What’s Up With Big W’s Batmobile Pricing?

The latest Big W catalogue features the App-Controlled Batmobile on sale for $119. It’s not an amazing discount but it’s not terrible either. What is a little confusing though is that Big W are advertising this as a $30 discount, which would put the regular price at $149. The RRP of that set is only $139.99.

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A recommended retail price is just that – a recommendation. There is nothing that forces Big W to sell the set at that price. But (with the exception of sale events) Big W has always sold the set for $139.

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This catalogue shot from August shows the $139 regular price

I considered that maybe the advertised $30 discount was a typo, but according to a Google cache of the product page from November 11th 2018 the price was $149.

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It certainly seems that Big W increased the price of the set so they could advertise a bigger discount.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Big W

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Big W has a new pre-Christmas catalogue out with a heap of toys included. There are some LEGO deals among the pages but it’s not the most extensive list.

You can find a list of the sale sets at the end of the article – I’ve only included the ones that are actually on sale, as there are some sets in the catalogue that aren’t actually on sale.

This sale runs from today (November 15th) until November 28th. You can check out the catalogue for yourself here.

Click Frenzy 2018 Deals

After not being able to access the site all day I’m a little late in getting these deals posted, but here are the LEGO related Click Frenzy deals.

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Myer – 25% off LEGO

Myer’s offer is an impressive 25% off toys, including LEGO. Unfortunately the usual exclusions seem to apply. All up there are around 175 sets included in the sale. I can’t find a set end time for this offer.

You can view their full listing here.

Big W – 20% off LEGO

Big W is offering 20% off their regular price of LEGO. With prices typically already lower than RRP this is a good option. This sale runs until 7PM AEDT on November 14th.

You can find the sets included here.

David Jones – 20% off LEGO

The percentage may not be as high as Myer but David Jones is offering 20% off LEGO with no obvious exclusions. The broader range of sets included makes this a tempting offer.

You can view their LEGO range here.

This offer ends at 11:59 PM AEDT, so get in quick.

eBay – 10% off (for eBay Plus members)

eBay’s offer is terrible if you aren’t a paying eBay Plus member. Even if you are it’s nothing remarkable. There is a minimum spend of $120 to qualify for this offer. You’ll need to enter the code PFRENZY at checkout to get your discount. This offer ends 11:59 PM AEDT on November 14th.

You can find eBay’s LEGO portal here.

If you find any other deals let me know.

Sorry again that this is late. I tried to keep people informed on Facebook where possible.

Thanks to everybody that sent me details about offers.

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer

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Myer is having a Super Saturday sale tomorrow, with offers active online now.

There doesn’t seem to be any particular exclusions that I can find with Creator Expert being included for once.

The online offer runs from today (November 9th) until 11:59 PM AEDT on Saturday November 10th. The in-store offer runs tomorrow only.

You can check out their online range here.

eBay – Extra 5% off

If you are interested in buying via the Myer eBay store you will be able to get an extra 5% off with the code P5OFF at checkout. If you are buying two items you can use the code PACKAGE15 to get 15% off your second item.

View the eBay range here.

The combo of offers does bring Myer’s price for the Hogwarts Express down to just $106.39. You can find the Hogwarts Express here.

Thanks to Christine and Jez for letting me know about this sale.

On Sale: 20% Off City & Friends Plus Other Sets On Sale At Target

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Target is doing their part to help you get your Christmas shopping done early with 20% off two popular LEGO themes – City and Friends.

The offer kicks off today (November 8th) and runs until December 12th.

You can find the City range here and the Friends range here.

There are also catalogue items on sale. The catalogue sale runs from today until November 28th. You can view the catalogue for yourself here, or see the list below.

On Sale: 10% Off For Woolworths Rewards Members At Big W VIP Night

If you are a Woolworths Rewards member you should have received an email earlier with an offer buried down the bottom.

Tomorrow night (November 8th) from 5PM Big W will be offering 10% off storewide. To get your discount scan your Woolworths Rewards at the checkout in-store or enter it online.

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This offer is available at all Big W Stores and Big W Online (excluding Tasmania and Big W Stafford store). The offer runs in-store from 5PM to store closure or online from 5pm to 11.59pm (local time of the delivery address for the online order). To get your discount online you will need to register your Woolworth Rewards card with your Big W online store account.

The 10% off does not apply to any gift cards, Big W Photos, the Big W eBay store, pre-orders and lay-by fees. While you probably won’t need to the 10% off can be redeemed multiple times while the offer is active.

Thanks to Stuart and Trevor for the information.

On Sale: 10% Off At eBay

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A new eBay offer is live today and it’s a nice general 10% off everything when you spend $120 or more.

While the discount isn’t amazing it’s good to see something that isn’t limited to a small number of sellers.

To get the discount you’ll need to use the code PROPER10 at checkout. Unfortunately this can’t be stacked with the other code from yesterday. The offer runs from today (November 6th) until 11:59 PM AEDT on November 8th.

What is particularly interesting is that the Myer’s eBay store has the Hogwarts Express listed. With this code you can get it for $125.99 which I think is the cheapest it’s been so far. You can view the product page for that set here.

For everything else you can view the eBay LEGO landing page here.

A huge thanks to Matthew for the information, including the Myer Hogwarts Express listing.

On Sale: 20% Off At Selected eBay Stores

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A new eBay code is live with a good discount but a limited selection of stores. In fact there are only two stores selling LEGO from what I can see.

Firstly there is Hobby Warehouse, who generally seem to be included in every eBay sale. As always be aware that Hobby Warehouse don’t always charge RRP so check the starting pricing before you factor in the discount. They are still worth checking out. View the store here.

The second store is Nicole’s Toys and Gifts. This store has an extensive LEGO range but again check that the starting price is at least RRP. View the store here.

To get your 20% discount you’ll need to enter the code PEARTREE at checkout. This offer runs from 10:00 AM (AEDT) November 2nd to 11.59 PM (AEDT) on November 11th. The maximum discount you can get is $1000 and the code can be used on three transactions.

Thanks to Richie for the heads up.

Trainspotting: Where To Get Your Hogwarts Express

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Over the last few days quite a few of you have got in touch with me to let me know that the Hogwarts Express has been spotted in the wild. The set was originally intended to be a Toys R Us exclusive but has now been set for a general release. With so much interest in this set I’m going to have a look at the various buying options for this set.

The set has an official RRP of $139.99

LEGO Online – Backorder with a bonus

If you are not in a particular rush for the set then ordering it from LEGO online is one option you may want to consider. You’ll be paying RRP but a new promotion has just launched that will see you also get an exclusive Diagon Alley promotional set. The set is on backorder but should be shipping this week according to the website.

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The only issue with buying from LEGO online is that you’ll need to add $10 extra to your order to qualify for free shipping. With shipping at $12.50 it cheaper to get more LEGO rather than pay for shipping. You can find the product listing here.

Target – $139.00

Scanning the barcode for the set with the Target app reveals that Target’s asking price is just below RRP at $139. If you can find one in-store and want it today then this isn’t a terrible option. There is no bonus though. You can find the Target product page here, but the set is not available to buy online.

Big W – $139 (or $149)

The Big W app shows the price as $139 but I have heard from multiple people that they were asking for $149 for the set. It’s possible that they have since updated their pricing or the in-store system is showing an incorrect price. You should be able to easily get it at $139 (their own app shows that price) but it might be a little more work than Target. This set is not currently listed on the Big W website.

Kmart – Unknown

I am not aware of any Kmart sightings at this stage. Expect to pay $139 here too but it’s possible that Kmart may go a little lower. It’s not currently listed on the Kmart website.

Myer/David Jones – RRP Probably

Both Myer and David Jones generally charge RRP for sets. If David Jones has a sale then it may be included as they aren’t as tough with exclusions. Expect the set to be excluded from any Myer sales as Harry Potter has been left out regularly.

Dreamworld or LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

Both of these stores should be stocking the set. For Queenslanders the Dreamworld store does currently have a bonus Christmas Carousel offer that you’ll get with the Hogwarts Express.

If you spot this set at a store not mentioned above let me know in the comments.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Kmart

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A new Kmart catalogue started on Thursday and I totally missed it. Kmart don’t have as many sales as other retailers and as a result there catalogues usually aren’t worth checking.

The majority of this catalogue is just advertising Kmart’s regular price on their LEGO range but there are a few that are legitimately discounted, not to mention the fact that some of the non-sale prices are pretty low too.

The sale runs from November 1st through to November 14th. You can check out the catalogue for yourself here or view the list of included sets below.