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US - Target summer clearance

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  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    Target and their data handling practices are horrendous.  They made it very difficult to get the credit monitoring. Their red card is pathetic. You can't see what you bought on your statement?  Why can't they do that?  If the company goes down, there are still plenty of other stores to fill the gap. I won't shed a tear.  
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 688

    I think this thread has gotten more discussion about Targets practices and 'supposed' weekend losses than Target could even noticed in any profit reports/statements.  I used the 20% discount and saved $12 on 1 Lego.  I think we're giving ourselves and these forums a little too much credit and influence on the toy/Lego market.  So how much could Target have possibly lost?....with the 'unethical acts' of a few using the 20% discount on Lego.  Maybe $3-4million?  Maybe?  That's a lot of Lego sold in a couple of days for that to add up.  Maybe Target was just moving the clearance discount along (from 15% to 35% or 30% to 50%) or just giving you a 20% discount.  Or maybe Target knew that something like this would send enough of us over the edge not to shop there anymore because some of us are so disgusted, thus saving them even more millions of dollars.  That's probably what they were thinking.

        ^ Do you get an itemized list from the grocery store?  That's going to be a long, itemized statement even if you buy groceries there only twice a month.  Every apple, deodorant, candy bar, milk bought every month.  Maybe that's why you get a receipt.  Then again, I've never tried returning an item to the store with my credit card statement.  Walmart gives you a itemized list on their credit statements?  And if the "company does go down, there are still plenty of other stores to fill the gap", well...good luck with Walmart and KMart.....those companies run everything pretty ship-shape.  You shouldn't have a problem at all with those stores and finding all the LEGO you want and I couldn't imagine a better LEGO shopping experience.

    pharmjod
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,154
    I got the Lion Tribe Pack for $6.98 from a Target yesterday. I just need the Crocodile one now.

    They also had the Mammoth for $44.98. I wanted to pull the trigger on that one, but I don't know that I'm that sold on the set either. 
  • Mandalorian_BuilderMandalorian_Builder Member Posts: 197
    I just downloaded the Cartwheel app, but I can't seem to find the coupon everyone is talking about. Did it expire?
  • ISDAvengerISDAvenger Member Posts: 205
    I just downloaded the Cartwheel app, but I can't seem to find the coupon everyone is talking about. Did it expire?

    It did, on the 12th of July.
  • Mandalorian_BuilderMandalorian_Builder Member Posts: 197
    I just downloaded the Cartwheel app, but I can't seem to find the coupon everyone is talking about. Did it expire?

    It did, on the 12th of July.
    It's probably for the best. My bank account is still recovering after Comic-Con....
  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 336
    I found Benny's spaceship yesterday for $49.99- MN.

    On Sunday I was with the family shopping the clearance toys. I picked up 

    70169: Agent Stealth Patrol 

    it was marked on clearance for $34.99 down from $50. My wife used the cartwheel app, redcard, and her 5% pharmacy rewards when we checked out. I didn't expect cartwheel to apply to the Lego, but it did. The final cost was $24.99, 50% off. The set rang up as "building set" on the reciept, not Lego. I thought that might be why the cartwheel worked but now I'm seeing that other people ran into this too. 
  • juggles7juggles7 United StatesMember Posts: 452
    Same company that was asleep at the wheel while 70 million shoppers had their data breached. Same company that moved into, and out of, Canada, losing a small fortune.  And, same company that just banned hundreds of suspected resellers, over their inability to set purchase limits on things like Lily Wurlitzer exclusives.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    edited July 2015
    If anyone deserves "punishment" for this snafu, it shouldn't be the customers - who are dedicated enough to download the app and, when possible, use their red card - but the programmers and sales heads who didn't exclude Lego (and other toys) from the discounts.

    Unless it TRULY was an Easter Egg of sorts...


    Anyways, who "killed" on this deal? I'd like to hear some really good pickups from people who haven't yet posted theirs!


  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,096
    Wow a lot of hate for Target. Shop at Walmart with the rest of the zombies. 
    starfire2
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    mathew said:
    Wow a lot of hate for Target. Shop at Walmart with the rest of the zombies. 
    I don't think it's much hate as much as not feeling guilty using a coupon they released despite the fine print saying LEGO is excluded (but they weren't).
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    Anyways, who "killed" on this deal? I'd like to hear some really good pickups from people who haven't yet posted theirs!


    In the amateur division, I was happy to pick up a few copies of BoFA for $40.98 before 20% discount and 5% REDCard.  $31.14  + tax for an MSRP $59.99 is a pretty decent score.


  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001

    Anyways, who "killed" on this deal? I'd like to hear some really good pickups from people who haven't yet posted theirs!


    Shhhhhhhhhh.....actually didn't find anything Lego I wanted, but was happy to get 12 MLB mascot Oyos for $2.98, and only one double,  A's Stomper.  If I bought 12 CMF without the kids feeling for them, I'm sure half would have been doubles.  Got the blue box, too, lol!
    77ncaachamps
  • luckie_reubsluckie_reubs Member Posts: 299
    I picked up the Batman/Penguin Face off for about 6.xx yesterday, and I got Batman/Angry Kitty at Walmart for $7. Not great deals, but they'd be gone otherwise.

    I did see an Emmett Constructomech at a few Walmarts yesterday for $45, but that's still more than I want to pay for that set.
  • motownjunkmotownjunk ND, USAMember Posts: 26
    Came across my first example of Target price gouging tonight when I saw #76021 The Milano Spaceship Rescue.  Note the original price:


    Omastar
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    Lucky. At a target near me one was clearanced all the way down to $84. What a steal!
    Omastar
  • mrbigz8657mrbigz8657 Member Posts: 21
    No guilt here. Used the cartwheel on Sunday after matching tru sale prices on Star Wars minecraft and superheroes. Got 21116 for 31 each. At-at for 71 I believe. And the cantinas for 46 I believe. Hulkbuster was down to 20 if I recall after matching sales prices.   
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    @motownjunk ....now go look what it sells for on target.com
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    Saw the $70413 Brick Bounty for $83.XX at one Target, thought about it, but them still said, nah.
  • motownjunkmotownjunk ND, USAMember Posts: 26
    edited July 2015
    @ryjay Wow. :/

    Like I said, first time I've come across such an example--this was in Fargo.  The two Targets here usually seem to have fair pricing, and there were other sets on clearance that were reasonable deals (such as #76013 The Joker Steam Roller).
  • lordzaraklordzarak OH, United StatesMember Posts: 329
    #76021 Guardians of the Galaxy Milano Spaceship is down to $49. No need to hunt the clearance aisles, as Target.com also has them for the discounted price.
    pharmjod
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,886
    Not a bad price if you are wanting one to build. I haven't built mine yet, but I love the ship design / shape and expect it to be a fun build!
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,943
    pharmjod said:
    Not a bad price if you are wanting one to build. I haven't built mine yet, but I love the ship design / shape and expect it to be a fun build!
    Yeah it is quite fun. One of my favorite builds in recent memory
    hleonffupharmjod
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 USAMember Posts: 952
    lordzarak said:
    #76021 Guardians of the Galaxy Milano Spaceship is down to $49. No need to hunt the clearance aisles, as Target.com also has them for the discounted price.
    Great deal, I am surprised it's still available.
  • juggles7juggles7 United StatesMember Posts: 452
    At the moment, Amazon is also offering that set for 49.99, shipped.
  • KiltyONealKiltyONeal Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 27

    Found these at a Target I went to today at lunch:

    204-00-0201  70816: Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!  $29.98
    204-00-1265  70807: MetalBeard's Duel  $10.48
    204-00-1227  10566: Creative Picnic  $7.48
    204-00-0236  42021: Snowmobile  $5.98
    204-00-1080  10574: Creative Ice Cream  $4.48
    204-00-1246  60041: Crook Pursuit  $2.15

    RonyarDedgeckochuckp
  • BoomDiggityBoomDiggity Member Posts: 107
    So frustrated at the person who got the last discounted Darkseid Invasion at Target in Cincinnati.  I was stalking that set for days.  Oh well!
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799

    Found these at a Target I went to today at lunch:

    204-00-0201  70816: Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!  $29.98
    204-00-1265  70807: MetalBeard's Duel  $10.48
    204-00-1227  10566: Creative Picnic  $7.48
    204-00-0236  42021: Snowmobile  $5.98
    204-00-1080  10574: Creative Ice Cream  $4.48
    204-00-1246  60041: Crook Pursuit  $2.15

    Where was this!?  
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    I would imagine in a small town. Any if my great gets like that have been when traveling and stopping in small town stores. But I could be wrong.
  • DavidBrickleyDavidBrickley Richmond, VAMember Posts: 338

    Found a few things last night in Central VA:

    #70169-1 Agent Stealth Patrol $24.98

    #70170-1 UltraCopter vs AntiMatter $34.98

    #60043-1 Prisoner Transport $7.48

    #70726-1 Destructoid $15.44

    #70229-1 Lion Tribe Pack $4.98

    Still seeing the Chima Mammoth for 50% off and the Milano for $49.98 (which is NOT 50% off, don’t care what the tag says).

  • KiltyONealKiltyONeal Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 27
    Dedgecko said:

    Where was this!?  
    Columbus, Ohio
  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 336

    Found a few things last night in Central VA:

    #70169-1 Agent Stealth Patrol $24.98

    #70170-1 UltraCopter vs AntiMatter $34.98

    #60043-1 Prisoner Transport $7.48

    #70726-1 Destructoid $15.44

    #70229-1 Lion Tribe Pack $4.98

    Still seeing the Chima Mammoth for 50% off and the Milano for $49.98 (which is NOT 50% off, don’t care what the tag says).

    Minneapolis area Targets have the same deals- but I also saw

    #70167- Invizable Gold Getaway $14.98

    #5001125- Sort and Store head $12.98

    Also lots of >$10 Duplo sets


  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 688

    Was able to find the same as above but was able to pick up a few Bennys Space Ship for $29.98 but the Metal Beards Duel #70807 were $17.48 (I still passed).  There were at least 50 of them, why I'm not sure.  Also found:

    #70141 Chima Vardy Ice Vulture Glider  $5.98     204 00 0169

    #70742 Ninjago Airjitzu Zane Flyer  $6.98           204 00 1500

    #21013 Big Ben Architecture  $9.26                     087 09 0249

    #21002 Empire State Building  $6.17                   087 09 0238

  • Mandalorian_BuilderMandalorian_Builder Member Posts: 197
    Thanks for the tip on the Milano Spaceship. I just picked up the last one at my local target :)
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 USAMember Posts: 952
    There are some pretty decent sales on many Ultra Agents sets too for those interested.
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    edited August 2015
    I found a dozen Benny's for $29.98. I already own and built, but picked up one to keep sealed for my collection. It's a great classic set. 
    pharmjod
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    ^ I would have bought a few at that price! That set is excellent in itself and makes a great classic space parts pack!
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,886
    I would have had to talk myself out of buying them all at that price.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,878
    edited August 2015
    I only find deals like this when I'm with my wife. Arguing pursuing, and I try to explain the value of Classic Space, Lego Movie, alternative investment economics, etc. She gives up, and I end up buying 5-6 but in a separate cart. At this point, she doesn't want to be seen with me in the store or at check-up where I get a bunch of raised eyebrows.
    ReesesPiecespharmjodZonBumblepantsRainstorm26
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648
    This is a shot in the dark, but is there any chance anybody with access to these $29.98 Benny's Spaceships would be kind enough to pick one up for me? They have been sold out in my area for months and I really don't want to miss out or pay full retail price. I will compensate for all additional related costs (tax/shipping).
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 632
    I would like one too for $30
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,407
    Who wouldn't?
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648
    Indeed, that's why I said its a long shot that someone would be willing to give one up. It just seems that a lot of people are reporting deals on this set and I figured I'd ask as there are rarely any good clearances where I live. 
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,407
    Yeah. I rarely find anything good these days. My best (and really only real score) for three #7498 at $15 each. It was a $100 set. Checked three different price checkers because I couldn't believe it. Still have plans for a modern day Police Station modular MOC.

    Benny's spaceship would be a great parts pack for classic space. Would pick up as many as I could find.... which will be none.
  • bsiu922bsiu922 SF Bay Area, CAMember Posts: 439
    I wish i can find a Benny Spaceship for 29.98
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    According to Fyndly, one Target I saw had the Benny's Spaceship #70816 down to $23.98
  • DavidBrickleyDavidBrickley Richmond, VAMember Posts: 338
    I've found the site accurate about 90% of the time... it shows one store in my area with the ship for $29.98 for a couple of weeks, but if it is there, it is very well hidden. Likewise, it shows another store with zero stock of the Rapunzel tower, but there were at least 5 on the shelves.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,407
    No Benny's Spaceship within 100 miles :-)
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    Fyndly is hit/miss. It probably depends on when they update the inventory in their system.
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,154
    I would love Benny's Spaceship for $30, but it's wiped out around here. 

    My three Targets and three Walmarts regularly get cleaned out of discount Lego, or at least the bigger resell items, pretty quickly.
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