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Old 06.03.2011, 09:35
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Re: Migros- Nano Mania??

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My mother always told me this:

It is easier to say Yes than to say No....

A yes avoid arguements, cries and fights... Easy.

A no, needs explanations, stand on your decision no matter the amount of tears, screams and fights.....
My approach to this is to buy from Migros where there is no difference or only a small difference (eg, the rubbish collection stickers, mobile phone credit, plain milk) but things where there is a big difference we shop at our normal place (usually Denner, but there are a couple of regular purchases that are cheaper at Coop).
So the kids get nanos (luckily one likes the stickers & the other loves the actual nanos - so no arguments over who gets which!) but we don't spend much more on our budget than we normally would.

So it's not a "No, you cannot have this!", rather a "We'll get them when it doesn't cost us extra.". The kids are fine with that.
Also, it helps that our school doesn't allow nano trading - some kids will bring them to trade on their way home after school (many travel alone, so arrange to walk together for a while) but there is no big playground trading session.
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Old 06.03.2011, 09:41
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

If we were able to shop in Migros on normal basis, I wouldn't mind kid getting the little thingies, and as we do every now and then, she gets hers. But to start running the family around some marketing craze, insane. I think it is healthy for kids to actually not have something that others do. I wouldn't go out of my way to not allow nanos just to give my child a lesson, either, since I think it can be a bit painful, regarding all the classmates and trading that is going on. But, in moderation, allowing to have some, not all, and dish out some morals on deserving stuff and greed can't kill any kid. It irks me kids care for status and street cred linked to material crap so early and it is spoon fed to them.
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Old 06.03.2011, 10:52
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

Hi Folks,
This is my list of a nanomania maniac at home still needs and what we've got to trade. PM me if you want to swap on a 1-1 basis .

We need:
A2 Monmonk
A4 Pingping
A7 Taratara
B1 Maskoro
M4 Murx
P2 Carlita
P6 Babsi
R1 KPutt
S2 Magwor
S4 Visia

Nanoshuttle
Luxibus
DJ Starlight
Megachamp

We have extras:
A1 Tigtig x2
A6 Niamniam x1
B2 Pistolero x1
B3 Ramboss x3
B5 Aramo x1
B6 Bizaroo x1
B7 Depresso x1
B8 Smackie x2
P3 Greta x1
P8 Marlis x2
R3 Troy x1
R8Matricks x1
S3 Vampi x1
S5 Bodul x1
S6 Flairly x1
S8 Morlo x1

Thanks

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Old 06.03.2011, 11:44
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

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Yes thanks. We found it in the letter box when we got home yesterday.

Nanos will be in post to FemmeT, Terhi and Eastenders tomorrow.

We are done now but got another bagful from OH's colleagues yesterday so will post these when I get chance.

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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

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So one would have to spend more than a thousand francs at Migros to get the full set?
That's only about one month's shopping in Migros for the average family.

What I can't believe is that they try to get the parents shopping there weekly with a minimum spend, making the special ones only available on a Wednesday when the kiddies do a half day at school (presumably so they can nag their parents all afternoon)..cheeky.
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Old 06.03.2011, 13:48
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

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That's only about one month's shopping in Migros for the average family.

What I can't believe is that they try to get the parents shopping there weekly with a minimum spend, making the special ones only available on a Wednesday when the kiddies do a half day at school (presumably so they can nag their parents all afternoon)..cheeky.
If you wait 'til the afternoon, you're already too late.

This whole promotion, is obviously a marketing ploy from migros, and yes I have adapted my shopping routine to suit (I normally shop mostly in Coop, with only some products sourced from Migros), but once the last one is obtained next Weds., then I will revert back to my normal routine.
Just to add, I haven't spent more, or bought things that I wouldn't normally buy during this promotion, just taken some of the money from Mr. Coop and given it to Mr. Migros.

Without actually calculating it out, 1000 chufs pcm is probably in the rough region of spend for a family of four - but no way did I spend anywhere near that for my eldest to complete the set ("normal" ones). She got given some from family and friends and swapped doubles to get missing ones.

She's now trying to swap some doubles for 3 stickers that a boy with a spare Luxibus requires and close the deal with him (we have a voucher for next month, anyway), so a bit of wheeling and dealing being learnt.
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Old 06.03.2011, 15:24
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

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That's only about one month's shopping in Migros for the average family.

What I can't believe is that they try to get the parents shopping there weekly with a minimum spend, making the special ones only available on a Wednesday when the kiddies do a half day at school (presumably so they can nag their parents all afternoon)..cheeky.
I was about to disagree but actually I think you are right if you do do all your shopping in Migros/Coop. A combination of the cheaper Swiss chains (Aldi and Lidl) and (in our case) shopping over the border means that outside of Christmas, I don't think I ever come close to this on my shopping for our family of 4.

As for the Wednesday specials, I made it clear at the outset that my son had to rely on trading and kindliness of other neighbours/colleagues/EF'ers which would doubtless mean no special nanos. As it is, we are now the proud owners of 2 specials courtesy of EF. So there are definitely ways and means of doing this thing ...
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Old 06.03.2011, 16:07
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

Does anybody know how one can get hold of the gold nano?
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Old 06.03.2011, 16:18
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

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Does anybody know how one can get hold of the gold nano?
Date: Weds. 9 Mar.
Place: any Migros store
Time: 08:00
Cost: min. 60chufs
Additional requirements: motorised trolley and boxing gloves - first to the checkout wins.
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

Is there anybody else who is willing to give out his/her nano balls? My kids have collected some but they still need quite some to finish their collection book. Thanks in advance!
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Old 06.03.2011, 18:27
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Does anybody know how one can get hold of the gold nano?
Gold? 60 chuffs is a bargain then.
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

WORSE than last Wednesday when the kids were off school. A line up to get into the parking lot in Morges !

Yikes. Am I glad this is over. Enough.
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WORSE than last Wednesday when the kids were off school. A line up to get into the parking lot in Morges !

Yikes. Am I glad this is over. Enough.
You and me both. I thought there was going to be a riot when the cashier at the till next to me said she had run out This was only 8.30 this morning so I guess anybody who goes now will be diappointed.
Got mine though.

I don't care if i never see a nano ever again.
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

Success !!! Just been shopping and have the 'Gold' nano for my son. Had to buy new tyres and bits for his bike, so he has a double bonus. Miss out on the other 'Joker' one's though

Also thanks to user Mutti01 and a couple of other users he should be well on his way with the collection.

Will post duplicates and what he needs (if I can work that out) in a day or two.
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Old 09.03.2011, 12:37
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

BIG thanks goes out to summerrain, Kittster, EastEnders and Belgianmum!

We're about 10 nanos short from completing the whole set, but now that we got the golden one (accompanied by euphoric sound effects ), we're done!

I even had a nightmare about becoming a nano myself. I think it's a clear sign to stop the madness!

Having said this, I was totally appalled when a friend told me they now actually sell nanos in Manor's toy department! Manufactured by an Aussie company, 1 "mighty bean" costs 1.60. They come in series
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Old 09.03.2011, 12:41
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

You're welcome Femme T. Anything to make a child happy

I do hope the nano got to you safe. I tried wrapping it up but still feels like I am posting something dodgy in the envelope.
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You're welcome Femme T. Anything to make a child happy

I do hope the nano got to you safe. I tried wrapping it up but still feels like I am posting something dodgy in the envelope.
Thank you
It did! Funny you mention this though! All the envelopes with nanos in them arrived in one piece, but looked like they've been chewed up!
I guess that's the automatic machines at die post that did that, when trying to identify what kind of substance is being send over.
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

I got a Nano in my hands for the first time. Damn that thing is very small! This is a real shocking hazard!

Anyway, I am keeping it as far as possible of my daughter.

ecb, I promised you my Nanos, if you have this one maybe someone else would want it.

M6 Polyog (a green weird Nano with multiple eyes.)

Let me know!
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

To Belgianmum,

I'll take the a5 Zozo if you still have it! Let me know by PM how to get it from you - self addressed, stamped envelope? etc.

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Thanks to the very generous people on here we now have a complete collection of nanos (with the exception of next Wednesday's supernano of course)

We now have all the following to share if anybody needs any of them.

B1 Maskero, B2 Pistolero, B3 Ramboss x3, B6 Bizarro, B8 Smackie

A1 Tigtig x2, A2 Monkmonk, A3 Fantfant, A4 Pingping x3, A5 Zozo, A6 Niamniam x2, A7 Taratara, A7 Vashvash

R1 K-Putt, R2 Platine, R3 Troy, R4 Chipsy, R5 short cuty, R8 Matriks

M1 Klorg, M2 Siklopi x2, M3 Scrimi, M5 Grimas, M6 Polyog, M7 Slurp x4, M8 Gnarf

P1 Labella, P3 Greta, P4 Chicki, P7 Berta,P8 Marlis x2

S1 Aruul x2, S2 Magwor, S4 Visia, S5 Bodul x2, S6 Flairly x5, S7 Urlaburla, S8 Morlo x3

We also have a token to collect a Luxibus aqfter 16th April when they get more of them.

Please Pm me if you would like any of them.

PS Eastenders I sent carlita yesterday but I can send you Chipsy if you want
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Nano tin boxes

Hi, Our local Migros is out of the tin storage boxes for Nanos. Does anyone know where I can buy one please? Thanks!! Valerie
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