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Warning!!! walmarts in america is stocking DOTM toys on shelves at 12:00 PM on 05/16/2011


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Warning!!! 3 of my Walmarts had nothing DOTM stocked on shelves/pegs

yet at 5:00 am est.

 

don't head out super early your gonna find nothing DOTM stocked on

shelves/pegs/endcaps

 

 

I left my house at around 4:33 am EST & drove to my local walmart

that's 45 miles away round trip.

 

 

I arrived at the Walmart at around 5:00 am EST.

 

 

I grabbed a shopping cart & headed towards the toy aisle.

 

 

To my utter surprise,their was no DOTM toys stocked on the store

shelves/pegs yet. their was nothing stocked on the end cap. I walked

all around the toy department checking other aisles & other end caps.

GUESS WHAT NOTHING.

 

 

ANOTHER SURPRISE,no space was cleared out in the TF section for the

newer DOTM toys. no end caps were cleared out. no stickers/labels were

placed on the shelves/pegs yet.

 

 

I did noticed about 50+ store employees running around with pallet

jack with wooden skids attached to them. apparently all departments

were getting stocked & not the toy department.

 

 

I then asked a store employee to locate me a manager so I can talk to

see & see what was going on.

 

 

A manager showed up 2 minutes later saying the following: The manager

told me the DOTM toys were in the back stock room. he said the toys

can't be put out yet because the toys have to get scanned before they

can arrive on the sales toy floor.

 

 

I then asked the manager when all this was going to happen. the managr

told me the following: were waiting for the 8:00 am manager to arrive

to take charge of this,scan everything in,set up the shelves/pegs/end

caps. put label prices on the shelves/pegs. a crew to assist the

manager & so forth.

 

 

I'm no rocket scientist. but It's probably going to take the walmart

managers & crew at least a couple of hours to clear out the

space,clear out the end caps, print sticker labels for the shelves.

scan all the DOTM toys in,stock the shelves. my guess is if their

waiting for the manager at 8:00 am to arrive. they'll first take a

coffee break,eat come donuts/bagels, have a meeting. then head towards

the back stock room around 9:00 am. the time they ripp open the brown

assortmnt boxes & scan evetything in,that could take easily a hour. my

guess is they'll be another crew clearing shelves/pegs/end caps while

the other crew is in the back stock room.

Then various crews have to pend up to one hours plus placing stickers

labels & promo signs on the shelves/pegs/end caps. then all the crew

members & manager will stock the shelves/pegs/end caps. depnding how

slow/fast they are,this whole process can easily take over 3 hours to

accomplish. the DOTM toys will most likely be ready for customers to

buy around 11:00 am.

 

 

After hearing all this I figured perhaps this store was

slow,behind,didn't have a full night crew & so forth. I then asked the

manager for the other 2 walmart stores that were both 30 miles away

from each other.

 

 

I called the other 2 walmarts & they told me the same exact story the

first walmart night crew manager told me.

 

 

I then got a bit upset & told the manager off on the phone. I asked

him if their was any hidden agenda in not placing the DOTM toys on

shelves/pegs/end caps at 12:01 am on may 16,2011. he said no,either he

was clueless or didn't want to give out company information.

 

 

I then got more upset & told the manager on the phone. what's the

point in being a 24 hour store if your not going to take advantage of

the 12:01 Sreet release dates. I told the guy,why wouldn't walmart

want to get the jump on its competitors like target,kmart by having

the dotm toys on sale at 12:01 am. THE MANAGER TOLD ME OTHER SECTIONS

ARE HIGHER PRIORITY & TOYS ARE LOW PRIORITY. after hearing that I told

him these TF movie toys sell out & makes stores high profit like the

starwars episode 1 thru 3 movie toys. why exactly isn't a higher

seller toy like the TF movie verse toys not high priority. the manager

was clueless again.

 

 

I then told the walmart manager on the phone. was this all done to

thwart the scalpers/collectors efforts at arriving early,buying all

the DOTM toys & leaving nothing later in the day for parents/kids. He

said no but he was clueless.

 

 

I then got more upset & told the manager on the phone. why didn't you

guys at the very least clear out the space needed to place the DOTM

toys on. why were no sticker labels placed on the shelves/pegs/end

caps caps yet. I told him,you guys had litteraly 6 weeks to prepare &

clear out space as the DOTM stock piles were sitting in the back stoxk

rooms for 6 weeks.

 

 

I then told the walmart manager on the phone,thanks for your time,good

bye.

 

 

MY PERSONAL OPINION ON THIS MANNER. their must have been some sort of

wamart company meeting. to thwart the scalpers/collectors efforts from

buying up all the DOTM toys early in the morning & leaving nothing for

the parents/kids. APPARENTLY CHAIN STORES THINKS ALL COLLECTORS/FANS

BUY STUFF TO SELL ON EBAY. This decision to put the new DOTM toys on

shelves at 11:00 am or later was most likely done to give everyone a

fair chance at arriving to the store & buying the toys.

 

 

I wondering if this is a regional,state or nationwide walmart DOTM toy

release problem. I suspose feedback from those going to walmart super

early in the morning is needed in this thread.

 

 

NOW i'm wondering what target & kmart will do. regarding putting DOTM

toys on shelves/pegs/end caps today on may 16,2011.

 

 

My target hates scalpers/collectors/fans. so sometimes they'll stock

street release stuff on shelves a day or 2 afterwards. my target likes

to stock toys on shelves on Tuesday around 12:00 pm up to 2:00 pm.

they stock the shelves late in the day to thwart the early scalpers/

collectors efforts from buying up everything early in the morning.

they do this so everyone can get a fair chance to buy the toys.

 

 

Who even knows what kmart will do regarding putting DOTM toys on

shelves/pegs/end caps on may 16,2011. as their more behind the game

compared to walmart & target.

 

 

since target & kmart close at around 10:00pm. will these 2 stores

stock the DOTM toys on pegs/shelves/end caps the night before??

or stock everything later in the may 16 day like walmart?

 

 

EITHER way,call the retail stores on the phone & ask them if the DOTM

toys are stocked on the shelves/pegs/end caps yet. don't waste your

gas & time & run into the situation I did at 5:00am EST AT my walmart

today

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LOL I don't have to worry cause I don't care :P

 

Agreed... LOL

 

Same here I don't care I was at work yesturday at Toys and we had them in the back I ask one of my friends how bad are these figures I told him I have seen pics on the net he told me they are bad. We where yesturday sitting up all the new Cars 2 figures so I don't think TF3 or Capt. America figures got out yesturday at all. But I do believe they may be up today. Well at less for TF3 as for Capt. America for right now we got no place to put them only place we can put them is where we have 100's of Iron Man 2 figures that nobody is buying. So I'm not looking for these guys there a big pass for me.

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Some Walmarts in my area dropped the ball on the TF3 stuff,others had a good amount on the shelves.It's quite an amazing contrast.I agree,when the first movie came out I did not like the designs of the character.I still don't.The only thing I did pick up was Powerglide.Oh,If anyone happens apon Warpath.I would like one more.I have a buddy of mine how is looking for one.

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Some Walmarts in my area dropped the ball on the TF3 stuff,others had a good amount on the shelves.It's quite an amazing contrast.I agree,when the first movie came out I did not like the designs of the character.I still don't.The only thing I did pick up was Powerglide.Oh,If anyone happens apon Warpath.I would like one more.I have a buddy of mine how is looking for one.

 

 

If by some miracle you come across two I will pay you for one and If I come across two I will snag both

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MY PERSONAL OPINION ON THIS MANNER. their must have been some sort of

wamart company meeting. to thwart the scalpers/collectors efforts from

buying up all the DOTM toys early in the morning & leaving nothing for

the parents/kids. APPARENTLY CHAIN STORES THINKS ALL COLLECTORS/FANS

BUY STUFF TO SELL ON EBAY. This decision to put the new DOTM toys on

shelves at 11:00 am or later was most likely done to give everyone a

fair chance at arriving to the store & buying the toys.

 

 

I wondering if this is a regional,state or nationwide walmart DOTM toy

release problem. I suspose feedback from those going to walmart super

early in the morning is needed in this thread.

 

 

 

Uh, no. Just.... no.

 

Stores have no obligation to put something out the minute the street date is over. There is no conspiracy; its just business as normal.

 

EDIT: I'm closing this thread as there is no real point to it.

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