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Worse, a lot of the lightning deals were clearly setup before the price match to Walmart, some of them are the same 30% off they already were.
Places like Amazon and Target have poised themselves nicely as they watch other retailers struggle selling their junky shelf warmers. The ingenious part of Amazon is they probably didn't even need to do 30% off to move sales, they only did it to steal Walmart customers. They could have easily gotten away with mass sales from all the work other retailers put into sensationalizing Black Friday, plus their gimmicky 'lightning deals'. I mean the name pretty much tells you that you are not going to get in on the deal, but it just sounds so cool and interesting. Better stick around, refresh, and keep shopping for a couple hours. Amazon, you sly devils you.
Agreed on the time thing...sheesh! I swear people are writing scripts or something to claim these lightning deals so fast.
I doubt it is rigged. If just 100 people in each state tries for an offer, that is 5k people all clicking at once. Even if they have 5k items, they sell out instantly. I think 5000 people going after a prime Holiday item like Lego is crazy conservative. It is no wonder they are gone instantaneously.
Eh. I think it is about using it to one's advantage.
I do agree. Some of the "deals" I saw on Amazon today were not deals.
I did, though, pick up some real deals today while out, and other deals on previous weeks when I felt we hit lows. The Key is knowing prices well in advance, so you'd an spot an actual deal when you see it.
I was hoping to snag a Horizon Express from Amazon, but it looks like they haven't carried it for a while, unfortunately,
Rancor pit $33.xx
just bought both...
jabba sail 75020 - $72.67 (39% off)
Oh and by the way, Constitution Train is $61.19 !!!
I need to get myself a hobby to keep me busy so that I don't have time for LEGOS. Errrr.... wait... LEGOS is my hobby! Eeeeekkkkkk!!!!!