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[LEGO] OFFICIAL LEGO THREAD - New TRU and other general things

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Chapters/Indigo 2.95
Walmart 3.28
Toys R Us 3.49

Wazzup with the increase?
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r1chard wrote:
Apr 9th, 2011 6:38 pm
Chapters/Indigo 2.95
Walmart 3.28
Toys R Us 3.49

Wazzup with the increase?

You found some? I checked the WM at Steeles/Markham and I couldnt find any
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I thought I read that the grand opening was in may?
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Bulwark wrote:
Apr 11th, 2011 8:29 pm
What exactly is a soft opening? Does that mean they just open for business with no special sales?
Open for business without grand opening day sales & prizes usually.
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r1chard wrote:
Apr 9th, 2011 6:38 pm
Chapters/Indigo 2.95
Walmart 3.28
Toys R Us 3.49

Wazzup with the increase?

I just noticed on S@H, they are now $3.49 on there too....I'm sure Lego hiked the prices cuz they know they are an easy sale and they'll still sell. I'm pretty sure the cost to make/ship didn't go up 17%.

And people whine over Tim Horton's raising their prices by a dime today!??!?
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robskot wrote:
Apr 12th, 2011 2:54 am
I just noticed on S@H, they are now $3.49 on there too....I'm sure Lego hiked the prices cuz they know they are an easy sale and they'll still sell. I'm pretty sure the cost to make/ship didn't go up 17%.
Cheaper to buy them overseas by the box of 60. Even after shipping and taxes my cost per minifigure has been $2 CDN for series 2/3/4 so far. Then just sell/trade your extras. Paying $3.49+tax is fine if you want the entertainment value of the "try to collect them all" game. A sealed box of 60 usually guarantees 2 or 3 complete sets.
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dingmah wrote:
Apr 12th, 2011 2:09 am
Open for business without grand opening day sales & prizes usually.

Bingo.


So it gives time to train staff etc before the 'official' opening. The grand opening is where you're going to get the freebies / prizes and possibly sales (see Canada_7s link)

Soft Opening is also he time where they install all the LEGO displays - both actual retail sets and custom Lego store sets (not avaliable for purchase). I'll be there helping setup - though sadly I won't be around for the grand opening, it would have been nice to meet some fellow LEGO-RFDers
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moopoo wrote:
Apr 12th, 2011 3:51 am
Cheaper to buy them overseas by the box of 60. Even after shipping and taxes my cost per minifigure has been $2 CDN for series 2/3/4 so far. Then just sell/trade your extras. Paying $3.49+tax is fine if you want the entertainment value of the "try to collect them all" game. A sealed box of 60 usually guarantees 2 or 3 complete sets.

Where you ordering the cases from? Link?
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moopoo wrote:
Apr 12th, 2011 3:51 am
Cheaper to buy them overseas by the box of 60. Even after shipping and taxes my cost per minifigure has been $2 CDN for series 2/3/4 so far. Then just sell/trade your extras. Paying $3.49+tax is fine if you want the entertainment value of the "try to collect them all" game. A sealed box of 60 usually guarantees 2 or 3 complete sets.

Good point, too bad I stopped after series 2. :)
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DIODIO wrote:
Apr 14th, 2011 11:22 am
Good point, too bad I stopped after series 2. :)

I stopped after series 3. The first set was exciting and new, but I don't feel the same anymore for the newer sets. They are too much of a hassle to decode, getting too expensive, and vastly overproduced.
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appleb wrote:
Apr 15th, 2011 9:43 am
I stopped after series 3. The first set was exciting and new, but I don't feel the same anymore for the newer sets. They are too much of a hassle to decode, getting too expensive, and vastly overproduced.

+1 I stopped after series 3 as well. I actually still have a full unopened series 1 set that I bought off ebay due to the excitement. Another problem I have is where to put the finished minifigs. I ended up crafting a shelf topped with baseplates, but it's full now (of minifigs and advent calendar creations)

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