Target Store Price Increase!?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Ceerad, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Ceerad

    Ceerad Well-Known Member

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    Found these lovely new price tags at the Target in Fairfield, NJ.
    Hopefully these are at this single store and not a sign of things to come.
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  2. Joe Moore

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    Toy price adjustments are not news. Moved.
     
  3. Ceerad

    Ceerad Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Joe, wasn't sure where to put that one.
     
  4. Waverider

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    Why are you surprised? It happens every year after the holidays.
     
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    It could just be the management at that store curveing the prices up, it is January and that is a slow time for most stores on toy sales. So it could just be them maximizeing profit for what little sales they have at this time.

    As the spring and summer lineup gets in gear it could easily drop down to something reasonable.
     
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  6. Matty

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    Target stores in Arizona have DLX priced at 11.89. No real increase here.
     
  7. Haloid1177

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    My Target still has the DLX figures for $10.
     
  8. Optimus Vader

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    How is this not news?

    Anyway, that sucks to hear. My local Target is back to $11.89 (or whatever weird close to $12 price scheme they go with), so I held off from buying a few NEST figs and went to Walmart, but unfortunately they're back to their original prices too ($45 for Leaders & $12ish for Deluxes).
     
  9. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good TFW2005 Supporter

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    Because it varies from store to store.
     
  10. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Same here for prices returning to the normal. It sucks, but it does happen.
     
  11. Optimus Vader

    Optimus Vader Banned

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    Ohhhhh! Thanks for the explanation.

    It's still news.
     
  12. Haloid1177

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    How can it be news if it is only at one store? While it might spread, one store increasing prices is not news. Imagine if every price change Wal-Mart did made it on the front page. Every Wal-Mart has different clearance prices, so you can't say it is news since it is at ONE store.
     
  13. Optimus Vader

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    I don't really care, Chuck. You could probably make a legit case for it belonging in quite a few different threads. If anything it should probably have been posted in NJ sightings. I just think it's funny when mods here move something and leave a smug comment as if what the person (kids too) just made the dumbest move of their life.
     
  14. Haloid1177

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    The mod didn't make a snide comment. He simply said that it didn't belong in the News section, and moved it. A lot of times they sound harsh because they have to constantly move threads of the same type. I see at least 10 threads a month posted in the News section about price increases. Wouldn't you be sick of having to move them constantly when you tell them the rules constantly? I know I would.
     
  15. Optimus Vader

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    No, I wouldn't. Idiots are annoying, but I'm the admin on two websites and if you get into this (moderating a site) then you should've known what you were getting into.

    Sometimes it's tough to tell if the person is a foreigner or a kid, but I've seen a few smug comments towards people for making message board mistakes.
     
  16. Grimlock_13

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    How about you guys just leave it up to the people in charge to decide whether its news or not, eh?
     
  17. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good TFW2005 Supporter

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    But the mods don't make harsh comments only towards kids or foreigners, as you said. They do it to whoever is making a useless thread or comment. Kinda like what we are doing now.

    I concede.
     
  18. Optimus Vader

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    I concede too.
     
  19. Ethereal

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    Oh well.

    I'm of the opinion that if a $1 increase is that much of a problem or a strain on your finances, you probably shouldn't be buying toys in the first place.

    Now, if it was suddenly $20+ for a Deluxe, there's something to get up in arms about.
     
  20. Digilaut

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    Don't you guys ever visit Europe, you think that extra dollar is making it expensive?

    Lucky bastards!
     

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