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To think asking £129 for one shopkin is daft.

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ReallyTired Sun 24-Jul-16 21:52:12

Surely no one on earth will pay that much for a piece of plastic tat however "rare". Are second hand shopkins really that valuable?

Cutecat78 Sun 24-Jul-16 21:54:46


<shakes head>

ABloodyDifficultWoman Sun 24-Jul-16 21:55:52

WTF is a 'shopkin'?

How much would this piece of spangly tat have cost in a retail outlet? Looks like one of those things that people make and sell on FB pages!

EveOnline2016 Sun 24-Jul-16 21:57:17

Some sad twat will buy it.

Wish my dd wouldn't swap rare ones for common ones but she will learn eventually.

StrawberrytallCake Sun 24-Jul-16 21:59:16

There are rare shopkins???? We've got hundreds of the little fuckers lying around and if I step on one it goes in the bin....have I been throwing away serious money??

nothingtoadd Sun 24-Jul-16 21:59:20

Thank fuck my 9yo doesn't have access to eBay.

Crazy fad!

EveOnline2016 Sun 24-Jul-16 22:01:03

That one is super rare

EveOnline2016 Sun 24-Jul-16 22:02:37

On Amazon it just under £1000 dollars

ReallyTired Sun 24-Jul-16 22:05:23

Shopkins are the latest craze to hit Dd's primary. I bought a bag of 50 for £13 including postage.I am using them as bribery for good behaviour. if she gets enough stars on her star-chart then she can get one piece of plastic tat.

I was looking at eBay and I came across the advert.

Nicknacky Sun 24-Jul-16 22:07:42

Really, my mother in law bought a bag for my daughter and they were all fake. Your daughter might not notice or care but mine could tell straight away!

January87 Sun 24-Jul-16 22:20:21

There was one going for 8k on ebay recently.

I live for the day one of the DD's get an ultra rare. It's going straight on ebay.

TheHuntingOfTheSarky Sun 24-Jul-16 22:20:45

This one is a Limited Edition, you'd know if it was fake as the genuine ones come with certificates etc. Don't mean to sound like a sad sack, I'm an EBay seller and have sold quite a few Limited Editions, all bought by people in America, all for £300+

Ridiculous, but true I promise you!

ABloodyDifficultWoman Sun 24-Jul-16 22:28:41

This sounds like a good wheeze then! Where do you get these things? How much are they? How many 'limited edition' editions are there?

CoolToned Sun 24-Jul-16 22:29:11

But why is that popular? It's a plastic shoe?

MrsTickleMonster Sun 24-Jul-16 22:29:43

WTAF is that!?! 😕

Farmmummy Sun 24-Jul-16 22:32:28

Argh strawberry me too! Seriously considering going through bin now!

Nicknacky Sun 24-Jul-16 22:34:22

Guess who is going to be searching through her daughters hundreds of shopkins tomorrow.........

OiWithThePoodlesAlready Sun 24-Jul-16 22:34:39

My 6 year old loves these. I don't even under what they are. Small plastic food with faces that don't even do anything confused how does that appeal!?

ReallyTired what were the £13 ones like? I got put off by some of the feedback saying they were falling apart and made with dodgy plastics (whatever a dodgy plastic is!). I don't think my dd would notice a fake so I was tempted by them.

TheHuntingOfTheSarky Sun 24-Jul-16 22:36:27

It's only the earlier "seasons" that fetch the silly prices now. When they stopped manufacturing the older ones the value obviously went up as people were trying to complete their collections. As a seller you just had to know where you were still able to source them from. Personally I found a toy shop in Germany that had loads of stock and would ship to the UK very cheaply (sadly they're now sold out). I was just lucky that the packs I bought had some Limited Editions in them, though it's still easy to make a good profit even on the less rare ones.

hotdiggedy Sun 24-Jul-16 22:36:44

I had never heard of these things until now. Maybe the craze hasnt swept through the whole of the UK yet?

Nicknacky Sun 24-Jul-16 22:37:54

Oi, we have a bag of fakes. I'm not sure about any safety issues but my 9 year old realised instantly although I'm not sure if a 6 year old would.

Dontlikejam Sun 24-Jul-16 22:44:49

Ooh is this like the beanie baby phase?

January87 Sun 24-Jul-16 22:45:17

TheHunting, you would think that but no, a limited edition season 4 was going for a few thousand on ebay a few months ago too. Gemma something...

alltoomuchrightnow Sun 24-Jul-16 22:45:47

huh?? what exactly is it?? Is DOES look like handmade tat from a FB selling page!

EveOnline2016 Sun 24-Jul-16 22:46:24

More like pogs.

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