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Upcoming Lego clearance at Barnes and Noble

ThoughtsonblocksThoughtsonblocks United StatesMember Posts: 178
edited April 2016 in Shopping USA/Canada
I was in my local store yesterday buying a Lego set and the guy helping me out told me that there would be a fair number of Lego sets going clearance at 50% off starting April 11th.  I know they usually do a clearance event every April that involves some Lego sets, but it was usually a hit and miss affair to figure out exactly when and getting in before all the good stuff is gone, so its nice to have a more exact date.  I don't know if this holds true for every store, but its probably pretty close, within a couple days.  
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  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 686

    I don't know if the mods want to move this topic to the Shopping U.S/Canada but I stopped in my local B & N today and there were a number of LEGO sets 50% off.  Here's what was at my small B&N:

    #21118 Minecraft The Mine  - 50% off $119

    #70748 Ninjago Titanium Dragon

     City Swamp Helicopter

    #60091 City Deep Sea Starter Set and a few cheaper $9.95 and under city sets

    #75089 Star Wars Geonosis Troopers

    #75075 Star Wars AT-AT microfighters

    #75074 Star Wars Snowspeeder microfighters

    #70818 Lego Movie DOuble Decker Couch

    #76025 SUper Heroes Green Lantern vs. Sinestro

     and there were several $19.95, $14.95 Princess-Cinderella sets

  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,952
    Thanks. I managed to get the one set I wanted before folks swooped in. 
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,383
    It is B&N, shouldn't it be:
    'LEGO Clearance at Barnes and Noble*'

    *LEGO excluded from offer/sale
    graphitetamamahmReesesPiecesSumoLegoARo2891richlJackad7
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    Managed to go to my local B&N today.

    A guy was in the process of grabbing every single set that was on sale. I only managed to grab a few because he was carrying them back to the cash register a few at a time and gave me a window of opportunity.

    Anyway, I got my hands on the following at 50% off each:

    #60035 Artic Outpost
    #60036 Artic Base Camp
    #60068 Crooks' Hideout
    #60075 Excavator and Truck

    I had no Artic or Swap Police sets before (except for a couple of promo polybags) and only had my eye on #60075.
    catwrangler
  • DonDon San DiegoMember Posts: 63
    Weird - my local B&N had the Mine at full price, but a bunch of other themed sets at 50% off.

    No details yet - just got off the phone with my wife who ran by there on her way home. She grabbed three bags full of sets that looked like ones I'd want, so anxious to see what they are!
    (Yes, I do know that I'm a lucky guy  :-)
    Ronyarcatwranglerricecakehkcrazy88
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,091
    Picked up a Milano for $35.00.
    pharmjoddannyrww
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    SumoLego said:
    Picked up a Milano for $35.00.
    Same here. Did they have anything else?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,091
    Nope.  Literally nothing else.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Yeah, same here. Wish I could find a store like this:
    JooTog said:
    Managed to go to my local B&N today.

    A guy was in the process of grabbing every single set that was on sale. I only managed to grab a few because he was carrying them back to the cash register a few at a time and gave me a window of opportunity.

    Anyway, I got my hands on the following at 50% off each:

    #60035 Artic Outpost
    #60036 Artic Base Camp
    #60068 Crooks' Hideout
    #60075 Excavator and Truck

    I had no Artic or Swap Police sets before (except for a couple of promo polybags) and only had my eye on #60075.


  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,844
    edited April 2016
    I got a #60042 and a #60082 for $10 each. They had like 8 Minecraft mines. Also some Chima, Duplo, a Batman clock, and some Chima keylights.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    Did they have the red 50% sticker on them?
    SumoLegoARo2891
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,336
    SumoLego said:
    Picked up a Milano for $35.00.
    Jealous...might have to check if mine has this.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,844
    edited April 2016
    Everything I listed had the big red dot on them.
  • DonDon San DiegoMember Posts: 63
    edited April 2016
    Frustrating that our B&N did not have The Mine on clearance for some reason.

    My wife did however get a few Duplo for the kids as well as some City sets and a Creator Beach Hut plus a few smaller Creators. She was totally buying on spec!  :-)

    Now I need to decide if the City sets are useful for their bricks as I'm not really collecting/building the City theme.

    Also a green baseplate, which was a weird thing to have on clearance.

    Oh, and a couple Lego Movie Couches!  :-)

    I'm wondering if they change the clearance items based on region or if this store was just misinformed?
    77ncaachamps
  • FurrysaurusFurrysaurus Hiding in the kitchen.Member Posts: 156
    the b&n i visited in NC had nothing brick-wise on clearance.   sad trombone.
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ Same in Tampa. Not a single set on clearance.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    I wonder if a BN membership allows an extra 10% off the clearance price.

    It should, regardless if it's a Lego set or not.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,844
    My receipt told me how much I would have saved with a membership.
  • DonDon San DiegoMember Posts: 63
    I wonder if a BN membership allows an extra 10% off the clearance price.

    It should, regardless if it's a Lego set or not.
    I believe we did get the 10% membership discount as well.
  • DonDon San DiegoMember Posts: 63
    @Furrysaurus  @Yodalicious I should mention that my wife also saw nothing own clearance, but one and asked an employee (manager?) who then went in back and found a bunch off sets that were on clearance. No idea why they were not own display.

    I didn't mention this detail because I assumed it was just an oversight by this one store, but maybe it's more general than that? Curious if those who saw nothing on sale asked, or did what I would have done and just left?  :-)
    Furrysaurus
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ I just left. I never ask. It annoys my wife to all ends. "They didn't have Diet Coke." "Did you ask?" "No, why would I do that?" "Because...oh, forget it."

    But knowing that your wife found some by asking, I may have to change my tactic.
    Don
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,459
    None on clearance in the Chicago store I checked. There were no signs on the 10 sets they had, so I did a price check on one and it came up full price.
  • DonDon San DiegoMember Posts: 63
    ^ I just left. I never ask. It annoys my wife to all ends. "They didn't have Diet Coke." "Did you ask?" "No, why would I do that?" "Because...oh, forget it."

    Yup! Glad it was her, as I'm the same way, and my wife similarly gets annoyed. :-)
    ARo2891
  • Yo_dAYo_dA IndianaMember Posts: 32
    I'm glad I spotted this thread the other day. I stopped into my local Barnes & Noble and found 7 sets. The Star Wars sets were hidden under a bunch of random boxes, but I was able to score the following:

    #75075 micro at-at
    #75089 geonosis troopers x2
    #21107 minecraft micro world the end
    #41092 friends Stephanie's pizzeria
    #41061 Disney princess Jasmine's exotic palace x2

    Im going to hit a couple other stores in my area to see if I can find any others.

  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,885
    You can save yourself some trouble by checking online and selecting store pick up. It shows the local store price and at least let's you know if those prices are live in your area. YMMV about actually getting the store to hold a clearance item. And the brickpicker crew has already done a lot of damage on this sale.
    ReesesPieces
  • ThoughtsonblocksThoughtsonblocks United StatesMember Posts: 178
    I checked my store yesterday morning, they had one Milano, a 60043 Prisoner Transport, a couple mid size ninjano sets, 60035 City Ice set, 60075 Excavator and Truck and 60068 swamp police along with a handful of duplo and other random sets.  There were three tables set up in the main aisle marked clearance, and some of the lego sets were on top, some were buried under other boxes and some were hidden underneath the table, I really had to dig for them.  I am also curious how they decide whats going clearance since it seems to differ from store to store.  There were "The Mine" sets in the minecraft area full price.  I also wonder if they add more stuff to the table as the week goes by or if what goes on there at the start is it.  50% off pretty much any lego set is great, especially if I am getting the extra 10% off with my membership.  
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,642
    I went to my store yesterday.. and it was closed (as in gone, bare floors). I used to go there quite a lot but stopped once they started to exclude LEGO from coupons
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    All I managed to find was a Duplo Baby Zoo for $4.99 and 41053 Cinderella Carriage $14.99
  • DonDon San DiegoMember Posts: 63
    Thanks @pharmjod - had looked on the website the other day but didn't see clearance stuff. Dug deeper after seeing your post and found some sets in local stores.

    Amazingly, my wife (yes, again) was near one of them and snagged a Minecraft Mine, another Beach Hut, and a City set Deep Sea Helicopter as well as a small Lego Movie set (not sure which one).

    I now have several City sets on spec that I need to decide what to do with...
    pharmjod
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,844
    edited April 2016
    So I did an online reservation for this set:
    #76025 Super Heroes Green Lantern vs. Sinestro $9.97

    A lady at the store just called to say they have one, but it is a clearance item, and they can't hold it, so she has to cancel the reservation. She said she wanted to call to let me know they did have one. Then she said she was just going to set it at customer service with a post-it note with my name on it and forget she did it. :)

    I know where I'm going after work!
    pharmjod
  • DonDon San DiegoMember Posts: 63
    So I did an online reservation for this set:
    #76025 Super Heroes Green Lantern vs. Sinestro $9.97

    A lady at the store just called to say they have one, but it is a clearance item, and they can't hold it, so she has to cancel the reservation.
    Interesting. Did you get a confirmation text/email or just the sad-news call?

    My reservations for clearance The Mine and Beach Hut did result in confirmation texts.

    My wife got there to pick them up literally a couple minutes after I received the confirmations, and they had them off the floor and in a holding area.

    This was one of the "Bookstar" B&N locations, so maybe those have slightly different policies?
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,844
    A few minutes after I got off the phone with her I got both an email and a text confirming my reservation, so I don't think she actually cancelled it.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    can confirm The Mine is 50% off in South Bay.
    problem is: red stickers weren't on them. Had an employee scan and check.
  • JenniJenni JapanMember Posts: 1,385
    Lots of Duplo here and a handful of other sets. However the Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle? Not on sale.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Was at a B&H near Brighton NY. Somebody had picked up a Mine and was obviously looking up its value on his phone. While he was doing so, I went ahead and cleaned off the shelf. If I wasn't in a hurry, I might have tried to work something out with him.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,844
    I ended up getting the last of each of #76025, #41087, and #31035.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,844
    edited April 2016
    can confirm The Mine is 50% off in South Bay.
    problem is: red stickers weren't on them. Had an employee scan and check.
    The red stickers were on The Mines at the Blossom Hill/Almaden Expwy store.
    77ncaachamps
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,885
    Was at a B&H near Brighton NY. Somebody had picked up a Mine and was obviously looking up its value on his phone. While he was doing so, I went ahead and cleaned off the shelf. If I wasn't in a hurry, I might have tried to work something out with him.
    I left a stack of 5 or 6 at my Barnes and Noble and am going to have my  mom take back the three I initially had her pick up for me. My gut tells me those will be depressed for a long time especially since Toys R Us and Target still have it in stock at regular price. That and I've decided I just don't like Minecraft in general. I did however pick up Hulk Lab Smash, Joker Steamroller and a few other smaller sets so not a total waste of time. 
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    pharmjod said:
    Was at a B&H near Brighton NY. Somebody had picked up a Mine and was obviously looking up its value on his phone. While he was doing so, I went ahead and cleaned off the shelf. If I wasn't in a hurry, I might have tried to work something out with him.
    I left a stack of 5 or 6 at my Barnes and Noble and am going to have my  mom take back the three I initially had her pick up for me. My gut tells me those will be depressed for a long time especially since Toys R Us and Target still have it in stock at regular price. That and I've decided I just don't like Minecraft in general. I did however pick up Hulk Lab Smash, Joker Steamroller and a few other smaller sets so not a total waste of time. 
    Maybe.

    Then the Minecraft kids become adults with money to burn. ;)

    But I like the translucent pieces and tiles...and bricks...
    Don
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,885
    As I've said before, I'm not holding a set for 8-10 years in the hopes that this generation will have either the nostalgia or financial means to purchase it at a premium. That is a fine investment strategy for some people. Not me. 
    77ncaachamps
  • SweepyDSweepyD USMember Posts: 78
    Looks like the B&N near me was cleared out by one person. Woo...
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 823
    pharmjod said:
    You can save yourself some trouble by checking online and selecting store pick up. It shows the local store price and at least let's you know if those prices are live in your area. YMMV about actually getting the store to hold a clearance item. And the brickpicker crew has already done a lot of damage on this sale.
    Thanks for the info.
    was able to pick up the Milano, x-men quinjet and crooks hideout.
    pharmjod
  • carnage717carnage717 U.S.AMember Posts: 166
    I was able to reserve mine online and picked them up with no problems.  I picked up the Milano and both arctic outpost sets.   Even got the extra 10% membership discount as well.  
    77ncaachampsARo2891
  • JenniJenni JapanMember Posts: 1,385
    I revisited a BN store yesterday. All the LEGO they had last week was gone but they had put out some more. It might be worth checking again.
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 737
    I went to B&N two days ago and was lucky enough to pick up two $90 Chima sets (70145 and 70227) at 50% off. Apart from those two sets they didn't seem to have any other sets on clearance, though it's possible that some others had already been bought.
  • crazycarlcrazycarl USAMember Posts: 392
    edited April 2016
    SweepyD said:
    Looks like the B&N near me was cleared out by one person. Woo...
    Thats about right.  Ebay should have a bunch of new auctions on these sets real soon then.

  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,478
    B&N in Milford CT had a bunch of Chima sets on the 50% off table yesterday. debated and decided to leave them, so they may still be there if anyone else is interested. #70223, #70224, #70227, and lots of little #7023* sets were there, and a few Duplo sets.
  • JenniJenni JapanMember Posts: 1,385
    Down to 75% off at one of my local stores. They still had Duplo.
  • DirewolfdarkDirewolfdark E-townMember Posts: 9
    edited May 2016
    My local Barnes and Noble was pretty well picked clean at 50% off the only things left were some Duplo. But I went in this morning and they had put out some new sets that were now 75% off. I grabbed:
    60068 Crook's Hideout
    70143 Sir Fangar's Saber-tooth Walker
    60043 Prisoner Transporter

    They also had two of the 60035 Arctic Outpost but someone else grabbed both of them before I could get one. 



  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    No Lego on clearance at my store, but they did have a full box of Disney CMF's. They never got series 15 in. 
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