MR CS Membership question!?!

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Howard, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. Howard

    Howard Sr Member

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    Hi all,

    Okay - with the news MR are producing an EE Han ANH blaster I've had no choice but to cough up the $79 (I'm in the U.K. so an extra $20 for shipping) to become a CS member.
    Great - no problem - it had to happen.

    Firstly - I'm a little bothered that MR chose to produce this ultimate (at the moment) replica as an EE replica, i.e. CS members can buy on a first come first served basis only.
    We / they know it's going to sell out in a few hours, and the public will not be able to pick one up through MR.
    The original replica was limited to 1500, and I picked up mine on eBay from a dealer in the U.S. First class service - no problems.
    I think MR should have produced this with an open ended edition size - allowing non-CS members the chance to upgrade this replica from the LE edition they have, as the LE will be made obsolete by the EE.

    Secondly, here's my email confirmation from MR upon 'joining' the CS:

    Product Name: 2006 Master Replicas Collectors Society Membership
    Quantity: 1
    Product Price: $59.95

    Product Name: Kit expected to ship in June
    Quantity: 1

    June. JUNE. :confused
    That's halfway through the 2006 year for a start, and exactly a third of the membership year (since purchase yesterday) my 'membership' is floating, with no membership number to use when I want make a purchase? :unsure

    Why couldn't MR provide me with a membership number along with the confirmation email, which told me my confirmation number?
    Come on - we all know collectors join the CS to enable them or order as members, and not for the membership kit (however nice it may be).
    If it's a case of, 'There's no membership kits available, so we won't charge your card before the product is available for shipping.' then hey - charge my card and give me a number to use, the kit can wait.
    Why the hell do I have to wait 4 months - is the $20 shipping for surface mail, and MR are estimating when my membership number will arrive? :D

    Looks like I'll be trying to pick up an EE Han ANH blaster on eBay once again - if it hits the open market before my 'membership kit' arrives.
    If that's the case, then I guess I'll cancel my CS membership and save the $79.

    Crazy situation.

  2. sapper36

    sapper36 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    June is just when the packet with the card & mini saber arrives - You'll have CS activated and Coupon codes to use in the next week or so.
  3. Howard

    Howard Sr Member

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    Thanks sapper - that's a relief. :)
    Just with they'd a told me that.

  4. Spheric Thor

    Spheric Thor Well-Known Member

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    You should also to be able to go to the Master Replicas web site and log on to your account. When you do the first page you see is the welcome to the Collectors Society Page with the coupon codes for discounts on various products.

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