The Georgian lari has been struggling; a couple of months ago $100 was 175 lari today $100 buys 224 lari…this is the excuse retailers give for their sharp price hikes.
Brand Shop March 2015 April 2015 May 2015
Hot Wheels Carrefour 3.90 GEL 5.75 GEL 6.55 GEL
Hot Wheels Goodwill 4.90 GEL 6.90 GEL
Hot Wheels Pepela 4.90 GEL 6.90 GEL
Hot Wheels Metro Mart 4,90 GEL 4.90 GEL
Matchbox Carrefour 4.50 GEL 5.75 GEL
Matchbox Goodwill 4.90 GEL 6.90 GEL
I could understand if they have new stock but all the stores still have the same 2014 stock, the Hot Wheels all coming from E or H Cases, so last month I didn’t add a single Hot Wheels car to my collection and this month (April 2015) I have just bought one from Pepela, a ’67 Chevelle SS in purple (I already have the same casting in orange and green). XS Toys unlike the other stores do have some 2015 stock.
I got a Matchbox Hummer at the beginning of the month (April 2015) in Goodwill before the price shot up.