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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Classic Toys

Every Christmas, I buy simple gifts for my five-year old students. There are 20 of them, so Teacher Santa's budget is in a tight scrunch. A couple of years back, I blogged about the first time I ordered toys online. I did the online thing because after canvasing elsewhere, I realized, most things are cheaper online. Of course, typical first-timer, I encountered a disaster. I over-looked the shipping date. The online store was professional enough to provide buyers an estimated date for the shipment to arrive. I saw the date, but failed to associate it with the date of our Christmas party! Turned out, the estimated date of arrival was on the actual date of the party. Fast forward, I was not able to use the toys that I ordered. I bought a new set, but no worries, I was able to use the late merchandise the next year. Lesson learned for me!

Despite my initial shipping blunder, I have since then been ordering online. It's so much cheaper and saves me a lot of time. The ones that never go out of mode for kids are the action figures! Last year, Spider man was a favorite among my boys. Cool huh! The girls, who wouldn't be thrilled with a doll, but I cannot afford a dollhouse. Teehee. Oh but they do like the classic toys too, like the jump rope and jack stones!

The good thing about classic toys is, they do not go out of fashion. Last Christmas, I found several after-Christmas sale online, and did not hesitate to purchase some. I stored them up for next Christmas. Come Christmas rush, I'd be several items ahead in my check list. *winks*


Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

You are a smart shopper, Tes. Your school kids are lucky to have you as their teacher.

Ann said...

I love shopping online. I used to love spending time in the stores but the older I got the more annoying it became. Once I started shopping online I was hooked. So much easier.

Good thinking hitting those after Christmas sales and getting a head start.

Tekkaus said...

It's been ages since I last touch any classic toys. Well...maybe because they are...classic? :p

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