How I got Hound, Starscream, and Cyclonus for 4.99 each!!!

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  1. LatinJEM777

    LatinJEM777 TFW's Premier Shredder

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    So I went to Meijer to get a lamp, just happen to stroll by the toy section, just wondering how messed up it would be being that it's after the holidays. I see Universe Cheetor, and thought cool, didn't think Meijer gets new stuff that quick. I went to the next aisle where there were the pool toys, and cards.

    Then I saw Cyclonus there! Said cool, mine, then underneath was Starscream! Even better! AND THEN I SAW HOUND BEHIND THE TWO!! Then I saw the price tag. 6.99!!! Of course I flipped and dumped all three into the cart and walked away briskly, as I knew some collector was going to be really pissed as he/she obviously hid them.

    I go to the U-Scan and they come up as 10.99, and was polite in asking for help since Meijer has to honor the price as posted on the package (Michigan Law). She told me to go to the Customer Service and they'll take care of me. Yeah, I know they didn't overcharge me, but they have to honor the price tag on the box.

    I go there and was polite in explaining the situation. By Michigan law a merchant should give you the difference back plus 50% if they overcharge you. So I got ~6.00 back per fig! So in the end they were 4.99 each!
     
  2. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    i envy you....they're not even out in canada and already's for $5.00 :( 
     
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    *shakes fist at Michigan*
     
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    Got pics?

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    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Wow. Well done for knowing your consumer rights and taking full advantage of them!

    I wish I wasn't so terribly English. I've got a pathological terror of "making a scene", so I wouldn't be able to do something like that. :(  I really admire people who can, lol.
     
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    salmonman78 Mordin, my hero

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    Damn Michigan....good score though, hope I get that lucky soon
     
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    Ugh!! No offense to you but I hate it when people do that to me. I'm an assistant manager for Walgreens and before this I worked at Target as a Team Lead for almost 6 years and we'd look at this situation and break it down to two different possibilities, if it was just randomly thrown there by someone or if it was actually stocked wrong. If it was clearly stocked wrong and its a shelf full of the same items I'd honor the price, which in your case it sounds like, but if its just the one there I always tell them we can't always be responsible for someone just tossing an item somewhere. I get the occasional person that tries to make a scene and I won't work with them. If I get approached calmly and someone clearly just wants to help and bring it to my attention that something is wrong, I'm more likely to help them out.
     
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    Sometimes you get lucky.
    Congrats.
    Sometimes the store just messes up.
    Found the same figs yesterday at a wal-mart here in PA.
    They scanned at $5.
     
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    pics?
     
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    Awesome grab. Congrats.
     
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    Yeah man, god forbid stores are forced to obey the LAW and not mislead people. He said he found them in the pool section, and the price tag on the figures was $6.99. Its not his fault the employee was retarded, the store obviously needs to train their staff better. Regardless of the fact that you "can't always be responsible for someone tossing an item somewhere" you CAN be responsible to not only keep a clean store, but to make sure your staff isn't pricing items willy nilly.

    Also: I hope I can find Hound as readily at my local Meijer... Inferno too.
     
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    Apparently, a few Wal-Marts are selling Deluxes for $5 for a few days. Not all of the chain though. Hell, not most Wal-Marts.
     
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    I may not have my facts 100% straight on this, but I believe Michigan is like one of two states that still require all items to have a price tag on the actual item rather than just a marker at the end of a row as is the standard in most states. So no matter where the item ended up it would still have the price tag on it and you wouldn't be looking at a general marker in the wrong area. Also, as part of the law if something is marked incorrectly that store has to give you the difference plus 50% or whatever it is as the OP mentioned. So in the case of Michigan, it's not really a matter of whether the store wants to be nice and give it to you for what it's marked, it's the actual law.

    I saw a thing about an old lady that goes to a store every week just to look for things with incorrect price tags on them and get the money the store has to pay for the mistakes.
     
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    What Meijer store were you at? There's two by me, the one in Chesterfield and the new one on Groesbeck.
     
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    I don't think it was the price shelving mistake. I think maybe they had a sticker on it. I've had many people try to do that to me at walmart. Also have had one family try to pull a switcheroo on the price stickers. Rang up a portable dvd player as a $5 coffee mug. Lets just say they didn't buy lots of items. Great though if they were priced wrong
     
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    I'm happy for ya, man. :) 

    I wish I could find em. I know I won't get a deal like that... but hopefully Walmart will keep it's $7.77 on deluxes going until I do. :) 
     
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    That's a good deal, but not worth the cost of living in Michigan.
     
  19. LatinJEM777

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    In response to some of the questions, I think a collector scooped them and hid them to get some money, as they left Cheetor in the next aisle. And I honestly didn't switch the tags. The deluxe cards themselves had the Meijer sticker price on them saying they were 6.99. I think an employee just marked the price incorrectly. I just happen to know my rights and took advantage of them. I didn't do anything unethical in my opinion, I'm just educated in knowing certain laws.

    And most of all, I certainly made sure I was as polite and said Thank You to the employee at the U-Scan and at the Customer Service as well. I remember dealing with jackasses at my old job. I don't want to be remembered as one of them.

    Oh, and it was the Meijer on Dix in Lincoln Park.
     
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