Search found 107 matches

by calvinwashere2
Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: LEGO Retailer Discussions & Availability
Topic: Lego Employee Discount
Replies: 18
Views: 8228

Re: Lego Employee Discount

I heard or read somewhere that Lego employees get to designer their own minifig and give those out as calling cards (but this may limited only to corporate and/or designers)...would be nice if store employees has that option as well, but not likely since I haven't seen any store employee hand out mi...
by calvinwashere2
Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: LEGO Sales & Deals (USA)
Topic: Border's - 33% off one item
Replies: 0
Views: 121

Border's - 33% off one item

Selection isn't that great and from what I've seen they jack up their retail prices so the coupon minus the tax makes it an "ok" deal. Here's a link to the coupon for reward members (sign-up for this is free) good for today, 8/1. It started a couple days ago, but I didn't see it until today. http://...
by calvinwashere2
Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: LEGO Retailer Discussions & Availability
Topic: Lego Store in Canada?
Replies: 35
Views: 10026

Re: Lego Store in Canada?

It all sounds like a nice idea to work for Lego and get a discount in the process, but I'm sure if one were to take it up as a job...it'll start to lose some of its magic (or maybe not for some people)...some of the fun is not having to deal w/ irate customers not having the sets they want, etc...
by calvinwashere2
Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: LEGO Retailer Discussions & Availability
Topic: Lego Employee Discount
Replies: 18
Views: 8228

Lego Employee Discount

Just curious, what kind of discount (%) does Lego employees gets? When new sets comes out or when there's sales, do they get first dibs on it? I would imagine it'd be pretty easy to get a set of Series 1 mini-figs if one were collecting them as an employee, true?
by calvinwashere2
Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: LEGO Sales & Deals (USA)
Topic: Borders 40% off list price of one item
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Borders 40% off list price of one item

I managed to pick up the Indie set, Fight on the Flying Wing for around $38 before tax but after discount. Not bad too shabby after discount considering they jacked up the retail price of the set to $62, wasn't list for this supposed to be $50?
by calvinwashere2
Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: LEGO Themes & LEGO Reviews
Topic: What will 10216 do to 10199?
Replies: 8
Views: 2136

Re: What will 10216 do to 10199?

I think scenario 2 is the most likely, but if Lego starts to sell the toy shop again it will be at the same price. If they don't and it's all secondary market then it'll definitely be scenario 2.
by calvinwashere2
Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: LEGO Sales & Deals (USA)
Topic: Borders 40% off list price of one item
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Borders 40% off list price of one item

Hmm, not bad... I just signed up for their membership and will see what I find at a nearby Border's.
by calvinwashere2
Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: LEGO Retailer Discussions & Availability
Topic: August 2010 Calendar (US)
Replies: 17
Views: 5571

Re: August 2010 Calendar (US)

Also, an interesting thing to note: It's not necessarily 3 full minififgures, it's $10 for 15 pieces. So if you don't want/need torsos or legs, you could buy 5 heads, 5 hats, and 5 accessories, or any combination thereof. Yeah but then the people at the checkout think that you're some kind of sadis...
by calvinwashere2
Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: LEGO Sales & Deals (USA)
Topic: Borders 40% off list price of one item
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Borders 40% off list price of one item

What kinds of sets are at Border's? I don't recall ever seeing any, but then again I haven't been in a while. If you got something recently, what did you pick up from Bordrers with this coupon?
by calvinwashere2
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: LEGO Sales & Deals (USA)
Topic: TRU reward members gets 20% one-time use coupon
Replies: 16
Views: 934

Re: TRU reward members gets 20% one-time use coupon

Yeah, I've received those $5 off coupons before. What's annoying is that if you get more than one $5 off coupon they don't let you use it on the same visit and worst it's spread out so that only one applies per month...but I guess a discount is a discount and if one were to buy anyhow it's better t...
by calvinwashere2
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: LEGO Sales & Deals (USA)
Topic: TRU reward members gets 20% one-time use coupon
Replies: 16
Views: 934

Re: TRU reward members gets 20% one-time use coupon

slacker wrote:Did you get the coupon in an email or it actually came by mail? the $5 and $10 coupons I get are by mail.
The $5 coupons comes in the mail. the 20% one-time use coupon was via email.
by calvinwashere2
Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: LEGO Sales & Deals (USA)
Topic: TRU reward members gets 20% one-time use coupon
Replies: 16
Views: 934

Re: TRU reward members gets 20% one-time use coupon

Nope, in-store only...they want you to spend on gas AND buy something else while you're there. :lol:
by calvinwashere2
Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: LEGO Sales & Deals (USA)
Topic: TRU reward members gets 20% one-time use coupon
Replies: 16
Views: 934

Re: TRU reward members gets 20% one-time use coupon

Yeah, I've received those $5 off coupons before. What's annoying is that if you get more than one $5 off coupon they don't let you use it on the same visit and worst it's spread out so that only one applies per month...but I guess a discount is a discount and if one were to buy anyhow it's better to...
by calvinwashere2
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: LEGO Sales & Deals (USA)
Topic: TRU reward members gets 20% one-time use coupon
Replies: 16
Views: 934

TRU reward members gets 20% one-time use coupon

Not sure if this is the right forum since this "offer" only applies if you're already a TRU customer who signed up for their rewards program...anyways, there's an email from TRU for 20% a single item and doesn't appear to be restricted to on any of the Lego sets, but it's in-store only and the coupo...
by calvinwashere2
Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: LEGO Creations & IDEAS
Topic: [MOC] Phoenix Fireball
Replies: 24
Views: 6492

Re: [MOC] Phoenix Fireball

Vynsane, some good points and tips you brought up. I learned a couple things just from what you said that I'll keep in mind for the future, thanks for sharing those insights!
by calvinwashere2
Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: General LEGO Discussions
Topic: Wish you got it sooner...
Replies: 34
Views: 5934

Re: Wish you get it sooner...

legitimatealex wrote: Moral of the story: if there is a set you really want never hesitate to save up and by it before it is too late!
Well said and speaking from lessons learned.
by calvinwashere2
Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: General LEGO Discussions
Topic: Wish you got it sooner...
Replies: 34
Views: 5934

Re: Wish you get it sooner...

I'm in this situation with the Agents Robo Attack set - it apparently started getting cleared out right around the time I came out of my Dark Ages (this past Christmas) but I didn't realize that because my local TRU still had a bunch (but, of course, marked up above MSRP) so I didn't buy it during ...
by calvinwashere2
Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: General LEGO Discussions
Topic: Wish you got it sooner...
Replies: 34
Views: 5934

Wish you got it sooner...

Another post asked the question of which set did you regret buying, in this one I want to ask which set did you regret not buying SOONER? :o I'll start, I first saw Cafe Corner on an after Xmas sale a couple years ago. At the time I didn't have a lot of room at my place and my child was too young to...
by calvinwashere2
Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: LEGO Creations & IDEAS
Topic: [MOC] Phoenix Fireball
Replies: 24
Views: 6492

Re: [MOC] Phoenix Fireball

Nice work Vynsane! The combination is well executed and the mix of figures makes it very unique. Do you typically design in digital designer first? How much time did it take to put this together if you had to estimate all your sessions (assuming it wasn't an over-nighter which would make it all the ...
by calvinwashere2
Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: LEGO Sales & Deals (USA)
Topic: Architecture Sets on sale at Buy.com
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Architecture Sets on sale at Buy.com

funnypeople wrote:Lots of places offering architecture on sale now. Can't wait for the white house :)
FYI, you can get the White House set from deepdiscount.com for $4 off the listed price w/ free shipping.