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Old 08-09-2008, 08:41 AM
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I recommend everyone stop in the Target stores that are local to you. They've been clearing out Estes motors. Look in the toy department on the end caps with a Clearance sign at the top. I've found numerous B6-4's and C6-5's for $1.24/pack.
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Thanks for the tip, Scott!

Just my luck - my local Target is still being built, and won't be opening for another month or so. Hmmm, I wonder if it will have Estes motors in stock and marked for "Clearance" when it does... You can bet that I'll be looking during my first shopping trip there.

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I recommend everyone stop in the Target stores that are local to you. They've been clearing out Estes motors. Look in the toy department on the end caps with a Clearance sign at the top. I've found numerous B6-4's and C6-5's for $1.24/pack.

Yep, there's an entire fairly long thread at TRF about this topic, here:
http://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?t=46673

Back in early July, I bought 4 packs of B6-4's and 4 packs of C6-5's for $2.48 each. Then in mid-July, I bought 4 (or maybe 8) more for $2.48 each. Then in early August, I happened to be at the Target in Memorial City Mall in Houston, and they had 6 packs of B6-4's on clearance for $1.24 each, so I bought them. And at another store last week, I managed to pick up 9 packs of C6-5's and 7 packs of B6-4's for $1.24 each.

I think I'm done for now. Unless I stumble across more motors on clearance somewhere, of course.

~20 packs of B6-4's and ~22 packs of C6-5's could last me for a while.
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I noticed at my local Wal-Mart that the price tag for the engines was gone from the shelf; and of the three starter sets, one, the Astrobeam, had been marked down with a red clearance tag. On a hunch, I scanned the engines. $4.00 per pack. I bought almost all of them: one each A10-3T and A8-3, four each C6-5, three each C6-7. I left the three packs of C6-3 (which I don't use all that much) on the shelf; perhaps they will drop the price on them even more.
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I noticed at my local Wal-Mart that the price tag for the engines was gone from the shelf; and of the three starter sets, one, the Astrobeam, had been marked down with a red clearance tag. On a hunch, I scanned the engines. $4.00 per pack. I bought almost all of them: one each A10-3T and A8-3, four each C6-5, three each C6-7. I left the three packs of C6-3 (which I don't use all that much) on the shelf; perhaps they will drop the price on them even more.

Same here, I was in the local WM Saturday and all their engines were $4.00 and the A10-P were $3.00. All the starter sets were marked down as well. I guess they're getting ready for Christmas. However, I'll be heading by Target today to check on that much better $1.24 deal, provided my local rocketry shopping rival hasn't cleaned them out yet.
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Yesterday I remembered another Target store I should check for motors on clearance, so I may be doing that at lunchtime today.
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Same here, I was in the local WM Saturday and all their engines were $4.00 and the A10-P were $3.00. All the starter sets were marked down as well. I guess they're getting ready for Christmas. However, I'll be heading by Target today to check on that much better $1.24 deal, provided my local rocketry shopping rival hasn't cleaned them out yet.

LOL....tried but they didn't have any. Only hit the one at Wolfchase though......
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I can never find these super duper deals on motors.

I did find some major clearance stuff at Hobby Lobby last week though.
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Yesterday I remembered another Target store I should check for motors on clearance, so I may be doing that at lunchtime today.

I found 3 three-packs of B6-4's, but I had to root through big cardboard boxes of clearance toys to find them. I had almost given up, but then I saw the first pack, so of course I *had* to keep looking.
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LOL....tried but they didn't have any. Only hit the one at Wolfchase though......

You would post this while I was at lunch. Your right, Wolfchase doesn't have any. I apologize for the cussing you took.
Target on Poplar doesn't have any either.
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