I just went back and checked last year and it turns out that my big haul was indeed from 12/26 and not New Years as I had initially thought. That being said, we bought a ton at 50% Off at the store so I for one will still be visiting mine tomorrow, no matter how paltry the online offering seems.
^ I don't feel that is TLG's logic. It is a clearance sale to clear stock for next year's inventory; it is not a promotion where the more people it reaches is necessarily better.Instead, the logic is more likely: if we can move a good amount of the sets with a smaller discount, let's do it. If it doesn't move, we'll just drop it further.Though I don't think TLG is taking this into account, it actually indirectly benefits them if resellers purchase the clearance sets and then sell them at slight markup because it helps preserves the perceived cost of LEGO with the general public.
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