K-Mart Pricing

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  1. Optimus Layne

    Optimus Layne Autobot Commander

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    i stopped by k-mart just awhile ago to get some pens and notecards for work and i went by the toy isle to see if they had any new transformers figures and the leader class figures are selling at $54.69 or something like that i didnt have my phone on me but i couldnt take a picture but whats up with that with target and walmart sellings them at $39
     
  2. Red Alert

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    I just bought a leader premium prime from my kmart this morning for 44.99+tax.

    That must be a wrong tag
     
  3. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    My Kmart also charges $54.99 for leaders. Everything else is a dollar or so more than average, though.
     
  4. Hyperion

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    Every TF at my Kmart has an extra $5 tacked on. (Leaders $45, Voyagers $25, etc.)
     
  5. Red Alert

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    THEY ARE CHARGING 55 DOLLARS?????? THAT IS JUST WRONG.QUICK SOMEONE CALL WEIGHTS AND MEASURES:lol 
     
  6. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    10 to 1 I'll be there tomorrow (today if I rush some things when I get home)... Do you want photographic evidence for even further lulz?
     
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    The correct answer is, K-mart sucks. And this is just one of the MANY reasons it's barely a real company anymore.
     
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    I would LOVE to only pay $54.99 for a leader. As it stand I pay $60-$70. *grumbles about the US and it's artificially low toy prices*
     
  9. Ziero

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    Kaybees by me do the same thing throwing on an extra 3-10 bucks a toy.

    Sorry but no, I will not be buying a Movie Legends 2 pack for 12 bucks.
     
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    K-Mart is horrible for almost everything, especially Transformers. I remember my mom was so happy about getting me a transformer at K-Mart that was on sale. I asked her how much, turns out it was still $1 more than everywhere else.
     
  11. Optimus Layne

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    i got you covered

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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Thanks. :D 

    Also, is Kmart on crack?
     
  13. Optimus Layne

    Optimus Layne Autobot Commander

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    the fast action battlers were $15.99 and the deluxes were $11.99
     
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    No wonder they're going out of business
     
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    Steevy Maximus Movie Megs eats your soul

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    Yeah, I'm all for paying a bit of premium to buy at other places besides Walmart, but $55 is over 25% higher than Hasbro's MSRP. Once you break 10% or a few dollars above MSRP, it becomes gouging, not covering your costs.

    I just feel there is just something REALLY wrong when I can order a Leader class from HTS, get it sent to me without dealing with retail morons (employees and/or customers) AND get it cheaper than a brick and mortar location, a mass market retailer at that!

    (Quick figure, it would cost me just under $47 to have HTS send me a Leader figure, without any discounts, WTF Kmart?!)
     
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    They all undercut certain things and markup others, but K-Mart's strategy of marking up their toys is pretty wack. I wonder what percentage of revenue comes from their toy department?
     
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    if its anything like drugstore/supermarket its under 5-10%

    otc drugs 20-30%more with pharmacy
    cosmetics30-40%
    seasonal 10%
    hardware/appliances/electronics 20-30%
    clothing 10%

    its been a while since i have seen weekly sales for a department store like kmart but this was about the norm
     

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