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Method I use to find LEGO at walmart.

Allen79Allen79 Member Posts: 4
edited August 2014 in Buying & Selling Topics
Wanted to share one of the methods I use to find some "hard to find" legos. I didn't see anything like this posted.

It's a spin on an article I found: How To Always Get the Best Price at Walmart

I set the preferred store to one of my local walmart locations and do a search for "lego"

Filter your results to only include Lego brand items and items from walmart.

Set the results to be displayed in a list (you don't have to do this, I just find it easier to scroll through)

I start scrolling through the results and add any lego sets that are out of stock online but show "Free Store Pickup as soon as Today" to my cart.

Then I use the Agent Switcher mentioned in the article above (it's a free add-on for chrome) to switch to the mobile view.

This shows me the in-store price for the legos I added to the cart. A lot of the time (not always) they will be discounted since they are out of stock online and local stores are trying to get rid of them. You can then add them to the cart and checkout with in-store pickup.

You can then switch to another local walmart and repeat the process. This has helped me locate some retired legos at discounted prices.

Comments

  • NatebwNatebw Tampa BayMember Posts: 339
    That sounds useful. But trust me - you will gain no love on this forum if you use the word "Legos". And I say this from one "Legos" sayer to another.

    -Nate
  • Allen79Allen79 Member Posts: 4
    Uh oh.... I'm in a panic trying to find a way to edit the post to correct the mistake. Unless I'm missing something I don't see a way to edit my post. I'm hoping the forum will be kind enough to overlook it this one time.

    Maybe they will have pity on me being new to the forums. Keeping my fingers crossed!
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418
    Allen79 said:

    Uh oh.... I'm in a panic trying to find a way to edit the post to correct the mistake. Unless I'm missing something I don't see a way to edit my post. I'm hoping the forum will be kind enough to overlook it this one time.

    Maybe they will have pity on me being new to the forums. Keeping my fingers crossed!

    Don't worry you get three strikes before you get banned, we aren't that cruel! ;o)

    The only minor penalty you have to pay for the first offense is a tar and feathering or the fire pit, your choice.

    eightbrickLegoKippharmjodPitfall69BuriedinBricksNorlego
  • NatebwNatebw Tampa BayMember Posts: 339
    Allen79 said:

    Unless I'm missing something I don't see a way to edit my post. I'm hoping the forum will be kind enough to overlook it this one time.
    !

    I think you get 6 minutes to edit posts. I have done it before.

  • Allen79Allen79 Member Posts: 4
    edited August 2014
    samiam391 said:



    Don't worry you get three strikes before you get banned, we aren't that cruel! ;o)

    The only minor penalty you have to pay for the first offense is a tar and feathering or the fire pit, your choice.

    For clarification purposes, do I get any say in the type of tar or from which bird the feathers will be plucked from? This will weigh heavily on my decision.
    NatebwChrisbstm
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,625
    The tar comes from a Shell Oil platform in the arctic and the feathers are from the rarest birds on earth.
    pharmjodmadforLEGOBumblepantsdannyrwwchuckpNatebw
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,742
    edited August 2014
    Allen79 said:

    Maybe they will have pity on me being new to the forums. Keeping my fingers crossed!

    :-)

    I changed the title to spare your blushes !
    Pitfall69
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    samiam391 said:

    Allen79 said:

    Uh oh.... I'm in a panic trying to find a way to edit the post to correct the mistake. Unless I'm missing something I don't see a way to edit my post. I'm hoping the forum will be kind enough to overlook it this one time.

    Maybe they will have pity on me being new to the forums. Keeping my fingers crossed!

    Don't worry you get three strikes before you get banned, we aren't that cruel! ;o)

    The only minor penalty you have to pay for the first offense is a tar and feathering or the fire pit, your choice.

    Is that a old fisher price little people figure? I would have rather seen a [email protected]#$ Bl&^k being burned at the stake.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418

    Allen79 said:

    Maybe they will have pity on me being new to the forums. Keeping my fingers crossed!

    :-)

    I changed the title to spare your blushes !
    Allen79 said:

    Wanted to share one of the methods I use to find some "hard to find" legos.

    This shows me the in-store price for the legos I added to the cart.

    This has helped me locate some retired legos at discounted prices.

    You missed a spot. ;o)
    margot1265
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,446
    @samiam391‌

    I had 2 strikes right off the bat. It seems now I just keep fouling balls off :)
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418
    Pitfall69 said:

    @samiam391‌

    I had 2 strikes right off the bat. It seems now I just keep fouling balls off :)

    You've been striking out ever since you got here ;o)
    Pitfall69
  • Allen79Allen79 Member Posts: 4
    Good to see that people here have a sense of humor at least
  • MatthewMatthew Cheshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 3,735
    You won't get far without one (preferably British) here ;-)
    Natebw
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