|07-09-2008, 10:56 AM||#71|
Join Date: Sep 2007
I don't buy it. Keeping shelves empty does nothing but drive up the secondary market and frustrate collectors, neither of which helps Hasbro's bottom line. I'm not going to pretend to know Hasbro's stategy for GI Joe, but I do know you can't sell what's not on shelves.
|07-09-2008, 03:34 PM||#72|
The Mouth of Doom!
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana Area
Don't hate me because you got banned from a Toy Forum.
|07-09-2008, 03:41 PM||#73|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Euless, Texas
I would probably agree with it being Target, since they have the "No longer cater to collectors" policy. But Wal Mart is different. or at least mine is. I know the Toy dept. manager and she orders whatever I need. Now of course just because she orders it, doesn't mean they will get it in. I know she ordered wave 4 cp's for me when they first showed up retail But due to the amount of 1-3 cp's they had the store manager kept cancelling the order.
so to fix that problem she added an end cap and spread the CP's between that and the normal spot thus being able to order more now. and she also has 6 pegs for single Joes instead of the typical 3 seen at other stores.
From this I am gathering that Hasbro isn't fully dictating the amount of product a store gets.
Looking for one Danger at the Docks Exc.
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|07-09-2008, 10:44 PM||#74|
I collect stuff
Join Date: Nov 2004
This is exactly what ran through my mind after reading the first post. Stores don't get their stock directly from Hasbro. They get them from their DC.
|07-09-2008, 10:56 PM||#75|
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Altus, OK
Things have gotten to the point Hasbro largely does what they are told. Retailers are the ones that determine if lines are carried or not.
Retailers determine how much product they order.
If stores are running out, then it is the fault of retailers for not ordering enough product to begin with, and when your product is made halfway around the world, you can't get replenishment to stores on a dime y'know.
Hasbro's goal is to sell as much of these toys to us as possible. But they can't force retailers to choke on a product if they don't want it.
|07-11-2008, 03:42 PM||#76|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pana, IL
Well, just got back from a toy run. Stopped at walmart and as usual, nothing.
Target had bare pegs outside of Serpentor and a Viper. Toy dept manager was around the corner and asked if I needed any help. I asked if they had anymore Joes in the back as it's been pretty bare for awhile.
She scanned the pegs and said they had 3 cases in stock. Asked ME if I wanted her to bring some out, I said yes. She bought out 1 case, and sure enough, it was wave 9. I asked if there was a limit on how many I can get, and she said no.
I took the BATS, Serpent and Ninja-Ku (got a case from BBTS this week for the others).
I thanked her and she said no problem. I didn't want to push it by asking for the other cases as I would leave some for others.
So apparently, this limit/backroom policy is a store by store thing.
$7.99 is still not a problem for me. I got what I wanted.
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