ThunderThighs wrote:Hello? Since we've sold this once before, how about some feedback from some easel owners?
I know this is sold out, but in case someone decides to do some research on this if it comes up again, I will give my feedback in the hopes that it helps someone.
My little artist is less than 3, and she absolutely LOVES this. The comments I have read regarding the markers are correct. They are very cheap and do not last more than an hour or two, which is a real drag on Christmas morning. Santa was not looking very good, I can tell you! However, the light up board IS a great item, and assuming you have enough of the correct markers on hand, you will look like a hero and your child(ren) will love it.
The magnets on the letters are not strong, and I will be replacing these with a better set of letters and numbers to stick to the board.
The chalk is also not great, however I purchased a 99 cent box of chalk and the board responds perfectly. That solved that particular issue easily.
I have not received the replacement markers yet, but when I do, I suspect the second issue will be corrected (the ability to draw on the illuminated side of the board will be corrected.)
So, what is my final review? A very good product that could have been excellent by only adding better markers, chalk, and magnets. As a customer, I would be happy to pay the extra 3 dollars or whatever to augment the product in the first place, this would be a home run. Instead, it is a triple. But once I have fixed the shortcomings, this should be a toy my child will play with for a long time.
I did no comparison shopping, so I have no idea if the price is right. But for me it was a good deal.