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    • MSE Megan F
    • By MSE Megan F 12th Jul 18, 1:41 PM
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    MSE News: Shopping centre chaos as Build-A-Bear stuffs up its 'pay your age' offer
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    • 12th Jul 18, 1:41 PM
    MSE News: Shopping centre chaos as Build-A-Bear stuffs up its 'pay your age' offer 12th Jul 18 at 1:41 PM
    Build-A-Bear has pulled its 'Pay Your Age' offer due to overcrowding fears at its shops after hopeful families were forced to queue for hours to grab a bargain...
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    'Shopping centre chaos as Build-A-Bear stuffs up its 'pay your age' offer'

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    • aj23
    • By aj23 12th Jul 18, 3:24 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 3:24 PM
    'Just travelled 30 miles and wasn't even allowed to join the queue' - Probably spent the difference in petrol lol
    • batg
    • By batg 12th Jul 18, 3:31 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 3:31 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 3:31 PM
    "heartbroken" kids
    first world problems and all that
    the stupid parents shouldn't have built their hopes up, doubt the kids were reading the adverts themselves, and if some of the older ones were, why were they off school?
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    • fibonarchie
    • By fibonarchie 12th Jul 18, 3:35 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 3:35 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 3:35 PM
    Pay Your Age?? Blimey I could get a Steiff for that amount

    https://www.steiff.com/en-gb/elmar-teddy-bear-022456.html
    • chelseablue
    • By chelseablue 12th Jul 18, 4:09 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 4:09 PM
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    Pay Your Age?? Blimey I could get a Steiff for that amount

    https://www.steiff.com/en-gb/elmar-teddy-bear-022456.html
    Originally posted by fibonarchie
    When I first heard about the promotion I thought it was the parents age.
    My words were "I'm not paying 35 quid for a teddy"
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 12th Jul 18, 4:10 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 4:10 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 4:10 PM
    Hands up who didn't think that would happen.


    Mind you, BAB is nothing more than a complete rip off anyway ...the niece wanted an outfit for her BAB and as mum was going shopping I asked her to buy me one.


    Poor mum was embarrassed to tell me how much the piece of cloth, no bigger than an hanky cost.
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    • chelseablue
    • By chelseablue 12th Jul 18, 4:12 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 4:12 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 4:12 PM
    I have a 4 year old and must admit I don't get the whole Build a Bear thing.
    Spend a fortune on a bear with clothes on. What's the point.

    Woman at work told me her daughter has 7 of them
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    • Money_Grabber13579
    • By Money_Grabber13579 12th Jul 18, 4:28 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 4:28 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 4:28 PM
    A mother in Milton Keynes said she had taken her five-year-old daughter out of school to ensure they could get in the queue for a discounted bear.

    "She's only five, they're not really doing much in school that's important at that age," she said.
    There's one child's future flushed down the toilet, if that's the attitude of the parent(s)...
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    • fibonarchie
    • By fibonarchie 12th Jul 18, 4:50 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 4:50 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 4:50 PM
    And who stands there for 5 to 9 hours with a small child, just to save a few quid on a teddy bear?!
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 12th Jul 18, 5:36 PM
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    And who stands there for 5 to 9 hours with a small child, just to save a few quid on a teddy bear?!
    Originally posted by fibonarchie
    Lots of parents in Manchester apparently.

    I was down at Arndale at lunchtime and the queue must have had hundreds of people in it - mostly with unhappy tired small kids in tow.

    Easily a 6 hour wait to save a few pounds on something they dont need. Absolute madness.
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 12th Jul 18, 6:23 PM
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    Bear
    We all know pre-schoolers are great at waiting in queues for five hours!

    Waiting in line for the toilet....need to go now!
    In the queue at Morrison's.....can I have can I have?

    Then again it wasn't the children who drove to the store,vthey were merely stooges to grab a cheaper over priced stuffed toy.
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    • Alexland
    • By Alexland 12th Jul 18, 7:59 PM
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    Woo they just made a £12 voucher available as compensation.

    Can only be used with bears in the original offer.

    https://www.buildabear.co.uk/brand-about-events.html
    • oystercatcher
    • By oystercatcher 12th Jul 18, 8:43 PM
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    Someone I know was complaining a few months ago that a family member kept on buying build a bear teddies for her child and the child has so many they don't know what to do with them !

    What pops up on 'Someone's' Facebook today ? Feet are killing me after standing in B a B queue for 5 hours !!

    If only she would put the same effort into getting a job !!
    • Tyler Durden UK
    • By Tyler Durden UK 12th Jul 18, 9:37 PM
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    Hands up who didn't think that would happen.


    Mind you, BAB is nothing more than a complete rip off anyway ...the niece wanted an outfit for her BAB and as mum was going shopping I asked her to buy me one.


    Poor mum was embarrassed to tell me how much the piece of cloth, no bigger than an hanky cost.
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/build-bear-mum-rant-cost-13277949
    • Marisco
    • By Marisco 13th Jul 18, 7:24 AM
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    Sounds like that kid could benefit from that "not so well used word these days" i.e no!
    • edinburgher
    • By edinburgher 13th Jul 18, 7:40 AM
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    Someone I know was complaining a few months ago that a family member kept on buying build a bear teddies for her child and the child has so many they don't know what to do with them !

    What pops up on 'Someone's' Facebook today ? Feet are killing me after standing in B a B queue for 5 hours !!

    If only she would put the same effort into getting a job !!
    Originally posted by oystercatcher
    Maybe she resells them on eBay
    • fibonarchie
    • By fibonarchie 13th Jul 18, 11:15 AM
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    So she's been buying build a bears for her daughter since before the child was even born and has spent about £5k on bears and their outfits over the past 9 years or so. And this is somehow the company's fault?
    • JuicyJesus
    • By JuicyJesus 13th Jul 18, 11:18 AM
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    Absolutely shame on any parent who is willing to a) spend five hours waiting in a queue for a sodding teddy and b) subject their child to five hours waiting in a queue for a sodding teddy.

    It's pathetic, honestly. The kids probably don't care all that much, they'd be happy with any teddy bear, and I very much doubt that many if any of them have gone crazy demanding these things; the hysteria is all on the part of the parents wanting "the best" for little Timothy and Jemima, seeing a bargain and losing all reason.

    Frankly anyone with the time and inclination to spend that long queuing up for the sake of a £20 saving on a stuffed bear needs their head checking. Anyone outraged at the queues or BAB's offer needs to take a serious look at themselves in a mirror. I've tried so hard not to judge but you just have to be astonishingly stupid and/or indolent to have that much time free and to decide that that's the particular activity you're going to spend it on. And this person:

    "She's only five, they're not really doing much in school that's important at that age," she said.
    shouldn't have kids.
    Last edited by JuicyJesus; 13-07-2018 at 11:21 AM.
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    • dontone
    • By dontone 13th Jul 18, 1:11 PM
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    I have to admit that looking at Twitter yesterday, some of the comments were comedy gold.
    And then when I thought about it, I couldn't help but think that this was a good idea gone boobs up pretty quickly.
    Perhaps BAB wasn't expecting it to go like it did, but some of those parents needed their heads examined.
    Especially these who went bleating to the papers about how 'their kids have special needs, and couldn't cope with noise, crowds and queuing up for hours'. All that just for a bit of felt & stuffing? Even if your kids don't have issues, why put them through it?
    The mind boggles.
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    • Hermia
    • By Hermia 13th Jul 18, 5:39 PM
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    "heartbroken" kids
    first world problems and all that
    the stupid parents shouldn't have built their hopes up, doubt the kids were reading the adverts themselves, and if some of the older ones were, why were they off school?
    Originally posted by batg
    I never understand why the parents get their kids all worked up. A shop I used to work in was giving away goodies once but we only had limited numbers and that was made clear in the ads. We had so many kids having total meltdowns because their parents had told them about the freebie the night before and they had worked themselves up into a complete state. Why not just tell the kid they are just going to the shops and if the freebie is available tell them then?
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