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Dare I say, Walmart?

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  • RonyarRonyar Member Posts: 365
    @scotty12 not in my area.  Must be regional.  Still seeing $59 for every store that has it on sale (and some still at $119. :( )
  • OUWxGuesserOUWxGuesser Member Posts: 92
    $102 in my area... bummer.
  • busumoe1busumoe1 Member Posts: 194
    scotty12 said:
    Walmart had a corporate mark-down on #60080 City SpacePort to $30 from $59 today...if you have a WM with them still on the clearance shelves.
    Wait, am I reading this right... Space Port is $30 at WM?  Every time I've been at WM this month I've checked on the Space Port and it's full priced in my area...
  • RonyarRonyar Member Posts: 365
    I did a little searching using brickseek, and there are a couple of walmart's over an hour away from me that did lower the spaceport to $30.  I just don't have time to drive there and back for it.  Wish I could price match to my local store! 
  • DavidBrickleyDavidBrickley Richmond, VAMember Posts: 338
    All the Wal-Marts in my area have it either at regular price (in stock) or $30 (sold out). The difference I've seen is that the stores with more shelf space are keeping them around for a while longer, and the smaller stores cleared them out to make room for new stuff. When I was looking to pick up a couple at $59, every store that had them for that price had nothing but crushed boxes.
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 688
    I still have a few stores around me that have them at full price yet.  But it didn't matter in my area what kind of store it was....if anything it had more to do with the traffic/volume the store sells.
  • SweepyDSweepyD USMember Posts: 78
    I just checked a store that shows in stock on the shuttle, didn't have it of course...

    I also did a walmart clearance run this weekend, hit 6 or 7 stores in which all were supposed to have 4-5 things at 50% or so and I came out with 2 sets in total from all the stores.

    It would seem the app right now and brickseek have some major issues due to something in walmarts system.
    I also noticed a bunch of "in stock" sets show as sold by walmart.com and not the store, but they do show same day pickup. I'm wondering if walmart is starting to hoard some sets in the back and hope people will buy at full price via the site.

    Then again and argument for or against this by anyone else is appreciated.
    MrJ_NYkiki180703
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    I've seen the same thing happen as well.Sets sitting on a shelf untouched for weeks until the discount passes 25-30% then they still show in stock but have vanished from the stores shelves.So they're either pulling them in back & selling online or perhaps they get more by donating the item to Goodwill rather than selling them at 50% off outright.
    I had one Walmart that showed 2 Millenium Falcons in stock at $109,went to the store & nothing on shelf.I asked an employee to scan the barcode & tell me if they have them.He found nothing,a manager came by & scanned it & he said "they're on a truck but we won't have those in stock anymore". I replied "so that means you have them,but you don't have them....."
    Came back early the next day & there they were,two brand new MF in crisp boxes, scanned at $109
    THANKS!
    Rainstorm26
  • RakulRakul USAMember Posts: 176
    The Walmart in Ashland, VA has at least 1 60080 that I saw for $30.  Box was beat up though.  Also saw the Avengers Quinn Jet Chase for $40 I think it was.
  • jedivalkyriejedivalkyrie Member Posts: 178
    Brickseek helped me score a #60080 Spaceport for $30 in Jackson TN.  There is one more there if anyone local reads this........
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 632
    Rakul said:
    The Walmart in Ashland, VA has at least 1 60080 that I saw for $30.  Box was beat up though.  Also saw the Avengers Quinn Jet Chase for $40 I think it was.
    carp you beat me to it :(  they had two at one point
  • RakulRakul USAMember Posts: 176
    ^ Yeah Brickseek still said they have two.  Maybe the other is floating around somewhere.  Like I said though the one I saw there looked rough.
  • busumoe1busumoe1 Member Posts: 194
    Silly question... how are folks finding out about actual prices via Brickseek?  All I see on the website is availability, but not actual prices.
  • bige1998bige1998 Member Posts: 15
    The Walmart's around me still have the Spaceport for $119.00
  • jedivalkyriejedivalkyrie Member Posts: 178
    edited February 2016
    Friends day at Walmart today:

    #41034  $15
    #41056  $13
    #41098  $5
    #41092  $5
    #41091  $7

    And the best one:
    #41058  $54
  • SweepyDSweepyD USMember Posts: 78
    Took a trip to walmart at lunch and grabbed:

    2x  60080-1 for $30.00, store still had 3 or 4 left, intially scanned with walmart app and price said $102 and they had stickers with $89.00 on them. Had to use instore scanner to get real price.

    1x  31039-1 for $17.00, left a beat to hell one behind.


    Was "fun" carrying a half a dozen sets to the scanner and checking prices since the app is completely useless at checking prices anymore.
    MrJ_NY
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    ^I've done that a few times, just scanned random sets in clearance and found a few priced lower than what the tag said. One being the B-Wing from 14/15. It had just came out and rang up at 20$...not complaining. And then some ninjago set was marked down to 64, but rang up as 21$...granted it was ninjago, but for 21$ I couldn't complain.
  • spepperspepper Davie, FLMember Posts: 152
    Where are those wm located? Mine never carry such discounts :(
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    Nothing but a lot of Friends sets on clearance : 41039 Sunshine Ranch $35,  41026 Sunshine Harvest $9, 41058 Heartlake Shopping Mall $54 and strangely also found  one copy of long retired  41005 Heartlake High $35
    beachbum
  • DavidBrickleyDavidBrickley Richmond, VAMember Posts: 338
    In addition to the Friends sets mentioned a few posts up, I also saw Dolphin Cruiser for $35 and a couple of Elves sets: #41074 for $15 and #41076 for $7.
  • DNADNA New York, USAMember Posts: 89
    I was able to get one of the Sunshine Harvest but I would have loved to have found the mall or the old High school for my niece.

    I wish I could find some of the deals at my local Walmart that some of you have found. I went to Walmart last night because I wanted to pick up a small lego minecraft set to use on top of a cake for my son's 8th birthday party. I was so happy to find the Iron Golem set. I love the design of this set so much. I ended up picking up the end portal as a gift. I've been sucked back into this theme. 


  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,096
    Found several new releases at WM today to include Black Panther Jet, the Batman/Harley Quinn chase, SW Escape pod, and SW Freezing Chamber.  
  • SweepyDSweepyD USMember Posts: 78
    edited February 2016
    Once again, saw the 60080 Shuttle set on the app for a store near me. They had it marked down to $30 last week and I went with no luck finding it, though I did buy 2 at that price the other day, now they have it at $15 with still no sign of it in store.

    I'd like to think that the damned set it hiding somewhere if it got another markdown...then again the same store had two sets that were sealed shut with brown tape and you could hear every brick bouncing around so who knows what they are doing!

    *groaning/whining off*

    Also happy birthday to your son!
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648
    I went to Walmart today and was very disappointed with their offerings. According to Brickseek, they should have had #41101 Grand Hotel for $64, but this was nowhere to be found. I did find a #31039 with a badly beaten but still sealed box on the clearance shelf with a $9.00 price sticker over the barcode. As I couldn't scan it at the price checker, I asked an associate and they said that would be the price. Well, they didn't honor this at the checkout and said someone put the sticker there that wasn't supposed to be, and tried to sell it for full price. No thanks. The only thing I found was a #41071 Aira's Creative Workshop for $5. Not bad, but nothing special. Also, they had this joke of a clearance price:
    I don't think I'll be returning to Walmart anytime soon. 
    LegoPegasister2015
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 946
    Got to love those who expect to find discounts and then get mad over not finding them. :)
    SprinkleOtter
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 768
     Also, they had this joke of a clearance price:
    I don't think I'll be returning to Walmart anytime soon. 
     Lmao I wonder what they would've said if someone told them that's the retail price.

    "Oh." 
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,435
    1265 said:
    Got to love those who expect to find discounts and then get mad over not finding them. :)
    Dunno if it is anger more than disappointment, especially if a tool is saying they are at a store for x price, but nowhere to be found. This is why I have given up trying to hunt down great deals that I hear about online. If I happen to be at the store and find one, great, but I have given up putting wear and tear on my vehicle only to find out the inventory count is off, or the price is not at any kind of clearance.
    MasterBeefyRonyarkiki180703matticus_bricks
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648
    1265 said:
    Got to love those who expect to find discounts and then get mad over not finding them. :)
    Dunno if it is anger more than disappointment, especially if a tool is saying they are at a store for x price, but nowhere to be found. This is why I have given up trying to hunt down great deals that I hear about online. If I happen to be at the store and find one, great, but I have given up putting wear and tear on my vehicle only to find out the inventory count is off, or the price is not at any kind of clearance.
    I'm not really suprised the tool didn't work, because something is always off with Walmart's stock. I'm more frustrated that one employee told me a price would be honored and then it actually wasn't. 
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,886
    I still think the inventory is probably correct more times than not, especially if an inventory tracker says it is in stock. The issue becomes where is it? I know of people that hide sets in stores to go back and buy them later so th st may be part of it. Or it could be in a trailer. Or in a box in the back. It is possible for items to be missing, but Wal-Mart has one of the most sophisticated inventory systems in the world. I am not sure however if the markdown process affects the inventory though. Maybe someone can give some insight on it. Forget the Wal-Mart app. It is just a guide.
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    I went to a Walmart yesterday where some sets were showing up as 70% and in stock at that store.  Upon arriving none of these sets could be found.  The only things I got were 2 friends mini golf polybags for $1.
  • legoguyxlegoguyx USAMember Posts: 19
    The only things I got were 2 friends mini golf polybags for $1.
    Just curious...Does Walmart place their Lego polybags in the lego aisle or anywhere in the toy section?

    I ask because I've been to many Walmarts here in California and I can never find polybags anywhere. I've even checkjed their front register areas and nothing. I have heard of some good polys being sold there but I can never seem to find them :(
  • SweepyDSweepyD USMember Posts: 78
    Only times I have ever seen polybags they were randomly placed in the toy area.

    1. star wars poly right on the lego aisle
    2. poly bags in the clearance junk pile of toy section
    3. an actual endcap display at the very end of toy section by electronics

    Otherwise I never see them

  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    @legoguyx they are in random places.  I can never find them when they are at full price.  But I found them at an end of a random aisle and in the clearance aisle before. 
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    I've only seen them in those cardboard bins they will from time to time place in the center of isles with other trinket stuff.
  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655
    They had Series 12 still at my WM yesterday (ugh). They are like 4 series behind and they were still  $3.99. I live in a suburban area too like wth?
  • Schubert19Schubert19 CanadaMember Posts: 41
    Saw a picture on IG today - a guy picked up several Marvel Quinjet/City Chase sets for $19.  So frustrating as a Canadian watching these clearance prices at Walmart because we barely get a sniff of anything like that here
  • ElkkthunderElkkthunder Member Posts: 47
    Saw a picture on IG today - a guy picked up several Marvel Quinjet/City Chase sets for $19.  So frustrating as a Canadian watching these clearance prices at Walmart because we barely get a sniff of anything like that here

    what is IG?
  • Sierra26Sierra26 Member Posts: 50
    instagram
  • exciter1exciter1 Member Posts: 219
    Saw a picture on IG today - a guy picked up several Marvel Quinjet/City Chase sets for $19.  So frustrating as a Canadian watching these clearance prices at Walmart because we barely get a sniff of anything like that here
    At least you guys get the warm weather.
    SprinkleOtter
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,096
    edited March 2016
    I have found two WM's with unheard of sale prices this last week. Today I found the following:

    #75106: (Imperial Assault Carrier) $30.00 (Not a miss-print!) The box was trashed and taped shut but had all 9 parts bags inside!
    #70737: (Ninago Mech Battle): $15.00
    #70736: (Ninago Morro Dragon): $17.00
    #70748: (Ninago Titanium Dragon): $9.00
    #41072: (Elves Spa): $9.00

    Happy Hunting!
    Bumblepantskiki180703Rainstorm26pharmjodZonricecakeGoldchains
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    ecmo47 said:
    I have found two WM's with unheard of sale prices this last week. Today I found the following:

    #75106: (Imperial Assault Carrier) $30.00 (Not a miss-print!) The box was trashed and taped shut but had all 9 parts bags inside!
    #70737: (Ninago Mech Battle): $15.00
    #70736: (Ninago Morro Dragon): $17.00
    #70748: (Ninago Titanium Dragon): $9.00
    #41072: (Elves Spa): $9.00

    Happy Hunting!
    Lucky bastard!  Well found!
  • RonyarRonyar Member Posts: 365
    @ecmo47 - I've seen the Imperial Assault Carrier listed at that price, but never actually found a set in the store. Good for you!
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    edited March 2016
    Found the Grand Hotel #41101 today for $50, Elves #41078 $40 and jet #41100 for $15.00
    Ronyarpharmjodkiki180703
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,886
    If anyone finds multiple of the Friends hotel on clearance and is interested in trading, shoot me a PM. I may have some stuff you might be interested in.
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 688
    I ran into a couple WMs an hour away after a Dr. apt and found a #40090 Halloween Bat in the Lego aisle on clearance for $7.00 and a Super Heroes #4526 Batman for $11.00 along with some more Friends Shopping Malls
  • beachbumbeachbum usaMember Posts: 33
    I am new here...and my little one just started on Legos. ...I buy random ones on clearance. could someone point me to the right forum where I can find info on how to maintain legos, such as should I keep the original box, etc..just newbie questions to figure out what ppl are doing with their collections. ...thank you. btw, thanKS to this forum is found some great deals!  it is time consuming though to search and hunt down these clearance item. I found 4 space ports today wahoo.
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 479
    I snagged the Lego Dimensions Krusty the Clown pack for $5.00 on clearance a couple of days back.  Not too shabby!  I just wanted the fig. 
  • beachbumbeachbum usaMember Posts: 33
    thank you jenni!!
  • beachbumbeachbum usaMember Posts: 33
    I have a question when using brickseek to check wm inventory. if I enter a zipcode, how far/radius does it search? is there a option to select the radius or would I need to extend my search using nearby zipcodes? this is the tool is use, would like to know ow if there is any other tools out there. thank you!
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