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As for Target, I just found a PoP Battle of Alamut for $13.48!
My local Wal-Mart that my wife overheard the District Manager tell employees to further reduce the LEGO on clearance has still ignored the DM. The markdowns are the same as in August and I'm tired of checking. Wal-Mart's clearance strategy is aweful. As others have mentioned, there are sets in the clearance aisle with a red clearance sticker that are marked full retail! They may sell for less but there should be an asterisk stating that they don't sell LEGO for less!
The stores that have had the largest LEGO clearances had them over a month ago. The remaining ones have had only a few sets on clearance, and the discounts were as low as a few cents off(!) to 30% off. Most were in the 15% range.
I did find a single Minotaurus game for $3 earlier this week. I stopped in at a different Wal-Mart and thought I might have hit the gold mine when I saw 25+ copies on the top shelf without price stickers. After considerable waiting for an employee to come with a ladder, I scanned them and was disappointed to find they were full price at $25.
I went to my closest store where they still have a bunch of lego on "clearance" for the same price as regular retail, to find out that the sock reduced in half, but the prices are still the same. My guess: They are not marking down because people are stupid. A lot of people that don't follow LEGOs like we do, will see something with a price on a red sticker, and will think it's on sale. They buy it, no questions asked, and will believe they made a great deal, when sometimes the price is HIGHER than regular Lego prices, like sets "on sale" for $11.44, that cost $9.99 on any LEGO store or shop.lego.com.
That being said, I think they will not go down further, unless the store needs the space for something else, but I was talking to an employee that told me that they will only need those shelves after Christmas now, so the prices may not drop at all.
Falcon for only $104
MMV for only 90
QAR from Pirates for only $104
The QAR for 104 is nice though, as I am guessing those are going out of prod soon.
I did snag the Ninjago 2505 - Garmadon's Dark Fortress for $35.00 though...
Amazon has 871 of the 10188 in stock.
I also learned why some stores red-tag items but don't reduce the price... it's a flag to those stocking toys that the items are non-replenishable, and while they're not marked down, they shouldn't be worked back into the main Lego aisle.
For what it is worth, you can sell expensive sets for a high amount, yesterday I sold a new 10030 for $1350 on Amazon, after shipping and fees I'll net $1,130. I've sold 3 of those this year, so they do sell, just very slowly...
I don't think this is a way to get rich, just perhaps a way to help support the addiction. :)
Wonder if th eDeath Stars will be on sale for a Black Friday thing.... Has anyone heard what set is going to be on sale for Target for Lego (if any)?
I am still waiting for my local Wal-marts to drop the price of the Star Wars Lego clearance. As of last Monday, I saw no change at one Wal-mart. They had "repriced" the items on 10/17 or 10/24 with the same price. What was interesting was that they added Alien Conquest HQ to the clearance and Big Ben Breakout (?) Cars 2 set. They still had a lone Clone Turbo Tank set at $99. I would have been interested in the TS Train set, but I think many of them are gone locally for me.
At least we're talking about it now, and not 6 months from now! :)
Who know what will occur when these sets from the problem line start appearing on eBay long after it is sold out... Replacement parts may not be available that are identical to the parts missing from the set
I scored Hogwarts and the Clone Turbo Tank for $60 each. There had only been a lone Tank and a lone QAR on the shelves. I had to search for the Tank, finding it in the regular aisle behind some Slave 1's. Never did find that QAR, though.
I'm also sure the clearance stock is extremely store specific - just whatever sets your store happened to get onnnneeeee too many shipments of before they stopped stocking those items. I have a hunch that Quidditch is pretty universally overabundant, though.
Was that an advertised price or did you scan it and it came up that way?
Standard yellow shelf labels had the price listed at $1.00 (with a "was" price of $2.97).