JamesBenjamin wrote:To answer the question about why something would be in Target's computer if they're not ordering it: they likely update with EVERY SKU available from a relatively small (in #s of SKUs) company like Lego. A SKU is really only like 24 bits of info, so its easier to dump all the new ones in the system even if some end up unused, as they're pretty small data-wise.
I ordered a few cases from Entertainment Earth and when I talked to my salesperson (I have a business account, so I have my own buyer contact) she said that big box retailers are not ordering these because they don't have the ability to sell/market them. They're so small they are likely to get shoplifted alot/easily, and they don't have a counter set up they can put them behind (like TRU or other specialty retailers). She also ensured me that their (EE's) orders will be fulfilled by Lego, but they're only getting that one order in, no replenishment.
On a side note: I did see them in Borders today (Manassas VA), they were on the info counter in the toy section. Priced at $2.99 though, so I passed. The boxes did look like someone had rummaged through them and bought all the good ones.
darthsantkuyl wrote: why would target put it in there computers for 1 set and not any other upc's for lego sets that we dont carry. and basically have that barcode be usefull for only a few months
Mister Ed wrote: I just refused to pay their inflated prices AND deal with a two-per-customer-per-day limit when they are so far from my house.
Mos_Eisley wrote:These first hit Southern CA TRUs about 3 weeks ago. They sold out in about a week and most have not received any more. Actually, I hadn't seen any local TRU get more in until yesterday when a nearby store had 2 new boxes out. I haven't seen any at Borders and the employees have no idea what I'm talking about when I ask. LEGO Stores have received a couple shipments so far also.
MisterFubar wrote:Local tru had 3 fresh cases out so I sorted through and grabbed my 16... I was on a time crunch so I just did a quick visual scan, the barcodes are really easy to tell apart by the fat, medium and skinny bars. Will find out tonight if I actually got all 16.
When I got to the front I was inofrmed they had a case set aside for me, but I just couldn't bring myself to buy it. Not with the SW summer sets just around the corner.
csimian wrote:Found 2 boxes at Fred Meyer; The one at Murphy's Corner on the Mill Creek/Everett border (Washington State). No limit!
MisterFubar wrote:Shorted myself a Cowboy and an Indian and ended up with an extra Diver and Nacho Libre. Not bad considering how quick I picked them out. I think I was in and out of the store in about 5 minutes.
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