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18 October 2011 @ 08:21 pm
Sad day  
I've never posted before but some of you may know me from the comments. I had some inside information. lol I've been here for the Designer Dolls since day one. Unfortunately today, like for many other people didn't turn out good. I was refreshing the page for 2 and a half hours at work! I'd get in and could move around but couldn't add anything to my cart. At one point when I got in my cart had 4 Auroras in it but I couldn't ever check out. Anwyays, needless to say I came away with not one of the five remaining dolls. 

However I have an extra Mulan and Snow White. They were originally intended to be a gift but the recipient was able to snag these two herself. I would like to trade for any of the five that were released this week. Both Mulan and Snow Whites edition numbers are in the 1800s. If anyone wants pictures I'll be glad to add those.
I really don't want to make a profit off of these so if no one is interested in trading I'll end up offering them for the retail price + tax + shipping. 

So any one have an extra Rapunzel, Pocahontas, Jasmine, Tiana, or Aurora that missed out on Mulan or Snow White?
Honeylovedbyahero on October 19th, 2011 04:03 am (UTC)
I'll definitely buy Snow White if anyone passes ;o;
Jade Ashley: {NANA} - Hachi - ?purdynerdy on October 19th, 2011 04:07 am (UTC)
I'd also be interested in Mulan if noone else takes up the offer.
ronnililrongal on October 19th, 2011 04:17 am (UTC)
I don't need another doll, but I wanted to know where you looked for the edition numbers. :)
hachimitsu_inkhachimitsu_ink on October 19th, 2011 04:20 am (UTC)
how thoughtful!
keep in mind that its your decision and think this over long and hard. wait until the prices fluxed to normal settings before offering trades / sells.

SO far I did'nt know ariel would cost more than aurora!... (yes thats a surprise for me)

So just give a moment before deciding...
I also want to congradulate you for doing the most hardest thing you have ever done. I am also glad you did'nt lose your job... just smile and be happy what ya have... As of now the prices are slowly fluxing at each other!...
pumpkinmickie on October 19th, 2011 12:42 pm (UTC)
Re: how thoughtful!
I'm well aware that the prices will go down. However if I could trade for two dolls now it'll help when I have to buy the other 3 on e-bay.

Also the reason Ariel is the most expensive is because she is the only doll that genuinely sold out. Yes, some people bought her to sell but the number was very few as no one had a clue of the doll's value back then. She sold out on-line during the night of Belle's release. Within hours her prices sky rocketed on ebay. That's when a lot of people went crazy because they thought they could make huge profits reselling these dolls and everyone snatched up the remaining and following dolls for that reason. No one costs as much as Ariel because the market became flooded with everyone else.
dark_rapunzeldark_rapunzel on October 19th, 2011 12:53 pm (UTC)
Re: how thoughtful!
i think after the crazy Ariel will be one that is worth less than the others because there are more of her.

I really want her too, but I am willing to wait until things settle.
pumpkinmickie on October 19th, 2011 01:06 pm (UTC)
Re: how thoughtful!
There are just as many of Cinderella and Belle as there are of Ariel. Things already did settle with Ariel several weeks ago though. Sure it may not be the best idea to buy her in the next couple days because all the dolls are a little more pricey immediately after a release but I wouldn't count on her going down by much. The majority of the Ariel's on the market aren't from resellers but people who had her because the wanted her and decided they wanted $3-400 more.
dark_rapunzeldark_rapunzel on October 19th, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
Re: how thoughtful!
I'm thinking much more long term. In a couple years when a lot of people have their dolls and not as many are looking for her, Ariel will go down in price and be more common than the later releases. We just have to wait for the collectors to be ready to sell.

Right now, most people on ebay are the scalpers selling the dolls after Ariel, and just a few are the ones who wanted a doll but want money more. Ariel didn't get taken up by the scalpers so fewer of her are out there since most people want to keep her. Once the collectors have all bought up the other dolls from the scalpers the rarity on the market should become based on how many of each doll was made. But this wont happen until every collector and parent has bought the doll they want. I'd say give it at least a year or until after Christmas.

In the long long run, the 8000LE dolls should be less expencive than the 4000LE dolls. Although some might have more face appeal that might boost price. I'm just pretty sure Ariel is going to go down in price if I wait a year or two.

Someone on a local website I post in offered me an Ariel to trade for my Rapunzel when I told my story about the mall. Doesn't that seem very suspicious because they could sell Ariel on ebay and get enough to buy Rapunzel and another doll? They want to do a trade in person. I am very wary. Plus I like Rapunzel...but I want Ariel too and right now it is harder to get her. I just don't know about this.
pumpkinmickie on October 19th, 2011 12:38 pm (UTC)
The edition number is on the back of the dolls case when you remove the sleeve. The certificate of authenticity is visible and it says the number the doll it is out of how many made.
ronnililrongal on October 19th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you! My Jasmine is 883 out of 6000!
dark_rapunzeldark_rapunzel on October 19th, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
I really want Snowwhite!!!!!

And Aurora and Pocahontas if anyone out there is selling.

I have nothing to trade.
dark_rapunzeldark_rapunzel on October 19th, 2011 02:15 pm (UTC)
Actually I like Mulan too, so if no one trades for them and no one buys them from you keep me in mind if you sell Snow and Mulan.
super_mooglessuper_moogles on October 19th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
I'm also interested if you decide to sell Snow White :)
loyalsubject421loyalsubject421 on October 21st, 2011 02:40 am (UTC)
unfortunately i got another Rapunzel but my mom got it for my sister. im not sure if my sister will like the doll when she gets it (she won't get it until christmas) but if she decides to sell it or trade it i will certainly let you know!