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Old 03-12-2009, 10:40 AM
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I went by my local Wal-Mart to check the status of the motors they've had in the clearance ailse for two months for $4.97 (A10-3Ts, C6-3s, C6-5s, C6-7s). They were marked down to $2.50, except the C6-5s which were marked down to $3.00. Of course, I had to o check on the price of the motors in the toy department too. Guess what? They were all marked down to $2.50 also (A8-3s, B4-4s, B6-4s). I left a few just in case they want to mark them down to $1 next week........
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:48 AM
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Lucky you! Went by 2 of the *Marts around here and one still doesn't have any stock of motors in and the local one has motors but at $6.97 a pack! Glad I stocked up when I could get them for $3/pack
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:09 PM
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(snip).... I left a few just in case they want to mark them down to $1 next week........

Well, had to buy the rest today. 25 packs for 25 cents each......
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:12 PM
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Well, had to buy the rest today. 25 packs for 25 cents each......


I hate you.

I check another of our local WM's and they FINALLY have the new two tier box... full of C6-3's and C6-5's just like always. And the price is still $4.95.
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:32 AM
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I check another of our local WM's and they FINALLY have the new two tier box... full of C6-3's and C6-5's just like always. And the price is still $4.95.

Don't read this then..........

Went back today just to make sure I didn't miss any. No more left in the clearance ailse. Went to the toy section and they had the regular new stuff there in the two-tier box.....A8-3s, B4-4s and B6-4s. They were still ringing up for $2.50 yesterday when I got the others for 25 cents. Put them to the scanner.......25 cents! Needless to say, there are no more rocket motors on the shelves..... Wonder if they plan to re-stock tonight......
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:15 PM
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I made a trip to my local rocket-friendly Wal*Mart yesterday and checked the motor supply. Still plenty of motors left in the two displays so I only bought two A8-3s @ $4.97 each as my personal "park motor" supply was getting low. Beginning to think I'm the only one buying these motors at this store and I should probably wait until they go on clearance sale.

I also checked the fishing tackle aisle and finally found the swivels display area re-stocked after having been empty for at least three weeks. Bought a pack of Mustad brand #5 Barrel Swivels w Coastlock and a pack of #3 Barrels both at $1.17. and 12 to the pack. That's about half the price of the local grocery store's offerings.
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Went to one of my local Wal - Mart (have four with-in easy driving distance), the one my wife works at, and discovered they have a pretty good supply of engines. Four displays,
with plenty of A10-3T's, A8-3's, B4-4's, B6-4's, C6-3's and C6-5's priced at $4.97 per pack.
Not bad!!
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I just tried, for the first time, some Quest B6-4's I got online. It was great not having to run 5 blocks chasing a chute in the wind! I didn't know they were narrower than Estes engines. I had to tape the crap out of them. And put in a 1/16th shim at the top. Good thing I have plenty of scrap plastic around...
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:32 PM
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Well, spent the day driving around. In the process, stopped at three Walmarts. The first one had rocket motors shelf priced at $4.97 but scanned at $3. Huge selection, mostly old stock, but I just couldn't get myself to pay that much for them.

The second Walmart was just an after thought stop. Had C6-3s, 5s and 7s. 21 packages total. Shelf price was a whopping $6.97. Man, I thought, the era of cheap motors was over for the year. I went ahead and scanned them anyway. What a surprise. The C6-3s scanned at 98 cents and the rest scanned at a dollar. Needless to say, I left the store with 21 motors and one of the new style double stacked display boxes. They didn't need it anymore anyway....

The third Walmart was one I had passed earlier in the day since my granddaughter was serenely sleeping when we drove by. A quick check found only two packs of C6-3s but they scanned at a dollar each so I figured there was no sense leaving them on the shelf.

Never did see any of the new "Sustainables". I guess I'll check some of the local places tomorrow. Nothing better to do when the rain is pouring down. Sure am glad I spent Thursday and Friday patching my roof......
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