Price Hikes

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.

Bought on the same day 6 May 2015: Dodge Challenger (left) 4.90 lari bought at Metro Mart, McLaren P1 (right) 6.90 lari bought at XS Toys

Bought on the same day 6 May 2015: Dodge Challenger (left) 4.90 lari bought at Metro Mart, McLaren P1 (right) 6.90 lari bought at XS Toys

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.

Chevelle and Police Porsche 911

’67 Chevelle SS and Police Porsche 911

I got a Matchbox Hummer at the beginning of the month (April 2015) in Goodwill before the price shot up.

Hummers Maisto (Silver) and Matchbox (Yellow)

Hummers Maisto (Silver) and Matchbox (Yellow)

 

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