Black Friday is two weeks away but, as a smart Decider, you know that most of the best deals on holiday gifts are found outside the shopping frenzy after Thanksgiving. That’s why we’ve put together daily advice so you know when to buy those hot holiday items. Today we look at Toys:
In years past, the hot holiday toys like Nintendo’s N64 and Sesame Street’s Tickle Me Elmo had sold out long before December 25th, and even on Black Friday you may still be hard-pressed to find this year’s hottest toy, the new Wii U gaming console. So far, each store that offered reservations and pre-orders for the Wii U has sold out. We crunched the numbers and our price tracking data from the past several years supports what you may already know:
Buy hot toys as early as possible.
That means right now is the best time to get any toys that might be hot this season. If you do wait until the last minute and still manage to find any hot toys still in stock, they will likely be much more expensive, or at the very least no longer offered a discount. If only a few sellers are offering a certain product, like the year Beanie Babies could only be found at select retailers, you risk paying 200 percent of its pre-holiday price. If you want to make sure you’re getting the best price, check out the item on our site before you hand over your hard-earned money.
Shop early, buy that amazing toy, hide it really well for two months, and your reward could be an epic holiday unwrapping reaction like this Nintendo Sixty-FOOOOOOOOOOUR kid.