Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by Maverick Hunter Christian, Jun 28, 2003.
Walmarts are open. They only typically close for Christmas Day.
I just looked it up and was about to update my post.
And for maybe 4 hours on Thanksgiving, to prepare for Black Friday.
Chambersburg Walmart has already t of Wave 2 core figures and SS leader Grimlocks plus some RED figures.
I want Netflix Soundwave
Does anyone know if Shippensbug Walmart have him?
Nope. That store has never had them.
Walmart - norristown/trooper rd
1ea Movie cliffjumper, dorm soundwave & topspin.
Walmart - exton
Netflix soundwave still here but beyblade cover is gone.
Moved it foot to left behind monopoly pks.
3 ss blurrs still there.
That’s 2 hours away, I want the figure but not that badly.
Ask the guy to grab it?
For anyone who’s into it, Walmart in Boothwyn has several 10” exclusive Optimus Prime Funko Pop. I got one.
I somehow got 2 deep covers from pulse. Anyone want the second one?
So what's happening here? If being in stock it appears that 6 + a week or two after the last time I noticed any kind of inventory. Sometime early yesterday it shows up at 6 Plus again. Other stores I've seen go from 6 to 4 or 5 and then out of stock as well. If I put an order in for one or three or 6 varying it's canceled every single time. Are these or are these not in store if not why does the inventory go up so many then disappear and then go back up again with no product coming in?
Of course calling ahead is completely pointless because no one ever actually answered at Walmart. What is going on? I d just marking an inventory that isn't there or is it there and no one ever sees it in like 15 different stores?
That kind of mini-Target over in Devon or Wayne or where. It's on Lancaster Ave.
Anyway, happened by there today and they had 3 of the Studio Series Grimlock and 1 Blurr, in case anyone in that area was looking for them still
Took a survey on a walmart receipt a week ago and complained about lack of transformers, today Wilkes-Barre walmart has a cheetor and a deep cover. Target has cv / kingdom arcees core op rattrap and vertebreak
Altoona / State College folks - Bickel's Surplus has 5-6 Kingdom leader Primes and BW Megs for $32.50 each.
In the back, not being worked or properly unloaded from the trailer. It's gotten to the point that the semi just drops the trailer and leaves, as well as the semis that take their trailers with them. The workers they have right now don't actually work in the toys department, it's up to the department team lead (that's what they're called now) to do that work. That's one person, it's an overwhelming mess.
So every time I order they just wipe the inventory and get 12 more in and the first 12 and the next 12 are just in the back at zero for months? Just waiting to disappear because not in inventory?
Yes and no. If they're using the devices to "zero" out the inventory, the management needs to be told. When they do that, they throw off the entire count and chalk it up to them all being stolen since they're not on the shelves (the handheld device will say they have 8 (if Deluxes) on the floor and location as well). I shop at the Hermitage PA Walmart (close to the Ohio border) and the guy has zeroed out on me at least twice and refuses to go in the back to look for them saying there's no location, no bin, they're supposed to be on the floor and if they're not they're either sold or stolen. In reality, the system assumes they'll unload the trailer, break down the pallet, and that these items are on the shelves when they're not. It's definitely the human element that's the problem at Walmart currently.
Now? They don't even have to go in the back for you, anymore. New policy states they're not even really supposed to check items for you, let alone go in the back and get them for you. If you want them, you either have to be there when they put 'em out, or do a mobile pickup order in which they'll (a person specifically for curbside/pickup) grab the assortment and not the specific figure you're looking for.
It's a real pain in the butt.
If they do end up doing it the way you're describing (which is still very possible due to human error, but generally not the usual way they do things, now), that's when we see the massive amounts of overstock in off-seasons such as late Summer/Early Fall when everyone else is on wave 3 and they're still unpacking wave 1. This year, Walmart's been better about getting things in stock on time and keeping it relevant, it's just finding someone to actually do the work that's the problem. The result ends up being the same because the people never worked the pallets/cases, to begin with, and the system/warehouse will send more (because they received more) and we end up with 30 SS86 Grimlocks at one store, zero at another.
Target's system is nicer. They won't zero, it won't reorder until they've sold through the current allotment. (Or at least down to a low enough number to trigger a restock.) Walmart just shoves stuff off to the side and then piles it on top of other stuff.
Oh yeah, sightings.
Yesterday Chambersburg Target really didn't have anything new. Saw a Blackarachnia, SS Grimlock and a lot of Buzzworthy stuff.
Did see some Star Wars playsets that included Cara Dune, so that was surprising.
Pulse appears to have Kingdom Magnus in stock. I placed an order. We will see if it ships...
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