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2013 After-Christmas Sales from TLG???

Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,391
edited December 2013 in Shopping USA/Canada
I may have missed the thread...but is anyone aware of any after-Christmas sales from [email protected] this year? I have a couple sets I would like to pick up and am curious if there will be an opportunity to get them at a lower price.

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  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    Traditionally last years winter village set will be discounted. I didn't see it on [email protected] or my local store though. Might see this year's set at a modest discount as well.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,908
    I was wondering about a Boxing Day sale from [email protected] Normally, sites like Brickset will have a full list of the discounted sets 2 days before the sale.
  • JenniJenni USAMember Posts: 1,369
    On the front page now.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,391
    edited December 2013
    Looks like TLG has a few good sets for sale. I grabbed a couple of the Technic sets that are retiring soon.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,172
    Yeah LEGO.com notables in the US are:
    #4207 City Garage for $95.98
    #9397 Technic Logging truck for $97.98
    #4429 Helicopter Rescue set for $47.98
    #7937 train Station for $39.98
  • JeffHJeffH Member Posts: 173
    Logging truck is the only worth while in the bunch. Grabbed one with all the discount (affiliate, credit card and VIP etc) for about 40% off RRP.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,822
    Logging truck went pretty fast it appears.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    City Garage was $66 last week from TRU, making $96 a terrible price, just by comparison.

    Helicopter Rescue, right now at Walmart.com is the same price.

    The Logging truck was the deal, but that didn't last.

    The Train Station is the other deal, if they would sell me 100 of them I'd take them, but I've found that they have become way too aggressive at canceling orders, so I no longer even try.

    Which strikes me as odd for clearance, but whatever... :)
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Was reading the forum on TnB, someone posted a comment that I thought summed it up in one word:

    Craptacular

    :)
    korDoubleDchuckpjuggles7
  • korkor Member Posts: 392
    I'm very happy I didn't stay up until midnight waiting for the sale to start.
  • KumbazoKumbazo Member Posts: 24
    I'm lurking outside of a Lego retail store waiting for it to open at 9:00AM. If the sets are already marked down, the only ones that have stickers that I can see from outside are Wargs, small Chima sets, and Goblin King. We'll see if there's anything else in 10 minutes. Looks like Kids FootLocker is the place to be this morning - big line.
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    Welcome to the rest of the worlds typical [email protected] sales. :)
    That said it seems that as usual the US still did better than us, no logging truck on sale for instant.

    We got 30% of a bunch of items (but most small ones). Mini Modulars and City Garage being the only two that seemed half decent, although still not the best they could be have been had elsewhere.
  • KumbazoKumbazo Member Posts: 24
    Mini modulars $64, palpatine arrest $72, Wargs $35, goblin king $70. A bust
  • RainingBoroSi02RainingBoroSi02 NCMember Posts: 57
    ^See anything on the Winter Village Market?
  • KumbazoKumbazo Member Posts: 24
    No discount on the Winter sets
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,172
    edited December 2013
    Yeah, guess they should have put every modular and other exclusive on sale, for 50%, and then MAYBE by some people's standards it may not be 'craptacular', eh?
    Sorry, but I think only the snobs (and resellers who are not getting good enough deals in their opinion) are being negative. I mean, what do people expect exactly from LEGO (other than apparently allowing them to buy large amounts of a set)? I'm pretty sure last years wasn't exactly lighting the world on fire either (other than people crying that sold out sets were also showing as on sale). With the ban on sales on exclusives and LEGO mainly wanting to get rid of stock I think people have to remember LEGO is a business, there is no guarantee of an 'after Christmas' blowout. As people are also seeing right now at Walmarts all over.
    People also need to realize not every year that you are going to find mythical 50% deals where some can empty a store or a website.

    I'm guessing that in January the Winter Market Village will likely be on sale for about 79.99 USD wherever it is left, so people can also rant about that in two weeks I guess.
    Chang405itsnotme
  • adol7adol7 Member Posts: 150
    How about 10% on exclusives since no one else can? :) I would've hoped for the village set like you said, but I couldn't wait and paid full price already.

    Past years taught me to hold off for deals until after Christmas, so I can understand the let down, but LEGO stores have been my last place for high expectations in deals. Walmart is the bigger shocker this year.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,764
    So only resellers are moaning about lack of discounts? Good discounts can be had from TLG whilst limiting numbers any individual can pick up, they just chose not to this year, for anything highly desirable. We've already seen that [email protected] couldn't give a crap about resellers filling their boots when they want shot of a set (B-wing).
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,096
    edited December 2013
    Why is everyone surprised? The stores are wiped out. What are they exactly going to clearance anyway? Chima Speedorz? There were so many sales prior to Christmas that you all should be broke. Save your money for the great upcoming sets in January. Quit worrying about making money on Lego and instead buy a set that you can open and enjoy.
  • adol7adol7 Member Posts: 150
    C'mon now guys. It's not all about resellers. While I do agree that this year's pre-Christmas sales were amazing, history had taught some to hold off until after Christmas. But Mathew's right and I'm already broke. :p
  • VaderXVaderX Member Posts: 220
    I have always bought the winter village set the week after Christmas at a discounted rate. I have zero reselling intensions. So yes those sets(s) not being discounted was a let down.

    P.S.
    I'm not broke even with buying a few extra great deals before Christmas.
    Kumbazo
  • starwarfan77starwarfan77 Member Posts: 341
    #30185 any one wants more of these? I have in the lego store for 0.98
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    My broke has little to do with Lego and much more to do with 6 children, 9 grandchildren and one great grandson. None asked for Lego. Still there was a decent amount of Lego under the tree, the best part was that every thing on my list was under the tree.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,822
    mathew said:

    Quit worrying about making money on Lego and instead buy a set that you can open and enjoy.

    Honestly, sometimes its just about getting the most bang for your buck so that you can get as much LEGO for your dollar as you can. It's not always about making money for those of us that are disappointed. I was disappointed because I wanted to pick up one of each of the GS sets I don't have at hopefully 50% off and a few more TLR sets just because I like them.
    hleonffudougts
  • BTHodgemanBTHodgeman Member Posts: 622
    Mall of America Lego store had the mini-modulars further marked down to $55.xx. I bought the only one they had. The lady also said that the store won't be getting anymore.

    Wouldn't be surprised if they're retiring it...
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,172
    edited December 2013

    Mall of America Lego store had the mini-modulars further marked down to $55.xx. I bought the only one they had. The lady also said that the store won't be getting anymore.

    Wouldn't be surprised if they're retiring it...

    I thought the set was tagged as retiring soon on LEGO's US [email protected] site, but apparently not. Yeah, I think it is gone though
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    Anyone pick up an extra mini modular set they want to part with?
  • ShouldavilleShouldaville Member Posts: 51
    As I stood in line today with the .48 Eagle Poly, I noticed in the middle of the store shinning like the Griswold family Christmas tree...a lone WV Cottage.

    FWIW, with all the stock of WV Market, the employee said it would likely go on sale next month.
    klatu003
  • EKSamEKSam Member Posts: 349
    Does anyone have extra little eagle polys they'd consider selling ? I need about 12 for bday goody bags. Thanks in advance.:-)
  • thenosthenos Twin Cities, MNMember Posts: 372
    Halloween accessory kit was $5.98 today at the MOA LEGO store. No little eagles to go with it though. :(
    sidersdd
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    ^ same at my store, along with #850449, also at $5.98 and a lot of Chima at 50% off.
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