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Old 09-12-2011, 12:03 PM   #121
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I placed my order online for Mulan at 12:10 PST according to the time stamp on my order - when I woke up this morning couldn't believe they already sold out - glad I set the alarm to wake up in the middle of the night - guess I'll be doing that for the next 6 weeks!

There is a list of stores on facebook for those that missed out - just call around until you find them in stock and they will ship to you, that's how I was able to obtain Ariel, Cinderella and Belle last week.

I can tell you already the stores in Oregon which have no sales tax cause I tried them last week WILL NOT ship
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:12 PM   #122
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I can tell you already the stores in Oregon which have no sales tax cause I tried them last week WILL NOT ship
Good to know! I suppose it's due to the tax laws (or lack of sales tax in Oregon).
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:16 PM   #123
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I saw that availability in the UK Disney Stores is a lot better than here! They still seem to have all dolls. I am super lucky to be from the UK, so I know if I ever struggle here, at least I could perhaps get one shipped to my Mum. Hoping it's not going to come to that though.

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Old 09-12-2011, 01:37 PM   #124
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Would anyone in the UK (or Europe) be willing to ship to me if I have them sent to you? I've called a ton of stores and not only do they not have any (which I expected), their waiting lists are 20-30 people long.....
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:48 PM   #125
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Good to know! I suppose it's due to the tax laws (or lack of sales tax in Oregon).
Nope actually the manager said they were following corporate policy as stated on facebook that they won't ship or hold limited edition merchandise.

Actually if you order from another state you aren't supposed to be charged the sales tax of that state anyway but Disney Stores still charged me anyway and there isn't even a store here either. It's just like when you order from DLR or WDW you don't pay sales tax on shipments unless you live in either CA or FL.
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:50 PM   #126
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Nope actually the manager said they were following corporate policy as stated on facebook that they won't ship or hold limited edition merchandise.

Actually if you order from another state you aren't supposed to be charged the sales tax of that state anyway but Disney Stores still charged me anyway and there isn't even a store here either. It's just like when you order from DLR or WDW you don't pay sales tax on shipments unless you live in either CA or FL.
I think they're supposed to charge sales tax if you have a Disney Store in your state. The reason why that doesn't happen with WDW or DL is that those locations aren't apart of the Disney Store "chain" (even though their owned by the same parent group), so no sales tax collection is required.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:23 PM   #127
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I was at one of the Oregon stores this AM and you wouldn't have been able to get one anyway, regardless of the shipping policy. I was #6 in line and there were at LEAST 10-12 people behind me. Most people bought 2; they were out by the 8th person in line.

This is getting insane and it is frustrating to me, just a casual (VERY casual) collector of Disney items. Of any items.

Does anyone know the exact time they showed up on the Disney Store website, and what time zone you are in? I checked at 12:10 or so Pacific time and she wasn't up yet. Thanks~
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:25 PM   #128
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Nope actually the manager said they were following corporate policy as stated on facebook that they won't ship or hold limited edition merchandise.

Actually if you order from another state you aren't supposed to be charged the sales tax of that state anyway but Disney Stores still charged me anyway and there isn't even a store here either. It's just like when you order from DLR or WDW you don't pay sales tax on shipments unless you live in either CA or FL.
Oh, I see! I did notice that they put on facebook with the list of participaing stores that the stores would not be taking phone orders or holds for LE items, but obviously, not every store does that, for better or for worse. I know that some people have been able to fill out their collections because some stores were willing to even ship interstate, so it is what it is! In any case, Oregon is a dead-zone for last resort efforts!
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:28 PM   #129
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On the one hand, I want to say: "Unbelieveable!" But it is believeable, given the trends set by the Ariel and Belle dolls. It appears that Mulan sold out online in a matter of a few hours! I hope it doesn't get any worse for the remaining 6 dolls for the actual collectors out there, because this is terrible!

It appears to me that a few things are going on here: 1.) Collectors are submitting their purchase orders more quickly out of fear that they won't be able to get the dolls, 2.) the eBay-type sellers have realized that the dolls are in demand with limited availability and buying the dolls en masse (if you go on eBay, it's pretty easy to pick out which sellers bought multiple dolls for sale, because their listings are all identical, pictures, wording, and all), and 3.) I am also assuming that Disney may be distributing a few more dolls to the stores that are selling them, either in their initial shipments or in a secondary shipment a few days after release.

I wish Disney's online store could somehow recognize duplicate shipping addresses or payment cards in relation to the dolls, and then hold people to only 2 dolls per household. I am convinced that the people buying to only turn a profit (I'm not talking about someone who collects one and buys a second to maybe sell), are placing one order after another online.
Agreed- I had a greedy ebay seller in front of me in line and I seriously wanted to punch him. So not fair for just genuine Disney lovers out there who want ONE to collect. There were other ebay people late in line and I wanted to say HA HA HA, but I held my tongue. I have the first four, and I'm ready to give up on a few of the princesses who I don't care about. But I do really, really, want Pocohantas, Rapunzel, Snow White & Jasmine. Aurora looks strange to me- that HAIR. And tiana's dress isn't special enough or unique enough for me to want her. At least that's two Sunday nights where I won't stay up early.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:58 PM   #130
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I think they're supposed to charge sales tax if you have a Disney Store in your state. The reason why that doesn't happen with WDW or DL is that those locations aren't apart of the Disney Store "chain" (even though their owned by the same parent group), so no sales tax collection is required.
If the merchandise is being shipped out of state then you aren't supposed to pay sales tax (you are supposed to pay your state's sales tax when you file your tax return - on the line they have about internet, catalog, or any other purchases you made where sales tax wasn't paid) if there is no business presence in your state. If they have a business presence in the state you live in then they would collect the state's sales tax amount for where the item is being shipped to.

It's just like when you order online from Disney it ships from TN but they collect the sales tax where the guest lives if they have a business presence in the state where it's being shipped. Since there is no Disney store here where I live I don't pay sales tax for online orders, but pay it when I file my taxes. Same goes for WDW or DL they only charge sales tax on guest orders where the shipment is going to CA or FL as they have a business presence in CA & FL.

Can you tell that I am an accountant and deal with this all the time!!! LOL You wouldn't believe how many business out there incorrectly bill for sales tax on shipments going out of state.

But anyway I was just happy to get the dolls that the little bit extra wasn't any big deal and I'll just apply it to my tax return.
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Does anyone know the exact time they showed up on the Disney Store website, and what time zone you are in? I checked at 12:10 or so Pacific time and she wasn't up yet. Thanks~
I placed my order at 12:10:41 pacific according to the date stamp on my order
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:11 PM   #132
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Its 530PST and when I try ordering Mulan it says "The product you have selected cannot be purchased at this time."
It was 5:30 am EST when I ordered her.

The ebay sales are definitely getting out of hand and I feel fortunate to have been able to get her this morning at regular price. It does make me nervous because I do still want to try for Pocahontas and Jasmine, but I am afraid by then the hype will be fever pitch.

There are already a couple Snow White "pre sales" on ebay.

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Old 09-12-2011, 05:58 PM   #133
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Online sales, from what I am seeing, start at 12am Pacific (so 3am EST)

I got my doll a little before 6am EST. Looks like I'll be needing to get up earlier if I want to be sure of getting each doll, even then I'm not sure!!
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:29 PM   #134
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Ariel??

Does anyone have an extra Ariel doll they would be willing to trade for Mulan or sell it for a reasonable price? That is the only on we are missing from the collection since our Disney store opened the week after she came out!
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I wish Ebay did not allow "presales" like this, it is so annoying.

those "presellers" just have the item shipped direct to the buyer, and usually do not even pay shipping.
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