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[US] Wal-Mart mid-year clearance/shelf reset

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  • ReliantReliant Member Posts: 68
    Margot that's a great deal. Normally employees can't just mark on the fly or just tell you the price shown is what it is. Was it a manager or something? Maybe it was all in the way you worded it to the guy. :)
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    He must have been a manager because he had the ability to look up prices and tell me what kind of a deal he could give me, but he still needed another manager to use her key to override the scanned prices. They kept apologizing to me for making me wait too... can you believe that?
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    edited August 2013
    Hey MadforLego. You can do your shopping at home with the Walmart app on your smart phone and the UPC codes that you can pull off Brickset. I'm not adept at it but I know member Zon is.
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    Argggg I want the stunt plane. Maybe I will get lucky.
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    A couple surprises today
    #9473 Mines of Moria for $20
    #6154 Duplo Cinderella Castle for $15

    Other WM I've checked were still at the 30% clearance level and mostly empty.
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,120
    I stopped by the two WM's that were on my way home from work....both stores had almost empty LEGO shelves. They had those shelf plans taped to the isle and if the set wasnt on the list it wasnt on the shelf. I looked all over both stores for their hiding place and never found them. I tracked down the manager at each store and both told me the same story. That they packed up all of the sets that werent on the plan. Again I pulled my AFOL membership card and asked if they were still for sale if I bought a bunch and both times I was told no. I asked what they planned on doing with them and both said they didnt know..that they were just told to pack them up for removal from the store.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,264
    ^ I think typically when stores pack stuff up like that it goes to auction and other places like TJMaxx and such will buy the lots to sell in their stores.
  • aimlesspursuitsaimlesspursuits USMember Posts: 207
    edited August 2013
    ^ FWIW I was at a store last year where they told me they had packed the sets to be sent to a larger WM store to clearance out.
  • MilcheaxMilcheax Member Posts: 52
    Stopped at one WM to pick up some household things and the Lego aisle had been dropped to 1/4 its previous size (and a small stand-alone four-sided display was in the larger cross-aisle) but the clearance section did actually have a bunch of sets... for no more than 10% off.
  • SquareSideSquareSide Member Posts: 170
    Went to my walmart again and they are finally moving stuff around. They totally didn't organize the red tagged toys at all. LEGO sets scattered everywhere, still the same clearance prices. I'm so jelly of ppl getting killer deals on Batwing and Batcave. Mine are not red tagged at all.
  • ShpadoinkleShpadoinkle 13 hours West of BillundMember Posts: 420
    @thanos75 for what it's worth my walmart held onto their summer clearance sets until January then put them out at 75% off. I'm sure this is atypical (my walmart is very "special") but there is hope...
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,869
    ecmo47 said:

    Hey MadforLego. You can do your shopping at home with the Walmart app on your smart phone and the UPC codes that you can pull off Brickset. I'm not adept at it but I know member Zon is.

    Thanks,
    I heard about this in the past, and tried it but it did not seem to work for me.
    Ill have to try again at some point.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,869
    When does Walmart knock their prices down again?
    Just wondering, I think targets do it on Thursdays but when does Walmart normally do it?
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    edited August 2013
    ^It seems totally random.
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    I don't think Walmart really does it like target. You may get lucky and find one getting mark down more, but I don't think it is that common.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    to clarify, x-wing raffle closes at 5 pm eastern,
    Coolsplash
  • LegoLego Member Posts: 62
    Giving away means free, so your giving it away for free right.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    Yes
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    The raffle is closed. I have 19 entries. Results will be announced shortly. May the odds be ever in your favor.
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 723
    @margot
    Margot-the-anti-reseller. After mucking around in the reseller-hate thread and feeling all dirty, you have restored my faith in the goodness of AFOLs! Such a nice thing to do.
    margotadol7ckenda1Coolsplash
  • legomasonlegomason Member Posts: 190
    Wow I am in shock!

    margotLegoCircleKSquareSide
  • EKSamEKSam Member Posts: 349
    @margot Way to go! Congrats @legomason.
    margot
  • ckenda1ckenda1 Member Posts: 121
    @margot is a great person to deal with. Congrats @legomason!
    margot
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    Awesome job @margot ! A prime example of the good that exists within Brickset. And congrats to @Legomason !
    margotYellowcastleCoolsplash
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    Boooooooo!!!!

    Juuuuuust kidding. Congrats @Legomason and thanks again @Margot. It's acts like this that make me love this community!
    margot
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652
    edited August 2013
    @margot- How kind and generous of you. Your son is blessed to have you for his mom. You are teaching him well. May your kindness be rewarded many times over.
    margotkhmellymel
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    Congrats @Legomanson, and thanks for the opportunity @Margot that was extremely kind of you.
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    How many of you by a extra copy to try to trade on here, I was just wondering if it was just me?
  • MathBuilderMathBuilder Member Posts: 150
    margot said:

    The winner is....

    Really nice give a away! And I love the way you displayed the winning ticket. Double thumbs up!
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    @margot, you are an amazing mommy! :) keep up the good work and THIS is truly what Brickset is all about, spreading the Lego love :)
  • meyerc13meyerc13 Member Posts: 227
    I checked a bunch of Wal Marts in the Twin Cites of MN and northern Wisconsin this week. Here are a few things I remember seeing (prices were fairly consistent):

    Unexpected Gathering $49
    Goblin King $69
    Attack on Weathertop $39
    Uruk Hai Army $21
    Attack of the Wargs $35
    Mirkwood Spiders $21

    As you can see, most prices were 30% off. Also saw the Batcave, Hulk set, a few Galaxy Squad (bigger sets from the first wave), Lex Luthor/Wonder woman set, City Forest police helicopter, police semi truck, patrol car, dirtbike transport, Star Wars Z95, Gungan sub... again all 30% off MSRP. I passed on almost everything because I can buy most of it at Barnes and Noble retail stores with a 20% coupon plus member discount (I'm not a reseller, just buy for personal use). Only picked up a few sets that haven't been well stocked at Barnes and Noble. The only set I saw at greater than 30% was the Gungan sub.

    At one store I saw the City hospital set, but it was clearance priced at MSRP so I passed. Hoping to find one of those discounted eventually (have one, want a second for parts).
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,264
    My two local Walmarts finally moved stuff to a clearance aisle even though they clearance priced stuff a few weeks ago. But at one I found a #7937 train station that they must have found in the back. Unfortunately they had a sticker on it at full price and it didn't scan in the system anymore.
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,120
    The Walmart closest to me created a whole section in the law and garden section just for the left over LEGO. Maybe its the store that the other smaller WM's are sending their clearance LEGO to. They have about a dozen City Mine,Unexpected gatherings,Attack of the Wargs, Hulk Breakouts, Goblin Kings, and assorted smaller sets each. I did pull the trigger on another Sith Interceptor. That is one of the coolest Star Wars ships I have built yet. I am thinking of getting a couple of the Mines for the parts but i'm going to gamble that they will drop below the $70 that they are at.
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 706
    One of my local Walmarts is currently busy resetting and placing stuff in the clearance aisle...and they finally put out The Lone Ranger series.....I guess they wanted to get it out on the shelves before the DVD release.
  • legomasonlegomason Member Posts: 190
    In the video games section they have the Ilrion Heroica set combo pack with Lego Harry Potter Books 5-7 DS game for $19.96. Also Minotaurus/Lego Battles DS for the same price. In the clearance section, saw Creationary for $21.
  • sandtherapysandtherapy Member Posts: 108
    @Thanos75 Did you notice the clearance price of Goblin Kings? I sure want one.
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    Thanos75 said:

    The Walmart closest to me created a whole section in the law and garden section just for the left over LEGO. Maybe its the store that the other smaller WM's are sending their clearance LEGO to. They have about a dozen City Mine,Unexpected gatherings,Attack of the Wargs, Hulk Breakouts, Goblin Kings, and assorted smaller sets each. I did pull the trigger on another Sith Interceptor. That is one of the coolest Star Wars ships I have built yet. I am thinking of getting a couple of the Mines for the parts but i'm going to gamble that they will drop below the $70 that they are at.

    One of my Walmarts did the same exact thing in the same section with just about all of the same sets.
  • thenosthenos Twin Cities, MNMember Posts: 433

    @Thanos75 Did you notice the clearance price of Goblin Kings? I sure want one.

    One Walmart by me had them for $47. All the other ones were at $69 or sold out. The $47 ones didn't last long (this was Friday).

  • exciter1exciter1 Member Posts: 226
    KMart will have lots of $47 Goblin Kings available when their 50% off clearance toys sale hits.
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 668
    Checked Walmart again last night. Stickers out for the summer sets but empty shelves. Republic Striker Fighter for $25, no sticker. All other discounted sets and red tags vanished.

    :C
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,120
    I checked again this morning at the WM with the 4 isles of clearance LEGO and this time I got excited because there was a manager standing next to it with a clip board. The prices were the same and I asked when and if they will be marked down. She said maybe Monday or Tuesday when the managers meet but she doesnt think they will be marked down. Now I have been looking at these isles for two weeks now and nothing has moved...not one single set from what I saw last week....
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    @Thanos75 You should have asked her for a discount! Tell her you've noticed nothing is moving and you would like to purchase some clearance Lego!
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,120
    @margot ....trust me I did. I even told her I would buy everything in one swoop if the price was right. She said she couldnt do anything on the prices. In her defence it was 4:30am. I am working nights this weekend and the WM is a 24hr one and she said she was just the night manager and didnt have the power.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    edited August 2013
    ^I've been keeping my eye out for the manager who gave me the super 50-70% off deals. All of the 30% off clearance Lego is just sitting there and I figured I could always use a couple of more sweet deals to store away for the future (maybe future raffles?). So far I haven't seen him. It seems like very few have the power. I did have a manager at another store go to the back and get me 4 Droid Escapes for $7 each at another Walmart, he said that was all they had and nothing else was going on clearance. The amazing thing is he said "just tell the cashier the price is $7". The cashier was able to override $13 and put in $7 without a manger's key, no questions asked. This was the Walmart where all the employees told me there was tons of stuff ready to go on clearance in the back- but I think they are sending it somewhere else, Goodwill maybe?
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    I have got to stop going to Walmart, I really dislike that store. Clearance Lego has driven me insane...
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    Went to WM this morning. All the sets were discounted a whole 97 cents off original cost each.
    FollowsClosely
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    edited August 2013
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  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    jadedanc said:

    Went to WM this morning. All the sets were discounted a whole 97 cents off original cost each.

    That's the power of Rollback at full throttle. It totally blows away the Target Sale-That's-Not-A-Sale practice. (You know, when Target lists an item in their flyer at the regular Target price).

    That's enough sarcasm for now. ;)

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