08/29/2019 at 4:59 pm #67112
Hello all! I picked up a whole bunch of Ty beanie babies and stuffed toys new in packages. They were free… I went to look at the prices and see some solds for CRAZY amounts….
Here is $999….
SAME EXACT SET: $1.04
Sold prices are all over the map with these. Am I missing something?
Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any ideas you might have. Liz
08/29/2019 at 5:12 pm #67114Mark SParticipant
Looks like some of these had errors in the original packaging making them worth more. However, i dont see that in these listings. Maybe people just think they are valuable.
08/29/2019 at 5:30 pm #67117Old DadParticipant
- Location: Missouri
Might want to use the Ryanne method, list at a high price with Make an Offer.
08/29/2019 at 6:39 pm #67122JayKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
The kind of people who still collect Beanie Babies cant be explained by logic 🙂
08/29/2019 at 7:51 pm #67126
Thanks for the responses! I picked up a large container of these things today in perfect condition! Will test the waters with one set priced high! Thanks again! Have a great holiday weekend! liz
08/29/2019 at 8:16 pm #67127SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
You should look at sold prices when determining the value of an item. I could list a pencil from the Dollar Store for $999 and no one will stop me. It doesn’t mean that anyone will actually pay that price.
Looking at solds, there are a few outliers, but most are $10 or less. The pricier ones may have the errors.
Agree with the price strategy of pricing high with make offer!
08/29/2019 at 8:20 pm #67128gfd_622Participant
- Location: Indiana
I too have a bunch of these (Jay, don’t judge). I feel a lot of people are simply trying to take advantage of situations. Many of the “rare” ones are actually all I own. I simply approach eBay with honesty. I list things as I think they are and sell them. I have very few returns and typically people are happy with my sales. I do jump on bandwagons if they happen. Last year I sold a Batman comic that had Harley Quinn for over $500 even though I only paid $1 and didn’t feel it’s value was much. Thanks suicide squad.
My thought on those beanies is I try not to deceive. So I list them, mention that some say they are rare, and I put a fair price on them which is not 999 but is higher than a typical beanie.
Good luck with those.
08/30/2019 at 10:39 am #67141InglewoodParticipant
I buy Beanie Babies all the time at thrift stores…especially if they are 25 cents and new in the package.
My wife and I take them home, cut open the stitching on the back, drain out the plastic pellets in them, and stuff them with catnip. Our cats love them (well, sort of like Lenny from Of Mice and Men) and once they are destroyed, we just replace them again.
08/30/2019 at 7:20 pm #67158gfd_622Participant
- Location: Indiana
So as I look closer at the link you sent, maybe this is simply a tribute to the scavenger “List it and forget it” philosophy. While I think we all hope that eBay is getting better and smarter at hooking up buyers with sellers, at the end of the day the list it and forget it philosophy still wins out every time. With that thought, you are simply waiting for that one person to log on to eBay, browse and find your magical listing, and then click the buy button, no questions asked. There is no logical thought outside of that that can explain why Nuts the Squirrel sells for 200.00. The guy listed it, was patient, and eventually it paid off. Even if it took 8 years to sell that silly squirrel, it was more than worth it. He doesn’t even have a description saying that it’s rare or describing the tag flaws. He just lists it for 200, and it sold. How beautiful is that. So hey, go for it, take pictures, put some outrageous price on them, and let them go. What good is it to get 0.99 for a bag of 10 beanies when you can get 200 for one. That’s easily worth the wait in my book 😉
08/30/2019 at 7:26 pm #67159
Inglewood… Great idea about stuffing them with catnip!!!!!
gfd_622 … there actually was a “Nuts the Squirrel” still in the pkg. in the tub of beanie babies i got… but i LOVE squirrels and I immediately took him out of the pkg. He is SO cute sitting on my shelf!
I think I will list the whole lot. There are about 30 in their cardboard pkgs. Not sure about pricing yet, but I don’t want anyone to get ripped off either.
Thanks for all of the responses! Liz
08/31/2019 at 5:45 am #67163Antique FrogParticipant
- Location: Leicester
There’s a mint Nuts on eBay UK for a fiver. Tag says “…he loves to chat. Have you ever seen a squirrel like that?”. Fortunately, no.
Local post office has a range of the Ty creatures for sale, all covered in sequins. Seems a bit odd to make something with plastic sequins that a child or cat will be chewing.
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