A lot has happened since that last post:
Availability Of Zhu Zhu Pets For Black Friday SalesFirst, the promised influx of Zhu Zhu Pets in time for the Black Friday sales didn't happen (or was patchy at best). It seems some stores did have some stock, but that sold out quickly, while others had almost none. On the whole you'd have say that there was an increase in stock, but nowhere near enough to satisfy demand.
Cost Of Zhu Zhu Pets SoarsWhile demand was so high, the price soared. The only place you could buy Zhu Zhu Pets was online at Amazon or eBay. The price was hugely inflated. It was common for one Zhu Zhu Pet Hamster to cost $40 or even up to $70 - compare that with $8 or $9, which is what people expected them to go for. Crazy! A lot of people were grumbling about the price, but some people were still buying them.
The high price of the Zhu Zhu Pets range wasn't doing this site any favours. We do point people to Amazon as a place to buy Zhu Zhu Pets, and we do make a small commission off any sales that are made, but we don't actually sell Zhu Zhu Pets ourselves. We got more money from each sale, but there were less sales going through. I'd rather make commission on 1000 sales at $10 than 100 sales at $50 (you do the math). Not that I was sending that many people to Amazon, but you get the picture.
Then sometime before Christmas, the price of Zhu Zhu Pets began to come down - not quite to the $8 or $9 mark, but to anywhere from $15 to $25. The price has continued to come down and they are now selling at around $8. They're a good deal - go and take a look!
New Zhu Zhu Pets ToysThe other significant thing that happened was that just before Christmas, Cepia released the long awaited new Zhu Zhu Pets hamsters. You can now buy Jilly, Nugget, Scoodles and Winkie. Here are the links to buy them now at Amazon. At the time of writing, the cost varied from $9 to $14 for the new hamsters.
This was obviously very exciting news and I'm sorry that I missed breaking it here, especially as I was one of the first to pick up on the promise of these new Zhu Zhu Pets Hamsters back in October.