- Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:16 pm
Saga figures won't be Clearance next week. The new planogram that sets on 3/25 has ( 6 ) pegs for SAGA and ( 2 ) pegs for TAC. When Hasbro kills off the SAGA line in May (which figures are supposed to continue shipping through then) Target will Clearance the remaining SAGA and fill all ( 8 ) pegs with TAC.
If stores have TAC on the pegs already, it may be a situation like my store. Spiderman Origins went Clearance and blew out, so we had 4 foot of empty pegs. We moved Transformers over, and added ( 8 ) pegs of TAC to fill the void. Of course, now we're OUT of TAC, and still have 4 empty feet to fill.
All stores will have them out the week of 3/25 when the planogram is actually due to set. If you get lucky by using the DPCI, it's just that, luck. Team Members do not have to pull anything before the Set Date if they don't want to. Just because another Target store down the road did, doesn't mean every store has to. There are alot of legit reasons WHY stores don't pull stuff early (too much to get into), but in this case, a "STREET DATE" is not the reason. They won't get sued by Lucasfilm, the managers won't fire everybody, the seas won't rise...blah blah blah.
Using DPCIs to get stuff pulled early may end up backfiring on folks eventually. If it becomes abused, someone will put a stop to allowing Team Members to pull "collectibles" at Guest's requests. It will come down as a company wide email, and all stores will be notified to inform all Team Members to refrain from pulling certain items or refuse to check other stores for ON HAND counts (which is what we did for Wii and TMX Elmo).
Stores will ALWAYS use DPCIs, because that's how we track sales, instead of individual UPCs......but Guests using DPCIs to have something pulled before a Set Date is not common practice and can be shut down.
If it's something like an Exclusive, and your area is known for Scalpers, maybe then try using them, but for basic everyday stuff, I wouldn't waste mine or the Team Members. These figures will be everywhere soon enough (unless another "Collector" pilfered the backroom stock using the DPCI before the Set Date).