BLACK FRIDAY(November 26, 2010) is the official start of the holiday feeding frenzy. Thousands of people eat Thanksgiving dinner, then log onto their computers, print out local ads for great deals, and then line up in front of stores as early as 9 PM. Then they anxiously wait until the store opens up at 3 or 4 AM in order to get the special offers. However, if there is already a line before you get there, the chances of getting a great product is slim to none.
I, on the other hand, do all my research and scope out stores well before Black Friday and still manage to acquire just about every hot holiday collectible item. How am I able to do this? Well the short answer is research and proper toy marketing.
I have been buying and selling collectibles such as toys, electronics, plush dolls, and just about every toy that makes its debut right around the holidays. The time from Black Friday till approximately two weeks before Christmas is an absolute goldmine for collectibles such as toys and the newest gaming systems. The key strategy is to figure out what will be hot during the holidays. How does one get an upper hand on an exclusive and hard to find product? It is all about proper marketing. Find something that other will desperately seek during the holidays. Turn on your TV and see what commercials are being aired. Read various blogs and websites that specialize in either electronics, toys, or other collectibles. Finally, ask your friends, family, co-workers about what is on their “Christmas list.” These are the items that will more than likely sell out after Black Friday and will bring in the highest reseller value.
The Wii debuted in November 2006 and instantly sold out and was selling for 5 times its MSRP. The same can be said about the Playstation 3 when it debuted, or the iPhone. These products were all highly marketed and were on everyone’s holiday list. Find these products, and you will be able to make a nice profit off them.
If you are still having a hard time trying to figure out what to buy, then my friend, you have come to the right article. I have been researching Black Friday items for a few months and want to share a few items that I feel will be hot collectible items this holiday. I am going to list a few items I think will become harder to find the closer we get to the holidays.
ZHU ZHU PETS – these came out last year and were an instant classic. Kids all over the US demanded these and every store was not able to keep this item on the shelf. People were buying every single Zhu Zhu pet they could find. Retail price was about $10 and they easily sold for $25 each. That’s a nice $15 profit per stinkin’ hamster. This year, Zhu Zhu Pets have released a new line Kung Zhu Pet Battle Hamster. It’s hard to tell if these will sell out for another year, but it’s worth a shot. I also recommend buying the Zhu Zhu pets “Rockstar” and “Wild Bunch” series. I think these will be more desired than the regular hamsters.
The second product worth mentioning is Sing A Ma Jig’s If you have not heard of these loveable plush dolls then I suggest you do. They are made my Mattel and might become the hottest holiday item. Retail price is about $12 but I think these will easily sell closer to $30 once they sell out.
The third product is Dance Star Mickey
. This doll could be the nest “tickle me elmo.” Most places such as Amazon have already sold out of this item, and it is not even Thanksgiving yet. I suggest you keep your eyes peeled for this one.
The last item I want to write about is the BEST ONE I can think of. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Super Mario. In order to celebrate this anniversary, Nintendo is releasing a very limited edition Red Nintendo Wii and a Red Nintendo DSI XL – which comes with Mario engravings, and games. I think that these 2 products will become the #1 item this holiday. Here is some insight. For the past few years, Nintendo has been releasing limited edition Mario DSi, and DSi Light. Both of these products sold out every year right around the holidays. The MSRP was $180 and they easily sold for about $250. You are still not able to find these products today for retail price since they are limited and sold out. Nintendo has already stated that the red Wii and DSI XI are limited and won’t be released again after the initial release. They are both on sale right now and I have a great feeling that they will sell out and will easily generate a great profit. These are 4 products that I feel will become collectible and wanted as we get closer and closer to the holidays.