[Canada] ToysRUs 20% off LEGO City, Creator, Basics

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Post by GC8Monkey » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:24 pm

Thought I would give it a try aswell. No harm done if they cancel it. Besides it looks like it will be a while before it ships anyways.

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Post by harry99 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:06 pm

I actually think they will honour the orders ~ they have in the past if they made a mistake.
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Post by Toronadian » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:27 pm

Giving a try for that Helms Deep set is quite tempting since Lord of the Rings is pretty cool, but I'm not feeling that set enough...huge percentage off if it works but still quite a bit of money that I might prefer to be spending on a different set. Decisions, decisions.

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Post by Blacknight » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:06 pm

harry99 wrote:I actually think they will honour the orders ~ they have in the past if they made a mistake.
No, they haven't. They cancelled my Imperial Flagship order a year or two ago. Toys R Us is kind of a scummy company that way. Watch them send everyone Weathertop instead with its $5 markup.

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Post by Legobrandon » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:50 pm

TRU Canada does not mark sets up. Or at least, not that I know of.
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Post by GC8Monkey » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:08 pm

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harry99 wrote:I actually think they will honour the orders ~ they have in the past if they made a mistake.
No, they haven't. They cancelled my Imperial Flagship order a year or two ago. Toys R Us is kind of a scummy company that way. Watch them send everyone Weathertop instead with its $5 markup.
Well if they do end up sending out Weathertop, I will just return it to my local TRU and let them sort it out.
Not a big deal for me. It's worth a try.

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Post by mshiels » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:37 pm

Now they seem to have totally nuked the LOTR sets from the site - interesting.

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Post by Jasper Parnebrick » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:12 pm

Just bought two Helm's Deeps! With their current free shipping on LOTR this set works out to 5.85 cents per piece! (before tax) Thats the best deal ive seen so far in my short time collecting...

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Post by Legobrandon » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:19 pm

^ That is, if they do honour these prices. ;)
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Post by legohunter » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:21 pm

I ordered two sets, too. It is worth to try, and we should try. They must receive tons of complaints if Weathertop was shipped out. With the pressure on, TRUs may try to settle this by honouring the sale.

In fact, I am guessing that the shipping department does not care how much the set is. They just simply follow the order slip, which is "9474 The Battle Of Helm's Deep", and packs them into boxes.

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Post by Jasper Parnebrick » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:29 pm

How could they not honour it? i have a receipt for two 9474s at $79.99 each

they HAVE to, legally... they are already purchased

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Post by legohunter » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:38 pm

Jasper Parnebrick wrote:How could they not honour it? i have a receipt for two 9474s at $79.99 each

they HAVE to, legally... they are already purchased
They can and they will NOT be shame of it. If this happens to lego stores, then it will be a different story.

I had a bad experience shopping with Futureshop before (I know we are now talking about TRUs). They shipped me a refurbished item when I had ordered a brand new item online. When I returned it to the store and asked for a replacement (the online deal was over), they kept refusing to give me a brand new one unless I paid extra (the differences from the current price marked at their store). It was a very bad argument and I was super mad with the sales representatives at the store.
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Post by Jasper Parnebrick » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:06 pm

justinknox wrote:http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp ... d=12833061

Helms deep is at preorder for $80 Will they honor it who knows just thought I would share.



SO, it turns out that going through the regular channels if you just go to toysrus.ca the LOTR section is a dead link, or removed, but I bought two using the link above an hour ago, and it's still active as of 1:06 am June 2nd.. so jump on it while you can!!!

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Post by Legobrandon » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:43 pm

No interest in LoTR, but the price is SUPER tempting.
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Post by Case909 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:22 pm

If it's an error, there is no law that Toys R Us is required to honour the price. Usually large companies will honour 1 item at the erroneous price to make customers happy and provide good service. I have seen large companies decline to honour prices when it costs them big time (like advertising a TV at $79.99 when it's supposed to be $799.99). At this price, assuming it's an error, $100 is lost on each item. The gross margin on these things is probably around 25%, so it costs $135 to TRU. That's a loss of $55 per item, times 1000 orders, that's $55,000. I'd say TRU can afford to pay that for their error since their annual profits must be in the billions of dollars.

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Post by legohunter » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:52 am

Legobrandon wrote:No interest in LoTR, but the price is SUPER tempting.
I am getting LoTR set for castle and parts. :mrgreen:

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Post by harry99 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:01 am

legohunter wrote:I ordered two sets, too. It is worth to try, and we should try. They must receive tons of complaints if Weathertop was shipped out. With the pressure on, TRUs may try to settle this by honouring the sale.

In fact, I am guessing that the shipping department does not care how much the set is. They just simply follow the order slip, which is "9474 The Battle Of Helm's Deep", and packs them into boxes.
Yep, that's how I think it works. The fullfillment company is completely different than the one taking orders. The fulfillment company (not really TRU) is in Missisaugua and the one taking orders in the USA (I believe Michigan or Wisconsin?).
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Post by timhook22 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:07 am

The site will not accept US shipping addresses...

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Post by ricefields » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:00 am

Jasper Parnebrick wrote:How could they not honour it? i have a receipt for two 9474s at $79.99 each

they HAVE to, legally... they are already purchased
this is a pre order so there is a high possibility they can cancel it; other retailers have done the same.

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Post by harry99 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:51 am

I literally placed dozens of orders with TRU since 2008 and had never a single once cancelled...
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