View Full Version : .....deceptive KMART pricing!

Gonk 1979
04-25-2003, 10:05 PM
.....just went by the KMART here in Killeen/Ft. Hood, and after browsing the discount isle scarfed up some awesome deals! I picked up a Geonosis Arena Battle Playset for $4, Dooku 12inch for $5 and a Luke Bacta Tank for $2! The Playset is the one that excited me because it retails for $50 and they have like 5 more! The only thing is, this KMART has had these in the clearance isle for close to 2 months but the price was tagged alot higher. Today, just out of curiousity, I picked these up and took them to the scanner and saw how much they rang up, but they still had the higher tag on them.....so it might be a good idea to scan toys anyways just to check.....overall a good day, found Tyranus Unleashed and clean shaven Rebel Soldier at TRU so I'm happy!

Teeska Mon Eebon
04-25-2003, 10:46 PM
if it says 4$ on the box then that's what you're gonna pay for it

Gonk 1979
04-26-2003, 12:23 AM
....thats just the thing though, it didn't say $4, it said $37....but by chance i took it and price checked it and it said $4!!!

04-26-2003, 12:55 AM
Great find! They had five arena playsets? Mind mailing one to your Texas friend here in Eastern Texas? I am collector but would open the playset to display my loose figures. :D You are lucky to find such great items for cheap. Look, I would really seriously appreciate it if you would buy one and let me mail you a check or money order for it plus shipping. It would be awesome. If so, post your email and I will email you. Thanks a lot!
If not, that's cool but just tell me that you can't do it.---Brian

Gonk 1979
04-26-2003, 12:58 AM
no, actually I they had 5 and I'm going tomorrow to pick up a couple more....drop me a line if you want me to pick you up one

04-26-2003, 01:01 AM
Yes, I want you to do it!!! I will pay you...don't worry about that. You want me to give you a PM using Sir Steve's guide? or email you? let me know and give me your email. Thanks a million!!!

Gonk 1979
04-26-2003, 02:26 AM
... the only thing is that shipping is likely to cost 2-3 times as much as i buy it for!!! are you sure, or would you rather wait and see if you can find it in your area??

04-26-2003, 07:53 AM

04-26-2003, 03:11 PM
It shouldn't be over $8 shipping. I will look at my kmart and post back here. thanks

04-26-2003, 04:38 PM
Clearance items at Target often dont get their additional/further mark down orange stickers. There have been many times that I have taken a clearanced item up to pay for it and it has been less than the orange sticker indicated.
Now when there is something clearanced with an orange sticker I take it to a scanner and see what it says. Its often less and is the difference in wether I buy it or not.

Dr Zoltar
04-27-2003, 12:32 AM
Droidekas2 right. That's how I got a $9 Gunship at Target. I've also purchased some CCG's that were on clearance but had no orange stickers on them.

04-27-2003, 09:38 PM
hey I too would send you money plus shipping if you could pick me up one as well. PM me or email me at Slash_Chavezz@hotmail.com if they have them.

05-02-2003, 09:21 PM
I was in K-Mart this evening and looking through the clearance merch. I found the 25th ann. Swing to Freedom set marked 4 dollars(which it was) But the 12 inch Clone Trooper was marked 13 dollars and rang up 10 dollars.(didn't have the funds for it)

Mandalorian Candidat
06-06-2003, 03:12 PM
Thank you Lord for this thread.

I was at my local KMart last night and came across a Jango Fett's Slave 1 on clearance. The price was marked at $37 but after checking the price scanner it rang up as $11! That's around 80% off the original price.

Needless to say it's sitting on my desk at home right now.

06-11-2003, 08:42 AM
You may also want to check the Lego section at Kmart. I got the Slave 1 set from $9 (retails $49.99), Darth Vader set for $2.50 (retails for $39.99) and the Technic C-3PO for $2.50 (retails for $39.99. None of these had a clearance sticker on them.

Mandalorian Candidat
06-11-2003, 10:29 AM
Originally posted by mm74md
You may also want to check the Lego section at Kmart. I got the Slave 1 set from $9 (retails $49.99), Darth Vader set for $2.50 (retails for $39.99) and the Technic C-3PO for $2.50 (retails for $39.99. None of these had a clearance sticker on them.

Sorry, I was referring to the Lego Slave 1.

06-12-2003, 04:45 PM
I picked up a 12" Super Battle Droid for $5 at Kmart last week. The box was beat all to hell but the figure was intact.

Can't overlook the clearance sections!

06-13-2003, 02:20 AM
For once I got you all beat. I picked up a couple of Slave 1's at $3 each and a couple Starfighters for $2.50 each. All 3 3/4 scale. Now that's a deal I couldn't pass up!!

And it's down the street from the Wal-Mart with the TIE Bombers clearanced for $10!

jedi master sal
06-13-2003, 12:07 PM
Well, after reading this thread, I went out to three different K-Marts in my area and NONE of them had lower prices on LEGO's. In fact Target had the best price for Lego Slave-1 at $32 and change. I'm still gonna wait for that to come down. I wonder why the price is so dramaticlly different from one place to another.

Mandalorian Candidat
06-23-2003, 01:43 PM
I noticed a few days ago that KMarts in my area (UT) have the Geonosian Fighter Lego set on clearance for $13. Out of the three stores I visited, only one had them marked with clearance tags but at all 3 the price rang up at $13 on the scanners.

06-23-2003, 01:51 PM
I found the Lego Jedi starfighter for $5 the other night at Kmart. I can't wait to put that sucker together!

naboo fighter pilot
06-28-2003, 11:32 AM
the only thing my k-mart has is about 50 zam's and the same taun we every week. i have been waiting since christmas for something new but nothing at all has showed up. i wish i scanned the price on a r2 unit and arena set they had about a week ago. i wonder if the r2 unit would have been less that the $46 tag price that was on it. it was alittle beatin up but i would probably open it up anyway