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[US] Sales at Amazon

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  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,302
    #10247 is $149.99 in the cart! 
    Of all the deals, I really wish I would have caught that one, but my silly employer wants me to work if I want to keep collecting a paycheck
    dspigeloldtodd33MegtheCatprevere
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,145
    Looks like the Ferris Wheel is the only deal really left. Good for you guys on getting the insane deals.

    I ordered the PS4 Uncharted bundle and Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5 Remix for the PS4. However, when I finally placed the order, the Uncharted bundle was no longer appearing when you searched for it, so I'm worried that that part of the order may get canceled. Wasn't a great deal at $279 for basically the PS4, Uncharted, Kingdom Hearts, and The Last of Us, but I'm not certain a truly better deal would have come along. 
  • richlrichl NYCMember Posts: 244
    Looks like the Ferris Wheel is the only deal really left. 
    Not any more
  • nuttamastabuildanuttamastabuilda USAMember Posts: 53
    How did all this work? I saw a number of sets that said PRIME DAY Deal, and at the search results level, there was a notation that the set was subject to two prime 10% off deals, but the price was RRP. I added the sets to the cart, and when I looked at the cart, the price was still RRP. When were the two 10% off discounts supposed to appear? The only button I saw left was "Place Order" and I didn't want to do that unless I knew I was getting the discounts. Then, on the Ferris Wheel set's product page, I saw the $149 sale price. This prime day sale had me really confused. Congrats to the people who scored big though!
    Roobot
  • nuttamastabuildanuttamastabuilda USAMember Posts: 53
    How did all this work?

    I saw a number of sets that said PRIME DAY Deal, and at the search results level, there was a notation that the set was subject to two prime 10% off deals, but the price was RRP. I added the set to the cart, and when I looked at the cart, the price was still RRP. When were the two 10% off discounts supposed to appear? The only button I saw left was "Place Order" and I didn't want to do that unless I knew I was getting the discounts.

    This year's prime day sale had me really confused.

    Congrats to the people who scored big though!
  • AMuller396AMuller396 Member Posts: 22
    On mine it didn't show any sales until check out and the prime 20% off showed 3x
  • gohanwengohanwen Member Posts: 1
    $189 Death Star 
    $89 assault on hoth
    they all shipped today!
    spepper
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,861
    Not a Prime member and the free trial I see is just for Prime Student.
    The timers expire at midnight Pacific time, so 3 AM Eastern
  • thenosthenos Twin Cities, MNMember Posts: 385
    Honestly I thought they'd be cancelled. I wish I'd thought of the DS and the Helicarrier I'd been wanting, but snagged an Assembly Square, Big Ben and Slave I. 

    I'm still a little in shock it went through. 
  • spepperspepper Davie, FLMember Posts: 149
    edited July 2017
    jmeninno said:
    I'm not usually a jealous person, or one filled with hate...but this thread be turning me into Anakin in Episode 3...

    preveredspigelgmonkey76OnebricktoomanyDeeC2_JoshRainstorm26MasterBeefyJohnnyfinlandiaHanzo
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 343
    thenos said:
    Honestly I thought they'd be cancelled. I wish I'd thought of the DS and the Helicarrier I'd been wanting, but snagged an Assembly Square, Big Ben and Slave I. 

    I'm still a little in shock it went through. 
    Once I realized this weird glitch was working, I panicked, especially when it wasn't consistently working and if I added two of something, everything would show up full price, but if I deleted one, everything would drop down. I couldn't get Assembly Square to work for some reason. Had I had a plan going in, I would have ordered differently (and more).

    First order is due to arrive today. I hope it's not just a large, mostly empty box with a note in it from Jeff Bezos that reads, "Don't f*** with me." 
    thenosBuriedinBricksNellysonsofscevaOnebricktoomany
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,145
    The PS4 I was worried about has shipped and is due to arrive tomorrow.

    It looks like #60134 Fun in the Park is down to $23.99. I might finally decide to buy it at that price.
    77ncaachamps
  • AMuller396AMuller396 Member Posts: 22
    Just heads up all my prime day specials arrived safe and sound and in good condition :)
    pharmjod77ncaachamps
  • RoobotRoobot USAMember Posts: 23
    This whole thing really annoys me.  I got an email about prime day and looked for LEGO deals the night before when you could preview them all.  I even searched for Lego within the special Prime Day category and nothing came up except some generic base plates and whatnot.  I wrote it off and forgot about it. But it turns out there were a bunch of deals?? I would have loved to get some D2C stuff at 20% off (completely ignoring the 60% glitch).

    What am I supposed to do, spend all day adding everything I think might possibly be on sale to my cart over and over every few hours in case it happens to change price?  What a bunch of nonsense.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,941
    I also did not bother to look because I had the night before, this I missed the glitch. Now, I did notice if you searched for the Ferris wheel it did say $50 off, but beyond that.. lots of items labeled Prime Day with really zilch as a discount... and of course the only set I really want that is out had no discount despite being labeled Prime Day sale. It was quite useless. 
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,873
    @Roobot It literally lasted like 10-15 minutes tops before Amazon shut it down. If you weren't just lucky with stumbling on it, or actively following the thread on brickpicker there is almost no way you were gonna find it. I missed it. Life goes on. There will always be more deals. Always. Make your own deal. I bought a lot super cheap off of someone. If I sell it all, I will have enough extra over my initial investment to buy assembly square, gb hq or the Disney castle for a net price of $0. Get out there and hustle =)
    madforLEGOOnebricktoomanyOubirdprevere
  • RoobotRoobot USAMember Posts: 23
    Yeah I don't care about the 60% glitch at all; it would have been cool to luck into but not something anyone is entitled to.  I just mean the sale as a whole was overly confusing/misleading/indecipherable.
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    edited July 2017
    I am a little bummed I missed out as well, though I'd feel dirty taking advantage of a glitch anyway.  What I am more miffed at is that there weren't any decent legitimate deals.  (except maybe the Ferris Wheel).
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,873
    The glitch screwed the sale. Amazon never reinstated any sales on LEGO other than the Ferris wheel afaik.
    77ncaachampsexciter1
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    It's a glitch so I don't think I missed anything at all.
    But it does sting a bit that they weren't cancelled and were that cheap.
    However, congrats to those who benefitted from it!
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 702
    Still Anakin-ing over here.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,302
    Surprising that Amazon did not just cancel all of the orders reporting the problem.
    77ncaachamps
  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 565
    madforLEGO said:
    Surprising that Amazon did not just cancel all of the orders reporting the problem. 
    While amazon may have taken an L on the lego side of things, I'm sure the rest of prime day for them would be called a success and this mishap may have only been a small loss in the big picture and not worth the effort to upset customers?

    I never thought that turning on email notifications from the amazon prime day brickpicker thread would pay off but hey, guess being spammed with 100+ emails was worth it. Also if I may put a recommendation out there, for anyone who has not yet done it, putting email notifications on for threads like these can be a help with alert deals, certainly has helped me out a few times (even though when things get off topic your inbox may get annoying). 

    Right after I saw the first deal (which was by chance), came here and posted it in hopes anyone else would be able to scoop any of the set up. Tried to give a chance to anyone who might be able to get some good deals for themselves. 
    OnebricktoomanyBillyBricks84madforLEGO
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,941
    pharmjod said:
    The glitch screwed the sale. Amazon never reinstated any sales on LEGO other than the Ferris wheel afaik.
    That is what I had been thinking would end up happening after the glitch.. I did keep an eye on things just in case. 
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 591
    edited July 2017
    pharmjod said:
    The glitch screwed the sale. Amazon never reinstated any sales on LEGO other than the Ferris wheel afaik.
    And this is the real rub.  Instead of the masses getting reasonable deals, a select few got really lucky. 

    I'm happy for the people who got amazing deals (and jealous) but the whole thing sucks for most of us.  I don't have the energy for the hustle.  It's fishing season...
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 343
    My last order from Prime Day arrived yesterday evening (I was one of the people who ruined it for everyone else). I was able to get GBHQ, Millenium Falcon, Helicarrier, 2x Brick Bank, Silent Mary, and the Ultimate Batmobile. The HQ is the one I am most excited about because I have wanted that set since I first knew about it, but $350 is always a difficult amount to shell out for one set.

    When my wife saw the boxes arrive, there was a little bit of a freak-out moment on her face because she has learned how much these "big ones" cost, but after explaining the discounts and that I could basically sell the Helicarrier to someone for 20% RRP and its profit would completely pay for the HQ and MF, she ended up being okay.  
    77ncaachamps
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,145
    Speaking from a software development standpoint, fixing a glitch like that isn't usually just flipping a switch. It would need to be tracked down, fixed, tested, and then sent out to the production system. The fact they had to go into production and turn it off was probably a big deal for their IT Department.

    Pushing up a fix could cause more unintended issues as well, something they probably did not want to do during one of their biggest sale days of the year. 

    The Lego glitch was not the only one I noticed. The PS4 Uncharted bundle would rarely come up in the search, and only a few times did it display the $229 price I got it for. I was a little annoyed to purchase Kingdom Hearts I.5 ReMix HD and II.5 ReMix HD at $34.40 (still a good price considering the content) listed as  Prime Day deal only to see at that price point for everyone the next day. 

    Unfortunately, stuff like this happens. Computer code is written by humans, and as the saying goes "to error is human". 

    Regarding not canceling the orders, it seems to me like they probably didn't want to deal with the number of people that would inevitably complain about their orders being canceled. Better to just take the loss and move on.
    exciter1pharmjodchuckp
  • exciter1exciter1 Member Posts: 206
    Surprising that Amazon did not just cancel all of the orders reporting the problem.
    It wasn't just LEGO, people were loading up on video game systems, TV's, home theater, and other stuff too.  They would have probably had some negative press, plus putting their systems folks on halt while they were searching out all of these orders to cancel and their CSRs handling all the phone calls.  Maybe they spun it into a positive and just chose to accept the loss for the greater gain.
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    Amazon does over 140 billion in sales every year, I am sure they'd rather deal with a relatively small loss in lieu of bad press for making a big mistake.
    pharmjodexciter1
  • thedingman5thedingman5 Great Lakes, USAMember Posts: 237
    Well, and I'm not even convinced that they took a loss, necessarily.  While I do believe that they straight up "turned off" selling LEGO (based on the 100% lack of "sold by amazon.com", its probably that they did that to AVOID losses.

    All these lightning deals / prime deals have quantity limits on them which eventually roll up to to a discount "pool" or "allowance" or "budget".  My hunch is that they killed the promo once they either hit the pool or some metrics showed a vastly accelerated burn rate on the promos and they killed it.

    As others have said, instead of 3,000 people saving $100 each, we probably saw 300 people save a $1k each!
  • OubirdOubird OklahomaMember Posts: 45
    pharmjod said:
    @Roobot It literally lasted like 10-15 minutes tops before Amazon shut it down. If you weren't just lucky with stumbling on it, or actively following the thread on brickpicker there is almost no way you were gonna find it. I missed it. Life goes on. There will always be more deals. Always. Make your own deal. I bought a lot super cheap off of someone. If I sell it all, I will have enough extra over my initial investment to buy assembly square, gb hq or the Disney castle for a net price of $0. Get out there and hustle =)
    Thanks for this comment!  I too missed the sale, but I also don't pay for prime.  It's only the ghostbusters HQ that miffed me, so I went in bricklink, found lowest priced ghostbusters HQ minifigs, convinced the shop to lower min purchase limit to $30 instead of $100, and got the minifigures I wanted for less than CMF prices each.  I don't need the building, nor do I have extra space for its height, but the minifigs will now occupy my custom movie theater and I'm happy again!
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,302
    The Justice League Vs Bizarro league (with Figurine- Batzarro) is on sale for 9.96 right now

  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 565
    Apollo Rocket is back in stock for 119.99 for any who might be able to jump on it before it's gone again. 
    madforLEGO
  • lentillentil WisconsinMember Posts: 53
    Amazon has had some of the new Ninjago movie sets 20% off lately - I just got #70617 Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate for $80, and #70608 Master Falls for $25. Thought that was pretty good for brand new sets. Also #41185 Goblin Village is 34% off now ($40).
    JooTogmadforLEGO
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    Thanks @lentil , also ordered #70617.
  • rd1899rd1899 U.S.A.Member Posts: 141
    #42065 RC Tracked Racer is already* down to $79.99 (20% off RRP)
    The correct (sold by Amazon) ASIN is B072HX96BM.

    (Also, WalMart is currently showing the same price.)

    *This set was only officially released in the States on August 1st, but has been available in Europe since last December.
    ColoradoBricks
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    #42068 Airport Rescue Vehicle is also now 20% off at $79.99
    madforLEGO
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,873
    Saturn V available limit one on Amazon right now.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,375
    ^ Poof!
  • chertikchertik Member Posts: 43
    The classic batcave (76052) is now $199.99 on Amazon as well
    madforLEGO
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 796
    same price at lego website but you get the two freebies plus a batman movie cmf as well!
    madforLEGO77ncaachampsgmonkey76Yodalicious
  • floridabrickfloridabrick Central FLMember Posts: 158
    edited August 2017
    #76055 is only $30 right now, so 63% off.
    JooTogHanzospeppermadforLEGO
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    ^ Ordered!
    floridabrick
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,302
    Thanks @floridabrick . I really like Amazons' limits they impose as it allows folks like me an hour and a half later to still have a chance to get one.

    floridabrick
  • pansyppansyp Pacific NorthwestMember Posts: 93
    pharmjod said:
    Saturn V available limit one on Amazon right now.
    It's back! $119.99 in Frustration Free Packaging!
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,302
    pansyp said:
    pharmjod said:
    Saturn V available limit one on Amazon right now.
    It's back! $119.99 in Frustration Free Packaging!
    ..and its gone (though likely gone long before I looked)
  • dspigeldspigel Seoul, KoreaMember Posts: 427
    Lego has a real barn burner with the Saturn V!
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 537
    I received my Saturn V a few days ago, in the original LEGO brown carton with a folding lid. They put the mailing sticker on that and it weathered the shipping in perfect condition,. Is that the frustration free packaging to which Amazon refers?
    pharmjod
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    #75098 Assault on Hoth 20% off.

    I will risk it and wait until the LEGO sales for tomorrow are announce for the possibility of also getting double points... I know: greedy ;-)
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