It happens every year! Excited mums hit the Big W Toy Mania sale, buy a mountain of toys and share their hauls on social media. What follows is a mass of triggered Big W mums calling each other names, flaming and trolling about greed, the environment, wrapping paper and waste.
One exuberant mum posted on the Big W Mums in Australia group sharing her three trolleys topped to the brim with toys.
“3 trollys (sic) later and my $1500 online order I’m going to have one happy little girl!” the mum captioned her photos, which featured her shopping trolleys packed with doll boxes, Frozen merch, Barbies and more.
“Let me see your trollys (sic),” the mum ended her post, hoping to find other kindred shoppers who had also gone on a major shopping spree.
The mum later confirmed that all the toys were for one child and that she had been strategic in her shopping plan.
“It was actually really good at my store and maped (sic) it all out yesterday so I knew where to go.”
And so the annual Big W Mums Toy Mania War erupted. One side was fully supportive of the mum, praising her generosity. While others on the opposite faction were literally spewing with anger and disdain.
There were many mums that admitted that they also went a bit berserk buying toys in the sale.
“I’m just as guilty as you. I have 3 girls that I love spoiling!” said one.
“I always tell myself I’ll have restraint and every year that just goes out the window. Can’t help but spoil them!”
“That’s an awesome toy haul! Great effort!” praised a fellow shopper. “Your child is going to be soooo excited. They’re only little once. I do the same! Why not. If you can afford it, go for it!”
Most mums commented that they thought the purchases were going overboard.
“That’s insane for one child!” declared one.
“Your kid won’t even like half that sh*t,” said another.
“I will never understand why someone has to go out and get this much toys! I look at this and think about those who don’t get anything they would be full of joy if they got this.”
“This is way too much… kids need to learn to appreciate their toys and by giving them this much it won’t teach her that.”
Sick Of These Brag Posts!
Other mums were annoyed that the overflowing trolley pics were being shared publically.
“I’m all for people spoiling their child and feeling proud but do we really need to see trollers full?” asked one mum.
“Other mums who are struggling probably cry when they see posts like this. I think these kinds of posts are so unnecessary and people should be mindful and empathetic of others,” said another.
“Do we have to have the toy sale brag posts again? Hate this time of year,” declared on irritated mum.
“Do we have to get pictures though? How cr*p does this make people feel when they can’t afford even one toy for their kid. Spoil all you want. Don’t brag about it,” read yet another comment.
Keep Away Trolls
The original poster defended her post saying:
“So 1st I did this post cause I’m a crazy Christmas mum and I get so excited to see everyone stashs (sic) so please keep your negative comments to yourself and not be sending me private messages.”
The mum also shared an image of one of the horrible private messages she had received from a trolling mum.
There were a few mums that got into the spirit of the post and shared their own trolleys full of Toy Mania items.
“X3 Trolleys $1250 mine was for 5 kids though lol x2 daughters x2 nieces and x1 nephew, including a Samsung tablet in the price,” shared another excited mum.
The best comment though had to go to the mum who quipped:
“If anyone’s interested I just filled up my trolley at Dan’s and it cost me $750. I will be having a lot more satisfaction out of that then they will be getting from those toys!!”
So what side are you on in this Big W Mums toy mania trolley debate? Would you be tempted to share your trolley of toys on social media? Tell us in the comments below.