The Brain wrote:See, every Target I've ever been to has never had red clearance stickers or different price tags from the usual Target price unless there's been an advertised sale. I've also never seen any LEGO in the clearance sections at the end of the aisles. I guess scanning them would be the best idea--I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for a price scanner next time. Thanks all.
Sounds like the Target you go to is very different from the one I go to. There are no price stickers on regular priced items or when they are involved in an advertised sale. The only time a pricing sticker goes on it is when it goes on clearance . It will be red, small, with the clearance price in black (sometimes within a white stripe). Its is (pretty much) always in the top right-hand corner on the front of the box.
Always check the scan to make sure. This is the time of year when older sets go on clearance, I can almost set my calender by it. They want to make room for the new sets making their way in for the end of July and the start of August. Starting at the beginning of July, I make sure I have an excuse to check out Target on Sundays when the weekly sale cycle starts. Once in a while I get some crazy deals- once I got the 7905 Tower Crane which was on clearance for $25.00, but when I scanned it- it was $12.50. That was a deal breaker for me since it was over $50.00 at SRP. I originally didn't think about getting it, but it turned out to be one of my favorite sets. Always try to do some double checking. You never know what things will come up as.
Sometimes, there is a mistake when an item is shipped to a store. The Midi-scale MF showed up at my Target ( which I believe is a Wal-mart exclusive) and my Brother-in-law got it and it was priced at $10.00.
Oh and always check after Chistmas and into the end of January. Clearance on LEGO tends to happen then too.