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Dare I say, Walmart?

I know better - I should not get up and drive all over to be disappointed by lack of fabulous clearances of yesteryear. Right? Right? Talk some sense into me, please :)
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  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 685
    Who knows anymore...not to steer you away but they didn't have any clearance Lego after X-mas last year. Walmarts calendar year ends on Feb. 1rst. So that's when they do inventory and move stuff around on shelves.
    red237
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,141
    Going to Walmart...the day after Christmas.....*shivers*...are you MAD?!? The foot traffic from the returns alone would make it an insane experience. More power to you :)
    red237
  • intromissionintromission Member Posts: 197
    Last year was a bummer. We are striking out early in the morning, but I'll call it a loss sooner this year. I went to too many stores last year expecting something different at the next one. At least gas is cheap right now. ;)
    red237
  • red237red237 Member Posts: 273
    Well, if I head out I will certainly post the news for eveyone.....and yes, I know I am MAD to even think it!
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,086
    I know a store where you can get a Goblin King Battle for $75.00. Been sitting there since Aug.
    Andor
  • intromissionintromission Member Posts: 197
    First ones in the door. Looks like nada this year as well. :/
    Im at a fairly well stocked store and the older ninjago sets arent discounted more than 20%.
    Manager seemed like he was used to hearing questions about Lego clearance and had his prepared statement about "possibly at the end of January." Lego store's got nothing from what I saw online, on to Target.
  • red237red237 Member Posts: 273
    Thanks Intro, not much here too....
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    I didn't find anything at Wal-Mart either. Looks like it's going to be the same as it was last year.
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    Y'all are masochists for attempting this! Thanks for the reports of nada.
    Think how much gas you have saved your fellow bricksetters with the price at $2.24 a gallon at our Cary NC Kroger grocery store station. Now, go back to bed or at least build some LEGO and have a little fun today!
  • red237red237 Member Posts: 273
    Lickily, only three miles roundtrip!
  • ShpadoinkleShpadoinkle 13 hours West of BillundMember Posts: 418
    There is gas in Cary, NC??? We got off the highway there once and found that they must have banned gas stations and signs of any kind. Finally had to use our phones to find a run down station three miles away!
  • LEGOCollector2504LEGOCollector2504 Member Posts: 30
    edited December 2014
    Check your Sam's Clubs! Picked up a (very damaged box) copy of the Riddler Dragster Chase for $16.91.
  • intromissionintromission Member Posts: 197
    Zero at Target. Oh well. We'll always have the memories. ;)
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,086
    edited December 2014
    Found a few bargins at Walmart. Most notably #60052 (Blue Train set) for $139.00 and #75052 (SW Cantina) for $49.00. Go dog, go!!
  • LEGOCollector2504LEGOCollector2504 Member Posts: 30
    Not much at my walmarts, but did find smallville battle and xmen jet for $35 each
  • ChubblesChubbles USAMember Posts: 459
    Built the smallville battle yesterday and that ship is really cool looking, was a fun build
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    I found the new AT-AT marked down to $75....
  • mdellemanmdelleman Vancouver CanadaMember Posts: 274
    Just picked up a ISD for $74 and a AT-AT for $64 in Canada.
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 271
    A few decent deals on Chima sets at a local WM (but I already have them):

    70131: Rogon's Rock Flinger was $21, 70132: Scorm's Scorpion Stinger & 70133: Spinlyn's Cavern were $30 each, and 70146: Flying Phoenix Fire Temple was $79

    The clearance price for 79010: The Goblin King Battle is still $79.


  • mrseatlemrseatle Member Posts: 410
    Walmart was worth checking out!!! There were a lot of sets at 25% off but I found a random An Unexpected Gathering for $29. Also picked up a few Castle Cavalry for $21. Not the best deal, but I've been wanting to get a few for army building so it worked out. I saw a Jabbas Sail barge for $49 but the box was open :(
  • DavidBrickleyDavidBrickley Richmond, VAMember Posts: 338
    I found a couple of #6869 (Quinjet Aerial Battle) for $49, must have been stored in the back for a long time. Also saw #6873 Spider-Man/Doc Ock for $21.
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    ^A local Walmart here had a whole bunch of Quinjets at that price. Every box was badly damaged and horribly taped up. Methinks minifigures were missing in all of them. Yet, no question returns at Walmart it seems.

    No clearance really around me either. I miss a few years ago before LEGO was hugely popular...stupid LEGO movie.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    Sethro3 said:

    I miss a few years ago before LEGO was hugely popular...stupid LEGO movie.

    I feel that way too. Lego is too popular now, I don't like it.
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    Just think of the great deals we will be seeing on bulk used bricks in a couple of years... .....
    pharmjod
  • thedingman5thedingman5 Great Lakes, USAMember Posts: 238
    margot said:

    Sethro3 said:

    I miss a few years ago before LEGO was hugely popular...stupid LEGO movie.

    I feel that way too. Lego is too popular now, I don't like it.
    ...ever show up late to a party feel resented that you are there?

    Those of us back into Legos (after 20 years in my case) because of the LEGO Movie are feeling a bit of a chill around here lately.
    mdellemanjust2goodbluemoderntpederzani
  • PoochyPoochy USAMember Posts: 479
    ^ No negative thinking, please. There are still deals to be had, you just have to be online 24/7 to make sure you don't miss them ...
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,874
    edited December 2014
    When you like something before it was "cool" to like it there can be a little bit of letdown when it seems to all of a sudden be popular. I only miss the days of being able to get LEGO cheaply with out working so hard to do it :)

    I'm happy it is popular cause kids playing with LEGO is always a good thing.
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    Poochy said:

    ^ No negative thinking, please. There are still deals to be had, you just have to be online 24/7 to make sure you don't miss them ...

    I feel I have been able to pick up more deals these days because the information relevant to LEGO deals is propagated so well on the internet fan sites. You do have to work faster/harder to get the deals when they are available. I live in a large city with multiple LEGO resellers and still manage to get most of the deals I want.

    As for this thread, I'm still cool on Wal*Mart's lack of summer clearance. I was watching some Goblin King, Pirate Ship Ambush, and Laketown Chase sets waiting for them to drop below 25% off. I watched for at least 1, if not 2 months waiting for any drop. Unfortunately I never saw them go lower until the Clearance section was put away for Xmas.
    Poochy
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,086
    edited December 2014
    After hitting 9 Walmart’s in the past 2 days, I'd have to say that is year’s sales was much better than last year. First, most stores had their stuff clearly mark the day after Christmas with red tags. This wasn't the case last year when each store put stuff on sale on their own schedule. I didn’t have to do much scanner surfing. Second, they had a LOT of stuff on sale compared to the past two years. All major themes (except Superhero’s) had sets marked down. While I didn’t find anything at 50% off like back in "the good-ol'-days", 25-33% was the norm. And that was on good sets like the AT-AT, The Cantina, and Emmet's Construct-o-mech. So I was pleased with this years haul. As is common with rooting through the shelves at Walmart, I found a few old sets like a perfect LR Stagecoach. One thing that wasn’t different is that the Lego aisle in about 1/2 the stores, especially the ones in the big city, were absolutely destroyed: sets everywhere, sets opened and random stuff tossed on the shelves by lazy customers.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,086

    There is gas in Cary, NC??? We got off the highway there once and found that they must have banned gas stations and signs of any kind. Finally had to use our phones to find a run down station three miles away!

    For future reference, Highway 70 just off 40 south of downtown also has pretty cheap gas. $2.21 today.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    My opinion has nothing to do with getting deals. I just don't like things that are trendy or wildly popular.
  • mdellemanmdelleman Vancouver CanadaMember Posts: 274
    Picked up Benny's Spaceship - $59 and Witch King Battle - $8 today at Walmart, Canada. Very pleased.
    Andor
  • ReliantReliant Member Posts: 68
    Checked one local WM only really a cargo train 139.99 left.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    This is my Walmart Lego section... I don't think they did any clearance ...lol.
    AndorchuckpPoochyAngel_CstarfailureBuriedinBricksSethro3RomanticWarriorPatTheBrickCollector
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    ^ Sweet Fancy Moses! This was a bad year for post-Christmas leftovers, but that is crazy.
    AndormargotACWWGal2011
  • red237red237 Member Posts: 273
    Hi there. Today We found the 2012 X-Wings for $40 and the Barc Speeder, several Chima and some creator sets for 30%+ off. Also, many many Flying Flushers and Ice Cream Machines for 21. These were NOT ringing on sale the morning of the 26....
  • red237red237 Member Posts: 273
    Oh and technic pull back racers and ski thingy. Not sure what that is called!
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755

    There is gas in Cary, NC??? We got off the highway there once and found that they must have banned gas stations and signs of any kind. Finally had to use our phones to find a run down station three miles away!

    Yup, you can really be SOL if you run out of gas in Wake County NC. Many new freeways were built through fields around Raleigh in the past twenty years, and there are very few gas stations or anything else at most of the new exits.... except trees, which I would much rather look at anyway. I don't miss the ugly strip malls at every intersection in our urban US, but then I know where to get gas and not to run low. Raleigh is the City of Oaks after all! (Oh Yeah, gas is seriously cheap right now at 2.40US per gallon, which is about four liters in most of the world. But then I remember 14 cents a gallon prices during my childhood. We used to sit on the front porch using binoculars to watch gas prices on the big sign a block away, and would get rewarded for seeing them lower the price as my parents rushed to fill up their car and truck. In TX and AZ, folks often drove 50 miles each way to work, so gas prices were important.)

    Still few clearance sets at WM or Target or TRU around here. I did find the Dareth Ninjago pollywog (Love it when computer changes polyBAG to polyWOG every time!) and all the new Friends sets at TRU today, and they seemed to be at list prices. Wow! But there is no promo this week, so unless you really need something ASAP, it may be best to wait until they have a freebie with your purchase.

    It looks like there is less than half of an aisle only on one side for LEGO at our Cary Super WM now; that is the least LEGO space I have ever seen. And now WM and our Super Target are placing Megab... right in the LEGO area, which really pisses me off. The last thing I want to look at in the middle of the tiny LEGO display is several of the competitors' sets.

    I am crosseyed from spending the last three days sorting gray bricks...old dark, new dark, old light, new BLEY. If they introduce another shade of gray, I am going to go ballistic and start assaulting LEGO employees with gray bricks fired from a cannon. Had to buy a better all natural light standing lamp and open the blinds to see the difference. Holy cow this is tough! Seriously thinking of selling off my tons of old dark and old light gray even though they came in so many of our old sets, which have long been parted out.
    ThirdBuckEye
  • monkyby87monkyby87 Member Posts: 306
    Wal-Mart pretty much never comes through for me when it comes to sales or clearance, but yesterday one Wal-Mart had 3 Avengers Quinjet on clearance, $50.00 each down from $70.00. I picked one up as it's discontinued.
  • ThirdBuckEyeThirdBuckEye Member Posts: 44
    Just visited my local Wal-Mart to pick up my 2 RI that I had shipped to the store. Walked thru the Lego aisle and it was totally cleaned out. There were only a few SW Cantinas and some Ninjago/Chima sets. All of the clearance items were gone.
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    My local Walmart (Lakeville, MN) didn't have much on clearance, but they did have An Unexpected Gathering for $49...picked up a spare copy to have NIB.
  • luckie_reubsluckie_reubs Member Posts: 299
    I went to another local WM here today, and I didn't see much of anything. There are two or three more around here worth checking out, but I haven't gotten to them yet. Hopefully soon, and hopefully they'll have something on clearance.
  • jedivalkyriejedivalkyrie Member Posts: 175
    edited December 2014
    Just to show YMMV, found #75054 at the Humboldt TN WM for $74. Excellent price for the number of pieces. Other than that, nothing but a few Chima and other odds and ends.
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 685
    Was able to find #70010 Chima Lions Den for $74 and Chima Flying Phoenix #60146....this WM still has the same 3 LOTR Pirate Ambush for $74 since this summer. Not excited about any Chima stuff...but #70010 sold real well before X-mas.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,086
    ^ I'll trade you those Pirate sets for the Goblin King Battles that have been collecting flys at my Walmart!
  • ACWWGal2011ACWWGal2011 Member Posts: 534
    edited December 2014
    Does anyone know if walmarts had some sort of major unmarked clearance this year or something? Went into Walmart last night to check for a few things and i discovered that the lego section was at least 80% bare! Lego is something that's not known to move fast at this Walmart so seeing it this bare is really weird!

    Fun part is to see when/if WM will get off its rump to get the aisle reset properly.
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 658
    There were a bunch of things on 10-30% off at the one I just went to. Hero Factory, some City, a couple of Lego Movie, Duplo... No Star Wars, Marvel, LOTR/Hobbit or anything. Some of what was left had beat-up boxes. Some of the discounted sets had stickers, others just rang up on sale.
  • Ladder19JTKLadder19JTK Hudson ValleyMember Posts: 209
    My local WM has #70805 TLM Trash Chomper for $17
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    Mine has been stocking old Monster a Fighters, Sponge Bob, and Ben 10 sets I've never seen on their shelves and they're all at least 40% off.
    luckie_reubschuckp
  • slyreptileslyreptile United StatesMember Posts: 15
    edited December 2014
    I'm jealous of everyone saying their finding LOTR/Hobbit sets on clearance. I haven't even seen them at my local Walmarts. Too many Chima sets!
    Andor
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