Thanks Warehouse (not!) (7 Dec, 2018)

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Thanks Warehouse (not!) (7 Dec, 2018)

Postby aardvark_admin » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:06 am

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Is there some kind of stigma associated with educational toys that I'm unaware of?

Why does TWL keep its *best* (IMHO) toys hidden away on its website and not "front and centre" on the shelves of its stores?

Or is it just Tokoroa where they've decided that nobody in this town is smart enough to buy an educational toy?

What does Mr Tindall think of this I wonder?

Some of those toys look *brilliant* and the pricing is reasonable too -- but if TWL want people to buy them, they need to put them in stores so that grandparents and parents can actually touch and feel them. Otherwise, don't bitch when people order them direct from Ali Express and save money in the process.

What do readers think?
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Re: Thanks Warehouse (not!) (7 Dec, 2018)

Postby phill » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:38 am

im off to town today so i will check kaitaia warehouse
see if its a regional thing
maybe the problem is the type of toy
people who buy those would generally be average intelligence or above
they look at those at warehouse online and immediately go to aliexpress and see what they have
i just did
wow
some awesome stuff available there
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Re: Thanks Warehouse (not!) (7 Dec, 2018)

Postby phill » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:14 pm

ok back
kaitaia has 1 column ( 4 -5 shelves ) of stem stuff ( science, technology, engineering, mathematics) the brain box kit was present
and 1 column of educational toys and kits including the how to make slime kit
so we have 2 options
either
they have all sold out in the technology hub of tokeroa and remain on the shelves of the disadvantaged north
or
toks full of non tec people and kaitaia is more advanced than thought
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Re: Thanks Warehouse (not!) (7 Dec, 2018)

Postby Malcolm » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:01 pm

Greymouth is similar to Kaitaia I was pleasantly surprised to see a range of the Brainbbox etc on a section of aisle opposite the traditional boardgames. While they still have a large selection of the usual nerf guns, dolls, RC cars etc. There is also an entire row of Lego, a not insignificant portion of it dedicated to the free form boxes, not just the latest Ninjago etc.
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Re: Thanks Warehouse (not!) (7 Dec, 2018)

Postby hellonearthis » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:34 pm

Same reason the supermarkets put the milk in the back corner of the stores, so you have to walk past all the other stuff and maybe impulse buy something else.
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Re: Thanks Warehouse (not!) (7 Dec, 2018)

Postby Perry » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:47 am

Maybe it's a test?

Only those bright enough to look online get those things?
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