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Selling Cabbage Patch Dolls?

These belonged to my mother. I would like to get rid of them, but have no idea what they are worth. They are all new in the box.
Any help appreciated.

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March 5, 20200 found this helpful
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Your dolls are the Cabbage Patch Kids and these were sold before 1990.
Some of these may be worth more money but you will have to research each doll and that is very time consuming as many of these did not have a name and many people selling these dolls do not know the name if the doll did have one.
This just means you may have to do a 'visual' search and eBay is the best place to start. You can narrow the search by using the eBay tools shown on the left side of the screen - size - boy or girl - ethnicity - year.
Still - all sellers do not show all of this so you may miss some but if you find one of your dolls you can place a 'watch' on the listing to see if it sells as only a sold item can give you current value (asking prices are just prices a seller would like to receive for their doll).

Here is a link to Cabbage patch Kids presently located for sale on eBay.
Be sure to check the side bar to narrow your search.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2323012...

Here is a link to dolls sold over the past several months and if one of your dolls are in this group then you will have a 'current value'.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=cabbage+patch...

Generally it is best for an inexperienced seller to list dolls on local venues like Craigslist, OfferUp, LetGo, Facebook Marketplace as you can list these as 'pick up only' and not have to ship.
You can start prices high and lower them if no one shows an interest.

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March 6, 20200 found this helpful
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CPK are fun and the values are all over the place. For example,
it looks like your twin infants without the box just sold for $22 with free shipping. With the box, they would fetch more, most are selling upward of $60 with the box (never opened).

The twin girls in the blue dresses are getting $26-$50, in the box, never opened.

The single dolls are all over the place, but typically much lower, like $10-15 in the box never opened.

Best to take each and match year and style and condition with eBay solds. SOLD price = value. Asking price is just what a seller wants to get for something.

The boxes are very fragile so shipping these can be a pain. If you have a local venue like a consignment store, you won't get as much, but if you are not an experienced on seller and have what you need to package these correctly, you risk having unhappy buyers.

If you are an experienced seller, eBay is the best way to sell.

I suggest doing 7 day auctions, run Sunday to Sunday and start at the least you would want to get for them and see what the market bears.

Post back how the sales go!

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March 9, 20200 found this helpful

I would think around $15 a doll with good staging, and also having a auction online might be a good idea

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March 5, 20200 found this helpful

There are a lot of these on line. They are selling from $10 up to $40. You could do a auction/bid, yard sale, to get the best price. Picture and stage them well to get better exposure!

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March 5, 20200 found this helpful

I am not really sure how many you have. It looks like there is a few of them still in boxes. I know people post these online but most of them are not selling very fast and the price is rather low. On the average people make around $15 to $25 for these dolls. I think it is best if you post these in your local area or if you are selling off other affairs of your mom's in an estate sale add them there. You will do much better selling them locally than selling them online. There are many garage sale apps that can easily be downloaded and installed on your phone. You can post the items on these apps. You can even post them on Craigslist or have a garage sale of your own.

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March 8, 20200 found this helpful

it really depends on how much energy you want to put into it

you could make a huge effort becoming an expert ebay seller, by researching, photoing, and listing each individual one, but each one will cost $3 to list - whether you sell it or not. And of course you can't expect to make more than $20 for each, and of course you have to do shipping costs, etc. Long story short - unless it's fun for you, it's probably not a good deal

what I would do in this situation is contact some sort of professional Cabbage Patch merchant on ebay or in the real world and sell them in bulk. YOu will probably not get more than $1 or so per doll but you will get a nice lump sum and be rid of the problem.

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