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[US] Target Deals

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  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,190
    edited January 2018
    tmgm528 said:
    As a reference goodwill hardly if ever puts out these products in stores that arent in the middle of nowhere. I on occasion go to Goodwills on a lego lookout and haven't found any in the past few years since Goodwill Auctions became a thing. I believe they now have some kind of rule to put these things on the auction site to sell instead.
    Yeah, because people insanely overpay on LEGO lots from Goodwill. Im guessing some may do it becasue it is a charity, but some of the bids are just crazy
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,434
    tmgm528 said:
    As a reference goodwill hardly if ever puts out these products in stores that arent in the middle of nowhere. I on occasion go to Goodwills on a lego lookout and haven't found any in the past few years since Goodwill Auctions became a thing. I believe they now have some kind of rule to put these things on the auction site to sell instead.
    Geographically, where are you?
    i know the northwest goodwills do this
    but in my area (NorCal) they don’t.
    however, they did open up a boutique that focuses on the higher end stuff they get in. Though Lego from Target hasn’t been seen there...
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,874
    tmgm528 said:
    As a reference goodwill hardly if ever puts out these products in stores that arent in the middle of nowhere. I on occasion go to Goodwills on a lego lookout and haven't found any in the past few years since Goodwill Auctions became a thing. I believe they now have some kind of rule to put these things on the auction site to sell instead.
    Yeah, because people insanely overpay on LEGO lots from Goodwill. Im guessing some may do it becasue it is a charity, but some of the bids are just crazy
    The word shilling comes to mind as well...
    madforLEGOSprinkleOtter
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 667
    Goodshill?
    madforLEGO
  • tmgm528tmgm528 Member Posts: 452
    tmgm528 said:
    As a reference goodwill hardly if ever puts out these products in stores that arent in the middle of nowhere. I on occasion go to Goodwills on a lego lookout and haven't found any in the past few years since Goodwill Auctions became a thing. I believe they now have some kind of rule to put these things on the auction site to sell instead.
    Yeah, because people insanely overpay on LEGO lots from Goodwill. Im guessing some may do it becasue it is a charity, but some of the bids are just crazy
    Holy hell yes. I'd say maybe about once a week I check the auction site - but never have I ever seen something even remotely worth buying at the price being bid at. 

    Last night a bundle of Star Wars Minifigs - about 2ish pounds I think sold for over 1000. From my quick scan through there wasnt any crazy desirables either like CC Boba Fett etc.
    77ncaachampsrd1899
  • tmgm528tmgm528 Member Posts: 452
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,434
    tmgm528 said:
    Rats. Another state that has a Goodwill consolidating their Lego to sell online.
  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 309
      The Goodwill auction site (like Fight Club) is best not talked about, fewer bidders equals less competition. But I suppose the cat is out of the bag. Two years ago good/incredible deals were plentiful from that site- but lately not so much. For instance I once bought about 30lbs of Lego (which included the Black Seas Barracuda) for $40.
      I will say that the secret to that site is to only bid on local auctions. They always overcharge for shipping. If you do a local pick up you can save around $20 which makes your price per pound much more reasonable. Also be sure and look through all the photos. I've gotten some very rare/expensive parts for practically nothing because the pictures were blurry or buried in a stack of pictures that other bidders didn't bother to analyze. But things have changed over the past year, most auctions have been bought by others for stupidly high amounts. Although I have still been lucky and won auctions for good parts at around $3 a pound.
     I keep a bookmark to the site that is limited to the store I can do a local pickup from. I don't bother looking at other stores. I also have a dollar limit in mind that I simply won't bid higher than. I consider myself lucky when it works out in my favor, I have had some really good luck. I've also kicked myself for not bidding a few dollars more.
    77ncaachampsRonyarBuriedinBricks
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 537
    edited January 2018
    I picked up #41232 for 70% off yesterday...there are still a few Target deals out there!
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 976
    Remember the days when lego clearance was lucky to make it past the first weekend?  Still seeing Star Wars, Girls Super Heroes & Ninjango  stuff on clearance in the stores.
    77ncaachamps
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,434
    @Tkatt, you’re referring to Goodwill sites but not their affiliated EBay stores/accounts right?
  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 309
    ^Yes, Goodwill has their own independent auction site. If you search Lego you'll get results from locations all across the country, but you can filter results to only see things you can pick up locally. 
    77ncaachamps
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,084
    Found the peeing Pug (#30542) in the Target Valentines section.
    evantyler
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,434
    ecmo47 said:
    Found the peeing Pug (#30542) in the Target Valentines section.
    As have I.

    No Christmas/Halloween like dividers. Just laid flat, chilling on the Valentine's rack.
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    Weird issue at Target tonight, was just walking through and figured I'd give one more pass for clearance.  Saw #21123 Minecraft Iron Golum for $10.28 on the shelf tag.  Scanned it on the app and it came up $7.28, scanned it on the isle scanner and it said item not found.  Took it to the register and it wouldn't scan but she scanned it with her phone and said it was regular price $19.99.

    She ended up giving it to me after I showed her me scanning it on the Target app but it was strange having all those different price discrepancies on one item checked so many different ways.

    Managed to find the little Pug poly in the Valentine section as well.
    MalkanFizyxthedingman5FowlerBricks
  • MalkanMalkan COMember Posts: 27
    Had a similar experience with #75901 a few weeks ago. It was in a returns cart and I asked about it, which the guy said I'd have to talk to the service desk about since it wasn't in the system anymore. The manager then asked me how much I thought it should be and I said $10. She said since it seemed like a reasonable price I could have it for that. I figure that's pretty YMMV. 

    At another Target I saw a #10669 on the shelf for $6 but it was opened and had no Minifigures and had a mix of pieces with a 2nd different instruction book. Seems like they take just about anything back after Christmas.
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 680
    I see a #42055 Bucket Wheel Excavator with a banged up box, selling with an 'as is' label for $96 at a Target here in MO. Seems to be complete. Thoughts? I'm not a technic fan, but that sort of discount might tempt me. 
    Fizyx
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,850
    That would be a no hesitation purchase for me.
    madforLEGOFizyxHanzoMynattTXLegoguy
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 680
    I was thinking if nothing else, it might be a good investment to buy and then flip it.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,241
    Buy it and give it to me if you don't want it.

    For $96 I'd just build it. It look extraordinary.
    Fizyxpharmjod77ncaachamps
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 640
    It's a really neat build, and the finished vehicle is just fantastic.  My only complaint is that the functions can be a little jerky due to the size/complexity, but that is a minor complaint at it's worst.  In my opinion the set is worth more than $200 easily, so for 96... I would have gotten another one :P
    pharmjod
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,172
    Found a Brickheadz Batgirl and a Joker for $5 stuck on the back wall by the DVDs in Edina. There were two jokers left.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,434
    Found a Brickheadz Batgirl and a Joker for $5 stuck on the back wall by the DVDs in Edina. There were two jokers left.
    That is a sleeper area for Batman/DC sets: endcap of DVD section, facing comic book/pop culture wall.
    AstrobricksFizyx
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,172
    Found a Brickheadz Batgirl and a Joker for $5 stuck on the back wall by the DVDs in Edina. There were two jokers left.
    That is a sleeper area for Batman/DC sets: endcap of DVD section, facing comic book/pop culture wall.
    Yup. I just found it by accident while looking at DVDs. Didn’t previously know they had a comic book/pop culture section.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,434
    edited February 2018
    Just the opposite of a deal: the recent Lego Technic Hook Ladder #42084 is listed on Target.com for $19.99, but on [email protected] and WM, it's the MSRP of $14.99.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,172
    Just the opposite of a deal: the recent Lego Technic Hook Ladder #42084 is listed on Target.com for $19.99, but on [email protected] and WM, it's the MSRP of $14.99.
    I kept trying to find a ladder on that....
    Anyway, I’m guessing after a month or two they’ll mark this as “Price Reduced” and it will be RRP. If I recall correctly, they did that with #31066.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,817
    Thanks for the tip about the superhero merch shelf near DVDs, though the only LEGO I found there was a Joker BrickHead 30% off
    77ncaachamps
  • nerzhinnerzhin MIMember Posts: 17
    tmgm528 said:
    tmgm528 said:
    As a reference goodwill hardly if ever puts out these products in stores that arent in the middle of nowhere. I on occasion go to Goodwills on a lego lookout and haven't found any in the past few years since Goodwill Auctions became a thing. I believe they now have some kind of rule to put these things on the auction site to sell instead.
    Yeah, because people insanely overpay on LEGO lots from Goodwill. Im guessing some may do it becasue it is a charity, but some of the bids are just crazy
    Holy hell yes. I'd say maybe about once a week I check the auction site - but never have I ever seen something even remotely worth buying at the price being bid at. 

    Last night a bundle of Star Wars Minifigs - about 2ish pounds I think sold for over 1000. From my quick scan through there wasnt any crazy desirables either like CC Boba Fett etc.
    I looked through those Goodwill auctions....I don't get it. The prices are way out of line from more active markets like bricklink and ebay. It doesn't make sense. There are very few buyers active on there but they are competing against each other and raising the prices sky high. Plus you can tell that the Goodwill stores were given instructions to pick out all minifigures and sell the rest as bulk, without even figuring out if they have rare sets worth more all grouped together. One auction you can see part of the emerald night in....but its divided across several high shipping cost auctions. It seems like they only have a vague idea of what they are doing. Plastic bag stuffed full of vintage star wars figures listed only as "Lot of space figures", no seperate pictures, no shot of everything laid out. Original Goodwill price tag on the bag saying '4.95'. It just seems thrown together....I would love to see how many people score any real finds off that site
  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 855
    nerzhin said:
    tmgm528 said:
    tmgm528 said:
    As a reference goodwill hardly if ever puts out these products in stores that arent in the middle of nowhere. I on occasion go to Goodwills on a lego lookout and haven't found any in the past few years since Goodwill Auctions became a thing. I believe they now have some kind of rule to put these things on the auction site to sell instead.
    Yeah, because people insanely overpay on LEGO lots from Goodwill. Im guessing some may do it becasue it is a charity, but some of the bids are just crazy
    Holy hell yes. I'd say maybe about once a week I check the auction site - but never have I ever seen something even remotely worth buying at the price being bid at. 

    Last night a bundle of Star Wars Minifigs - about 2ish pounds I think sold for over 1000. From my quick scan through there wasnt any crazy desirables either like CC Boba Fett etc.
    I looked through those Goodwill auctions....I don't get it. The prices are way out of line from more active markets like bricklink and ebay. It doesn't make sense. There are very few buyers active on there but they are competing against each other and raising the prices sky high. Plus you can tell that the Goodwill stores were given instructions to pick out all minifigures and sell the rest as bulk, without even figuring out if they have rare sets worth more all grouped together. One auction you can see part of the emerald night in....but its divided across several high shipping cost auctions. It seems like they only have a vague idea of what they are doing. Plastic bag stuffed full of vintage star wars figures listed only as "Lot of space figures", no seperate pictures, no shot of everything laid out. Original Goodwill price tag on the bag saying '4.95'. It just seems thrown together....I would love to see how many people score any real finds off that site
    I had some luck a few years ago - got Bespin Luke and Leia (and a bunch of other figs) in a mostly reasonably priced lot. Also got an Eiffel Tower with box at a reasonable price.  
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,172
    Maybe we need a Goodwill thread ;)
    77ncaachampseddiew
  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 309
    I have had a few really good deals from the Goodwill site. The best included the Black Seas Barracuda and about 15 lbs bulk random bits for $45. The BSB was missing a few parts though.  But I haven't had much luck over the past year. 

    A Goodwill thread is a good idea. Last week I picked up 12 of the Cpt. Salazar Brickheadz for $3 each. I left another 12 there. I could/should have posted about them.
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,423
    ^Were the Brickheadz at Target or Goodwill? Locally Walmart cleared out most of the series 1 Brickheadz for $2.50 each last week.
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,423
    Maybe we need a Goodwill thread ;)

    Most Goodwill finds worth mentioning will probably show up in the "brag" thread, along with the other one-off deals that people have found. 

     http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/146/the-brag-thread-post-your-recent-great-finds#latest
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,172
    Maybe we need a Goodwill thread ;)

    Most Goodwill finds worth mentioning will probably show up in the "brag" thread, along with the other one-off deals that people have found. 

     http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/146/the-brag-thread-post-your-recent-great-finds#latest
    I was mainly just trying to get this thread back on topic :)
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,172
    edited February 2018
    Tkatt said:
    A Goodwill thread is a good idea. Last week I picked up 12 of the Cpt. Salazar Brickheadz for $3 each. I left another 12 there. I could/should have posted about them.
    Thanks! I grabbed six Brickheadz, including the Iron Man and Hulk I didn’t have. 
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,172
    Maybe we need a Goodwill thread ;)

    Most Goodwill finds worth mentioning will probably show up in the "brag" thread, along with the other one-off deals that people have found. 

     http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/146/the-brag-thread-post-your-recent-great-finds#latest
    I was mainly just trying to get this thread back on topic :)
    See new Goodwill thread. 
  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 309
    ^Were the Brickheadz at Target or Goodwill? Locally Walmart cleared out most of the series 1 Brickheadz for $2.50 each last week.
    I bought them at Goodwill, (they all had Target clearance stickers on them though- so my post was almost on topic).
    Astrobricks
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,817
    Flyer mentions LEGO Worlds Nintendo Switch game 50% off and various Friends/City/Classic/Duplo sets 20% off
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 USAMember Posts: 918
    Wasn't expecting to see these the other day, first time I've seen a display and not at checkout for ones these old:


    SumoLego
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,434
    ^ Wonder if it was a return. Maybe old inventory that never saw daylight from the back room.
    SumoLego
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,817
    A few 20% off sets but #60150 was marked down already and is essentially 35% off
  • AwesomenessAwesomeness OhioMember Posts: 182
    Has anyone found the #30356 hot dog stand, and if so where in the store did you find it.
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    Has anyone found the #30356 hot dog stand, and if so where in the store did you find it.
    At the Easter section. On the back with all the little toys.
    madforLEGO
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 264
    edited February 2018
    I've seen the hot dog stand at three separate Target stores (in Dallas) the past few days.  They were in the Lego section at each store.  I have kids, so we go a lot when they are in town. 
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 313
    @Awesomeness go to the polys in the wild thread take the dcpi to an associate and they will grab one for you
  • AwesomenessAwesomeness OhioMember Posts: 182
    mh3490 said:
    @Awesomeness go to the polys in the wild thread take the dcpi to an associate and they will grab one for you
    Thank you. I'll try that on my next visit to target. 
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,817
    edited February 2018
    I don't see it yet but my store has empty seasonal shelves, hasn't finished switching from Valentine's to Easter

    See #41133 15% clearance, 30 maybe
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 482
    My store put the 2 polys in a rack at the end of the regular Lego aisle. Maybe they don't want to have to clearance them after Easter? A different store had a whole box of the Cute Pug polys last Wednesday after Valentine's - on Target's usual 30% off on seasonal items.
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 681
    Both Targets around me(Iowa) had the Creator Cute Pug poly 50% off the day after Valentines ($1.99).

    dannyrwwMegtheCat
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,299
    scotty12 said:
    Both Targets around me(Iowa) had the Creator Cute Pug poly 50% off the day after Valentines ($1.99).

    We found 5 for $0.39 each.....90% (Wisconsin)
    gmonkey76MegtheCat
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