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Dare I say, Walmart?

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  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,850
    For Wal-Mart, you have to change zip codes to get very far. Target tracker seems to cover a larger geographic area, probably because there are less target stores.
    beachbum
  • beachbumbeachbum usaMember Posts: 33
    for target fydnly.com give you options to choose radius. thanks pharmjod.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    Looks like Walmart is getting into the TRU markup game:


  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    edited March 2016
    That's ridiculous.  It's probably out of stock at Walmart, and this is from a third party seller(if you notice below, it's the same price from Toywiz), which are just rampant on Walmart.  I only purchase products that can ship site to store. 
    TXLegoguy
  • OUWxGuesserOUWxGuesser Member Posts: 92
    Toywiz has single handedly destroyed the ability to quickly search/purchase products on Walmart.com or their mobile app.  I wonder how much they pay WM to sell on their system...
    MasterBeefykiki180703TXLegoguy
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 515
    edited March 2016
    If you scroll all the way down the page on the Walmart website for #75138 Hoth Attack there is a link to another vendor that is selling the same set for $28.99, plus a free gift.

    I think that Walmart jumped the shark when they started allowing other sites to sell through their site. They are going for an Amazon online model while maintaining BAM stores. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me, especially when you see prices like Hoth Attack online and assume those are their prices instore as well (that set is $24.99 in their BAM stores). 
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    My post was from Walmart. Not toywiz. Which is why I was rather shocked. 
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    ^ I think there is something weird that happens when Wal*Mart has limited inventory and the item is also listed by Toy Wiz.  The same thing happened with Raptor Escape for several months (where it was available from walmart.com for something like $90).
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 976
    Based on the screen shot from Rainstorm, that listing shows to be sold by Walmart, not Toywiz.
  • dehnehsudehnehsu Bay Area, Calif.Member Posts: 168
    I found a Friends News Van 41056 ($25 retail) for $5 in the Walmart Clearance section. Big news in the SF Bay Area as you can rarely find anything decently marked down. I also left a Friends Heartlake Stable 3189 ($50 retail) for $17. So if someone's interested in it, get down to Walmart in Mountain View. 
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,084
    edited March 2016
    Found Friends Jungle Rescue Base for $15.00 in South Carolina tonight.
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 681

    Same as above...WM lowered some of the Friends/Elves themes today:

    Friends Sunshine Ranch retail $70.....$17....the store had 9 of them

    Friends New Van retail $25.....$5

    Friends Jungle Rescue Base  retail $60.....$15

    Elves Azari and the Magical Bakery  retail $30....$7

  • LegoAddictLegoAddict NW of ChicagoMember Posts: 28
    Wal-mart can have a surprising amount of deals, if you are looking at the right time, and sometimes, just due to dumb luck. 

    I walked into a Wal-mart and found 70316 Jestro Evil Mobile in the clearance aisle.  I thought it was an error, but then it rang up for $25!  Presumably, it was an error, but I bought a couple of them up.  Brickseek showed that was the only Wal-mart at that price.

    Another Wal-mart, I managed to find a Friends' Heartlake Shopping Mall, clearance price sticker shows $79, it rings up for $54!  Weird!

    Unfortunately, while Brickseek is not totally accurate with inventories, it can be helpful and the prices are nearly always accurate. 

    There does appear to be a lot of variability between various Wal-marts in terms of when stuff goes on Clearance.  For example, in the Chicago area, the more rural Walmarts in smaller towns do not put stuff on clearance as quickly as those in the suburbs.  However, the suburban Wal-marts put a lot of Ninjago on clearance 30% off a day or two after Christmas, and then within a 2-3 weeks some of them went to 50% off.  I found a lot of the Ninjago Morro Lego sets for a great price. 

    Walmart also puts their more expensive sets on clearance fairly quickly (again, in my experience Ninjago Morro Sets like Morro Dragon and Titan Battle Mech).  Given their, ahem, clientele, I suspect those more expensive sets are more likely to languish on the shelves and take up space.  

    Anyway, just my 2 cents... 
  • beachbumbeachbum usaMember Posts: 33
    for those that has a wm nearby that still has the friends ranch, stable, mall, and jungle could you get them and ship to me pls at cost? I can do paypal and pay for shipping, let me know how much would shipping. all the wm in my area is oos.
  • beachbumbeachbum usaMember Posts: 33
    does anyone have the wm number for the friends sunshine ranch, shopping mall and stable? these are not found on wm site. tia
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    @beachbum ;Do a google search for each "Walmart Lego Sunshine Ranch" etc and you will get the pages in results
    beachbumkiki180703
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,423
    Local Walmart has #41052 on clearance for $48.67, marked down from $29.99?!
  • RonyarRonyar Member Posts: 357
    The stable is long retired.  Ranch and shopping mall are still out there in the wild....
    beachbumlegobodkiki180703
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 681

    WM numbers are:

    Friends Shopping Mall    36607476         down to $54

    Friends Sunshine Ranch   34193537           down to $17

    Friends New Van    32703665           down to either $13 or $5

    beachbum
  • beachbumbeachbum usaMember Posts: 33

    only deal I found along with the friends news van and elves bakery. spAce port $30
    pharmjodBrickDancerkiki180703Ronyar
  • FettForeverFettForever Member Posts: 7
    edited March 2016
    Does anyone have the walmart number for spaceport? New to using brickseek and I am not seeing a correlation between any numbers on a sets listing on walmart.com and the numbers being listed here to find it. Pardon my ignorance : )

    Never mind, just realized it is the number from the end of an item pages url. Learned something today. Sadly only full retail spaceports in my area... 
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,434
    Downloaded the WALMART app
    worthless as it pops up Toywiz as the first seller when I scanned the upc

    MrJ_NYkiki180703
  • beachbumbeachbum usaMember Posts: 33
    no luck in finding the friends shopping mall and sunshine ranch here in Florida , if someone find it pleassssseeeee ship to me and I will paypal with shipping cost. would be a great addition as my little one just got into Legos and loving it!
  • mr.pigglesmr.piggles Snow FortMember Posts: 326
    Local Walmart supposedly has a handful of News Vans @ $2.50. Went, can't find a thing. The store's website itself is an inconvenient mess. Soooo... oh well. 
    MrJ_NYkiki180703
  • lego187lego187 United StatesMember Posts: 16
    I found out that walmart price matches other stores so if you go on the walmart app and pull up another stores clearance price they will price match it. I got Changing Seasons for $13!
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    edited March 2016
    ^^^^^^ That is certainly YMMV. I can't get a  store to match their own app prices let alone another stores prices.
    MrJ_NYBumblepantsRonyarpharmjodkiki180703
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,555
    edited March 2016
    Thanos75 said:
    ^^^^^^ That is certainly YMMV. I can't get a  store to match their own app prices let alone another stores prices.
    I usually get the classic Wal-Mart 'You must be a being from another dimension' glazed over look if I ask for anything wild like a price match.
    Thanos75MrJ_NYbeachbumCircleKkiki180703
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 628
    I think it more or less the employee not wanting to price match
  • beachbumbeachbum usaMember Posts: 33
    isn't wm price match policy written somewhere we can use to show to the customer service when attempting to pm? if it's policy then they should honor it.
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 515
    ^ Their policy only applies to competitors and does not include prices found on the mobile app. I'm sure their army of lawyers is working on an update. I don't think they consider other local stores as "competitors" in the sense that the price match policy would apply. Walmart.com is a separate entity from BAM stores, so that is why they are included.
    beachbumkiki180703
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,434
    The WM app is a hot mess.

    Inventory, WM is historically known for their accuracy, is off when checking their app.

    I don't even bother stopping by WM anymore.
  • OUWxGuesserOUWxGuesser Member Posts: 92
    Surprisingly, the app helped me Hit the Friends/Elves jackpot the other day.  Thanks to this thread- saw some of the posts about jungle base etc.   App had a bunch of friends/elves sets marked at ~75% off, and showing in stock.   The key was *finding* the sets.   After searching the toy area, found a pile of said sets on the top shelf unmarked.  Bingo!  Walked away with:

    #41206  $5
    #41034  $7
    #41038  $15
    #41056 $5
    #41076   $4

    Needless to say, my daughter is set for the upcoming year...
    beachbumkiki180703
  • beachbumbeachbum usaMember Posts: 33
    I agree that the app could be a mess as most stores show in stock but I can't find them. also look around toys sections up and down the shelves its little luck. with that said, the apps is also helpful in finding which set is marked down and thanks to inventory checker website I was able to find a few great deal. I found the below star wars aand after calling the store they confirmed in stick, sales rep was super nice and locked it up for me. we were both shock it was $10!!
    pharmjodkiki180703
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    ^ I'll take one for 10 if you have a spare. ;)
    beachbumkiki180703
  • jedivalkyriejedivalkyrie Member Posts: 165
    So I roll into WM today, and find #76035 for $65, yesterday it was $89.  What a deal!  Box has some wear, but the tape looks good.  On the way to the register, I start to have a sinking feeling the contents don't feel right.  So, I explain to the associate I'd like to open it there first to confirm what's in the box.  We open it up, dump it out - no minifigures in bag 1, it's taped closed.  Bags 5 & 7 (possibly 8) are missing entirely.  Someone bought the set, filched the contents, then sealed it back up nicely.  I was irritated, to say the least.  The associate did seem like he'd put it in "loss", but I bet I'll see it on the shelf in a few days taped shut.

    Not the first time this has happened to me in my local area.  All superhero sets, missing bits and figures.  Always check at the store if you're suspicious!
  • beachbumbeachbum usaMember Posts: 33
    @Rainstorm26 there was only one! !!!!! 
  • beachbumbeachbum usaMember Posts: 33
    @jedivalkyrie can't believe people would do that! thanks for the tip.
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    Must be nice. I never see clearance lego..well rarely anyway. I checked Today considering all of these comments in here, not one clearance lego item. Nothingto be seen. Very odd.
  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 309
    I went to the Walmart near me yesterday. The only clearance they had was 21201: Life of George for $25. I keep reading about the deals people are finding but I've never seen them. It seems that I must have an addiction to below retail Lego. Whenever I go in there I can't help but to think of the words of Mr Pricklepants as that Walmart truly, "is a place of ruin of despair". But I still find myself there looking for my next fix.
  • beachbumbeachbum usaMember Posts: 33
    @Tkatt lol, thanks to this thread I recently got into Legos and starting to form an addiction to hunting for these deals. it's alot if work and time consuming, but feels great when I find them hahahha. I am still hoping to find the friends shopping mall and ranch....I think my luck ran out with these two.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,434
    Tkatt said:
    I went to the Walmart near me yesterday. The only clearance they had was 21201: Life of George for $25. I keep reading about the deals people are finding but I've never seen them. It seems that I must have an addiction to below retail Lego. Whenever I go in there I can't help but to think of the words of Mr Pricklepants as that Walmart truly, "is a place of ruin of despair". But I still find myself there looking for my next fix.
    Talk about vintage.

    3-4 years old and overpriced!
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,241
    Tkatt said:
    I went to the Walmart near me yesterday. The only clearance they had was 21201: Life of George for $25. I keep reading about the deals people are finding but I've never seen them. It seems that I must have an addiction to below retail Lego. Whenever I go in there I can't help but to think of the words of Mr Pricklepants as that Walmart truly, "is a place of ruin of despair". But I still find myself there looking for my next fix.
    Talk about vintage.

    3-4 years old and overpriced!
    Humorously, my Walmart also had 2 copies of Life of George. Very beat up boxes and thrown into a pile of other cheap clearance items.
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    Picked up a copy of 41037 Stephanie's Beach House - $9.00 I might give it to grandkids,keep it just for the unique color pieces or sell it but it's definitely $9 worth of bricks.
    77ncaachampskiki180703
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    Over the summer I saw the life of George set in clearance section it had a $10 tag on it.  Turns out it was only $2.
  • beachbumbeachbum usaMember Posts: 33
    does anyone know what the Walmart stores do with returned Legos, unopened and brand new still sealed? do they restock them back on the shelves? 
  • DavidBrickleyDavidBrickley Richmond, VAMember Posts: 338
    I believe the they do with these the same things they do with returned opened sets...back to the sales floor they go.
  • malachirobertsonmalachirobertson Indiana, USAMember Posts: 266
    I returned a Lego set and changed my mind later.  It was a clearance Lego, so they didn't know where to put it.  Someone just stuck it in a random place on a shelf with the newer Lego.
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 681

    beachbum said:
    does anyone know what the Walmart stores do with returned Legos, unopened and brand new still sealed? do they restock them back on the shelves? 

    You just never know.  I've seen just about it all...but you can never see it all from Walmart.  I found a Friends Shopping Mall recently for $79 on clearance...kept it for 24 days and then when Walmart lowered them to $54, I returned.   It's WM policy that it has to recirculate thru the system for 24hrs.  I was able to repurchase the set at the same WM for $54 the next day. But a few years ago I purchased some Dino T-Rex sets for $30 and the manager changing the prices said he wasn't lowered them anymore.  The next day they were $15.  I asked Customer Service and told them the story(I had receipt) and they just gave me the difference back in cash.   Just 2 weeks ago I was out of state and ran into a WM and found LEGO exclusive sets on clearance and at the same store found a cleverly sealed box that was built and returned (with all pieces and a few extras that didn't belong to the set).  I unfortunately didn't notice it..but it was a $89set for $15 so I didn't care.  I've also seen sets at WM that have Kmart store stickers on them.    I all depends upon the employee at the Customor Service desk...good modd, bad mood....the next WM might be totally different.
    beachbumkiki180703
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 683
    scotty12 said:

    .... I've also seen sets at WM that have Kmart store stickers on them. 

    I've had this happen to me as well. I purchased 2 of the City Harbor sets on clearance a few years ago and both had the large TRU stickers on the bottom. 
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,434
    Same here. Have seen TRU, Target magnetic stickers and Barnes and Noble stickers affixed to Lego sets on the shelves at WM
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