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Where do you sell Beanie Babies?

Thursday, May 16th, 2024

Where Can I Sell My Beanie Babies?

You’re probably here because you’ve been decluttering and come across boxes and boxes of your old Beanie Babies. Or maybe you’ve inherited a whole bunch and wondering what to do with them now.

Hopefully this article can help a little with that.

Do I buy Beanie Babies?

I get asked a lot whether I buy Beanie Babies, either individually or as bundles. Unfortunately, I neither have the space or resources to buy Beanie Babies in bundles. I also tend to buy on an ad hoc basis so sadly, I am currently unable to buy individual Beanie Babies from you. I would suggest using one of the selling methods below as they really would be the best ways to try and sell your Beanie Babies.

Where DO you sell Beanie Babies?

This question comes up very frequently, so I thought maybe this article could be of help to people looking to sell their Beanie Baby collections, however they’ve managed to acquire them.

There are various platforms to sell them and I will go through them all below.

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eBay

Probably one of the most popular choices to try and sell your Beanie Babies would be to sell them on eBay.

The process is relatively easy to list them and as long as you send them with adequate tracking information, you will have protection if you use PayPal.

One of the best ways to sell larger collections on eBay would be to separate the Beanie Babies into bundles by category. For example, smaller bundles of bears, sea creatures or jungle animals might be your best bet.

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I have to stress that you MUST use a tracked form of shipping when using eBay as if something goes wrong, PayPal tend to side with the buyer if you cannot provide tracking information.

One of the downsides with selling on eBay is there are selling fees. However, the extra protection from PayPal, providing you use tracked postage, may make it worth it.

Facebook Groups

Another place to look into would be selling them through the various Facebook “buy and sell” groups, especially those specifically centred around selling Beanie Babies.

Please be aware though that the majority of Beanie Babies are common, are hard to sell and will only sell for a few dollars, so it may be best to sell in bundles.

Ensure you thoroughly research the value of your Beanie Babies before selling as if you attempt to sell too high (like the ridiculously high, fake inflated values in some clickbait articles you tend to come across on the internet), the group members will point this out to you. Some people will be less friendly than others in telling you (sadly truthfully) that the Beanie Baby you are trying to sell is not worth that much.

A great way to find out how to determine the value a Beanie Baby before posting them up would be to read my guide on using eBay as a basis for the current “sold” values. You can find it here.

Some Facebook groups are friendlier than others, so join a few and scope out the vibe of the group first.

Selling Beanie Babies

Facebook Marketplace

You can also sell on Facebook Marketplace. This is usually best for selling to those in your area, although you can also choose to deliver if you wish.

If selling on Facebook Marketplace, make sure to insist on PayPal if shipping (using Goods and Services protects both parties). If selling locally, you could sell via collection only with cash on collection. That way, the buyer knows they will get their Beanies and you know you will get your money.

Remember to price your Beanies accordingly before selling and bundles may sell better than individual Beanie Babies.

Be prepared though that sometimes your Beanie Babies may sit unsold for a long period if they aren’t particularly sought after.

Yard Sales

Having a clear out? What better way to sell your Beanie Babies than at a yard sale?!

That way your Beanie Babies are in plain sight of people already looking to pick up a bargain and there will be no shipping fees!

Selling Beanie Babies

Car Boot Sale/Flea Market

For the same reasons as a yard sale, your Beanie Babies will be visually available to those looking for an impulse buy.

The only downside is that there may be ground fees for your pitch.

Etsy

Primarily a website for selling handmade items, Etsy also allows you to sell vintage items, which includes Beanie Babies!

However, there are listing and selling fees involved, so check the value of your Beanie Babies before listing as it may not be worth it.

I hope this article is useful for you. If there are any other selling platforms you have used and would recommend, leave a comment below!

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How to Clean Beanie Babies

Saturday, April 6th, 2024
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If you’ve got any Beanie Babies that need a bit of TLC, you are probably wondering “What is the best way to clean these guys?”.

I’m hoping I can help you with that in this article.

I would only recommend this method for Beanie Babies that are untagged, are of no particular value and are only intended to be loved.

I found this very unloved, untagged Snip at the bottom of a basket outside in the rain while thrifting in a charity shop and I couldn’t bear to leave her behind! I’ll be giving her a “spa day”, and hopefully in doing so it will show you how to clean your Beanie Babies too!

How to clean your Beanie Baby How to clean your Beanie Baby

She was very grubby, her fur felt bumpy and rough and she was in desperate need of a bath! Luckily, she was very compliant and loved the idea of a little pampering!

What you will need

  • Washing up bowl
  • A baby sponge
  • Distilled vinegar (optional)
  • Bicarbonate of soda (optional)
  • Baby shampoo
  • Hand soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Soft nail brush
  • Slicker brush like this one from Amazon (only for Beanie Babies with long fur)
  • Hairdryer

Step 1 (Optional)

You will only need to do this step if your Beanie Baby is particularly smelly. It can be skipped if they only need a light cleaning.

Fill a washing up bowl with two parts water to one part distilled vinegar. Add in a few teaspoons (I used three here) of bicarbonate of soda and mix well.

How to clean your Beanie Baby

Place your Beanie Baby in the washing up bowl with the diluted vinegar mix but try and get them under the water as much as possible. Leave them in the solution for at least 20-30 minutes.

How to clean your Beanie Baby

Step 2

 

Rinse off your Beanie Baby well with a shower hose, making sure you rinse out all the vinegar solution.

How to clean your Beanie Baby

Next, fill your washing up bowl up with warm, but not too hot water. Add a couple of pumps of baby shampoo and a couple of pumps of hand soap to the water. Swish this around to make it nice and bubbly.

Now for some spa treatment for your Beanie!

How to clean your Beanie Baby

Place your Beanie Baby into the water and grab your baby sponge. Add a pump of baby shampoo and a pump of hand soap to your sponge and softly scrub your Beanie Baby to remove any visible dirt.

How to clean your Beanie Baby

Use your toothbrush to gently brush over the fabric to fluff up the fur to fur to make it soft and to remove any stubborn stains.

How to clean your Beanie Baby

Step 3

Next, rinse off your Beanie again with the shower hose, ensuring you wash out all of the baby shampoo and hand soap.

How to clean your Beanie Baby

Once your sure all the soap is out, give your Beanie Baby a squeeze to try and get as much water out as possible.

Make sure your toothbrush is clean again and give your Beanie another brush over with it, brushing in the direction of the fur this time.

Step 4

Now it’s time to dry your Beanie Baby!

Grab your hairdryer and blow dry all over on a low setting and try and dry them off as much as possible!

How to clean your Beanie Baby

Give them a brush over with a nail brush or a clean, dry toothbrush. Gently scrub the fabric to fluff up the fur a little, then brush in the direction of the fur to smooth it out. Leave your Beanie Baby in a warm spot to dry thoroughly.

How to clean your Beanie Baby
Once they have dried thoroughly, give them another last brush with a nail brush.

Step 5 (Optional)

This step is only really necessary is you have a Beanie Baby with long fur. As Snip only has short-pile fabric, I didn’t need to use this step.

Grab a baby brush and gently brush over them to loosen any tangles. You may need to try a slicker brush like this one from Amazon for longer fur, but be gentle!

There you have it! You now have a clean Beanie Baby!

How to clean a Beanie Baby