I don’t know about you all, but lately I’ve been flashing back to that scene in “Jingle All the Way” where Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad are battling it out in the toy store to get the last Turbo Man. I keep wondering, in terms of scarcity…is Holiday 2020 going to be exactly like this…for everything? Because like the rest of America, right now I can’t even fathom paying $300 for a $30 toy.
Sorry, kiddos. Here’s your sock puppets. And tangerines. Merry “Pioneer” Christmas.
Then I started poking around and learned some things that I had to share with you. It turns out most retailers and manufacturers share the same fears…and have started stockpiling merch like crazed Costco shoppers in the TP aisle back in March.
So let’s all take a collective breath. We’ve got this. Here’s what you can expect to find plenty of during this holiday season.
(Waiiitttt. Do NOT do Holiday 2020 without the KCL app. Scarcity is our jam. We’ll help you get your hands on everything you need, AND save your family a ton of money!)
Get all the Exploding Kittens and board games your hearts desire.
My research landed me an article from Reuters about the overcrowded docks filled with shipping containers from China. Board game manufacturers, like of Exploding Kittens, have ordered millions of units from China and piled them up wherever they can find space. Exploding Kittens sells to Walmart, Amazon, and Target, so expect to see virtual or physical shelves full.
Hasbro, after experiencing major shortages in the second quarter when demand for board games increased and political problems with China began, has finally pulled it together and claims they are fully operational and ready to go for the 2020 holiday season, too.
So, if you’re looking for deals on these games, set these stores as favorites in the KCL app, and if we see anything, and I mean anything, we’ll let ya know. You can also bookmark the KCL Games page and check it out for deals throughout the holidays. (Right now there’s something for Baby Yoda.)
The Covid-19 Grinch will not get at the toys and bikes either.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find an eBike, as those are on backorder (okay by me, as they start at $2K apiece), but regular bikes and scooters are finally back in stock in time for the holidays! Yay!
And let’s not forget about toys. Amazon, Walmart, Target — they’re all stockpiling toys and shoving them wherever they can find space. (Like the rumor about Amazon buying up JCPenney to use as a giant closet for their inventory.)
(I linked to KCL Product Deal pages for the above items if we have them, but also keep an eye on our Black Friday Cheat Sheet, as we’ll be publishing tons of content and deals about the above products in the coming months.)
Hallelujah, it’s raining TVs, electronics, and appliances….
Okay, it’s not really raining televisions and appliances, or that would be the nail in the coffin that is 2020. But Marketwatch reports that retailers like Walmart are expecting, should another pandemic wave occur, that we’ll swap Ps for Vs and rush out to stock up on—TVs—and refrigerators, laptops, and washing machines.
(Again, I linked to KCL Product Deal pages for the above items if we have them, but also keep an eye on our Black Friday Cheat Sheet, as we’ll be publishing tons of content and deals about the above products in the coming months.)