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Target spring markdown

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  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,252
    BACbrix said:

    BACbrix said:

    Went to my Target and saw 5 Super Secret Dropships for only 25$ a piece!!! I couldnt get them yesterday becauee I forgot my Debit Card, of course..... so I went back today and all 5 were gone. I swear when I saw the empty shelf I pulled one of these:

    DOH! I think though you should be amazed you found a Target that is not increasing RRP to 'clearance' the item
    I know I am feeling sick that I couldnt get that deal lol. Also had some Mos Eisley Cantinas 30$ each and they had 2 so I got both. This Target has limited stock on Legos but what they do get usually never sell so they mark them down rediculously. Literally my neighborhood is on average age 58 and up so AFOLs havent found this hidden oasis yet.
    I would love to find Cantinas for 30, at the price they are definitely worth the investment. Just make sure the boxes were not tampered with. Usually a good scale and check of the weight of both boxes (to ensure they are the same weight to the .1 of an ounce) will tell you if they have been though. Just to ensure that no funny business was with the boxes where the figs may have been removed or something. (unless you opened them both)
  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655

    BACbrix said:

    BACbrix said:

    Went to my Target and saw 5 Super Secret Dropships for only 25$ a piece!!! I couldnt get them yesterday becauee I forgot my Debit Card, of course..... so I went back today and all 5 were gone. I swear when I saw the empty shelf I pulled one of these:

    DOH! I think though you should be amazed you found a Target that is not increasing RRP to 'clearance' the item
    I know I am feeling sick that I couldnt get that deal lol. Also had some Mos Eisley Cantinas 30$ each and they had 2 so I got both. This Target has limited stock on Legos but what they do get usually never sell so they mark them down rediculously. Literally my neighborhood is on average age 58 and up so AFOLs havent found this hidden oasis yet.
    I would love to find Cantinas for 30, at the price they are definitely worth the investment. Just make sure the boxes were not tampered with. Usually a good scale and check of the weight of both boxes (to ensure they are the same weight to the .1 of an ounce) will tell you if they have been though. Just to ensure that no funny business was with the boxes where the figs may have been removed or something. (unless you opened them both)
    Yeah I broke seals just to check on purpose. The bags are all sealed and good. I probably will use both to make a larger cantina lol.
    madforLEGO
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 315
    Picked up a steamroller for 35 at my target in NW indiana
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,249

    BACbrix said:

    BACbrix said:

    Went to my Target and saw 5 Super Secret Dropships for only 25$ a piece!!! I couldnt get them yesterday becauee I forgot my Debit Card, of course..... so I went back today and all 5 were gone. I swear when I saw the empty shelf I pulled one of these:

    DOH! I think though you should be amazed you found a Target that is not increasing RRP to 'clearance' the item
    I know I am feeling sick that I couldnt get that deal lol. Also had some Mos Eisley Cantinas 30$ each and they had 2 so I got both. This Target has limited stock on Legos but what they do get usually never sell so they mark them down rediculously. Literally my neighborhood is on average age 58 and up so AFOLs havent found this hidden oasis yet.
    I would love to find Cantinas for 30, at the price they are definitely worth the investment. Just make sure the boxes were not tampered with. Usually a good scale and check of the weight of both boxes (to ensure they are the same weight to the .1 of an ounce) will tell you if they have been though. Just to ensure that no funny business was with the boxes where the figs may have been removed or something. (unless you opened them both)
    Investment?! Who said anything about investment? Make the larger cantina!
    BumblepantsBACbrixmadforLEGOBrickDancerpreverebluemodern
  • QuentinBrickQuentinBrick STLMember Posts: 21
    target in Springfield, VA had all the list sales in this post, tons of steam rollers, I picked up a Super Secret Police Dropship too at $55.98, perfect the kids LOVE/LIVE the Lego Movie.
    MrJ_NYReesesPieces
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 656
    I'd get a drop ship for 50% off. Hoping they last that long. Also would love a Cantina at 30+% off, but the two Targets I checked had them at full price.

    Saw a ton of 30%off Steamrollers, Ultra Agents at 10-20% off, couple of TLM dropships and X-Jets at 30%, few misc sets at 30%. Will check next week.
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 984
    If the clearance price indicators mean anything at Target, they are not at final markdown yet....although that all depends on what's left in stock, too.  Wednesdays are the days Target marks down toys....so I read.
  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    I found the Tower Bridge at my Target last night for $140.
    I'll take $100 off of retail, sure.
    BrickDancersamiam391BumblepantsEKSamhoyatables
  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655
    Any more? @epyon396
  • brokenapathy23brokenapathy23 Member Posts: 58
    @BACbrix it was more than likely an online return.
    madforLEGOepyon396
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,252
    edited February 2015
    @BACbrix it was more than likely an online return.
    Likely, and the stores  do not send them back so they sit on a shelf discounted to get them off of their shelf ((unless a 'flagship' store that sells them). If you are lucky some Walmart stores actually get mods returned and put back on a shelf for 100 dollars as well. Brick and Mortar stores do not like those sets. Too big to fit on the shelves many times.

  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655
    My golden goose is always going to target and asking for their damaged or broken Lego sets because they rarely display them. They had a water damaged BotFA set and I asked how much and they said for 20$ I could have it. I opened it at home and of course box and instructions were ruined but the bags all sealed and safe. Awesome score fore me since I BL'ed the figures and made about 30$ lol always ask for damage stuff if you want a decent deal.
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    If anyone finds a Mos Eisley Cantina for $30, please let me know.  I've been wanting one for a while lol.  Especially in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. 
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 479
    That's crazy to hear the Cantina is going for $30- I've seen several of those sets at Target stores but always at full MSRP. Hopefully I'll luck out soon!
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,356
    I picked up a few Joker Steamroller sets, but nothing else was discounted except a Bionicle set. 30%+ 5% Red Card. I think it was enough to make me pull the trigger. It is weird how every store is different though. I agree that every post like this should have a disclaimer. Not every store has the same discounts or the same product.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,435
    BACbrix said:
    My golden goose is always going to target and asking for their damaged or broken Lego sets because they rarely display them. They had a water damaged BotFA set and I asked how much and they said for 20$ I could have it. I opened it at home and of course box and instructions were ruined but the bags all sealed and safe. Awesome score fore me since I BL'ed the figures and made about 30$ lol always ask for damage stuff if you want a decent deal.
    A lot of those sets end up at Goodwill because of damaged/smashed boxes, unsellable returns (usually torn boxes or opened ones), loose/opened bags, etc.
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    ^I know Target donates to Goodwill right away. I've never found any good deals at a Goodwill, so who knows if they donate locally or ship them back to their warehouse and then donates them...

    Either way, my wife went to 2 Targets last night. The first had no clearance LEGO and the second had a dozen different sets, all about 30% off or more. I ended up with almost the whole Agents theme and Steamroller and a TMNT movie set. I was not expecting to pay that much, but it saved over 100$ from retail.

    I'd love to get a Cantina reduced. Although Wal-Mart had AT-AT before Christmas for 70-80$ that i missed out on, so who knows. YMMV is not just a group of funny letters...it's a fact.
  • cleverusernamecleverusername Member Posts: 59
    Regarding Goodwill, shopping at their stores for Lego or any other "hot" item is fruitless. From what I understand, all of the stuff that will sell for more than a few dollars ends up online. The Target items I have seen at Goodwill were things like Christmas clearance that didn't sell at 90% off (I'm looking at you, Justin Bieber stocking). When it gets to Goodwill, it is often priced very close to full retail. This is just one of many things wrong with Goodwill, and donating to them only makes their executives richer. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-hrabe/the-worst-corporation-in-_b_1876905.html
  • BoomDiggityBoomDiggity Member Posts: 107
    Goldchains, I will keep my eye out as I would love to get one at that price as well.
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 479
    Does Target usually put clearance items in the regular Lego aisle or are they kept separate? I've literally never see. A Lego set in clearance in Target...albeit I've only looked for 6 months or so.
  • lordzaraklordzarak OH, United StatesMember Posts: 329
    If your store has a specific aisle/section for clearance toys, Lego markdowns can appear there. However, they are usually in the Lego aisle marked by a red shelf tag. 
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,652
    dumped on an endcap also happens quite frequently to clearance at Target.
  • bsiu922bsiu922 SF Bay Area, CAMember Posts: 439
    I would love a set of a Mos Eisley Cantina for $30.  it will beat my $48 purchase from Walmart!
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,356
    Cantina at $30 would be awesome, but I rarely find such deals :(
  • abelabel Member Posts: 7
    Folks, Please find the list of all current Target Lego Markdowns at

    http://marketplaces.fyndly.com/target/markdowns/store.html?q=lego&sort=highest-price-first

    this list is constantly being updated so it keeps changing on an hourly basis. You can use the use inventory checker http://marketplaces.fyndly.com/target/tools/inventory/check.html enter Target DPCI#
    Ex: 204-00-0226 and your zipcode to check the inventory & price.

    As with any of the store deals You Mileage May Vary.

    Happy Hunting.




    sidersddchuckplego007
  • SolariousSolarious Kalamazoo, MI, USAMember Posts: 317
    The Agents HQ is seriously %70 off?
  • oansunoansun Member Posts: 87
    thanks
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,435
    @Abel, thanks for the post!

    But is there a way to find out which stores have the prices?
    The price variations pretty much show that you could drive that 15 miles to a Target looking for an item only to find that they reduced it by 15% not 40%.
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 780
    When you are looking at the item, push "price".
    Wonder if they can check prices at other stores to price match...so I can try to price match.
  • abelabel Member Posts: 7
    @Abel, thanks for the post!

    But is there a way to find out which stores have the prices?
    The price variations pretty much show that you could drive that 15 miles to a Target looking for an item only to find that they reduced it by 15% not 40%.
    @77ncaachamps ; You can find out the price of set in a particular store by using the price checker http://marketplaces.fyndly.com/target/tools/price/check.html. You can check both inventory & price so as to increase your chance.

    We simply display what Target reports as price & inventory for a particular store. Please let me know about your experience.

    Inventory: http://marketplaces.fyndly.com/target/tools/inventory/check.html
    Price: http://marketplaces.fyndly.com/target/tools/price/check.html




    BACbrixEKSamthenostomahawker
  • bsiu922bsiu922 SF Bay Area, CAMember Posts: 439
    checked two target today in my area,  most of the lego sets are only 15% 
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,322
    abel said:
    @Abel, thanks for the post!

    But is there a way to find out which stores have the prices?
    The price variations pretty much show that you could drive that 15 miles to a Target looking for an item only to find that they reduced it by 15% not 40%.
    @77ncaachamps ; You can find out the price of set in a particular store by using the price checker http://marketplaces.fyndly.com/target/tools/price/check.html. You can check both inventory & price so as to increase your chance.

    We simply display what Target reports as price & inventory for a particular store. Please let me know about your experience.

    Inventory: http://marketplaces.fyndly.com/target/tools/inventory/check.html
    Price: http://marketplaces.fyndly.com/target/tools/price/check.html




    Great tool...sadly all the $30 Benny spaceships around me are sold out. The x-men set and the Joker Steam Roller are not on there either. Oh well.
    abel
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    Yeah, that's a pretty incomplete list
  • thenosthenos Twin Cities, MNMember Posts: 385
    ^ and ^^ You know you can find the dcpi and enter it yourselves, right?

    Quite frankly this is a fantastic tool. Only thing that'd be useful would be to query quantity and cost at the same time /page. Especially on mobile.
    ReesesPiecessidersddabel
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    I'd find it more useful if I could simply see everything on clearance at a particular store, or even filter by ZIP code.
    sidersddSethro3
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 585
    How'd you get it to display the store price?  That's straight awesome!
    abel
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    I know that clearance markdowns typically happen on Wednesdays, but does anyone know the specifics of that? Is it done before the store opens, or just at a random point during the day?
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    edited February 2015
    By me it always happens on Thursdays. I have found if you go too early in the day they haven't had time to rescan the items. When Target changes a clearance price it does it manually. They use the hand scanner and if the price is lower it prints out those beautiful red stickers we all love to see....but until they scan it the price doesn't change. I have always had the best luck showing up about 10am.
    sweetness34
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 519
    Great tool! This is going to save me both driving time and angst over the prices in the stores across town. No more wondering if I could be getting a better deal at other stores. Awesome!
    abel
  • luckie_reubsluckie_reubs Member Posts: 299
    Odindusk said:

    I know that clearance markdowns typically happen on Wednesdays, but does anyone know the specifics of that? Is it done before the store opens, or just at a random point during the day?

    Thanos75 said:

    By me it always happens on Thursdays. I have found if you go too early in the day they haven't had time to rescan the items. When Target changes a clearance price it does it manually. They use the hand scanner and if the price is lower it prints out those beautiful red stickers we all love to see....but until they scan it the price doesn't change. I have always had the best luck showing up about 10am.

    I've also noticed that an item is typically on clearance at one price for 3 weeks, and then it gets lowered again. It's a real waiting game and a gamble of sorts, but I like to think if I can't get it at 50% off or so (esp on a $100 set), I don't really want it anyway. It's rare that I'll drop more than $50 on a given set.
  • abelabel Member Posts: 7
    thanks guys for all your feedback. Love to make the hunting more productive, but it gets quite challenging very quickly, the sheer number of products ( not just Lego ) , stores, locations, inventory & prices constantly changing in real time.

    Clearance price marking at a particular store also depends on how diligent or work backlogged the store is. A store rep has to walk around and do a clearance price refresh of its products, so it may be Thursdays, Fridays or Mondays.

    Will see what other improvements can be made based on the collective feedback. Happy hunting http://marketplaces.fyndly.com/target/markdowns/store.html?q=lego

    rocao
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    The stores by me never have a set pattern on how long it stays at a certain price. This year at my usual store the end of the year clearance never changed from the initial markdowns while at another stores it dropped every week.
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 585
    I can confirm that prices are accurate based on the sets I was looking at last night at my local Target.
    abel
  • jedijason1138jedijason1138 Member Posts: 145
    I stopped by a Walmart near me the other day and they had this set http://brickset.com/sets/70163-1/Toxikita-s-Toxic-Meltdown marked down to $11. I would have bought it just for the minifigures, but I just couldn't. They only had 1. Funny thing is they used the same discount label for some Call of Duty sets, too.

    The same day, at Target, they had http://brickset.com/sets/76022-1/X-Men-vs-The-Sentinel marked down to $35. I had been wanting it, so I grabbed it. Good thing, too, because today it was marked back up to $42.
  • QuentinBrickQuentinBrick STLMember Posts: 21
    This target inventory and price checker just blew my mind
    abel
  • thenosthenos Twin Cities, MNMember Posts: 385
    Used this again this evening to check on some things, and apparently it isn't as peachy as I want it to be. Gave me an in-store price lower than the tags and scanner. I think maybe it's just loaded up for whenever they retag, but made me sad. :( 
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    Trying to decide if I want to drive 30 miles roundtrip for a chance at a Super Secret Dropship for $40... prolly not, I guess. Tempting though.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,284
    edited February 2015
    abel said: Will see what other improvements can be made based on the collective feedback. Happy hunting 
    The following improvements would be wonderful:
    1. Display the price and availability in a single check
    2. Save the last used zip code and filter & sort preferences rather than having to re-enter it with each product check
    thenossidersddchuckpBuriedinBricksPitfall69
  • abelabel Member Posts: 7
    rocao said:
    abel said: Will see what other improvements can be made based on the collective feedback. Happy hunting 
    If you could save our last used zip code and filter & sort preferences rather than having to re-enter it with each inventory check, that would be wonderful!
    @rocao ; Yes thats in the works. Will update the forum when it's addressed. You could follow the FB if you are interested in getting notified.

    https://www.facebook.com/fyndly
    thenosRonyarReesesPiecesJenniPitfall69
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,284
    ^^ great, thanks. I edited my feedback with while you were responding :)
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