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Black Friday 2015

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  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    Anyone hear of any good deals for Cyber Monday?  I was planning on getting 75055 then and some others, but it's just jumped in price and I don't know if it's a good idea to wait on the few sets I wanna pick up in case they all go up.  :(
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    @dougout...What was the #75055 at before, and what did it jump up to?  Where are you shopping the sets you want?
  • ChubblesChubbles USAMember Posts: 459
    I'm actually targeting that set too, looking for under 100 though
  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    It was $115 @ amazon and target for the past week.  It's jumped to $126 which is just $4 from retail.  TRU has it for $115 still, but they won't let me buy it cuz none of the stores around me have it in stock and they don't offer shipping to me otherwise.

    I also want to grab an extra #42009.  I built one when it came out and I really like it.  And Mos Eisley is on my list too.  Both those are 20% off @ amazon and target right now, so I think waiting for a bigger discount could be a bad choice.  Although both have been discounted 20% for quite some time.  Target would be my first pick because of free shipping and 5% off using Redcard, but anywhere that offer a discount would be fine.

    Seems discounts have been getting worse every year though.  I don't know if waiting is a good idea.
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    It is still $114.99 at target.com + 5% redcard discount, but you're right, you would have to be able to will call it at a store, no shipping available.
  • henrysunsethenrysunset Member Posts: 235
    If you were thinking about buying my new book, The LEGO Architect, it is still on sale at Amazon US for 12.48$, which is 50% off! (That's the lowest I've seen yet...)

    link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1593276133
    thenosSethro3klatu003
  • hkcrazy88hkcrazy88 USA/ItalyMember Posts: 163
    I wondered about that ^ too. I also enjoy the friends line, but am not crazy about the pop star line.
  • lordzaraklordzarak OH, United StatesMember Posts: 329

    #75046 on sale for $35 at TRU. Still $50 at [email protected] Not sold elsewhere.
  • AustinPowersAustinPowers GermanyMember Posts: 278
    Why are there so many good deals on the US Lego [email protected] site and basically none in Europe? In Germany at least the "deals" are pitiful: I mean, 41058 Heartlake Shopping Mall 94.99 Euro instead of 99.99 Euro? 5% discount? Honestly? Or 41063 Arielle's underwater castle: 56.99 instead of 59.99 Euro. That is really something... Plus, there are only 9 (!) so called "deals" in total anyway, all at 5% discount (10234, 10242, 31313, 60098, 10508, 41058, 70413, 41063, 60044). What a waste. And 60044 has been on sale all year, at the beginning even for a better price than now. Any other normal online retailer has better offers, even without something like Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Really annoyed over here.
  • AustinPowersAustinPowers GermanyMember Posts: 278
    As for a better deal this friday for example, Kaufhof had 10188 for 335.99 Euro instead of 419.99 RRP. 20% off. Far better than anything on Lego [email protected]
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,830
    Why are there so many good deals on the US Lego [email protected] site and basically none in Europe? In Germany at least the "deals" are pitiful: I mean, 41058 Heartlake Shopping Mall 94.99 Euro instead of 99.99 Euro? 5% discount? Honestly? Or 41063 Arielle's underwater castle: 56.99 instead of 59.99 Euro. That is really something... Plus, there are only 9 (!) so called "deals" in total anyway, all at 5% discount (10234, 10242, 31313, 60098, 10508, 41058, 70413, 41063, 60044). What a waste. And 60044 has been on sale all year, at the beginning even for a better price than now. Any other normal online retailer has better offers, even without something like Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Really annoyed over here.
    Isn't Black Friday/Cyber Monday mostly a U.S. event anyway? I mean, its timing is based on the U.S. Thanksgiving Day, which other countries don't celebrate. I know it exists in other countries on some levels, but I imagine a lot more U.S. stores have Black Friday sales than German stores, so LEGO has to offer lower prices to get U.S. buyers' attention — otherwise those buyers would just buy their LEGO from other stores and websites that offer much deeper discounts, or even buy other, more heavily discounted toys altogether.
  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    I think "good deals" is relative.  I don't see a single discounted set at [email protected] that I would be interested in.
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    @henrysunset Thanks for the tip about your book being on sale at Amazon! Looks like a wonderful Christmas present for ME! I look forward to reading it. Keep up the wonderful writing about architecture.
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    BF sales looked pretty darn dismal this year in the US. I bought one LEGO book but no LEGO. I sold about 450 pounds weight of excess bulk bricks. Now I can walk in my LEGO room without tripping over LEGO containers on the floor and killing myself.
    kiki180703Thanos75Ronyar
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,108
    Well Brick Bounty is already sold out so I won't be bothering with Cyber Monday either. Lame.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,440
    edited November 2015
    If you're buying @henrysunset's book or any book for that matter, Amazon is also offering an additional 30% off one book until 11/30.

    Check their banner in the Books section.

    hkcrazy88
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,044
    edited November 2015
    ^ With this promotion, Henry's book is now at $8.73+tax! That's a very good deal!
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    Wow! Thanks for the coupon! Guess I will have to buy another book!
  • AustinPowersAustinPowers GermanyMember Posts: 278
    edited November 2015
    Aanchir said:
    Isn't Black Friday/Cyber Monday mostly a U.S. event anyway? ...
    Basically, yes. But in recent years, Black Friday has become an event over here as well. So the situation is similar. It's like with other unnecessary US "traditions" that have spread over the pond in recent years, like Valentine's Day or Halloween. Both werde completely unheard of over here when I was a kid. Even as recently as just a few years ago, kids over here didn't know about Halloween. Nowadays it's a big thing just like in the US.
    But in contrast to Valentine's day and Halloween, which only make you spend more money than necessary, at least Black Friday gives you the chance to get some of it back if you wait with your large Lego purchases for a certain year until that day. I for example know when I will buy the coming 2016 modular Brick Bank: Black Friday 2016, not one day earlier ;-)
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 356
    edited November 2015
    Did you get any discounts on modulars on BF? If yes, what country are you from? Here, I only saw discounts on small-medium sets only.
  • AustinPowersAustinPowers GermanyMember Posts: 278
    edited November 2015
    arathemis said:
    Did you get any discounts on modulars on BF? If yes, what country are you from? Here, I only saw discounts on small-medium sets only.

    I am from Germany, and yes, the modulars were discounted as well. But it is important to know that the modulars afaik are only available from Galeria Kaufhof and Lego Stores themselves. Kaufhof had the modulars discounted at around 20%:

    Palace Cinema for 111.99 Euro instead of 139.99 RRP
    Parisian Restaurant for 114.99 Euro instead of 149.99 RRP
    Detective's Office for 114.99 Euro instead of 149.99 RRP

    They already had very similar deals a couple of months ago, when PC was even a little cheaper (110.99).

    There were also quite a few large SW sets at 20% to 25% discount at Kaufhof:
    10188 Death Star (335.99 instead of 419.99 Euro)
    10236 Ewok Village (199.99 instead of 249.99 Euro)
    10240 Red Five X-Wing (149.99 instead of 199.99 Euro)

    Lots of great bargains too at Mueller and TRU, a few at Amazon also.
    No real discounts to speak of, as mentioned, at Lego shops or Lego [email protected] though.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,509
    ahhh, the good old days when mods could be discounted by retailers in the US......
  • AustinPowersAustinPowers GermanyMember Posts: 278
    What do you mean by that? Is that not allowed in the US? Can't imagine that would be legally possible.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,509
    edited November 2015
    What do you mean by that? Is that not allowed in the US? Can't imagine that would be legally possible.
    Not sure if you are being sarcastic, but LEGO has not allowed retailers (or itself) to discount 'exclusives' (such as the Mods, as well as other creator sets, like VW van, Ferris wheel, Winter village sets, etc) for some time now in the US. There have been rare instances (like if a retailer screws up and puts a coupon out there for any toys set, or if LEGO is the only one with stock left and they must discount it, like the Joust set, or I think Winter Village Market as well) where it occurs, but very limited.
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 693
    ^ True.  Usually it's a X-Mas miracle to find a substantial discount on Friends sets.  Gordmans had the Friends 41106 Pop Star Tour Bus for $29.99 as their door buster sale.  My receipt and tag says it's normally $39.99....which is still $20 under RRP and $10 under what Target/Walmart is selling it for.
  • AustinPowersAustinPowers GermanyMember Posts: 278
    What do you mean by that? Is that not allowed in the US? Can't imagine that would be legally possible.
    Not sure if you are being sarcastic, but LEGO has not allowed retailers (or itself) to discount 'exclusives' (such as the Mods, as well as other creator sets, like VW van, Ferris wheel, Winter village sets, etc) for some time now in the US. There have been rare instances (like if a retailer screws up and puts a coupon out there for any toys set, or if LEGO is the only one with stock left and they must discount it, like the Joust set, or I think Winter Village Market as well) where it occurs, but very limited.

    No, I was not being sarcastic. And thank you for the insight, as I am from Germany I didn't know about that. Over here, there is no such policy. If a retailer sells these "exclusives" (which many sets really aren't over here), then he can give discounts on them as much as he likes. And believe me they do, as shown by the examples I gave above. The modulars are only sold by one major retailer other than Lego themselves, but the WV sets, the VW Van, Mini, etc. are sold almost at every major retailer. The only real exclusives (that at least I haven't seen anywhere else yet) that come to mind are (currently):

    Sidney Opera House
    Temple of Airjitzu
    Ferris Wheel
    Fairground Mixer
    Ferrari F40
    Helicarrier

    And @scotty12: Friends sets get huge discounts over here quite frequently. I bought the whole Popstar range for my daughter for example for about half price this year.
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