If you’ve ever been to a carnival or county fair, chances are you’ve come across the toy peddler. He’s the man with the big smile and even bigger suitcase of toys, all for sale at “bargain” prices.
He seems harmless enough, but there’s something about him that just sets off warning bells. Here’s why you should never buy toys from the toy peddler.
The Toy Peddler
He’s always got a new batch of “hot” toys, straight from the latest movies or TV shows. And he’s always got them at a fraction of the retail price.
On the surface, it seems like a great deal. But here’s the thing: those toys are almost always knock-offs. They might look like the real thing, but they’re usually made with inferior materials and craftsmanship.
So not only are you not getting the real deal, you’re also getting a subpar product.
He’s also always got some sob story about why he’s selling his wares so cheaply. Maybe his wife is sick and needs medical treatment.
Maybe he’s trying to get enough money together to buy a plane ticket home to see his family.
Whatever the story is, it’s always designed to tug at your heartstrings and make you feel guilty for not buying something from him. Don’t fall for it!
The next time you’re at a carnival or county fair and you see the toy peddler, just keep walking. His toys are almost certainly knock-offs, and you don’t want to support that kind of business.
Plus, he’s probably got some sob story that he’ll try to use to guilt you into buying something from him. Just say no and keep your hard-earned money in your pocket.
Justin is an avid fan of cars and loves to take them for a spin around the block. Justin also has a bit of a blogging side hustle that he enjoys, as well as being a fan of Manchester United Football Club. When he’s not blogging or driving, Justin can be found playing with his two cats.