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[US] Walmart Black Friday

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  • NatebwNatebw Tampa BayMember Posts: 339
    ^48 copies? Does that mean that you got 48 sets? Seems like you could have left a few for others trying to score just 1 for their children....
  • luckie_reubsluckie_reubs Member Posts: 299
    Natebw said:

    ^48 copies? Does that mean that you got 48 sets? Seems like you could have left a few for others trying to score just 1 for their children....

    That's not how it works around here. Eat or be eaten is the rule of the game.
  • NatebwNatebw Tampa BayMember Posts: 339
    Well, I don't do Black Friday at all... But I am starting to see why people complain about resellers...
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 678
    I got my shipment confirmation earlier today
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,531

    ^No. Please (re)read this thread.

    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/7043/the-community-perspective-on-reselling/p1

    Like it or not, an implicit rule was outlined, nothing more than a request for courtesy actually. Don't talk about large quantities outside THE reseller thread, especially when others are lamenting their lack. You don't have to understand or even agree with it, just abide by it.

    I would like to know if anyone has received shipping confirmation for the buckets from walmart.

    Actually I believe those who like to boast about how many they grab so they can get adoration of the few that like to stroke egos belongs in the 'brag' thread, and not necessarily the reseller thread IMO.

    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/comment/314137#Comment_314137
    klatu003dougtspharmjod
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    edited November 2014
    No confirmation and no pending charge on my account. I was able to add two to my cart yesterday but the site seemed to glitch out on me as soon as I checked out. I never got the "ok your order has been placed and here's your order number" type of confirmation page. I was just dumped back out to the home page instead with an empty cart. The buckets were oos after that. So I assumed (and am still assuming) that order didn't go through.
  • pcironepcirone Long Island, NYMember Posts: 346
    Wasn't boasting.. trying to help. I dont need my ego (or anything for that matter) stroked on an internet forum. I come here for information, and try to provide some in return when i can. It is information that people can make use of, just like the people who posted that they couldn't find any at all. Useful information. Just like when I started this thread.

    And yes Natebw that means 48 sets. Whether any were left behind for children or not is immaterial in the context of this discussion.
  • NatebwNatebw Tampa BayMember Posts: 339
    I don't know, dude. You sound pretty defensive.
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    @pcirone‌ - did you happen to see a full display while shopping? I was just curious as to how many towers were actually on a pallet. I read there were around 30, so did that that mean there were only 15 of each type?
  • thedingman5thedingman5 Great Lakes, USAMember Posts: 291
    CircleK said:

    @pcirone‌ - did you happen to see a full display while shopping? I was just curious as to how many towers were actually on a pallet. I read there were around 30, so did that that mean there were only 15 of each type?

    I saw 48 on the pallets at the 2 stores I was at Wed. Night. Both of them had 22 Lego and 26 duplo, fwiw. I'm sure there was variance across the stores.
    CircleK
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,985
    Yes, I did receive shipment info this morning @Brickarmor‌

    I ordered two at 8:50 East Coast time yesterday.

  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    @Brickarmor‌ I have received shipping confirmation on the 3 orders I placed on the website.
  • DavidBrickleyDavidBrickley Richmond, VAMember Posts: 356
    I was fortunate enough to acquire 1 for myself and 2 for a couple of coworkers for their grandkids. At the store I went to, I don't think there were more than 20 on the pallet (of the regular, don't know about the Duplo).
  • bmwlegobmwlego Long Island, New YorkMember Posts: 817
    I scored the LEGO Towers for myself, son and friends in ILUGNY. Went to 2 Long Island stores and found them.

    As a whole, Black Friday was calm and leisurely this year. Because it was BF there were plenty of cashier lanes open but because these stores opened on Thanksgiving the lines were nowhere to be found. I was at 2 Walmarts, a BN, a Target, a Game Stop and a TRU and walked right up to an empty register lane each time. This was between 7 am and 2pm today. The longest line I waited on was at a Panera Bread for lunch.
    brickupdate
  • pcironepcirone Long Island, NYMember Posts: 346
    CircleK said:

    @pcirone‌ - did you happen to see a full display while shopping? I was just curious as to how many towers were actually on a pallet. I read there were around 30, so did that that mean there were only 15 of each type?

    There were 40 units on each pallet I saw, 2 levels of 20 each. Each level had 15 regular and 5 duplo.
    CircleK
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    I'd like one if anyone is sharing.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    margot said:

    I'd like one if anyone is sharing.

    I got 4 online. Assuming they all ship, I'm happy to pass one along at cost plus shipping

    margotZathrasCircleKtamamahmBrickDancerlego007EKSam
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 727
    My online order is "processing." We went to the store this morning and were told that the towers were sold out right after opening on Thur at 6:00pm. Hope my single order is filled.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    A LUGmate scored one for me, since I was still on the road Thursday night at 6pm. I did not make it out yesterday at all. In years past, I have found a couple copies tucked on shelves post-BF.
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 727
    Slightly off topic, but I went to Walmart today to pick up a Logitech Wireless Mouse that was part of their Black Friday promotion. They are no longer offering the sale price on the bin of them out in the aisle. It was obviously a special buy for the sale. Silly - I'll pick it up whenever they end up in the clearance rack later, or buy for the sale price elsewhere...
  • ACWWGal2011ACWWGal2011 Member Posts: 534
    mom and uncle will be checking for one for me. Met up with a guy that deals lego and it turns out he and other people got together and bought at least 100 sets for charity on black Friday. Bit irritating since that's not fair to those who want to buy the sets for their kids.

    Am I saying to not buy for charity? NO b/c that'd be stupid. What I am saying is to at least give people a fair shot of getting the set b/c going ape chip crazy buying the sets!

    Fingers crossed they can find one for me since I really could use some of those parts but I really wish they'd have a tower WITHOUT separator option since I don't need yet another orange guy. Between the ones I bought on BL and got in sets, I must have about 10 of them but I hate them compared to the old style. Gotta do a orange guy purge one day.
    bmwlego said:

    I scored the LEGO Towers for myself, son and friends in ILUGNY. Went to 2 Long Island stores and found them.

    As a whole, Black Friday was calm and leisurely this year. Because it was BF there were plenty of cashier lanes open but because these stores opened on Thanksgiving the lines were nowhere to be found. I was at 2 Walmarts, a BN, a Target, a Game Stop and a TRU and walked right up to an empty register lane each time. This was between 7 am and 2pm today. The longest line I waited on was at a Panera Bread for lunch.

    I remember hearing that happening to a few people. Pretty weird there were no crowds even w/ the thankgiving being open. I don't know the story around here since I didn't do the Black Friday thing due to lack of decent funds plus no shopping buddy. Flea market was really lively yesterday though! scored a few goodies including a 70113 for a few dollars. :D
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129

    Met up with a guy that deals lego and it turns out he and other people got together and bought at least 100 sets for charity on black Friday. Bit irritating since that's not fair to those who want to buy the sets for their kids.

    Am I saying to not buy for charity? NO b/c that'd be stupid. What I am saying is to at least give people a fair shot of getting the set b/c going ape chip crazy buying the sets!

    You sure they are for charity? Maybe he was just saying that so he wouldn't get so much flak. If he deals LEGO for a profession, seems like a pretty good profit opportunity for him. Sorry to be so cynical, but it smells off to me...

    As for the rest - Walmart could make it real simple - put a purchase limit in place.

    margotmadforLEGONatebwMasterBeefy
  • PoochyPoochy USAMember Posts: 479
    dougts said:

    As for the rest - Walmart could make it real simple - put a purchase limit in place.

    Probably not worth their time to do so until people start fighting for Lego like they do with 50" LCDs :).
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,531
    Well the towers online are showing a price of 59.99 for the tower, which I guess still are not a bad price, but a bit disheartening when you know there are people that bought them simply to sell them at retail
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 727
    Got a shipping confirmation email today! Thanks again to @thenos for posting that they were up online. I was not looking for that, assumed they were in store only.
    thenos
  • ACWWGal2011ACWWGal2011 Member Posts: 534
    dougts said:

    Met up with a guy that deals lego and it turns out he and other people got together and bought at least 100 sets for charity on black Friday. Bit irritating since that's not fair to those who want to buy the sets for their kids.

    Am I saying to not buy for charity? NO b/c that'd be stupid. What I am saying is to at least give people a fair shot of getting the set b/c going ape chip crazy buying the sets!

    You sure they are for charity? Maybe he was just saying that so he wouldn't get so much flak. If he deals LEGO for a profession, seems like a pretty good profit opportunity for him. Sorry to be so cynical, but it smells off to me...

    As for the rest - Walmart could make it real simple - put a purchase limit in place.

    Not sure. i do believe that they most likely gave most of the sets they bought for the lego charity group they were talking about but I have doubts if they gave them ALL. I can't remember what group they were talking about. Not fairy bricks but something else. Mom made a good point: She remembers seeing a whole stack of creative tower lids at the flea market booth, at least a dozen. She wonders what's going on with that. Did the people that get together and buy the containers keep some towers for themselves or did they just divvy up the bags inside for charity(kind of like a goody bag style donation) and keep some of the lids for what ever reason?

    Lego isn't his main job, more of a side thing he does with his family. He has a F.M. booth, BL store, and sometimes lists a few things on ebay.

    What I can tell you for sure is this: between the charity monkeys and the BF shoppers, the walmart close to use was nearly tapped out(or now tapped out I should say)! My mom and uncle hit the Walmart that's just a little further out then our normal WM run location. according to them, they only found ONE tower for me at the Walmart and I suspect someone didn't get it since it looks like about a quarter of the front labeling on the box got ripped off(I mean like the outer label not the cardboard underneath which was intact), probably from tape on the pallets or something since it looks like a consistent rip and no indents or scrapes like from someone screwing up the packaging.
  • luckie_reubsluckie_reubs Member Posts: 299
    I just checked online stock here, and a few local walmarts still have the towers in stock. I don't know if they'll be marked at $60 in store or not. I couldn't find them nearby on Sunday; these two stores are a little bit further out (in lower income areas). I guess I'll see what I can track down.
  • g3mang3man Member Posts: 15
    Both BF sets (Creative Tower 10664 & Duplo Tower 10557) are now listed at $35 (Cyber Monday discount?)
    10664: http://www.walmart.com/ip/39665299
    10557: http://www.walmart.com/ip/39665298
    margotlordzarakbluedragonpreverebrickupdateCircleKInfinityman
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    I could kiss you @g3man!
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    Thanks @g3man - I just ordered one for my son, and one for a gift. Incredible deal!
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    Cool - Thanks!!!. I got one during BF but wanted two. Still a great deal with the $5.00 increase.
  • pcironepcirone Long Island, NYMember Posts: 346
    Thanks for the heads up.. in for 2.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,531
    thanks @g3man. It stinks that they appear to be unavailable again.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    Back up @madforLEGO
  • ShpadoinkleShpadoinkle 13 hours West of BillundMember Posts: 420
    My local store showed "available for pickup" on the creative towers this morning, so I went in before work. Walked all through that place looking for a display (they had leftover black Friday toys EVERYWHERE) and finally asked the first employee I found who happened to be the toy manager and she said "No way, we don't have any of those left after Friday." I asked why it said on the website that they did and she told me that if an order came through she would have to mark it as an exception and the order would be cancelled.

    Like most of my Walmart trips it was a complete waste of time.
    lordzarakmadforLEGO
  • lordzaraklordzarak OH, United StatesMember Posts: 329
    @Shpadoinkle Not a total waste. You shared valuable information. I was tempted to do a store pickup, but suspected what you confirmed. Thanks!
    ShpadoinklemadforLEGO
  • luckie_reubsluckie_reubs Member Posts: 299
    It's telling me it's available for free pick-up nearby, but I'm not getting that as an option on the checkout page. That's irritating to me! Anyone else seeing that same problem?
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    ^All Black Friday. Same thing last year. Super irritating.
    madforLEGO
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 272
    Same here. Was going to order one for pick-up, but the site won't actually let me do that despite it also saying available for pick-up today at my local store.
  • luckie_reubsluckie_reubs Member Posts: 299
    When I got to the store and checked the app again, it said it was out of stock. Should've checked one more time before driving up the road; oh, well. I sure do wish I could've gotten in on this one.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,531
    The only thing I ever saw on the site was it was available at one of two stores in my area, neither of which had it available when I tried to add to cart.
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,120
    I was surprised to find a nice stack of the Creative Towers at my Wal-Mart still at the $30 price. Must have been holding out.
    klatu003weevinRonyar
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    edited December 2014
    YOU are surprised? No one else is surprised by this. ;-)
    klatu003CircleKweevinthenosThanos75pharmjodAngel_CsidersddSirBen
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 727
    ^Proving once more that Thanos75 lives in the Valhalla of LEGO supplied stores! Hope you enjoy plenty of stress relieving building with your kids this season.
    madforLEGORonyarThanos75dougtsNatebwtamamahmSirBen
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 942
    Back up to $50 on the website. I don't think I'll be too upset by not getting it. But feel bad for the people that really wanted one. I'll put the money to better use for other projects.
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,258
    It's still OOS. You can add to cart, it says you've added it to your cart, but you can't checkout.
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 590
    @pcirone, I know I really shouldn't open this can of worms, but have you ever thought about how TLG feels about people buying out the special deals they are selling to retailers?

    Here is the scenario as I see it. TLG wants as many people as possible buying LEGO sets. A lot of parents that are not AFOL's or that don't do their research feel that LEGO is expensive, so they don't buy sets for their kids. They also feel that LEGO pieces are too specialized, etc, so again, another reason why they don't buy sets for their kids. So these kids don't get the opportunity to play with their own LEGO, which makes them not buy (or ask their parents to buy) LEGO sets.

    This particular sale was a great opportunity for TLG to get some new customers. The set was inexpensive (counters argument #1 above about LEGO) and the pieces can be used in a much more free-form way of building (counters argument #2 above). A lot of parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles/etc would have purchases one of these sets, exposing a child/family to LEGO and creating a new set of consumers for LEGO. In the long run, this would have made TLG a lot more money (due to future sales on LEGO sets over the course of a kids life), which in turn would have helped the LEGO community because the better TLG is doing the better we all are doing (more profit = more variety for us and the more willing TLG would be to make more risky sets).

    Again, I know I shouldn't open this can of worms, you are free to make money as you see fit, live the American dream, etc, but realistically I feel that people buying up all of these really impacted TLG negatively.

    Just my two cents.
    Natebw
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    TLG knew this was a doorbuster item. They knew full well it would sell out in an hour. That's what WM does with doorbusters on Black Friday. A key retail partner wanted a hot price doorbuster item, LEGO gave them one.

    If Lego and/or Walmart wanted to spread these around to more people, they could easily have put a purchase limit on them. They didn't seem to care to do so. I don't like someone buying up 30 of them that much either, but in the end that's a morality choice that each person gets to make for themselves, so I'm not going to judge anyone. If I missed out, I should have been there at 6pm when the shrink wrap came off.

    There are a lot similar brick box sets that LEGO sells year round, often at very good price points, so let's not create little Timmy 2014 edition...
    TheLoneTensorVaderX
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 516
    eggshen said:

    @pcirone, I know I really shouldn't open this can of worms, but have you ever thought about how feels about people buying out the special deals they are selling to retailers?

    How does any manufacturer feel about people buying out the special deals they are selling to retailers for BF promos? I bet amazon is livid that I bought my Kindle HD6 at Meijer for $80 with $20 coupon for future order and others that wanted them couldn't get the same deal.
    dragon114
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