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Plus, if you're already there to get the card, you may as well just tough it out and pick out your stuff too :)
You can't go home though and use the discount later. You get the card at check out so as long as you stay in the shop to get more stuff, you get the discount.
Also, bring any other discounts you have. Like if you got the Lego catalogue with the 10% coupon on the back of it. Some shop might let you use it. Plus any $5.00 Lego Club coupons too if you have 'em. You never know.
Thanks for the info guys.
The Holiday gift set #2 is a 'separate' deal, meaning you will get that too.
At least that how it was at the pre brick friday sale on Saturday and I doubt that will change.
I'd buy every SSD and DS in the store if they don't have a spending limit. ;) Shoot, at that discount, I would need a pallet to take it all out.
Hmm, what else would I take?
Just about every 10xxx set they had in the store. They MUST have a spending limit?
At 50% off, that would not be hard to do. 25 Death Stars would be enough.
Doubt they have that many sitting in the back, but who knows?
I know Texas is big, but is it really THAT big? LOL
Yes, Texas is really that big... I would keep one of them to part out for myself, and the other 24 would end up on eBay after it retires. Then that would fund my Lego addiction for the next year or two.
Actually, in all seriousness, I would probably buy 10 or 15 Death Stars, the rest of the budget would go to filling out the rest of the collection, buying whatever else I didn't have.
Either way, with 50% off at the Lego store, plus VIP points, are you kidding? I'd spend every dime of that $5K for sure. :)
LEGO knows full well that resellers populate their stores as well.
I believe that all of the above will someday be valuable.
I think I will be contacted lego regarding this because I noticed the same cashier gave multiple PAB to another customer.
Has anyone else only gotten one PAB for a purchase or was anyone else able to add to their puchase after the scratch off.
This year, they let you use any of the discounts for the entire order plus my local store and many I've read here let customers add on. It just raises sales so whomever was strict with you lost out on sales. If I'm a manager, having customers add on is the smart move. More product out of the store, more room for new sets at full retail.
I'd contact Lego customer service. Let them know the details and see if they can get you another PaB or Holiday set. Never hurts to ask...Lego has the best customer service I've seen.
I may contact customer service tonight. - thx
Yeah - I personally didn't have a great experience at my visit during the exclusive sale. I think the cashier that assisted me really didnt know what he was doing. I think associates should be versed it what the policies are. At least I got a PAB box. The first few people didnt even get a PAB box.
I remember coming back to the LEGO store in January 2011 and there were guys filling out those boxes they've got during Black Friday, I think. Never understood the reason.
Some stores (like mine in Queens) give you another PaB box every interval of $75 bucks. I've heard some stores are strict and only give you one PaB per order at checkout.
You get a flattend, decorative empty box in an envelope. It says you can start filling it up Dec. 26th till March 31st. BUT, again...some stores are cool about it and you can start filling it up once you've checked out (don't have to wait till Dec. 26th). All depends on the store.
For packing and getting the most out of your PaB box or cups, contact my home boy bmwlego.
He's got some good suggestions to get the most out of PaB packin'!
Edit - Ninja'd :-)
I mean, it isn't like you're NEVER coming back! :)
@Bluemoose, though not scientifically proven, I was told by the M.O.A. staff that 25% of their sales were AFOLers. In the physical stores, the weight of the AFOL community does seem to carry purchase weight. Still, the joy of receiving the boxes, then heading to the store later in the winter months to collect free LEGO!!! Woot! no need to collect right away :)
Also, just my commentary... if AFOL sales are 25% at MOA, they are probably a higher percentage at other stores, just due to the fact that the MOA store gets crazy busy and full of tourists, most if whom are unlikely to make s return visit/purchase.
I'm curious to see how busy it is at midnight tonight. Ill be there around 11 waiting in line...
I've spotted AFOLs with their kids at numerous occasions, where they buy the larger exclusive sets for themselves, and get Bricks and More things for the kids.
Also you are supposed to get a PAB box for every 75 you spend, at least it has always been that way by the LEGO store I go to.
I'd say what happened was you did not talk to a manager or assistant manager at the LEGO store, which is maybe should have done to have them confirm.
One thing that I found immensely valuable is to know the managers and be friendly as they will be more willing to help out those they know are regular customers.
Also you may be able to go back with your receipt to the store, talk to the manager and tell them what happened.. While they probably cannot do something like give you 50% off of a bunch more stuff (although by the receipt they could know you were not lying BUT it depends on how strict the store policy was that day.. maybe they said that to everyone to begin with again that it was not allowed to add on) They may at least be able to give you additional PAB boxes for your trouble (again depending on how friendly the manager is).
I'm guessing LEGO corporate may tell you the same.
Not sure how a manager will respond if you sick the Corp hounds on them though.
I would almost say go back to the store, speak to a manager.. if they don't help you, then go to corporate and report it to them.