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Stores With Zhu Zhu Pets In Stock

Zhu Zhu Pets LogoWe recently contacted the good folks at Cepia LLC who manufacture and distribute the wildly popular Zhu Zhu pets line of toy hamsters to see where we could find which stores have the Zhu Zhu Pets instock. We had stopped by Kmart and could not find a store section where they might be located. Then took a quick trip to Toys R Us and the small shelf space allocated to the Zu Zu pets hamster line was COMPLETELY devoid of artificially intelligent hamster life.  Which is just a fancy way of saying the Zhu Zhu Pets were totally out of stock.

Where To Find Zhu Zhu Pets Instock?

We asked the robot toy hamster geniuses at Cepia what stores carry the Zhu Zhu toy hamster line and accessories and why some people were complaining at Amazon about higher prices.

So we received the following info from Cepia directly:

Zhu Zhu Pets are in stores now! They are available at Toys”R”Us, Walmart, Meijer,
Shopko, Duckwall, Blains, and online at toysrus.com.
*Individual store stock can vary. Please check with your local retailer for
availability. If your store is out of stock, check back as new inventory is
arriving weekly.
*Zhu Zhu Pets can not be ordered directly through Cepia LLC.

…Sales on Amazon come from two sources. First, the Amazon store
we sell to, which offers the items at correct retail prices. Amazon is currently
sold out. However, new inventory should arrive the first week of November. The
second source is from third party postings. These are individuals who are taking
advantage of the opportunity and are reselling at huge inflated prices. When the
Amazon store stock is depleted the third party items rise to the top of the list and
appear to be all that is offered. We are not associated with these unauthorized
re-sellers in anyway and can not influence their return policies or customer
service. Do not overpay!

Do not overpay!  Yeah, try telling that to someone’s kid who has begged their parents for these for a birthday and is now sobbing because there are no hamster toys rolling about the room.

The prices on Amazon are higher than retail, but not all that high when compared to a sad kid birthday.  The posted signs at our local ToysRUs had single Chunk or Num Nums or Mr Squiggles priced at $9.99.  Compare that to the latest Amazon price by clicking here. They’re not that much higher, and buy one more thing you need to push you over the $25 free shipping threshold and it’s not bad.

Tricks For Finding Cheap Zhu Zhu Pets

However, if you really want to find cheaper Zhu Zhu pets, there are a couple of eBay tricks that we used to get close to retail price Bakugan last Christmas season.

Secret SearchThere are ways to search for uncommon words that uncover some hidden deals that will not show up for most people.  Click here to search for some of these hidden Zhu Zhu pets eBay deals.

Then click here to see the other hidden search we discovered that finds the same exact toys under their old name that no one searches for and excludes anything with the new name

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6 comments… add one

  • Abby M. October 30, 2009, 5:03 am

    Look for Zhu Zhu pets wisely and you’ll get a discounted price just like mine. i bought them online.

  • blah November 15, 2009, 7:09 pm

    ….these things are stupidest things I’ve ever seen! I can’t believe this is considered a hot toy….way to “aim high,” kids!

  • Remo November 15, 2009, 8:20 pm

    Ha! Remember the toy crazes of the past though. Pet Rocks? Furby? Tickle me Elmo? Cabbage Patch Kids? This one makes just as much sense as the rest of them. The success of the Littlest Pet Shop was a good indicator that this type of toy was popular. Kids aged 4-8 want pets, but rarely get them since most are incapable of taking care of them. This one acts like a real hamster without needing to be fed or pooping all over the place.

    Why the Zhu Zhu Pets are so popular is all about marketing, scarcity, and a lot of luck on the companies part.

  • georgiana November 20, 2009, 7:45 pm

    cant get them in the stores you say. on line they are to expensive $54 when they are selling in the store for 9.99.when you need four of them at $54 it gets to much to spend. some on line are even more money.

  • Kelly November 25, 2009, 8:48 pm

    Zhu Zhu Pets are hard to come by and I think it’s going to be tough up until Christmas is over. I don’t think the company though that their toy will be so popular so they didn’t prepare for this kind of demand. Everyone wants a Zhu Zhu pet this christmas.

  • lee December 1, 2009, 2:52 pm

    I just want 2 buy one for a child in need, 4 the toys 4 tots drive…..4 a child that a single parent,parents,grandmother or grandfather,aunt uncle,or a foster child that can not afford one….

    this is what giving is truely about…..

    Happy Holidays!,Feliz Navidad!,Happy Hanuka!,Joyeux Noel et Bonne Année!,Mele Kalikimaka ame Hauoli Makahiki Hou!,Nollaig Shona!,Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!
    , God Jul Og Godt Nytt Aar!,Meri Kurisumasu soshite Akemashite Omedeto!,
    Merry Christmas!, Season Greetings!,
    To All.

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