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Offline Darth Simmons

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Toys-R-Us Prices Are Getting Out Of Hand
« on: August 12, 2007, 12:53 PM »
Toys-R-Us has always had higher prices than your usual retail store (ex: Wal-Mart) but they have gotten out-of-hand. I had printed the online coupon for $5 off of a purchase of $25 or more. I needed to get another Capture of Tantive IV Battle Pack and a 25th anniversary Snake Eyes figure. I went to checkout, gave the cashier the coupon and it rang up $27.something I asked the cashier to hold the order while I checked the price. Snake Eyes was $5.99 and the five extra dollars on the battle pack I thought was a mistake. They have always been $19.99. When I checked the price it had went up to $24.99! Knowing that at Wal-Mart Snake Eyes was only $4.88 and the Battle Pack was only $19.96. I told TRU to forget it. I paid only $26.something at Wal-Mart. I paid less at Wal-Mart than with a $5 off coupon at Toys-R-Us.

It just gets me that even with a $5 off coupon it was cheaper to go to Wal-Mart.

I am going to go to the email contact section of the Toys-R-Us website and complain about this. I will let them know that they lost business yeterday (even with the coupon). I suggest you guys do the same. If enough people complain and avoid shopping there, they might get the message.


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Re: Toys-R-Us Prices Are Getting Out Of Hand
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2007, 05:23 PM »
Actually, the BP's at TRUS have been 24.99. Targets are 20.00.  The strange thing about prices is that Target charges 11.99 for the vintage ( which go down to 2.98 when no one buys them at that price) but everyone else charges 9.99 I have never understood why that is the case.

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Re: Toys-R-Us Prices Are Getting Out Of Hand
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2007, 07:42 PM »
Actually, the BP's at TRUS have been 24.99. Targets are 20.00.  The strange thing about prices is that Target charges 11.99 for the vintage ( which go down to 2.98 when no one buys them at that price) but everyone else charges 9.99 I have never understood why that is the case.

The last time I bought a battle pack there, which may have been 2 months ago, the price was $19.99. So $24.99 was a surprise to me. And I feel it's wrong if all other retail outlets offer them for $19.99.
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Re: Toys-R-Us Prices Are Getting Out Of Hand
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2007, 01:56 AM »
As far as I knew too, all BP's were $24-$25 at TRU too..  Actually I think there's a number of posts bitching about it somewhere around here, but not sure where.  Maybe in the price increase/decrease thread.  I know around me they've been $25 all year at TRU at least.

Not that it doesn't suck of course...  As a matter of fact, the BP's were $25 last year, because I know the HFG pack was $25 when I bought it actually...  Maybe the $20 ones you got were on sale or something?  TRU doesn't set prices on a store-by-store basis to the best of my knowledge.
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Re: Toys-R-Us Prices Are Getting Out Of Hand
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2007, 08:24 AM »
All store should have the same pricing and I believe BP's have always been $25 - just like the mid-size vehicle assortment.

They can do whatever they want now being that they are privately held!


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Re: Toys-R-Us Prices Are Getting Out Of Hand
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2007, 09:13 AM »
I have never seen the BP's for less than $24.99 a TRU unless they were on sale.
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Re: Toys-R-Us Prices Are Getting Out Of Hand
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2007, 01:36 PM »
The non-exclusive Battlepacks at TRU have always been $19.99 in my area... stuff like the Hunt for Grievous was $24.99, but things like the Tantive IV Battlepack are just $19.99.

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Re: Toys-R-Us Prices Are Getting Out Of Hand
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2007, 02:39 PM »
Here in the UK we have to pay the same amount in 's as you pay in $.

With the exchange rate more or less 1 = $2 you can see why we are called Rip Off Britain!

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Re: Toys-R-Us Prices Are Getting Out Of Hand
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2007, 03:10 PM »
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The non-exclusive Battlepacks at TRU have always been $19.99 in my area... stuff like the Hunt for Grievous was $24.99, but things like the Tantive IV Battlepack are just $19.99.

I can't remember the last time I bought a BP at TRU, but I'm pretty sure that there is the same situation here - the regular BPs have been at $19.99 with the "exclusive" ones being $24.99 - but that might have changed now.

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Re: Toys-R-Us Prices Are Getting Out Of Hand
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2007, 05:33 PM »
Last time I bought a Battle Pack there was probably in May - I bought 5 Tantive IV Battle Packs because I had a $50.00 gift card, and pretty much saw it as getting them for $10.00 a pop.

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