$4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart/Target?! (UPDATE: $4.18)

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  1. xGallade Galladite
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    That's ridiculous. What are your responses to this 'rip-off' price?

    I think Wal-Mart/Target should lower the price because $4.17 is way too much for a pack of 10 cards.

    UPDATE: I went to Walmart yesterday (2/22/2012) and the price went up by a penny. ($4.18)
     


  2. King Arceus MyBB Support Technician
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    I do work at Walmart so I can tell you that we do price match. We don't price match online stores though.
     
  3. catutie Ahhhhh back......er....kind of
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    Lol it's funny because Walgreens as always been at about that amount...looks like you better migrate to Target....
     
  4. Frost Amethyst
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    I thought that was basically the price all booster packs go for at retail these days? I mean a three-back blister costs like $13, and a tin with five packs costs $20...
     
  5. PMJ pretty in pink
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    This is why you don't buy single packs. If you want packs, buy booster boxes. You'll pay less per pack. (Although I've heard that even doing that is a waste of time from a competitive standpoint, but still.)
     
  6. trondog Fresh out da grid
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    So happy I have a local card shop that sells packs for $3.49 each.
     
  7. Nengeni Jeder rufen Nengeni jetzt
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    I've always had them priced at $5 in Canada, so be lucky!
     
  8. DNA Goodbye, everyone. I'll miss you all.
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    ^

    Why is $4.17 something to gawk at? Back when I bought singles at Target, they cost $4.20, and that was over 5 years ago.

    Shops that specialize in cards will usually sell them cheaper, so if it's that much of an issue for you, go there.

    assumption that the US dollar is worth the same as the Canadian dollar
     
  9. Lil Wayne .=I Hate to see her go.. love to watch her leave=.
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    Well, I think you should get them online. Walmart is really over priced for certain things (Pokemon Cards). Online takes longer, but almost 1/2 price is really good. Is it worth the wait?
     
  10. Renoir Großer Krieger.
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    If that is a serious question, of course it is. If certain cards are needed, you better trade for them or buy them right away.

    Waste of time? You mean waste of money?


    Assuming that you want to play/collect the Pokémon-TCG the most cost-efficient way, i suggest buying from online stores. If you mainly collect the cards you might try japanese booster boxes - they have a way better foil card ratio. It is 1 R (Holofoil)-Card every 2 Packs, 1 SR (Full Art)-Card every two boxes, and an UR (Secret Rare)-Card every five boxes. One box usually contains 20 packs with 5 cards and costs about $35-40.

    Remember, the concept of booster packs is designed to trigger an impulse purchase. If you want to save money for other things, just keep that in mind.

    ~Renoir
     
  11. PMJ pretty in pink
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    Yes, I meant waste of money, but I guess it'd be a waste of time too. :x
     
  12. Nengeni Jeder rufen Nengeni jetzt
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    Currently $5 CAD is $5.01 USD, so it's pretty close (unless the site I used is wrong.)

    But yeah, I wouldn't advise at buying single packs at all.
    A) Because they cost more than buying a box,
    B) Because people could have "weighed" the packs there already.
     
  13. Professor Palutena Aspiring Trainer
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    Yeah, when I used to play TCG, I bought cards for something like $5.50 CAD ($5.54 US), which was at Wal-Mart, so consider yourself lucky.
     
  14. Megaphone Ship it! ™
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    Buying single booster packs definitely inefficient. If you're looking for a particular set of cards, it is almost always easier to head over to a website like Troll n Toad and get the ones you need.

    If a completely new set comes out and no website out there has all of the cards yet since they are also opening new packs (lol $70 Mewtwo EX pre-order), then you're better off grabbing a booster box. They're a lot cheaper, and not a terrible investment :).

    However, single booster packs have that certain appeal. Not everybody can just go out and grab a booster box or order things online, it's a very nice option for the uber casual player / younger players. Sometimes I get one or two just for that addicting feeling of opening a new pack!
     
  15. Brave Vesperia RIP Poochie the Cat Aug 31/01-Jan/3/15
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    The only time I get packs at a store is when I need a certain card or two and nobody has any for trade, other than that I go to League and get packs for $3.00 each or PRs and get 8 packs for $25. I would order online, but it's very expensive, even with cheaper sites like T&T. ($70 for a Mewtwo EX? I need them, but not that bad! XD)

    EDIT: Also at $3.00 each, your not losing much money when you pull something bad.
     
  16. jhaze Aspiring Trainer
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    Yeah I buy mine from league because they are only $3.25 each.
     
  17. scizorlicious Now with one fewer 's'
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    You say it's ridiculous that they're $4.17, but the funny thing is that people will still buy them.

    Supply and demand. That's all it is. As long as people buy them at $4.17, they'll stay at $4.17.
     
  18. xGallade Galladite
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    I agree with buying Booster Boxes instead. Not only that you get Booster Packs at a lower price, but a fancy display box as well. -_-
     
  19. Ophie Aspiring Trainer
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    Usually, but not always. Some shops mark up Pokémon cards because they know they're in high demand. The very first Pokémon cards I got, the Hitmonchan deck from the Base Set, cost $45 (plus tax). At that time, I didn't know they weren't supposed to cost that much. Even now, this particular shop overcharges for Pokémon cards.
     
  20. Akamu54 Bagon Farmer
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    RE: $4.17 Per Booster Pack at Wal-Mart?!

    It sucks buying cards in Canada. The tins are usually $30 before taxes, and we get over 13% in taxes, and stores mark up their prices alot too. Myself, I usually just buy boosters from my local store, as they have very good deals for Canadian prices (4 packs for $12, an EXTREMELY good deal here) and I buy the boxes from American sites. It's a cheaper way to do things when the prices are (for lack of a better word) stupidly jacked up despite the strentgh of our dollar right now.
     
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