If there is one thing I am either loved for or even hated because of, it is when I find deals! Why you may ask? Those that despise me is because I generally “cut into” their profits with the crazy sales and discounts I discover and then let everyone know about. On the other side of the coin, it is now a tradition over at Collector’s Trading Post on FaceBook that when a member finds an outstanding price or a hard to find item in the secondary market, they let everyone know! This is the absolute and true meaning of “Collectors Helping Collectors”!
That being said, this will be the first post of many that I plan on writing whenever I am out and about looking for the best bang for the buck on the toys and collectibles we love. There is a smart way to collect and this new segment on CTP Universe will hopefully save you money and maybe even allow you to help another collector looking for that hard to find piece! “Knowledge is Power” is one of the best and to the point phrases out there, especially with the collecting hobby!
So lets get this DEAL ALERT going already! You will notice headers from the following stores: TJ Maxx, Ross, Marshalls, 5 and Below, as well as Target. Under each of their logos I will be posting the picture from my phone (excuse the quality this time. Wasn’t paying attention as I was snapping away) and then directly underneath I will list the item(s) and the price. So get your pen and paper ready because I found some AWESOME steals tonight folks! 😉
TJ Maxx is commonly a secondary market store (close out buys is their bread and butter), yet you never know what you will find in here!
The Avengers Movie 3.75″ Stark Tech Assault Armor w/ Iron Man Mark VI – $12.99!!
The Avengers Movie Chitauri Cosmic Chariot Invasion 3.75″ – $6.99!! Awesome Army Builder!
Star Wars Assorted 3-Pack Battle Packs – $12.99!! Walmart’s Price – $24.96!
DC Super Heroes Storybook Collection – $7.99!! Great for the kids!
Ross is very similar to TJ Maxx and Marshalls, except for one HUGE difference! Completely different close-out buyers! I have been literally speechless with some of the stuff they get in compared to everywhere else! Not to mention, they are usually about $2 less than the competition!
Movie Masters The Dark Knight Rises Figures w/ Batsignal CnC Piece – $7.99!!
Star Wars Assorted 3-Pack Battle Packs – $10.99 (Perfect example! $2 less than TJ Maxx!) Walmart’s Price – $24.96!
Transformers Prime Deluxe Class Assorted Figures- ONLY $5.99!!! I remember when Vehicon above was making people nuts trying to find him!)
Power Attack Batman Total Destruction Batmobile – $13.99!! Walmart’s Price: $28.97!!
Thundercats 3.75″ Deluxe Vehicles: Mumm-Ra Storm Charger & ThunderTank – ONLY $7.99 EACH!
Now Marshalls will seem very similar to TJ Maxx. The reason is they are both owned by the same parent company and have the same close-out buyers! BUT, Do Not allow yourself to be lazy when you are out hunting! Sometimes each get different levels of difficult items than the other will! It is always a safe gamble to check both!
CLEARANCE ALERT! All 3.75″ Iron Man II and The Armored Avengers Figures are $4 – $4.50! Also included but not shown are both Thor and Captain America 3.75″ Movie Figures.
Transformers Prime Voyager Class Assorted Figures – $12.99!!
DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Etc Comic Assorted 10-Packs – $5.99!
CLEARANCE ALERT! GI Joe Sky Striker Combat Jet REDUCED to $10-$15!!!
CLEARANCE ALERT! Collector’s Edition Spider-Man Monopoly REDUCED to $10!!
Can you guess the prices of everything in this store? OMFG! Never and I mean NEVER not go in this store thinking it is a waste of your hunt! I was short on time but I did find this newly filled and displayed ….
Star Wars Assorted Action Figures – $5!! Included but not shown are the Vintage Series. I am sure that elusive Armored Savage Opress is hiding in there somewhere!
We all know Target, so no need to go into why you need to check this place out frequently! BUT, their 70% Off Clearance Sales are about to end and those items you kept procrastinating on to get will be donated to GoodWill and gone forever!
CLEARANCE ALERT! The Avengers Movie Quinjet with Iron Man REDUCED to $14.98!!
UPDATE 2/1: SUPER CLEARANCE ALERT!!! Lego Super Heroes Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown REDUCED to $13.98 —> RANG AT THE REGISTER FOR $5.98!!!!!
UPDATE 2/1: CLEARANCE ALERT! Transformers Dark Of The Moon Deluxe 2 Packs Reduced to ONLY $6.98!!
**There were other items showing their little red and white buy me tags with impressive pricing, but nothing to write home to Mom about!**
If you have never heard or been in an Ollie’s, you are soooooo missing out! They have serious buyers that seem to go after the good stuff like rabid pitbulls! You absolutely never know when they will receive something good in! The reason, they get deliveries EVERY DAY! Saweeeeeet!
40% OFF All Remaining MATTY COLLECTOR Buy-Out Items! Interestingly enough, mine still had alot!
I truly hope you enjoyed and most importantly, benefited from this article! Keep the “Scalpers” at bay and always work hard to help each other out when you can! Until next time! 🙂 Thanks as always!!