You get the stuff just like everyone else: show up to the park and buy it in person.When Disney only makes things available one way, they encourage the behavior you are condemning. As a fan out of state, how else could I ever get any of this stuff?
Well I am here now. I bought over $2000 in merch from this event. There are 4 pops. 1 has been released. The others will come in later weeks. So I should fly down and pay for hotels for each $20 pop?You get the stuff just like everyone else: show up to the park and buy it in person.
If an item is released and intended only for people at certain events, or who are in the park at certain times... but someone decides they don’t want to attend the event, or be in the park at that certain time, but still wants the item… that creates the market.
If anyone, local or out-of-state, wants a limited edition item that is only released at a certain event or at a certain time, then that person needs to make arrangements to be there when it is available. And if they aren’t there, then they don’t get it no matter how bad they want it. That’s the whole point.
It’s fun to have special items that commemorate an event or a special time... but the people who are willing to pay money to get these items, even though they weren’t there or part of the event is what creates the market, which incentivizes lowlifes to buy up a bunch of the items, and then turn around and resell them. Which means some people who are legitimately there, might miss out.
Disney is not perfect (see Galaxy’s Edge merchandise stock) but blaming them for creating limited edition items is silly because the alternative is having everything available everywhere to everyone… which would basically be the end of specialized merchandise.
So how do you get it as an out-of-state fan? You don’t. Unless you show up. Just like everyone else.
I can see where you're coming from with the pops being trickled out instead of released all at once. And the idea of a personal shopper who is going to pick up a few things and ship them doesn't sound so bad.Well I am here now. I bought over $2000 in merch from this event. There are 4 pops. 1 has been released. The others will come in later weeks. So I should fly down and pay for hotels for each $20 pop?
Or just leave it so all the spoiled locals can buy everything?
So glad Disney keeps raising pass holder prices and blocking out more and more days. This was a great trip, and one big reason for that was all the locals locked out.
Meanwhile I’ll keep my personal shoppers on speed dial. I’ve already put in my orders for the other 3 pops and even though I’m not going to d23 there is merchandise from there that already has my name on it and there’s a bag of pins that I got from the haunted mansion 50th that I picked up for the person that is getting me the stuff from d23