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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Why Your Collectibles Are Actually Worthless

What to Expect When You're Trying to Sell Collectibles

Most collectibles experts advise people to "buy what they like." That means if you really want something, then spend the money, but don't expect it to increase in value. In fact, some collectibles don't even hold their original value, much less increase over time.

Here's what you need to know about all types of collectibles ranging from Beanie Babies and Precious Moments figurines to collector's plates and Barbie dolls, and what you can expect if you try to sell them.

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Mass Production–Beanie Babies, Barbie Dolls and Other Toy Collectibles


Anonymous said...

It's getting harder and harder to find buyers for Grandma's Elvis plate collection. We kept telling her Star Trek and Star Wars plates were the ticket.

Anonymous said...

Nobody seems interested in my dogs playing poker collection

Anonymous said...

Still got all my 2000 Nascar season KFC collectable chicken buckets.

Anonymous said...

I have bought and sold collectables for over 30 years online. And in person.
If something is a hot collectable, sell it immediately and make the $$. Don't hang on thinking it will be an investment. It likely is worth the most in the first 2 months if it's something new. And whatever you do, don't fall in love with it like beanie babies. Or your sitting on a pile of them worth nothing right now. I bought and sold mine and made into 4 figures, by selling as soon as I got them.
I do that with many things every week.