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I may be mistaken, though.
ETA: Hmmm. Looks like someone had a 10% in their catalog last year, though. I guess if I had one I did not use it.
Most of that is of very little interest to me. I'm more interested in what sets are going to be discounted, and by how much.
Of course, I'm been seeing prices go up and rumored mark-ups for other toys I follow, so all of these changes Lego is making is in line with what the market is doing.
This stops the need to disappoint people that try to buy something that is not discountable.
Anyway. As indicated by the almost two months that have passed since the comment I am replying to was posted, I have been waiting for the dust to settle on this thread to just go and read it in one sitting. Alas, my wait was in vain. The dust just won't settle.
So I went ahead and caught up on it all tonight. And it was the highest dose of the most condensed déjà-vus I've ever had. Every single thought, idea, hope, and fear has been voiced four times over by now.
And the only thought I am really taking away from it all now, buried on page 14 out of 23 — and on page 15, and on page 16, and on page 17, and on pages 6 and 7 (no, really, go ahead and check, I'll wait) —, that only thought is "time will tell". Here I am on page 23, and I am still none the wiser. You are none the wiser. TLG, for that matter, are none the wiser. We're all just a bunch of fortune tellers telling fortune, or in fact lack thereof, back at one another.
Thus, leaving my first comment here in the hopes of it also being my last, I wish to bury this nugget of wisdom right here on page 23 out of 142:
Time will tell.
Sorry, just had to!
I love cats and dogs, sadly I'm allergic to cats and I just don't have the time for dogs, perhaps when the kids are older...
TRU is offering a free #9495 Y-Wing when you buy a big Star Wars set. A free $50 set is better than nothing, which is what you'll get elsewhere right now.
R2 and the B-Wing are marked up, but the X-Wing, SSD, and Death Star are not.
As far as I know we were told that exclusive sets from 2013 and later won't go on sale. But we've seen already a bunch of them on sale lately at some particular store. Not necessesary amazon but others.
Refer to http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/6868/discounts-on-lego-exclusives#latest for more.
I know it is probably semantics, but I consider TRIPLE VIP POINTS and a Holiday set to be "on sale".
I got a few HE before this lockdown from TRU during a BOG50, in hindsight I wish i would have bought a few more
I got mine acouple of weeks ago.
That said, I just don't like the 2nd holiday set this year, which is probably why I haven't bought anything from Lego in the last month.
So that's why I'm wondering. Though I assume that HE will stick around for another year and I hope to find it somewhere, so I'm just keep waiting.
One of my problems with the exclusive nomiker is how the criteria is kinda arbitrary. For example, the Sopwith Camel is only $99, yet it's an exclusive. Helm's Deep is a more significant set at $129, yet it's not exclusive. But it's part of a theme you might say, but then we have Arkham in the DC theme, which is $149, and an exclusive.
If they are not going to let anyone discount them then I have no issues with LEGO solely selling them
Exclusive doesn't mean expensive. Barrel Escape was an exclusive.
The issue with most of the exclusives is that there is no rhyme or reason to what gets that label. It's not based on price, size, theme, or even actually being exclusive since most are sold by several retailers. The only thing that makes the exclusive sets exclusive is TLG saying they are - store exclusives being the exception.
Barrel escape is an exclusive set. Arkham asylum is premium set. We don't allow discounts on premium products. It's none of your business why this product is considered premium - it just is - so no discount for you! It sounds much better to me.
The more eyes on them the more Lego sells sets of all sizes. Its in their best interest to have these as visible as possible. Unlikely they will ever pull these back to "Lego store only" by choice.