From what I've gathered talking to Target employees I do not believe manufacturers get charged back for clearance. They've told me that each store has a set budget for how much they're allowed to clearance to move whatever they need to. I've seen stores clearance brand new items and things that sell pretty well, that certainly wouldn't be fair to manufacturers. With Mego some stores are clearancing it and others are not. I've also noticed it seems to have been selling pretty well, this was kind of surprising to me, I didn't really expect the Mego stuff to be that popular.
Mego Corporation Revival - Could this mean new Star Trek toys?
Posted 04 August 2019 - 05:38 PM
yeah I don't know the inner workings of Stores... my only understanding is that it depends on the contract... and if some items don't sell and they de-list the sku the manufacture may have the choice to take back the product... replace product with something that sells... or allow it to be put on clearance... and, again I suppose it depends on the contract, if clearanced the store had an expectation of a sales point so the manufacture has to make that up... which can be brutal.
I read a pretty good article that said The new Mego did 12 Million in sales this year, and expects it to grow... also that the the bulk of the sales are not for kids... but are being made by adult collectors.
I would suspect that sales are better in some areas than others then... and would not be surprised if they focus on the stores where sales are good... which is to say, they may not carry them in low volume stores, but we'll see what they do!
Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:04 AM
Posted 06 August 2019 - 04:57 AM
I kinda think of gamestop as a boutique shop... maybe one of the last of such... toy selection is spotty and overpriced. Its main function of course is to sell video games... but its been in decline for years now.
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