|05-27-2008, 11:21 AM||#381|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: M.A.R.S. EVERGLADES ARMORY
Too logical, D.
|05-27-2008, 11:25 AM||#382|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San jose, Ca. United States
Join COBRA here!
|05-27-2008, 11:36 AM||#383|
Join Date: Jan 2008
|05-27-2008, 12:31 PM||#384|
Scarred Cobra Officer
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Jersey
I thought that only Generation Y was the Me Generation. We Gen Xers who grew up in the 80s didn't get much in the 90s other than cool grunge/gangsta rap stuff in college.
I'm proud to be a Generation X guy. I still wear my caps and flannel occasionally while listening to some Snoop/Pearl Jam/STP/Smashing Pumpkins.
|05-27-2008, 01:00 PM||#385|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Wow, lots of replies.
I'm frustrated reading posts from people saying that "you need to try harder", "you don't have to use eBay", "no one makes you go to work, you could go looking for joes instead", etc. People ARE trying hard to find these figures, I know I am. Simple fact is, so is everyone else.
Where is it that people are finding revision waves? I'm not finding them.
Where is it that Vipers are collecting dust on the pegs? I'm not finding them?
Why does someone need to build an army of troops? I'll just never understand that one...
I've got 2 Wal-Marts, 2 Targets, 1 TRU, 1 K-Mart, and a Hastings here in Billings, MT. You'd think that with that much shelf space, you'd be able to find plenty of joes. Not the case.
Since moving here in July of 2007, I've only found on the pegs Flint, Hoooded CC, Crimson Guard, Snow Job, Flash, IG Destro, Snake Eyes(Commando), Lady Jaye, Buzzer, Serpentor, TOO MANY Wave 4, Spirit, Wild Bill, and Super Nunchuck Snake Eyes. And that's it.
Now anytime a wave shows up, it's only on the peg for a day, then it's gone. Wave 4 sits....FOREVER!
It's been day after day of finding only Wave 4...for months it seems.
I feel like the employees must be getting first dibs cause I can't imagine that someone is checking more than me.
I get up early and go before work and check. I go at lunchtime and check. I go after work and check. I go late in the evening and check. I wake up and go at 2 in the morning and check. I check on the weekends. There was a time when I was going every day to check. Everything I can do, I'm doing...and I'm not finding them. I'm not "beating" the other guys to the pegs. How much harder do I need to try.
It's so frustrating!
It's cool that you found your haul. It's just discouraging to see it when I want to find them as well.
I'm not looking to buy out the store mind you. I just want to get the ones I want.
Nice job though man.
(yeah, I know I live in the middle of "who cares" Montana, but c'mon, I want my joes!)
|05-27-2008, 01:16 PM||#386|
Join Date: Nov 2007
For the people who can't really find anything yet, dont give up hope.
My Walmarts/Targets/etc never had any waves in abundance. For 4 months its was the basic Buzzer/Hooded CC/Supentor pegwarmers for me. But for the past month the local Walmart have been getting flooded with Joes. (But I still haven't found Bludd yet).
|05-27-2008, 02:27 PM||#387|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Greensboro, NC
For those that search and search with nothing to show for it. I give you Uncle Scrooge's motto: "Work Smarter, Not Harder"
Find out when the toy frieght gets stocked. I know that most employees tell you that they get shipments everyday, but I've seen the Wal-marts around me have pallets of toys typically only on Monday & Tuesday nights. When you see such pallets walk up to the workers stocking said toys and politely ask if they got any GI Joes in tonight. I've personally had employees stop what they were doing, look through the pallet, open up any cases they find and hand them to me. You don't have to go everyday.
If you show up every stock day and there's never anything on the pallets, ask a manager about it. Maybe they need to sell a certain amount of product before they re-order, or maybe they have employees that aren't allowing product to reach the floor. Either way, only good can come from helping inform management about potential problems.
If all else fails and you still cannot find anything, ask a collector in your area or a member here to keep an eye out. Many of us will sell figures at cost or slightly above cost. Either way, you get what you want without the crazy ebay prices.
If you enjoy the hunt, then pay the price
And for the love of Mike, stop harping on a guy in California who has more toys than you!
|05-27-2008, 02:32 PM||#388|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mint on Card
|05-27-2008, 03:43 PM||#389|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Knox TN
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