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to sell Oleg on eBay?

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sparklyskyy Fri 11-Apr-14 21:01:01

I've finally received my baby Oleg after buying car insurance on compare the market and was looking forward to oooohhing and aaaahhing over it. Which I've now done.

THEN I looked on eBay and they're selling for between £40 and £70!

WIBU to sell him in case he's worth squillions many years from now? For some reason I feel guilty about selling his furry wee self!

MandarinCheesecake Tue 21-Oct-14 09:51:35

Just realised that this thread was started in April. It seems Oleg is going for £15-£20 now.....DD may just get one for Christmas!!

ilovechristmas1 Wed 15-Oct-14 18:57:58

who ever came up with the idea must be very pleased with themselves,thats one advertising campaign that has exceeded all expectaions

agree he is so cute,ive just checked he has a nappy,to cute

TheCraicDealer Wed 15-Oct-14 18:26:21

I mentioned last time we were over visiting DP's parents that I thought he was very cute. When I was back over the other week his mum presented me with a baby Oleg in a box. My heart melted like a chocolate teapot.

I work in insurance so brought it into the office to sit in an adorable manner at a spare desk. Cue squeals of delight from my two female colleagues. Even my usually curmudgeonly boss emitted in an excited "It's Oleg!" when he came into the office. Baby meerkats- the great leveller.

ilovechristmas1 Wed 15-Oct-14 18:12:03

on the back of this thread i have just bought one for my son's birthday

all new and boxed £20 from Gumtree,thanks

SixPeaches Mon 13-Oct-14 23:13:07

Burn him. I ducking hate meerkats- especially Oleg and his weird friends.

tipsyloolah Mon 13-Oct-14 23:08:42

They go for £20 minimum on my local Facebay - and there's always a fight grin.

I cannot, for the life of me, understand why people are so desperate for them. I got one even when I didn't take out the policy I did a quote for confused. Sadly, we kept it . . .

SistersOfPercy Mon 13-Oct-14 23:04:57

Not only do we have an Oleg but we have a safari Oleg en route too grin
We have them all now other than special agent Maya. Dd is enamored with the things and I've sat and arranged insurance for half the bloody extended family hmm

Can't see her letting me sell them though.

MandarinCheesecake Mon 13-Oct-14 21:28:25

I looked at Oleg on ebay a couple of months ago and they were going for twenty quid.......I stupidly told dd that she could have one for Christmas but i'll be damned if I'm paying £40 for him!!!

<<<starts searching renewal dates for insurance>>>

Peepants78 Mon 13-Oct-14 20:53:08

My DH was rather pleased with the updates he received as Oleg made his way here. Just suggested selling the thing to DD. It's apparently "not happening"

Innermagic Mon 13-Oct-14 20:46:51

If you look at olegs head upside down his eyes look even more evil, for some reason oleg is always naked in my house

LaurieMarlow Mon 13-Oct-14 20:45:29

And that freaking grub thing. I hate him.

LaurieMarlow Mon 13-Oct-14 20:44:36

You mean I can make money out of the annoying little tyke? dances for joy

Eminybob Mon 13-Oct-14 20:43:38

Why would anyone pay £40 when you can just get your insurance and get one free? I've been collecting them and when my car insurance was due I renewed with the came company but through CTM and got my Oleg. He only took a couple of weeks.

I nearly have them all now so I might sell them if I can get a good price for the full set.

NotChimpandZeeagain Mon 13-Oct-14 20:40:23

I love my Oleg. My mum gave him to me, he's so cute! I think she regrets being kind now wink

ilovechristmas1 Mon 13-Oct-14 20:34:50

ive just done a search on Gumtree,exact same one £20,ive emailed them my son will love it grin

dont blame you for not wanting to part with him

londonrach Mon 13-Oct-14 20:26:46

I love my oleg...£40 you hear that oleg...he looked at me...he sooo cute.....not sure i can part from him.

ilovechristmas1 Mon 13-Oct-14 20:22:00

omg i love love love Oleg,i want them to make a film of his exploits,i want to be his mum grin

Lepaskilf Mon 13-Oct-14 20:06:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

sparklyskyy Sat 12-Apr-14 15:15:57

Hmm, that makes sense about the quote but mine was dirt cheap anyway so still happy!

Poor Aleksander is going for a pittance so if I hold off Oleg won't be worth much in the not too distant future. Pity it wasn't near Christmas when I would probably get double! grin

OnIlkleyMoorBahTwat Sat 12-Apr-14 12:16:28

redfocus you can get one if you switch your gas and electric through CTM I think.

Seems to be a cheap way to get one if you don't need insurance right now.

Crinkle77 Sat 12-Apr-14 10:59:43

My boyfriend loves Oleg - he is 35

McSnuff Sat 12-Apr-14 10:56:44

I remember reading somewhere (Motley Fool?) that you should take £40 off the cost of your quote from Compare the Market because obviously you'd be Ebaying the meerkat.

candycoatedwaterdrops Sat 12-Apr-14 10:43:04

daily Have you got the box? I reckon they're worth less without the box.

Aeroflotgirl Sat 12-Apr-14 08:49:49

Sell the beast grin, get da money!

RedFocus Sat 12-Apr-14 07:40:12

Aww I want one but I'm not paying for it! You can insure pets right? wink

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