Finding the Value of Ashton Drake Dolls

I have probably over 100 Ashton Drake dolls. How do I go about finding the value and then selling them?

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June 18, 20180 found this helpful

They are sold all the time on eBay. It will be very easy to see that they are not selling for much-$25 or less.

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June 18, 20180 found this helpful

Some of the Ashton Drake dolls still have "market value" to them. It all depends on which ones you have and their condition.

With the large number you have, it would take a while, but the best way I know "value" is to go to eBay and type the doll's name in the search engine and click to the left on SOLD auctions to see the current market value. (NEVER use asking prices of current auctions to determine value...only what someone has ACTUALLY PAID).

Remember if you sell online, you will pay fees from eBay and Paypal (the BUYER pays the postage) so you would subtract the fees off to figure your profits.

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With large numbers like you have, once you have culled out the valuable ones to list first, you can do eBay or Etsy to sell knowing what people are ACTUALLY paying for the item. (I always start my auctions 5-6% less than someone currently listing--this is the only time I ever use current listings as a tool).

You can write a nice description and keep copying and pasting it over and over as you set up your auctions (changing the doll name and any condition issues). Be sure to box (like you are going to ship) the doll so you can weigh (and measure the box) so you know exactly how to fill out the eBay shipping section. This is critical so you don't LOSE money on shipping--meaning the buyer didn't pay enough because you didn't enter the info into eBay right. NEVER let eBay set the postage (go to the Advanced Tool--top right corner when listing) and put it in yourself. Their tool is RARELY right :(

I recommend 30 day, fixed price, buy it now options on eBay. They work best for me. This way, you can set a little higher of a price and tell people that you will consider reasonable offers.

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With the less valuable ones, you could set up "Lot" listing...meaning grouping two or three or more "like" dolls together.

The downside of selling them online is they are still in your house until you sell. The upside is you don't share the profits.

Your other choice is to take to a local consignment or resale shop and see if they will take them as a lot. We have some in my town that pay either 50/50 or 60/40 splits when the item sells. The nice thing about going that way is you get them out of the house and when they sell you get a check.

The last option is to donate them to an organization who you have talked to and will take them (some don't like taking dolls because there are SO VERY many out there). If you find one that gives you a receipt, you may be able to take them as a tax deduction (I leave that decision to the professionals cause everyone's situation is different).

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June 18, 20180 found this helpful

That is a lot of dolls! Ashton Drake is one of those companies that mass produces dolls and they make so many different styles and sizes that values are never very high and doll values continue to fall so not sure what will happen to prices in the future.

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  • As has been stated, many thrift stores may take dolls but they do not like having them because they do not usually bring in very much money and they are traditionally very slow sellers.
  • Some of your dolls may be the exception and be worth $40-$60 but probably only a very few.
  • Pghgirl40 has given the best information on finding the value and also on how to sell so there is no need for it to be repeated.
  • Just be very sure that you get the shipping weight and box size correctly (and add cost of insurance) if you list on an auction site as this is critical and once a doll is sold, the shipping amount cannot be changed and we see a lot of costly mistakes in this area - usually made by new sellers.
  • Also, these dolls are very fragile and it is estimated that a high percentage of dolls are broken before they reach there destination. Insurance is costly and not always approved when something is broken and it is always the seller who loses - never the buyer.
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  • I believe it is better to try and sell on Craigslist, LetGo, 4Sale, or any local site as a potential buyer can see the dolls in person and the costly shipping charges are avoided.
  • You might even take a picture of several dolls and list them as Your Choice - $20 each. Just a thought.
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