Pokemon bundle at Costco

Discussion in 'Pokémon News' started by SD PokeMom, Nov 13, 2007.

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  1. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    <img src="http://pokegym.net/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=32030" alt="costco tcg box set" />
    ...for $17.99. Six boosters: 1 Dragon Frontiers, 2 Holon Phantoms, 2 Crystal Guardians, 1 Deoxys; five POP holo promos: POP1 Metagross and Blaziken, POP 3 Flareon, Vaporeon and Jolteon, and a coin. This is a PUI product, not an aftermarket bundle. As with anything at Costco, grab it now...looks like the brand is definitely back, as I don't remember the last time I saw anything Pokemon other than the videogames there! :D

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  2. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    Very strange including a rotated set?
  3. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    Bleh. That doesn't sound very Costco-y. :(
  4. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    How does it not sound like Costco? They sell stuff in bulk, so why not Pokemon cards?
  5. pokemonmike

    pokemonmike Active Member

    Looks to me like they are dumping all the old excess stuff laying around....Why not try distribute the new stuff for everyone to get rather than only specific locations...makes no sense to me.
  6. CyberManectric

    CyberManectric Active Member

    None of the three DP sets included? Oh well, this package is still pretty awesome.
  7. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    think of who this is being marketed towards: it's in the gift/toy section of costco.

    this isn't for the hardcore gamerz, but the same demographic as the blisterpack bundles at target: little kids and/or collectors, and those who buy holiday presents for them. i can see this selling rather well, and quickly. and it's a nice indicator of how the brand has bounced back into popularity.

    since i don't usually buy the target packs just to get the POP holos, imo this is a nice set, at a very fair price point. i plan to take it to league tomorrow night and i'm sure there will be people heading over to costco ASAP afterwards...

  8. Krucifier

    Krucifier New Member

    Awwww man are you serious?

    We are getting Costco in June of 2008...I want Costco NOW...

  9. Articjedi

    Articjedi Active Member

    Actually Kettler, costco used to sell these when the game was in it's marketing prime (Yah, when people were fighting over the cards). It was usually 5 base set 2 packs, which isn't that bad.
  10. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    Oh don't get me wrong, I 100% agree with you! It's just...As a frequent customer of Costco's (Read: frequent food sample leech n_n), I'd expect it to be a "bit cheaper than $18 for excess product (like...$16.99-ish range).
  11. Flaming_Spinach

    Flaming_Spinach Feature Editor

    Remember, you are also paying for the plastci packaging the cards come in as well.
  12. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Well, let's somewhat break down the cost here somewhat:

    The DF, HP, and CG packs are still about $3.49 or so at places like Target (been a while since I've checked), and there's 5 of them in this bundle, so that works out to $17.45 (not including tax).

    The DX pack is old, so about $2.99 or so I think is about the going rate (not including tax).

    The 5 POP 5 foils, eh, maybe a dollar each on ebay or so? (not including shipping and possible tax). So there's another $5 there.

    The coin is basically thrown in and immaterial to the overall cost. If you want to get picky, 1 cent.

    So in total, that works out to about $25.45 (not including tax) that you'd spend in stores otherwise for the individual blister packs and POP cards. So it being at Costco for only $17.99 is a pretty good deal, as you save $7.46 that you'd otherwise spend.

    Heck, just the cost of the 5 current modified packs in stores is pretty much the cost of this bundle, but with the bundle you get some nice extras thrown in for no additional cost. Seems like a good deal to me.
  13. KazamBolt

    KazamBolt Active Member

    I personally wouldn't buy this but it is great for the little kids who only like the shiny cards.
  14. masterryanx

    masterryanx New Member

    Really? Costco? I'll have to keep an eye out for that! ^ ^
  15. Dante63s

    Dante63s New Member

    But you are getting old boosters, the cards from does sets have little demand, only CG might be nice (Delcatty Ex, Castaway, etc.)
  16. I keep seeing pokemon toys at big lots.
  17. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Well, regardless of their age or not, they are still sold at the MSRP usually anyways.
  18. B_B_C

    B_B_C New Member

    I went to costco today with my mom. I did'nt see this on pokegym so I thought the cards were fake. I brought one and I got a wind storm and a gardy EX.
  19. ukpokemonpro

    ukpokemonpro New Member

    looks like the european 2 booster blister with the POP 3 promos at the top with 4 more boosters thrown in at the bottom..

    If it is there should be two different coins ..from memory..
  20. EricDent

    EricDent New Member

    I think I saw something similar to that at Target,

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