Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby o.supreme » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:40 am

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Wow, shocked you even have a K-Mart....I thought they were all gone from Northern CA
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Stargrave » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:52 am

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o.supreme wrote:Wow, shocked you even have a K-Mart....I thought they were all gone from Northern CA


We’ve still got ours but honestly it’s on its last legs :(

It has been for a while. There was one in Paradise that made it through the fire but I guess they’re not going to reopen.

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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:34 pm

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o.supreme wrote:Encore Big Convoy $60 at BBTS One Day Sale

https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Search?H ... heme=17151

That hurts a bit... But I am OK with what I paid still
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Stargrave » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:37 pm

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I just saw on Twitter Jetfire’s on clearance for like half price (? Unconfirmed) now THAT would be a kick in the, you know what I mean.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:40 pm

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Stargrave wrote:I just saw on Twitter Jetfire’s on clearance for like half price (? Unconfirmed) now THAT would be a kick in the, you know what I mean.

I've seen it too, I'm thinking about going to the one Walmart i have seen with him and try to price match if he's not on sale. someone else I know already succeeded in doing that
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Bumblevivisector » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:12 am

I got that Thundercracker over a month ago at a Tuesday Morning, and apparently overpaid by 3 bucks. Maybe I'll get a 2nd and call her Ion Storm. (Have all the Cyberverse Rainmakers apparently been female so far?)

Since he's a solid case figure, this reminds me of when Ollies' were getting all those Miraculous figures last year, and IIR Westland's got at least 2 cases of Cat Noir while Farmington's got none. Goes to show the inconsistencies in what stores receive. How many Ollies' ever actually got the TR Windblade/Misfire/Twin Twist case? Oh well, that's two stores I'll be hitting today, whatever they have.

And that's the Target exclusive Bumblebee evolution pack, yes? That proved elusive once I actually got the cash together last Christmas, so I'm hoping to see it outside of the ad most of all.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby o.supreme » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:18 pm

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New today at BBTS;

https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Search?H ... heme=17151

Siege Battle Masters wave 1 $13 (not really a discount...but :roll:...)

TLK Leader Megatron $25
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby carytheone » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:12 pm

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Stargrave wrote:I just saw on Twitter Jetfire’s on clearance for like half price (? Unconfirmed) now THAT would be a kick in the, you know what I mean.
Consider it confirmed, but still YMMV.

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Not every store has it marked down, but using brickseek.com I saw a couple that did and was close to one today. Now here is where it get's tricky. In the Walmart app Jetfire shows up as "check store for price" at the stores that brickseek shows at $45. The store I visited didn't have a shelf tag, but brickseek was showing two in stock. I checked the toy section and the clearance aisle. No Jetfire to be found. I'm a little hard headed and found my Jetfire on a bottom shelf nowhere near the TF section. So I cruised all the toy aisles and spotted a pallet that was being worked and some of the boxes were marked with "new shelf location" what have you markings. Wanna guess what one of those boxes were? An unopened full case of two Jetfires. Popped the tape and checked the price. $45!

Now to return that Jetfire tomorrow using my original receipt :ic$: Image

Good luck and happy hunting ;)^
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby emlit » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:37 pm

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carytheone wrote:
Stargrave wrote:I just saw on Twitter Jetfire’s on clearance for like half price (? Unconfirmed) now THAT would be a kick in the, you know what I mean.
Consider it confirmed, but still YMMV.

Not every store has it marked down, but using brickseek.com I saw a couple that did and was close to one today. Now here is where it get's tricky. In the Walmart app Jetfire shows up as "check store for price" at the stores that brickseek shows at $45.

Now to return that Jetfire tomorrow using my original receipt :ic$: Image

Good luck and happy hunting ;)^


Thanks for the tip! I didn’t know about Brickseek.
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Several Walmart Stores Discounting Siege Jetfire to $45

Postby william-james88 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:05 pm

While there was a few supposed one off sightings, there is a clear trend now of several Walmart stores in the US severely discounting the recently released Transformers war for Cybertron Siege commander class Jetfire. We have a receipt below coming from fellow Seibertronian Carytheone where we see proof of the toy being purchased for $45 US, half off the original price.

Carytheone details how he found that below, and for those wondering, it was only possible with the help of brickseek.com which shows which Walmarts are offering this toy at such a low price. It is far from being all Walmarts, so check brickseek before wasting a trip and being dissapointed.

carytheone wrote:Not every store has it marked down, but using brickseek.com I saw a couple that did and was close to one today. Now here is where it get's tricky. In the Walmart app Jetfire shows up as "check store for price" at the stores that brickseek shows at $45. The store I visited didn't have a shelf tag, but brickseek was showing two in stock. I checked the toy section and the clearance aisle. No Jetfire to be found. I'm a little hard headed and found my Jetfire on a bottom shelf nowhere near the TF section. So I cruised all the toy aisles and spotted a pallet that was being worked and some of the boxes were marked with "new shelf location" what have you markings. Wanna guess what one of those boxes were? An unopened full case of two Jetfires. Popped the tape and checked the price. $45!

Good luck and happy hunting ;)^


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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby nycPrime » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:32 pm

FWIW I was able to get Target to price match the Walmart price since Walmart does advertise it on their site at $45. It took quite a bit of persistence on my part, but I was able to get it for $52. They charged me tax on the full price, but it's still a great deal. Especially since there are no Walmarts near me.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Bounti76 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:09 pm

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His MSRP is $79.99, so not quite half off, but still an amazing deal.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Stargrave » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:33 pm

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I went to where I’d found my Jetfire and they had the sale tag but no Jets, no Fires, only tears...and a few moths flying out of my wallet...and they too were crying...but I think that was just more an issue with their captivity not genuine emotion. I don’t even know how they keep getting in there.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Dan14thPrime » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:19 am

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Always pays to be patient on the high price point Transformers. Next deal to look for...$80 Omega Supreme, likely on Amazon, if their past Titan class pricing and promotions is any indication. Keep those eyes peeled. :ic$:
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Stargrave » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:44 am

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Totally! I’m not jumping on Omega yet I’m going to wait and hope for a sale. I’ve been mad about Siege so the waiting is the hardest part :lol:
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby YRQRM0 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:19 pm

I feel like this happened so fast, I wonder why? Something to do with retailers trying to clear things out for a Holiday haul? Or was it Hasbro's call to do this?
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby carytheone » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:36 pm

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YRQRM0 wrote:I feel like this happened so fast, I wonder why? Something to do with retailers trying to clear things out for a Holiday haul? Or was it Hasbro's call to do this?
Someone on the Siege thread probably nailed it. Retail just doesn't have the space for it. The store I found two at for $45 were still in an unopened box with no shelf space allotted. From checking the WM app and brickseek, I keep seeing more and more stores drop the price. Could be a little column a, a little column b. Clear this thing out that we don't have space for because of the holidays.

I returned Jetfire to a store today that didn't have any in stock and they told me "good thing you have a receipt" - it rang up at $45. I'm going to guess this is going to be a nationwide price point at WMs.

I guess the commander class is going to have the same fate as titan class at retail. I remember at some point, stores didn't even have a spot for various line's leader class.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Stargrave » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:50 pm

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This is like the biggest price cut in the Siege line so far right? Or gosh it at least feels like the best deal Siege has seen yet. :-D He’s so cool! You all should snag him if able.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby TF-fan kev777 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:27 pm

Stargrave wrote:This is like the biggest price cut in the Siege line so far right? Or gosh it at least feels like the best deal Siege has seen yet. :-D He’s so cool! You all should snag him if able.


By sheer amount, yes, I believe the $35 (about 43%) discount is definitely the biggest. By percentage, no, the mistake price of $9.99 for the deluxe wave 1 on HasbroToyShop (back when they existed) and wave 2 briefly on Hasbro Pulse were be greatest at 50%.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby o.supreme » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:31 pm

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nycPrime wrote:FWIW I was able to get Target to price match the Walmart price since Walmart does advertise it on their site at $45. It took quite a bit of persistence on my part, but I was able to get it for $52. They charged me tax on the full price, but it's still a great deal. Especially since there are no Walmarts near me.


Wait...You found a Siege Jetfire at Target? that might be a first.....
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby nycPrime » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:30 pm

o.supreme wrote:
nycPrime wrote:FWIW I was able to get Target to price match the Walmart price since Walmart does advertise it on their site at $45. It took quite a bit of persistence on my part, but I was able to get it for $52. They charged me tax on the full price, but it's still a great deal. Especially since there are no Walmarts near me.


Wait...You found a Siege Jetfire at Target? that might be a first.....

Nope. I called them to price match via online order.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby o.supreme » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:40 am

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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby o.supreme » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:04 am

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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Emerje » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:42 pm

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I'm really surprised people were even able to find Jetfire at Walmart to get him on sale. My two local WMs got in one case each, sold them out instantly, and never restocked. Didn't stop them from putting clearance stickers up all the same.

BTW, that HLJ Autumn sale has some really good Transformers prices.

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