Illinois Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by Static Prime, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. josh5837

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    Thank you!
     
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    See yall tomorrow!!!
     
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    Yeah come by the bootha if you wanna see some VERY INTERESTING shit!
     
  4. josh5837

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    Im in madison wisconsin for the weekend, any shops in the area i should hit up?
     
  5. Pimpimus Prime

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    Got turned down at the register for Siege Leader Galaxy Optimus Prime at the Broadway Target today. Their scanners now show a date of 7/28, which is a long time for a single random $50 item to sit unsold in a closet at guest services, but what are ya gonna do
     
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    Same here got turned down yesterday
     
  8. josh5837

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    At this rate, your better off getting corporate involved, thats like what the 3rd time a street date was preventing a sale? Thats fishy
     
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    I believe it’s a contractual thing. Hasbro doesn't want the newest stuff sent out before release so the older stuff has time to go off the shelves. But that honestly shouldn’t matter since Hasbro made their money already when they reach the Target Warehouses anyway.
     
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    Was it out on the store floor, normally once its out on the sales floor they have to sell it I've worked Retail for about 8 years thats one of the basic rules of retail, what you should do is take a picture of it and bring it to a manager or bring it if were out to a manger chances are they will sell it
     
  11. Esquilax79

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    Reissue Minibots - 1x Warpath, 1x Gears, a few of Bumblebee
    Siege Deluxe - full case of wave 2
     
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    I have been working retail for over 20 years, and there is no such "Basic Rule". If there is a strict street date and the register system is set up to prevent the sale of items that have a strict street date, then the store can refuse the sale. A Customer getting an $50 item early is not worth the risk of having a manufacturer/publisher stop providing merch, chain wide, because a strict street date was broken. There is no exception without repercussion to the chain. Sell that new James Patterson Book before the street date, and the publisher can refuse to sell your chain any future merch.

    Now the Galaxy force issue is a bit different because it is not a strict street date set by Hasbro (otherwise it would have a DO NOT OPEN BEFORE (THIS DATE) on the box). This is a street date set by Target, and in that case, Target can make exceptions to its own street date. These street dates are usually set because the store is doing a merchandising reset on a certain date, and they want to make sure they have full shelves when the product is set. They have to send the merch early so it is ready to be set on the proper date. If they sell all of the new merch early, they will either have empty shelves OR a bunch of OLD Merch in the new set. Yes they made their money early, but the empty old displays will hurt future business of a store. Think about all of those times Target or Walmart got in Merch early, then went a LONG TIME before getting anything new. I'm sure some of you thought " wow they take forever to get new stuff" and you are less likely to go to that location in the future.

    It's all about marketing.
     
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    Per another website, Red Alert/Brunt/Refraktor were spotted at a Meijer store. Not in this state sadly, but if there's a Meijer near you, might be a good place to hunt.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    I live close to St. Louis so the closest one to me is Springfield IL, I think..may have to just wait it out.
     
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    That Target on Broadway put that leader Galaxy Force Optimus Prime back on the shelf. This is ridiculous.
     

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    That is so effing weak!!
     
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    That's my normal neighborhood Target for groceries and stuff, so I have had to bring it to the desk three times now and it just keeps getting put back. Looking forward to number four.
     
  19. Wreckgar

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    I love it still has a note on it and was still reshopped.
     
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    My local target is doing the same thing I attempted to buy the same one twice and they keep putting it back on the shelf