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Fulit
04-08-2002, 02:46 PM
So today I popped into TRU today to get my son some toys for his birthday. At the register, checking out, I thought I'd ask the lady about Midnight Madness, since she was some kind of manager, judging by her little badge or whatever. I asked her, "So, do you know if you're having a midnight Star Wars toy sale this time, to coincide with the release of the new Star Wars movie"? She says, "Hmm, I'm not sure....."
I was just about to say, "Well its in 2 weeks, so if you're not sure, then probably not"...., when she says....."Oh, I think we are having some sales or something, to commemorate the release of The Phantom Menace".
I said, "Really? That's the one that came out three years ago. Funny you'd be having a sale for that one now". She was just so confused, poor gal.

I guess you can't expect anyone to know everything about SW these days. But geez, its kind of her job, you'd think she'd have heard about Episode 2.

Guess my TRU isn't having a midnight sale this time. Well, thank God for Sam Walton.

Rollo Tomassi
04-08-2002, 03:04 PM
This guy (http://www.angelfire.com/cantina/jangobuy/clones.html) has a list of all the TRUs open for MIdnite Madness. Courtesy of www.americandreamcomics.com

My TRU is not on the list either, so I am guilt free to shop at Wal Mart on the 23rd...

2-1B
04-08-2002, 03:35 PM
Thanks for that, Rollo, I never was able to access the other links floating around.

Neither store near me will be open this time, the closest is 90 minutes away. :stupid: That's alright, I didn't want to go to TRU for MM this year anyway. :)

Mandalorian Candidat
04-08-2002, 03:54 PM
That's pretty funny, fulit. Sad, but funny. At least she didn't get SW confused with Star Trek and tell you they were all stocked up with Mr. Spock figures.

Fulit
04-08-2002, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by Mandalorian Candidat
That's pretty funny, fulit. Sad, but funny. At least she didn't get SW confused with Star Trek and tell you they were all stocked up with Mr. Spock figures.

Oh, there would have been bloodshed if someone said that. Don't get me wrong, I've nothing against Star Trek, but it makes me mad when people get them confused, esp. if it's plainly marked. Example: I had someone over spraying for bugs, and they ventured into my SW room. The guys says, " Oh, you're a big Star Trek fan, huh"? I wanted to scream. Theres about thirty carded figures hanging on my walls that plainly say "STAR WARS ". Either he couldn't read, (not uncommon around here), or he was testing me. Anyway.............

Rollo Tomassi
04-08-2002, 05:58 PM
Originally posted by Fulit


Oh, there would have been bloodshed if someone said that. Don't get me wrong, I've nothing against Star Trek, but it makes me mad when people get them confused, esp. if it's plainly marked. Example: I had someone over spraying for bugs, and they ventured into my SW room. The guys says, " Oh, you're a big Star Trek fan, huh"? I wanted to scream. Theres about thirty carded figures hanging on my walls that plainly say "STAR WARS ". Either he couldn't read, (not uncommon around here), or he was testing me. Anyway.............

You should have responded "Almost as much as you like funny cars..."

Lone Jedi
04-18-2002, 10:43 PM
Heck, when I asked at one of the local TRUs, the guy looked at me weird and said, "now why would we be opening at midnight?" Isn't it scary how we know about possible promotions weeks before the store managers do?

Eternal Padawan
04-19-2002, 09:33 AM
"Now why would we be opening at Midnite???"

"Because me and fifty other guys each have about $400 to spend in your store that night, pinhead. Guess I'll be heading to Wal Mart instead...bye!"

JEDIpartner
04-19-2002, 10:29 AM
Originally posted by Fulit
"Oh, I think we are having some sales or something, to commemorate the release of The Phantom Menace".

You know... I'll bet she was thinking "TPM" because a lot of the TRUs are getting the remaining "TPM" collectors VHS sets to give away with big "AOTC" purchases. Poor cow... she's so confused.

LTBasker
04-19-2002, 10:41 AM
There are two Tulsa TRUs, anyone know where to get Store #'s? TRU doesn't list them on Store Locater results anymore. :frus:

Eternal Padawan
04-19-2002, 12:47 PM
No TRU's in OK are opening, but there are a few in TX. Guess that doesn't help you, though.

JediCole
04-21-2002, 12:41 AM
I happened into one of the TRUs in Arlington, Texas the other day to stock up on FX-7 and friends (the first time I'd seen them on open shelves, and decided to ask the manager (?) if they were going to again participate in Midnight Madness. I got a blank stare and a more (or less) informed clerk chimed in that they had not heard yet. But before he got his two cents worh in, another employee blurted out, "We didn't do it LAST YEAR!" I tried to disabuse her of that notion by pointing out that they would only have done as much every THREE years (this being only the second time, too). She replied that they did not do it three years ago, so would probably not this time.
Needless to say, though I attended Midnight Madness at the other Arlington location three years ago, I knew that this location not only HAD participated in Midnight Madness, but that they made a bigger spectacle of it than their sister store and even had full news media coverage!
My guess is, if pressed, that employee would have told me she'd only been at that store for two years or less!
Well, I'd best check the list and find out where I will be far too late in the day when it does happen!

stillakid
04-21-2002, 12:58 AM
My TRU has actual fliers printed that they are handing out promoting the event. I just figured that was happening everywhere. Even the nice lady in the Computer Games department told me about it as I paid for a couple of Preview figures.