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Reselling at markup prices

For the people that are buying all of the popular Christmas toys and reselling them at a very high price, you should be ashamed of yourself!

There are people out there who struggle through the holidays and want to get these toys for their kids but can’t afford them because people are trying to make a big profit from them.

I find this so ignorant. For example fingerlings, when a kid wants them but can’t have them because someone has bought them all just to make a profit and the parents can’t afford the price they are now selling for. You’re taking away from some kid because you want to make a profit for yourself. Shame on you

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  1. People do this because it works. There are parents out there willing to pay the exorbitant prices so their children don’t have to experience what it’s like to not get everything they want when they want it.

    If you want to change this practice – aim your rant at the people who will pay the ridiculous mark up. They keep these people in business, so to speak.

    Or – buy your kid something else, and teach them that it’s ok if they don’t get everything they want all the time. If the toy of year is really as popular and enduring as people make it out to be, your kid will still be interested in it after Christmas when the hype wears down – buy it for them for another occasion.

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  2. Nicole Getty Nicole Getty says:

    I agree disgusting.

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  3. Maybe the toys are being bought and resold by underpaid single moms who haven’t received any support payments in a while as a way of bringing in a little bit of extra cash for the holidays?

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    • Thomas, that’s exactly what my thought is. But don’t bring logic to angry parents who are having a tantrum cause they can’t give their kid a fad you that will be in the bottom of their closet by Jan 7.

      Posts like these are the so hypocritical. Only upset cause someone got it before you and now you have to break it to your child that they might not always get what they want.

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    • Ya I’m sure thats it!

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    • There’s tons of people who don’t even have kids buying up toys and reselling for a higher price, because they’re greedy

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    • and those underpaid single moms want other kids to pay extra for those gifts.

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    • Laura Hunt Laura Hunt says:

      Kind of doubt single mom’s have the initial cash required to do this.

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    • Give your head a shake then read how ridiculous you sound.

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    • except that underpaid single moms dont have a butt kiad if money set aside to make such purchases…once necessities are bought and paid for there is very little left for the extra, In most case! I was a single mom of 2 with no child support for the majority of my girls childhood and there is no way in hell, I could/would have been able to make such crazy purchases with my limited funds hoping to make a profit! thats gambling with your babies well being, there food their shelter!

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  4. Just an idea, but we don’t have real tv, ergo no tv commercials, so my grandson doesn’t get caught up on the hype. Its unrealistic for parents and the marketing to kids is brutal. Also, these jerks who exploit that even further.

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  5. Megan Riggs Megan Riggs says:

    Crazy idea…..Buy the kid something else!

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  6. I think misusing the word IGNORANT is ignorant

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  7. I’m not saying it’s right, but every year it’s the exact same thing. Buy them ahead of time? Or wait the couple days after Christmas when they’re back at regular price, wrap it and be like “oh look Suzie, you forgot one”

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  8. Parents need to stay on top of this stuff…so someone purchased them before you did. Early bird catches the worm!

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    • Exactly. If it’s so important for little sally to have that fad item then be proactive.
      But it’s easier to complain when you don’t make any effort and now can’t have it.

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  9. Laura Hunt Laura Hunt says:

    Here’s an idea. Don’t buy them.

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  10. They went out and did the leg work. Went and stood in line etc. anyone can do that and get the better price.

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  11. Why didn’t you buy it early if you knew she wanted one so bad?

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  12. Jenn – you can add your name to a list at showcase and they will call you when they get more in

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  13. Tricia Lyn Tricia Lyn says:

    My kids never got the fancy toys, and not because we couldn’t afford it. We would rather buy them a couple small toys and taught them that Christmas was about giving, about being with family, etc… It’s not all about the presents!! Most parents and kids nowadays don’t know anything about traditions or the true meaning of Christmas. Who cares if people want to make a profit off the latest toy or gadget, if you can’t afford it then buy them something different and wait for a birthday or when they do a good deed.

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  14. This is a good time to teach your child that they can’t always have what they want.

    Also, if it were a struggling mom who got one and resold it at an Inflated price so that ALL her kids can have presents….should they also be ashamed??

    If someone can find a way to make money, especially in this economy, power to them.

    And no one needs to be ashamed of taking advantage of the ancient concept of supply and demand…..

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  15. Greg Ory Greg Ory says:

    Funny, I see them for $20 bucks + S&H on Amazon.ca

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  16. Popular toys usually have a limit on how many you can buy. They dont just let the first person in that day buy all of them. Take the NES for example. My hubby and i stood in lines for hours so we could get our hands on two. If we wanted to sell one higher we have every right to. You could have woken up at 4 am if you really wanted to get your child that toy but chose not to. I really wanted to get this for my niece and not pay an arm n a leg n guess what i did bevause I put in the time and effort.

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  17. Tyler Seguin Tyler Seguin says:

    And this begins the perfect time to teach your children what the holidays are truly about, being grateful for what you have. This is nothing new, its supply and demand. You think when you buy anything you’re buying it at cost? Hell no, everything is inflated in price because companies need to make money and people see an opportunity and take advantage, that’s a good entrepreneur if you ask me. Such is the way of life.

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  18. Jenn Mizen Jenn Mizen says:

    Chrissy Clark didn’t think they’d sell out I guess

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  19. Shaun Reveis Shaun Reveis says:

    It’s called supply and demand. Get over it.

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  20. Unfortunately that’s capitalism at it’s finest.

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  21. First world problem. Buy the kid something else or better yet make something at home as a family. Material things isn’t what Xmas is about.

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  22. Lisa Hacker Lisa Hacker says:

    Showcase is doing pre orders and they arrive before Xmas. They are $35 each and 1 of each color can be pre ordered per person.

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  23. Lisa Hacker Lisa Hacker says:

    Sorry should have said I was talking about fingerlings

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  24. Terri Bee Terri Bee says:

    I hate the company that’s knows its product is in high demand but chooses only to release a small amount of product at unknown times in order to cause a frenzy and make more money…I’m mean it’s business but it’s still shitty

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    • How can the company make more money by selling less products? They only make money off of them the first time they sell it, the marked up resold items have no bearing on their profit margin.

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  25. Well to business 101

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  26. whatever its business
    dont have to like it

    Amazon

    Wayfair

    EBay

    Hudson Bay

    all do the same thing shit
    how are they any different
    dont like it how about be smart n buy gifts earlier

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  27. last year i paid over $200 for a hatchimal. my fault for not shopping early, this year i bought 4 fingerlings….so im a head of the game. try being prepared .

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  28. People resell items at an inflated price because they know that someone will pay what they are asking. Christmas is the same day every year. Plan ahead!

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  29. Ruth Beter Ruth Beter says:

    It’s nice of you to defend all those children but you can’t push the river

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  30. Business is business. You as a consumer have a choice to NOT buy them at inflated prices. If no one paid ridiculous money for these shit toys, this problem would eradicate itself,

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  31. Mike Syntak Mike Syntak says:

    Typical millenial oh the evils of capitalism

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  32. Exactly ppl who do that are definitly The Grinches of Christmas and are no better than the ppl who steal from low income families.

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  33. Its still an individual choice as to whether parents fall for the hype each year. By March no one will want fingerlings.

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  34. Fingerlings were on amazon yesterday! Maybe they still have them.

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  35. Terri Mc Terri Mc says:

    Hopefully they still have them, they did yesterday. Good Luck all.

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  36. I saw someone selling $1 rings from wish app for $60 on calgary buy and sell…

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  37. I give my kids used toys because for one they will play with hem a couple times and get tired, number two id rather use the money on things we need or a wonderful treat like a vacation ir expensive sports, and number 3 I will not allow my kids to be spoiled. If they can’t have a toy they want they know that such is life.

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  38. For all the people that are buying them up and reselling at higher prices. Congrats. You understand basic economics.

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  39. Kelly Smith Kelly Smith says:

    christmas is same day every year buy the gifts ahead of time buy a gift every month instead of last minute. i know wish has fingerlings knockoffs but better then not getting one at all n not like kids gonna know if it’s real or not

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  40. Kelly Smith Kelly Smith says:

    wish has them knockoff but kids won’t know diffrence

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  41. Mairi Anne Mairi Anne says:

    When a toy becomes the most important thing about Christmas I’m thinking you’re doing it wrong …..

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  42. Lou Lou Lou Lou says:

    Its called supply and demand and the boys with the most toys decide the price . Buissness at its finest. You want charity you live in the wrong time

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  43. Kyle Johnson Kyle Johnson says:

    Why? That’s capitalism at its finest

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