Indi, IN April 23rd IK outing

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by toymanIN, Mar 25, 2002.

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  1. djtom Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 18, 2001
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    Are we sure about TRUs not doing any midnight madness openings here in Indy?

    Theres a story on right now that makes me wonder.

  2. Xizor@TheView TFN Collecting, Former IK President

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    Aug 9, 1999
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    Yeah, Tom, but consider 200 stores, 50 states, average 4 per state. Now I know that probably Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho and Montana might only have one, but the odds are against us with so few in Indiana. I am going to call around today to find out some more info, also, I am going to call the store in Muncie. Didn't realize the was a TRU in Muncie.

    I willpost findings later today!
  3. Incom4 Jedi Master

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    Mar 4, 2001
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    I talked with the manager at the Toys R Us in Springdale, Ohio (suburb of Cincy) and he said he was not aware of any Cincy stores that will be open for a midnight run. :(
  4. bbright Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 27, 2002
    Meijer is open 24 hours...wouldn't they haven them available at midnight? Just a thought...
  5. EMERALD_GREENE Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 23, 2001
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    OK, as of this post, this is how the coverage looks for who/where people have volunteered:

    Franklin: Toymanin, Bobabinks, Skylafett

    Noblesville: Yodaonmyleg

    Greensburg: Incom4

    Greenwood: Bilyoumaul, Emerald_greene, bobabinks, Skylafett

    Westfield: Whojedi

    Martinsville: Djtom

    E. Washington: Bilyoumaul, Jedimama, Queenkarendala, Shara, Nabooqueen

    Plainfield: Bobabinks

    Kokomo: Tk1428, Heidi

    Brownsburg: The_bald_ewok

    96th St: Shara

    As with several others, I'm not a WalMart fan either. I liked the idea of switching to Meijers instead but we should check to see what the situation will be there beforehand. I will try to keep up with this thread & keep the list updated as to who will be where.

  6. Shara Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 4, 2000
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    Although it's a little far for me, there is a Walmart and Meijer right by each other at about 96th and I-69 that no one has claimed yet. That would be a good two birds with one stone thing.
  7. BILYOUMAUL Jedi Youngling

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    Oct 26, 2001
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    Since I work up in Fishers, I can hit the Walmart on W. 86th and Michigan Rd. and the one on North Keystone Ave on my way home everyday. I hit both of those today but no luck!
  8. EMERALD_GREENE Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 23, 2001
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    What time do you get off work bil? Several posters have said they will cover multiple stores. We ARE talking about the midnight gathering, right? I think it would be difficult to cover several stores (especially across the city/state)at once.
  9. TK-616 Jedi Youngling

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    Dec 8, 2000
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    I live right next door to the one here on Keystone.
  10. BILYOUMAUL Jedi Youngling

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    Oct 26, 2001
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    Since Keystone is covered, I can either assist down with the one in Greenwood or I can do the one up on 86th and Michigan. My hours vary at my job.
  11. Xizor@TheView TFN Collecting, Former IK President

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    I talked to the manager at the Castleton TRU today. I was there for the first MM sale. As of yet they are Undecided as to a Midnight sale. Also, Muncie is an Undecided as of today.

    Perhaps a push of callers hoping for a Midnight sale would persuade them. I am going for that approach on thrsday and see what happens.

    Otherwise I will have to head to Richmond, as my WM closes at 10 and last time it was week before tey put E1 merchandise out, and then it was a 4 ft section. We had more at Kroger!!!
  12. toymanIN Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 29, 2001
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    Boba Binks and I talked to the asst store director at TRU in Greenwood today. She said that all of the stores in the this district would not be doing a midnight opening. That includes Cincy, Indy, Louisville and their surrounding stores. Their main reason was that they said the last one was not busy THE WHOLE NIGHT!! Whell DUHHHH!! Any sane collector would not wait until 3 in the morning to start looking. This is all coming down from their district manager. So I'm up for pretty much any southside Wal-Mart and Meijer.

    By the way, with the Lego sets hitting early, has anyone snagged the Republic Gunship set yet? It's a pretty large set.
  13. Shara Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 4, 2000
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    There is a guy at TRU in Castleton who is a big SW fan (he's going to join us after school is out). I don't know how high up he is but if you ask nicely I can give you his name and maybe he can work from the inside (cause I know I mentioned it to him) I'd be happy to call TRU at Castleton to get them to open at midnight.

    And that just sucks that no one in this area is allowed to open late/early for that. You do know that if you politely bug people long enough, they usually fold just to get you off their backs. ;)
  14. Boba_Binks Jedi Padawan

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    Sep 7, 2001
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    Trust ToyMan and me, TRU will not under any circumstances short of the voice of God open up at midnight. The higher up for the area stores is not going to allow it. He is pretty firm on this. The more you bug him the pissier he gets.
    I have tried to talk, plead, and finally begged for them to open but the answer is still no.
    But after our Wal-Mart and Meijer runs we could camp-out in front of TRU and be the first(s) in line. ;)
  15. Boba_Binks Jedi Padawan

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    Sep 7, 2001
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    This afternoon I found out that the Castleton TRU's manager really wants to open up at Midngiht o the 23rd of April!
    I wonder if he can go around and over the district manager and do this? If so we will have the Indy Knights outing there. More to come as info gets passed along.
  16. BILYOUMAUL Jedi Youngling

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    Oct 26, 2001
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    That would be so cool if TRU up Castleton does it. I will cross my fingers, eyes, etc.

  17. Xizor@TheView TFN Collecting, Former IK President

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    I had talked to Trisha, at Castleton on Thrsday. She told me that they were VERY interested in opening for a midnight sale. At that time the store manager was trying to get it done. I asked if several people called wanting in on a sale, if that would help. She said it couldn't hurt.

    I told her that therer was a group that could probably have a rather large number of people there and then told her a bit about the group.

    Castleton's number is 841.9334 ket's make those phones light up! Also mention you'd rather give your money to them than Wal-mart :)
  18. Incom4 Jedi Master

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    Mar 4, 2001
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    Rebelscum just posted the Toys R Us stores that will be open...Indy is not on the list

    Store #5804 Pinole, CA
    Store #5816 Serramonte, CA
    Store #5817 Hayward, CA
    Store #5821 Redwood City, CA
    Store #5822 Newark, CA
    Store #5826 Geary Street, CA
    Store #5829 San Rafael, CA
    Store #5840 Emeryville, CA
    Store #5845 San Mateo, CA
    Store #8011 Bellevue, WA
    Store #8025 Northgate, WA
    Store #5625 Chula Vista, CA
    Store #5626 La Mesa, CA
    Store #5628 Mission Bay, CA
    Store #5653 National City, CA
    Store #5602 Van Nuys, CA
    Store #5603 Burbank, CA
    Store #5604 Covina, CA
    Store #5606 Ontario, CA
    Store #5610 Woodland Hills, CA
    Store #5611 Riverside, CA
    Store #5614 Puente Hills, CA
    Store #5616 W. Los Angeles, CA
    Store #5621 La Mirada, CA
    Store #5622 Torrance, CA
    Store #5623 South Coast, CA
    Store #5624 Anaheim, CA
    Store #5629 Bell Gardens, CA
    Store #5630 Cerritos, CA
    Store #5632 Culver City, CA
    Store #5634 Huntington Beach, CA
    Store #5635 Brea, CA
    Store #5638 Tustin, CA
    Store #5650 Hawthorne, CA
    Store #5654 Montebello, CA
    Store #5655 Monrovia, CA
    Store #5660 Signal Hill, CA
    Store #5662 Alhambra, CA
    Store #5665 Santa Monica, CA
    Store #5667 Glendale, CA
    Store #5681 Porter Ranch, CA
    Store #7032 N. San Antonio, TX
    Store #7019 Baybrook, TX
    Store #7010 So. Austin, TX
    Store #9525 Tulsa, OK
    Store #6004 Burbank, IL
    Store #6016 N. Riverside, IL
    Store #6043 Bloomington, MN
    Store #9565 Crestwood, MO
    Store #6023 Orland Park, IL
    Store #6017 Aurora, IL
    Store #6006 Niles, IL
    Store #6035 S. Milwaukee, WI
    Store #6037 Brookfield, WI
    Store #9503 Overland Park, KS
    Store #9520 Kansas City, MO
    Store #9262 Southgate, MI
    Store #9263 Madison Heights, MI
    Store #9264 Southfield, MI
    Store #9266 Roseville, MI
    Store #9268 Dearborn, MI
    Store #9269 Sterling Heights, MI
    Store #9270 Ann Arbor, MI
    Store #9271 Westland, MI
    Store #9273 Pontiac, MI
    Store #9274 Novi, MI
    Store #8703 Dadeland, FL
    Store #8706 Plantation, FL
    Store #8707 Miami Int'l Mall, FL
    Store #8711 Coral Springs, FL
    Store #8715 Kendall, FL
    Store #8722 Plaza Las Americas
    Store #8815 Town Center, GA
    Store #8847 Alpharetta, GA
    Store #8870 Mall of Georgia, GA
    Store #6368 Fairfax-Kids World, VA
    Store #8304 Baileys, VA
    Store #8314 Christiana, DE
    Store #8364 Sterling, VA
    Store #6302 Levittown, NY
    Store #6303 Commack, NY
    Store #6304 Totowa, NJ
    Store #6305 E. Brunswick, NJ
    Store #6308 Flatbush, NY
    Store #6309 Massapequa, NY
    Store #6310 Valley Stream, NY
    Store #6311 Carle Place, NY
    Store #6312 Staten Island, NY
    Store #6316 Huntington, NY
    Store #6317 Lake Grove, NY
    Store #6318 Woodbridge, NJ
    Store #6319 Livingston, NJ
    Store #6320 Yonkers, NY
    Store #6322 Douglaston, NY
    Store #6323 Bay Parkway, NY
    Store #6324 Bayshore, NY
    Store #6325 Nanuet, NY
    Store #6328 North Bergen, NJ
    Store #6331 Pouhkeepsie, NY
    Store #6333 Middle Village, NY
    Store #6334 Raritan, NJ
    Store #6335 Rockaway, NJ
    Store #6336 Bronx, NY
    Store #6337 Middletown, NY
    Store #6338 Long Island City, NY
    Store #6423 Times Square, NY
    Store #6344 Wayne, NJ
    Store #6348 Staten Island II, NY
    Store #6349 Freeport, NY
    Store #6350 Holbrook, NY
    Store #6351 Union Square, NY
    Store #6352 Brucker, NY
    Store #6365 Elizabeth-Kid's World, NJ
    Store #7503 Peabody, MA
    Store #7504 Auburn, MA
    Store #7505 Framington, MA
    Store #7509 Waterburty, CT
    Store #7510 W. Hartford, CT
    Store #7521 Nashu, NH
    Store #7523 Salem, NH
    Store #7524 N. Attleboro, MA
  19. Shara Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Dec 4, 2000
    star 4
    This is so bogus! All of them are in California! What is up with this District Manager? i can understand that he wants to be sure to have plenty of product for C2, but there is only one TRU that is near the convention and most people will be getting their stuff on the way. *sigh*

    Edit: Also, I can't go to the 96th Street Walmart. I was just making that suggestion as an option. I don't even know if I'll be going to the E. Washington store. We'll see
  20. Emuboy Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 7, 1999
    star 5
    This is lame lame lame lame.

    Cursed be Muncie stores. Gah.

    Lame. Lame. LAME.
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