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Old 07-09-2018, 10:02 PM
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Default Rocket Section at Hobby Lobby Getting Bare?

I have been to several HL locations in the Twin Cities, and I have noticed the rocketry section is becoming bare in all the locations I was at. I did pick up a Estes Quinstar for $4.99! Has anyone else notice this at a HL near you?
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:25 PM
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Most Hobby Lobbys had a sale on at least 6 different rockets and a couple of starter sets for the last few weeks. This caused mass hoarding of highly discounted kits. I can only assume other rocketry stuff sold in higher than usual quantities also. This happens this time every year as Hobby Lobby gets ready for new inventory for the fall (and possibly the holiday season). I hope you stocked up! I did!
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:13 PM
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Out doing some NYE running around and decided to stop by the Lobby.

For the first time in quite a while, they had a new addition: the anniversary Alpha VI!

Two were on the rack. One remains. For now.
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:18 PM
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Three weeks ago our local HL ran a 20% off sale on rocket kits, and engines. Once the word gets out, the shelves do get thinned out.
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Old 12-31-2018, 04:30 PM
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They were getting bare last July when the first post was made. Since then theyíve made the section smaller but at least at my local store what they are carrying is well stocked though I didnít notice whether there were Alpha VIs in stock when I was in the other day. I brought home a pack of E16-6s instead.
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:14 PM
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I noticed earlier this year it seemed they were thinning the herd. Was making me wonder if they were going to do that permanently. They still carry a lot of RTF's, but the kits they carry for the most part aren't that interesting. Hopefully they will bring in some new blood in 2019. At least you can get a fair selection of motors. Just hope they don't continue to cut back.
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:27 PM
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They were getting bare last July when the first post was made. Since then theyíve made the section smaller but at least at my local store what they are carrying is well stocked though I didnít notice whether there were Alpha VIs in stock when I was in the other day. I brought home a pack of E16-6s instead.


Bernard, I was on the same wavelength as you. Visited a Hobby Lobby yesterday in a nearby town after having lunch with a friend. Nothing really caught my attention much, I picked up a pack of E16-6s.

Iíve visited HLs in four cities in Colorado. All have much smaller spaces and dramatically smaller kit selections. The one thing they all have plenty of is starter sets. I fear this is the new norm.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:05 PM
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Out doing some NYE running around and decided to stop by the Lobby.

For the first time in quite a while, they had a new addition: the anniversary Alpha VI!

Two were on the rack. One remains. For now.


I picked up two Alpha VI kits for $3.49 each about a week ago during the clearance at HL. Also scored several Majestic for $12.49, and 29mm motors also 75% off. One store had the new yellow price tags. Reasonable discount (maybe ~ 30%?, I wasnít paying a lot of attention). Apparently no 40% off allowed under their new pricing model, just price everything competitively.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:06 PM
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I was looking to see if I could have gotten a Majestic, but alas all gone!
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:32 AM
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I have been to 4 of them near me, and I go to 3 states. MD, VA, & W.VA and it looks like Hobby Lobby is no longer going to carry the 29mm E and F engines. I bought what was there on the huge liquidation sale at the beginning of July, and went back to see if they restocked, nope. Peg is removed and tag is gone that held those engines. Many kits and RTF stuff restocked, but nothing new. Same old crap, no good models of Estes kits, just same old same old.
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