Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends are a very hot item for children today. However, they are the most expensive wooden trains and train sets on the market. Here's how to buy your trains and accessories at the best price.
Things You'll Need
- Credit card
- PayPal account
Shop end of the year sales. Retail stores are desperate to make sales and are slashing the prices on their last year's models to get them out of the store and be more competitive in the retail market by offering the latest products.
Shopping online may prove to be a valuable tool since you are able to compare prices from vendor to vendor without ever leaving your home. This is a great time-saving way to shop, and a good way to save money by comparing deals from store to store.
Shop eBay and Craigslist for used sets. Your toddler children will never know the difference and will appreciate the gift just as much as new in the box. There is no need to spend money that you don't have or that you'd rather spend elsewhere. If you have a PayPal account with a credit in it, use it on eBay to buy the trains.
Your credit card may actually have miles attached to it that are good at toy stores. If you have a credit account that accrues miles, look into purchasing a gift card at a toy store to purchase your trains and accessories with miles.