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JangoFart
10-07-2002, 11:21 AM
On my lovely trip back home last night, I stopped at more Wal-Marts than I can count. However, I did notice that at three of them, the prices were lowered to $3.77 "Everyday low price" and at two of them, the Saga figures were clearanced at $3.00!!

Is this a sign of things to come re: lower SW prices? Or, is it merely Wal-Mart clearing space for the newer figures? I am nervous about this event b/c when the older figures clear out, the SW area in toys will be about 1/10th the size it is now which means fewer pegs, etc.

J

Prince Xizor
10-07-2002, 01:57 PM
Damn My Walmart better have this deal.

Beast
10-07-2002, 03:50 PM
*JarJarBinks starts to chant and summons the spirit of Dar' Argol to speak thru him*

Originally posted by Dar' Argol
Like I said before, this is not a company wide thing. Its store specific. My store and the 3 nearby have the figs at full price as well. So if you are not finding these figs at reduced prices at your stores, then you might not unless they do a company wide mark down.
MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
10-07-2002, 09:07 PM
Just a question about the waves figures are shipped in. Since Dar' Argol knows a lot about stores and how they get their toys in, I figure he could answer this.

The Wal-Mart in my town since Mid July has had pegs upon pegs of the Orn Free Taa wave, Han Solo wave, and Mace Windu. Very few figures it seems have been sold since then. There is hardly any room for any new figures.

Are the latest waves, Ki-Adi Mundi & JF pilot guaranteed to show up at some point (maybe not in big numbers) despite the poor sales or do stores skip waves when things aren't selling that well? I am just curious to know if stores get the new figures at all when they aren't selling or do they say "We're not taking anymore figures since we can't sell the ones we have."

Hasbro'sBountyHunter
10-08-2002, 12:31 PM
I just hope my Wal-Marts don't still have Zam.

Jayspawn
10-08-2002, 12:49 PM
My Wal-Mart won't have those kind of deals. They'll just expect to get rid of the massing pegwarmers by having them full price, thats what they always pull.

OC47150
10-08-2002, 04:17 PM
I'll have to visit the WMs in my area. The ones of my side of the river are generally slower at changing prices than others.

Other than the cantina sets, I haven't seen or bought a new figure at WM in I don't know when!

Bib Forlobster
10-08-2002, 06:12 PM
Looked at one of the Wal-Marts in my area today. All pegwarmers are still $4.77. The had about a half aisle full plus a bin in the main aisle of the store filled with them. Doesn't look like they're moving at all.

They did have one automated R2-D2 in stock. Too pricey for me, but at least it was new product!

Dar' Argol
10-08-2002, 07:35 PM
Originally posted by Lowly Bantha Cleaner
Just a question about the waves figures are shipped in. Since Dar' Argol knows a lot about stores and how they get their toys in, I figure he could answer this.

The Wal-Mart in my town since Mid July has had pegs upon pegs of the Orn Free Taa wave, Han Solo wave, and Mace Windu. Very few figures it seems have been sold since then. There is hardly any room for any new figures.

Are the latest waves, Ki-Adi Mundi & JF pilot guaranteed to show up at some point (maybe not in big numbers) despite the poor sales or do stores skip waves when things aren't selling that well? I am just curious to know if stores get the new figures at all when they aren't selling or do they say "We're not taking anymore figures since we can't sell the ones we have."

I felt the summoning . . . . . .:D

LBC, Wal-Mart cannot oder these figs. We have 3 types of "odrerable" merchandise in the store. There is WHSE or warehouse, which we can order and usually comes in with int 3-5 days from when we order it. There is AS or AD which is Assmebly. That merchandise takes about 2/4 weeks to arrive, since it is not stored in our warehouse. Then there is GO Not go, its said G-O, General Order. This we have no control over. Home Office makes deals with different companies on these types of things and those companies just send it to us. SW figs and such fall into that last catagory. We cannot order SW, we have no control over what gets sent to us, and there have been times when some stores do not get certain waves. My store never saw the last wave of E1 figs. We also cannot refuse this stuff at the store level. H.O. may say that we are not going to receive anymore, but the store themselves cannot refuse.

I have noticed that when My store gets some new stuff, it seems to show up all over in different WM's. So it seems to me that there is a mass shipping thing going on. I mayself have not see anything past Dajh Pur. Hopefully new things will show up:D

And JarJar, thanx for the earlier quote:D! Saves me on some typing;):D

Turbowars
10-08-2002, 07:45 PM
The WM in Lancaster CA has had the $3.77 price for months and still no one is buying.

Dar' Argol
10-08-2002, 08:41 PM
Originally posted by turbowars
The WM in Lancaster CA has had the $3.77 price for months and still no one is buying.

I just thought of this. You see, that $3.77 price has been bugginh me. Because clearance usually ends in .00 and most WM prices end in .96, .98, .88, .77, it just did not seem right. Then it hit me. Those Store that have the price of $3.77 may have their prices on COMP. Meaning that WM has matched and beat the price of a comptetetor(sp). That is how it would get an ending price of .77:eek:. So I would suggest looking around at the other stores in the are and see what their prices are like. If they are close to $3.77, then that means WM is on COMP with those stores;)

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
10-08-2002, 11:44 PM
Originally posted by Dar' Argol


I felt the summoning . . . . . .:D

LBC, Wal-Mart cannot oder these figs. We have 3 types of "odrerable" merchandise in the store. There is WHSE or warehouse, which we can order and usually comes in with int 3-5 days from when we order it. There is AS or AD which is Assmebly. That merchandise takes about 2/4 weeks to arrive, since it is not stored in our warehouse. Then there is GO Not go, its said G-O, General Order. This we have no control over. Home Office makes deals with different companies on these types of things and those companies just send it to us. SW figs and such fall into that last catagory. We cannot order SW, we have no control over what gets sent to us, and there have been times when some stores do not get certain waves. My store never saw the last wave of E1 figs. We also cannot refuse this stuff at the store level. H.O. may say that we are not going to receive anymore, but the store themselves cannot refuse.

I have noticed that when My store gets some new stuff, it seems to show up all over in different WM's. So it seems to me that there is a mass shipping thing going on. I mayself have not see anything past Dajh Pur. Hopefully new things will show up:D

Thanks for answering my query.

So in other words if things continue, the upcoming waves may skip the store. Whoever ordered all those Han Solo, Windu, and Endor Soldier figures at headquarters should be shot!

I'd go to other stores, but my hometown lost a K-Mart and an Ames within the last 4-5 months. The only other stores that sell Saga figs are Rite Aids, for $7.99. There are several other stores about 20 miles away, but I don't have the energy to drive to try and get to them as frequently as I can.

BoShek
10-09-2002, 09:52 PM
Read my post, http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14770

Thanks.

Val Da Car
10-12-2002, 05:29 PM
Checking today my Walwart has dropped the price to 2 figs for $7.00 and they do have Saga thru the Han/Chewie/Djas/Palpatine wave....nothing new.....

Almost priced for the clone trooper/droid bulk buying!!!

Darth Narcis
10-13-2002, 12:48 AM
the prices at my local wal-mart haven't changed as of tonight...

hango fett
10-13-2002, 10:44 AM
they need to put them on clearence or something around here because there is no more room for new figures!
h

JangoFart
10-21-2002, 02:34 AM
I just saw at 2 different Wal-Marts tonight that they are clearing out their Lego stuff, too. The ones that were usually $7.00 were $3.00 (like the Vader/Palpatine and Luke/Stormtrooper/Imp. Officer sets) and the ones that were $10.00 were $4.50 (like the Dooku/Yoda and Anakin/Tusken sets)

J

mini-rock
10-21-2002, 04:15 AM
You know what, speaking of Lego, I saw Jango Fett's Slave1 for $29.99 on Friday at Fred Meyer. Doesn't that usually retail for like $49.99 or something?

I'm not into Lego, but anyone who is in the Seattle & surrounding areas might want to check it out.