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Why Barbie's - Unlike Many Dolls - Just Might Have a Return On Investment

December 27, 2011 12:52:01 AM UTC by cardman1968 in Action Figures and Lobby

Most of us, at one time or another, have had to layer in the "investment rationale" for our collecting to a spouse or parent. "Hey, these will be worth money some day!" The truth is, though, that most collectibles fail to appreciate as much as their manufacturers and upstream owners would like us to believe.

Being able to discern the difference between a collectible that will trend up in value and one that will go sideways is an important, potentially lucrative skill. Anyone I've ever met who seems to make all the right calls is older and has been around the block a few times. It stands to reason, then, that there is a thing or two to this collecting biz that one learns through experience.

With that in mind, read this article in USAToday.com. For dolls, anyways, it does a good job of laying out what just might be some key reasons that Barbies go up in value when other toys go down.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/retail/story/2011-12-26/cnbc-barbie/52194906/1

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darryln1023

darryln1023

Great article. Collecting starts with passion and the passion leads to value. The more experience you have the more you know what to look for.

Sharing the passion and helping each other will grow our community and keep it strong and profitable.

Posted December 27, 2011 1:01:48 PM UTC

darryln1023

darryln1023

Great article. Collecting starts with passion and the passion leads to value. The more experience you have the more you know what to look for.

Sharing the passion and helping each other will grow our community and keep it strong and profitable.

Posted December 27, 2011 1:01:48 PM UTC

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