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    Case assortments

    Are Case assortments boxes shipped by Hasbro containing certain figures? Is this correct? I see lots of posts about people sifting through cases before they hit shelves, how is this possible?
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    Re: Case assortments

    I "sift" through the boxes from time to time (when I can find some) around 11 p.m. at Wal-Mart right around the time of the shift changes. I usually look at the assortments on the side of the boxes which are stacked on pallets full of toys and ask an employee to open them for me. I can only remember being turned away once. I've encountered quite a few other people doing the same thing and not only for Star Wars stuff so I think it's a pretty common practice.
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    Re: Case assortments

    I'm guilty of this also. I mean if you want the figures, and you find the cases on a pallet, I think they are fair to go through them. Otherwise, I work at 7 am. so I can't get to most of the stores, the Targets, the TRU's, even the other Wal-Marts. If I didn't do that, I wouldn't have much of a collection.
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    Re: Case assortments

    I always rip cases open on the pallet if I need something from that asst. One time an employee said I am not allowed to do that. I answered her with a snide "They dont sell in the box lady" and walked off to purchase them.
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    ...I guess my point then is how do you manage to get to the backs of the stores? I'm guessing stores wouldn't encourage this type of behaviour.
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    Re: Case assortments

    Its when they have them out for overnight stock. Go into a 24 hour WM around 11pm and they should be out on pallets then. Sift through the pallet and back.
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    Re: Case assortments

    I thought everyone did this already? LOL I have been opeing up SW figure boxes at Wal-Mart for years now, of course late at night (12-3 AM) when all the pallets of toys are out and waiting to be opened and stocked before 7 am. I don't care who is around me, employees or customers. If its a new case assortment, esp one that says SW E3 Basic Figure, then ill open it.
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    Re: Case assortments

    Australia dosen't have 24/7 operating hours like the US I suppose.
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    Re: Case assortments

    I love the 24/7 Wal-Marts since I work til midnight it's always fun to drive a little farther from home to check out the shelves, or pallets.
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    Re: Case assortments

    Quote Originally Posted by NEMISIS
    Australia dosen't have 24/7 operating hours like the US I suppose.
    I used to go to the stores around me around 9 pm, and they would be dragging the freight out on pallets, and lining it up between stackbases. The store closes at 10, so I had an hour to "shop" the toy pallets. I got some good finds that way. Lately though, the one Wal-Mart I was doing this at, doesn't bring the freight out early anymore, I wonder if it was because it just looked bad, and costumers were unable to get around without having to run to the end of an isle.
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