Ongoing Target DPCI log and new/restocked/shipped/preorder thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by BenjaminXavier, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. cire87

    cire87 'til all are dead.

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    So today I went to Target to get the new Cyberverse Optimus and Megatron (cause they're having a sale buy one get the other half off).
    I get to the counter and apparently their system said they can't sell them til 6/1.
    I was like then why are they on the shelf?
    They're like "we don't know but we're gonna have to talk them all off".
    Funny thing is, I even told them this, about a month ago I bought Bumblebee and Shockwave.
     
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  2. LSyd

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    I had the same experience. Two rude managers, one nice one, talking via radio to some supreme manager on break. I gently asked and got a gift card for my frustration.

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  3. cire87

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    I say they did it on purpose cause of the buy one and get the other half off sale right now.

    Even one of the employees were confused cause they've seen those out on the shelves for weeks and normally when they get stuff that has a specific date, they don't get it 3 months in advance but normally a week.
     
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  4. BenjaminXavier

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    These streetdates are a mistake on Target's part.
     
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  5. cire87

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    Messaged Target via Facebook about this and this is what they had to say
    "Thank you for the follow up with the specific item. Currently we are seeing that this specific item does have a street date of June 1st, and that cannot be overridden at the store point of sale. The store will be taking what they have off of the sales floor, and we will also be sharing this with our Store Operations team, so we can make sure that merchandise is not put out for purchase prior to being able to be purchased. - Alec"
     
  6. Mirimus

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    This is why street dates are so fucking stupid. Now the stores will be losing out on potential sales by sitting on merchandise that can easily be purchased elsewhere.
     
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  7. ILoveDinobot

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    I never understood the reason for street dates. Here's an item on our shelf, whoops! You can't buy that.... Like, that's not how stores work. And you can argue things can't go out before shows/movies are out, but like a week or even a month really matters if the store has the shelf space? or "it's stopping scalpers" Nope, quite the opposite as there are people who already have the hot rod wave in hand.
     
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  8. BenjaminXavier

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    Street dates make sense for movies and music. As an example: a record company wants the CD to be released right when the hot single is just getting on the radio, they don't want a song to get lots of airplay before people can buy it.

    Toys it makes sense if you have (as an example) a giant Star Wars movie coming out and you want to hype everything up at the same time and get people into the stores to buy toys/shirts/backpacks/etc all at once then go see the movie that next weekend.

    For individual toys/waves it doesn't make sense. And I'd be willing to bet that these random Target "street dates" are an error in their system. There were reports of one figure in a case was street dated and the others werent, and they were all older and had been originally in Target months before (Springer, I think). I bet there's a field in their system that's supposed to be "order stock by" or "expected date" and for some reason that date is occasionally keyed into the "street date" instead.

    Of course, that doesn't mean anyone at the store can fix it, and calling Target's 800 number won't get you anywhere. If someone brought it up to Hasbro at a convention they *might* be able to get it fixed, but that doesn't mean it won't happen on something else 3 months later.
     
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  9. Pimpimus Prime

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    Has Target gone back to using the assortment DPCI's for Transformers? I bought a deluxe and a voyager today and was surprised that the receipt didn't have the individual DPCI's. Just the ones for the size class assortments.
     
  10. TFXProtector

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    They've been doing this for a long time, now.
    The individual ones are for internal computer systems and .com orders. Stores still use the assortments, and they're the same as Siege.
     
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  11. Pimpimus Prime

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    Yeah, I thought they had switched Transformers over to this system at stores like they did with Black Series, etc. Either way.. Its been awhile since i've bought a Transformer at Target. Was just surprised.
     
  12. ILoveDinobot

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    The voice actor was denied his bee toys too. From his Twitter Screenshot_20200227-143352_Twitter.jpg
     
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  13. optimusmegas

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    that's hilarious....but disappointing.

    just get it on amazon bro that's where i got mine
     
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  14. TFXProtector

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    It's a pain in the neck, really. It makes searching awful, really.
     
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    He wanted to get the b1g1 50% off
     
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    So, uh, the release date for my pre-order on Cyberverse Deluxe Arcee just changed to... today. With a new estimated arrival of March 5th.

    Did this happen to anyone else? I'm assuming it's an error on Target's part; I can't imagine they've gotten a case of these in already.
     
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  17. Soundblaster1

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    Happened to me. I'm expecting to get wave 1 in the mail and going through a big hassle.
     
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    My hot rod changed to today!!!
     
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    I'm concerned that they were trying to fix the street date issue, but accidentally set all Cyberverse Deluxes to be marked as "in-stock" rather than having a release date in the future.
     
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  20. ILoveDinobot

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    Probably right since amazon didn't change pre order date. Screenshot_20200227-165807_Gmail.jpg