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  • 12651265 Member Posts: 946
    And, it's sold out.
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 732
    Had them in the cart, went to checkout, out of stock.  F...
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,886
    Yeah, I think they lasted 2 minutes maybe? Got the max of 5 for free store pickup. 
  • M_BossM_Boss Houston, TexasMember Posts: 241
    Wow 5 minutes and I check... oh well at least that’s $35 I didn’t spend
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 479
    Dang. Missed it!
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,954
    Wow. I just missed it by 15 minutes

  • AwesomenessAwesomeness OhioMember Posts: 183
    At least there's still 2 more days for this sale. Hopefully at 8am it's live again and they have more in stock for the ones that missed it today.
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 732
    Hope you're right.  I did see that note.
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 946
    Won't be surprised if the next sale dates it'll be limited to one per order.  Makes for better business and customer satisfaction.  You'll have more customers having the opportunity to purchase one and more profits for Walmart since customers will purchase additional items just to get free shipping.
  • AwesomenessAwesomeness OhioMember Posts: 183
    1265 said
    Won't be surprised if the next sale dates it'll be limited to one per order.  Makes for better business and customer satisfaction.  You'll have more customers having the opportunity to purchase one and more profits for Walmart since customers will purchase additional items just to get free shipping.
    I fully agree, I would of been happy if it was already limited to one, but could not pass on the opportunity to get the max amount for that price.
    pharmjod1265
  • BoomstickBoomstick IndianaMember Posts: 247
    Wow I feel shafted. Stayed up midnight to 6 am hitting refresh to try and get these. I feel like a fool.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,951
    edited February 2018
    I'm still baffled they didn't do the 1958 pricing on the new retro sets which are absurdly overpriced. Those aren't going to sell at full price and perfect for generating hype for sales of modern sets. Also why would you not put a limit of 1 on a loss leader like this?
    pharmjodKingAlanIAstrobricksMynattSeijiAmasawaGoldchains
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,910
    Well if I went to bed early and got up early I still would've missed it. Grr...
  • stetstet Member Posts: 44
    It looks like it came back into and out of stock again.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,436
    stet said:
    It looks like it came back into and out of stock again.
    Well, it is Walmart.com so this is typical. In stock does not always mean in stock. Though it does show out of stock instead of 'buying options are currently unavailable' or whatever that other message is.
    Guess Ill be keeping an eye on the page all day.

  • LEGO_Dad77LEGO_Dad77 Northeastern CaliforniaMember Posts: 243
    I wonder how many they allowed themselves to sell today? Looks like I’ll be up at 5:00 am on the other two days... wanted to knock this out the first day. :/
    Modeltrainman
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,436
    That is the thing, I get it is a good deal, but everyone was allowed to buy 5, and it was gone in 4 to 5 minutes, how many were really sold?

    I stayed up all night checking every hour, until 6am CDT, but even if I had saw it as it occurred, would I still have gotten them? Dunno.. Also we are assuming the next time they make these truly available will be at the same time they did it this time. What if they change the time these are made available again?
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 732
    That's what I'm worried about LOL.  I have an alarm set on my cell phone (named "Lego bunduru", mind you) for that day, a few minutes before 0800.
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 313
    Refreshing like a madman, and Walmart seems to be creaking and groaning.  I really wanted this. 
    KingAlanI
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,436
    Refreshing like a madman, and Walmart seems to be creaking and groaning.  I really wanted this. 
    Well you should have two other chances as well: on Feb 7th, and 11th, if I recall.
    KingAlanIModeltrainman
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 313
    Thanks, @madforLEGO 
    Does that mean it's done for today?
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,436
    A lot of people are still likely refreshing the page hoping it appears in stock again today, but likely it is done today.
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 313
    When did their special Bricks on a Roll get released? Somehow, I missed it.

  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,910
    Refreshing like a madman, and Walmart seems to be creaking and groaning.  I really wanted this. 
    I was wondering whether my WiFi was acting up at a bad time or if their website was overloaded. Apparently the latter. Their own fault for how they handled this promotion IMHO.
    Modeltrainman
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 313
    This is just weird. Great idea, but... Bricks on a Roll, too, is sad.
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 766
    I signed up for that in stock email... I'll wait for that, or just the next day of the sale.
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 313
    Me too. I asked a rep, he said they're still coming today. I guess we'll see.

  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,436
    edited February 2018
    KingAlanI said:
    Refreshing like a madman, and Walmart seems to be creaking and groaning.  I really wanted this. 
    I was wondering whether my WiFi was acting up at a bad time or if their website was overloaded. Apparently the latter. Their own fault for how they handled this promotion IMHO.
    From the sound of things these sold out in a matter of minutes, meaning someone had no issues getting to the site.

    This just sounds more like a huge number of people ordered the 5 max of the set (and maybe used bots to do it); Walmart did not make that many available to begin the promo with, and allow too many to be bought at once.
    It is kinda like people running to many different Walmart's to buy up stocks of Large LEGO creator brick sets at 50% during the Thanksgiving day promo before others could get at least one. Walmart also has trouble with limiting promos too.

    It does not help that this was all over brickpicker.com meaning the folks with the large storage areas filled with LEGO were likely waiting on this sale as well so they could flip these, or break em up, for a profit.
    IMO Walmart should have limited these to two per buy at least. It makes no sense to have the 'limit' at five to me, unless you are looking to sell out quickly. Such a good deal should have been limited to two  (as they have done on Thanksgiving online sales may I add) as that is plenty of brick for someone looking to get a good deal for themselves or their kids, and to dissuade those looking solely to make a buck. Yeah, I get that they can do multiple orders as well, but that takes time, time where someone else can get two of these.

    All in all, my guess is that the last of the promo days will have the most to sell because they will be limiting the first 2 days in order to have enough left for the last, but just a guess.
    KingAlanI
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    Totally forgot today was the sale.  Looks like I only missed out on disappointment.
    Modeltrainman
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,436
    Hanzo said:
    Totally forgot today was the sale.  Looks like I only missed out on disappointment.
    It sounds like multiple days, so you may have other chances, that is how I am looking at it at this point.. So we have two more days to be disappointed as well
    HanzojmeninnoModeltrainmanBumblepants
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 732
    ^Yep.  Here's to hoping things are different next time around.
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,643
    I missed it this round. :(
    Bring on round two!
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 313
    I'm super confused. Says Walmart:  Andrea V: Thanks for chatting with Walmart.com! I’m Andrea V and I’ll be assisting you today.
     Me: Hi!
     Me: So, earlier a rep told me that the LEGO 60th anniversary deal https://www.walmart.com/nco/LEGO-60th-Anniversary-Exclusive-Bundle-LEGO-Classic-Creative-Building-Set-10702-amp-Sand-Baseplate/47224043 was still happening today.
     Andrea V: Hi !
     Me: Is it not? Do I wait for the 7th, or the 11th?
     Andrea V: Let me inform you that you are right Lego was a special promotions for their 60th anniversary, the items will be available on February 7-11-9. We will set your email address in order to send you an alert when the items will be available in our web site.
     Andrea V: The release will be at midnight CST.
     Me: Really? It was supposedly today, too...
     Me: https://www.walmart.com/cp/lego/1105635
     Me: According to the page.
     Me: So, I'm confused.
     Andrea V: Unfortunately we have system issues and our warehouse was unable to update the web site, please do not worry the items will be available for the same price that were listed in the page.
     Andrea V: I'm truly sorry for this confusion. Are there any other questions I can help you with today?
     Me: No, thanks.
     Andrea V: It's been a pleasure assisting you. I am going to disconnect now. You may receive a brief email survey regarding your experience with me after you close this chat, and I would appreciate your feedback. Thank you for contacting Walmart.com and have a great weekend!
     Andrea V has disconnected. 

    Astrobricks
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,557
    edited February 2018
    So, midnight CST on Tuesday night. 
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 638
    Well not a deal but I was at Walmart yesterday and some guy thought I worked there and started asking me questions... 
    Can cross that off the bucket list I guess...
    CurvedRoadPlate
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 732
    edited February 2018
    ^^so 1am EST Wednesday morning.  Still wonder if it would sell out just as fast...or faster...
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,910
    @madforlego I was also surprised the limit was 5, was looking forward to getting that many and not having to throw in as much for free shipping, but that does make things more hit or miss given the same supply.

    @modeltrainmain @astrobricks Tuesday is the 6th, midnight would be the start of the 7th. (Midnight on X is often confusing)

    @BrickByBrick were you wearing blue? similar happens with red at Target
    jmeninno
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 638
    edited February 2018
    @KingAlanI Yeah, I was. I had a winter jacket on over a blue sweatshirt. Pretty much all the clothes I own are blue...
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,910
    Sometimes I'm spending so much time in the aisle looking so intently at the product it might also give the impression I work there. @BrickByBrick, you think that was part of it too?
  • eddieweddiew South JerseyMember Posts: 79
    KingAlanI said:
    Sometimes I'm spending so much time in the aisle looking so intently at the product it might also give the impression I work there. @BrickByBrick, you think that was part of it too?
    Also, if @BrickByBrick was upset because of being mistreated by Walmart, that would contribute to looking like a Walmart employee. They usually aren't the happiest bunch.

    BrickByBrickKingAlanI
  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 339
    I sometimes wonder if J.K. Rowling got the idea for the Dementors after she visited a Walmart. It may just be the Walmarts I've been to... but they tend to be dimly lit, the air looks grey and many of the shoppers seem sad or depressed. My soul often feels like it is being sucked out while I shop there. Pretty much what a Dementor attack is described as.
    Bumblepants
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,557

    @modeltrainmain @astrobricks Tuesday is the 6th, midnight would be the start of the 7th. (Midnight on X is often confusing)
    Well, it’s my Tuesday night. I don’t wake up Wednesday morning at midnight :)
    LEGO_Dad77
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,436
    So, midnight CST on Tuesday night. 
    Yeah, doubtful. I mean, they can say the sale goes into effect at 12:01am, but when is it activated for the item on the site? If @12:01am I would be surprised (because if it was a legitimate 'problem' Walmart has, then people are also assuming that they do not have this same 'problem' again, as they seem to have this 'problem' all the time with such sales). I think Walmart does what a lot of online retailers do, wait until 6/7/8am in the morning of the start date to ensure that all stock is not gone due to night owls prowling at 12:01 looking for the score (at least that what it seems that Target, ,TRU, and -yes- Walmart has been doing for some time now).

    Was I going to check at 12:01AM on Tuesday? Yes, because for me it is not a big delas as I usually am awake at such times anyway. However I would take anything CS says with a big grain of salt! (never mind it does not sound to me like CS and the caller were really on the same page)
    KingAlanI
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 638
    KingAlanI said:
    Sometimes I'm spending so much time in the aisle looking so intently at the product it might also give the impression I work there. @BrickByBrick, you think that was part of it too?
    Nah, I was done looking intently at the Lego aisle and was just walking through another on the way out of the store (They didn't have anything I needed). Unless this guy had been following me for 10 minutes....
    KingAlanI
  • NicksBricksNicksBricks United StatesMember Posts: 213
    For those at you that are interested, the Anniversary Windmill 4000029 is in stock at WalMart.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/LEGO-Classic-60th-Anniversary-Limited-Edition-Windmill-4000029/646162006
    KingAlanI
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,951
    ^Anyone else get the feeling it is about $3-5 worth of bricks and a $15-18 graphic design on the box? Unless they do some big sales these are going to be so dust-covered by the end of the year people will start to think they were manufactured 60 years ago.
    BillyBricks84TXLegoguyKingAlanIAstrobricksgmonkey76LEGO_Dad77
  • NicksBricksNicksBricks United StatesMember Posts: 213
    ^Anyone else get the feeling it is about $3-5 worth of bricks and a $15-18 graphic design on the box? Unless they do some big sales these are going to be so dust-covered by the end of the year people will start to think they were manufactured 60 years ago.
    4000028 is sold out online and none in stock locally in Dallas. It is a bit overpriced, but they seem to be selling.
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 313
    I just came back to say that Walmart has 10715 back in stock, and @NicksBricks beat me to it. Well, here's a link anyhow. https://www.walmart.com/ip/LEGO-Classic-Bricks-on-a-Roll-10715-60th-Anniversary-Limited-Edition/867645281
    KingAlanI
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 805
    They seem to be getting smarter about these also, as the first anniversary set, the house, had quite a high limit I believe (certainly at least 5, and it might have been more) but the windmill has a limit of one per order.  They didn't stop me from making two orders, but at least I did have to make two orders, instead of being able to load up on them in a single order.   Maybe they'll have the limit one on the super pricing deal too, next time its up.
    KingAlanI
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