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(The Sun)   Family goes bankrupt after spending £65k on. A) Charities. B) Cancer treatment. C) Beanie babies   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 111
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2013-07-24 08:37:05 PM
What year am I in?
 
2013-07-24 08:37:41 PM
Spike the Rhino is the best.  There can be no discussion.
 
2013-07-24 08:39:29 PM
i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-24 08:39:37 PM
Is it 2001 again?
 
2013-07-24 08:40:09 PM
Remember Beanie Babies? They're back, in POG form!
 
2013-07-24 08:40:48 PM

styckx: What year am I in?


1998 called, they want their fad back.
 
2013-07-24 08:42:59 PM
This family was pretty much guaranteed to be bankrupt, one scam or th' other, in a few years.  At least Beanie Baby heads don't steal as many air conditioners as meth-heads, don't pester me on Facebook like MLM drones, and don't wreck the national economy like house-flippers and day traders.  Meh.
 
2013-07-24 08:43:08 PM
Beanie Babies are just a fiat currency, and trading at an all-time low against the Tamigotchi.
 
2013-07-24 08:44:20 PM
It was either that or the Franklin Mint.
 
2013-07-24 08:44:24 PM
imgc.allpostersimages.com
 
2013-07-24 08:45:01 PM
Someone tell that family to warn President Bush about 9/11.
 
2013-07-24 08:45:06 PM

tapdancingchrist: Spike the Rhino is the best.  There can be no discussion.


Just for fun, I searched for a specific type of Beanie Baby.

I am shocked, absolutely shocked, that there never was an Asian small-clawed otter Beanie Baby.

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2013-07-24 08:46:00 PM
They probably WILL make a comeback and vintage Beanie Babies will be worth a fortune--exactly six months after this family has tossed all theirs in the garbage can.
 
2013-07-24 08:46:28 PM
Tamagotchis into Beanie Babies into Pokemon cards.

Ah, the end of the millennium.
 
2013-07-24 08:46:32 PM
Came for screencaps of the 3rd Rock from the Sun episode "Collect Call for Dick", but I couldn't find a single one of John Lithgow and the fuzzy buddies. So I haz a sad.
 
2013-07-24 08:47:22 PM
The line between avarice and artlessness is razor-thin....
 
2013-07-24 08:47:26 PM
i.imgur.com

Karl Malone love the beany baby
 
2013-07-24 08:47:44 PM
Hopefully they will be able to sell them all and get enough money to buy some limited edition Franklin Mint dinner plates.
 
2013-07-24 08:48:03 PM
Nothing says, "I learned my lesson" by making a t-shirt that advertises your stupidity.
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2013-07-24 08:49:03 PM
It's a amazing how many of these I see at garage sales. Thousands. People really went nuts. It's usually the same people who think Precious Moments figurines will be valuable some day too.
 
2013-07-24 08:50:28 PM
I work with a guy who will buy anything, someone sold him 1800 Beanie Babies for $450. I don't know who got the better part of that deal.
 
2013-07-24 08:51:32 PM
Things are pointless, burn them.
 
2013-07-24 08:51:35 PM
Burn them for warmth? I know that a LOT of people would be happy to burn every last one of them.
 
2013-07-24 08:54:01 PM
I had a friend like this in high school, he was always broke, always.

He never had lunch money so he'd eat whatever was left on our plates, some times I'd feel sorry for him. but then he'd get money and buy the dumbest shiat from gas stations, like a commemorative zippo lighter, or a race car with Dale Sr. on it...and we'd be like dude, stop.
 
2013-07-24 08:54:44 PM
These people are American, they spent $100,000, not 65,000 quid or whatever then silly Brits call their money.
 
2013-07-24 08:56:28 PM
Pftftftftftft!  Lame.

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This is where MY money is invested.  Tulips are making a comeback I tells ya!
 
2013-07-24 08:56:39 PM
A college education?
 
2013-07-24 08:59:07 PM
Ha ha ha ha!  Stupid!!!

(My Star Wars figure collection will pay for itself threefold one day)
 
2013-07-24 08:59:38 PM
People still collect those things?
 
2013-07-24 09:06:55 PM
Action Comic 1.  There were 200,000 printed but only an estimated 50-100 are still in existence.  That is why a crappy quality (graded 1.5 out of 10) would fetch over $100,000 in an auction and why a near mint quality (9/10) fetched over $2,000,000!  Not imagine how much Action Comic 1 would be worth today if there were 10,000 still in existence.  Or imagine if 50,000 were still around.  Or 100,000.  Sure, it would still have collectible value, but that is because it was the introduction of Superman.  There is actually something of worth with the product.  Now look at beanie babies.  Millions upon millions of them were manufactured.  And they were not even an original idea!  Stuffed animals have been around for a very long time.  Add to that the fact that a ton of people were collecting them and you really had to have been an idiot to think that they were a good investment.  That seems to be a problem with a lot of modern collectors.  They are deluded that items being produced in the millions today will be valuable in a few years.  Well, I am glad that this idiot bent bankrupt after spending so much money on beanie babies.  He really was a moron on a monumental scale.
 
2013-07-24 09:07:00 PM
[Judge_Judy]Ridiculous![/Judge_Judy]

Mass produced goods do not become valuable overnight.  An item that you receive in a happy meal box will not pay for your kid's college tuition.  There are maybe 5-10 limited-run beanies that are worth anything.  Your only other chance of finding a valuable one is to find a mistake.  If, by some fluke you manage to obtain a rare or botched beanie, you have to find someone who not only accepts that your little stuffed toy is valuable but has thousands of dollars to spend.
 
2013-07-24 09:08:45 PM

stuffy: People still collect those things?


Yeah, my wife has a small collection of beanies and Angry Bird plush etc etc. There's such thing as a healthy hobby and addiction and someone whose just a village idiot. I collect military history books, some I've spent up to $400 per book, however given the rarity some books are, I am generally a cheapo that collects second hand books or reprints, I don't collect anything military (i.e uniforms or guns) as they are pretty much out of my price range and secondly I admire them from a distance, not desire.
 
2013-07-24 09:09:56 PM
Did this with baseball cards back when I was young.  Now I have boxes upon boxes of worthless cardboard.
 
2013-07-24 09:10:34 PM
Moo!

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2013-07-24 09:10:53 PM
just buy some yorkie

www.nowtheendbegins.com
 
2013-07-24 09:11:20 PM

Mock26: That seems to be a problem with a lot of modern collectors. They are deluded that items being produced in the millions today will be valuable in a few years.


You mean my complete set of state quarters is not going to be valuable in a few years?  All that work for nothing!
 
2013-07-24 09:11:28 PM
Idiots. They really needed to invest in a holding commodity like American Girl dolls.
 
2013-07-24 09:13:00 PM
Can you eat the beanies? I'm thinking haute coture that the 1% will (pun intended) gobble up.

Good evening. Tonight we have a bean dip made exclusively from McDonalds red beanies circa 1996. The main corse will be a bean risotto(*) with a delightful bean from a purple unicorn very rare. For desert, I am offering a drizzled bean from the Union Pacific blue bear with a light chocolate glaze.

Either that or I'll order Dominos, cut it into slivers and sell it to you at $500 a sliv.
 
2013-07-24 09:16:44 PM

aerojockey: Mock26: That seems to be a problem with a lot of modern collectors. They are deluded that items being produced in the millions today will be valuable in a few years.

You mean my complete set of state quarters is not going to be valuable in a few years?  All that work for nothing!


I'll give you $12.50 for the set. Cash on delivery. You pay shipping.
 
2013-07-24 09:17:56 PM
static.comicvine.com
 
2013-07-24 09:19:20 PM
The Greater Fool Theory.

The trick to making money with the Greater Fool theory is to make sure you're not the Greatest Fool.
 
2013-07-24 09:19:27 PM

nimeye: Did this with baseball cards back when I was young.  Now I have boxes upon boxes of worthless cardboard.


I hate to tell ya, some of those cards are worth a few, my dad has a collection dated back from the 70s in mint condition. His prize is a 1982 Olympic baseball bat signed by all the players, far as I know there are less then 3 out there.
 
2013-07-24 09:24:12 PM
Someday they may be valuable to your great great great great grandchildren.
If man is still alive
if woman can survive
 
2013-07-24 09:24:38 PM

Mock26: Action Comic 1.  There were 200,000 printed but only an estimated 50-100 are still in existence.  That is why a crappy quality (graded 1.5 out of 10) would fetch over $100,000 in an auction and why a near mint quality (9/10) fetched over $2,000,000!  Not imagine how much Action Comic 1 would be worth today if there were 10,000 still in existence.  Or imagine if 50,000 were still around.  Or 100,000.  Sure, it would still have collectible value, but that is because it was the introduction of Superman.  There is actually something of worth with the product.  Now look at beanie babies.  Millions upon millions of them were manufactured.  And they were not even an original idea!  Stuffed animals have been around for a very long time.  Add to that the fact that a ton of people were collecting them and you really had to have been an idiot to think that they were a good investment.  That seems to be a problem with a lot of modern collectors.  They are deluded that items being produced in the millions today will be valuable in a few years.  Well, I am glad that this idiot bent bankrupt after spending so much money on beanie babies.  He really was a moron on a monumental scale.


When I was at the comics collecting age, hung around the Good local comic shop.
The owner explained how he financed his business.
During WWII, when he went on paper drives throughout town, he had a box for the newspapers and magazines, and one for the comic books.
Seems that the were lots of Action Comic #1 out there at the time, but they had one problem.
The kids who bought them would cut the coupons out of them to order the advertised goodies.
But the coupons were printed on the back side of the actual pages of the story. Making them worthless for collecting.
He said that all the comics in good shape went into his box, and then into storage.
Came time to acquire the capital for his shop, he would sell a few at a time.
Shop is still going strong and is know worldwide for it's inventory.
 
2013-07-24 09:26:15 PM

aerojockey: Mock26: That seems to be a problem with a lot of modern collectors. They are deluded that items being produced in the millions today will be valuable in a few years.

You mean my complete set of state quarters is not going to be valuable in a few years?  All that work for nothing!


If they are all mint condition (as in they have never been touched by humans) they might be worth $250.  Maybe.
 
2013-07-24 09:28:17 PM
My 5 year old daughter broke her collarbone on Monday when my 9 year old son ran over her with his bike. (on accident) The x-ray people gave her a pink octopus beanie baby named Inky. She loves it.

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2013-07-24 09:30:51 PM
Whenever I go to one of those outdoor flea markets, there is always some shlump or two selling those things. Some are still deluded enough to try and get the "collector" price. But some have finally come to the crushing realization that they may have been duped. I like to go to those tables, let my daughter pick one out, give the person the dollar or two and then immediately rip the tag off and hand it to my daughter. The look on their faces is priceless.

/okay I only did that once but it was funny.
 
2013-07-24 09:31:15 PM
If your parents are buying beanie babies for your college fund, then there are both environmental and genetic factors working against you attending tertiary education.
 
2013-07-24 09:31:40 PM

The Downfall: My 5 year old daughter broke her collarbone on Monday when my 9 year old son ran over her with his bike. (on accident) The x-ray people gave her a pink octopus beanie baby named Inky. She loves it.

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Better put it a vacuum sealed plastic, acid-free bag.  That thing might be worth $1.25 in 10 years!
 
2013-07-24 09:32:39 PM
Oh, I remember those things.
 
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