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Hard to get Christmas toys

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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
If you could get your hands on a number 1 xmas toy which could make you £20 selling on, but then your child then circled the same toy in the xmas catalouge, would you keep for kid knowing it will be a 2 min wonder? or just sell on still and stick with what you were already getting kid?
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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Keep it for the child.
#2
Just to add most things in that catalouge were circled ro realistically she is not getting it all anyways.
#3
Jetpac
Keep it for the child.

This is what my heart is saying, But hubby is saying to just sell it on.
#4
Can't believe you're even asking. Hubby sounds lovely.
#5
what is it out of curiosity?
would it be their number one gift? and how old is the child?

happiness is a pretty awesome thing at xmas.
#6
jellybaby22
i would keep it for my child personally`.... but then I see where 1you are coming `from..my little un moans every year for some toy and then spends 2 mins looking at it..before it sits in a cupboard for the rest of the year

Last year was those GOGO hamsters, they were broke by the end of the day, wheels had stopped working, kids were not fussed by boxing day with them.
Im only asking to just see what other peoples opinions are on what they will do, my choice wont be changed by what i see here, just wondering what others would do
banned#7
if i was planning to sell it on, i would of bought more than 1
#8
jellybaby22
i would keep it for my child personally`.... but then I see where 1you are coming `from..my little un moans every year for some toy and then spends 2 mins looking at it..before it sits in a cupboard for the rest of the year

you'll have 6 other kids you'll be able to pass on the same toy in the future though :p
#9
That was me last year with the gogo hamsters, had the whole set to sell and then DD asked santa for it, House was broken by mid jan and the dog adopted the hamsters lol, i guess it would depend of age of child, and how many "magical" christmases you have left
1 Like #10
why dont you take it back and get a refund? let some other poor mother buy the gift at the price it was was supposed to be, rather than making a quick £20 out of someones desperation to please their child this xmas.
#11
Jetpac
what is it out of curiosity?would it be their number one gift? and how old is the child?happiness is a pretty awesome thing at xmas.

Not 100% if its number 1, but its within the hard to get xmas toys list, Its the Lots o hugging bear,, She is 7 and has a bed full of soft toys, this will just lay up on her bed with rest of them lol
whatsThePoint
if i was planning to sell it on, i would of bought more than 1

I bought with the intention to sell on, Plus Smyths would only let me take 1 at a time and the store is 40 mins away.

I may take another drive Sunday and hope they have them in stock then still.
#12
manc80
why dont you take it back and get a refund? let some other poor mother buy the gift at the price it was was supposed to be, rather than making a quick £20 out of someones desperation to please their child this xmas.

Because if people will pay it, people will sell it! simples. I ended up paying daft money last year chasing these annoying hamsters, due to people buying to sell on, Plus there was a shelf full so if they desperate they can go get it?
#13
manc80
why dont you take it back and get a refund? let some other poor mother buy the gift at the price it was was supposed to be, rather than making a quick £20 out of someones desperation to please their child this xmas.

while as commendable as that would be, there's no certainty that it wouldnt be bought by someone who would then try to make even more on it.


if we're talking good deeds then I'd opt for going it to disadvantaged children, possible Manchester Kids appeal that Key 103 advertise on the run up to xmas every year?
#14
beth3735
my choice wont be changed by what i see here

Why bother asking then?...
1 Like #15
dear me. what a great attitude. I bet you were very pleased to over the odds last year. but thats ok if you make someone else do it this year? As annoying as a ticket tout.... but with kids toys.

only buy what you want. simples. (jesus are some people still using this damn catchphrase!!!)

Edited By: manc80 on Oct 19, 2010 11:57: .
#16
You'd rather make £20 then get the toy your kid wants for Christmas? I don't have kids but that sounds rather crappy to me!
#17
You're willing to sacrifice a childs happiness (albeit brief) for the sake of £20? I do all I can to make my children happy personally
#18
"I bought with the intention to sell on, Plus Smyths would only let me take 1 at a time and the store is 40 mins away.
I may take another drive Sunday and hope they have them in stock then still."

Wow. or you could get a job? do something useful with your sunday, perhaps spending the day entertaining your child instead of taking away the opportunity for other families to buy their children gifts....!!?

Edited By: manc80 on Oct 19, 2010 12:01: .
1 Like #19
jellybaby22
if its that pink bear from toy story she wont look twice at it.. my 8 year old didnt... but then i have seen so many of them in the shops dunno how your going to make £20 on it....


+1

Saw loads of these over the weekend in Smyths and Toys r Us, and people weren't even looking at them, let alone fighting over them.

My 7 year old said it should be called Lotso Crap
banned#20
Realistically, depends how much your daughter wants it.
If it's just something else she's circled in the argos catalogue and doesn't REALLY want it then sell it and you can use the extra £20 to get stuff she really wants. If she really wants it then keep it.
#21
colinsunderland
Realistically, depends how much your daughter wants it.
If it's just something else she's circled in the argos catalogue and doesn't REALLY want it then sell it and you can use the extra £20 to get stuff she really wants. If she really wants it then keep it.


i agree with this but im practical!
is it the interactive one? 190456462969 £46!!
#22
The last 4 comments have helped, She has never once looked at it before, but I got the new xmas catalouge home yesterday and she circled him.
Yes thats him. Some going for more, some going cheaper, :)
#23
plumberman01
colinsunderland
Realistically, depends how much your daughter wants it.
If it's just something else she's circled in the argos catalogue and doesn't REALLY want it then sell it and you can use the extra £20 to get stuff she really wants. If she really wants it then keep it.


i agree with this but im practical!
is it the interactive one? 190456462969 £46!!


lol, they would have made a loss on that after fees and postage.
#24
beth3735
The last 4 comments have helped, She has never once looked at it before, but I got the new xmas catalouge home yesterday and she circled him.
Yes thats him. Some going for more, some going cheaper, :)


go for it hun then
i hope you make more.
Looking tho if its £40 new after fees what do you make?

Edited By: plumberman01 on Oct 19, 2010 12:18: me again lol
#25
If anyone else is going Smyths, see if they've got any morals in there I believe they're free.
#26
tell your kid Santa isnt real, get them a pair of socks as a present and sell the toy for profit
#27
I hope you dont make any money. Hopefully the same thing will happen to you and you will have to use your £20 profit to pay some other gift. Karma is a b*tch.
#28
Sell the toy and then sell your child to child slavery. You could easily make £40.
#29
plumberman01
beth3735
The last 4 comments have helped, She has never once looked at it before, but I got the new xmas catalouge home yesterday and she circled him.Yes thats him. Some going for more, some going cheaper, :)
go for it hun theni hope you make more.Looking tho if its £40 new after fees what do you make?

I got him for £30 with voucher, Maybe make enough to get my kids the toy they really want


MinstrelMan
If anyone else is going Smyths, see if they've got any morals in there I believe they're free.
No they sold out, so you just got to deal with it!

numptyj
tell your kid Santa isnt real, get them a pair of socks as a present and sell the toy for profit

She has already been told that by kids at school! Good idea on the socks! I can sell lotso for £46-£50, buy my kids a pair of socks each and have done with it! Cheap xmas for me! Will have to take everything else back, orrr could sell on to make more of a profit :)

manc80
I hope you dont make any money. Hopefully the same thing will happen to you and you will have to use your £20 profit to pay some other gift. Karma is a b*tch.

Well its all swings and roundabouts, Im willing to pay over the shop price if I cant get a toy and my child really wants, thats what proper parents do! Luckily I have nearly finished toy shopping, so instead of being a parent who leaves xmas shopping till last min then whinges hard to get toys are sold out, I sort it with enough time to spare!
#30
freeDUMB
Sell the toy and then sell your child to child slavery. You could easily make £40.

Did try that, but they couldnt handle the 7 yr old moods, So no chance of that!! Think im just going to stick with the Socks idea and tell them santa is fake! Save money all round
2 Likes #31
your attitude stinks.

I hope you get stuck with a loads of them unable to shift them due to clever advertising making you believe they are this xmas' must have toy with limited supply controlled by the manufacturer until early december then flood the market.
#32
MinstrelMan
your attitude stinks.I hope you get stuck with a loads of them unable to shift them due to clever advertising making you believe they are this xmas' must have toy with limited supply controlled by the manufacturer until early december then flood the market.

I have1?? lol
#33
In all fairness, this is how the world works.
People dont get in a tis about shops charging £20 for a bear when they sure as hell didnt pay £20 for it!
banned#34
£20?! Thats nothing.

Jesus, I dislike stupid children, but it he/she/it wants it, what planet are you on. its £20! It's **** all.
#35
i really am sorry for you Beth you have taken a right slating and it wasnt asked for.
Do you all think retailers have hearts? they sell them in the 1st place to make money..and how many people on this site are totally moral? you only have to look how many people buy a glitch price o buy 10 of a cheap item and its on ebay next day!
Beth asked ou opinion on ONE item she isnt exactly drop-shipping!


Edited By: plumberman01 on Oct 19, 2010 18:16: me again lol

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