Official Ross/TJ Maxx/Marshalls/5 Below/Burlington/Ollie's/99 Cent Stores New Instock Items Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by GrimlockAutobot, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's Zvil!"

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    Okay.
     
  2. ZapRowsdower

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    Im bummed we discuss pranks rather than deals here. Wow, have things gotten bleak.
     
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  3. Megatron Unicronus

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    You said it.
     
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    LoneDragon I dare to be stupid!

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    Any chance of snagging me a Grimlock?

    Ollies today had more Optimus and Doubledealer, 2 opened Magnus Spoiler packs, and some Bombshock and Growl and Hot Rods micros.
     
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    Jhiaxus Liege Centuro

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    I just took an Optimus and Doubledealer back to my Ollie's after a lack of interest from anyone here to buy them.
     
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  6. G.B. Blackrock

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  7. daimchoc

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    So, their prices ends in .99 cents... Here we have the General Dollar Stores, where the prices are all dollar increments.
     
  8. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Nice find, I really need to track down a Singe. Really wish we had them up here by now, looks like they are mainly in Cali.
     
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  9. TheBeastman

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    Yeah but here's the thing...the store is called 99 cents ONLY, haha. So it's a bit stranger.
     
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    Yes, I got that. I'm just saying that their intent was to have prices with .99 cents.
     
  11. G.B. Blackrock

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    The intent was originally that everything was indeed 99 cents. That went out the window more than a decade ago. Nowadays, even your explanation doesn't work. Their prices are all ending in .9999 (four decimal places). Technically a dollar.

    In fact, despite my theorizing in that blog entry I linked to (which itself was written more than a decade ago), it's all a facade. My understanding now is that, even if you DID buy 100 items, you wouldn't save that penny implied by the .0001 shy of a dollar marked on the receipt.
     
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  12. TheBeastman

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    You know I've heard about this happening to a lot of "dollar" stores (or pound land or whatever other singular piece of currency store they have elsewhere), but I thought Dollar Tree would be the last bastion. Some people however reported them selling Authentics there for normal prices....not sure if this is universal though, haven't been to mine in a bit.
     
  13. G.B. Blackrock

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    I haven't gotten much in the way of Transformers at Dollar Tree recently (most recent TF stuff I got has been those figurines, and that was more than a year ago that I got those). I can affirm that I've seen a select few "more than a dollar" items, but that's VERY uncommon there.

    Compared to the 99 cent store, where $1.99, $2.99, $3.99, $5.99 and so on (oddly enough, on my most recent receipt, those prices ARE exactly those, and not, say, $1.9999...) are quite common.
     
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  14. TheDesuComplex

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    It's even weirder to me because I remember a few years back when they got in a bunch of Lego Dimensions stuff and left it at a dollar. Werent they the place that randomly found Generations GDO stock though, I swear that was marked at $5.
     
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    99cents store yeah, I believe so. That was real weird- just the one figure I think too, the highbrow repaint.

    I wouldn't know exactly, none of them where i'm at. :( 
     
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    >Me who got his Singe from a collector's shop back when Earthrise Wave 2 started hitting Cali.

    I just hope more of the Battlemasters show up soon... I low-key want a Blowpipe for my TR Triggerhappy, and a Firedrive for my SS86 Hot Rod.
     
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    Dang I didn't see your post, I would have liked to grab the ER OP, I really just want it for the trailer...
     
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  18. Astroscream

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    Anyone else spot the Botbots Series 3 Arcade packs at Ross for 14.99?? They have all 6....
     
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    Not yet but I'll be looking! Was #6 the pack with all new figures?
     
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    Yes. the number is on the back on the right edge....
     
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