posades, on 16 March 2013 - 04:52 PM, said:
It's amazing how little of a sale this is when TRU keeps on raising their prices. I checked my local store again since the last time they did a BOGO 50% sale (a couple weeks ago?); the prices were even higher than before. For instance, the prices on the new Star Wars planet sets were $12 last time, making buying two a discount of $2. However, this week they were $13, making the "sale" price of two sets .50 cents off. Same with smaller sized sets, and I didn't even worry about larger sets due to them having +$20 markups.
Pretty shameful in my opinion, masking these grand "sales" with huge markups on MSRP to reel-in unsuspecting buyers (especially when they aren't buying multiple sets, just one overpriced one).
In Canada, the prices at Toys'R'Us are not as marked up here as they are marked up there in the US, until recently, with the smallest two Monster Fighters sets, the largest two The Lord of the Rings sets and The Hobbit Globbin Town set in being marked up by up to $10 more for the large sets and $2 more for the small sets.
(This is based on the Canadian MRSP.)