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TRU - 50% Off 6 Sets

Just got an e-mail. TRU is offering 50% off the following sets 12/18 through 12/20, in store only:

70400 - Forest Ambush
4630 - Build and Play Box
4200 - Mining 4x4
9496 - Desert Skiff
10661 - My First LEGO Fire Station
70703 - Star Slicer

margot

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  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,874
    FREE MYSTERY MINIFIG WITH PURCHASE - ummm, but look at the details...

    Online Only! FREE Mega Bloks Halo Micro Action Figure with Purchase! - (Details)
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Tomorrow?

    Ugg, today is the day I have time to go over there, but if they won't honor it tonight, blah...
  • BTHodgemanBTHodgeman Member Posts: 622
    Yeah, starts tomorrow according to the e-mail.

    I think I'll check it out tomorrow. Double Rewards points tomorrow too.

    The only thing I'd be interested in is Forest Ambush. Last time I was in the store, it was priced $12.99. TRU.com is showing the 'regular' price as $14.99, so I'm guessing the stores will have raised it for the sale...
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    Oh well, maybe someone else will have a chance then....
  • allmybricksallmybricks Member Posts: 156
    #70703 is a TRU exclusive - hopefully that will be around $22.50
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 USAMember Posts: 915
    Did anyone make it over to find out about these? Somehow they did not send me this email yet. I will most likely stop by after work and see what's up.
  • StillBuildingStillBuilding Member Posts: 23
    Yes, did get the #70703 Star Slicer for $22.50. Didn't check the others.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,740
    The store I went to today was sold out of two of the sets.
  • PoochyPoochy USAMember Posts: 479
    edited December 2013
    ^ & ^^ Went to a couple of TRUs this morning to look for #70400. Only one had the 50% sale signs up. The other did not have any signs, but the items did scan correctly ($7.49).
  • starfailurestarfailure Member Posts: 138
    9496 Desert Skiff was $17.49. not 50% off.
    A few small Super Heroes sets were $10. ($13 sets that TRU marks up to $16.99)
    Also, plenty of Tonto Campfires and Lake Town Guards.

  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,239
    ^ I think that is 50% off their regular price.
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,733
    My store had a huge pile of #4630 in the center of an aisle, marked 50% off ($40). They also had #9496 advertised 50% off, but the normal price was $35, so I passed (I could swear it was $30 last time I was there). I didn't see any of the other sets but didn't specifically look for them, either.
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 680
    My TRU only had a few of the #4200 Mining 4x4 and 1 #70400 and new Tonto Campfires. No Lake Town Guards and a few overpriced Disney and new Friends sets. Seems like TRU has a left brain, right brain, pull-pull dilemma on pricing. This TRU has all their Lone Ranger stuff out on endcaps saying "SALE TODAY ONLY". So I scanned the Constitution Train because it said it was priced $129.99 to see if by chance it was still 50% off...nope...now $134.99 on sale for $109.99. TLR Mine..$99.99 on sale for $79.99
  • mrseatlemrseatle Member Posts: 410
    I stopped in and saw a guy stocking the Thanksgiving Turkey polybag. Kinda cute, so I ask about it, then he showed me the Lego Movie minifigs! He said they can't sell them yet. They finally had the town guard Hobbit polybag too.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,874
    ^Glad to see they are getting ahead for next Thanksgiving. Birdbrains.
  • BTHodgemanBTHodgeman Member Posts: 622
    ^ & ^^ - My TRU still has hundreds of the Halloween Witch on pegs in the Lego section. And they're marked up to $6.99... Can't wait til they add the turkeys!
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    Didn't want to create a new thread, but there is an OK deal available on the "Retiring Soon" from [email protected] and TRU exclusive #4207. It is $91 (RRP 119.99), if you combine for example with two #30216, you end up paying 75.98+tx (after the $25 off)
    I have #4207 for store pickup, so no messy shipping...
    FollowsCloselyadol7nkx1Chang405madforLEGO
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,169
    They also have the #30186 christmas tree in stock.. is anyone else having an issue trying to check out? I hit submit order and get dumped to the cart again.
  • adol7adol7 Member Posts: 150
    Thanks ColoradoBricks. I think that deal's better than just OK. :) I jumped.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,112
    me too. exact same deal - thanks!
  • nkx1nkx1 Member Posts: 719
    edited December 2013
    I tried to cancel my previous orders for City Garage (where I bought 2 in one order), but apparently once an order is confirmed, it can't be cancelled. Oh well, maybe I'll just return them.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,169

    They also have the #30186 christmas tree in stock.. is anyone else having an issue trying to check out? I hit submit order and get dumped to the cart again.

    Nevermind.. funky browser or TRU thing, had to re-enter my billing address even though it was already there... strange.

    So if you get the 4207 Garage and 3 30186 christmas tree polybags it is 77.97 before tax.

    In case anyone is still looking for those
  • ninjagolightlyninjagolightly Member Posts: 140
    I did a combo with the cavalry builder, which is 10.99 right now.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Almost anything that is about $10 or so will allow you to get the $25 off...

    I've used this as a chance to pickup some $20 sets that I otherwise would wait to find on sale. Combined here, I don't mind paying regular price on a $20 set, it's like getting it for free. :)
  • weevinweevin Member Posts: 34
    Wasn't sure if this was worth starting a new thread...

    I just got an email from TRU with a $10 e-gift card apologizing for cancelling part/all of one of the orders I had recently placed. The funniest part is that the order number they cited was from November 2012.


    Dear Real Name,

    Thank you for the recent order XXXXX you placed at Toysrus.com. Due to the overwhelming response we’ve had this holiday season, we were unable to fulfill all or part of your order, and we apologize for any inconvenience we’ve caused. We regret missing this opportunity to help you make their Christmas wishes come true.

    You may have already received an email concerning your order, but we wanted to reach out and offer you the $10.00 savings code shown below as a token of our sincere apologies. You can use this code on your next online or in store purchase, now through January 31, 2014.

    Promo Code: XXXXXXX

    For online purchases, enter the promotional code at checkout. In store, either bring a printout of this email or show this email on your mobile device to the cashier at time of checkout. Please note that this code can only be used once and therefore cannot be shared. While this code cannot be used towards Gift Card purchases or donations to our charities, there are no other restrictions on any items you’d like to purchase.

    Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season,

    Fred Argir
    Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ That is nuts...

    Target recently canceled 2 of my orders and they reached out to me and gave me a $25 gift card for the pair of cancellations.

    It is a nice gesture and it is something I'll remember long after the $25 is spent.

    Amazon might want to think about offering this, they have canceled a few of my orders recently due to lack of stock (I bought one of the last of something they had) and they didn't offer me anything.

    Of course, they don't owe me anything, they didn't do anything wrong, never charged my card, so it's fine. But against both TRU and Target doing this, it now stands out in a way it didn't before.

    I had purchased almost nothing from TRU for a year, as I type this, I'm placing a few orders on their site...

    They have put themselves back on the radar... of course they have to make a profit, so if they give away the store, nothing has really changed, they'll still go out of business, but they were going in that direction anyway.

    Hopefully they figure it out and buy a clue, we need them around for competitions sake. :)
    adol7juggles7Yellowcastle
  • mooman66mooman66 Member Posts: 122
    Thanks @ColoradoBricks for the #4207 tip. My kid needed Michelangelo and Krang Lab was actually at RRP!
  • ninjagolightlyninjagolightly Member Posts: 140
    I'm kind of a stickler for net price per piece, that more or less drives all my buying decisions. 6c a piece plus $1 per minifig is my benchmark. At $77 for 1002 pieces and 9 minifigs, that combo was a little shy of the mark, but I really wanted those white beams in the garage set. A full-price set would have pushed the deal further away from my comfort zone.

    Almost anything that is about $10 or so will allow you to get the $25 off...

    I've used this as a chance to pickup some $20 sets that I otherwise would wait to find on sale. Combined here, I don't mind paying regular price on a $20 set, it's like getting it for free. :)

  • 12651265 Member Posts: 940
    edited December 2013

    ^ That is nuts...

    Target recently canceled 2 of my orders and they reached out to me and gave me a $25 gift card for the pair of cancellations.

    It is a nice gesture and it is something I'll remember long after the $25 is spent.

    Amazon might want to think about offering this, they have canceled a few of my orders recently due to lack of stock (I bought one of the last of something they had) and they didn't offer me anything.

    Of course, they don't owe me anything, they didn't do anything wrong, never charged my card, so it's fine. But against both TRU and Target doing this, it now stands out in a way it didn't before.

    I had purchased almost nothing from TRU for a year, as I type this, I'm placing a few orders on their site...

    They have put themselves back on the radar... of course they have to make a profit, so if they give away the store, nothing has really changed, they'll still go out of business, but they were going in that direction anyway.

    Hopefully they figure it out and buy a clue, we need them around for competitions sake. :)

    Oh please! We know that you're all about the deal so it really doesn't matter who and where the next deal is, you'll be first in line.
    dougtsthehockeyboy
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,112
    edited December 2013
    ^ was this necessary ? what purpose does your post serve other than to antagonize ?
    CircleKLegoFanTexasthehockeyboyMasterBeefygmpirate
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ For what it is worth, I'm taking that post as lighthearted kidding rather than as a real rebuke. Sometimes words on the Internet come across in ways that aren't intended so I'm choosing the nicer possible option. :)

    Yes, the deal does matter, but frankly you have to be playing the game to even get looked at and for a while there, TRU wasn't even invited to play.

    It took some pretty good deals a month ago to get my attention and draw me back. My point is that they don't have to give away the fort to keep me, but that sometimes it is the little gestures that make things better.

    Like the fact that TRU still sucks at getting orders 100% correct when they ship, I have 2 more mistakes to deal with and call them about, that makes 5 total this month.

    Amazon and Target? Zero

    TRU? Five

    Not cool, do that enough times and the "deals" aren't worth it. The "we made a mistake" gift cards help a lot towards softening the hurt. :)
  • bor2112bor2112 Member Posts: 289
    ^Very gracious of you.

    LegoFanTexasdougtskylejohnson11
  • iancam33iancam33 Member Posts: 407
    @weevin: I got the same email.
  • flyingpigflyingpig Member Posts: 119
    Looking at TRU from wall street's point of view, they are in trouble verging on doomed. TRU NEEDED to have this many discounts to post a strong Q4 sales number and restore some modicum of investor confidence. Likewise Barnes & Noble.
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