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Every holiday season there is that "must have" gift that everyone goes crazy for. They've even made movies about it; remember "Jingle All the Way" with Arnold Schwarzenegger?
Our bonus question for Big Buy Brainteasers is this:What was that hard-to-get item that you or a loved one had to go "all out" to try and secure for the holidays? Perhaps you were in the frantic shopper's shoes or maybe you were the one that requested that elusive item. Tell us about it!
I'll go first:
My mom got wrapped up in trying to get me the Holiday Barbies that were released every year. (I didn't even like Barbie but she really wanted me to collect them, I still don't know why!) Some were particularly hard to get and I remember she would call every store and when she found out someone had it in stock, she'd repeat, "Hold it for me! Hold it for me!"
Then I'd get the Barbie for Christmas and Mom wouldn't let me open it because it was "going to be a collector's item someday." Haha! Fast forward to today…the only Holiday Barbie that is really worth any money is the very first one from 1988, which I've kept faithfully in its box.
All the other Holiday Barbies I gave to my niece and told her to open them and play with them all she wanted! It was so fun to watch her tear open those boxes. Now your turn to earn those three extra bonus points!
huh...where do I start from ........
I have been waiting to get my hands on PlayStation 5 console for almost 1 year now. (was launched around Feb'21 in India)I tried getting it on last Diwali sale & then BlackFriday, but couldn't. I even sold my PS4 console in advance to buy PS5.But this year, I did not skip even one nearby store to book it in advance and f i n a l l y (it sounds exactly the way it is written) I got my console last week.
A childlike happiness, I felt after a long time.
It was a "hard-to-get" holiday item, 'cz of the long wait.
Trying to get the Furby for the kids, circa 1998 or 1999. I waited in line on black Friday, and after no luck I bounced from store to store and mall to mall.
This is when I realized I'm not a good shopper and I never did score one!
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