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#61 Katie811  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 1, 2010 - 7:06 pm

So does anyone think christmas 90% will be sunday or monday?:confused: I thought it would be tomorrow, but by the way things are going.. I have no clue anymore. Anyone have any advice? My store was 50% the day after christmas, and 75% on the 30th. :rolleyes: it's a long drive so I dont want to travel out to target EVERY day... ughhhh!

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Posted Jan 1, 2010 - 8:49 pm

Wait...are you talking about Spike the dinosaur or a different one? Curious because I haven't heard of one called "Rex" and the prices look to be about the same. Saw Spike at Target for $90.xx but am hoping to get him for lower than that.


Yes it was Spike the dinosaur he was $59.50 at walmart

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Posted Jan 1, 2010 - 11:23 pm

Local Target in Oregon 50% off select toys include: target brand baby toys like tiny tunes stacker, baby driver, fire truck, guitar all 50% off. Some Fisher Price toys, Bratz, Disney doll sets are also 50% off

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Posted Jan 1, 2010 - 11:23 pm

christmas stuff still 75% off in Oregon Target

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 5:43 am

Yes it was Spike the dinosaur he was $59.50 at walmart


Okay. Awesome. Now just to find a Walmart near me that still has him left in stock on clearance. :-) Thanks.

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 6:03 am

The info about the dates that Christmas went different percentage would be handy to put in the first post with all the other Target info. Just a suggestion to anyone that can do that. I keep having to scroll through to find it, to remind myself not to go running out today to look for 90% off.

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 6:50 am

The info about the dates that Christmas went different percentage would be handy to put in the first post with all the other Target info. Just a suggestion to anyone that can do that. I keep having to scroll through to find it, to remind myself not to go running out today to look for 90% off.


Agreed.
I am hoping whomever is keeping track will post the dates for 2007-2009 all in one post once we know the date the stores go 90% off. I feel it will be handy to compare the years.

When I edit it in, I will probably include the days of the week as well for each year. So we can see if there is any sort of pattern.

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 6:52 am

Okay. Awesome. Now just to find a Walmart near me that still has him left in stock on clearance. :-) Thanks.


Even if you find on in stock, it might not be the same price. Walmarts don't work like Target. Ours is not anywhere near that price.

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 6:55 am

Do a lot of toys get bought when they go to 50%?? Just wondering because there were a ton of toys marked 30% off. I would love to be there first thing when they hit 75%, but don't know if people scoop them up at 50%. I would be ready for next Christmas if I could get the items I saw at 75% off. They had kitchens, slides, push trikes, you name it.

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 7:18 am

Christmas still 75%. Found the 3 pack purple tape with coupons but they would only let me use one coupon for the paper cutter.:mad: Coupon did state only one per transaction and the not-so-accommodating clerks wouldn't ring up my order in seperate transactions. Still happy with finding the tape, as I go through them quickly, but felt the urge to wish seriously bad ju-ju on the clerks. Wow . . . I should never go out in the morning without consuming at least one cup of coffee!;)

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 7:35 am

Just wondering if the toys are already consolidated in a clearance section yet at ya'lls stores? Mine still has them all over the toy section (aisle by aisle)! Thanks!!!

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 7:40 am

Do a lot of toys get bought when they go to 50%?? Just wondering because there were a ton of toys marked 30% off. I would love to be there first thing when they hit 75%, but don't know if people scoop them up at 50%. I would be ready for next Christmas if I could get the items I saw at 75% off. They had kitchens, slides, push trikes, you name it.


Just wondering if the toys are already consolidated in a clearance section yet at ya'lls stores? Mine still has them all over the toy section (aisle by aisle)!

Thanks!!!


Some do, but there is usually a LOT left for 75%. The things that sell out early are the most popular licensed toys and Legos. Usually not a lot of Legos left at 75%, but they generally skip 50% for them. Most of what you see now will stay as-is till it goes to 75%. Some stores will do some interim markdowns, but most things won't change till they do it all. If you aren't there when they do the markdown to 75%, you won't find much left.

Consolidation is all over the map around here. It usually depends on how much overnight help the store has and how much other work they have to do. The consolidate as they re-set the department. Some stores don't get it done till after the final clearance markdown. Usually those stores don't run an overnight crew.

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 7:52 am

Thanks for the info! Toys are already consolidated and there are 4 aisles of toys. I will keep watching this thread. I would love to be able to know when so that I can take a day off from work. I know if I'm not there when it happens, nothing is left.

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 7:59 am

Thank you too.. you always have great info. So far my store has not consolidated the toys... so I will just keep checking. There does not seem to be a lot of toys at my store. I only have one target here......so we shall see how it goes!

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 7:59 am

Anyone know about Sioux City, IA or Sioux Falls, SD? Hope to get to one of them tomorrow, but I'm sure all the good stuff will be gone. :(


not sure about sioux falls yet, i am going to sioux city today and will post if i find anything

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 8:00 am

Consolidation is all over the map around here. It usually depends on how much overnight help the store has and how much other work they have to do. The consolidate as they re-set the department. Some stores don't get it done till after the final clearance markdown. Usually those stores don't run an overnight crew.


The 2 stores I hit most often are ahead of the game this year. They have already done a large amount of consolidating which is nice. At one store they have 2 long rows against the back wall no where near the toys really so unless you are looking for it you might miss all the toys back there. Personally I am loving it, means not much is getting bought up at 30% and 50% off!

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 8:04 am

Christmas 75% still... nothing really left but ornaments, I did find some of those Trio Airplane kits in the toy section for $1.24 and our toys section is 30-50% (but hardly anything left.. it looks like alot of people bought up everything at 30%!!!):no: I think this will be a bad year for my Target....

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 8:08 am



and our toys section is 30-50% (but hardly anything left.. it looks like alot of people bought up everything at 30%!!!):no: I think this will be a bad year for my Target....


I am afraid of the same thing! I will be going by today or tomorrow to check it out. :confused::confused:

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 8:38 am

hello everyone!! this is the first time i've posted on this particular thread. the closest target for me is almost an hour away which really sucks, but i was there last night and all the holiday stuff is gone, but i'm hoping to catch a few toys on sale. i was also wondering if i buy spike at my local wal-mart for 59 dollars and it goes down even lower will they price adjust?!? i really want one for my son who will be 2 in a few months, he loooooves dinosaurs. his whole room is dinosaurs lol

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 9:01 am

One time I went to work to look at the 75% off toys. There was nothing left! I asked an employee and he told me "We got people calling every morning to check on when toys go to 75%. You need to be here within an hour of opening". I guess it must be the gottadeal.com effect :yup:

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 9:20 am

hello everyone!! this is the first time i've posted on this particular thread. the closest target for me is almost an hour away which really sucks, but i was there last night and all the holiday stuff is gone, but i'm hoping to catch a few toys on sale. i was also wondering if i buy spike at my local wal-mart for 59 dollars and it goes down even lower will they price adjust?!? i really want one for my son who will be 2 in a few months, he loooooves dinosaurs. his whole room is dinosaurs lol


Most stores including Target generally will not price adjust on clearance, but you can buy the lower-priced item and then return it using your old, higher-priced receipt as long as it is within the return period (usually 90 days).

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 9:31 am

Most stores including Target generally will not price adjust on clearance, but you can buy the lower-priced item and then return it using your old, higher-priced receipt as long as it is within the return period (usually 90 days).



ok thats what i was thinking....thank you!!!

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 9:54 am

As far as Price Adjusting - here's what I discovered (at my local Target anyway), if it is listed as a "Seasonal" item, they will not do any sort of price adjustment, and even if you bought it at full price within the 90 (or whatever) day period, they will only give you back the current sale price value! I was pretty miffed at this, when I had bought several packs of blanket sleepers for my twins at 50% off, and then they went 75% off the next day (or it may have been two days - can't remember). This was last year. I really put up a stink about it also, but the manager wouldn't budge!!:mad: BTW I'm new to this site, but have to laugh:g_laughin that I've been doing all this stuff on my own for years. My family thinks I'm crazy - but now I can prove to them I'm not the only one!! (Of course they have benifitted from my bargain hunting, so they should be greatful!) I used to live in Austin, TX - but now in the outskirts of Philly, PA area - the Targets don't seem to have quite the selection of stuff here. I'm really jealous of all you that found paper towels, Klenex, tape, and such! All we've got is mainly ornaments. Toys were still at 30% as of yesterday. Christmas was at 75%, and hardly any candy was to be found - like it all just disappeared! I visited 3 Targets within a 25 mile radius of me. Only one had some gift wrap left, and none had any lights. I did see TONS of giftwrap at Walmart, but they are still at 50% - so I'm waiting. Our Walmart waits forever to go to 75, and then even longer for 90. I think it was several weeks into January last year, and then it seemed they had a ton of stuff, and not everything would ring up on sale, so the cashier was having to do math in his head (and he wasn't very good), so I had to really watch him. Anyway....Not sure if I should venture out today...

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 10:10 am

Our target in SLC, Utah was clearing off the Christmas shelves on the 30th. We noticed they were loading everything into carts instead of moving it over, and when we asked an employee if they were just consolidating, he said he believed it was being pulled from the shelves to be sent back to the warehouse.

Who knows if he actually knows what he's talking about, but from what we saw, I don't think there will be anything left to go 90% off. It's a bummer... we had our eyes on snowglobes for a joke on our bro.



I vote he doesn't know what he's talking about....My DH works at Target Distribution (the warehouse) and they don't get stuff back from stores like that. They might sell it to salvage, but it won't go back to the warehouse.

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 10:32 am

I have been to all 3 Targets within driving distance over the past two days. The two Targets in Winchester Va when I went the other day didn't have much left at 75%. I did buy a ton of the reed diffusers, the pop up bbq sets, the coffee mugs that plug into the car lighters and tons of that type of stuff. Then I went to the one in Martinsburg WV last night and got two of the 3 foot trees (for my kids rooms) let them pick out tons of ornaments. And that particular store had a bunch of the stocking stuffer type things left, so I loaded up on them. I now have 5 lawn and garden garbage bags full of stuff to go into the attic for next xmas lol. They had all the toys consolidated into aisles at 30% off, and there were tons of toys. I will look at 50% off, but hope to get good deals at 90%.

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 10:41 am

Welcome to the sub-forum WV girl and welcome to the GottaDeal forums supermom4! I look forward to reading of your finds.

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 11:04 am

As far as Price Adjusting - here's what I discovered (at my local Target anyway), if it is listed as a "Seasonal" item, they will not do any sort of price adjustment, and even if you bought it at full price within the 90 (or whatever) day period, they will only give you back the current sale price value! I was pretty miffed at this, when I had bought several packs of blanket sleepers for my twins at 50% off, and then they went 75% off the next day (or it may have been two days - can't remember). This was last year. I really put up a stink about it also, but the manager wouldn't budge!!:mad:


I think that is their official policy, but compliance varies by store, and possibly by state (some posters have said there are states where it is actually illegal for them to not give you your full price paid back). Here I have never had a problem getting the price I paid back as long as I have my receipt, even for seasonal stuff that has since been marked lower. However, I would never count on it or make too much of a stink since I know their "official" policy. I totally understand you making a stink in that situation though, and it's too bad they didn't do it for you one time as a good will situation.

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 12:44 pm

We have 3 ailses of toys that are all marked 50% off so I am guessing that they will go 75% on Thurs 14th. I dont know about anyones elses store but all the stuff on clearance just seems like crap. The last few years I have gotton some FAB toys for my kids but I just dont see anything that I would go crazy over like I have done in past years :( .... maybe its just my kids have so much of everything there is nothing else left to get , lol ;)

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 1:07 pm

We have 3 ailses of toys that are all marked 50% off so I am guessing that they will go 75% on Thurs 14th. I dont know about anyones elses store but all the stuff on clearance just seems like crap. The last few years I have gotton some FAB toys for my kids but I just dont see anything that I would go crazy over like I have done in past years :( .... maybe its just my kids have so much of everything there is nothing else left to get , lol ;)


Yeah, they really did cut their ordering substantially this year so that they would not get stuck with a lot of stuff that they had to clearance. At Comic Con (yes, toy collecting nerd in the forum) in July the Hasbro rep said that if you wanted the exclusives this year that you should buy when you first saw them because the retailers orders were much, much slimmer. So, what IS left just isn't as plentiful or good stuff. It is a bummer, but I can see their side of it too.

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Posted Jan 2, 2010 - 1:09 pm

missed out last year but am hoping to get the Fisher Price Smartcycle & the software for it. would love 75% but I know that's not going to happen (how I missed out last year). I'll settle for 50%. My store doesn't have it even though the scanner says there is 1, but I found another store that does have 2. Please help me watch this!!!!




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