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However, the other day I found sets that the app had said were in stock in previous months and on clearance, which backs up my theory about them being in the stock room/sorting room. Unfortunately, the items were not as cheap as they had been advertised before (Civil War airport scene was supposed to be $15, but when it appeared in the clearance section it was $30, still a great price). I also missed the airport terminal, but I'm patient...
As for Black Friday sales...I did get in an online order with #10704 for $20, but it was at midnight when the sale opened. I did notice that a lot of items had a higher price online than in store, so that might be an issue...I also noticed that around 5-ish pm, the store I live nearby wasn't as full as previous years, so maybe people decided to do online more than in-store (which, honestly, makes a lot of sense). Either way, Walmart online leaves a lot to be desired, although they have a friendlier site than Amazon, which I thought I would never say.
I got 23 in store and some online, maybe I'm who @Hanzo means by 24. I didn't see any fighting going on, that's a line I wouldn't cross. I even pointed people towards the display, which was out of the way at Hudson Avenue. Right after 6PM, I got 15 and others got 2, leaving 10. There were still 8 left around 7PM, so they weren't going that fast anyway.
I went to Dewey Avenue around 7PM Friday and they still had 21 left, right on an endcap in toys, so even 25 hours later there wasn't overwhelming demand.
I like having the money to make use of great deals, I do like the search along with the deal itself, and managing to haul it by bike.
Also got 1 more 10854. Christmas gifts for my 2 4-year-old cousins. Okay but not tremendous for part out anyway.
10704 back in stock online at $20 - only had enough $ handy for one more, and maybe shouldn't have done that, versus placing additional orders while still in stock
10704 out of stock online, still listed at $20, 10854 also not in stock and listed at $39.99
Found the SKU this way: 55231377
I, for one, don’t think it’s a sign of LEGO’s popularity decreasing and more a sign of oversupply. For instance, 3-4 years ago in my area, you jumped at store exclusives when you saw them because you didn’t know when you when or if they’d get more. The 10 the store got might be it. Now, I can walk into most Targets and easily find 5-10 of the Dr. Strange set. And they didn’t only get 10 to begin with. They got a lot more than that.
Im not sure this is a sign of things to come, other than Walmart getting cheaper with their 'deal' sets (like every store does with every other 'deal' on BF).
I think the other part to this is that in past years it has been 1500 pieces for 30 dollars. now it is 900 pieces for 20. I think part of it is the feeling (legit or perceived) of this not being a great value to many, and that many already have the past sets with 1500 parts (like I have) and do not feel like buying these. Never mind, with Walmart stocks, it is always YMMV. No Walmarts have these around me at all. Whereas some will report these super discounted at their local store with end caps full.
So to sum it up. IMO do not look too much into a store having stock after BF.
@madforLEGO I just pick this one up from Walmart today and I must say, it feels much lighter than last year's (as in even less than half of last years). I'm actually surprised that this set includes 900 pieces going by the weight alone.
They canceled my order with a comment about technical difficulties (maybe my order went through before the website knew they were out?)
Since yours was a Lego order, maybe Walmart's system has come down with whatever is wrong with the [email protected] system!
#30478 scanned in app at $3.47
#75172 Y-Wing Starfighter
#75164 Rebel Trooper Battle Pack
#75165 Imperial Trooper Battle Pack
And some Creator sets.
#31055 Green Cruiser $4.50
#31046 Fast Car $4
#31067 Modular Poolside Holiday $21