Author Topic: Target = Marked Down Prices  (Read 3774 times)

SilverZ

  • Guest
Re: Target = Marked Down Prices
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2003, 07:47 PM »
Haven't found much at my Target closest to me lately. Need those Animated Clone figs! But I have to say, they have to be commended for being lightning-fast in their upkeep of the SW section. To mark '03 figures down and clear them out, at just the right time before new waves, and all this talk over on the RS front page about expanding SW sections during the post-Xmas reset, they're definitely going to stay the #1 source for figures for me!

J

Offline Boba Binks

  • Jedi Padawan
  • *
  • Posts: 811
  • The Most Feared Bounty Hunter on Naboo
    • View Profile
    • David Jonathan Syczylo
Re: Target = Marked Down Prices
« Reply #16 on: January 1, 2004, 03:20 PM »
It seems that all the Targets in my area have tons of Elan Sleeze and Ayaa. Other than that nothing much.

Yeah the prices went down even some more. Lot of Good that will do if they do not have stuff.
For those of you looking for me. I am now at www.sandtroopers.com

Offline jadesfire

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 2270
    • View Profile
Re: Target = Marked Down Prices
« Reply #17 on: January 9, 2004, 04:50 PM »
Target reset their toy isle in Marquette and when they put out the ultra figures they only had two Reikens and two C-3PO...so I asked about the Wampa and they said "That's all that was in the box".
So, either some employee swiped the Wampa (as I was right there when they bought out the boxes ) or they weren't shipped.

ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beth

Offline JediMAC

  • Pretty in Pink
  • Retired Staff Member
  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 14572
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender
Re: Target = Marked UP Prices?
« Reply #18 on: February 2, 2004, 08:00 PM »
Not a question of mark DOWNS here, since all that stuff has been cleared out of Targets now...

My question is:  Has Target marked all of their figures UP in your area?  They've been $4.79 ever since the debut of the Saga line around here, but with the introduction of the new 2004 Saga "themed waves", has also come a 20 cent price hike up to the usual TRU price level of $4.99...   :-\

Granted $0.20 isn't that big of a deal, but when you get a couple hundred figures, it really adds up.  Not to mention that I just enjoy doing all of my SW shopping at Target, and always enjoyed the fact that they had lower prices than TRU, and were right on line with WM's $4.76 price.

Plus, I'd always feel fine with helping all of my buddies out with the latest figures for a nice, even $5 a pop.  I didn't mind eating the extra $0.18 on each one.  But now that these things run $5.40 a piece with our 8.25% sales tax in L.A., I've decided $5 ain't gonna cut it anymore, which kind of sucks for all the folks I send figures to...   :-\  Shipping costs are already high enough as it is, but to have to add in another couple bucks for an average of 5 figures stinks.  And WM's low prices ain't helpin' one iota, since they haven't gotten in any new figures in over a year...   ::)

But to be honest, I don't mind paying an extra $.20 per figure if most of them are going to be really great sculpts of OT characters, and with added articulation to boot.  That's definitely worth the slight price increase to me.  Just curious why Target's the only store making a price increase so far...
« Last Edit: February 2, 2004, 08:03 PM by JediMAC »

Offline jadesfire

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 2270
    • View Profile
Re: Target = Marked Down Prices
« Reply #19 on: February 2, 2004, 08:43 PM »
Target hasn't "upped" their price on Star Wars figures (besides the exclusive cartoon ones) but they have on their LOTR figures, priced at $6.99!!! ???
What's up with that???  I'd complain but they are the only ones that have any trilogy figures so I don't have much of a choice.  
Beth

Offline JediMAC

  • Pretty in Pink
  • Retired Staff Member
  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 14572
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender
Re: Target = Marked Down Prices
« Reply #20 on: February 2, 2004, 08:53 PM »
Target hasn't "upped" their price on Star Wars figures (besides the exclusive cartoon ones)...

So are your SW figures still at $4.79 out there Beth?  If so, are they the newer "themed waves"?

That would be kinda strange if Target's running different price points ont he SW line around the country...  And annoying, if I'm on the short end of the stick out here!   :-X

Offline obi-dad

  • Jedi Initiate
  • *
  • Posts: 277
  • I'm a llama!
    • View Profile
Re: Target = Marked Down Prices
« Reply #21 on: February 3, 2004, 08:37 AM »
Targets in the St. Louis area "upped" their price from $4.79 to $4.99 about a month ago or so.   Might as well buy the figs at TRU if I can't find them at Walmart now. :P

Offline Brian

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 11069
    • View Profile
Re: Target = Marked Down Prices
« Reply #22 on: February 3, 2004, 10:04 AM »
Yeah, the Targets around here have upped the price to $4.99 as well, which kind of stinks.  I'm not complaining too much, because its still better than the $8 Episode I days, but the lower the better ;).  I'm another one who would just as soon do all of my Star Wars shopping at Target.  I think I have gotten all of my finds there in the past two months, with the exception of one figure...and some help from my online buddies :).

Offline Morgbug

  • Old
  • Jedi Guardian
  • *
  • Posts: 15982
  • mmm. pemmican.
    • View Profile
Re: Target = Marked Down Prices
« Reply #23 on: February 3, 2004, 10:19 AM »
Could be worse, y'all could be living up north where Walmart charges $8.92 for a figure. :-*
Minivans: a sign of the apocalypse.

Offline DSJ™

  • Staff Member
  • Jedi Council Member
  • *
  • Posts: 22164
  • Bouncy! Bouncy! I'm An Insane Kubrickaholic!™
    • View Profile
Re: Target = Marked Down Prices
« Reply #24 on: February 3, 2004, 10:24 AM »
Could be worse, y'all could be living up north where Walmart charges $8.92 for a figure. :-*

 ;D   :-*

Offline JediMAC

  • Pretty in Pink
  • Retired Staff Member
  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 14572
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender
Re: Target = Marked Down Prices
« Reply #25 on: February 3, 2004, 07:11 PM »
Wow.  Target sure went and did something interesting today...  They just removed ALL their prior Star Wars figures from their computer systems (SKU #'s ...0325 and ...0326), and changed the SKU #, and raised the prices on all of them to $5.99!!!   ???

The problem here is, that if you have any of the prior Saga figures (up to the Hoth and Tatooine waves) that you still wanted to return with a current receipt, you're gonna have a helluva hard time.  I've got a few leftovers that I had been planning to return still since no one here needed them, but now they're not going to match my receipt anymore.   ::)  Granted, Target would be dumb not to take them back for $4.79 each, when they're now turning around and selling them for $5.99 each.  This makes no sense, and is extremely irritating...

I came across the Bail wave at a couple different Targets today, and they were all at $5.99 (with new SKU #).  Go figure.  Same damned figures they clearanced out just a few weeks ago.  If that older stuff starts suddenly showing up again with a $6 price point attached, we're gonna have some serious problems on the pegs.  Hopefully the ones I saw today were just an isolated case though.  We'll see...   :-\

So Targets are now selling Star Wars figures at 3 different price points ($4.99, $5.99, $6.99), with a 4th price point for the figures of the past year and a half having just been eliminated this morning.  Very bizarre...  Looks like Target is no longer going to be competitive in the price department.  Unfortunately, that just leaves Wal-Mart, which doesn't even carry Star Wars about 95% of the time anymore...   :'(
« Last Edit: February 3, 2004, 08:00 PM by JediMAC »

Offline jadesfire

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 2270
    • View Profile
Re: Target = Marked Down Prices
« Reply #26 on: February 3, 2004, 08:18 PM »
So are your SW figures still at $4.79 out there Beth?  If so, are they the newer "themed waves"?


As of January 15th (the last time I got a toy) the price at Target was $4.79.  It was a Hoth Trooper.
Nothing to buy lately to check the $5.99 price.

What do you have left Matt??  You never know, I might need it  :-\
Beth

Offline Sandtrooper Dan

  • Banned
  • Youngling
  • *
  • Posts: 35
  • The one who dies with the most dioramas, WINS.
    • View Profile
    • Sandtroopers.com, the news that gets you the toys.
Re: Target = Marked Down Prices
« Reply #27 on: February 3, 2004, 08:33 PM »
I was getting doubles for diorama extras at Target for $1.18 :o for a while, but they are long gone now. Now i'm waiting for them to restock the pegs with the new Jabba wave. Hopefully soon. :-\

Offline JediKnight87

  • Jedi Initiate
  • *
  • Posts: 103
    • View Profile
    • Myspace
Re: Target = Marked Down Prices
« Reply #28 on: February 6, 2004, 09:40 PM »
I heard that Target prices are going up again for the new figures. They're not gonna be $4.79 but $5.99! I haven't been able to find anything new there anyways... The clearance section is wiped out. I only have the animated figures hanging on the pegs.
"Now I am the Master!"-Darth Vader

Offline Sandtrooper Dan

  • Banned
  • Youngling
  • *
  • Posts: 35
  • The one who dies with the most dioramas, WINS.
    • View Profile
    • Sandtroopers.com, the news that gets you the toys.
Re: Target = Marked Down Prices
« Reply #29 on: February 8, 2004, 11:19 AM »
Sounds like we're in the same town JediKnight, all we have left are the Animated figures, and 6 empty pegs where a bounty a new figures used to be. I must stay "on Target", I just know something big is gonna happen again.