Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by GrimlockAutobot, Sep 6, 2011.
Im bummed we discuss pranks rather than deals here. Wow, have things gotten bleak.
You said it.
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.
I just took an Optimus and Doubledealer back to my Ollie's after a lack of interest from anyone here to buy them.
Found Rung, Pteraxadon, and Singe at the (so-called) 99 Cents Only Store (which has been an inaccurate name for years now). Alhambra, CA.
So, their prices ends in .99 cents... Here we have the General Dollar Stores, where the prices are all dollar increments.
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.
Yeah but here's the thing...the store is called 99 cents ONLY, haha. So it's a bit stranger.
Yes, I got that. I'm just saying that their intent was to have prices with .99 cents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
>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.
Dang I didn't see your post, I would have liked to grab the ER OP, I really just want it for the trailer...
Anyone else spot the Botbots Series 3 Arcade packs at Ross for 14.99?? They have all 6....
Not yet but I'll be looking! Was #6 the pack with all new figures?
Yes. the number is on the back on the right edge....
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