Decided to try my luck at a local store while on vacation this week. A very off the beaten path type store. I figured they'd either have a ton of stuff, or nothing.
My first glance of the clearance aisle got my hopes up for my first mega haul. Set after set with that beautiful clearance sticker on them. Star Wars, Batman, Friends, City, Super Hero, Disney, it seemed too good to be true.
I grabbed the first set (a small Batman set) and saw the clearance price was $1 less than normal retail. Undeterred, I picked up the next set... marked at clearance with the normal retail price. I looked at about 20 more sets, all with prices at retail, or $1-$3 below retail.
That's when I decided to scan everything per the suggestions I've ran across here. I had a cart FULL of sets, including the bottom level. Everything scanned the same as the sticker. Utter disappointment. The only deal i found was The Phantom for $10...but I'm not a big follower of SW Rebels.
I ended up scanning a regularly priced Y-Wing Attack and saw it came to $30. I was too disappointed that I didn't even get that (although I'm pretty sure my wife went back and got it for me for my birthday).
I'll just keep repeating in my head, "Next time. Next time."