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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
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2013-07-24 08:40:09 PM  
7 votes:
Remember Beanie Babies? They're back, in POG form!
2013-07-24 08:56:28 PM  
4 votes:
Pftftftftftft!  Lame.

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This is where MY money is invested.  Tulips are making a comeback I tells ya!
2013-07-24 08:45:01 PM  
3 votes:
Someone tell that family to warn President Bush about 9/11.
2013-07-24 08:44:24 PM  
3 votes:
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2013-07-24 08:37:05 PM  
3 votes:
What year am I in?
2013-07-24 08:54:44 PM  
2 votes:
These people are American, they spent $100,000, not 65,000 quid or whatever then silly Brits call their money.
2013-07-24 08:47:44 PM  
2 votes:
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 08:43:08 PM  
2 votes:
Beanie Babies are just a fiat currency, and trading at an all-time low against the Tamigotchi.
2013-07-24 08:39:29 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-07-24 11:06:18 PM  
1 vote:

hawcian: My parents knew another rather rich couple who owned a few McDonald's back during the Beanie Baby craze. They gave us enough complete unopened sets of the McDonald's special version (smaller ones?) so that me and my sister both had a complete set to just have and complete set to never open. Pretty sure I still have them all, never got around to getting rid of them. They're worthless.

And no, I don't know how my parents came to be friends with people who owned a bunch of fast food restaurants.

I'll bet they were swingers. Good luck getting that image out of your head now.
2013-07-24 10:36:14 PM  
1 vote:

TheXerox: I had a high school job at McDonald's when they were giving away Beanie Babies with the happy meals. People could buy up to ten happy meals per visit, they did and we would bust our humps to accommodate them and the zillion or so other people in our store only to see them grab the toys from the boxes and throw the food right into the trash. I believe that was the day I lost faith in humanity.

Well to be fair, the food is pretty terrible. I'm willing to bet that the beanie baby itself had more nutritional value.
2013-07-24 10:08:13 PM  
1 vote:
Fools!!!  They should have invested in Magic the Gathering cards!!!  They take up less space.
2013-07-24 09:30:51 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:24:12 PM  
1 vote:
Someday they may be valuable to your great great great great grandchildren.
If man is still alive
if woman can survive
2013-07-24 09:16:44 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:11:28 PM  
1 vote:
Idiots. They really needed to invest in a holding commodity like American Girl dolls.
2013-07-24 09:11:20 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:59:07 PM  
1 vote:
Ha ha ha ha!  Stupid!!!

(My Star Wars figure collection will pay for itself threefold one day)
2013-07-24 08:56:39 PM  
1 vote:
A college education?
2013-07-24 08:54:01 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:49:03 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:46:00 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:45:06 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:44:20 PM  
1 vote:
It was either that or the Franklin Mint.
2013-07-24 08:42:59 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:40:48 PM  
1 vote:

styckx: What year am I in?

1998 called, they want their fad back.
2013-07-24 08:39:37 PM  
1 vote:
Is it 2001 again?
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