Skip to comments.Build-A-Bear 'pay your age' offer abandoned amid 'chaos'
Posted on 07/12/2018 1:26:44 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
A cheap teddy offer which left shoppers with young children queuing for up to eight hours amid chaotic scenes has been abandoned over "safety concerns".
Build-A-Bear Workshop was offering UK customers a chance to buy any bear, which can cost up to £52, for the price of their child's age.
At Leeds' White Rose Shopping Centre police were called when queues of "about a mile long" formed.
The company said the response had been "overwhelming and unprecedented".
There have also been reports of long queues in US shopping centres, where the American company was also putting on the same promotion on Thursday.
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then those illegal alien “children” dont count because they’re mostly overage rapists and murderers..
Baskin Robbins once a year would give a free scoop of ice cream away at the location next to my old office. People would stand in line for at least an hour for their free scoop....
"I say old chap, gibs me dat."
Surprisingly vicious for cute and cuddly, with only rudimentary weaponry. ;)
The story sounds wild and about greedy kids, but at the same time, it’s good to know this many parents care about their kids that much. This is a lesson for marketers; sometimes it only take a simple idea, like the classic teddy bear to make a child happy. A real, three-D Teddy, not a video Avatar, not even a Holograph. Just a Teddy Bear, made of cloth, cotton and buttons.
They closed the lines to anyone arriving after about 11am EDT. At that time the wait was rumored to be six hours. A friend of ours braved it and her daughter got the bear she wanted, but mom has vowed never again. She heard one woman was there with twelve kids.
I never congregate where large groups of people line up for “free” or reduced stuff. It rarely ends well. I’m reminded of the food riots in “Soylent Green”.
They take EBT cards?
A Bad Idea?
That would be to charge Adults admission in Disneyland, based on the bodyweight of that adult. I don’t expect to ever see that experiment conducted, at least not without armed guards to protect the Ticketmaster. Some adults could deal with it, especially many men. “If you’re fat, and you know it, clap your hands!”
My son somehow had a “free cone” coupon the Coldstone Ice Cream (I think that’s the place?!).
He went there and presented his coupon, and the server person would only give him a CONE, no ice cream. He argued with her, and she said it was only for a CONE. He said he will NEVER go there again.
I love Baskin Robbins, my all-time favorite Ice cream is Jamocha Almond Fudge. There have not been any around here in years, so I always check when we travel. Looks like I might get some coming up on our trip later this year.
One year, the kids in Utah sent me some for my birthday (which is in February). They arranged for the shipping with dry ice and all. It was a very nice surprise.
There’s nothing simple or classic about Build-a-Bear. They’re grossly overpriced status symbols masquerading as toys.
I saw “build a bare” and thought it was about Stormy.
On my McDonalds APP I can get a Big Mac or a Quarter Pounder with Cheese for $1. Add the $1 Large Drink and it’s a steal.
Not sure if it’s worth going out for though. If I was driving by, it would be a different story.
Destiny, USA in Syracuse was a madhouse this afternoon.
Brilliant plan! Million bucks worth of PR for the price of a few bears.
My daughter worked at Build a Bear in HS. She loved it. The kids loved the teddy bears and she loved working with them. Enjoyed it far more than working at Express in college.
How much for a 2 month old kid? 2/12 of a dollar? (17 cents)
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