shipping, then you should be aware this isn't the site for you.