How to Determine the Value of Your Beanie Babies

Posted: Feb 15, 2011

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Authenticate your Beanie Babies through an expert, especially if you suspect you own a rare model, or one of the counterfeits produced. Step 2: Visit the Ty Website
Visit to determine when your Beanie Babies were retired, or to verify whether they are limited editions. Step 3: Evaluate the condition
Evaluate the condition of your Beanie Babies, also noting the presence and condition of the Ty tag. Tip
A missing tag may drop the value as much as 50 percent. Step 4: Consult a guide
Consult a Beanie Babies price guide book, magazine, or online catalog to determine a rough idea of the toy's value. Step 5: Conduct an advanced search
Conduct an advanced search for recently completed auctions of similar models to gain an understanding of today's value for specific Beanie Babies. Tip
Sell Beanie Babies as singles rather than as a collection for the best return on your investment. Step 6: Estimate value
Estimate your Beanie Babies' value conservatively as sales may fluctuate from the high to low side. Now, if you can part with that lovingly collected herd of wide-eyed Beanies, you'll know you're getting a fair market price. Did You Know?
The brains behind the Beanie Babies craze and fortune, Ty Warner, dropped out of college to pursue a career in acting before founding Ty, Inc.