hatcher wrote:I haven't bought ANY Star Wars sets at MSRP in over 2 years. Everything is bought on sale, clearance, BOGO, etc. Has it meant I've missed out on some sets that I wanted? YEP. Am I upset about it? No, because I WON'T pay these new higher prices LEGO is sticking on us. This years prices are the worst yet, so I might end up not getting a lot of them. It won't break my heart. Or my wallet.
I'll be lurking in the finds and deals forum waiting for the prices to drop if you need me.
Raequan wrote:Really Plo? No big deal? I think the main point of this thread is TRU constantly overpricing their stock for no reason other than the fact that they are one of the last major toy store chains, if not the last overall. I don't think most of the people here are that upset over paying 2 bucks more for a battle pack at any other store, but when TRU bumps a 50 dollar set like the ARC-170 to $64.99 and then bumps it again to $74.99 the next week, it just makes my blood boil. I don't think anyone will be surprised if TRU kills it's own business and loses money.
CitySlicker2009 wrote:The new sets will have to drop in price for me to buy them. i got the older battle packs for 12.99 Canadian and i im looking to pay that for the new ones. So for me to buy any of 2010 SW line a price drop is needed.
.CitySlicker2009 wrote:Because of TRU prices it makes me kinda happy that there isn't one where i live in Sault Ste Marie Ontario. Here in my hometown the only places to buy Lego is Zellers , Walmart and Sears. Zellers,Walmart and Sears have decent prices so that's where i will continue to buy my Lego.
BlueDragonZ wrote:CitySlicker2009 wrote:The new sets will have to drop in price for me to buy them. i got the older battle packs for 12.99 Canadian and i im looking to pay that for the new ones. So for me to buy any of 2010 SW line a price drop is needed.
Kinda feel sorry for those in the USA. Those TRU prices are ridiclous as they are even more expensive than Canada MSRP. But those prices would probably drop back to the usual regular overprice TRU prices and not that ridiclous pricing.CitySlicker2009 wrote:Because of TRU prices it makes me kinda happy that there isn't one where i live in Sault Ste Marie Ontario. Here in my hometown the only places to buy Lego is Zellers , Walmart and Sears. Zellers,Walmart and Sears have decent prices so that's where i will continue to buy my Lego.
Just called a Zellers today and found they are carrying the snow trooper army pack and freeco speeder. And the prices are the same as Toysrus here in canada. $35 for freeco speeder, $15 for snow trooper pack.
CitySlicker2009 wrote:Just got back from our local mall where a Sears and a Zellers are located , sadly all the SW Lego was sold out , every single set only a few Power Miners, City and Pirates remained.
later tonight I will be heading to our Walmart and another Zellers store, hopefully I will find something worthwhile there.I promise to report the prices I see there so we can compare them to TRU prices.
Bored Robot and General Weegee said that TRU raised the ARC-170 to $74.99 a few days a go. I personally don't see the price hike as that big of a deal, but TRU is just getting annoying.
CitySlicker2009 wrote:When i got to Walmart here in Sault Ste Marie i seen that they were clean out of Lego except the had a few power miners and racers left.
Zellers was the same however they did have the separatists shuttle there for 39.00.
I have not seen any 2010 Lego Sets yet in my city , but i will keep looking.
iabstract wrote:TRU always marks up the prices of Lego sets, especially Star Wars. I'm not sure why this is so surprising. I just order online, either through amazon.com or Lego.com. Amazon usually gets the mass-release stuff, so they qualify for free shipping, then you can get the exclusives at Lego's website.
soap wrote:It's not just the star wars sets that jumped in price. TRUS is advertising city sets at 25% off. Strangely enough most of those sets had about the same amount tacked on top of the old price the day before the sale was advertised. Case in point: The city police headquarters was $89.99 and now during the sale this week, its regular price is $109.99. So with the sale you are at about $83.00. Not much of a savings. This is a common practice with TRUS. I have seen it done by them each holiday season the last 3 years. They do this with any high selling product they have. It is just more inflated with the star wars line. Once the other local stores get stocked up, I would be willing to bet the TRUS prices level back out. Till then shop elsewhere. Fred Meyers in my area just had all legos 20% off plus another 10% off toys. I got the new atlantis sets and space police sets for 30% off. TRUS cannot even touch that. We just have to be patient consumers. Oh, and not shop at TRUS if at all possible.
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