About more than a week ago, I shared an interesting Hello Kitty product from here on our store fans page. To my surprise, this share of Hello Kitty D-Cut bottled water gets unusually many “likes” than my other sparingly posted updates on the page.
A few friends on Fans Page were asking how and how much to get this cute item so I decided to call around the available Family Mart stores to check.
Then it’s another surprise. I checked all the Family Mart stores near my house and office and all I got is the same answer:
“Sold Out” & “Don’t know if they will be stocked again”.
At that time, I read from from news and called up the manufacturer also and was told that about 1/3 of the limited quantity were sold out at the moment. I was reassured that I could get more if I could just contact the nearby Family Mart stores. That was about 1 or 2 weeks after this cutie Hello Kitty product was released into the market for the first time.
Giving up on a cute item and not being able to source the items I want, particularly this cute Hello Kitty D-Cut bottled water just at a store near me, is totally not my style at all!
So I called up a few Family Mart stores again. One of the manager was willing to save them for me, IF I would go into their store and pay for them first, even though she was really skeptical that they could get more again as they just tried to restock a few ago but did not get.
So I went to the Family Mart store around my office, paid for 2 dozens of Hello Kitty water first, thinking I should be able to get more afterwards (It’s just water, isn’t it?). The manager felt totally having no confidence at all that she would be getting more in but I reassured her that I have done my research and there should still be 2/3 of the limited quantity out there and she could get if she could just wait.
About more than a week after, I received this expected and very happy phone call that my Hello Kitty water is in!
Dara, here’s my two dozens of Hello Kitty D-Cut mineral water!
But the surprise for this Hello Kitty water still does not end. The manager told me that all this water is SOLD OUT, even for the city of Taipei and northern cities in Taiwan. (Oh my goodness! I should have tried to visit more Family Mart stores!@@)
Today as I’m writing this blog post, I checked the manufacturer site only to confirm the same thing –
(It says the first 200,000 pcs of Hello Kitty mineral water is sold out. For future release, please pay attention to news releases by Family Mart).
What a bummer!
Luckily at least I still have my 2 dozens share of this cute Kitty item.
And once I have it, it’s not hard to understand why it’s so popular – because it’s just so Kittyish cute!
It’s got the Hello Kitty d-cut 3D body and tail as a bottle..
And the bottle size is just good for keeping at hand or put in your personal bag! The size is even good for your small kids who would love to keep this bottle at their hand!
Read more local bloggers’ sharing of their finds for this cute item!
Finally and MOST IMPORTANTLY, I’m not writing this blog for NOTHING. The good news is rolling out for our friends and customers!
NOW, we are holding a summer party and doing a GIVE-AWAY for friends who would just share on facebook/twitter / Pinterest about your find!
The party is on! DON’T MISS IT!