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Scroogy McGouge Pants

I don’t have kids. Yet. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t have kids in my life for whom I buy Christmas presents. The one single thing I have noticed this year is the incredible amount of toy price-gouging. I don’t know if it’s due to all the recalls or what, but seriously? Every toy I’ve purchased for every child on my Christmas list has been a struggle. Amazon and Wal-Mart seem to be the worst offenders, followed closely by Target. I’m not the only one who’s noticed this, either. Games for the Fisher Price SmartCycle? Typically $20. Amazon’s price? Anywhere from $40-$60. Don’t even TRY to find them in stores. Fisher Price Kid Tough Digital Camera (in pink)? Depending on what day you look, Amazon may have it listed for as much as $100. Thankfully, I found one buried behind a display at my local Wal-Mart for WAY less than that. I feel bad for families with kids. How do they afford this kind of gouging?

If this keeps up in coming years, I may just have to break out some of the recalled AquaDots. At least those come with pharmaceutical goodness.

2 Responses to “Scroogy McGouge Pants”

  1. Kevin Donahue Says:

    In all fairness, some of those Amazon prices are from “sellers” — if Amazon is out of stock. And those sellers are (often) no better than eBay.

    That doesn’t excuse Target, Wal-Mart and Toys’R’Us. Those three are just plain evil for jacking toy prices.

  2. camille Says:

    yea…they’re all bad for doing it. bad! bad!

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