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  • ElkkthunderElkkthunder Member Posts: 48
    would have bought that set
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 Member Posts: 722
    My store also had the space starter set and the space station on sale.   
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Member Posts: 2,342
    Got another #41063 - either I didn't see it last time or it was recently put there. Also got a #70333. Otherwise would've gotten another #70737.
  • bsiu922bsiu922 Member Posts: 439
    edited July 2016
    bsiu922 said:
    i was surprise to see this at one of my local Target.  lots of dust and sealed  but the price is only 15% off,  so just put in back
     Which Target?
    San Leandro Bay Fair,  but the next day i look ,  no longer there  but I bring the box to check the price

    ryjay said:
    ^15% off of what?   What price did they have on it, the 2011 MSRP?
    $99.99,  and sticker show 84.99, and the cashier said since the system no longer have the part,  so she would go with the sticker
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    edited July 2016

    Target is also playing a bit of game with their 30% off.  On many items, not all, they show a higher original price on the clearance sticker and then the clearance price 30% off that.  

    Scooby Doo #75900  original sticker price is marked up 20% before the 30% off.  They even have the original $14.99 sticker still on the shelf, lol but clearance sticker shows "was" price as $17.99 marked down to "now" price of $12.99. The Target clearance on Scooby Doo is still higher then Walmart's off the shelf price.  Set #75900 plane also has the "was" price $22.99, "now" clearance price $19.54...but shelf price still shows it at $19.99...a huge savings of  $.45!

    77ncaachampskiki180703
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001

    A photo illustration of what I was trying to describe...$19.99 on the shelf, but a sticker telling us it was $22.99

    77ncaachampskiki180703
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie Member Posts: 1,819
    ryjay said:

    Target is also playing a bit of game with their 30% off.  On many items, not all, they show a higher original price on the clearance sticker and then the clearance price 30% off that.  

    Scooby Doo #75900  original sticker price is marked up 20% before the 30% off.  They even have the original $14.99 sticker still on the shelf, lol but clearance sticker shows "was" price as $17.99 marked down to "now" price of $12.99. The Target clearance on Scooby Doo is still higher then Walmart's off the shelf price.  Set #75900 plane also has the "was" price $22.99, "now" clearance price $19.54...but shelf price still shows it at $19.99...a huge savings of  $.45!

    Sadly, that is fairly common practice in retail sales, at least in the US. A LOT of consumers will jump at buying something for "30% off", even if the net price is actually higher than last week's "regular price". Consumers are conditioned to look for the discount, while being distracted from the actual price they are paying.

    Another game I've been seeing more and more of is "bulk" items that actually cost more per unit than the standard item. Like a case of cookies for $10 "on sale" instead of the standard box for $2, and finding on closer examination that you get more cookies buying 5 of the $2 packages than 1 of the $10 packages.
    Bumblepantskiki180703josekalel
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,638
    ^My favorite is the .5L Coke in the fridge by the checklane for $2 and the 2L in the grocery section for $1
    prevereSprinkleOtterdavetheoxygenmanmadforLEGOkiki180703YodaliciousSethro3SumoLego
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 674
    How can they get away with labeling something as 30% off when the "original price" is clearly wrong? That's false advertising.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Member Posts: 2,442
    GIR3691 said:
    How can they get away with labeling something as 30% off when the "original price" is clearly wrong? That's false advertising.
    Sure.

    or some lazy Target employee forgetting to pull the shelf tag of $19.99.

    i really don't want Target to become TRU when they mark up set prices once a year or two passes.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Member Posts: 10,795
    Last I checked it is supposed to be illegal to raise the price of an item to 'discount' it, but not sure if that is state by state, or a federal guideline.
  • pharmjodpharmjod Member Posts: 2,916
    I am unaware of any laws in the USA that would dictate that. Perhaps it is local or state law. Caveat emptor.
    77ncaachampskiki180703
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    pharmjod said:
    I am unaware of any laws in the USA that would dictate that. Perhaps it is local or state law. Caveat emptor.

    pharmjod said:
    I am unaware of any laws in the USA that would dictate that. Perhaps it is local or state law. Caveat emptor.

    pharmjod said:
    I am unaware of any laws in the USA that would dictate that. Perhaps it is local or state law. Caveat emptor



    its illegal everywhere under antitrust laws. KB Toys got in a lot of trouble for it in the early 2000s. 
    madforLEGO
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    edited July 2016
    ...and it is not just happening at one Target, either.  I first saw it at one Target and then commented about it.  Later on  I then took the pix at another Target to post.

    And yet a third Target below....

  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Member Posts: 2,442
    Post this for Target to see on Twitter and Facebook and tell all your friends to share the hell out of it
    FurrysaurusSethro3
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie Member Posts: 1,819
    All a retailer would have to do to get around such a law was have the item for sale at the higher price for some period of time. Using the Snowspeeder above as an example, they may have had it for priced at $11.99 when it first hit the shelves, then marked down to $9.99, and now down to $8.38 for clearance. The software I work with tracks all price changes, so it would allow the retailer to document every price they advertised.

    Sales at Amazon reflect this same sort of pricing. If they advertise an item one week at 10% off and the next week at 20% off, they don't advertise 20% off the previously discounted price, it is 20% off the highest price they ever charged. 
    pharmjod
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    Target, like a lot of stores today, operate in a confused manner.   Competing with themselves and others online, while at the same time trying to cover b&m cost with value added retail that many of us want, but are unwilling to pay.    It will be interesting where it all goes in the next 20 years.... :(
    josekalel
  • red237red237 Member Posts: 334
    edited July 2016
    It isn't much, but Target Cartwheel has 10-20% off  several sets.  Coupled with an Amazon price match , if your Target lets you, makes it a bit of a deal.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Member Posts: 2,342
    A couple weeks ago, I got turned down for the credit card redcard. I recently thought to apply for the debit card version, and got that no problem. I'll get that in the mail in 7-10 days. I have a number to use online, I may shop there or at a physical WalMart in the meantime.
  • scotty12scotty12 Member Posts: 837
    I've noticed it's been over 2 weeks since Target started their summer clearance.  Usually it's Thursdays for mark-downs but no such thing this last week.
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Member Posts: 867
    Yup. Same in Greensboro NC. Shame cause I'm waiting for certain sets to hit 50% off before I get any.
    77ncaachamps
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Member Posts: 2,342
    besides not doing further markdowns, they haven't added to the selection in a couple weeks. I hope there's enough left by the time I get my redcard.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Member Posts: 2,442
    Yep. 50 is nice but 30 isn't that bad.

    discount progressions at Target for those not in the know: 15% ... 30% ... 50% ... 75%

  • pharmjodpharmjod Member Posts: 2,916
    It usually caps at 70% off now, not 75%.
  • starfire2starfire2 Member Posts: 1,335
    Generally Lego clearance goes 30%, 50%, salvage. 
  • binaryeyebinaryeye Member Posts: 1,831
    starfire2 said:
    Generally Lego clearance goes 30%, 50%, salvage. 
    It probably depends on the store. My local Target goes 30%, 50%, 70%. But it's very rare that anything with a LEGO logo on it lasts beyond 50%.
    77ncaachampspharmjod
  • Russell844Russell844 Member Posts: 2,425
    I have gotten polys at Target at 90% off. Makes them 39 cents each.
    77ncaachamps
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Member Posts: 867
    ^true. Unfortunately that seems to be only seasonal items.
    pharmjod
  • pharmjodpharmjod Member Posts: 2,916
    Yeah seasonal will go 90% but general clearance almost never does anymore. I miss the days of easy 75% off at target =(
    Bumblepants
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    I don't know if we will see 50% this time around
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Member Posts: 2,342
    Saw a lot of DC superheroes sets on sale for 15% off. not marked the same as the clearance items. #76045 Kryptonite Interception, #76053 Gotham City Cycle Chase, #76034 The Batboat Harbor Pursuit, #76025 Green Lantern vs. Sinestro, #76044 Clash of the Heroes. 76053 has the best part value, probably because it's small and has lots of good minifigs.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Member Posts: 2,342
    Some 15% off sets are now 30%, but no other changes.
    This made #71310 Umarak the Hunter an even better deal. #70737 Titan Mech Battle and #70794 Skull Scorpio were already a good deal at 30% and I picked those up.
    This was the first time using my redcard.
    #10587 Cafe is acceptable at 30% (especially now that I branched into BrickLinking DUPLO and want to build up inventory)., I'll go back for that Monday. Yet City sets still weren't worth it.
    I noticed that 5% off and 8% sales tax works out to 102.6% of the price on the sign. I also noticed that the discount percentage is a small black number in the upper right corner of the clearance sticker.




  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 Member Posts: 805
    no new marvel sets but these look good to
  • RakulRakul Member Posts: 183
    @Pumpkin_3CK5 did you happen to see the DPCI on the hot dog van?
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Member Posts: 867
    Several Walmarts are now marking clearance items down to 50℅ or close. I saw:

    Star Wars
    Kylo Ren's Shuttle $59
    Resistance Troop Transport $35
    First Order TIE $35
    First Order Snowspeeder $19
    FO Snowspeeder Microfighter $5
    Shadow Troopers $9

    Super Heroes
    Iron Man v Ultron or Carnage Attack $5
    Batboat Pursuit $21
    Hulkbuster $21
    Rhino and Sandman $19

    Ninjago
    Tiger Widow Island $35
    Chain Cycle Ambush $15
    Master Wu Dragon $19
    Ronin Rex $25
    Misfortune's Keep $40

    City
    Police Station $54
    Deep Sea Vessel $59
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,779
    ^ Walmart or target?
  • graphitegraphite Member Posts: 3,275
    ^ Looks to be Walmart.  Stopped by one tonight and saw a lot of those items on clearance.
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Member Posts: 867
    Oops! Yeah, that was Walmart. Wasn't supposed to be in this thread. 
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Member Posts: 867
    Last I checked Target is at max 30% off, save the rare set. Found Ultimate Robin for $4.98 but that's the only half off discount.
  • yg77yg77 Member Posts: 32
    saw all the new sets out on the shelved but was denied the sale till 8/1
  • scotty12scotty12 Member Posts: 837

    Targets around in Iowa are still 30%.....except for the Scooby-Doo Mystery Mansion dropped today to $44.98....but I think it was because this particular store had 13 on hand...another Target store in Iowa also did this.  Stores with 1, 2 or 3 left them at $62.98.

  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Member Posts: 2,442
    Look at this "clearance" item
  • cleverusernamecleverusername Member Posts: 54
    On Saturday, I saw a dozen or so Lightning Lad cubes on the shelf. There was a regular price tag on the shelf edge showing $9.99.
    Aanchir
  • JooTogJooTog Member Posts: 945
    A bunch of minifigure cubes at the Foothill Ranch also.

    They also had #60086 City Starter Set at 30% discount for $27.99... from $39.99, not the RRP of $29.99. Beautiful!
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Member Posts: 798
    This will be a fun class action lawsuit.
    SprinkleOtter
  • micbeltmicbelt Member Posts: 11
    Found final flight of destiny's bounty for $35.98, Ronin Rex for $14.98, morro dragon for $35 and Titan mech battle for $35.
    Dedgecko
  • erequenaerequena Member Posts: 52
    micbelt said:
    Found final flight of destiny's bounty for $35.98, Ronin Rex for $14.98, morro dragon for $35 and Titan mech battle for $35.
    Awesome price on destiny's bounty. None o f my stores nearby have it anywhere close to that
  • BrownRiceMafiaBrownRiceMafia Member Posts: 18
    I'd pay somebody to buy a Destiny's Bounty for me at that price...
  • ThoughtsonblocksThoughtsonblocks Member Posts: 178
    The new August stuff populated on Targets website yesterday and all the new Nexo Knight stuff was named "Confidential BB 2016".  Got me all excited they let the cat out of the bag on some new stuff, but alas it was all previously revealed sets.
  • binaryeyebinaryeye Member Posts: 1,831
    The new August stuff populated on Targets website yesterday and all the new Nexo Knight stuff was named "Confidential BB 2016".  Got me all excited they let the cat out of the bag on some new stuff, but alas it was all previously revealed sets.
    In case you didn't know: "BB" stands for Big Bang, which is what LEGO calls the multimedia themes such as Chima and Nexo Knights.

    On Monday, I noticed my local Target rearranging an aisle in the toy section for clearance items, and they already had moved some of the LEGO there. They were still at only 30% off, but there's a good chance that will increase to 50% tomorrow. Even if it does, though, a lot of sets were bought at 30% off, so there's not a lot left.
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