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Ended up with a Creator House from MYER (the cost after the extra 10% off is so close to the Big W sale price I decided not to wait) and a Haunted House from K-Mart. If you want a Haunted House, do NOT wait, buy it NOW, the K-Mart guy told me that the stores only got a handful of sets and that stock is very limited and selling fast.

Also even if its not on the shelf, ask about it, they may have stock in the back (as was the case at K-Mart in Morley where I got mine from).

The availability checker on the K-Mart web site is the best way to make sure the K-Mart store you plan to go to actually has stock.

Didn't find a Town Square at any Big W yet, will wait until either the sale starts or someone reports a Perth store that has one on the shelf.

It's worth calling them up ahead of going in, because the stock checker shows it available and at the store in question, staff didn't know anything about it. :classic:

In this case, there wasn't even a (small) gap, just not on the shelf at all. No label either. My guess is that in a number of cases, it's still sitting somewhere in the pallets out back. Maybe call daily to check, because from the number of people they had unpacking toys, the stores have received a lot recently.

Other stores had the tag for it, but with the smaller ($129) castle in the space. So possibly not put up yet, or possibly sold out. Real quick.

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Myer is definitely $10. Charged me that this morning for my layby.

I went and did a Big Lay-by at Myer Highpoint last night and didn't get charged the $10 fee... the lady said they were waiving the fee for the sales and that i didn't need to put as deposit either, although I did chuck on a $50, she also put all my lay-by items into 2 of those big Lego/Myer mesh bags too :thumbup:

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Finally got into my closest Myer today (Belconnen) after being confined to the house yesterday with sick kids.

I was afraid it would all be looted already but they had multiples of everything in the catalog including the exclusives.

Ended up mainly getting stuff for the kids plus a couple of sets for upcoming brithday parties they've been invited to. I think I ended up spending around $180 all up with the discount + extra 10% off.

Dropped in to the local Kmart and they had tons of the exclusive Barc speeder and one sad-looking beat-up Haunted House left. I have to say I'm glad I got Arkham Asylum over the HH after a close look at the box, but maybe that's just personal taste.

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Finally got into my closest Myer today (Belconnen) after being confined to the house yesterday with sick kids.

I was afraid it would all be looted already but they had multiples of everything in the catalog including the exclusives.

Ended up mainly getting stuff for the kids plus a couple of sets for upcoming brithday parties they've been invited to. I think I ended up spending around $180 all up with the discount + extra 10% off.

Dropped in to the local Kmart and they had tons of the exclusive Barc speeder and one sad-looking beat-up Haunted House left. I have to say I'm glad I got Arkham Asylum over the HH after a close look at the box, but maybe that's just personal taste.

While I think the Arkham set looks great, and I'd like to use some of the build design for other creations, the actual theme itself doesn't mean a lot to me. Actually, neither does the Monster Fighters theme, but the HH looks like it would plug into a modular-style town quite nicely. Which is something I'm interested in. So it's very much a taste thing :laugh:

(and the HH becomes expensive to part-out. The green parts alone, just over 300 of them, come to around $72 on BL. Taking into account stock levels, and before shipping, most likely involving several vendors. If I don't see them in store the next couple of days, I might have to look at doing what this thread isn't about)

While on the Monster Fighters - the online price for the MF train is $69, yet I'm sure it's tagged and scanning at $99 in store. Is it normal for the online store to be different from the physical ones? It doesn't seem to be an online-only special like Big W, so I guess you could ask them in-store for the lower price?

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The LOTR game is definatly available, I spotted it in a store yesterday although I cant remember which one.

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If anyone's willing to try there's a Pet Shop in Adelaide CBD Toyworld that's stickered as $169.99. Others are $269.99. No damage - just mis-labelled.

You never know…

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The HH is an awesome set and I dont regret the decision to buy the HH (and spend $50 more) vs buying the Arkham. Would buy both but I cant afford another $200 on top of the HH, family house and the (soon to be acquired) City Square.

Although if I could convince someone to take the Arkham minifigs (and stickers) off me for the right price (since I have no interest in those) it might make buying it possible :P

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Didn't find a Town Square at any Big W yet, will wait until either the sale starts or someone reports a Perth store that has one on the shelf.

I don't know where you live in Perth but Big W Kwinana had a whole heap of them when I was there yesterday..........

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Ay indication that target will have the a wing cheaper than myer? Got Coles myer gift cards and the sale + myer one discount is the cheapest I've seen it. Trying to work out what else to get with the left over 120ish, I was originally going to get clothes but have since discovered myer seem to now exclusively stock stupidly expensive brands that all manufacture in china.

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I can say that no you wont be getting the A-Wing cheaper at Target than the current MYER discount+MYER1 offer. At least not anytime soon.

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Cool, well I might as well get one later tonight then. I think I'll grab the gandalf/saruman battle too, reminds me so much of the old little set with the wizard and the hollow tree trunk.

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Will Target have an early online sale like BigW and Myer?

online and instore on the 26th - only 5 sleeps to go for AA

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Kmart new catalogue is now out. Lots of Lego

Couple of things - Fire Station only $95 Fire Boat $32 Fire Heli $39 MF Train $69

Not that much of a big deal......saw the price tags early this afternoon at Kmart TTP, they are not specials but new low prices the other sets are at or close to full retail price.

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Picked up my Town Square from the Big W at Belmont Forum, its a nice build, definatly one of the best City sets yet made.

The Haunted House on the other hand is an AMAZING build, the best set I have built since the Grand Emporium and HP Diagon Alley. Easily "top 10 best sets ever made" material and well worth the $250 price tag.

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If anyone's willing to try there's a Pet Shop in Adelaide CBD Toyworld that's stickered as $169.99. Others are $269.99. No damage - just mis-labelled.

You never know…

Great idea if you have no ethics and want to take money out of the hand of a small business because they made a completely accidental error. I buy plenty of toys here and they have always given exceptional service. I'd hate to see places like this disappear and an act like this would contribute to it. Apologies for being slightly off topic but I don't think we should be condoning or promoting such behaviour here.

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Target at Warringah Mall have all of the toy sale stock out, I counted 20+ R2D2 !!! they also had 50+ Monster hunters ghost train out, currently at $69.88 but I am sure it will be further reduced.. It is the most Toy sale stock I have seen put out there in the past 5 years.

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Although that Kmart catalogue starts next week, the shelf prices are already changed. (Still waiting for the Star Slicer to appear on the shelf :hmpf_bad: ) The Vermin Vaporiser for $55 is an excellent price, even better than the current 28% off at Myer :oh: . Normally $80, and the US price is $60, that's how good that deal is. :thumbup:

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My partner and I went up to Myer and put the LotR Pirate Ship, Horizon Express and Constitution Train on layby. We had to wait about ten minutes for a staff member to finally come over and serve us, there was no bell to ring or another way to alert them. The lady asked for a MyerOne card, which we handed her. After it was scanned, my partner asked her if the additional 10% came off, and she said it had. After paying the $10 deposit and coming all the way back home I checked the receipt and there was no additional 10% taken off the price. I feel so gutted, we're not wealthy at all and get treated like garbage by people who work at Myer. :sad:

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My partner and I went up to Myer and put the LotR Pirate Ship, Horizon Express and Constitution Train on layby. We had to wait about ten minutes for a staff member to finally come over and serve us, there was no bell to ring or another way to alert them. The lady asked for a MyerOne card, which we handed her. After it was scanned, my partner asked her if the additional 10% came off, and she said it had. After paying the $10 deposit and coming all the way back home I checked the receipt and there was no additional 10% taken off the price. I feel so gutted, we're not wealthy at all and get treated like garbage by people who work at Myer. :sad:

That sucks, but I would expect if you go back and explain the situation to them you will get that layby sorted out with the correct pricing (assuming the extra 10% off applies to laybys too).

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My partner and I went up to Myer and put the LotR Pirate Ship, Horizon Express and Constitution Train on layby. We had to wait about ten minutes for a staff member to finally come over and serve us, there was no bell to ring or another way to alert them. The lady asked for a MyerOne card, which we handed her. After it was scanned, my partner asked her if the additional 10% came off, and she said it had. After paying the $10 deposit and coming all the way back home I checked the receipt and there was no additional 10% taken off the price. I feel so gutted, we're not wealthy at all and get treated like garbage by people who work at Myer. :sad:

I work for a large retailer so this poor service saddens me.....

I all seriousness, complain.

Call the myer customer care line and tell them what has happened. Your reciept should have a reciept number as well as the store number and the cashiers name or operator number, this info is all they should need to credit the 10% to your lay by. I have found Myers customer care line to be quite helpful for general enquiries so they should be just as helpful when rectifying poor service.

Trust me, if they take customer service as seriously as I do in my store they will bend over backwards to make it right for you. And of course it helps to be polite when speaking with the customer care people too....

And back on topic, anyone seen any good technic buys in this years sales? 42001 from myer ( i think) looks about the best I have seen but I haven't really been looking this year after my "episode" in last years sale ( I spent waaaay too much lol)

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