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 Post subject: Re: Crazy JLU deals at BBTS.....
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:33 pm 
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Same here, nothing in the discount stores I visited :? The hunt continues.

I visited 6 Ross Stores since I found that one 7-pack, last Wednesday. And found nothing. One out of Eight, that's a .125 batting average. And the sad part is, I can't tell if I beat the delivery truck, or some of the other customers beat me. But when you start to factor in gas mileage and time... well, for those of you that still need these, I believe the ol'e LCBS deal might still be the safest way to go.

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I worked at a Kay-Bee in the mid-90s, and at that time we would have most of the Toy Biz Marvel stuff at 3 for $10, pretty much all the time. I asked how we made a profit on those and was told that 'clearanced' items like that were actually our highest-profit items. So yeah, definitely some kind of massive bulk deal going on.

Argh! Those 3 for $10 sales are the reason I'm still in this Hobby. "I was out, but they pulled me back in!"

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy JLU deals at BBTS.....
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:36 am 
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I'm surprised Ross can sell those sets so cheaply and still make a profit. Did Mattel sell them for a buck apiece?


I remember TRU having a huge Star Wars blowout back in '01, I believe it was, where it was said that they'd paid by the pound for said product. I wonder if the same holds here?... Perhaps paying by the pound or maybe even by the pallet for this stuff.


I hadn't thought of that. Retail is a crazy industry.

I wonder if the losses Mattel is taking on the figures now were factored into the prices we paid when they first came out. It makes me think there is an algorithm for calculating the price based on how many can be sold at immediately and how many will be sold at closeout stores later.

Of course, as a collector, you take your chances when you wait for "later."


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy JLU deals at BBTS.....
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:43 am 
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I'm assuming you guys snapped up the seven packs and there's been nothing new spotted? I'm curious to see how much ends up leaking out at these stores...


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy JLU deals at BBTS.....
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:26 pm 
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I never found that 7 pack, but I didn't hit every Ross, just the one's in my neck of the woods.


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy JLU deals at BBTS.....
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:41 pm 
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I never found that 7 pack, but I didn't hit every Ross, just the one's in my neck of the woods.


Hey Don, I found the 7 packs at the Ross in Redmond. I only found them once.

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy JLU deals at BBTS.....
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I visited about 12 different Ross stores, some local, some on my vacation. Found seven packs (one each) at three of them. No Gardner packs. I haven't seen any in over a week now.


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy JLU deals at BBTS.....
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:44 pm 
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Nothing where I am at... Then again Utah isn't exactly known for being cool when it comes to getting cool stuff in. lol ;) I am glad many of you are finding these though. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy JLU deals at BBTS.....
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:07 pm 
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The_Donster wrote:
I never found that 7 pack, but I didn't hit every Ross, just the one's in my neck of the woods.


Hey Don, I found the 7 packs at the Ross in Redmond. I only found them once.


Cool beans. Unfortunately for me I'm not up there too much and with a little guy in tow it makes toy hunting a hassle. I've resigned to the fact, if I find it, I find it. I'm going into Seattle tomorrow. So maybe I'll check up there before we head home. Thanks for the heads up though, appreciate it.


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy JLU deals at BBTS.....
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:08 pm 
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Havent seen any here in PGH, PA area. Least not as yet. Side note, habe any of you that order via your LCBS heard a ship/delivery date? Originally my LCBS proprietor said early July, but today when I picked up my books he told me Diamond doesnt know and their default date shows 12/31/13 lol

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy JLU deals at BBTS.....
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:04 am 
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BFantana wrote:
Havent seen any here in PGH, PA area. Least not as yet. Side note, habe any of you that order via your LCBS heard a ship/delivery date? Originally my LCBS proprietor said early July, but today when I picked up my books he told me Diamond doesnt know and their default date shows 12/31/13 lol


I dont know what part of Pittsburgh you are in, but i check the Greensburg store from time to time and they havent gotten any in as far as I have seen.

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy JLU deals at BBTS.....
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:42 am 
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Last weekend I was in OKC and the Dallas area. I hit two in OKC and 3 in Dallas and saw no signs of them :(

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy JLU deals at BBTS.....
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:04 am 
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not sure if this should go somewhere else, but I was in Maine last week and in a store called Marden's they had 1.99 jlu LOSH, Justice Guild, and the Wizard as well as IH Psycho Pirate and Monitor.

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy JLU deals at BBTS.....
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:38 am 
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I take it they were being sold as individual figures and not as four packs (referring to LOSH and Guild)?


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy JLU deals at BBTS.....
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:58 pm 
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Yes, individually. I actually found the Justice Guild at Tuesday Mornings in my area. Didn't see any of the rest that folks are reporting, but it has been a few weeks since I actively searched for anything.


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy JLU deals at BBTS.....
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:41 pm 
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I have checked Tuesday Morning, Ross, TJ Maxx, and Berlington... nothing, bleghh. ;)


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