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OOS - Staples Hunstone Writing Desk, Rustic Cherry - $38.94 + FS

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seems to be a nice price for a writing desk.
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Just placed an order, it is not OOS.
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It's still online, good price!
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too bad the price change already
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I just bought one in this style (no criss-cross bars though) in a light distressed wood finish from Target (the Darley Writing Desk). Got it for $32. Wish I could buy more bc it works as a desk, console table, sofa table, tv stand, and more. Just love it.

Hope people jumped on this deal.....you can paint it to match ANYTHING for this price!
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I just bought one in this style (no criss-cross bars though) in a light distressed wood finish from Target (the Darley Writing Desk). Got it for $32. Wish I could buy more bc it works as a desk, console table, sofa table, tv stand, and more. Just love it.

Hope people jumped on this deal.....you can paint it to match ANYTHING for this price!
Do you have the DPCI number for the target one?

Thanks!
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Do you have the DPCI number for the target one?

Thanks!
Sure. Just FYI, that $32.98 price was difficult to get, only at one of the 15+ Targets in my metro area, and I had to spend $200+ and order TWO different desks online ......bc one arrived broken.....and that craziness is the ONLY reason I was able to get it for $32.99 (after returning the extra desk).

Darley Writing Desk - Vintage Oak - Threshold™

MSRP: $129.99
DPCI: 249-14-1417
UPC: 090234403975

Pricing ranges from $32.98 to $54.98 to 76.98 to $82.00 to 87.99 to 99.99 and up across the country.

http://brickseek.com/target-inven...49-14-1417

http://www.target.com/p/darley-wr...A-17314851




Here's the matching console table.....the only difference is the addition of a bottom shelf, so a desk chair won't go up underneath it, but otherwise it's the same (not sure about the height bc it *looks* the same in person):

Darley Console Table Vintage Oak - Threshold™

MSRP: $129.99
DPCI: 249-16-3590
UPC: 090234404477

Some places have this one on sale for $38.98, $64.98, $90.98, $97, and more.

http://brickseek.com/target-inven...49-16-3590

http://www.target.com/p/darley-co...A-50479804


Hope you find one. I love mine. Definitely would buy another one as well as any of the coordinating pieces. Just be sure to inspect it carefully out of the box, including inside the drawers and inside the little access point and enclosed pocket for the USB & Power outlet.
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Sure. Just FYI, that $32.98 price was difficult to get, only at one of the 15+ Targets in my metro area, and I had to spend $200+ and order TWO different desks online ......bc one arrived broken.....and that craziness is the ONLY reason I was able to get it for $32.99 (after returning the extra desk).

Darley Writing Desk - Vintage Oak - Threshold™

MSRP: $129.99
DPCI: 249-14-1417
UPC: 090234403975

Pricing ranges from $32.98 to $54.98 to 76.98 to $82.00 to 87.99 to 99.99 and up across the country.

http://brickseek.com/target-inven...49-14-1417

http://www.target.com/p/darley-wr...A-17314851




Here's the matching console table.....the only difference is the addition of a bottom shelf, so a desk chair won't go up underneath it, but otherwise it's the same (not sure about the height bc it *looks* the same in person):

Darley Console Table Vintage Oak - Threshold™

MSRP: $129.99
DPCI: 249-16-3590
UPC: 090234404477

Some places have this one on sale for $38.98, $64.98, $90.98, $97, and more.

http://brickseek.com/target-inven...49-16-3590

http://www.target.com/p/darley-co...A-50479804


Hope you find one. I love mine. Definitely would buy another one as well as any of the coordinating pieces. Just be sure to inspect it carefully out of the box, including inside the drawers and inside the little access point and enclosed pocket for the USB & Power outlet.
Thank you so much! My local store is selling the second for $64. I will wait.bouncebouncebounce
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Thank you so much! My local store is selling the second for $64. I will wait.bouncebouncebounce

Don't wait too long, Target is THE WORST WORST WORST when it comes to deals, price matching, and all the rules & roadblocks concerning the huge pricing differences between their store locations as well as store vs online pricing.


I ordered this desk about 2 weeks ago and got an amazing price online - $80 total in cart using the sale, the extra Target promo, and my 5% RedCard discount. Then I saved $10 more by purchasing 2 Target $10 gift cards for $5 each from Groupon (they might still have that deal' it's email targeted and limit one per account). So I paid $70 out of pocket. It was $129 at the time.

Then I saw the Brickseek results and the $32.98 price but of course, that's OOS as most Target deals are in the store.

I tried EVERY single method possible to get that $32.98 price.



1. I tried the order online - ship to store for pickup option.

Final Result: No dice.

With Target, this is the ONLY way to get the better in-store price, but it only works if the in-store price is Not classified as "clearance" and they'll argue and try to say it's "clearance" just because it's so low.

IF it's going to work, the lower price should show up in your online cart when you select the store for pickup. This doesn't always happen and then it's not relatively easy to get the lower price when you pick it up like at Walmart.

Then, after my 1st desk came in damaged and Target.com wanted to offer discounts to get me to keep it (the most they offered was $16 off, or just under 20% - yeah right), so....



2. I tried getting Target.com to match the $32.98 price at my local Target (which they could see in their system). I spoke with 3 different reps (all separate calls) and the 3rd one got the closest but he (purposely, imho) disconnected the line right at the end, as I thought it was finally going to happen.

Final result: No dice.



3. I tried going into the stores and talking with ANYONE and tried every method I could muster (and I'm good at this.....like seriously good at deals).

All results: No dice.





How did I finally get it? I took the broken desk in and agreed to "keep" it (return and rebuy) for the store's OOS clearance price ($32.98) because the CSR felt so badly for what I'd been through and they really didn't want a damaged desk. But before they could do anything, they had to go through all these crazy hoops and the deal could have stopped at any one of these potential roadblocks. (I listed them at the end of this post, below.)

A few days after the damaged desk arrived, it briefly became available again for order online (it had been unavailable for BOTH shipping and store pickup & numerous times more in just the last 10 days) and I was able to order a second one for $105 in hopes of replacing it. The 2nd desk arrived undamaged but the drawers were not even. I swapped the drawers with the damaged desk before I returned it and ended up with one good desk after $195 + tax in purchases, assembling two desks, loading and unloading the damaged desk four separate times, and 3 trips to a Target, along with multiple calls and hours of my time with Target.com.

But, hey.....I now have a beautiful desk for $32.98, LoL, but uuuggghhhhhh.


No...my advice is do Not wait. This desk keeps going out of stock and that alone risks you losing it. Then, there's the fact that Target is so awful about their pricing and adjustments.


If you see this desk for $64 (anything under $85), jump on it, bc that's really a great deal, especially if it's the second one - the table/console - because that one is more expensive than the desk and is not on sale in ANY stores in my region at all.


If you wait, you'll either miss it, or you'll put yourself in the position of having to get one for full price online (if they're even available,) then having to go into a Target store to make your case to multiple Target CSR's and Asst Mgrs/Mgrs until they shut you down (95% of the time) .... or IF they say yes, but you will have been there an hour, feel like you battled Mike Tyson, and leave with a vague sense that those Target employees think you're a slimy cheater and they'll be gossiping about you for the next year or two.





Hurdles you must overcome to get Target to do a return/rebuy price adjustment:

** You'll have to prove it's not a clearance item/clearance price.

** You'll have to get them to decide (and agree) that they're not going to "damage out" your item.

** They'll have to verify that the item is still in their system and has not been deleted (bc of the low price and no stock).

** They'll have to verify that they can still sell any of these items bc it might be marked "FOR deletion". Despite the fact that the item has not yet been deleted, they must be able to put your item back in inventory in order to sell it back to you.

** You'll have to get approval to rebuy it after returning. (They don't like letting customers rebuy returns immediately.)




Again, I highly recommend not waiting and buying the one you found.


Oh, and if I helped you, please shoot me some Rep. Thanks!
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Don't wait too long, Target is THE WORST WORST WORST when it comes to deals, price matching, and all the rules & roadblocks concerning the huge pricing differences between their store locations as well as store vs online pricing.


I ordered this desk about 2 weeks ago and got an amazing price online - $80 total in cart using the sale, the extra Target promo, and my 5% RedCard discount. Then I saved $10 more by purchasing 2 Target $10 gift cards for $5 each from Groupon (they might still have that deal' it's email targeted and limit one per account). So I paid $70 out of pocket. It was $129 at the time.

Then I saw the Brickseek results and the $32.98 price but of course, that's OOS as most Target deals are in the store.

I tried EVERY single method possible to get that $32.98 price.



1. I tried the order online - ship to store for pickup option.

Final Result: No dice.

With Target, this is the ONLY way to get the better in-store price, but it only works if the in-store price is Not classified as "clearance" and they'll argue and try to say it's "clearance" just because it's so low.

IF it's going to work, the lower price should show up in your online cart when you select the store for pickup. This doesn't always happen and then it's not relatively easy to get the lower price when you pick it up like at Walmart.

Then, after my 1st desk came in damaged and Target.com wanted to offer discounts to get me to keep it (the most they offered was $16 off, or just under 20% - yeah right), so....



2. I tried getting Target.com to match the $32.98 price at my local Target (which they could see in their system). I spoke with 3 different reps (all separate calls) and the 3rd one got the closest but he (purposely, imho) disconnected the line right at the end, as I thought it was finally going to happen.

Final result: No dice.



3. I tried going into the stores and talking with ANYONE and tried every method I could muster (and I'm good at this.....like seriously good at deals).

All results: No dice.





How did I finally get it? I took the broken desk in and agreed to "keep" it (return and rebuy) for the store's OOS clearance price ($32.98) because the CSR felt so badly for what I'd been through and they really didn't want a damaged desk. But before they could do anything, they had to go through all these crazy hoops and the deal could have stopped at any one of these potential roadblocks. (I listed them at the end of this post, below.)

A few days after the damaged desk arrived, it briefly became available again for order online (it had been unavailable for BOTH shipping and store pickup & numerous times more in just the last 10 days) and I was able to order a second one for $105 in hopes of replacing it. The 2nd desk arrived undamaged but the drawers were not even. I swapped the drawers with the damaged desk before I returned it and ended up with one good desk after $195 + tax in purchases, assembling two desks, loading and unloading the damaged desk four separate times, and 3 trips to a Target, along with multiple calls and hours of my time with Target.com.

But, hey.....I now have a beautiful desk for $32.98, LoL, but uuuggghhhhhh.


No...my advice is do Not wait. This desk keeps going out of stock and that alone risks you losing it. Then, there's the fact that Target is so awful about their pricing and adjustments.


If you see this desk for $64 (anything under $85), jump on it, bc that's really a great deal, especially if it's the second one - the table/console - because that one is more expensive than the desk and is not on sale in ANY stores in my region at all.


If you wait, you'll either miss it, or you'll put yourself in the position of having to get one for full price online (if they're even available,) then having to go into a Target store to make your case to multiple Target CSR's and Asst Mgrs/Mgrs until they shut you down (95% of the time) .... or IF they say yes, but you will have been there an hour, feel like you battled Mike Tyson, and leave with a vague sense that those Target employees think you're a slimy cheater and they'll be gossiping about you for the next year or two.





Hurdles you must overcome to get Target to do a return/rebuy price adjustment:

** You'll have to prove it's not a clearance item/clearance price.

** You'll have to get them to decide (and agree) that they're not going to "damage out" your item.

** They'll have to verify that the item is still in their system and has not been deleted (bc of the low price and no stock).

** They'll have to verify that they can still sell any of these items bc it might be marked "FOR deletion". Despite the fact that the item has not yet been deleted, they must be able to put your item back in inventory in order to sell it back to you.

** You'll have to get approval to rebuy it after returning. (They don't like letting customers rebuy returns immediately.)




Again, I highly recommend not waiting and buying the one you found.


Oh, and if I helped you, please shoot me some Rep. Thanks!
Next time, try to scan the barcode of the item at price checker. If the price checker says, the item is not found then the item has been marked down to 0.00 and removed from the system. You can't return and rebuy! And brickseek will not tell you whether the item have been deleted or not.

The easiest way to return and rebuy at the target is return before store close and buy right after the store open.
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Next time, try to scan the barcode of the item at price checker. If the price checker says, the item is not found then the item has been marked down to 0.00 and removed from the system. You can't return and rebuy! And brickseek will not tell you whether the item have been deleted or not.

The easiest way to return and rebuy at the target is return before store close and buy right after the store open.


???? Sorry....your response left me confused.


1. I was saying those are the steps that the Target Team Member must take before you can return and rebuy. Not you, the customer.

Using your example, it doesn't matter if you've scanned an item in the store price checker to see if it's been deleted or has a $0.00 price. The Target Team Member processing your return & (hoped-for) rebuy, must still verify that your item has not been deleted from the system and is still eligible for (re-) sale, despite what you think (or even know) as a customer and that was the point I was making.



2. I never said that Brickseek could or should be used to determine if an item has been deleted from Target's inventory system.

Was there some reason you thought I said or even implied this?

Brickseek is not as accurate for Target inventory as it is for Walmart inventory and pricing - although it's an excellent tool. Since it's accuracy rate over time is greater than 50% for inventory and certainly greater than 75% for pricing (if not hovering just under 99%) at Target, it's extremely useful for identifying deals.......that's Deals, not Store Policy, not guaranteeing individual items on hand, not determining if an item can be resold, and certainly not representative of which items have been deleted from inventory for an individual store. It's only a guide. A tool. A useful tool, but that's it,



3. Your statement about Return-Rebuys at Target is confusing because it can be interpreted two ways:

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".........If the price checker says, the item is not found then the item has been marked down to 0.00 and removed from the system. You can't return and rebuy!........."


Interpretation #1: You meant that if the price checker shows the item has been deleted from the system then you cannot return and rebuy.

>>> That's true and is actually what I said in my posts. I just didn't bring up the price checker because it doesn't matter. The Target Team Member still has to verify the item is in the system, will not be damaged out, is not marked to be sent back, it has a price above $0.00, and can be resold .....all before they will even consider allowing a rebuy. Imho, it's a waste of time to check the scanner because you'll spend the same amount of time verifying all this at the Customer Service Desk anyway.....and even if you verified the item hasn't been deleted using the scanner, it doesn't matter what the customer thinks or 'knows'....like I explained above.



Interpretation #2: You meant that return-rebuys cannot be done at Target, i.e.: they never allow them.

>>>> Not true. As I said in my previous pleonastic post, Target rarely allows return-rebuys but they will relent on a case-by-case basis, just as they did by allowing me to return and rebuy the Delaney Writing Desk. I've made a number of return-rebuys at Target over the years and while it's difficult, rare, and certainly not store policy (nor is it a violation either, btw), they do allow it.


I'm not sure which interpretation you were intending to convey, but I've answered both so it's covered either way.



4. Your recommendation to "return-rebuy" at a Target by returning an item at store closing and rebuying at store opening is probably a decent tactic if you've already been thoroughly refused any other option after multiple attempts and exhausting all other avenues.

However, you do risk losing the item because they aren't always returned to the floor and if they are, it's not always right away. If it's a busy 'store close' the night you return your item, there are a number a factors that can influence and delay the item being returned to the floor for clearance. If it's necessary, I can come back and list out some of those factors and detail specific examples, because I have witnessed this personally in addition to having Target Team Members/Mgrs describe them to me.

So, I think your idea is a good option to add to one's "toolbox", but should only be used as a last resort and with the clear understanding that the item may not be there or be available for purchase the next morning, even if you're the first customer in the door.


Cheers!
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