Chinese products have been described as fake, unreliable, unhygienic, and even hazardous. Despite these claims, the Chinese market is never short of clients from across the globe most probably due to its comparably lower cost. We are one of those who despite having bought lemon products like Dengo Car Camera and Portable Cordless Handy Stitch, still buys products made by Chinese companies every now and then.
And yes, we bought yet another one.
Recently, we bought our daughter a cash register toy. She has been wanting it for sometime, but we kept pushing the idea off, and convinced her to choose something else every time. Something within our budget, well, mom on a budget really!
Please watch her unboxing video here.
This Chinese company-made cash register costs $21. According to my mom-on-a-budget standard, a toy that costs more than $15 is too much, however, considering that its branded counterparts cost around $30, and that she has been waiting for a long time to have one, so I gave in and bought it.
Here’s why this cash register is practical.
- Functional. As a simulation toy, it pretty much lets you perform what a real life cash register does. The keyboard is pressable, the display shows the number, and the drawer opens; they all work. Even the scanners and microphone are all functional.
- Other features. Aside from the main cash register, the set also comes with toy money, toy credit card, and several plastic and paper toy merchandises.
- Feel. This plastic cash register toy set is lightweight, and it easily moves as you type in the prices or when taking money in and out of the drawer. It would have made a whole lot of difference to the play experience if suction cups or the likes were placed to hold the cash register in place.
- Price. It certainly is affordable. At the cost of $21, considering that it works perfectly and that it does not feel and smell like plastic, even though it is made by a rather unpopular Chinese company, I have no complains.
My daughter is happy! So am I.
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