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#1 fred67

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 06:30 PM

Don't know if this should just go into the general sales thread or not, and don't know how applicable it is to other countries, so I figured I'd make it separate.

BFAds.net just posted the 2011 Toys R Us scan/list.  The "scan" is terrible (it's actually poorly taken photos, probably from a phone camera).  The strike-through prices are what TRU says are their "usual" prices (yes, we all know they often charge over MSRP).

LEGO Alien Conquest Alien Mothership (7065) $10 Off
LEGO Alien Conquest Earth Defense (7066) $10 Off
LEGO Alien Conquest UFO Abduction (7052) $24.99 29.99
LEGO City Advent Calendar (7553) $29.99 34.99
LEGO City Harbour (4645) $79.99 89.99
LEGO City Police Helicopter Pursuit 237 Pieces - (3658) $29.99 34.99
LEGO City Power Boat Transporter (4643) $34.99 39.99
LEGO City Space Center (3368) BUY NOW: $48.99
LEGO City Space Shuttle (3367 ) $24.99 29.99
LEGO City Special Edition Red Cargo Train (3677) $129.99 159.99
LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Hillside House (5771) $59.99 69.99
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts (4867) $41.99 44.99
LEGO Harry Potter the Knight Bus (4866) BUY NOW: $31.49
LEGO Ninjago Fire Temple (2507) $99.99 119.99
LEGO Ninjago Limited Edition Lightning Dragon Battle (2521) $69.99 79.99
LEGO Ninjago Skeleton Bowling (2519) $29.99 34.99
LEGO Ninjago Skull Truck (2506) $49.99 59.99
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Black Pearl (4184) $99.99 109.99
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Whitecap Bay (4194) $77.99 87.99
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (7958) $39.99 49.99
LEGO Star Wars Anakin and Sebulbas Podracers (7962) $84.99 94.99
LEGO Star Wars Battle for Geonosis (7869) $39.99 49.99
LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul's Sith Infiltrate (7961) BUY NOW: $56.24
LEGO Star Wars Limited Edition Hoth Echo Base (7879) $84.99 94.99
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon (7965) $129.99 149.99
LEGO Star Wars: The Battle of Endor - Exclusive Anniversary Edition (8038) $89.99 109.99

On a side note, I know our friends in other countries have little sympathy, but one of the things that helped bring me out of my dark ages was BF sales.  "Back in the day," they'd have one or two items with TREMENDOUS discounts.  I got 4504 Millennium Falcon for $80; the AT-AT Walker for $75; the X-Wing for $25.  (all different years/places).  Had I not gotten those, I would not have started my LEGO SW collection at all (I would have stuck to trains... and they'd just killed 9V and the only trains I bought since then are the Emerald Night and Maersk Trains).

Now BF has become "just another sales day" for most companies, instead of the WOW, SUPER HUGE SAVINGS day it once was.

#2 Edmond Dantes

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:13 PM

This is from the Holiday book (prices good starting end of Oct), not Black Friday sales.  I got the book last week.

#3 fred67

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:33 AM

You're right, my bad.  Looks like this actually ENDS on Thanksgiving.

#4 kermit

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:48 AM

Doesn`t looks like much savings from those prices.

Edited by kermit, 25 October 2011 - 02:48 AM.


#5 johnnyvgoode

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:50 AM

I'm sorry if this is off-topic, but does anyone know of big Bricklink stores that make discounts on Black Fridays/Cyber Mondays? I have saved a few bucks and would like to buy several astromechs and other figs, so I could use a good discount. :classic:

#6 Darkdragon

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:11 AM

View Postjohnnyvgoode, on 25 October 2011 - 02:50 AM, said:

I'm sorry if this is off-topic, but does anyone know of big Bricklink stores that make discounts on Black Fridays/Cyber Mondays? I have saved a few bucks and would like to buy several astromechs and other figs, so I could use a good discount. :classic:
Watch the brick link sales forum for this. There are always sales to be had in there. Some better than others.

#7 tiggerkiddo

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:08 AM

And there's always the thing at Lego stores where you scratch the little card for a discount. I forgot what the biggest discount was though...I hope I can combine the discount with the $15+ discount I'll have with my VIP account...

#8 johnnyvgoode

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 12:18 AM

View Postdarkdragon, on 25 October 2011 - 03:11 AM, said:

Watch the brick link sales forum for this. There are always sales to be had in there. Some better than others.

Thanks.

#9 Zeya

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 06:54 AM

Black Friday. More like stay inside at home and don't you dare leave Friday. *sigh*

View Posttiggerkiddo, on 25 October 2011 - 05:08 AM, said:

And there's always the thing at Lego stores where you scratch the little card for a discount. I forgot what the biggest discount was though...I hope I can combine the discount with the $15+ discount I'll have with my VIP account...

I read up on that last year. I think there was a theoretical 50% off as the max, but I read a post by a Lego store employee who said nobody ever got that high among all the hundreds of customers that day. Like, it's possible, but basically it ain't gonna happen, lol. I'm not 100% sure on the numbers, as my memory is fuzzy. But the feeling I got back then was that nearly everyone got something like 10% off and then just a few lucky people got something at the next level, like 20 or 25% off, and essentially nobody got the highest discount possible. Again, don't /quote me on this, haha.




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