Telling your kids “No” on TMX Tickle Me Elmo
I saw this post on the All things Financial blog and thought it was interesting. I’m not 100% sure that it is talking about me, but it sure seems like it.
I’m sorry if this sounds preachy, but I have to get this off my chest. I have read on a couple of blogs this morning about this year’s Christmas craze: Tickle Me Elmo. I’m of the opinion that there should NEVER be a craze for a TOY! The idea of paying $100 or more for a toy that normally sells for $40 is pure insanity. Why can’t people tell little Johnny that Tickle Me Elmo is too expensive and that they need to pick out something else? Will that scar little Johnny for life? Not to mention the fact that like almost all other toys, once the newness has worn off, these $100+ Elmos will be found in the backs of closets across America.
One blogger (I don’t want to link to the blog because I don’t want to help draw attention to what he’s doing) was talking about rushing to Toys R Us to buy as many Elmos as he could get his hands on so that he could turn around and sell them on eBay once people found out that all the stores were sold out. He’s of the opinion that once kids start asking for them, parents will have no other option but to pay out the nose on eBay. There’s that old Christmas Spirit!
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