Another Prime deluxe price increase - $18.99 per Deluxe @ K-Mart.

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  1. Roufuss

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    Not that this will bother many people since K-Mart doesn't exist in many locations, but it seems they are now charging $18.99 per Deluxe both in-store and on the website.

    http://www.kmart.com/transformers-p...4170760008P?prdNo=11&blockNo=36&blockType=G36

    They also jacked up the Voyagers to $22.

    Is this the start of another price increase or is this K-Mart just being stupid? That's quite an increase over all of the competitors... usually K-Mart is somewhat more expensive but this is just ridiculous.

    My local K-Mart couldn't sell the one Ratchet it's had for months at $15, how do they expect to move it at $19 :lol 
     
  2. xMostWanted559x

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    wow...walmart was 16.99 i think last night
     
  3. Soundwinder

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    ... $3 difference between Deluxe and Voyagers?

    Do they have like, a ton of Voyagers they're desperately trying to move, and want to make them look cheap in comparison? Because that's the only thing that makes sense to me.
     
  4. slugslinger2004

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    I saw that too just last night. And to think, I encouraged guys in the Alabama Sightings thread to shop at Kmart for FOC deluxes a few weeks ago because they hadn't upped their prices yet.
     
  5. xMostWanted559x

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    i hope they get back to like 10 bucks one day
     
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    It's like they are trying to kill the TF line.
     
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    Wow. This is just insane. Good Luck moving that entire case of Wave 2 they just put out at my Local Kmart.
     
  8. Toyzaremine

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    Yay! didnt think Kohls would be the winner with $17.99 deluxe price
     
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    This is good news as it'll make it easier for me to unload my TFP Soundwave.
     
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    Nope....Hasbro is taking care of that ALL by themselves!!!
     
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    My local target is 14.99 for deluxe 19.99 for voyagers.
     
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    I hope it's an isolated case and just Kmart being stupid, because no deluxe Transformer on store shelves today is worth $20 after tax. If it is another brand wide price increase I'm completely done with new deluxe Transformers.
     
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    I think this is pretty much isolated to kmarts, and particular stores in that case. A couple local guys reported earlier in the week that one store was 18.99 and another 16.99 so there's definitely discrepancies out there.

    Still, I have no intention of ever buying a deluxe at these prices :lol . The only one I've bought since the 14.99 hike was shockwave. Nothing else worth the extra few bucks right now imo. Sure glad the price hikes come at a time when deluxes suck for the most part :) 
     
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    No deluxe Transformer on store shelves today is worth $9 after tax...
     
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    Wow, I flat out had to stop buying deluxes once they passed $15. I can hardly justify that price to myself... which means I could never justify it to my wife.

    I see myself getting forced out of collecting TFs with the way these prices are going. I would like to pay my mortgage AND buy some robots... but when it comes down to one or the other its an obvious choice.
     
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    LOL I have to stop by a Kmart and see this madness myself.
     
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    The price increase wouldn't bother me as much if the figures were better. But the shittier figures with the higher prices is what gets me.

    I didn't realize as consumers we were now paying more for more crap.
     
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    Stuff at Kmart goes on clearance after awhile. You just have to wait until they have their 50% all clearance toys sale. I have gotten some great stuff that way the last few years.
     
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    50% off still only puts them about what they SHOULD cost. Then add in the fact all the good figures are picked over. THEN, if your K-Mart is anything like mine it is already a terrible mess and cluttered to hell.

    Good thing I have a Walmart next door.
     
  20. Phantom6

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    the day deluxes hit $20 as a uniform price is the day I quit collecting.


    I can understand $12-$16, but this is getting ridiculous.
     

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