For me it all boils down to shipping costs. I can't, for the life of me, order two figures and having to pay the price of a third one just for shipping them out so that I can receive them 20 days later. That is ridiculous. And Toyguru saying they were actually losing on the shipping? Sure, if DR is taking its cut from shipping, how aren't you losing money there? Just change the retailer, lower the shipping, and there you'll be on your way to having some people back on the line.
I can't understand how I can buy a $200 figure from someone like Sideshow Collectibles and get charged $10 for shipping for an 8 lbs. package and then going to Matty, buying two $27 figures and get charged $30 for shipping fr a 1.5 lbs. package. It's ridiculous and it doesn't make sense.
I would have bought Griffin and Horde Prime this past sale, 'cause I missed them when they were on sale before, but with those insane shipping prices? Forget about it. I could also go for a Faker this upcoming sale, but paying $27 for a figure that was released for $20 some years back is also a kick in the nuts. So no, I'm not playing that way. I'll get what I really need and pass on the rest. That means no Octavia, no Karatti, no FFM, no Snake Face, and no previously sold figures coming back with a higher price point.