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[US] 2013 Year End Clearance

DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 607
Target is starting the year end Lego clearance scramble with #60010 advertised as 50% off (RRP $39.99) in today's ad. This is interesting in that last year I believe the first markdown on clearance Lego was only 15%. We'll have to wait until stores open tomorrow to see if anything else in the Lego aisle is aggressively marked down.
rocaosidersdd
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  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 607
    edited December 2013
    WalMart is advertising 25%-50% off "select toys". No indication of whether any Lego is included.
    rocaosidersdd
  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 607
    Toys R Us is B1G1 40% off of Chima, Star Wars, and Technic. No doubt the SW stuff is already marked up more than 20% over RRP, so that's a "get it at retail price" sale. More interesting is the Technic, especially if you can find a set with no markup, since Technic is exclusive to TRU in the US.
    rocao
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 692
    DadsAFOL said:

    since Technic is exclusive to TRU in the US.

    Not anymore. Technic is now available at smaller chains/local toy shops.
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 680
    #60010 is way overpriced at $39.99 IMO....$19.99 is more like 25% off. I took the kids to TRU yesterday and the only Lego NOT selling was Star Wars and Chima. The only Technic they had left were Unimog and a couple others $150 and more.
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    scotty12 said:

    #60010 is way overpriced at $39.99 IMO....$19.99 is more like 25% off. I took the kids to TRU yesterday and the only Lego NOT selling was Star Wars and Chima. The only Technic they had left were Unimog and a couple others $150 and more.

    My TRU had 3,542 Funhouse #6857 on the shelves still and 523 Palpatine's Arrest. Most other SW and SH were cleared out. Says something about how they have priced their exclusives.

    OK, maybe I exaggerated the numbers a bit....
    oansun
  • oansunoansun Member Posts: 87
    goshe7 said:


    My TRU had 3,542 Funhouse #6857 on the shelves still and 523 Palpatine's Arrest. Most other SW and SH were cleared out. Says something about how they have priced their exclusives.

    OK, maybe I exaggerated the numbers a bit....

    I think you are more accurate than you believe yourself to be
  • ReliantReliant Member Posts: 68
    Will be interested in what walmart does. I remembered the only way to know at first was to scan. Then depending on the store the tags would go up that day or some times a week later. If you don't get there before the tags forget it.
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    This year is working out prefect for me. I'm working nights tonight and get off at 4am. I just happen to drive past a couple of 24hr Walmarts on my way home. I will be sure to scan everything I see and post my findings.
    sidersddFollowsCloselymooman66Reliantred237juggles7
  • odshowtimeodshowtime Member Posts: 49
    That's awesome Thanos I love getting all jazzed up drinking coffee before the great ransack.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    Thanos75 said:

    This year is working out prefect for me. I'm working nights tonight and get off at 4am.

    Crap, I go to work at 4 am...
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    I cant spend all day on the hunt...I have to be back to work at 4pm on Thursday for another 12 hour shift,,,wooohoo.
  • legomasonlegomason Member Posts: 189
    I don't think 24-hour Walmarts reopen until 6am.
  • brocksbricksbrocksbricks Member Posts: 3
    I think it depends on the store. Some show 5am, others show 6am. I'm pretty sure there were some that never closed, not even Christmas day.
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    ^ How can you tell the hours? The website only shows normal operating hours.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,082
    My local store says on the website that it will open at 5:00 AM.
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    I am actually curious if there will even be any markdowns this year. I have a funny feeling there wont be much marked down...hopefully i'm wrong.
  • flyingpigflyingpig Member Posts: 119
    First walmarts should be reopening at 5 EST. Wondering what people will find. Or if there is any stock left.
  • brocksbricksbrocksbricks Member Posts: 3
    Not much stock left. But the stuff I anticipated potentially being marked down was full price.
  • cbaker1974cbaker1974 Member Posts: 150
    In Walmart now but nothing marked down :(.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,823
    Saves me a trip out.
    margot
  • flyingpigflyingpig Member Posts: 119
    Bummer. Guess I can sleep in. Last year was amazing, guess they learned something.
  • Pacific493Pacific493 Member Posts: 379
    Same here. been to two WMS and nothing is marked down.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,823
    I think the 30% off Black Friday probably helped thin inventory sufficiently across the chain. Or they just ordered more accurately this year. Not too disappointed though. Some great deals were had this year!
  • flyingpigflyingpig Member Posts: 119
    Not to mention LEGO demand was up across the board this year.
  • intromissionintromission Member Posts: 197
    Thanks
    pharmjod said:

    I think the 30% off Black Friday probably helped thin inventory sufficiently across the chain. Or they just ordered more accurately this year. Not too disappointed though. Some great deals were had this year!

    This is what I assumed might happen because of the 30%. Anyone think it's worth a shot still to drive out? The last two years have been epic, but if I remember correctly they were not regional markdowns, the same sets were marked down all over the country and in the Walmart system (price scanners).

  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    My nearest Walmart is 2 minutes away, so I'll run over shortly to check...

    I am NOT expecting anything worth bothering over, but if there is I'll post from my phone about it...
  • RainingBoroSi02RainingBoroSi02 NCMember Posts: 57
    Scanned and nothing. Actually pretty well stocked for after Christmas.
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    I checked my first WM and its LEGO isle was fully stocked. Even had the new sets out....but nothing was marked down. Heck all of the new sets wouldn't even scan. So either their are zero markdowns this year or the computers just haven't updated yet.
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    Same in my walmart. Even the friggin' polys are RRP.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    It would be the peak of irony if the best overall deal Walmart offered this year was the 30% off on Black Friday, then nothing the day after Christmas.

    I recall two years ago when almost everything in the LEGO isle was 50% off. Anyone else remember all that half price Ninjago goodness? (abit we didn't know it for sure at the time)

    It is 5:30am here, I'll give it 30 more minutes, then head out, hopefully the computers update by then.
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    I did find an entire case of series 7 cmf's that scanned at $2 a pack
    margotkylejohnson11
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ That is sad... I think I'd pass on those...
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    Pass indeed.
    matrixrenegade
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    Anyone having any luck
  • flyingpigflyingpig Member Posts: 119
    Check if other toys are on clearance already and not the LEGO section.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,082
    Nothing at the first WM. Had a couple helms deep that were marked back up to $129.99.
  • odshowtimeodshowtime Member Posts: 49
    I had a bad feeling it might be like this. There is no free lunch or if there is you can't go back for it EVERY day. I will at least go to the closest one as an excuse to grab some breakfast. Maybe we just have to be patient.
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    Found a little section of clearance but I think this was here before Christmas has only gobling king battle for 69 not that good
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,082
    Just spoke with the toy manager. She thought that some sets would go on sale sometime today. Also, she thought the markdown would just be 25%.
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    I just found two Harry Potter Knight Busses #4866 for $20 each...but my manager said that the discounts won't hit till later today.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,364
    I guess I don't need to take an extended mid-morning work break to run out today. Thanks to everyone who is posting updates! Keep them coming!
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    Two Wally's = zilch, nada, nothing.

    One Target: 25-30% off Crazy Scientist, Wargs, smallish red SW ship (not Z95, the other one), smallest Galaxy Squad set, Kraang Lab and Ice Cream Stand. I bought LED Xmas lights instead.
  • korkor Member Posts: 392
    I might have my wife check walmart when she gets off of work at 4:00pm. Doesn't sound very promising though.
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515

    Anyone having any luck

    Three ripped open S11 for $1.49 at meijer. Haven't seen general stock of s11 there for a couple weeks there, unfortunately.
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    At Target they had a bunch of sets marked a couple bucks off but nothing worth buying. They had a Helms Deep marked down to $110 and a Sith Infiltrator for $72. The Fire Helicopter #600010 was $17.48.
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    Two Walmarts & nothing marked down. Not much on hand anyway.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,874
    ecmo47 said:

    Just spoke with the toy manager. She thought that some sets would go on sale sometime today. Also, she thought the markdown would just be 25%.

    Later today...later this week...later next week...
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    The right set number for the fire helicopter is #60010
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    If I remember right last year I went out around ten and ever thing had been marked down
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    Everything was marked down already when they opened last year.
    pharmjod
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