[CANADA] 2011 Bricktober Sales for Weeks 3-5

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[CANADA] 2011 Bricktober Sales for Weeks 3-5

Post by harry99 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:47 pm

Just checked ToysRUs and I noticed that they have the banners up for the remainer of their Bricktober sales. All in all it is a major disappointment...

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Week Three Oct 14 to 20, 2011
*Update: Discount changed to Buy 1 get 15% off, Buy 2 get 20% off, Buy 3 get 25% off.
Spend $35 and get a free Lighthouse plus the Bricktober Magnet.
Brictober Oct 14 to 21 2011.jpg
Week Four Oct 21 to 27, 2011
*Update: Pharoah's Quest is no longer on sale. Instead, Creator and Star Wars have been added to the 20% off list.
20% of SpongeBob Square Pants, Hero Factory and Pharaoh's Quest plus the Bricktober Magnet (min. spend $35).
Brictober Oct 21 to 27 2011.jpg
Week Five Oct 28 to Nov 3, 2011
Spend $35 or more and get two for $60 on all $39.99 regular priced LEGO or LEGO games and get a free LEGO Harry Potter lab set Poly Bag. No Bricktober Magnet as this is week five...
Brictober Oct 28 to Nov 3 2011.jpg
All in all a major disappointment in my opinion. They don't have anything on sale that would actually be desirable. From what I can tell the first few weeks they cleared things out and now they have some mediocre sales on for the remaining weeks.

I am not sure if I am missing anything good but it's disappointing.
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Re: [CANADA] 2011 Bricktober Sales for Weeks 3-5

Post by Ice » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:31 pm

Thanks for the heads up. Its an ok sale, but I guess we all got starved way too long for a "ALL" Creator or Star Wars sale. :lol:

For week 3, the deal would be in the City Train sets and Medieval Market Village .

Week 5 appears to be the "best" sale in terms of the savings and the freebie. $60 for 2 on all regular $39.99 sets is basically 25% off for buying 2 sets. The free Harry Potter Lab set for week 5 is a lot more appealing compared to some glued magnets.

I've listed what I think are the best $39.99 sets below. Lame how Toys R Us overpriced Republic Swamp Speeder to $42.99 so that its excluded from these sales.
  • Alien Conquest UFO Abduction
  • Harry Potter Knight Bus
  • Ninjago Skeleton Bowling
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Cannibal Escape
  • Star Wars Genosian Starfighter

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Re: [CANADA] 2011 Bricktober Sales for Weeks 3-5

Post by r1chard » Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:03 pm

I agree with the City Train. Although no longer in the website/online the Red Cargo Train was priced by TRU at 179.99 I think last time the had 25%-off all city sets?

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Post by Toronadian » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:38 pm

Really? Not a single week for Creator. Freaking stupid.

Seriously, if anyone is able to make a trip down to the US some time soon, I'd really appreciate it if you could help me pick up a set or two.

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Post by QuagsireQing » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:39 am

Toronadian wrote:Really? Not a single week for Creator. Freaking stupid.

Seriously, if anyone is able to make a trip down to the US some time soon, I'd really appreciate it if you could help me pick up a set or two.
Yep, major disappointment. Has there been a single Creator sale all year?

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Post by autobrick » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:32 pm

Wow, those sales are lame. :problem: Bricktober was a real dud; thanks to the glued magnets and the lackluster sales I will spend $0 instead of $140+ ($35+ x 4). At least my wallet was spared.
Toronadian wrote: Seriously, if anyone is able to make a trip down to the US some time soon, I'd really appreciate it if you could help me pick up a set or two.
It is really unfair that the US has a lower MSRP and better sales. They won't even throw us a bone.

Thanks anyways, Harry99

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Post by Legobrandon » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:17 pm

Is it possible to buy just the Bricktober figure alone? I would really like a Spaceman, but I also don't want to spend $35 just to get one.
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Post by r1chard » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:09 pm

Red Cargo Train is available (back) online for C$175. I think it's limited to 7 items. So order now or wait for next week for the 20%-off City sale.

http://www.pjtra.com/t/Sj9KREtHP0hHRUhDP0dJQkhJ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

and just a correction, the last city sale is 20%-off not 25% as I have mentioned above.

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Post by harry99 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:49 am

Thanks for the note regarding the Red Cargo Train. If I order now will they credit me the difference of 20% back when I call them up on Friday?

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Post by hatcher » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:16 pm

Just got my flier, and the sale for week 3 is different then what's shown here. My flier says its a buy 1 get 15% off, buy 2 get 20% off and buy 3 and get 25% off on Atlantis, Kingdoms and City sets. Still get the magnet and the lighthouse if you buy $35 worth.
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Post by harry99 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:08 am

Yes, they changed the sale since they posted the ad on their page last week - odd!

But the buy three City, Kingdoms and Atlantis and you get 25% off is a great deal - specifically with the Red Cargo Train set...

Makes you wonder if they will change the sales for the remaining weeks as well?
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Post by QuagsireQing » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:56 am

harry99 wrote:Yes, they changed the sale since they posted the ad on their page last week - odd!

But the buy three City, Kingdoms and Atlantis and you get 25% off is a great deal - specifically with the Red Cargo Train set...

Makes you wonder if they will change the sales for the remaining weeks as well?
They'll probably just tier the same themes they've listed. Ah, sorry, I'm being negative. I mean, of course, that they'll change it to 25% off Star Wars and Creator, and every large set will be in plentiful supply! :clap:

Me? I've just been taking my receipts from September back to the store and getting my minifig magnets and polybags by sponging off those purchases.

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Re: [CANADA] 2011 Bricktober Sales for Weeks 3-5

Post by chenwaa123 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:38 am

I love how the Red Cargo Train is already OOS...this is why I spend my money in the U.S.

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Re: [CANADA] 2011 Bricktober Sales for Weeks 3-5

Post by QuagsireQing » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:48 pm

Signage in store was very explicit that the free Creator Lighthouse was only if you spend over $35 on City, Kingdoms and Atlantis, not on LEGO in general.

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Re: [CANADA] 2011 Bricktober Sales for Weeks 3-5

Post by Shijima » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:51 pm

I managed to find a Red Cargo train in stores today, none on the shelf, but asked an employee and he went to get one.

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Re: [CANADA] 2011 Bricktober Sales for Weeks 3-5

Post by ricefields » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:30 pm

looks like the website is having problems with the buy 3 and get 25% off again. Similar to last year's problem only 1 or 2 sets get reduced by 25% as opposed to the whole order (of 3 sets). The remaining 1 or 2 sets maintain their msrp. Last year I bought the taj mahal, green grocer, and carousel on a similar sale (obviously when creator was part of it) by calling in so that was one of the best pickups even though the discount brought it only close to US msrp because they all were going to be retired and I was able made a killing reselling them. Nothing in the current city or creator lineup that would be close to last year's pickup or in danger of being retired (fire brigade, MMV or emerald train could be next) but getting at least the red cargo train on sale would be good!
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Re: [CANADA] 2011 Bricktober Sales for Weeks 3-5

Post by Ice » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:34 pm

The system appears to be working fine. What items are you trying to add?

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Post by ricefields » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:15 pm

Ice wrote:The system appears to be working fine. What items are you trying to add?
tested several times, does not work for combinations of all or select lego city trains. works for 20% for two but not 25% for three

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Re: [CANADA] 2011 Bricktober Sales for Weeks 3-5

Post by Ice » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:25 pm

Your right.. I tried removing the lighthouse and it still doesn't work. Add 3 items and 2 items gets discounted by 25% off while the last one doesn't get discounted at all. Time to call Toys R Us and get an extra 30% off again? :lol:

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Re: [CANADA] 2011 Bricktober Sales for Weeks 3-5

Post by ricefields » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:34 pm

maybe wait till later in the week after the complaints start coming in, then hit them up with a frustrated buyer impression. :lol:

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