People who thronged Gembrong Toy Market, Jatinegara, East Jakarta bring sustenance to the merchant. Some vendors claim their turnover rise during Lebaran.
Herry (48), Kawan Lama toy shop owner, said turnover during Eid can be increased by 30 percent when compared to normal days.
“When Eid is a lot of people are looking for a toy for his son. Because right now Lebaran many children who received red packets of money,” he said.
Herry said the most sought after toys this time is a car racing car tamiya and “remote control”. Price range 10,000 Tamiya racing car to Rp 40,000, while the car “remote control range from 50 thousand up to Rp400.000.
Moreover, tamiya accessories like a “track” for the race also much sought after. While most toys sold in the market Gembrong is imported from China, Herry said “track” tamiya he was selling a local product.
“Scooters and scooters otopet genjot too much demand. Otopet Scooter prices range from 150,000 to 250,000, while the scooter genjot ranged up to Rp700.000 Rp600.000,” he said.
When Herrera expects an increase in turnover on Eid this time, Toto (40), owner of the store actually pessimistic doll Dolls Vareency can reap many benefits.
“Lebaran this year is not like last year. Though I have prepared a lot of stock because they thought this year would be the same as last year,” he said.
Toto estimates that turnover will he be on Eid this year will only be the same as Sunday on weekdays only.
Toto said Hello Kitty dolls and stuffed Minion is currently the most popular and most sought after.