Hatchimal Online Buying Tips
Posted 05 November 2016 - By Mike Green
Successfully ordering a Hatchimal online has become a tricky business the last few weeks. However, with a bit of dedication and help from Stock Informer we can get you over the line.
Stock can often sell out in literally minutes. To stand the best chance of successfully ordering it is beneficial to be organised beforehand.
Use our Loud Alarm feature
Our Hatchimal Stock Checking webpage auto refreshes itself every minute or so and will display stock when we find it. Leave the webpage open and tick the 'Audible Alerts' option for a loud alarm when new stock is found. A desktop PC is best for this. Please note this will NOT work on a mobile or tablet. Test the alarm works beforehand by using the link on the right hand side of the webpage. if you are in a position to use it, this is the quickest and best way to be alerted to stock.
Pre-Register with Retailers
Setup accounts with various retailers beforehand. This will save valuable time typing in your name and address and other details when you want to order quickly before everyone else.
Use Amazon '1-Click' Ordering
If you have an Amazon account, you can login and turn on '1-Click' ordering. This means you can immediately order without having to enter all your login details etc. When stock appears on the Amazon website, you just have to click the "Buy now with 1-Click" button on the right-hand side of the page. Warning - Ensure Amazon actually have stock at the time (i.e. £59.99 dispatched and sold by Amazon.co.uk), otherwise you could end up ordering from a 3rd Party Seller at a higher price. If this happens, you can always login to your account details and immediately cancel the order anyway.
Have your Payment Details to Hand
This may sound obvious, but have your credit/debit card details to hand. This can save valuable time at the checkout process.
Sign up to Our Email Alerts
Although not as quick as alerting you of stock as our stock checking web page, emails can be just as important in alerting you if a retailer has a large amount of stock which isn't instantly selling out. Obviously you need to put yourself in a position where you can pickup emails quickly. It is pointless reading a stock alert email an hour or two later as stock will be long gone. (We have a mobile app in development which will allow instant messaging in the future)
Set your Alarm Early!
"The early bird catches the worm!" A few Retailers often release stock first thing in the morning (i.e. 6am onwards). It therefore sometimes pay to check Stock Informer first thing when you wake up.
Check Argos after 7pm
Usually just after 7pm we see an influx of stock at Argos stores for reservation. This is due to previous reservations not being taken up and becoming free again. Use our Argos Hatchimal Store Stock Checker to help you locate availability.