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JediDan
04-16-2002, 03:36 PM
He he, bet that caught your attention. ;) I haven't heard of that going to be done this time around but last time (Epi.1) most of the Walmarts around me were limiting sales to just 2 of each figure per person. I would get to the checkout with my cart and the lady was actually sorting through every figure and counting how many i had of each. A few of them I had 3 of each and she took them away and said I wasn't allowed to buy over 2 each. :rolleyes: I think in the end this hurt Walmart, (It left a bad taste in my mouth) so I hope they aren't going to do pull that crap again this time around.

JEDIpartner
04-16-2002, 03:39 PM
I went to TRU at 14h30, the afternoon following midnight madness, and found a tonne of stuff still there. I bought maybe 10 figures and that was it. No doubles. I missed out on a lot of the information... even though I wasn't planning on participating... and I won't be participating again. I'm glad this site is here... so I can live vicariously through all of you!!! :D

Sith Lord 0498
04-16-2002, 03:42 PM
Personally, I hope they enforce such a policy again. Speaking in a generalized sense, most collectors would only need two: one to open and one to keep carded. Anyone who buys 3 or more would most likely be scalpers or army-builders. I think that it's a great policy. Think about it: if one person could get as many copies of a figure as they wanted, then the first couple people could conceivably clean out the inventory. Imagine what will happen if a store gets 10 Count Dookus and there's no figure limit. A scalper who gets there early can buy them all up and leave the rest of us high and dry. Same with army-builder collectors and the Red Clonetrooper.

For all the crappy policies and lying Wal-Mart has been pulling these past few weeks, this is actually the best policy they'd come up with and one that ultimately helps us all. Just remember: if you want 50 Jar Jars or whatever, this won't be the only night they're for sale. You'll have another chance.

And if you're that desperate to get a bunch of the same thing that night, bring friends and give them the money.

DeadEye
04-16-2002, 03:57 PM
Being an Army brat, I lived in the hellhole that is Germany back when TPM came out...and the stores there, what few E1 figures they had, only let you buy 1 of each figure, and you could only buy a max of seven (!!!!!) figures. Boy, I'm glad to be in the States. :)

Mandalorian Candidat
04-16-2002, 03:57 PM
I remember one time when the Rune and Nute waves were released and I found them at Target. Everybody was grabbing tons but the store would only let you buy one of each. What everyone did was go to a different part of the store, hide the doubles, pay for a first round, go back and buy the rest. Everyone who was there got what they wanted. A few months later you could find them everywhere for $2 on clearance.

I can understand them on the first night. I would suck having one dork grabbing all the clonetroopers and Dookus leaving the rest of us high and dry.

Wolfwood319
04-16-2002, 04:03 PM
I think that would be a good policy for the first day, just to keep things even. Let everyone get what they want to begin with.

JediDan
04-16-2002, 04:04 PM
You do bring up a good point Sith Lord. In that way I would appreciate that policy. Stopping the scalpers cling up all the figs that they know are going to be the hottest. And also it would let us that don't army build to get a chance at getting the Red Clone Trooper. I am for it in that respect but if a guy just wants to get 3 of maybe a certain few figs they should let it go by. Anyway those figs that the lady took from me... Well I went to my car and dropped off my load of figs and walked back into the store and got them back anyways. Just went to a different cashier. :p So when you really think about it, that policy was pretty much useless. I'm sure I wasn't the only person you had done that.

When I left the store as I was walking by that cashier I held up my bag and said hi. LOL She actually looked ****ed. Go figure. :rolleyes:

Sith Lord 0498
04-16-2002, 06:52 PM
Actually, the policy does have SOME effect, JediDan. Yeah, all you had to do was come back in and hit another register, but in the time it took you to go out to the car and return, a dozen people may have had a crack at the figures. So it would reduce some of the problems.

As far as letting you slide with 3, that would make the policy toothless. If they made an exception and let you slide with 3, the person who wants 4 would want an exception, and if that happened, the person who wants 5, etc. etc.

Although, I do think this policy should be in effect for only a week or two (unless they get a second massive shipment in before then). I think that would be more than enough time to give people a fair shot at what they want.

By the way, nice move with waving to the cashier. LOL. We should all do that to the associates at Wal-Mart that have been screwing us around!! ;)

SithDroid
04-16-2002, 10:52 PM
What I'm not looking forward to are the scalpers/variant hunters that wil be meticulously studying every single figure trying to find some sort of variation so that they can either add it to their collection or sell it for big bucks on ebay. Just grab a figure and move along.

Beast
04-16-2002, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by SithDroid
What I'm not looking forward to are the scalpers/variant hunters that wil be meticulously studying every single figure trying to find some sort of variation so that they can either add it to their collection or sell it for big bucks on ebay. Just grab a figure and move along.
Don't be to hard on those people ya see studying the figures so closely SithDroid. I myself do that, but it's so I can get the best paintjobs on the figures. Especially figures in a new line like this, that always seem to have alot of painting mistakes. Ive stood in the aisle for 20-30 minutes comparing 8 different Eeth Koth's and Snaggletooth's to pick out the best ones. :D

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Jedi Drew
04-16-2002, 11:37 PM
Buy one to open and one to keep carded. The limit SHOULD be TWO of each figure. That's just my opinion-keep some for others. The Vehicles+Creatures should be limted to one per person since there are less per case. I wonder if the Hot Wheels scalpers are gonna be there on the 23rd trying to jump on the band wagon. If so this should be FUN!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Dar' Argol
04-16-2002, 11:47 PM
To my knowledge there is not a limit on the figs as of yet. Now that could change in 6 days but I doubt it. I would like to see a limit of 2 per person. It would be a good chance for everyone to get everything they want. I know there is a lot of doubles that are going on Layaway for me. Not enough $$:(.

SithDroid
04-16-2002, 11:55 PM
Originally posted by JarJarBinks

Don't be to hard on those people ya see studying the figures so closely SithDroid. I myself do that, but it's so I can get the best paintjobs on the figures. Especially figures in a new line like this, that always seem to have alot of painting mistakes. Ive stood in the aisle for 20-30 minutes comparing 8 different Eeth Koth's and Snaggletooth's to pick out the best ones. :D

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

I don't mind people looking for good paint jobs since I usually try to find a nicely painted one myself, but I don't study them as intense as most people do.

LTBasker
04-16-2002, 11:56 PM
Dar, will your layaway be open during the night in case people want to put stuff in layaway?

I don't really think people are gonna want to get alot of army builders with there being 22-27 figures plus vehicles, 12", lightsabers, etc.

Jedi_Rainman
04-16-2002, 11:59 PM
I could really care less if there is a limit. I will get everything I want. I'll b**** til I get what I want. If I am NOT working, then I am a customer, not an employee.

Dar' Argol
04-17-2002, 12:12 AM
Originally posted by LTBasker
Dar, will your layaway be open during the night in case people want to put stuff in layaway?

I don't really think people are gonna want to get alot of army builders with there being 22-27 figures plus vehicles, 12", lightsabers, etc.

My store is a 24hr WM. Our layaway is open all the time. At night though they do not have anyone working back there. All you ave to do is tell someone you want to make a layaway, and they will get the overnight manager or someone who knows layaway.


Originally posted by Jedi_Rainman
I could really care less if there is a limit. I will get everything I want. I'll b**** til I get what I want. If I am NOT working, then I am a customer, not an employee.

THAT"S a very mature thing to do:rolleyes:. Not only will you show your actual "age" but those customers that do know you work there, you will not be giving them a good image of yourself. I understand the whole "I'm off the clock so I'm a customer" thing but I also understand that being an employee and a representive of that store, that I can and cannot act in certian ways. It shows you have no respect for yourself or the person you are "complaining" to. I do not expect any special treatment just b/c I work there. But this is my opinion, and unfortunatly, not one that many WM employees share. Its a sad, sad thing. Sam is rolling over in his grave:(.

LTBasker
04-17-2002, 12:19 AM
I expect special service because I'm one of the few collectors here, not too mention I was the first one to show up (probably the only one) to show up during the whole midnight thing in '99 for the E1 figures. :D

Well ok I don't expect special service, I just want to get the figures with no trouble and be able to leave quickly so I can come home and enjoy a new Batman DVD (if they put them out at the same time, I want to get Return of the Joker: Unedited and it's supposed to come out on the 23rd) while opening my new figures. :cool: