Beyblades supplier needed

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balkanboy
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23 Aug 11 12:03:54 am
Hi,

I am looking for a drop shipper in US that sells beyblades.

Example:

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Thanks

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irene_salehoo
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23 Aug 11 12:48:51 am
Hi balkanboy,

Welcome to SaleHoo!

Hasbro's Beyblades are easily available at it's authorized retailers in the USA -

at Kmart, Walmart, Target, ToysRUs and online at Amazon, at
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so customers will only purchase from any other existing online store that offers the same original products at prices LOWER that can be offered by these authorized distributors.

I can see that Link hidden: Login to view sells Lightning L-Drago Mini-Top Keychain - Beyblades Metal Fusion Series #2 at $20.99, which is twice the price buyers will pay for the same item directly from Link hidden: Login to view at $9.99

I tried to locate any other possible source that can drop ship these products, but sorry there are none, except for the ones from China (which are obviously not authentic).

For best pricing, you may order from Link hidden: Login to view who can supply them at wholesale orders, and this supplier is listed in our directory.

Hope this helps. :)


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fm1234
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30 Aug 11 03:49:47 pm
Irene,


Hasbro's Beyblades are easily available at it's authorized retailers in the USA


LOL, next time I go to Wal-Mart I'll take you a picture of their Beyblade shelf. It is and remains 2/3 empty at all times. My son is real into these things, and I think I understand why they are so hard in practice to actually buy: the individual parts of the tops are largely interchangeable, and unlike a lot of competitive toys we have found through experimentation that different parts really do make a difference in "battle" with other tops. So you have kids out grabbing one top to get its point, and another to get its blade/shield, and a third one because the stickers are cool, and then putting them together to make one custom top.

Obviously, with Hasbro having the tops available online, it's kind of a head-scratcher why the stores seem to be having a hard time keeping them, but even with them being on Amazon directly, there are Amazon sellers selling certain models for 2-3x their retail cost, because kids want the parts. There's a kid-safe online community where kids can talk about what parts they're using, and build virtual models of their custom tops and have "battled" online. Despite having been around for a long time, Beyblades are just suddenly blowing up in America, and it isn't suprising to find some online sellers offering certain models at what seem like high prices (not sure about this particular site, selling stuff that is in-stock at the Hasbro site for 2x retail, but I just mean, in general, there are some known factors pushing demand right now, like the growing online community and the tendency to scavenge parts off of different tops.)


Frank


"Failure is not when you fall down. Failure is when you don't get back up."

--J.J. Luna
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irene_salehoo
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1 Sep 11 06:07:17 am
Beyblades are just suddenly blowing up in America, and it isn't suprising to find some online sellers offering certain models at what seem like high prices (not sure about this particular site, selling stuff that is in-stock at the Hasbro site for 2x retail, but I just mean, in general, there are some known factors pushing demand right now, like the growing online community and the tendency to scavenge parts off of different tops.)

Frank


Thanks Frank! That figures. :)


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fm1234
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2 Sep 11 02:04:23 pm
I will also add that these things are completely, insanely addictive. It's ... a kid's top ... with a ripcord. One would not think it could be so compelling. But we play with them all the time, he and I, and the temptation to go buy four or five more so that we can "experiment" with parts combinations is extremely hard to fight. I think this is a toy sold not to kids, but to gadget-loving and gearhead dads. Since I am both those things, we're screwed.


"Failure is not when you fall down. Failure is when you don't get back up."

--J.J. Luna

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