NC Potter Wands more on E-bay than direct?!?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Gytheran, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. Gytheran

    Gytheran Sr Member

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    Does Noble charge their retailers MSRP for theeir replica wands? Why are they MORE expensive on E-bay than getting them directly from Noble?
     
  2. RedTwoX

    RedTwoX Sr Member

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    I noticed this too and was wondering about it. If you were interested in being a retailer would you really go through with it if you had to pay MSRP? What would be the customers incentive to buy from you when they can go to the source for less? You would be banking on the customer being ignorant of the source. An established retailer might be able to charge more because of customer loyality from an existing clientel, but that's only going to go so far. I'm at a loss for another explination though, because the vast majority of the available auctions are above MSRP.

    Any else have a theory?
     
  3. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    My theory is that your average eBay person doesn't know about the existance of Noble as a buy-direct company. I bought a Hermione wand for a friend and she had no idea I could order it directly.
    tif
     
  4. Aegis159

    Aegis159 Sr Member

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    I used to be a retailer for Noble...

    Their pricing for retailers can be hit or miss when it comes to any kind of price discount. It all depends on what you're ordering. I remember having pretty good discounts on some swords that we used to get through them, and then having to pay pretty close to or right at retail for any Civil War pieces they had.... but I do find it wierd that people on Ebay charge double usually for something any Joe Shmoe can order directly from NC..... :unsure
     
  5. Swedolorian

    Swedolorian New Member

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    NC doesn't ship to Europe...
    That can be one reason.
     
  6. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Noble doesn't currently offer any kind of wholesale pricing on anything other than the LOTR jewelry. :(
     
  7. MarkG

    MarkG Well-Known Member

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    NC.co.uk does... although they don't offer any kind of warranty/insurance.
     

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