I have never in my life owned, touched, or held an American Girl doll, nor have I ever personally known anyone who has. I know. I was a poor, deprived child. <eyeroll> But today, I struck AG gold at a yard sale! I found 3 American Girl dolls and 2 boxes of outfits. I really hate yard sales that don't have anything priced, and I usually just leave without asking how much stuff is, just on principle. But this was my first yard sale of the season. I was so desperate for yard sale shopping that I didn't even care. I asked how much the dolls were. The sale was being run by 4 or 5 teenage girls and a younger sister. Nary an adult in sight.
The youngest girl said the dolls were $10 each. I know NOTHING about these things, so the very first thought that flitted across my mind was: "Is it worth it? Will I be able to turn a profit if I pay $10 each for these?" I decided it probably was. Then I spotted the boxes of outfits. I asked the youngest how much for all of it. She said, "Let me get my sister. They aren't mine." So the older sister came over and said, "Well, the dolls are $10 each. You can have the outfits for another ..... ummm .... " and I'm thinking she's gonna charge me another $10 for the outfits, when she says, "another .... dollar." Wow! Ok. Sold!
So I bought 3 dolls (Kaya, Kirsten, and Nellie) plus 2 boxes of outfits for $31. I spent two hours researching this evening, and yes, it was definitely a good investment, and I now feel silly for even hesitating. Goodness gracious, the prices that these things sell for!
I had a fun time sorting through the clothes. I came across a coat that was dry clean only! A DOLL coat that was DRY CLEAN only! Seriously?? This is such a foreign world to me...
I've identified most of the outfits, and I will be selling them individually. I'll be doing another box lot tracking, like I did with my play food. I'm so excited to see how well I do!
Three of these outfits are definitely NOT American Girl. I will probably try to sell them anyway. There are also a few outfits and pieces that I haven't identified yet. I'll probably start listing this stuff tomorrow. I'll be sure to post back with any updates.