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yea, me too!BrickUpdate wrote:I'd love to see photos of That Guy's haul! Congrats!
PAB Box at the door: Some stores got a freebie to fill today while other had no freebie and no boxes were allowed to be filled at other stores.
PAB Box for $75: Some stores limited 1 per customer, other honored 1 per $75 spent
Holiday set #1: Some stores had them for sale, others had zero (understandable but still a variance)
Holiday set #2: All stores had them but some sold them and others didn't
Open Boxes: Some had them, some didn't (normal operation in the stores but still a variance)
Discount Cards: Some stores handed them out at the door (ideal situation), and some waited until the register and caused extra delays.
Just my observations.
That being said, I did enjoy the event. I wasn't expecting much. It was a good morning to chat with other AFOLs while filling a PaB holiday box. It was an extra opportunity to pull a 50% off. And I was able to get PaB cases for 10% off. I didn't buy any sets that day. Just the PaB cases and some of the holiday ornaments.
Without mentioning anything, you are accepting reality, although they might be more than accommodating. It's up to you if you want to feel like a tool, but I think you should give them a chance to make it right.that guy wrote:Honestly I might have picked up a couple, but it's not worth the hassle and I'm sure their official position is that the offer didn't stack anyways. It's just the principle of the whole thing. I feel like a tool for believing they were actually going to showcase the entire BF showcase of products and pricing for the invited VIP's.
I'm not glad that you feel you were screwed and that Lego took advantage of you, but I never liked the idea of an invitation only event for Lego fans in general. Initially I was jealous because I think I buy a fair amount of Lego and live within a reasonable distance to their Lego store, I just don't buy a lot through them, usually through other places. After I saw what lego had planned and how it was executed I am glad I wasn't invited. I think everyone should have had the exact same access to deals which turned out to be the case in the end. What is VIP VIP anyways?that guy wrote:I realize this thread is all but dead, but now that the Black Friday ordeal is over I only have one thing to say. Thanks a freaking lot Lego for inviting me to a special event where I was supposed to get the "BF Deals early", and in fact got screwed by spending most of my money expecting that nothing new would pop up Friday that I didn't see on Saturday morning. And what do I find?? Every other yokel who didn't get invited actually got a better deal than anyone who did get invited. That's an F'd up message to send to those people who are supposed to be your best customers. What a crock of garbage that they went through all the effort only have half their guest lists actually show up (clearly the smarter ones), and now I find that I was a sucker for being one of those that did. Sure I had a chance to get a 50% (and consequently pulled one and spent a chunk of change), but so did all the other people who showed on on BF PLUS they got the killer deals to boot and most stores were stacking the savings. I hope they get their act together next year and create a truly unique event where there's actually a reason for people to show up besides a fancy lanyard.
I think the concept of "bring as much as possible to the checkout counter just in case you get more than 10%" is rather silly...and a waste of time for all the employees to have to put everything back.
I thought about going back to see if I got a 20% or 50% pull tab discount, but to be honest didn't feel that I needed to. There always seems to be a better deal down the road and I think you have to be happy with what you got at the time or be willing to re-buy/return or whatever.
I bought the Imperial Flagship with just a 10% off coupon back over the summer and it still sits unopened in my basement, but I made the choice to get it at that time and I guess I have to live with it!
Yeah I know and trust me I'm grateful I did as well as I did. But I'm just talking as an overview of how the event was promoted and run. Every store literally seemed to have its own rules not to mention TLGs blatant disregard in actually giving all the BF deales as they said. That's all. All little consistency across the board wouldn't kill them for a sale as big as this. Please don't take this as petty b****ing, it's honestly just constructive criticism for next time.Luciant wrote:In all honest, I would STILL be happy in your situation Thatguy.... the Birmingham Lego store wasn't giving out any of the peel offs... they just gave a flat 10% off the total purchase. I'm sure that store was not the only one to do that, so in essence, your VIP early shopping gave you a chance at a 50% discount that a lot of people never even got a chance to get...
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