We’ve talked about which toys have proven track records, what they all have in common, and how the “hottest” new toys of this holiday season measure up. (Whew!)
The next step? Figure out the “Buy Price” for the toys on the lists. Typically, you can expect toys to go to about 40% off list price around the holidays. Not all of them will, though. Some will only go as low as about 25% off, and the hottest toys may have such a high demand that they don’t go on sale much at all. Tracking past sales and price histories allow us to estimate the price a smart shopper should pay for these toys. Could the price go lower? Sure. Whether you wait to see if it does depends on your tolerance for risk.
So here we go, starting with toys for the littlest kids. I’ll be breaking the post into two parts due the the amount of info I’ll be dishing up here.
The first price is the list price and the second is the recommended “buy” price.
- Playskool Busy Ball Popper ($22.99 / $17)
- Elefun Poppin’ Park Busy Ball Popper ($34.99 / $25) Currently at “Buy” price!
- FP Laugh & Learn Learning Kitchen ($44.99 / $30)
- FP Laugh & Learn Fun with Friends Table ($49.99 / $38)
- LeapFrog Learn and Groove Table ($44.99 / $34)
- Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube ($24.99 / $14.50)
- Vtech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker ($37.99 / $28) Currently at “Buy” price!
- LeapFrog My Pal Scout / Violet ($19.99 / $15)
- FP Laugh & Learn Say Please Tea Set ($18.99 / $11)
- LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet Set ($21.99 / $13)
- Megabloks 80pc Lrg Mega Bloks Bag ($24.99 / $13)
- Leapfrog Tag Jr. ($34.99 / $20)
- GeoTrax Transportation System Remote Control Timbertown Railway ( $59.99 / $39.99) Currently at “Buy” price!
- LEGO Duplo Basic Bricks (80 Pcs.) ($19.99 / $18)
- FP My First Dollhouse ($37.99 / $29.99 )
- FP Loving Family Grand Doll House ($79.99 / $58)
- FP Little People Zoo Talkers Animal Sounds Zoo ($49.99 / $34.88) Currently at “Buy” price!
- Melissa & Doug Shopping Cart ($69.99 / $39)
- Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Dance And Play Puppy ($39.99 / $25)
- Manhattan toy Baby Stella Doll ($31.99 / $20)
- Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Car ($54.99 / $36)
- Kidkraft Retro Kitchen and Refrigerator in Pink ($199.99 / $115)
- Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage ($199.99 / $139)
- Playskool Chuck My Talking Truck ($39.99 / $24)
- Corolle Umbrella Doll Stroller ($29.99 / $20)
Think any of these “Buy” prices are out of line? Let me know!
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