Friday, December 2, 2011

Price Query: My Scene Madison, Sutton, and a Little Black Convertible

I could use a little help from my friends.

I have a My Scene Cruisin' in My Ride gift set that includes Madison, Sutton, and a black convertible with leopard-patterned seat covers. Cool, huh? Yes, I think so. At last, a Barbie car in a color one might actually have - aside from the many red vehicles she has had. Since I have two red cars already, this black one was a welcome change.

My dilemma? Setting a price to this gift set and deciding whether I should sell this item. So I check to find out what price for this gift set. No reports on this gift set. So I look up the Barbie-Ellis Convertible gift set on - and you might be surprised to find that set at $142.29 . Whoa! Price inflation is common among collectibles on Amazon - and I am NOT criticizing that pricing. Sellers can set any price they want. Whether the item is bought, well, that is another story. Usually, I set "fair" prices. Either the market value when I bought the item or something more to consider the current demand. prices. And if you really want something, well, you might pay that price. But Amazon also has an exclusive Delancey-Hudson-silver car for $99.99. It seems to be that the prices should be reversed. I have NEVER seen the Delancey-Hudson set

I saw TONS of Barbie-Ellis-convertible sets back in those early My Scene years. Tons of them. But I only found ONE Madison-Sutton-convertible set. At a Kmart in southwest Philly, in a neighborhood called Eastwick. I fell in love with the car. Sutton and Madison looked the same as they did usually. So what should I charge for mine? Mine that I cannot find on the Internet when I checked for it.

Here are some photos so you can help me decide.

These accessories include: a drugged puppy that floats under Madison's arm, a molded plastic purse, his (blue) and hers (rose) sunglasses, a camera, a cell phone, and a few other things. Something I find odd is that while the box illustrations have Madison and Sutton drawn in instead of Barbie and Ellis, the overlarge fake foot/shoe that Madison wears seems to be the fake foot/shoe for Barbie - it looks pinkish instead of pinky-brown like Madison's complexion.

Another thing to consider: the shipping. I know that will be expensive. Finding a box to fit this will be trying, too. So I'll wait to hear from my online friends.


Dollz4Moi said...

I would charge $50 for the set plus shipping. Or just $70 - $80 shipped. I remember this set I don't think I picked it up. I do have this car but I think mine is I have to look

Vanessa said...

Can't help you with price. I have no clue. This is my first time seeing the set. I think that is the car I have for Nikki. If it's not the same, it's darn close. I love seeing all of your goodies.

D7ana said...

Thanks for your comments, Dollz4Moi and Vanessa. It's hard for me to be objective in this case because I LOVE the car. Sigh. For someone who does not drive, I love playscale cars.

Oh and I would love to know if either of you have the same car in burgundy as Dollz4Moi or if Vanessa has the same one. Curious me ;-D


Super Cool Doll House said...

I was just watching Graham Norton on BBC America, a night talk show... Musical guest JLS... pop group from the UK... guess what they haaaave...

i think you may ♥ this...

Vanessa said...

Yes, I do have the exact same car. I bought mine from the Goodwill a few years ago. I used it in the following video. The car shows in the first few frames.

Don't you have enough other stuff to sell before you decide to sell this car? Doesn't sound like you want to part with this. Don't sell something you love.

D7ana said...

Super Cool Doll House, you are right. I heart them ;-)

Vanessa, that's a good idea.

D7ana said...

Vanessa, thanks for your help. I'll see what else I can sell instead.

Did I ever comment that I enjoy the music in your videos? I do.

Super Cool Doll House, you inspired the next post. Thanks for that link. I might never have seen them otherwise ;-)