Staff Accused Of Hoarding To Sell This Year's Hottest Toy
In case you missed it, Hatchimals are this year’s hottest toy for Christmas.
The soft animal-like creature, are pretty much a cross between a Tamagotchi and a Furbie… only better.
Starting off inside an egg, the animals hatch and grow the more they’re played with.
The demand for the toys, which retail for $79, has been that high that many parents have been left to stalk online to find them.
Now one mum has accused Toys R Us employees of stockpiling the toys to sell online at hugely inflated prices.
Taking to the company’s Facebook page, Kirsty Rogers slammed the practice.
“Why is it that Toys R Us Staff are selling the impossible-to-get toy of the year, Hatchimals, on eBay and Gumtree for highly inflated prices? I’m all for staff getting first option to purchase but buying multiple of them for the sheer purpose of making a profit is disgusting,” she wrote.
Toys R Us was quick to deny the allegations, telling News.com.au they’ve seen no evidence of the practice, but they’d continue investigations.
The toys are now being listed for as much as $500 on Gumtree and eBay.