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Boot fair: sell my little pony, playmobil or happy land?

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Nerfmother Thu 01-Aug-13 17:47:36

And how to avoid selling something worth 300 quid for 50p grin and avoid all the hassle of people pouncing when you open the car doors?

DTisMYdoctor Thu 01-Aug-13 17:49:08

I'd check out what kind of prices what you have goes for on eBay - playmobil and happyland fetch good prices!

MrsKwazii Thu 01-Aug-13 17:50:45

You may find it hard to get the prices you want at a car boot. Facebook local selling pages are a good halfway house between boot fairs and Ebay - and less hassle!

Nerfmother Thu 01-Aug-13 18:06:54

Tbh I don't care about getting loads I just don't want to get hassled by someone jumping me and insisting on taking the lot for a fiver.
Happened with Lego: I'd have been happier waiting and selling bits rather than instigating a fight between two people both insisting their grandson wanted it.

5madthings Thu 01-Aug-13 18:08:06

Ermm what happy land and my little pony stuff are you selling....only I have a toddler that loves them...grin

Nerfmother Thu 01-Aug-13 18:13:51

A box of manky ponies and a castle. Am going o check first I don't have some rare Rapunzel model!

5madthings Thu 01-Aug-13 18:13:55

But yes local fb and free ads/Gumtree etc are a good way of selling.

I am currently eyeing up the happy land kettle cottage with the move and sardine car!

5madthings Thu 01-Aug-13 18:15:45

Lol at manky ponies, ours are all second hand they wash up fine which is good as ours had to come to the beach last week!

Happy land will sell on eBay I currently have a few sets on my watch list and it gets lots of interest.

Nerfmother Thu 01-Aug-13 18:23:04

I can't decide what stuff to keep for possible grandchildren and what stuff to sell. Given up on eBay as too much hassle. I thought playmobil might be good to get rid of.

5madthings Thu 01-Aug-13 18:27:52

Yes play mobile will sell well, if you don't want to eBay try local fb selling pages and Gumtree etc.

Also our local wait rose has a noticeboard for advertising stuff, we have got toys/furniture from there and sold stuff that way. Plus my local post office has a similar noticeboard.

kelda Thu 01-Aug-13 18:31:57

Keep the Playmobil for the grandchildren. My mother in law has playmobil from when it first was invented, and my children still play with it.

There are many collectors around and you can get a reasonable price for it.

5madthings Thu 01-Aug-13 18:49:13

See I dotn like play mobile, we gave ours away a a it was always coming apart and just drove me mad! But it does sell well.

Nerfmother Thu 01-Aug-13 19:17:52

That's interesting; I hate playmobil too! Thought it would be like grown up happy land!
Checked the ponies and they are all boring g2 ones. Will take them - shame you aren't nearer 5!
Having to clear out as putting house on market.

MrsKwazii Thu 01-Aug-13 20:11:41

Some of the older Happyland is quite collectible too and can make decent money on Ebay. Sets like the hospital, knights castles, lighthouse, chip shop and fishmongers can go for quite a bit. Even the figures alone can go for decent amounts, especially if you have hard to find ones - the fairies are v popular. Worth checking completed listings.

Mhysa Thu 01-Aug-13 20:20:01

The 'Manky ponies' will be ideal for collectors like myself who strip them down and remodel, so if your listing on eBay, use the word bait. If there in good nick, wash them up and find out the name (look on eBay for same pony) and what generation it is and you'll get lots of interest as those are the search terms collectors use.

missimperfect Thu 01-Aug-13 20:20:57

Oh no, I freecycled our Playmobil - all those bits everywhere that came apart - I didn't have original boxes or anything and couldn't guarantee I had all the pieces. I have kept the lego though as I think it is fab and can be used forever.

Mummynotmum Thu 01-Aug-13 20:25:23

Ill take your many ponies! How much do you want for them? grin

Mummynotmum Thu 01-Aug-13 20:25:46

Manky, not many, but I'll take many of them too!

Nerfmother Thu 01-Aug-13 21:31:43

Haha mummy I will get a slapped wrist for not using the paid ads. grin

Nerfmother Thu 01-Aug-13 21:32:50

I love mumsnet. U can ask questions and people answer. Very interesting what people know about - how weird that stuff become collectible whereas other stuff doesn't.

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