Friday, July 12, 2013

Care Bear Fail

A few weeks ago I went Yard Saling by myself. (Which rarely happens...) Usually my husband, mom, or brother goes with me. (I like to have someone there with me to fight off the crowds!). I was having some not so good luck and was heading home... when I decided to hit up one last sale on my way back home. There was a ton of stuff, but what most stuck out to me was a large collection of Care Bears. Out of curiosity I asked the woman how much for all the Care Bears.. She asked her daughter who looked to be about 13 or 14 because they were hers... as the daughter was thinking of the price, I did the math in my head and figured $20 would be the highest I would pay. I figured I could get $80 for the lot, maybe more if I put them at auction. The girl thought about it and told me $10. SOLD! I tried to hide my excitement as I packed up my garbage bag of 35+ Care Bears. I have sold Care Bears a few times, and they ALWAYS sell. After I got in the car I texted my hubby that I just found an AWESOME deal. His reply "I hope its not something that you realize CANT sell and its sits in our garage."
UGH. He was RIGHT!
When I got home and pulled out all the bears to organize them for pictures, I realized all of their tags had been cut off. WHAT? Who does that!? (A child does.. duh.) Why didn't I check for that? After further inspection, I realized all of their hair was cut off too....bummer.
My 2 year old had a grand old time with them. And with some cousins in town recently... Care Bears where everywhere in the house. Hubby hates it but likes to give me the "I told you so" grin! Ha! Well I am breaking up the lot and trying to at least get my money back. I casually let people know in my listing that they may be missing some tags... and hair. Yikes!
Moral of the story... Inspect your purchases BEFORE purchasing.


  1. My daughter has prob a hundred beanie babies. No tags. They were all loved at one time as were those Care Bears. Funny though that she cut their hair.

  2. I pass up Care Bears anymore. They sit and sit forEVER for me! I know some people do awesome with plush...but I am not one of those people!

  3. I have done that with so many items. I get so caught up in the excitement of finding what I think is an awesome score, that I forget to inspect carefully and end up costing myself money instead of making money. As time has gone on, I've gotten better about this, but every once in a while something still slips through.