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2018-07-12 10:22:17 AM  
Someone fixed the cable?
 
2018-07-12 10:37:07 AM  
This, but with bears?

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2018-07-12 10:46:13 AM  
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2018-07-12 11:07:01 AM  
Ugh...some jacked up scripts on  that page...no go. Could someone provide a synopsis?
 
2018-07-12 11:09:26 AM  
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2018-07-12 11:11:27 AM  

beezeltown: Ugh...some jacked up scripts on  that page...no go. Could someone provide a synopsis?


Walmart on Black Friday.
 
2018-07-12 11:12:15 AM  

beezeltown: Ugh...some jacked up scripts on  that page...no go. Could someone provide a synopsis?


Build your own stuffed animal store has huge discounts, up to 99% off for one day only. Marketing department ignores logistics and lines go for 9 hours with people fighting.
 
2018-07-12 11:13:39 AM  
Don't know 'bout no (something, something) toys
 
2018-07-12 11:14:41 AM  
USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!
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Oh it's the UK?!?!?

I thought that was only football brawls
 
2018-07-12 11:15:11 AM  
Considering it's normally "pay your parents combined ages" I can understand.
 
2018-07-12 11:15:27 AM  

beezeltown: Ugh...some jacked up scripts on  that page...no go. Could someone provide a synopsis?


People will do inconceivably stupid things for a perceived bargain.
 
2018-07-12 11:15:49 AM  
If they just offered rain-check vouchers in-store then the lines would have been cut dramatically. I'm betting someone in marketing thought it out that each store would max out the amount of people, and therefore limit the cost of the promotion and offering vouchers would exceed that.

Instead they managed to infuriate their customer base, so they have that going for them.
 
2018-07-12 11:15:57 AM  
I was expecting the AARP to have filed a lawsuit or something but never underestimate the ability of humans to collectively lose their shiat if they think they're saving a few dollars.
 
TWX
2018-07-12 11:16:21 AM  

Joe USer: beezeltown: Ugh...some jacked up scripts on  that page...no go. Could someone provide a synopsis?

Build your own stuffed animal store has huge discounts, up to 99% off for one day only. Marketing department ignores logistics and lines go for 9 hours with people fighting.


Sounds like the head of their marketing department hates children, and hates adults.

/missed his true calling as a beginning violin teacher
 
2018-07-12 11:16:45 AM  
The local mall to me had to post something on Facebook about it, people were camping in line early, lines were so bad they had to turn people away because of the capacity...
 
2018-07-12 11:16:48 AM  

beezeltown: Ugh...some jacked up scripts on  that page...no go. Could someone provide a synopsis?


Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria.
 
2018-07-12 11:17:05 AM  

beezeltown: Ugh...some jacked up scripts on  that page...no go. Could someone provide a synopsis?


A bunch of thick hairy escorts offered a special deal (presumably no less than $18)
 
2018-07-12 11:17:23 AM  
My wife just showed me pics of the lines in Columbia Mall in MD.  Complete insanity, they're wrapping all throughout the mall. No clue how someone doesn't walk up to that line and think "well, this is too long; I'm not doing this." At most, what are you saving? $25 to stand in line all day?
 
2018-07-12 11:18:29 AM  

beezeltown: Ugh...some jacked up scripts on  that page...no go. Could someone provide a synopsis?


They closed 3 stores, some people are already fighting in line, and the wait is up to nine hours long. I LOVE taking my daughter to Build-A-Bear, but this lass summed it up pretty well:
"The queues are beyond ridiculous. People have stood there for three hours. I would rather pay full price than queue all that time."

So let's say I make $20/hour. That means my time is worth that on the market. I'd have to be saving $171 (9 hours X$20-9 for my daughter's age) before it's really worth it to me. I mean, there's still some kind of break even point. I might stand in line for 3 hours, but not much more.
 
2018-07-12 11:18:30 AM  

mdb1407: I was expecting the AARP to have filed a lawsuit or something but never underestimate the ability of humans to collectively lose their shiat if they think they're saving a few dollars. can justify it by "it's for my crotch fruit"

Not all shiatty parents lead to shiatty kids.  But if theres a shiatty kid, I gurantee you his parents are no peaches.
 
2018-07-12 11:18:46 AM  

TWX: Sounds like the head of their marketing department hates children, and hates adults.



Sounds like someone in marketing was going to quit anyway and wanted to leave a bomb behind.
 
2018-07-12 11:18:47 AM  

jjorsett: beezeltown: Ugh...some jacked up scripts on  that page...no go. Could someone provide a synopsis?

People will do inconceivably stupid things for a perceived bargain.


Like giving up their personal data to a massive social media site so they can get targeted coupons for 10 cents off their next purchase of 2 or more boxes of Hot Pockets?
 
2018-07-12 11:21:14 AM  
Among the long list of things I wish I'd thought of first, Build A Bear. Their profit margin must be amazing.

https://www.marketwatch.com/investing​/​stock/bbw/financials

I don't know how to read this. So I can't tell if they're doing great or sucking. (shrug)

Not a finance person.
 
2018-07-12 11:26:54 AM  
Why someone would subject him or herself to such hell? Especially with young kids.
 
2018-07-12 11:27:43 AM  
For... Reasons... My wife and I did build a bear when we were on our honeymoon. I made a money, who had a roar and was called mad monkey. He had a magicans top hat, and wore pink panties because they were "DISTURBINGLY COMFORTABLE!!!"

OHHHHH mad monkey, you cad.
 
2018-07-12 11:28:04 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: beezeltown: Ugh...some jacked up scripts on  that page...no go. Could someone provide a synopsis?

A bunch of thick hairy escorts offered a special deal (presumably no less than $18)


Thanks, about what I figured.

My mind went to pervy creepers being somehow involved. Or fetishists looking to "stuff a bear."

I need just go for a walk, or something.
 
2018-07-12 11:29:12 AM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Among the long list of things I wish I'd thought of first, Build A Bear. Their profit margin must be amazing.

https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/​stock/bbw/financials

I don't know how to read this. So I can't tell if they're doing great or sucking. (shrug)

Not a finance person.


Not a great business. Declining revenues, only 2% margins.
 
2018-07-12 11:29:36 AM  
That must have been some doll...

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2018-07-12 11:30:41 AM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Among the long list of things I wish I'd thought of first, Build A Bear. Their profit margin must be amazing.

https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/​stock/bbw/financials

I don't know how to read this. So I can't tell if they're doing great or sucking. (shrug)

Not a finance person.


All I know is they sound  fat
 
2018-07-12 11:31:06 AM  
Where is the fury, outrage, anger, demands for compo, crying children (OMG think of the children)? where are the sackings, the grovelling apologies? Why is this not a bigger thing? OMG THE CHILDREN the poor children I want to see heads roll.
Seriously why is this a thing?
 
2018-07-12 11:31:50 AM  

jjorsett: beezeltown: Ugh...some jacked up scripts on  that page...no go. Could someone provide a synopsis?

People will do inconceivably stupid things for a perceived bargain.


My faves are the folks who drive for miles and wait in line idling for hours to buy cheap gas.
 
2018-07-12 11:34:55 AM  
9 hour wait?   Fark that.  You know what you say to little Johnny when you promised build a bear and it's ackuster fark?

"Johnny, how about Ice cream"
 
2018-07-12 11:38:01 AM  
I like Paddington Bear.
 
2018-07-12 11:40:35 AM  
There happens to be one near the hotel where i'm recovering from surgery, so the other Ms. Carkiller took our 1yo (they need to buy me compression shorts at Sears anyway; this recuperation shiat is v glamorous), and was told it's a 6-hour wait, too which she wisely responded oh hell naw.

It makes me sad that people fail to realize how much 6 or 9 or whatever hours of their time is worth, and are willing to trade it for overpriced material nothing.
 
2018-07-12 11:42:36 AM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Among the long list of things I wish I'd thought of first, Build A Bear. Their profit margin must be amazing.

https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/​stock/bbw/financials

I don't know how to read this. So I can't tell if they're doing great or sucking. (shrug)

Not a finance person.


If I were them I wouldn't want my ticker symbol to be BBW.  Just saying.
 
2018-07-12 11:42:48 AM  

kevlar51: My wife just showed me pics of the lines in Columbia Mall in MD.  Complete insanity, they're wrapping all throughout the mall. No clue how someone doesn't walk up to that line and think "well, this is too long; I'm not doing this." At most, what are you saving? $25 to stand in line all day?


If you already promised your kid it's tough to say that. What I would do is get the line and when my kid loses patience in 10-15 minutes, I'd say, how about we go buy you a beanie-boo and get some ice cream instead?
 
2018-07-12 11:43:22 AM  

kevlar51: My wife just showed me pics of the lines in Columbia Mall in MD.  Complete insanity, they're wrapping all throughout the mall. No clue how someone doesn't walk up to that line and think "well, this is too long; I'm not doing this." At most, what are you saving? $25 to stand in line all day?


Getting your kid to shut the fark up can be priceless.
 
2018-07-12 11:44:35 AM  

Reyito: mdb1407: I was expecting the AARP to have filed a lawsuit or something but never underestimate the ability of humans to collectively lose their shiat if they think they're saving a few dollars. can justify it by "it's for my crotch fruit"
Not all shiatty parents lead to shiatty kids.  But if theres a shiatty kid, I gurantee you his parents are no peaches.


You don't know me.
 
2018-07-12 11:44:50 AM  
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2018-07-12 11:46:15 AM  

BalugaJoe: I like Paddington Bear.


I like turtles.
 
2018-07-12 11:46:37 AM  

akya: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Among the long list of things I wish I'd thought of first, Build A Bear. Their profit margin must be amazing.

https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/​stock/bbw/financials

I don't know how to read this. So I can't tell if they're doing great or sucking. (shrug)

Not a finance person.

If I were them I wouldn't want my ticker symbol to be BBW.  Just saying.


Why not? I'm sure they come up immediately with a quick google search.
 
2018-07-12 11:47:12 AM  

mrmopar5287: kevlar51: My wife just showed me pics of the lines in Columbia Mall in MD.  Complete insanity, they're wrapping all throughout the mall. No clue how someone doesn't walk up to that line and think "well, this is too long; I'm not doing this." At most, what are you saving? $25 to stand in line all day?

Getting your kid to shut the fark up can be priceless.


No way that happens during a nine-hour wait in line.
 
2018-07-12 11:48:03 AM  
Pretty sure it would take a free bear and at least $500 to get me to wait in a line at the mall for 9 hours, and these people were waiting to spend money.
 
2018-07-12 11:49:12 AM  
I'd never wait in a line for that sort of deal, but I'd definitely suck up a visit to the mall (ugh) for that level of Grade-A people watching.

Don't mind me and my garbage bag of popcorn.
 
2018-07-12 11:49:58 AM  

Mikey1969: beezeltown: Ugh...some jacked up scripts on  that page...no go. Could someone provide a synopsis?

They closed 3 stores, some people are already fighting in line, and the wait is up to nine hours long. I LOVE taking my daughter to Build-A-Bear, but this lass summed it up pretty well:
"The queues are beyond ridiculous. People have stood there for three hours. I would rather pay full price than queue all that time."

So let's say I make $20/hour. That means my time is worth that on the market. I'd have to be saving $171 (9 hours X$20-9 for my daughter's age) before it's really worth it to me. I mean, there's still some kind of break even point. I might stand in line for 3 hours, but not much more.


Oh yes, this is a perfect time to tell everyone how you're making $20/hour. Really ram it into our faces. I'm here drinking mouthwash and eating Papa John's and you're probably drinking Jack Daniels and eating something edible like some fancy person.
 
2018-07-12 11:51:40 AM  

Oreminer: akya: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Among the long list of things I wish I'd thought of first, Build A Bear. Their profit margin must be amazing.

https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/​stock/bbw/financials

I don't know how to read this. So I can't tell if they're doing great or sucking. (shrug)

Not a finance person.

If I were them I wouldn't want my ticker symbol to be BBW.  Just saying.

Why not? I'm sure they come up immediately with a quick google search.


If that doesn't work, they could initialize Buildza-Bear Company.  They would definitely stiffen their search results
 
2018-07-12 11:53:04 AM  

jso2897: jjorsett: beezeltown: Ugh...some jacked up scripts on  that page...no go. Could someone provide a synopsis?

People will do inconceivably stupid things for a perceived bargain.

My faves are the folks who drive for miles and wait in line idling for hours to buy cheap gas.


That crap cracks me up, we had a gas station by me that was a few cents cheaper and there would be lines out in the highway for gas...
 
2018-07-12 11:53:21 AM  
1) Take a day off from work
2) Drive 30 miles both ways
3) Pay for parking
4) Stand in line 8 hours
5) "Save" money on a toy that will end up in a yard sale in a year

Also, if someone is pregnant, do they get paid?
 
2018-07-12 11:53:58 AM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Among the long list of things I wish I'd thought of first, Build A Bear. Their profit margin must be amazing.

https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/​stock/bbw/financials

I don't know how to read this. So I can't tell if they're doing great or sucking. (shrug)

Not a finance person.


It's a great place. We get my daughter an animal there probably about once a year, and they last forever. But yeah, saving money on manufacturing costs by making it an interactive hands on thing is a stroke of genius. Especially because the kids like it so damn much. The add on accessories are a little ridiculous, but the bears are cool, and the kids get to do little extra things. My daughter got one last year that for whatever reason we decided would be a Time Lord, so they let her put two hearts inside it. Little shiat like that makes the kids love the experience. And like I said, they really are well made.
 
2018-07-12 11:54:12 AM  

akya: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Among the long list of things I wish I'd thought of first, Build A Bear. Their profit margin must be amazing.

https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/​stock/bbw/financials

I don't know how to read this. So I can't tell if they're doing great or sucking. (shrug)

Not a finance person.

If I were them I wouldn't want my ticker symbol to be BBW.  Just saying.


I would...mmmmm BBWs...
 
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