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Old 05-28-2011, 01:01 AM   #131
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I went to my friend's store after I posted here to see what she had to say and as soon as I walked in she snapped. She is absolutely livid and couldn't wait to talk to someone who understands. She origionally based the idea of her store around selling Ganz products and has had to of course diversify or go under!

On a happy note Ganz was very polite with her on the phone and even credit her account back the money they charged her for her boxed Webkinz Grizzly Bears.

However... she is still angry because often what happens to her is that she doesn't get ANY of the new Webkinz when she orders them and the stuff she does get comes long after everyone else has gotten it which is why she nearly gave up in the first place. She feels like she has been kicked in the face and lied to. I had to stop her from taking everything off the shelf and throwing it in the garbage she is really really mad!

Am I allowed to post the name of my friend's store? I would really like to share it with everyone.

Btw the boxed bears were the only new Webkinz she got this month!

Oh and I repeat my idea that I posted elsewhere. DO NOT BUY WEBKINZ AT THE BIG BOX STORES! That's part of what is making the problme worse.

My friend pays $7.50 per Webkinz to Ganz wholesale and then I walk in after going to the mall and tell her about Carlton cards selling the Webkinz she just bought for $4.00!!!

Keep as much of your money in the independent retailors as possible, Please do your best to keep your major shopping away from the major franchises. You would be amazed at the bargains you can find at an independently owned store if you hunt around. Some shops will even make deals with you too.

Ganz fears the Flea Markets as well which is why they make retailors sign a contract promising thier Webkinz will not show up at the flea market or Ebay. It's amazing how much Ganz keeps the little guys under thier thumbs.

This has actually created a form of black market between retailors and flea market vendors. Sometimes Webkinz are even shipped from the US in bulk from a store acting secretly as a wholesaler to flea market vendors and people that do shows and events. It's absolutley amazing and sounds completely unbelievable but there is no way I am the only one on here that knows about this bizzarre Webkinz underworld.

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Old 05-28-2011, 01:25 AM   #132
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I would love to buy them at the smaller stores. But either they've all gone out of business, sell even the older webkinz for $17.50, and are flat out refusing to order more new ones. Pretty sad. All I have now is Hallmark (which recently brought Webkinz back, they have the tags behind the counter now), and Justice.
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:34 AM   #133
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omg some of those pets r so ugly and some r so cute, how does ganz do it?
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Wow! What is Ganz doing? I was hoping to get a few of those pets, but not with that limited stock! I mean 3!?? That's a LITTLE extreme.

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Old 05-28-2011, 09:02 AM   #135
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oh well maybe it was a mistake but i am sure if you get to the store earlier enough you can get the one you want
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:10 AM   #136
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I think Ganz wants to focus less on the plush pets and more on the eStore, they discovered a free way to get tons of cash pouring in from customers and I think they want to make it the best they can. At the same time though, any would-be new members of webkinz who start up by seeing the Plushies on a shelf are no longer going to have that opportunity, so in that case they are losing business. Luckily somehow my retailers are always small enough to fall under Ganz's "patrol" of how many pets they have in stock, how old they are etc. One of my stores had a TON of hippie hippos and shelves full of long retired pets such as the collie, jackpot!
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In the webkinz store locator, for my city they said they have 5 shop but when I call this places, 3 of them are not selling it anymore, one of this 3 sell only club penguin plush because is more rentable.

The two other, one is in the city near here (maybe 20 minutes in car to go at the store) and the other have some plush but she said they have a only some plush and don't buy it since the last year...

So if ameriwade are limited too... It will be hard to have pets!!!

How can we become a retailer? Can I do that for received the limited plush and keep it for myself?
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:40 PM   #138
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This is very upsetting. Maybe Ganz is only giving Ameriwade a few because they don't think these pets will do very well. The faster those few are sold, maybe Ganz will realize they are doing well and will give Ameriwade more. Or something like this.....I don't know.
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View Post Originally Posted by RalGash
I went to my friend's store after I posted here to see what she had to say and as soon as I walked in she snapped. She is absolutely livid and couldn't wait to talk to someone who understands. She origionally based the idea of her store around selling Ganz products and has had to of course diversify or go under!

On a happy note Ganz was very polite with her on the phone and even credit her account back the money they charged her for her boxed Webkinz Grizzly Bears.

However... she is still angry because often what happens to her is that she doesn't get ANY of the new Webkinz when she orders them and the stuff she does get comes long after everyone else has gotten it which is why she nearly gave up in the first place. She feels like she has been kicked in the face and lied to. I had to stop her from taking everything off the shelf and throwing it in the garbage she is really really mad!

Am I allowed to post the name of my friend's store? I would really like to share it with everyone.

Btw the boxed bears were the only new Webkinz she got this month!

Oh and I repeat my idea that I posted elsewhere. DO NOT BUY WEBKINZ AT THE BIG BOX STORES! That's part of what is making the problme worse.

My friend pays $7.50 per Webkinz to Ganz wholesale and then I walk in after going to the mall and tell her about Carlton cards selling the Webkinz she just bought for $4.00!!!

Keep as much of your money in the independent retailors as possible, Please do your best to keep your major shopping away from the major franchises. You would be amazed at the bargains you can find at an independently owned store if you hunt around. Some shops will even make deals with you too.

Ganz fears the Flea Markets as well which is why they make retailors sign a contract promising thier Webkinz will not show up at the flea market or Ebay. It's amazing how much Ganz keeps the little guys under thier thumbs.

This has actually created a form of black market between retailors and flea market vendors. Sometimes Webkinz are even shipped from the US in bulk from a store acting secretly as a wholesaler to flea market vendors and people that do shows and events. It's absolutley amazing and sounds completely unbelievable but there is no way I am the only one on here that knows about this bizzarre Webkinz underworld.
i feel bad for your friend! but, a store that sells just Ganz products IS a VERY good idea!! but, that is not fair that Ganz is doing this!!! While kids are looking for, say the petal puppy, and they look in one store and find the Sun Bear instead. they think they will buy the sun bear and STILL look for the petal puppy. ( that's my idea of what will happen) hope your friend isn't mad for a long time!!

hopefully if i find your friend's store, RalGash, i will go to it. Maybe if she is lucky enough. she will get onto the store locator!!! hope she isn't mad for long!!♫

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Old 05-28-2011, 11:41 PM   #140
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View Post Originally Posted by Pandalover4ever
i feel bad for your friend! but, a store that sells just Ganz products IS a VERY good idea!! but, that is not fair that Ganz is doing this!!! While kids are looking for, say the petal puppy, and they look in one store and find the Sun Bear instead. they think they will buy the sun bear and STILL look for the petal puppy. ( that's my idea of what will happen) hope your friend isn't mad for a long time!!

hopefully if i find your friend's store, RalGash, i will go to it. Maybe if she is lucky enough. she will get onto the store locator!!! hope she isn't mad for long!!♫
She managed to get on the store locator a long time ago. The problem is that people have trouble finding her because they spelled the avenue that she is on wrong.

They added a letter, LOL

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