This version of Snake Eyes is very cool, probably the best yet, IMHO. The only drawback is that he's gray instead of black, but it's still a cool figure and I plan on buying him. But there is one website out there where City Strike Snake Eyes is going for $34.99. To me that's major price gouging; a ripoff! I realize that this figure is "in demand", but when one of the sponsors of this website has this figure marked at that price I think it's insane. $20.00 is a fair price, but $34.99?! Come on! That's ridiculous. My eyes about popped out when I saw that!
This figure sells for, what, $7.99 or $8.99 at Target or Wal-Mart? So some people would actually be willing to shell out an extra $26.00/$27.00 just to have it NOW instead of patiently waiting for its mass release??? I have not personally found this in the stores yet where I live, but I know I will sometime in the near future. It'll eventually show up at the local stores, possibly in a few months, and then I'll snag it for the $7.99 or $8.99 that it's really worth. And then the dealer will probably have several of his $35.00 'City Strike Snake Eyes' left over in his basement or wherever he keeps them!
I've bought a few Joe figures and some other items over the past two or so years from this guy and felt like I paid a fair price for whatever I bought from him. I've always had great service and a speedy delivery time. Maybe he's trying to make a buck (or several is more like it), but I won't be buying CSSE from him. Trying to take advantage of people isn't right. Sorry if you don't agree, but you have to admit that price gouging is wrong. It's no different with gasoline prices when these gas stations gouge people when a hurricane or other disaster strikes.