They have unique personalities, make whimsical sounds, scoot and scamper in their tunnels and drive tiny cars.
They are Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters and they are this year’s hottest Christmas gift and almost impossible to find.
Zhu Zhu Pets started showing up on sales lists in August and I didn’t pay much attention, but each week sales remained strong and inventories got lower and lower. Now, what was a fun under $10 toy has become The Christmas gift that is rarely found in stores.
However online Zhu Zhu hamsters are almost always sold out at Walmart and Target but can be found for $30, $40 and even $50 at other sites; and people are paying it.
Recent Zhu Zhu pet pricing on Amazon had Zhu Zhu Hamster Chunk (white) on sale for $39.95 and Zhu Zhu Hamster Mr. Squiggles, the most popular hamster which is brown) selling at $52.45.
On Ebay we found Zhu Zhu Chunk for $25 - $40 in auctions and Buy it Now prices ranging from $32 - $50 at the time of this posting. Zhu Zhu Mr Squiggles is running mid $30’s to $45 at auction and $40 - $55 on Buy it Now.
Yes, some Zhu Zhu pets are selling for 4 – 5 times the suggested retail. And parents are paying even during the recession to get these treasured gifts.
All I can say is ZHU Crazy!
How long will Zhu-mania last? Who knows but as long as parents seek Zhu Zhu Pets for under the Christmas tree the Zhu-mania will go on!
The Gift Guy
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