7 April 2014

Woolies 3 D card craze

| gobechara
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In recent weeks collecting the 3 D cards from Woolies has become a craze among the little kids. But its also creating problems at home about sharing the cards between siblings or friends. Instead of being inspired to buy from WW to get more cards, I have decided to keep away from it till this card offer ends.

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Look on the bright side. You can tell your kids we have to buy fruit and vegetables to get trading cards. Teach them about healthy eating and sharing. Two skills that parents seem to not bother teaching these days.

Advise them to sell their collection for cash while it’s a hot commodity.

Thanks for everyones comments and suggestions. My kids have now learnt trading of the cards and enjoying exchanging them with friends. I think initially they were possesive, but with time as their collection has grown and also the collections of other friends, then they became interested to exchange cards.

you could still shop there and not accept when cards are offered..?

but really, this is an opportunity, not an obstacle.

btw, have you got no. 25? 🙂

Christmas must be a hoot in your house.

first world problems…

So you are unable to teach your kids the life skill of sharing? Did your parents not teach you?

Back in the day, I had footy stickers, cricket cards. I remember there were tazos or something? Basketball cards? Pokemon? Some sort of fantasy cards too.

What is different about these compared to woolies cards? nothing. You have to pay something to get all of them, trade for ones you don’t have. Not shopping there isn’t going to fix your problems teaching the kids to share..

neanderthalsis1:45 pm 07 Apr 14

The true value of trading cards is that it teaches the youth of today a valuable lesson in capitalism.

They can learn the value of marketable commodities and how the exchange interactions occur. Great for teaching the fundamentals of market supply and demand, I have too many of card x, I want card y and will exchange this for it.. the rare cards being more highly sought after and therefore having a higher exchange rate.

It teaches investment speculation, if mum buys this many groceries, I will get this many cards and the card I need might be amongst. Buying more groceries gets more cards, thus increasing my chances of favourable return.

And best of all, it teaches kids to consume, and that consumption can make them be the envy of their friends.

So by not letting your children acquire these cards you are guaranteeing that they will spend their adult lives eating mung beans in a commune and thus unable to pay for a decent retirement home for you.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back12:24 pm 07 Apr 14

What? Little kids have to be taught to share?

Woulda thunk it?

Thanks for letting us know
Looking forward to your next post telling us when you start shopping at Woolies again.
Life is so exciting

Fascinating stuff. Really fascinating stuff.

+1 for your moral high horse!
While I’m not a fan (and don’t even shop there), but surely you could use them as an object lesson in sharing, or about something belonging to the family instead of them as individuals, or even that they can’t always get what they want? Life is going to be cruel to those who can’t learn those facts.

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