(04-13-2012 09:59 AM)talkntribe Wrote: Just got back from walmart. Was browsing for the marked down blasters when I found a hobby box of 2008 topps chrome baseball 39.98...2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars for 59.98.I couldn't believe it. A guy who works there came by and told me that walmart and possibly others will be carrying hobby boxes now.He said he has seen some older hobby boxes but nothing 2011-2012 yet.
Why is this?? I thought retail only carried retail? Either way thats pretty cool. Just thought i'd share if anyone wants to check their stores.
(04-13-2012 10:18 AM)dbroockerd Wrote: For this who think this is good news, it is far from that. If Wal-Marts start carrying hobby boxes then what is the point of the hobby shop and what would keep them from becoming extinct? This is not gospel for the hobby shop or the hobby at all.
I assume though, as someone else stated, it is overstock from old product.
(04-13-2012 10:26 AM)bryandavidknight Wrote: Didn't think about it that way when I first saw it. I see where that might hurt not only card shops but all the way down to collectors. Maybe it is just overstock and will never be a new product.
(04-13-2012 10:35 AM)minitracer Wrote: They have had some stuff at my Walmart for around a month or so. All older stuff. I think it is older stuff and they just got it cheap. I doubt they will sell new product.