|11-10-2009, 04:45 PM||#1|
I WANT DEFENSE!
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Always Hoping
Zhu Zhu Pets
I don't know if anyone else has experienced trying to find these toys but I did. My granddaughters birthday was first of Nov and we started looking the first of Oct. Never could get one in the stores. Looked online at ebay, they were selling for $298.00. Finally looked on the site of the company that makes them and they were $16.99. Twice as much. Didn't buy it then went back in the next day and they were $24.99. I bought one, had to for my granddaughter. I've never experienced trying to find a toy like this. Amazing. My granddaughter absolutely loves it though.
Zhu Zhu Pets playing the disappearing game: Will they be around for Black Friday?
Nov 10th 2009 at 1:30PM MoreText SizeAAAFiled under: Shopping, Consumer Ally
The elusive Zhu Zhu Pets faux hamsters showed up at major retailers on Sunday and disappeared from most shelves before the morning ended. Such is the life of the hot toy of the year -- following the likes of Furby and Tickle Me Elmo in the annals of toys whose scarcity was part of their allure.
Zhu Zhu mania is bordering on the absurd -- creating a secondary market where the tantalizingly inexpensive toys ($8 at Walmart) become, well, expensive toys ($35.88 for one and $98 for a three-pack on Amazon.com).When the shipments came in this past weekend at some Walmart stores and were spotted on shelves, customers were denied the right to purchase them at the register. The sales were blocked.
Here's Walmart's statement posted under news on the Zhu Zhu Pets website after wannabe buyers were turned away:
"Zhu Zhu Pets hamsters are among the most sought after toys this holiday season and are quickly selling upon arrival in stores. Walmart stores have been receiving new shipments this week in preparation for their Sunday ad circular. Zhu Zhu Pets™ hamsters are currently 'blocked for sale' at stores to ensure the product is available on Sunday when advertised. Unfortunately, a few were mistakenly placed on the sales floor too early which caused the confusion at the registers. We apologize for the situation and any confusion. Zhu Zhu Pets hamsters will be available for sale at Walmart stores again on 11/8/2009."