Lachwen: CraicBaby:I did a quick Google search and someone is trying to sell the Princess Diana one for $100K on eBay. Good luck with that.Ah, that purple Princess Diana bear. I remember seeing news items about how each store only got 12 of them per shipment, and hundreds of people would show up on the day of the delivery. Most stores would sell tickets and raffle them off.During the middle of this craziness, I went into a Finnegan's one day with my dad. There were their twelve super-desirable Princess Diana bears lined up on the shelf. So I walked up, grabbed one, took it to the counter and bought it. The next day on the news, there was yet another story about people mobbing a store to buy one of these so-rare bears. I laughed and laughed.Don't know what ever happened to that bear. Can't really bring myself to care, either.
Dwight_Yeast: TastyEloi: 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.Unlikely; some things were just so heavily over-sold that they'll never be worth money. Look at the collecting crazes of the 1970s (beer cans, vintage bottles, "collectible" plates) and you'll see what I'm talking about.Basically, anything specifically marketed as "collectible" is going to bubble and become valueless.Want to put your money into something that will increase in value? Buy something common today that no one saves but everyone will want in a couple decades.
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.
stuffy: People still collect those things?
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