Posted by Paul on October 12, 2017 at 9:09 AM
JTA reader Mark sends us proof that his friend found him a BB-8 Playset for less than half. Click the image below to see how much.
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Was the price due to impatient clearance or typical Walmart buffoonery?
I’m guessing Walmart employee taking liberties with the price-change gun. He probably bought the third one or had someone else buy it.
No it was $89 for at least a week. Even marked as so on the shelf. We just managed to get to the store yesterday and get those 2 but the 3rd was also purchased yesterday since Brickseek did show 3 yesterday early.
Oh, how I have benefited from Walmart buffoonery over the years; on the other hand, I have also suffered from Walmart buffoonery over the years. Oh well, as they say: sun faced Buddha, moon faced Buddha.
I hate that my Wal-Mart seems to be run by only slightly incompetent people. I never benefit from buffoonery.
There’s nothing worse than mediocre incompetence.
Checked in brickseek and they are full price in my area
So what is the number on that receipt picture and what number are you suppose to search on brickseek?
Search DPCI: 087-06-8338
and SKU: 775877489 for WM
That’s not the right Walmart SKU.
Down to 129.99 on amazon
At $100 I’ll definitely grab it.
I’m going to try and see if target will price compare for 129.99 and then get the $25 off toy purchases over $100
If anyone attempts this let us know if it works. I won’t be able to hit target until after work tonight.
Plus save another 5% with your Redcard.
Let us know if that works and I’m in.
That’s what I’m thinking as well. I do want it.
I have no desire for that thing at even $50, except for the Snoke 5poa. I don’t like how it turn’s into BB-8. Would of rahther of had a more Screen accurate Playset, that has to be assembled. But i guess that’s what the Black Series and TVC is for, screen accuracy over playability. For the 5poa’s something like that is appropriate.
it’s not as awful as you guys think.
it’s going to be my ‘starting point’ for this-
Seeing it loaded with Fig’s your right, it’s not that bad at all. It’s better than no Playset that’s for sure. I have just never really worked to complete the 5poa’s, i only go for certain ones.
That seems like a more accurate price. Walmart sells other large playsets for $89.
I’ve only seen the pictures of this thing but the $200 price tag seems completely ludicrous. $89 though sounds much more appropriate!
The UPC on the receipt doesn’t match the UPC of the Mega BB-8 playset. Unless my info is wrong.
Add a zero and drop the 7? Walmart is cray.
If I remember correctly from working there a long time ago, the first and last little numbers in the corners of the upc aren’t relevant to scanning or something like that.
SW toys have become retail cancer. Everywhere you go stuff is rotting and there is plenty of TFA merchandise still available two years later. there are some great videos on Youtube showing the state of SW toys from a guy called WorldclassBSr’s. It matches my retail area exactly, SAD!
Not at all surprised if Episode IX crap is only available online given how dire things are now.
Yep, I did see that awhile back. I picture that guy and Paul pretty much best friends.
I might be interested in this for that price. I haven’t seen any at my local Walmarts though. Just one at my local Target and three or four at my local TRU. I’d say it’s a maybe at $89 and a definite at $50.
This type of thing isn’t my bag at all, but I really didn’t think the retail price was inappropriate. This is a bargain.
My Walmart doesn’t even carry the BB8 playset.
Exactly, I’ve never seen it. I’ve been to 5 Walmarts, I don’t understand.
My Walmart doesn’t even carry anything 3.75 except the basic figures. Even those are only a handful and been that way since FF. Tons of fake lazer swords though. But hey there isn’t a distro problem or anything.
I used some TRU coupons and discounts to get mine and I love it. It’s a glorious display piece. When it’s in playset mode you can’t see the BB-8 parts, it just looks like a playset. It’s a little bittersweet for me, though, because it reminds me so much of the old Kenner Death Star Station playset that I’d love to see re-imagined in the Vintage Collection.
Kohl’s though. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/eab9e2b602ec76f8e9f3cfc21149555f75a7adbab1be9820b24808cee861db75.png
But they have Star Wars 10% off! wow discount!!!
And look, it use to be $249.99 for some reason so you are saving that also!
Priced jacked back up at target. Hopefully Amazon doesn’t bump back up before I can go price compare tonight.
Speaking of Walmart, stopped in today and there is no sign of anything being on order for 3.75 TBS. Early November was it? Or did Hasbro already blow its load and no more are coming. That’d be swell.
November 1st is the date on the box. I expect to see nothing.
Dang, why can’t I ever get one of these lucky deals!? Smart fella to buy 2, I’d sell the other one for a premium at this point…and I HATE scalpers, but that’s just foolish not to. I’m guessing a lot of international buyers can’t find them yet and will pay higher to get it.
I would probably buy it at that price, looks like an awesome TOY for kids and a decent display piece for collectors.
checked Brickseek and the only walmart that has it is 50 miles away and in the middle of NO where. Meanwhile I am in the suburbs of a major city with 10 walmarts all with in 20 miles and they have squat for 3.75 stuff.
Haven’t seen this thing since Force Friday.
Not in LA. These are still full price around here and Disneyland just got these in this week.
If anyone in the DFW area wants the 2nd one for cost let me know.
Picked one up at target, price compared with Amazon for $129.99 and then got $25 off.
Interested in getting this for the kiddo for Christmas. May attempt tomorrow if the price holds steady on Amazon. Any tips? Did you say upfront you wanted to pricematch AND use a coupon?
Yes, took it to guestbservices and got the price match. Then had the coupon ready to scan in my phone. She didn’t even have time to think. Target wants to take away my brickseek, I’ll get $95 bucks off my damned playset!
Price is up to $154 on Amazon.
Essentially Amazon and target were pricing against themselves. Amazon bumped it down to 180 to reflect the target price. Then Amazon took off an additional 25 to the 155 price to match the Target 25 off coupon. That’s when I decided to price match and then get an additional 25 off. That price war benefitted me.
Hey Mr. Harrison, can’t wait for the review on this !! I take it, you just don’t have it yet.
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