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I do not have to see LEGO raise their RRP whenever they have a sale coming.
Though I found out that in the LEGO B&M store you cannot stack the poly promo's now (That is I bought 75 dollars in stuff including a Friends set, but only was allowed the Flower Cart promo, not the Friends Promo).
Apparently they have had this policy in place at LEGO for a while but the store was recently told to enforce this policy now, and they got less of the polybags in the store, so my guess is they are going to run out fairly quickly.
What is silly is as I was walking out I noticed the Friends Macaw Fountain was on sale for 2.98 USD so I picked up those and the Bear one and Orangutan one too as they were all on sale for 2.98 USD, Then got the friends promo bag. That is how I then realized the did not give me the friends on initially (yesh was making an assumption and almost bit me)
My store had some good things left although the manager thought it would be cleared out today. Still had some new sets- snowplows, Chima, city. Still have Bike Shop, trains, technic, Hobbit,some Star Wars. The things that were marked up were annoying but there was a good amount at MSRP as well.
Does your store blacken out the UPC Code on the products? Our store was told by the liquidators to cross out the codes so people can't return items. Like the store ISN'T closing. One employee was going to put a huge "X" across the front of the Lego box with a marker. I had to have a discussion with them about that. I asked her..."so if I walk in next week to return something...you gonna let me?" Response..."Uh..well no, there's no returns." Right, so you won't take returns, even if I try, you tell people before checking out there's no returns and on the receipt it says "All Sales Final." I understand all that, it's pretty clear...and that's perfectly fine, so why do you have to take a permanent marker to the UPC Code and then scribble on the front of the box? People are using these as gifts! Do you really think that this 40 year-old gentlemen behind me in line is buying Calico Critters for himself? Maybe...but I doubt it...chances are they're a gift. Now they've quit markering the front of items...they still mark the UPC Codes.
Considering some of the strange stuff I've seen in the past at TRU it's smart for them. I've bought sale sets in the past and returned them and gotten more money than I paid, it was bizarre and unexpected. It's just what their system told them to return even with a receipt.
The inventory at TRU just sits there and sits there. I need it to go away because every time I look at it I have a little argument in my head about buying more (and believe me, I don't need any more of it).
What I want is a deal on #60062 Arctic Icebreaker. TRU exclusives are ridiculously overpriced, that one more than any I have seen.
There wasn't much left for LEGO....mosly Galaxy Squad and Chima left. No Super Heroes, Technic, Friends. Only Star Wars sets were 10 Jabbas Sail Barge ($71).
'f o r r r r t y
p e r c eeee n t
o f f'.
@brokenapathy23 I just did a simple Google search and it pulled news articles on the Nashville store closing and also the one two hours away in Chattanooga. While not foolproof, that would probably let you know about the ones near you.
Most of the newer sets were not marked up at all. The older sets were though, Republic Gunship was $40 over RRP.
That's baseline for my local TRU. Many of the sets are marked up 30% to 50%, especially Super Heroes (e.g. Catwoman Chase for $16.99, Lex vs. Superman for $26.99, and Funhouse Escape for $59.99).
That's funny....our TRU had Catwoman Chase for $17.99, Lex vs. Superman for $27.99 and Funhouse Escape for $62.99....and all were purchase at 20% off. People go crazy for clearance...they have no clue what RRP is....they just complain Lego is expensive.
The mechdragon was $35. Actually on sale and at 40% off. (didn't get one)
Hope those really do get to needy kids. I'd rather they get the stuff than me... but I'm wondering just what I missed.
Consolation prize was finding An Unexpected Gathering for $49 at a Walmart nearby.