Hobby Lobby Clearance

Discussion in 'Rocketry Deal Forum' started by Jeff Curtis, Jun 27, 2019.

Help Support The Rocketry Forum by donating:

  1. Aug 15, 2019 #181

    cwbullet

    cwbullet

    cwbullet

    Obsessed with Rocketry Staff Member Administrator TRF Lifetime Supporter Global Mod

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2009
    Messages:
    21,930
    Likes Received:
    1,200
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Glennville, GA
    I am going to see if they have them at my local HL.
     
  2. Aug 15, 2019 #182

    GlenP

    GlenP

    GlenP

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    Messages:
    1,596
    Likes Received:
    143
    Looks like the Estes rocket section was restocked at my local store, the new kits have several no-painting required options, they should move well. I found their last Nike Smoke which seemed to be hanging in the wrong spot, and no label on a hanger for where it would be restocked, so I grabbed that one. They had a good collection of the new HL exclusive and other Estes kits and launch sets all with yellow everyday your price stickers. No more 29mm BP motor packs on the shelf, bummer.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2019 #183

    NikeMikey

    NikeMikey

    NikeMikey

    Lost in Space TRF Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Messages:
    316
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    North Texas
    Indeed! Especially when smuggling, I mean "importing", looted religious artifacts under false documents from the middle east!

    NikeMikey
     
  4. Aug 16, 2019 #184

    cwbullet

    cwbullet

    cwbullet

    Obsessed with Rocketry Staff Member Administrator TRF Lifetime Supporter Global Mod

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2009
    Messages:
    21,930
    Likes Received:
    1,200
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Glennville, GA
    I read that article years ago. I know your post was meant to be funny but it is not a full representation of the case. If you read more than headlines, you will realize it is a media kit piece. It is one event and the size of the claim is media was exaggerated. PBS originally claimed that Hobby Lobby was smuggling 40K artifacts for sale in their stores. When called out for being fake news, they change the story to less than 5K and admitted they were purchased for museums or fro display in Christain bookstores.

    Furthermore, facts being facts. This event occurred in 2010. The case was settled over a year ago. The facts of the case do not support the term smuggle because they did not direct the packing or mislabeling. It was a purchase that should be a lesson to all. When buying antiquities, you have an obligation to ensure the seller is the owner.

    I am not defending them. They admitted fault and returned the items to Iraq. Once again, they corrected the mistake instead of fighting it in court. Hobby Lobby was not ordered to return them. They agreed to do so which is an estimate to their integrity.

    I identify with this story. Years ago, I purchased a 100 pound Parrot Artillery shell for one heck of a price at a flea market. To my horror, I found out it was stolen from a museum when I researched the item. I returned it to the museum personally. It was on a mantel and no one would know I have it but me but I could not live with it being there if it were stolen.
     
  5. Aug 16, 2019 #185

    Ez2cDave

    Ez2cDave

    Ez2cDave

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,270
    Likes Received:
    503
    I did not believe the post to be "funny". I took it to be a "smear" of a Christian business, made to appear credible by "editing" the facts to suit an agenda.

    Dave F.
     
    mrtriton likes this.
  6. Aug 16, 2019 #185

    cwbullet

    cwbullet

    cwbullet

    Obsessed with Rocketry Staff Member Administrator TRF Lifetime Supporter Global Mod

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2009
    Messages:
    21,930
    Likes Received:
    1,200
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Glennville, GA
    Either way, people are entitled to their own opinion, but the facts remain unchanged.

    Does anyone have a list of all the eight exclusive kits from Hobby lobby?
     
  7. Aug 16, 2019 #186

    Ez2cDave

    Ez2cDave

    Ez2cDave

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,270
    Likes Received:
    503
    Post #142

    Dave F.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2019
  8. Aug 17, 2019 #187

    lowga

    lowga

    lowga

    Forum Supporter TRF Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2016
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    40
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Birmingham, AL
    If you can find the Cherokee E- Hobby Lobby exclusive kit, suggest you buy it. Went to three different stores this afternoon in the Birmingham area, no joy. Found plenty of the other Estes exclusive kits, and bought a few--love the ESAM-58...but no joy with the mid-power Cherokee.

    This is a win-win for both the retailer and Estes. It drives more traffic into their store from rocketeers, and always Estes to retain shelf space at one of the larger hobby retailers. Wonder if others will start looking for exclusives with Estes now?

    Great kits at great prices.
     
    GlenP likes this.
  9. Aug 17, 2019 #188

    BRS Hobbies

    BRS Hobbies

    BRS Hobbies

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Messages:
    470
    Likes Received:
    9
    I agree 100%. They should do the same thing for all the HobbyTown hobby shops.
     
  10. Aug 17, 2019 #189

    cwbullet

    cwbullet

    cwbullet

    Obsessed with Rocketry Staff Member Administrator TRF Lifetime Supporter Global Mod

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2009
    Messages:
    21,930
    Likes Received:
    1,200
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Glennville, GA
    I got one Cherokee E yesterday. I bought one of each kit.
     
  11. Aug 21, 2019 #190

    JonathanOtt

    JonathanOtt

    JonathanOtt

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2015
    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Fayetteville, NC
    Went to Hobby Lobby tonight in Bloomington, IN. Got a Cherokee-E, Citation Patriot, 220 Swift, and a Luna Bug. My big score was a Mercury Redstone that was in a cart/buggy (depending on your location) next to the clearance rack. It didn't have a new "Your Price" sticker, nor a clearance sticker. I asked the manager about it, she checked with someone else and they didn't know if it was clearance or not, so the went ahead and gave me 75% off. Got it for $6.25! Walked out with five kits for $49.44!
     
    GlenP likes this.
  12. Aug 21, 2019 #191

    EvryThngIsAOk

    EvryThngIsAOk

    EvryThngIsAOk

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2016
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    22
    Nice Score!, I found the Cherokee -E and bought 2
     
  13. Aug 21, 2019 #192

    Lynn McCall

    Lynn McCall

    Lynn McCall

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2019
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    13
    Gender:
    Male
    I picked up a Cherokee-E and 6 packs of engines.
     
  14. Sep 11, 2019 at 7:50 PM #193

    deangelo54

    deangelo54

    deangelo54

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2015
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    12
    I can see that some people got some really good deals from Hobby Lobby. On Labor Day I visited the Seabrook, NH store. They had a good selection of kits and motors. The price tags on the kits and motors read, "Your Price". You could not use a 40% off coupon on those items because they were already discounted. I forget what I paid for my Cherokee E. I paid $15.99 for a pack of E12-4 motors. Full retail is $23.99. Not to mention that had 1 oz bottles of CA for $2.99.
     
  15. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:42 PM #194

    BEC

    BEC

    BEC

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,594
    Likes Received:
    65
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Auburn, WA
    No. Here is the selection at one south Puget Sound store not long ago. The one in the upper left that's cut off is the Mean Machine. The empty hook on the bottom row is marked for the Space Crater egg lofter. IMG_1592.JPG
     
  16. Sep 12, 2019 at 3:24 PM #195

    deangelo54

    deangelo54

    deangelo54

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2015
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    12
    That is quite a collection of kits. Living in Boston I don't think I will get a chance to go to the Puget Sound store. Looks like it is up to each store to determine the amount of rocketry inventory they want to carry. The last time I saw that many kits at a hobby shop was the Hobby Emporium in Tyngsboro, MA (just south of Nashua, NH).

    In the early to mid 2000's Michael's Arts and Crafts used to sell a nice variety of kits, parts and engines up to D12's. I would get those 40% and occasional 50% coupons and I would be in rocketry heaven. The Michael's in the Boston area no longer carry rockets.

    Other places that used to sell rockery stuff was Walmart and the now defunct Toys R Us. Floor space in stores is at a premium. If certain items don't earn their keep they are no longer carried.
     
  17. Sep 13, 2019 at 7:18 AM #196

    BEC

    BEC

    BEC

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,594
    Likes Received:
    65
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Auburn, WA
    Michaels around here have virtually nothing and the few stores around here that do carry rocket bits carry them at full list or even higher prices. A couple of WalMarts have been off and on, but I haven't seen any rocket stuff in any WalMarts for at least a couple of years now.

    There are four Hobby Lobby stores within a reasonable drive for me (I made a loop around to all four of them a couple of times when things started going on clearance). The picture above was from the second nearest one (east hill Puyallup). Since then I've been in the nearest one (Federal Way) and it is stocked similarly. Since GlenP reported that the one up north by him (I'm assuming Lynnwood) is also stocked well at least out here in the Seattle/Tacoma area we're in good shape. Sorry about Boston....
     
  18. Sep 13, 2019 at 5:47 PM #197

    Flyfalcons

    Flyfalcons

    Flyfalcons

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2015
    Messages:
    2,135
    Likes Received:
    238
    I went Luna Bug hunting yesterday and they were all sold out. Not sure when they receive their shipments, but it would be nice to snag one. Too bad it's a HL exclusive, as we have a couple local hobby shops that carry rockets as well.
     
  19. Sep 13, 2019 at 5:52 PM #198

    BEC

    BEC

    BEC

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,594
    Likes Received:
    65
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Auburn, WA
    I think the Federal Way store restocks on Tuesdays. Don't know about Puyallup or Tacoma or Lakewood.

    I grabbed a Luna Bug a couple of weeks ago and had it with me at Sod Blaster but didn't get it flown. Maybe Saturday.
     
  20. Sep 16, 2019 at 10:30 PM #199

    shreadvector

    shreadvector

    shreadvector

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Messages:
    8,782
    Likes Received:
    63
    Lakewood CA restocks on Thursday.

    Not sure about the 16 or so other Lakewoods in the USA. or the Glendales. or the Springfields.
     
  21. Sep 16, 2019 at 10:45 PM #200

    BEC

    BEC

    BEC

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,594
    Likes Received:
    65
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Auburn, WA
    Sorry Fred - Lakewood, Washington (near Tacoma).

    I used to live in Lakewood, Colorado...so I am aware there are several....:eek:
     

Share This Page