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(02-20-2012 09:40 AM)all day baby Wrote: The Motion Picture Association of America? Responsibele for setting the ratings for movies?
Ok, I'm partially joking because I have never heard of MPAA before, except as what I said above. Exactly what is it?
(02-20-2012 10:49 AM)vinnie900 Wrote: he's talking about MAPP which is where panini prevents sites such as dacardworld from giving bonuses with their items like 2011 contenders for 30 days of the product's release
(02-20-2012 09:48 AM)ZeroDave Wrote: That is why I buy from DCS Sports Cards. They have their own shop but also sell online. They are authorized internet retailers for Panini, Topps and Upper Deck. I seem to get a better deal on boxes there than I would anywhere else.
(02-20-2012 11:54 AM)pbean Wrote: MAPP is pretty well an industry standard nowadays ..... pretty well everything you buy today has a "minimum" advertised price on it ..... this way all retailers can receive a decent profit on the products they sell.
I think it works to some extent, since most LCS's go wayyyyy over it anyways (at least in this area they do) and it keeps them at par with online sellers who don't have the overhead of a storefront, employees, etc.
Just my $.02
(02-20-2012 02:22 PM)mrgonzodad Wrote: The two shops up here in AK carry everything released, and the price is normally reasonable. Typically it is within $5 - $10 of getting stuff from online retailers. No ground service shipping usually means 2nd day air, so to get a box of Contenders would be around $150-$165. It's right at $139 at the store 5 minutes from my house. Which happens to be across the street from the biggest bar in Anchorage, a liquor store warehouse, and the theater pub.