Wednesday, September 19, 2012

IMHO :: Toys R Us Hot Toys List

September 19 2012,

So today Toys R Us came out with the 50 hottest toys for the 2012 holiday season.

First, aren't we starting this holiday stuff just a tad bit early? In one of the big box hardware store, I saw artificial Christmas trees and Christmas stuff already on the shelves. Come on, it's only September, we haven't even gotten to Halloween yet?

What I really want to know is, who makes this list? Is it some bunch of toy executives in the conference room figuring out which toys they can get for the biggest bang for the buck, or is it really kids who are playing them and telling adults which toys they love?

If you look at the terms and conditions list, you have to put down a "non-refundable deposit of 20% of total price...". It also states, "If, when you make your final payment, we are unable to provide you with the merchandise specified in this Hot Toy contract, you will receive a full refund of your deposit and all subsequent payments made under this contract except as provided by law."

So what Toys R Us is really doing is taking your 20% down payment till the holiday time, where they use your money for other things, and when it is time for you to get the toy, they have the right to say that they are sorry that they don't have the goods, and they'll be more than happy to refund your moeny back. But what they didn't tell you is that if you don't have the toy, you'll have a couple of mad kids crying because Santa didn't bring what they wanted.

Now, instead of being the "holiday hero" you'll be the holiday grinch, and you'll only have a week or so to find that toy that your kids want for the holidays.

Bah Hambug,
Quilt & Bitch


p00lriah said...

that sounds like a bum deal. if they can guarantee the toy, fine, but that's not the case here. no go.

Quilt+Bitch said...

It sounds like a great deal if you don't read the fine print. I guess if a kid really wants something, and that's all he / she wants for Christmas, reserve the item, but also be on the hunt for another one. You could always return one.