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I did show SOME restraint and passed on lots of SW sets (lots of slaves, one hoth, couple freeco, few windu, etc) and Ninjago fortress and a funky looking skull truck. Also I left lots of sphinx and cursed cobra sets...just wanted 1 for each of the pyramids.
Someone mentioned having one come up as $40.
I've been to 5 walmart's already! and can't find anything good, the last store I went to was really depressing cause everything and anything on clearance was gone.
I'm really looking for some Kingdoms sets and especially SLAVE I can't find it anywhere!
I did manage to get 1 extra Alien Conquest HQ so if anyone wants to trade in the Orange County area or San Diego area, let me know. I'd say trades in Norcal too but with the fam and everything i doubt I'll have time to venture far.
I'm torn on the Pyramid at this point. I really can only afford like 1 or 2 more sets for the year after everything I've picked up recently (telling my son we open 1 a month only...haha) and have $60 in gifts cards to a certain big box store. I've been eyeing the MMV for a while. Maybe now is the time with the rumors I'm hearing. Already missed the Flagship unfortunately. Had it in my hands on Black Friday for $135 and got Hogwart's Castle instead (figuring my son would be able to play with that a little more.)
Are you still in NY? If so would you have any interest in joining I LUG NY?
i think thats it, i travel all day all over LI for work so when I pass by one I stop in :)
Same problem where CC is alerting and there is melt down on the wallet :-0
Target will be next sometime this week maybe even today another price drop should be happening...
Still not finished getting great deals so anyway so far:
10 Mill Village Raid
20 Star Wars Advent Calendar
8 Slave 1
20 Mace Windu's Jedi Starfighter
7 Plo Koon's Starfighter
4 Emperor Palpatine's Shuttle
15 Hoth Rebel Battle Pack
8 Ninjago Turbo Shredder
8 Ninjago Nuckal's ATV
2 Ninjago Fire Temple
10 Apple Tree House
5 Cars 2 Tokyo Pitstop
7 Cars 2 Bentley Breakout
4 Cars 2 Spy Plane Escape
9 Cars 2 Ultimate McQueen
7 City of Atlantis 7985
9 Rise of the Sphinx
3 Scorpion Pyramid
4 Cursed Cobra Statue
3 Alien Conquest Earth Defense HQ
5x 8097 Slave One
6x 7868 Mace Windu
10x 6918 Blacksmith Attack
10x 7188 Carriage Ambush
3x 7189 MVR (one was badly torn, but it all appeared to be there)
7x 4840 Burrows
1x 4841 Hogwarts Express (surprised to find one)
5x 4737 Quidditch Match
1x 5891 Apple Tree House (Mom announced it was hers once I got home)
10x 8083 SW Battlepack
12x 8084 SW Battlepack
3x 7066 AC Earth Defense
5x 2509 Earth Dragon Defense (lucked out - wanted it & almost missed it)
1x 3182 Airport (somehow it rung up as $39 - couldn't pass up on it
The only set that I hope to find but couldn't was the Ninjago Fire Temple, but didn't hold out too much hope anyway. If anyone has one to trade though I would definitely be interested.
There were boatloads of Dobby, a lot of 8085 Freeco, Plo Koon's fighter, advent calendar, the smaller PQ sets, some Ninjago small sets, and a couple of pyramids. Even at $50 though I couldn't pull myself to get more (have one at home). It's a nice set, but between space at home and wallet still had to "prioritize", even during a spree like this...haha.
Thanks Pacific493 for the heads-up. I work in Raleigh now and is coming back today, and was thinking of checking those stores out (Brier Creek/RTP area). Looks like I won't bother.
Some I'll keep (Kingdoms, 4181, a couple of the 2509s), but the rest I'll keep around either for trade, part out, or sell later on.
Thank god no one could show restraint and had to buy 10 slave 1's for example..
Sorry for Ranting and I know this comes up repetitively, but how much is too much???
Now I have bought to sell in the past so I get it, but I'm not certainly clearing out a store to do it.. I get a few here or there over a year using BOGO sales, or other sales that come up...
I mean it must be a great feeling of satisfaction of clearing out an entire LEGO aisle at a Walmart so no one else get get your 'precious' ', but I just do not get it...
Do we really have that many money grubbers on Brickset???
And please do not deliver the whole "oh I do it for my collection' line because who needs 10 Slave 1s? Or 10 Alien Conquest HQ's? Really? Your 'collection' will be sold off by June.
And to all of those hoping one of these guys will cut you a deal on the sets they so quickly gobbled up when finding out about the clearance sales... good luck, I do not see that happening (They make cut you a deal off of the retail, but make no mistake, there is a reason why these guys bought out a Walmart.. they want to make money off of the item) and if my comments all of the sudden changes that, great...
Yeah Yeah I know, the whole "if you do not like it do not read" and "People are free to buy all they want and then boast about their spoils" argument appears.. I get that, but with that attitude there will be very few people on the boards, except for the guys that will be competing either at stores or Online to see who can buy the most LEGO at a store and clear it out faster....
I view Brickset as having good information and I am grateful for that.. but what is the use of broadcasting a sale if a set group of people are going to use that information to completely clean out every Walmart they can find so no one else can get that deal?
Sorry for my rant, and I know I will get flamed by those preaching how'refreshing' it is to see these guys all clean out every Walmart that has a sale, or those trying to justify it ('Well they should be limiting us then or well that is tough luck if I get there first' or ' those who share are weak' etc), or their 'passion' for LEGO (their 'passion' is to make a buck, nothing more) but it just seems like this message board is being overtaken with money grubbing hoarders....
Everything here scanned at 50% off unless noted
4x 7066 AC Earth Defense
3x 7189 Mill Village Raid
6x 8484 Ultimate Build Lightning McQueen
6x 7326 Rise of the Sphinx
4x 8639 Cars 2 Bentley Breakout
8x 8638 Cars 2 Spy Plane Escape
1x 7188 Carriage Ambush
>12x 7325 Cursed Cobra Statue
>12x 6918 Blacksmith Attack
>12x 4736 Freeing Dobby
>20x Star Wars Advent Calendar
>12x Mace Windu's Jedi Starfighter (not discounted)
Things I didn't find that others here have:
0x 8097 Slave One (still need one)
0x 4840 Burrows (still need one)
0x 4841 Hogwarts Express (still need one)
0x 5891 Apple Tree House (still need one)
0x 4737 Quidditch Match (still need one)
0x 8083 SW Battlepack
0x 8084 SW Battlepack
0x 2509 Earth Dragon Defense
0x 3182 Airport
I picked up several of the MVR and AC Earth Defense and am willing to trade if anyone has been unable to find them at their locations.
Personally, I do it because I like the hunt, I like the process of searching out sets for a good deal, I like the process of watching and analzying the secondary market to determine when is the best time to sell, and I like the process (and profits) of selling EOL sets on the secondary market. The fact that I am able to do all of that with a product that I have loved playing with since I was a little kid is just icing on the cake.
And, no, I don't have a job :D
"Personally, I do it because I like the hunt, I like the process of searching out sets for a good deal, I like the process of watching and analzying the secondary market to determine when is the best time to sell, and I like the process (and profits) of selling EOL sets on the secondary market. The fact that I am able to do all of that with a product that I have loved playing with since I was a little kid is just icing on the cake. "
I grew up in a family of collectors, and those collections often turned into businesses. This is baked into the DNA of my family. For me, I sell dramatically less than I buy. But the hunt is fun, getting a deal is fun, buying loads of a set I really like is fun, building them is fun, funding the hobby assuages the guilt that I feel for spending so much on this hobby!
Are you also annoyed with people who camp out for BF deals that sell out in minutes so you cant wander in whenever you feel like it to buy it? Is this really any different?
Early bird gets the worm.
That having been said, shame on the retailer for not implementing a policy to prevent this kind of blatant profiteering; they're obviously in business to make money, but most retailers also place some kind of value on customer satisfaction and fair play, and there must be a fair few unsatisfied customers as a result of this....
I see it both ways. I would not wipe out a shelf or order a ton at once. However, I totally understand if it meant keeping a roof over your head or food on the table. There are so many people out of work right now that I do think some people do see it as a job.
Yes, the extreme cases - 15 carts - do tend to shed a harsher light on how far is too far. We all want to be rewarded for our efforts. Anyhow - I hope everyone on this forum got at least something they wanted this holiday season - there were certainly enough sales to go around!
For me, the Wal-Mart sale was the best - the one that had that great feeling of standing in a toy aisle and feeling like you can just grab anything you like.