HAVE YOUR SAY: How will price rises affect toy sales?

With predictions of large-scale price hikes on the way this summer, what consequence, if any, will it have on toy retailing?
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Many leading suppliers anticipate wide-spread price rises later in the year. Some believe it will bring the price of cheap toys up to a more realistic level, others warn of falling sales, while it's a shrug of the shoulders for certain retailers and manufacturers who believe demand will be largely unaffected.

So what will be the consequence of a near ten per cent rise in the cost of some toys. Let us see your comments below.

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