$ Price Check $ Hip Holly price check, please

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crazygirl

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As some may have seen, I'm considering selling my loose Hip Holly.

I won her on eBay about 6 months ago (?) and paid £27 for her, complete with all accs.

You can see photos (large ones) on the Want To Sell board.

Is the price I'm asking (offers around £30 / US$54) way off the mark?

I'm not trying to make a huge profit, here, but I do want to cover what I paid for her.

I would really appreciate some ideas on prices, please, bearing in mind that I live in the UK & stuff costs us a lot more than in USA!

Thanks.
 
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goddessofpeep

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I'd say that's pretty high for a loose hip holly. I think you will have a very hard time selling her for that price. I can't give you an absolutely accurate price, but I have seen a few people selling her for the $30 range. She's one of the more popular G2s, but very few of them sell for over $30 loose. She is a hot G2, and she's getting harder to find. You may get lucky and find a buyer. I wouldn't pay that much for her, but someone else might.

Also, your living in the uk doesn't have any effect on what you pay on ebay. It's a world wide market place, and it would've cost the same(sans shipping) if you had placed that bid from anywhere in the world. If anything it might make it cheaper since that pony was sold over there originally, and you have a chance of finding her at a carboot or old store stock.
 
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goddessofpeep said:
your living in the uk doesn't have any effect on what you pay on ebay. It's a world wide market place, and it would've cost the same(sans shipping) if you had placed that bid from anywhere in the world.
This is true. I will say tho that it is harder for us at the moment to sell than to buy because the exchange rate has gone potty. Therefore we either wind up asking peanuts in our currency or over the odds in the US one :S That makes life difficult.

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If anything it might make it cheaper since that pony was sold over there originally, and you have a chance of finding her at a carboot or old store stock.
Hip Holly was never sold in the UK. She was one of a handful that was advertised to be sold here and never was - I got mine from Paris (somewhere I have a spare one MOC if only I could find the critter). Merry Moments and Dizzy Lizzy were also in this never-to-be-sold-here bunch. So the chances of finding her at a carboot/charity shop in the UK is about as much as it is to find her in the US, give or take geographical advantage.

Having said that, with most ponies it doesn't matter overly whether a pony was sold in that country or not when it comes to prices. UK folk still have to pay over the odds on Ebay for Mountain Boys even if there is a chance to find them at a carboot, and US folk still have to pay a high price for Crumpet or Mimic even though there's the same chance there.

Going back to the original question, I think that £30 is kinda high, even though they've gone up in desireability in recent years and Hip Holly had a limited distribution.

Your best bet might be Ebay - but honestly I don't think you'll get as much as that for her :S Sorry to be a downer :S

Taffeta
 
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No, you're not being a downer, at all! I appreciate your input.

I always feel that, in general terms, eBay gives a pony a realistic market value (if there are enough of the same pony to work out a rough average sale price).

When I bought Hip Holly, on eBay from Germany, I was obviously bidding against other people who were prepared (presumably) to spend about the same as I paid. But, then you ALWAYS get the odd pony who goes way over the odds; maybe that's what happened with this particular auction.

your living in the uk doesn't have any effect on what you pay on ebay. It's a world wide market place, and it would've cost the same(sans shipping) if you had placed that bid from anywhere in the world.
Yes, I understand that - I wasn't linking living in the UK to the prices paid on eBay: Taffeta got what I meant, in that our ponies seem pricey in dollars & with the cost of living being so much higher over here, folks in the USA can buy an awful lot more for $54 than we can for £30.
 

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Whoops. Sorry. I always forget which ones were actually sold in the UK and which ones weren't.

I agree that the exchange rate stinks for everyone right now. It's pretty sad how little the dollar goes for now.
 
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Not sure about the going rate of Hip Holly...I sold my G2 collection awhile ago...but one thing that stands out about Holly...is she can get kinda slimy! :shock:

I had two..one loose & one MOC and both became very "oily/slimy"...as if something was leeching out of the plastic.
I was forever washing the loose one & applying powder to it, but after a few weeks it was slimy again.
The MOC version was no better...when the bubble touched the pony, you could see the oily slime smearing inside! lol

She was the only G2 that I came across with this ailment...Anyone else had this problem with Hip Holly?
 
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crazygirl said:
Taffeta got what I meant, in that our ponies seem pricey in dollars & with the cost of living being so much higher over here, folks in the USA can buy an awful lot more for $54 than we can for £30.
I'm sorry to hear that. But at the same time you need to understand that $54 is a lot of money in the US and *can* be used for more than £30. That being the case I doubt you will get anyone to pay that much for a loose Hip Holly. I want her, but I'm not spending that much to get one.

I hope what I said doesn't upset you. I'm trying to be realistic.

~Wystearya
 

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Hi Holly was not sold very long because of this. She was recalled. Mine isn't slimy, but she smells pretty rank.
 

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Queen Princess Sparkle can also suffer from this ailment, though not as commonly as Hip Hop. Mine does.

The best bet is to wash her and keep her displayed, as keeping her in a bag or a box makes the problem worse. I think it is something to do with the lack of oxygen.
 
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garej said:
Queen Princess Sparkle can also suffer from this ailment, though not as commonly as Hip Hop. Mine does.
So it seems like this problem is common to the "transparent/glittery" G2's.

oh yeah, as someone else mentioned...along with being slimey...they stink too.
My loose one REEKED! :lol:
 

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I agree. $54 is quite a bit for her. The US dollar is doing so badly now I could cry.

At least you guys in the UK get free medical and some other social benefits that we in the US pay out of pocket for. I would gladly give up a big chunk of my pay to know that everyone in my country had access to medical care and medicine regarless of financial status. Guess the grass is always greener on the other side tho...please don't flame me!

That aside, my Hip Holly was stinky and slimy too for quite some time. I left her out on display, wiped her down occassionally and she is fine now. No smell, no slime. So for those of you who do want her, at least you know it isn't permanant! Just takes a bit of patience.

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Just to set the record straight, here...

As I said in my description of Hip Holly (Want to Sell board) MY Hip Holly has no nasty smell at all & never has had.

I'd never heard of them being 'oily' either. I must just be lucky with mine :)
 
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Taffeta

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I remember when I got mine in Paris and deboxed her for packaging home she STANK like nothing else on earth. A friend of mine calls her Hip Vomit for various reasons :p

Mine was never slimy though - I never heard that before. But then mine have been kept in a really cool environment (no, not the fridge!) so that might be it. Having said that, though, she wasn't slimy in the Paris August heat :S

I will have to dig my G2 out of the attic and see. I'm curious now.

It doesn't explain why Merry Moments and Dizzy Lizzy were also on limited distribution though, and never got to the UK. I got "Indecise" (Dizzy) in Paris at the same time and she was fine - not even smelly.

Taffeta
 
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