Saving Money on an American Girl Doll?

August 27, 2007

American Girl Doll With White Hat, Braids and SweaterI would like to know of anyways to save money for a $87 American Girl doll. I am 11 years old and am kinda out growing 'baby dolls' so my Mom suggested 'girl dolls'.


If you know any other 18 inch doll brands or similar sizes, please post back! Thanks in advance.


By Kim (Guest Post)
August 27, 20070 found this helpful

I think Target sells a knock off of the American girl dolls. My daughter liked the Bratz dolls when she was your age. I always thought those looked kinda creepy. I've found girl dolls at Dollar General for $5-$10 but you'd have better luck on those around Christmas time.

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August 27, 20070 found this helpful

A few years ago Madame Alexander dolls were quite popular for collectors.
There are some "non play with" Barbies. Put your crafting skills to work and put away a portion of your money for a collectible doll.


There are a lot of flea markets in the Memphis area where you could sell them. I don't know where your town is but Crossville has a fantastic flea market with a lot of craft buyers and sellers.

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August 28, 20070 found this helpful


My daughter only got her American Girl doll by getting it for a Christmas present one year. Before that she really wanted one and her Aunt Judi bought her a doll from Target that was very much like it. It was called a Generations Girl doll. It cost around $20.00 - $25.00.


Mrs. K.

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By Sarah (Guest Post)
August 28, 20070 found this helpful

I am 23 but when I was your age I also received American Girl magazine and I LOVED the American Girl dolls! I was lucky enough to receive Samantha and Kirsten as gifts and they are beautiful dolls, worth the money in my opinion. Half the fun for me was looking at the catalogs and seeing all the amazing "stuff" you can get for them...


When I was younger and wanted an "expensive" toy for Christmas, I would sit down with my parents and figure out how much of a portion they would be willing to pay for. For the remainder of the cost, we would work out extra chores around the house and other things I could do to earn money. If your parents don't have the money to be able to do this, try neighbors or families in your church. You will be surprised at the number of little odd jobs people are willing to pay you a few dollars at a time to do!

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