If you’re on the hunt for Webkinz in Bel Air, as we often are here at BAN&V, I thought I’d share a few tips from our successful Friday hunt. The post-Easter Webkinz drought seems to be easing a bit. Webkinz retailer Christopher’s (410.838.1808) at the Harford Mall reports that they have been having Webkinz available on a daily basis now. In our recent visits, we’ve found a limited selection of about three different types of Webkinz at any given time. But the store’s workers told us they expect Webkinz manufacturer Ganz to soon be catching up with the orders they placed months ago. We have also been receiving emails from Webkinz retailer Christopher Matthews (410.569.0690) in the Festival Shopping Center in Abingdon on a weekly basis. They usually have fewer Webkinz than Christopher’s and we haven’t visited recently to see how long they remain on the shelves once the emails go out to interested Webkinz watchers. The witching hour for Webkinz seems to be 4 p.m. on school days. It appears that the stores are waiting for the kids to get out of school. The emails from Christopher Matthew’s usually come after 2 p.m. and inform us that the Webkinz will be hitting the shop floor at 4 p.m. We visited Christopher’s twice shortly after 4 p.m. to find they had just unloaded a new Webkinz shipment that wasn’t available earlier in the day. According to the Webkinz website other area Webkinz retailers include:
|2217 CHURCHVILLE RD||BEL AIR||MD||21015||410.734.0622|
|540 BALTIMORE PIKE||BEL AIR||MD||21014||410.879.1175|
|PAT’S HALLMARK SHOP|
|GREENBRIER SHOPPING CENTER||BEL AIR||MD||21015||410.836.7601|
We haven’t visited these, so I’m not sure what their supplies are like. If anyone has and you want to let us know, I’ll post it here.