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Jargo
09-11-2001, 05:29 PM
I just bagged over 250 worth of goods for just 70. various POTF and EP1 stuff, commtech, cinema scenes, small vehicles, beasts. I'm happy as pig in poodoo to be honest. now I don't have to worry about finding the nephews any xmas stuff, got it all sorted in one fell swoop. YIPPEE! :) :D :) :D

GNT
09-12-2001, 03:54 AM
The best deal I got from the POTJ line is getting the figures $3 cheaper at AU$12.99 which is the best I've paid for a POTJ toy!

Starfig873
09-12-2001, 07:58 AM
Hmm...I paid $5 for a vintage AT-ST. Its incomplete and the stickers are worn off....but eh...its still pretty cool.

OC47150
09-12-2001, 09:02 AM
I thought getting the AT-AT walker for $20 was good. I bought the royal starship for $38 in July.

evenflow
09-12-2001, 09:56 AM
The BEST deal i ever got was a complete set of mint on mint cards Droids action figures. All were included, even Boba Fett. All for $150.00. Now that was a deal. :D

Lobito
09-12-2001, 02:03 PM
R2-D2 (Holo Leia) for just $3.00!!

mrhat
09-12-2001, 02:07 PM
Good deals are hard to come by, but if the store makes a mistake, its not your fault ;)
Anywho, i got the AT-AT from McFrugals (now BIG Lots) for 30', and a B-Wing for 29.99 :)
i got the computer gaming mothly mag with obi wan on the cover for free.

xboywonder
09-12-2001, 04:57 PM
I got R2 with Holo Leia for $1.97 at TRU... I still brag about that one.

master jedi
09-12-2001, 05:23 PM
The best deal I get is whenever somebody gives me Star Wars stuff for free.

Obi-Dan Kenobi
09-12-2001, 05:31 PM
Yeah, R2 Holo Leia and four CommTech Stormtroopers for $2.00 a piece. I almost cired it was so great.

JediMaster
09-13-2001, 08:51 AM
... but let me give you a "best of" list:

$.97 POTJ (first two or three assortments) @ Wal-Mart (TRU "door-buster" price match from 'day-after-Thanksgiving-Day-Sale' ad) - Fall 2000
$5 Hasbro Lightsabers @ TRU - Now!!
$20 At-At's and PFX X-Wings @ TRU - Summer 2000
$1.97 CommTech R2's/Stormies @ TRU - Spring 2001
$7.99 Mynock Hunt Cinema Scenes (qty. found... 5!); Rebel Pilots/Skiff Guards @ Kay-Bee/Toy Works - Summer 2000
$12 Falcon Case with Scanning Tech @ Wal-Mart - Summer 1999
$11.97 (cost) 3-3/4" Han with Tauntaun @ Wal-Mart - Spring 1999
and any and all "Episode One" clearance deals, especially the Queens Royal Starship and half-price Fambaa from FAO!!

... just a few favorite deals. There's more; just can't remember them all...

The Bald Ewok
09-13-2001, 12:04 PM
Mynock hunt and Theater edition Luke for free! I had a friend who was into collecting, but he had to quit because he couldnt keep up.

humsup
09-13-2001, 07:25 PM
I got 3 Mint in Mint Card EU Mara Jade at $10 each. Down here, its about half its usual retail price.

Mike Troxell
09-13-2001, 07:42 PM
From winning various contests, I got a Luke Stormtrooper, Rebel Fleet Trooper, Trade Federation Droid Fighters, Endor Bunker Playset, and the Fan Club 4.

If you meant an actual deal...I found all 3 Hoth beast packs at normal price at a K-Mart long after they became rare.

bigbarada
09-14-2001, 09:37 AM
I bought a Super Nintendo from Target for $15. Brand new, sealed in the box and everything!

But I assume you mean Star Wars. Well, when I was in Korea I bought a few of the Korean exclusive Transformers re-releases. I spent a total of $60 on the toys and $13 on shipping to send them to Brian's Toys for trades. Where I recieved a Marmit Boba Fett, a Marmit Sandtrooper, and the entire newest wave of POTJ! Along with some other stuff.

Bel-Cam Jos
09-14-2001, 07:26 PM
I really haven't had a "best deal" on POTJ items yet. Since that's the title of this section. But...

$4 Blue Snaggletooth (with no gun :( ).
$200 or so for 7 POTF figs (Luke Trooper, A-Wing Pilot, R2 w/ Saber, Amanaman, Imp Dignitary, Romba, Barada).
$28 for Queen's ship
$20 vintage Y-Wing
Others I forget now, but...

GNT
09-14-2001, 11:49 PM
Originally posted by Bel-Cam Jos
$200 or so for 7 POTF figs (Luke Trooper, A-Wing Pilot, R2 w/ Saber, Amanaman, Imp Dignitary, Romba, Barada).


Not bad at all :)

Bel-Cam Jos
09-15-2001, 10:18 AM
Most of my best deals would be vintage stuff, since I finished my collection (that still grows; how's that happening? ;) ) about 1994 or so. The prices weren't so high then. But the opposite gives me an idea...

gil_gordon
09-15-2001, 12:45 PM
I got 4 R2-D2 w/Holograph Leia, 6 Stormtroopers, and 3 Darth
Vader w/Interrogation Droid, for $1.97 at TRU.

I sold 2 of the R2-D2's for $12.00 apiece.

master jedi
09-15-2001, 09:05 PM
I picked up 7 Vader with Interrogation droids at TRU for about $1.97 each.:D

bigbarada
09-15-2001, 09:46 PM
I was able to score 31 (yes thirty-one) COMMTECH Stormtroopers at TRU for $1.97 each!!:D

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
09-16-2001, 12:43 PM
I was able to score 31 (yes thirty-one) COMMTECH Stormtroopers at TRU for $1.97 each!!

gosh darnit, no wonder why I couldn't find one of these puppies anywhere :(

(not to pick on you barada, I probably would have loaded my cart with a few myself). ;)

Obi-Dan Kenobi
09-16-2001, 03:10 PM
Originally posted by bigbarada
I was able to score 31 (yes thirty-one) COMMTECH Stormtroopers at TRU for $1.97 each!!:D

31 Commtech troopers lined up in a row.... Mmmm.... My mouth is watering....:D

Did you buy them all at once? I would have loved to have seen the look on the cashier's face!;)

bigbarada
09-16-2001, 03:14 PM
Yep, they filled my shopping cart! When I went up to the cashier he said, "It's like you're building your own Imperial army." I said, "That's the idea." Then he said, "I bet they still wouldn't be able to hit anything." So I said, "Just shut up and load the bags fat-boy!"

Just kidding on that last quote.:D

Jargo
09-16-2001, 08:06 PM
I picked up 24 comtech stormies here in the UK for 5 a pop. I bought them in batches of six with a week between purchases so as not to deprive other army builders of the chance to get hold of them. Now I wonder why I buy them at all.......

Bel-Cam Jos
09-17-2001, 07:19 PM
When I went up to the cashier he said, "It's like you're building your own Imperial army." I said, "That's the idea." Then he said, "I bet they still wouldn't be able to hit anything."
At least you had a SW fan who knows ST have bad aims!

OC47150
09-18-2001, 08:20 AM
Do you remember the inflatable Pepsi cans the various stores/convenient stores had in the summer of '99? I wanted some of those real bad. I finally managed to trade some figures for one from a friend.

But last fall, while going to a local festival, I passed a yard sale and the guy had the inflatable gold Yoda Pepsi can for sale. I turned right around and went back. I was determined to get that can, one way or another. He sold it to me for $1!!! I couldn't believe it!! I was willing to offer up to $20 for it!

The guy worked at a Pepsi distributor and had a ton of SW stuff he'd given away to friends and family.

JEDIpartner
09-18-2001, 10:34 AM
Dag! Now I know why I was never able to find any of those Stormtroopers anywhere!!! Oh, well. My life sucks anyhow.
I know I won't be able to get a fair resell on those so I'm not even gonna bother looking.

Well... I got 3 R2-B1s for $1.97 at Family Toy as well as all of the cloth goods figures (except Amidala). I got the Princess Leia collection sets for $2.00 each. That was pretty good... I thought.

Jargo
09-18-2001, 05:25 PM
The commtech stormies I bought were probably part of the same seven million container loads that brought America that $1.97 sale deal. Only after import tax and all the usual mark up shenanigans I end up paying 5 that's what? $3.57 each. So it's still a good deal when you look at it. Especially when up til then a commtech stormie had cost as much as $10.71 or 15.
My best deal before that was the royal starship I bought for next to nothing. I still have it up for trade if anyone in the UK is willing to offer anything for it. I don't know....say an Eopie.............. ;)


You never know... :)

Tatooine_Rebel
09-20-2001, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by bigbarada
Yep, they filled my shopping cart! When I went up to the cashier he said, "It's like you're building your own Imperial army." I said, "That's the idea." Then he said, "I bet they still wouldn't be able to hit anything." So I said, "Just shut up and load the bags fat-boy!"



LOL!!!:D

Is there any chance I could buy 1 or 2 from you??