Help, I have broken my daughters' Christmas!

(34 Posts)
clux73 Wed 27-Nov-13 10:07:55

My 8 year old and 5 year old will never forgive me!

Monday night: DD's stumble across the bear and the hare cuddly toys on the John Lewis website and instantly want them! DD1 goes off, reappears with £24 and asks me to order them both, one for her, one for her sister. I said that with Christmas coming up they shouldn't be buying stuff and they should see what Father Christmas brings. Hence lots of "but what if there aren't any left" type angst from them both.

Yesterday I went to John Lewis on Oxford Street fully expecting to see a whole floor full of cuddly bears and rabbits. Nope, no sign of any. I ask for help and an assistant looks on the computer and says that they're now out of stock on line but there may be one left on floor 3. I find two hares and NO BEARS!!! A very helpful assistant then rings round a few other London stores but there are no bears anywhere in London. Then it gets worse, I later find out that there are no bears in the country AND no definite order placed for new stock.

Had a little glimmer of hope last night. I'd signed up to be alerted if he came back in stock and I did get an email but as soon as I clicked he was out of stock. And now this morning bear has vanished from the website. I am in complete despair. I have let my daughters' down. And everytime the flipping advert comes on they'll remember bear again!!! I have a hare with no bear. It's like a depressing version of the advert.

Rosieliveson Fri 29-Nov-13 22:02:31

Oh no. Have an idea that's a bit out of the box. Could you get another hare if they are still about, buy two brown bear onesies (not necessarily from JL) and have your DC be the bear to their very own hare?!

ihatethecold Fri 29-Nov-13 22:03:15

I am popping to John Lewis in Cambridge tomorrow, do you want me to look. Do you want a hare or a bear?

LalyRawr Fri 29-Nov-13 22:31:35

Have you checked Westfield in Stratford?

I'll be there Monday at the latest, can get them for you if still needed!

Heavymetalmater Fri 29-Nov-13 22:59:25

I will have a look in exeter on sunday for you.

EduCated Sat 30-Nov-13 00:17:21
clux73 Sat 30-Nov-13 06:46:37

Hello all

Just wanted to thank you for your help. I have fantastic news - John Lewis have been completely brilliant and spent ages scouring the country for me. They have found the one last bear on the planet for me. So relieved.

temporarilyjerry Sat 30-Nov-13 06:52:22

Great news, Clux.

Merry Christmas to you and well done, JL.

Trumpton Sat 30-Nov-13 06:54:16

Aw wow ! That's lovely. Happy Christmas Clux73DDs .

wonderingsoul Sat 30-Nov-13 07:57:25

great news smile and great custermer service agagin from JL smile

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