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NEU_Throwaway1

1806 is just 5 packs either way. Nothing too much in terms of competition. L2593 are the mainlines, if that's what you're looking for. And those cases are shaped more like cubes than they are long.


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This is something I was wondering. Thank you for letting me know this is useful information


NEU_Throwaway1

Yeah, so I don't think the employee was lying or being a dick to you necessarily. He probably thought you were looking for mainlines like everyone else. As a tip, learn the assortment codes of the stuff you're looking for so you don't have to dig into boxes and so you can just recognize them at a glance. The ones I know off the top of my head are: * L2593 US card mainlines * C4982 International card mainlines * 5785 Short card mainlines * GDG44 Walmart exclusive car themed sets * GDG83 Walmart exclusive entertainment themed sets * GMH39 Walmart exclusive diorama sets * GJT68 Boulevard premiums * FPY86 Car culture premiums * GBW75 Fast & Furious premiums * DMC55 Entertainment/pop culture premiums You'll see sub-codes below the assortment code like 956F, 956E, etc. Those tell you more specifically the assortment inside that box (newer vs older premium sets, etc.)


VanillaThunder96

Also FLF56, which are Team Transport Premiums


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This changes things for sure. You are right he wasn't mean or anything either. I told him I got a super treasure hunt last weekend at the other Walmart in town and he seemed genuinely excited for me. Knowing this information he was simply saving me from wasting my time on the bare pegs in the aisle as well when telling me there was nothing good on the pegs. Thank you for sharing the codes I took a screen shot so I can be more versed in hunting. You are a gentleman and a scholar.


NEU_Throwaway1

No problem. I'd rather everyone know the codes because I do some pallet hunting myself, and I have seen plenty of people tear into anything and everything that says "HOT WHEELS CARS" on the side just because they don't know the assortments, and they leave a huge mess behind. Then I get blamed for it because I'm guilty by association.


ThaddeusJP

this is great info


JYFTW

Thank you professor. Please take my upvote


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Thanks to a commentor on this post I was informed he wasn't being shitty most likely. Just was saving me the trouble.


DVoteMe

The employee knew what's up because he has the 2 cases of L2593 stashed in the back. This is meant as a cynical joke and I don't actually believe this.


setthepeoplefr33

The toy department manager at my store stashed the pokemon cards before he quit.


NEU_Throwaway1

If Pokemon cards at Walmart work the same as Target, aren't they stocked directly by the vendor? If so, then that's an especially shitty thing to do. Many vendor items are pay-per-scan, so if he hides the Pokemon cards, he's messing with the vendor's paycheck.


setthepeoplefr33

Vendors at our store unload their stuff in the back and bring everything out on top stock carts, if the stuff is sitting there he'd stash it in the bins.


shatter321

as someone who worked retail for a long time there’s definitely people who do that. 100%.


GLVCIER

I’m actually a Walmart employee myself and when I do stock toys and someone wants to open one, I’ll open one with them and see what we can find. 😂 I’m still “helping” so I can’t get in trouble. 😅


maxpowerdj

Huzzah for good employees!


GLVCIER

Not all of us hate our lives and take it out on the customer. 😂


D8King

Sounds like someone doesn’t want to their job because they can just cut opened those boxes


Illustrious-Ice-1269

I hope you opened those boxes. Don’t let negative people ruin your day👍😆


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I doubt they would of been ok with me opening them myself. I didn't want to argue with him. He was guarding them pretty closely. He works at Wal-Mart and I don't envy what his daily work is so I let him have his first shot at them.


Illustrious-Ice-1269

Walmart’s policy is if it’s on the floor at all it is for sale. But for sure, I’m sure in that situation he would of said something & confrontation wouldn’t be worth it. Good call I suppose, I would of opened it anyways haha but that’s just me. Would technically not be in the wrong with Walmart’s head office though.


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Yeah I figured if I wanted to argue with him I would get to look through them. But that woulda put a sour taste in my mouth and takes away from the enjoyment of collecting. I'll just hunt another day I guess. I had to go to the bathroom anyway lmao


WorkerAtWallyWorld

> Walmart’s policy is if it’s on the floor at all it is for sale. That is not true at all. Items used as displays are not for sale, demo cell phones are not for sale, and dummy models are not for sale. And while the items inside most boxes on pallets are intended to be sold, customers are not allowed to go opening boxes of freight without permission. Don't go opening boxes that are on a pallet. You don't know if the person who placed has it there has some sort of organizational system going on with it. When I work boxes, I put the ones that are overstock or that otherwise am not putting out for some reason to the side or on another pallet. A customer isn't going to know that, so that can end up with me double checking an item or, worse, leaving me with a partial box—a case containing less than the full number of units it is supposed to contain—that I cannot put out and cannot put in the backroom. Regarding partials: If it's a box of overstock, you might reason that it's okay to open it up because you're going to by some of the things inside, but aside from doing something that you still aren't allowed to do, you also create problems for workers. Only full boxes of freight can be placed in the bins in the backroom because partials mess up the backroom inventory process. As an example, if a box of freight contains 8 toy cars but only 2 more toy cars can be put on the shelf, 2 toy cars cannot be worked to the shelf and the box of 6 toy cars (which is supposed to contain 8) cannot be binned in the backroom. Don't even try putting the remaining contents of the box on the shelf. You don't have the means to tell exactly where it's supposed to go. In the Hot Wheels cars that are on the pegs, you definitely won't be able to know where a particular item is meant to go because they will likely be assortments of 2+ UPCs.


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NEU_Throwaway1

I'm gonna assume a more positive intent which was he didn't have any mainlines on the pallet and told the OP that, since that's what 99% of Hot Wheels collectors are looking for. 1806 is 5 packs, which aren't really that hot among treasure hunters.


epaR847

That’s what I was gonna say, it’s not even the 72 count.


DezTheOpossum

Earlier today myself and another collector watched about 10 or so new cases be poured into a brand new dump bin and neither one of us found anything, even the regular T hunts were taken out. Finally being lucky enough to witness a fresh dump bin and then to find out the cases have been hit before they hit the floor hurts.


NEU_Throwaway1

Just going to say, this isn't always the fault of an employee either. If you ever see how Walmart receives their frieght, it's literally a truck trailer with boxes piled floor to ceiling. They are NOT organized on pallets when they arrive. The truck is unloaded by hand by the Cap 2 shift, which is then organized in the backroom and stacked onto pallets. Those pallets are usually pulled out in the evening to be stocked by the overnight crew. As they sit there on the sales floor, pallet raiders open them up and take the good stuff. If there is no more room for them to be put up, they may be backstocked after that night. So those cases may not make an appearance again until weeks later when they are pulled to replenish things. It is entirely possible that an employee took the good stuff out back, but it is also equally possible that a pallet raider took the stuff and it was backstocked for a while.


Party_Ad8213

Same today i went to 2 different walmarts and with a fresh re stock of like 3 bins on both Walmarts and got 0 treasures and supers.


kizzolie

The customer is always right. Which makes the employee always wrong. Retail 101


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Yeah I was a retail manager before my IT career and wouldn't of taken that stance myself but I wasn't gonna argue with him. I just smirked and left as I snapped the pic. He knew what he was doing...


EsKetchup

Loveland CO eh.


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Colorado springs


ValenkasMan1

I’m in springs too. What Walmart’s do you usually hit?


[deleted]

The space center drive one is closest to me but I found a super treasure hunt at the platte Walmart last Sunday. Was really hyped for it. Was just incredibly lucky. I went at lunch time. Didn't think I'd find anything


EastWind9mm

Lol


Broicism_kink

It’s time to go full Karen


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Lol another commenter informed me the box were 5 packs. Which isn't what I was looking for. Maybe the old dude was being real and knew I was looking for individuals.


Broicism_kink

Lamooo damn all these downvotes chill folks 🤨


Kind_Earth_8601

That really sucks. Sometimes I see open stuff up top and wonder if someone is holding it for someone


DustBustaThymes

At some stores, that's where they put overstock, if there's no room left on the pegs/shelf for it.


[deleted]

I'd be willing to bet he gets first dibs at anything that comes out of the boxes. He told me scalpers have been in at 6am everyday clearing out all the good finds. He works at Walmart so I just let him have his fun. I'd hate to work at Walmart


Kind_Earth_8601

That bites