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 20% off, and the hottest and newest toys may be in such 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. The links go to Amazon so that you can learn more and read reviews.
Note: The first price is the list price and the second is the recommended “buy” price.
- Playskool Busy Ball Popper ($22.99 / $17)
- FP Laugh & Learn Learning Kitchen ($44.99 / $30) Currently at Buy-it-Now price.
- FP Laugh & Learn Fun with Friends Table ($49.99 / $36) Currently below Buy-it-Now price.
- Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Workbench ($27.99 / $22.50)
- Early Years Lil’ Shopper Play Set ($24.99 / $18)
- LeapFrog Learn and Groove Table ($44.99 / $33)
- Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube ($24.99 / $16.50)
- Vtech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker ($37.99 / $28)
- LeapFrog My Pal Scout / Violet ($19.99 / $15)
- FP Laugh & Learn Say Please Tea Set ($18.99 / $16.50)
- LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet Set ($39.99 / $16)
- Mega Bloks 80pc Large Mega Bloks Bag ($24.99 / $15). Note: Walmart sells a 100 pc tube of Mega Bloks for $10.
- Leapfrog Tag Jr. ($34.99 / $22)
- DUPLO Bricks & More Deluxe Brick Box 5507 ($49.99/ $40)
- FP My First Dollhouse ($39.99 / $30 )
- FP Loving Family Grand Doll House ($79.99 / $65)
- FP Little People Zoo Talkers Animal Sounds Zoo ($49.99 / $35)
- Melissa & Doug Shopping Cart ($69.99 / $45) Currently below Buy-it-Now price.
- Manhattan Toy Baby Stella Doll ($31.99 / $22)
- Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Car ($54.99 / $42)
- Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage ($199.99 / $140)
- Playskool Chuck My Talking Truck ($39.99 / $31)
- Green Toys Recycling Truck ($27.99 / $17)
- Chicco Doll Stroller ($39.99 / $36)
- Melissa and Doug Band in a Box ($24.99 / $17.75)
Think any of these “Buy” prices are out of line? Let me know!
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