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

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Postby Ironhidensh » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:09 am

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If you live near a Meijer, they have a buy one get on 50% off sale on all Transformers except for Studio Series this week.




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Meijer Buy One Get One 50% Sale on Transformers This Week

Postby Va'al » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:45 am

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According to fellow Seibertronian Ironhidensh, store chain Meijer seems to have a week long sale on Transformers figures - all lines except for the recent Studio Series - of the buy one get one 50% off. The image below shows the store in Elkhart, Indiana, but is it very likely the sale is available across the entire chain, and sports the likes of Transformers The Last Knight figures, both Turbo Changers and Premier Edition, alongside Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Warriors and simpler toys.

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Postby william-james88 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:47 pm

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Thats a decently stocked Meijers. I see all three lines being well represented, even in such small a space, which further reinforces the notion that having more concurent lines doesnt harm anything.
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Postby Relic0037 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:26 pm

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Looks like POTP Deluxes are on sale at Target for $14.99 through 3/24.
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Steal of a Deal: Free Shipping at HasbroToyShop with Promo Code!

Postby WreckerJack » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:41 pm

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Sjeng we are now aware that HasbroToyShop.com is offering Free Shipping. The code to use is EASTER2018 and the deal runs until April 1. This only applies to items under the "Easter Basket Favorites" category which does include some of the smaller Transformers figures. If you explore the third page of the Easter Basket Favorites you will find some Titan Masters, Prime Masters, Legion Class Figures from The Last Knight and Rubik's Crew Optimus Prime. As always, we leave you the terms and conditions below.

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40$ off TLK Remote Control Sqweeks and 2$ off Power Of The Primes Deluxe Class Figures

Postby WreckerJack » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:56 pm

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The deals just keep coming today! Several of our readers have pointed out that Target is having some deals recently. Relic0037 has notified us that Power of the Primes Deluxe Class figures are 2 dollars off in store. Lori has provided us with pictures of Remote Control Transformers: The Last Knight Autobot Sqweeks that has been discounted by a whopping 40$. If you have had your eye out for any of these toys, it is a good time to go and have a look if you have a Target store near you.

Happy Hunting, please let us know if you find any good deals so that we can help fellow TF fans!

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

Postby o.supreme » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:37 pm

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I'm sorry, I don't think there is a price low enough that would make purchasing one of those sqweeks worthwhile. Still if somebody purchases them and it gets them off the shelf good riddance.
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Postby Brokebot » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:03 pm

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o.supreme wrote:I'm sorry, I don't think there is a price low enough that would make purchasing one of those sqweeks worthwhile. Still if somebody purchases them and it gets them off the shelf good riddance.


Yeah, I'm with you there.
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Smyths Toys UK Offering 20% Off to Toys R Us Gold Card Holders

Postby Va'al » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:19 am

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We receive news from UK based Seibertronian RavageXK regarding Smyths Toys - which has been one of the major sources of UK Transformers toys news in the past year or so - and the whole Toys R Us deal, given the closure of the stories in this country too.

Effectively, Smyths have set up a system that allows customers to receive 20% off any purchase by handing in their Toys R Us Gold Card to a Smyths Toys Superstore, meaning if you missed out on some deals, you can still save a little! You can read the actual terms of the offer below:

20% OFF In-Store Today!

Didn't get the chance to use your points?
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20% OFF is taken on the latest marked price and will be calculated at the checkout. This offer is valid in-store only when you present your Toys R Us gold card at the checkout. This offer is restricted to a once off use only. Smyths Toys Superstores will retain your Toys R Us Gold Card once the discount is applied. Customer limits apply. No bulk buying.This offer is strictly restricted to one per household and one per transaction. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offers or money off vouchers and is not redeemable for cash or gift vouchers. If items purchased in conjunction with this offer are returned at a later date only the cash value exchanged will be refunded. This offer is not valid for purchases of gift, savings, digital download or POSA cards, plastic bags, video games, games consoles, gaming chairs, Samsung, Kurio and Linx tablets, Skylanders figures, Disney Infinity figures, amiibo figures, LEGO Dimensions, POP! Vinyl figures, gaming figures, gaming plush or electronics. Photocopies will not be accepted. We reserve the right to withdraw, alter or decline this offer without prior notice. This offer is valid from 16.03.18 - 31.03.18.


Ravage XK also points out that Smyths is currently carrying Transformers Titans Return Trypticon for £99.99, meaning you can apply the discount and still have a good price if you missed out on the giant space purplesaur so far!
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Postby Coptur » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:41 am

I was literally going to shred my Toys R Us gold card last night.

Smyths have to improve to fill the void that Toys R Us will leave behind.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Seibertron » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:49 pm

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Tired of hunting for the latest Transformers figures? Amazon.com currently has all five of the Power of the Primes Wave 2 deluxes back in stock. The figures are currently listed as of this writing for $16.99 with free Prime shipping for those who are eligible. Amazon states that these products will ship next week. We've been following these products all week to see when they would be back in stock. Act fast to get yours now before they sell out again or the prices go back up.

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

Postby Relic0037 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:54 pm

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Dinobots are already Sold Out.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby o.supreme » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:55 pm

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kind of a sad state of affairs when just finding these items in stock at normal price is newsworthy. Just to be clear, I'm not berating the messenger, its just that these items should be widely available to everyone at this price, for more than just a few minuets. Discounts are what should make news.
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Postby Nightbeat339 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:58 pm

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I am soooooo excited!!! :D I've been looking to get Moonracer at regular price for several weeks, and have been in and out of stores quite a bit. Hopefully they'll stay in stock for a while longer so more people can buy them.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Seibertron » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:07 pm

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o.supreme wrote:kind of a sad state of affairs when just finding these items in stock at normal price is newsworthy. Just to be clear, I'm not berating the messenger, its just that these items should be widely available to everyone at this price, for more than just a few minuets. Discounts are what should make news.


Not when it's a brand new product. Finding a hot new toy at a regular retail price when it hasn't reached saturation at regular retail is definitely news when you can find it!
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby o.supreme » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:21 pm

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Seibertron wrote:
o.supreme wrote:kind of a sad state of affairs when just finding these items in stock at normal price is newsworthy. Just to be clear, I'm not berating the messenger, its just that these items should be widely available to everyone at this price, for more than just a few minuets. Discounts are what should make news.


Not when it's a brand new product. Finding a hot new toy at a regular retail price when it hasn't reached saturation at regular retail is definitely news when you can find it!


But its also motivated by fear. Fear Hasbro wont produce enough product, or that scalpers will purchase them all, so there never will be proper saturation (i.e. TR Deluxe wave 5) . Gotta get it NOW, because I might never see it again...that sort of thought saddens me.I have Rippersnapper, and I've seen one Sludge (which you could tell had been opened and returned). Expecting not to see these toys at B&M, or a case of *blink and you'll miss them" is frustrating. I've already told my family if they see a Blackwing, or Moonracer, those are the priority ones right now, since they are shortpacked. But as it is, I can only afford to get one of these each time I get paid. If ever I start to see them with regularity that is, or if these are still available at this price on Amazon come Friday...(yeah I know, not likely...)
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Postby william-james88 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:26 pm

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o.supreme wrote:kind of a sad state of affairs when just finding these items in stock at normal price is newsworthy.

It is when said product is shceduled to appear in April. These figures arent released anywhere else in the world, so of course their release at the moment is sparse in the US. This is more like a preview with stores getting one or two cases at a time. And since fans want them now rather than waiting, we try to help you out to get these early appearances.

Basically, finding them before april anytime is lucky enough and newsworthy enough, for these sought after products.
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Postby WreckerJack » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:40 pm

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Darn price keeps jacking up on moonracer.
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Postby Relic0037 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:32 pm

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Everything at the $16.99 price point is gone. My tip for everyone would be to keep checking back on them from time to time. Hopefully, they get more in stock soon.
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Postby nycPrime » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:49 pm

Relic0037 wrote:Everything at the $16.99 price point is gone. My tip for everyone would be to keep checking back on them from time to time. Hopefully, they get more in stock soon.

Agreed. I've seen it in stock a few times at $16.99. By the time it makes the news, if at all (I never bothered reporting it in the past), it's likely sold out or close to it.

I only ordered Dinos. I'm hopeful HTS will have the rest of wave 2 and the leaders available with a discount code.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby SpikeyTigertron » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:42 pm

*slightly off topic* The one thing that worries me is... situations like Cogman... we've blown past him and into PotP... and he's never even shown up on Hasbrotoyshop.com. What will happen to MPM Barricade?

I appreciate knowing when Amazon gets new things in, but like many say... by the time it hits the news the scalpers have swooped in and "private warehoused" them for resale... T_T

Nothing kills me more when I see "fulfillment by Amazon" and it's a scalper...
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Postby o.supreme » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:46 pm

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TLK Deluxe Cogman and Generations TR Deluxe Wave 5 apparently have far more in common than previously thought...were any other TLK deluxes equally as scarce?
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Postby chuckdawg1999 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:54 pm

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Relic0037 wrote:Everything at the $16.99 price point is gone. My tip for everyone would be to keep checking back on them from time to time. Hopefully, they get more in stock soon.

Agreed. I've seen it in stock a few times at $16.99. By the time it makes the news, if at all (I never bothered reporting it in the past), it's likely sold out or close to it.

I only ordered Dinos. I'm hopeful HTS will have the rest of wave 2 and the leaders available with a discount code.


I use something called camel tracker to help set price and in stock reminders but lately figures have been coming and going before I get a notification.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Lore Keeper » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:30 pm

SpikeyTigertron wrote:*slightly off topic* The one thing that worries me is... situations like Cogman... we've blown past him and into PotP... and he's never even shown up on Hasbrotoyshop.com. What will happen to MPM Barricade?

I appreciate knowing when Amazon gets new things in, but like many say... by the time it hits the news the scalpers have swooped in and "private warehoused" them for resale... T_T

Nothing kills me more when I see "fulfillment by Amazon" and it's a scalper...

I recently bought a Cogman on Amazon from a scalper for $35. I NEVER do this. I hate scalpers and, up to this point, have refused to give them my money. But, all signs have pointed to him never showing up at mass retail in the US, similar to the final waves of Transformers Prime or TR Slugslinger. It makes me angry to feel like I have to pay absurd prices in order to get an item that was distributed so poorly that it will probably never find its way to your local B&M. What's more is that this situation seems to be becoming more and more prevalent, as if it is now just par for the course.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby SpikeyTigertron » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:54 pm

Lore Keeper wrote: I recently bought a Cogman on Amazon from a scalper for $35. I NEVER do this. I hate scalpers and, up to this point, have refused to give them my money. But, all signs have pointed to him never showing up at mass retail in the US, similar to the final waves of Transformers Prime or TR Slugslinger. It makes me angry to feel like I have to pay absurd prices in order to get an item that was distributed so poorly that it will probably never find its way to your local B&M. What's more is that this situation seems to be becoming more and more prevalent, as if it is now just par for the course.


A big part of it and it started with The Age of Extinction which introduced all that extraneous (non-core transforming toys). B&M would blow out their budgets/warehouse on Wave 1 to make sure they had STOCK!!!! and then would fail to either purchase the later waves due to full inventories... or lack of moving product, which when Hasbro shoots their fans in the foot with repaint/repacks like in Last Knight... it becomes a nightmare.

It's like either the B&M logistics/purchasing folks don't know how "waves" work, or have no clue *how* Hasbro works. That doesn't even take into consideration the fact that distribution in general seems to be a crap shoot. For whatever reason most retailers seem to get their shipments on the East Coast and proliferate that way, as opposed to West Coast (which if they're coming from Asia would make more sense imo). So you'd think East coast or West Coast would get product first. But more often than not... everything seems to pop in the mid-west/great lake region...which makes not sense to me. Unless there's where most B&M keep their primary warehouses.
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