[USA] Toys R Us Buy 2 Get 3rd Free 9/16-9/22

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Re: [USA] Toys R Us Buy 2 Get 3rd Free 9/16-9/22

Post by Max Power » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:08 am

Really file a complaint? I wouldn't go that far.

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Post by brickarmor » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:16 am

Well, after a few days of kicking myself when I started hearing about this "sale," I don't feel so bad for blowing my entire budget on summer clearance.

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Re: [USA] Toys R Us Buy 2 Get 3rd Free 9/16-9/22

Post by c4dreams » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:19 am

I think a complaint is a good idea. What a scam. b2g1f "ALL Lego Construction Sets." Then they list some exclusions. Then they you click on a link that explains "additional exclusions apply online" It's terrible, I can't believe I lost sleep over this.

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Re: [USA] Toys R Us Buy 2 Get 3rd Free 9/16-9/22

Post by liisadd56 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:31 am

When you talked to the Special Relations Dept, what did they do to push the promo through? I am on hold with them (have been for 40 mins) and all they are offering is to credit me back for the third item. Is that what they did for you?

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Post by Brickmythic » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:33 am

great time to pick up Harry Potter sets before they eol.

Picked up 3 Hogwarts castles 4842 for 280 shipped.

other than Harry Potter Super Heroes are also a good deal (they will bogo at check out)

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Post by wastedbrain » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:46 am

Is anyone else having trouble paying via paypal?

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Post by Gooker1 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:51 am

liisadd56 wrote:When you talked to the Special Relations Dept, what did they do to push the promo through? I am on hold with them (have been for 40 mins) and all they are offering is to credit me back for the third item. Is that what they did for you?
That's exactly what happened. It's the same as B2G1F. Now place another phone with them and see if they will apply it to something that wasn't online. That's how I got the big boys.

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Post by popnfresh » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:16 am

All the fine print will always include something along the lines of "this offer may be ended or changed at any time without notice", all companies do this, filing any official complaint would make YOU in the wrong. Granted its a crappy way for them to conduct sales, but they have been doing it this way for a long time, and it is in their fine print. You can complain about how they conduct business, you can gripe, but it is well within their rights.

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Post by sonofgun1776 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:25 am

That may be the case (within their rights) but there is a line too, b/c wouldn't that fall under "bait and switch"? Are companies even allowed to do that?

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Post by robertwilliamneil » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:38 am

It's not really bait and switch though, is it? They aren't getting you into the stores with an offer and than telling you it isn't there and you need to buy this more expensive item instead. It may be irritating and slightly dirty, but they are telling you right on the ad that things are excluded (certain sets, lines, and other items of their choice). It may be crappy business, but it's not really lying.

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Post by Brickmythic » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:40 am

wastedbrain wrote:Is anyone else having trouble paying via paypal?
paypal is working ok here, good luck.


This is one of the best sales of the year so get your orders in quick guys.


donate to your local charity or put in a few hours at Habitat for Humanity.

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Re: [USA] Toys R Us Buy 2 Get 3rd Free 9/16-9/22

Post by sonofgun1776 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:51 am

For TRU exclusive sets, this might be a good deal but for sets that other retailaers also carry, it's really not that bigger of a deal. I mean, 25 - 30% off on a regular basis seems to be the norm now (B&N, etc). This TRU deal can only save sets up to 33% (assuming they price it like everyone else, not the jacked up ones). Note that in-store prices are still typical TRU marked-up.

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Post by Absolut3 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:55 am

I agree, this sale is no good on most of the stuff

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Post by King Arthur » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:02 am

I hate
- that they excluded items that weren't on the original exclusion list
- that they didn't start the sale at 12:01 EST or 12:01 PST (instead some random time)

however I am pleasantly surprised that they kept their "sale" prices active, so we're looking at Lego MSRP instead of their inflated regular price.

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Post by littlemic » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:16 am

I do not know how to upload an image here... but if you go to TRU's website, click on the B2G3F advertisement on the main page. Under Featured Categories, it shows a box with title 'Buy 2 Get the 3rd FREE ALL LEGO Construction Sets & Board Games'. Under this box, click 'Show More', then it shows HARD TO FIND is included in this sale... they should totally honour the sale. for those who are planning to file a complain with it, pls remember to take a screenshot of this! :evil:

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Post by Drax44 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:30 am

Quick note on trying this deal at the store. Just stopped by my local TRU in NJ, and while YMMV, this store's in-store prices were ridiculous. The Malevolence was on the shelf at $164.99, Jabba's Palace $149.99, etc. Was highly annoyed that I wasted my time as my kids wanted to put the Vampyre Castle together today for Halloween. It was $119.99. Ended up coming home, and ordering off the website, where all the prices were standard MSRP.

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Post by jasake » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:36 am

i have mixed feeling about this, sad and annoyed that they won't let us use this deal with the bigger sets(was planning to wait for this and buy GE FB and PS) but very very glad that they did this(cuz i spend all my money on pirates of C ships)
well lets hope next time they'll include everything

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Re: [USA] Toys R Us Buy 2 Get 3rd Free 9/16-9/22

Post by amonument74 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:39 am

Well, looks like all the prices are back up to Toysrus markup. Unbelievable.

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Re: [USA] Toys R Us Buy 2 Get 3rd Free 9/16-9/22

Post by amonument74 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:40 am

King Arthur wrote:I hate
- that they excluded items that weren't on the original exclusion list
- that they didn't start the sale at 12:01 EST or 12:01 PST (instead some random time)

however I am pleasantly surprised that they kept their "sale" prices active, so we're looking at Lego MSRP instead of their inflated regular price.
Check again, lol. It was only a matter of time, sadly....

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Re: [USA] Toys R Us Buy 2 Get 3rd Free 9/16-9/22

Post by kwkw » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:40 am

all prices on TRU's website are back to their insane markups. Good thing I picked up everything I wanted with store pickup when the prices were still at msrp. Got a Dynamic Duo Funhouse, Fire transporter, Republic starfighter, Y-wing, Lego city truck, Robbers Hideout, 3 gray baseplates, 2 clone trooper battlepacks, 8 green baseplates, and 4 blue baseplates (all separate transactions so I would get the B2G1F deal)...now hopefully when i go pick them up in a couple of hours I wont get some sort of bs that TRU just loves lol
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