I'm looking at a room full of Beanie Babies which Mrs. Thomas collected when they were "hot" and was wondering if they are worth enough to pay for a cruise. I don't see the vendors in the shopping center parking lots any more or advertisements luring customers in for the latest issue. It seems as though the craze is over. Do you know?
Are these stupid looking creatures good for anything other than a play toy for Watson the dachshund??????
Sorry, this should have been posted in Chit-Chat. Sometimes I'm lost on these boards, make that most of the time. <wink>
If I were you, Thomas, I would go to ebay, put in "Beanie Baby" and see what comes up. That ought to give you a pretty accurate idea of what they are going for. You could even try to find some of the ones you own and see how much they are selling for.
Of course, I also recommend asking Mrs. Thomas' permission before you auction off any of her Beanie Babies.
Now posting as MichelleP.
I suggest you sell them to people to put on their deck chairs early in the morning to save their chair.
There are still collectors clubs and I believe there was and maybe still is a collectors magazine for beanie babies. I hope you did not pay a premium for them, then you won't be too disappointed to find that the beanie baby craze is basically over and your source of retirement funds is likely to have to come from elsewhere.
You could pack them all up and send them to me, my grandchildren love them.
What about Cabbage Patch Kids ? Remember those ?
We're storing about 5 of those for our daughter (24) along
with all of her other stuff. Wait, whats the statuate for storage ?
3, 5 or 7 years. Oh, this should be another topic, oops, sorry.
Hey, wait a minute, why is this subject "Are Beanie Babeis worth
anything" posted in the gripe section ? Is it possible that your
griping because you might have lost your retirement fund ?
I think I bought enough Beanie Babies to pay for several cruises for my three granddaughters. I was even dumb enough to buy the very "last ones" a couple of years ago when they were suppose to be the last ones, but of course they weren't. I remember feeling very foolilsh after I paid $100 for three of them.......I sure wish I had my money back now; all three girls are teens now and they don't care about them anymore; but I still love to cruise. My husband and I are going in two weeks. I've got to figure out how to get a countdown clock; I didn't even know there was such a thing. HAPPY CRUISING.......
No they are not worth what they once were. Ty finally got enough manufacturing in the orient to supply adequate quantities to the dealers. I sold a bag of Princess bears when they first came out to a re-seller for $1200. ( that was for 12 bears) . I just returned today from a swap meet where I had about 40 retired bears and 50 misc. other beanies (all retired duplicates from my collection). I was asking only $3 for the bears, including a few Princess bears and could only sell about 10 of them. No one even inquired about the Princess bears. I was selling the others for $2.50 ea or $6 for three. Not much action on those either.
Yep the bloom is off the Beannie market, If you do go to E-bay you will see lots of them for sale but no bids, except for the rare ones like Garcia, Maple, Brittiania, Germania, and some of the "old Face" bears.
I think I will just donate the rest to a childrens home and take a tax deduction. Much easier than trying to sell them
I just did a search on eBay and found a lot of 300 Beanie Babies listed for $1200. Depending on how many you have, you could sell them as a lot. If you could get that much for a lot similar to that one, that could pay for one person to cruise! I went to eBay and it's item #3120988864.
In history class in high school or college, you probably learned of the tulip bulb price lunacy in the Netherlands a few centuries ago. In more recent times, you may have observed AOL stock at $155 per share (they got me on that one)! Well, there's your Beanie Babies!