Target movie scout 2-packs up at Walmart web site

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  1. gargunkle

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    Wow.. just when I thought the price of Walmart's exclusives couldn't get any more ridiculous.
     
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    Thanks for playing Wal-Mart. I guess you're too busy tackling your customers to figure out how to set reasonable price points.
     
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    Oh wow... It has begun! They have finally grown so large that they can charge whatever they want because they are the only store left!
    (Seriously though, $30 Wtf?! Good thing I got these last year).
     
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    Who set these prices? It's bad enough that movie scouts are $10, but how does 10 + 10 = 30?
     
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    10 dollar repackaging fee.
     
  7. Tim Formas

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    It's an error. Considering they were selling a deluxe two-pack for $27, this isn't going to be selling for $30. I'll bet a kidney on it.
     
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    I agree, I wouldn't be surprised if these are gonna be a black friday sale item maybe for $13. Considering they had the Cybertron 2 packs 2 years ago as part of a black friday sale. It would be easy for someone to mishear thirteen and think they said thirty.
     
  9. grimlock1972

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    god i hope thats an error as i would not mind getting both sets
     
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    I'm sure that's an error. Wal-Mart usually has good prices and that's more of a rip off than the Rite Aid "Warriors of Three Worlds" pack.
     
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    An error to make their Black Friday price look like one hell of a deal? :lol 
     

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    Is that supposed to say $9? That's a lot better than the $30 on the website.
     
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    Yeah, it's $9. (I've edited my previous post to include the page with the missing dollar sign.)
     
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    Got the rest of the ad as well? ;) 
     
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    old marketing trick then get one price out there then drop it to a planned sale price to make it look better than it already is
     
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    That's called "Headroom for rollback pricing". Gotta get discounts somewhere right? Why not have them come from the overpriced starting point?
     
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    $30? Dammit, Hasbro.
     
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    it was expensive for Walmart to buy them all off Target and repackage them.
     
  19. Mr. Sparklebot

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    Yeah, but this is just plain ridiculous. No one would ever think these cost $30 in the first place - but what do they care, they're getting a great deal :rolleyes: .
     
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    Occurs to me that maybe they just wanted to have them in the system early and the $30 is just to discourage people from buying them - and yet if anyone does buy them WM makes out like a bandit. Win-win for WM.
     

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