(03-24-2012 08:13 PM)chrislucy72 Wrote: My problem as a store owner and casebreaker with panini is the lack of value out of their boxes, the problem is that the singles do not hold the same value as UD products in the secondary market. I have lost money on every Panini product that our store has cracked except score.
(03-24-2012 05:07 PM)rippinwax Wrote: 1.)It is not UD and their products,it comes down to Richard McWilliams, how this guys still has a job is beyond me. Not sure how the ownership/share thing works at UD, but he is the #1 reason why UD is in so much trouble.
2.)Panini needs to stick to soccer, or understand the different sports. Dominion was a fantastic product, especially for a first year release. We need some fresh blood with street experience running a shop, or a collector who can make them understand what people want. The Muirs etc. are now high and mighty and have lost sight of the hobby. Him leaving was unfortunate, but needed to be done. Who knows what is going on behind the scenes and changes may be in the works, but who knows.
Just my 2 cents worth peeps!
(03-24-2012 07:58 PM)bonnev659 Wrote: correct me if i am wrong but didn't UD try to buy tops way back when?
(03-24-2012 10:03 PM)madmack29 Wrote: If I recall correctly, he is the reason that UD International sued UD US last year. There were some issues with unauthorized reproductions of foreign Yu Gi Oh cards being made for the US product. They borrowed money from UDI to pay their settlement and did not pay them back.
Sounds like a pattern of bad business decisions.
Maybe that is why Panini got a license after all those years of UD being the only card maker.
(03-24-2012 11:32 PM)rippinwax Wrote: I could not agree with you more. I crack an obscene amount of wax and Panini this year is horrible. Last years products were not too bad, but this year no wonder Muir got ran off......horrible horrible stuff.
(03-25-2012 09:17 AM)hckydv7 Wrote: In Panini Blog most recent box break of NHL product, Muir was there. Not sure if he never left or came back.
(03-27-2012 02:42 PM)chrislucy72 Wrote: Ok Well Upper Deck took Payment today for Game Used, so that should be out on 4-10-12