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Re: RotS Figures on Sale Thread!
« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2005, 12:52 PM »
Damn. Great sales and me with a total lack of fundage.

Oh well.

Don't sweat it.  More figs for me and Spuff.


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Re: RotS Figures on Sale Thread!
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2005, 11:14 AM »
The TRU and Target sales really seem to be moving product. Does anyone think that the big three are setting themselves up to re-flood the shelves durring the following week? Or will it be the same as usuall?
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Re: RotS Figures on Sale Thread!
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2005, 11:31 AM »
I love price adjustments...  :)

As others have mentioned, just about every SW toy not mentioned specifically in the Target ad is on sale for 15% off, so I brought in a stack of 4 receipts to Target last night (Wave 2 Deluxe, Figures #41-44, etc) for credit.

They didn''t include the Clone Trooper in the 15% off sale though, too bad...   :(

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Re: RotS Figures on Sale Thread!
« Reply #48 on: June 3, 2005, 08:38 PM »
I noticed in the Mission Log section that JediMAC had encountered a price hike to 5.99 per figure at his local Target.  While I haven't checked my local Target yet to see if this is bicoastal, I have noticed that several of the online retailers (one in particular that shocked me) have raised the prices of basic figures as well.

Amazon/TRU.com is up to $7.99 a figure now for some reason.  I guess when you hardly have anything in stock at all, you have to charge a lot for what little you do have.   :-\

KB.com is back to their $6.99 price point on basic figures as well, but the real humor is that, possibly for the first time ever, KB's prices are lower online than TRUs are.  :)

Hasbro Toy Shop has a lot of harder to find figures listed as in stock, but when "In Stock" = "A month or more of waiting for them to ship", it really doesn't help anybody, especially Hasbro.

WM.com doesn't really have a lot on their website, and I even noticed a local SWM completely dismantling their SW aisle yesterday and moving what they could fit back into the regular action figure aisle and the rest was going in boxes to go in the back.  Smooth move!  Now that the movie is out and you could have more casual buyers than before it was released, you decide to dismantle the aisle! 

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Re: RotS Figures on Sale Thread!
« Reply #49 on: June 3, 2005, 09:34 PM »
Target raised their prices to $5.99 here in Iowa too.   :(  Way to put the brakes on there, guys.

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Re: RotS Figures on Sale Thread!
« Reply #50 on: June 4, 2005, 01:05 AM »
I paid $5.88 each for three figures at an out-of-the-way Wal-Mart today, so it wouldn't surprise me if brick-and-mortar Wal-Marts nationwide get on the price-raising bandwagon.

I managed to get most of the figures at $5.24 or so, so that's pretty good. Of course, I'd start a carded collection right when the prices go up.  ::)
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Re: RotS Figures on Sale Thread!
« Reply #51 on: June 4, 2005, 10:15 AM »
I paid $5.88 each for three figures at an out-of-the-way Wal-Mart today, so it wouldn't surprise me if brick-and-mortar Wal-Marts nationwide get on the price-raising bandwagon.


I hope not but it wouldn't surprise me if they did. I also wonder if Target will sustaine that price. They may very well take a profit hit. Here's for hoping.
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Re: RotS Figures on Sale Thread!
« Reply #52 on: June 5, 2005, 02:20 PM »
So now its kinda the opposite of the thread title. Here come the hikes. Just today, when I was going over a list of past purchases, I was wondering when it was going to happen.

Those out of the way Wal-Marts have had them priced at $5.88 for at least a month. That's when I first noticed it, early May, at least here in Georgia.

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Re: RotS Figures on Sale Thread!
« Reply #53 on: June 5, 2005, 11:23 PM »
The closest Wal-Marts have their prices at $5.24 still, because they have Target and TRU to compete with. I guess the $5.88 price is at stores that think they can get away with it.
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Re: RotS Figures on Sale Thread!
« Reply #54 on: June 6, 2005, 08:04 PM »
Yeah, looks like the price hike's gonna be across the board here, with most/all WM's joining the fray with their new $5.88 prices, so they can remain "competitive" with Target after their similar price hike...  :P

And check out this report from Ray in our SoCal Finds thread here:

And now for some breaking news....
I saw a commercial last night for Walmart promoting the ROTS Star Wars figures. At the end of the commercial they gave their "new" price of $5.88 each. So unless walmart has decided to do some false advertising everyone get their wallets ready for another price hike.

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Re: ROTS Figure Sales (or price hikes)!
« Reply #55 on: June 6, 2005, 08:08 PM »
So now its kinda the opposite of the thread title.  Here come the hikes...

There, is that better?  ;)

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Re: ROTS Figure Sales (or price hikes)!
« Reply #56 on: June 6, 2005, 08:25 PM »
I just read a report on GH about the cup sets selling for $12.99 now.  ::)
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Re: RotS Figures on Sale Thread!
« Reply #57 on: June 6, 2005, 08:26 PM »
Yeah, looks like the price hike's gonna be across the board here, with most/all WM's joining the fray with their new $5.88 prices, so they can remain "competitive" with Target after their similar price hike...  :P


Well, as of yesterday they were still $5.24 at our Wal-Marts. Let's hope this holds. I know this is wishful thinking, but the prices could still vary regionally.

I just read a report on GH about the cup sets selling for $12.99 now.  ::)

You beat me to the punch, I was going to report the same finding. :-\
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Re: ROTS Figure Sales (or price hikes)!
« Reply #58 on: June 6, 2005, 08:29 PM »
Super Walmarts in my area have them at $5.88.

Regular Walmarts still have them at $5.24.

Let's hope ::)
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Re: RotS Figures on Sale Thread!
« Reply #59 on: June 6, 2005, 08:32 PM »
I just read a report on GH about the cup sets selling for $12.99 now.  ::)

You beat me to the punch, I was going to report the same finding. :-\

Yeah, Jared finally found me my second Clone cup up in Washington a couple days ago, but said it rang up at $12.99 for some bizarre reason.  Guess we know why now...  >:(