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I was looking for new toys on Amazon today and I thought I’d check and see what the most expensive toy listed was. Aside from some collectible items and some items (like coins) that aren’t toys, the most expensive item that came up seemed really odd. I thought it must be a typo, and, in fact, there were some other items listed that shouldn’t cost quite that much.
There was no description and I’m not really sure what it does. It looks like a windup toy. It is worth $46,000? Probably not.
Actually, I lied. The most expensive toy item was, in fact, this playset.
It sells for $48,895.00 plus $4,600 shipping. This is probably the first item on the list that can be categorized as an actual toy and seems like the price is accurate.
Followed by the next two items:
I continued looking through my search and there were many outdoor items and such that were quite expensive and many items that were WAY overpriced like the ones above.
It’s worrisome when toys are recalled due to safety issues. And in the past few years there have been more recalls than there should be.
Did you ever wonder what happens to all the batteries that were on those toys when they are pulled off the shelves and out of warehouses? They can’t be sold as new because they were in the toys.
The good news is that all those battereis are are pulled out of the toys and sold as surplus at a somewhat reduced rate.
American Science & Surplus is offering AA Duracell batteries for $3.25 for a package of 8.
Radio Flyer Grow "N" Go Bike
Right now Amazon has savings of up to 45% on select Radio Flyer ride-on vehicles.
While the sale says "up to 45%", savings I saw ranged between 20% to 51%. The bike shown here is 42% off.
It’s not a huge selection, and the classic red wagon
is not included in this sale, but it’s the perfect time of year for this type of item and there are some great savings.
In addition, the items ship with FREE Super Saver Shipping and Prime Shipping (check the Details at Amazon).
Toys R Us will be open 88 hours straight
Toys-R-Us stores will open at 6:00 a.m. this morning, December 21, 2010 and stay open until 10:00 p.m. Christmas Eve.
Toys-R-Us has promised that they will be getting regular deliveries right up to the end so they will be fully stocked.
And they’ll be running specials such as Midnight Specials from Midnight to 6:00 a.m. each day.
If you’re looking for a Toys-R-Us store near you, there’s a store locator here.
As long as I’m on the subject, I’ll take this opportunity to complain about the Toys-R-Us logo. I can’t tell you how much it annoys me that they have their "R" backwards. Kids see that all the time. I’m not crazy about the whole "R" thing to begin with, but then to have it backwards isn’t right. I think we need a petition to make them turn their "R" around.