(01-12-2013 12:33 PM)chevy man 22 Wrote: The Walmart here stinks as far as getting new stuff in and I've never seen any boxes marked down there ever. Target has a larger selection but it usually looks like a tornado hit it so you can tell it's the dealer/collector spot where everybody goes. Now and again they'll have discounted old blasters but even they don't get that stuff very often.
(01-12-2013 12:45 PM)ktcardshop Wrote: Walmart sports cards are a leased department operated by a outside company. This is why there is a vast difference from store to store in their inventory.
Walmart has many leased departments. Bread, Pepsi, Coke, to name a few. You see employees of each of these in the store stocking their shelves.
(01-12-2013 11:38 AM)aprirr Wrote: Again, the downside is with no LCS, all Hobby product and basic card supplies have to be online buys which makes everything more expensive with the shipping costs.
(01-12-2013 02:17 PM)dpatera Wrote: I think you're romanticizing LCSes a bit there. A large part of the reason there are fewer and fewer LCS around is that they are not able to complete with the online stores as far as price (including shipping). With my LCS, supplies are similar prices, but new releases always cost more than what you would find them online (including shipping). It's not because he is some LCS charging high prices, he's just charging what he needs to, to keep the doors open.
I try to buy from my LCS whenever I can, even paying some higher prices, because I like having him there. But, with a few exceptions, I don't go there expecting to find a better deal than I would find from an internet store. Of course, I also can't walk in to an internet store and talk about the big game last night.