Jump to content
Mattel Family & Friends Toy Sale
9 replies to this topic
Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:22 PM
I've got my hands on a few tickets to the Mattel Family & Friends Toy Sale on Tuesday 04/12/12 via a charity auction. I'm very excited as this year I'm buying for DD, rather than gifts for others.
Not really sure what to buy her, given she is so young but no doubt the Sale will have some things for her!!
Is anyone else going along?
Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:14 PM
What is this sale? Is it great?
I have the chance to get 2 tickets for $40.. Is it worth it?
I need to buy toys for DS1's birthday and Christmas (I have nothing for him yet due to change in plans)
I do love a good sale
Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:02 PM
I went last year & picked up a few pressies for friends kids. Other parents there were going nuts for things! I suspect I will be one of those parents this year! LOL
I saved quite a bit by buying at the sale last year! Doing some rough calculations I think I sved around $400 (bought some big items - swing, high chair etc).
Lucky you getting the tickets for that price! I was a bit of a sucker and paid $100 for 2 tickets. Don't really mind as the proceeds go to charity. Shame my girlfriend didn't want her ticket, ah well.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:56 PM
I brought the tickets
I have been doing a bit of googling but can't find much info. It must not be well advertised....
I'm excited, I'm sure I will be one of the crazy ladies with the overflowing trolley
Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:54 AM
Would you mind popping in after you have been to the sale and letting me know what sort of things they have? I go on Wednesday the 5th
I have lots of people asking me to get things but I don't have any idea what is there.
Edited by popple, 30 November 2012 - 01:55 AM.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:53 AM
It is brilliant and tickets are hard to get. They aren't supposed to be sold (not sure about for charity) as it is a family and friends sale not the regular shop.
You will save heaps. Last year I spent around $200 and worked out retail prices to be over $1000.
Just google mattel and you can see the sort of things they cover but it depends what they want to clear out really.
They always have heaps of Barbie stuff, and monster high, matchbox etc..
I bought stuff for the present cupboard last year as I only have a boy so got some polly pockets (paid $3 for something that sells in kmart for $25) ready for kids party invitations.
I have heard from a few people that went this year that it was not as good as previous years.
I have been the last 3 years but not going this year.
Edited by Chocolate Addict, 30 November 2012 - 11:54 AM.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:53 PM
i went last night and it was pretty good, spent about $200 and retail would have been over $600.
lots of baby stuff (fisher price) this time round, also barbie/ polly pocket and batman and Cars/ thomas.
got the new fisher price ballapalooza for $65
barbie dolls of the world about $15
Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:52 AM
I am soo excited. I can't wait!!!!
DS loves matchbox and Disney cars so if they have plenty of that then I am set
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
To celebrate Essential Baby reaching half a million Facebook fans, we have a Mountain Buggy Swift to giveaway to a lucky fan.
You're out shopping with your little one and they're incessantly whining that they want a treat. It's easy to say no ... the first time, at least.
A jacket similar to the one found with the remains of a brutally murdered little girl in South Australia has been identified on eBay.
Shelley Parker had to keep driving buses until the date her baby was due and will have to rush back to work at the end of this week after being denied paid parental leave on a "technicality".
It has to be the most original way ever of promoting a children's book donation day.
Some parents who conceived through a sperm donor will be wary of telling the child, while others prefer to deal with it early on. But recent research suggests it makes little difference either way.
We've probably all seen a passed-out bridesmaid at one wedding or another, but it usually happens towards the end of the night.
Pregnant TV meteorologist Katie Fehlinger has hit back at haters who called her a "sausage in casing".
I didn't want to say anything negative to my pregnant friend, but I wish I'd been more honest.
Harper had seen rain from the comfort of indoors before, but had never had the pleasure of being outside and experiencing it first hand.
Many people suppose that it must be much more tiring to have a baby in middle age, but all the mothers in the playground look exhausted, whatever their age.
An American reality TV star has been busted with a cheating website account, according to US media.
A little girl is more alert and starting to talk after being hit by a car a week ago, but still faces a long recovery.
Q: My almost-3-year-old is starting to figure out that he can lie when asked if he ripped the book, threw the food, hit his brother, etc. Totally normal, I know. How do we respond?
A mum-to-be experiences the frustration of dealing with Centrelink, myGov and everything in between.
Singer Kelly Clarkson has announced she is pregnant with her second child during a concert in Los Angeles.
At least three sites are republishing Ashley Madison's user data on the public-facing internet.
There are a fair few ways to distract yourself and beat pains while in labour, but it's probably a rare woman who chooses her dance her way through it.
Baby Jacob, whose photo of him born at just 27 weeks was deemed 'too graphic' for a fundraising site, has died.
Niall Pilkington's death last summer apparently raised little alarm in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Tragic accidents happen, after all.
When a group of researchers studied nearly 3500 mothers and their babies, they noticed a curious pattern.
Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.
Top 5 Articles
Thirty seconds was all it took to turn a shopping trip into my worst nightmare.
George has overtaken William in the official rankings of most popular British baby names - and Game of Thrones is still having an impact on parents.
What's more important, a baby or a baseball? That's a question this dad seems to struggle with.
It's not often you hear the words labour and luxury in the same sentence but for some, a 5-star start to parenthood is exactly what they seek. And with a number of private hospitals now offering packages which include a post-birth stay at a sumptuous first class resort, many mums are choosing to recover in style.
Most women carry a smidge of baby weight after giving birth. If you're lucky enough to have an older child in the house, they can keep you on track with your weight loss goals.
Is it too soon to be reading to my two-month-old son? If not, what should I read?
Sibling rivalry is an act of competition, but if your children feel involved and special, this type of jealousy will be minimised.
I remember when I was trying to decide if I could combine motherhood and furthering my university education.
To celebrate dads and families, we are giving away a Picos Pack from Pacapod Australia filled with a few extra goodies ENTER NOW
A mother has had a frantic race to the hospital after her daughter was hit by a car, just four weeks after her infant son died.
A six-month-old baby girl is trapped in the Thai capital in a bitter custody wrangle between her Thai surrogate mother and her biological father.
A mother of six has been denied access to IVF treatment in order to have another child over concerns about her parenting skills.
Exhausted parents from around the world are singing the praises of a "miracle" book which promises to put even the most restless child to sleep in just minutes.
Parenthood can make you feel bad, but you're not alone.
The British royal family criticized paparazzi on Friday for what it called their increasingly dangerous attempts to photograph young Prince George.
"Anti-vaxxers" face not being able to send their children to childcare centres or kindergarten if they refuse to have them immunised.
Giving birth in a hospital surrounded by medical experts is tough enough, but some women deliver babies without a clean sheet to lie on.
When their son Jacob was born at just 27 weeks, Christina and Jeff Hinks were thrown into an uncertain world.
Bugaboo sure likes to keep things fresh, and with the Australian spring/summer season coming up, there are two new Bugaboo pram releases.
Mum's room or their own room? Cot or bassinets? Deciding where twins will sleep can be tricky.
Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!