Thursday, September 23, 2010
Feeling Thrifty: Value Village Toy Report
Elmo's Teaching Bus usually rings in at around $35.00, and I believe I got it for a whopping $2.99. It has become our go to car toy. Each button either says the name of the letter, plays a little tune, or has a fun little saying. I've noticed it has taken Cooper a little while to get interested in learning his letters, but he is slowly and surely coming around. He and Elmo are just starting to get aquainted as well, so this toy was especially fun.
Plan Toys Oval Xylophone is usually somewhere around $20.00 - $25.00 new, and I made the big purchase at $1.99. I love this company, so even though I knew Cooper was a bit beyond this type of toy, I thought it was worth bringing it home for such a steal.
I couldn't quite find this Little Tikes keyboard's price after looking for a few minutes, but seeing as to how THIS comparable keyboard (along with stand and stool) is selling for around $60.00, I figure the keyboard alone would be somewhere between $20.00 - $30.00, don't ya think? We ended up getting it for around $3.00! It is the best! Cooper just loves this thing. His favorite button to press is Demo All. It plays all the demo songs right in a row, and let me tell ya...he busts a move! The little songs are so catchy. We could just hang out and dance forever with this keyboard playing. I imagine him being even more interested in all the features as he gets a little older as well. There is a record button...oh the possibilities.
I am looking forward to doing a little more birthday and Christmas shopping for our little man soon and have a couple more stores in mind. I hope you are inspired to think outside the box and find some treasures of your own! Happy thrifting!
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