|02-17-2008, 09:01 AM||#51|
"The gangs all here!"
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Troy City, MA
This has to be the biggest problem with this whole line of figs. In the northeast where I live it seems that most of the retail stores around here get only a case or two of joes figs. After seeing the thread on this site featuring the pic of the Wal-mart endcap full of joes I got to wondering. They would have needed 30+ cases to stock that endcap and the aisle. If every Wal-mart had that in their store there would be no talk of scalpers or any of these threads. Whats the problem with this line. Is it Hasbro? Is it the retail stores? The availability of this line just plain sucks and its not just where I live. It seems to be all over the country. No other line of toys Hasbro makes has this kind of problem. It makes the collecting of this line not as fun as it should be. I love G.I.Joe but I find this issue makes me lose intrest in collecting the line.
|02-17-2008, 10:25 AM||#52|
Join Date: Dec 2007
I went to Wal-Mart last night and spoke with two employees who were restocking the toy section. They asked if I was looking for anything in particular and I told them GI Joes. One asked if I was looking for the small ones or the larger ones and I answered small ones and he said that they had been "blue dotted"
He then said that means the warehouse is out and they didn't know when they would recieve any. He said a red dot on the peg means they wouldn't be restocking the item. Luckily, no red dot.
My other toy...
My feedback thread:
|02-17-2008, 10:42 AM||#53|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The IL
|02-17-2008, 01:12 PM||#54|
Join Date: Jan 2008
I wouldn't jump to conclusions on that employee that hid the figures just yet. New Year's Eve, we were trying to find these Barbie dolls that my mom collects to give her for her birthday the following weekend. All the stores had been out for a while due to Christmas. We called several stores. The only store that had any of them was 45 minutes away. An employee there said they weren't allowed to hold any items for people, but he said he would get the ones we wanted and place them over by the bicycles around the corner. He told us to look behind the helmets. We got to Wal-Mart almost an hour later, and sure enough, right behind the helmets were some of the last remaining of these hard to find Barbies. We tried to find the guy to give him a tip, but he'd already left.
Whether that's right or wrong, I appreciate the fact that the guy did that for us. Maybe his manager knows they do this, and allows them to do that to get around the policy, or maybe they do it because they're good people, but in this case I suspect a little of both. The guy just as easily could have told us we "better hurry", and hung up the phone.
Last edited by Chris_; 02-17-2008 at 01:14 PM..
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