As I write this, the Black Friday sales have just started, with shoppers flocking to the stores to pick up a quick bargain when the stores open at midnight. But will they have Zhu Zhu Pets Hamsters in stock?
I'm very curious to find out whether stores such as Toys R Us and Walmart will have Zhu Zhu Pets Hamsters in stock for the Black Friday sales. There have been lots of rumours that they’ve been holding back stock for the Good Friday sales and now we'll finally find out if they have any!
To be honest, I expect that they will have some stock, but that they won't have nearly enough to satisfy demand.
There have been stories saying that people will be limited to a total of 4 Zhu Zhu Pets Hamsters each, so that there's more to go around - and presumably to stop people who try to buy up large numbers so they can turn around and sell them at a huge profit. However, I can't find any authoritative articles to back this up.
So lets turn to the place to get the latest information: Twitter. Apparently Toys R Us do have some in stock, but they are giving out red tickets to the first 100 people, allowing them to buy Zhu Zhu pets. People have been lining up for several hours to get these tickets: Birchall_Jon says:
First 100 have red tickets to buy Zhu Zhu pets - they've been in line for 2hrs.
However, shortly after midnight, carlie_kollath stated that the 100 red tickets went really fast:
All shoppers inside toys r us - no line now. Id bet the zhu zhu pets are long gone. Store mgr Todd Brown said the 100 tickets went FAST!
Shortly afterwards, she mentions that the Zhu Zhu Pets have sold out:
First sale has started at Walmart on N Gloster. Main sale starts at 5. A few people shopping but relatively quiet. Sold out of zhu zhu pets.
This is only a small sample - who knows what's happening at other stores and at Walmart etc. But it's not looking good. Hopefully in the morning, so more details will emerge and I'll update things here.
For now, I'm going to get some sleep. I'd rather buy them on Amazon that be out at the shops at this time!