Quoted from kvan99:
Wow Ice, if they're turning off buyers like you then they really need to question their marketing tactics.
It's just a combination of a couple of things.
Stern announces an exciting 30th yr anniversary pin and a theme I really love.
The first story was hey, we are still putting the BOM together and we aren't sure how much it will cost but we need you to put your deposit down to lock in the game. Ok, I went for it knowing full well it wasn't the smartest thing in the world to do.
As we rush to jump in, make videos to get a chance to buy an SLE, we are told the LE will come in at around "$8500 or so"
They lock in the deposits, gather all of the "indications of interest" and then decide to price it at $9500. Ok, I'm still in, clearly they want to take out the flipper and capture ALL of the profit. I get it, grab my ankles and assume the position and go with it. Still excited about the pin.
Then we start to hear "rumors" floating around about how much trouble Heighway is in and no way should anyone send any $$ to them. Seems like dirty sleazy BS to me.
And now we get the new Gary revelation, another 50 SLE's, I could care less about who or why anybody wants to drop $15k on another 50 pins but to me its that combined with Heighway and TWD no premium BS that is disappointing but i guess par for the course.
They might have F ed themselves this time. They did with the SM VE pricing.
If BM66 doesn't deliver at a time when Alien and Lawlor are coming out, where you get MORE for your $$$, then yeah, they have F ed up.
I love my Sterns pins, but "fickle" is my new middle name.