Savvy parents know that Melissa and Doug make some pretty great toys, especially those quality, wooden toys like you had when you were a kid. Alex brand toys are also good high-quality children’s toy makers, but I didn’t really see them on sale.
Anyway, many Melissa and Doug toys are on sale at Amazon.com. To find them, navigate through Toys and Games menus until you can choose the brand. Then choose eligible for Free Super Saver Shipping to screen out all of the scumbag retailers that think it’s cute to list a rock bottom low price with a high shipping charge. I hope Amazon wakes up and bans these sneaky retailers, but until then, it’s your job to not get suckered. Watch out for companies that have a toy priced $9.95 with a $7.95 shipping charge when all of the legitimate retailers are charging $16.95 with free shipping.
Even if the high shipping cost retailer has the lowest price by a buck or two, you are better off sticking with the honest retailers that are straightforward and upfront with their customers. You can be that any online store that is willing to try and dupe shoppers with phony low prices is not going to be the best Internet retailer to deal with if there is a problem with your order or you need to return something. Weasels are weasels.
Have a great day and hope you find some top kid’s toys for your child’s birthday or occasion, or even just for fun.