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Fisher-Price Zen Collection Cradle Swing

Fisher-Price Zen Collection Cradle Swing

  • Part of the new high-end exclusive Zen Collection for Baby, sophisticated look has upscale materials and all the must have features moms look for
  • Features a seat that rotates 90 degrees to provide side-to-side cradle motion or front-to-back swing motion together with a range of speeds
  • Features two sound effect sound tracks and 14 songs in a unique Zen-like orchestration – 6 lullabies and 8 entertaining musical tracks
  • Beautiful accents and fabric design
  • Uniquely designed mobile with three fun patterned characters that moves gently and freely on their own to soothe and captivate baby

Bring baby a sense of comfort with the motion he enjoys most – whether it’s rocking side-to-side or front-to-back. Surround him in softness – soft fabrics, a variety of music and the soft, gentile motion of the toys on the mobile. For you, the funct

Rating: (out of 102 reviews)

List Price: $ 219.99

Price: $ 143.95

Tips to Buy and Sell Barbie Dolls Online

Tips to Buy and Sell Barbie Dolls Online

Tips to buy and sell Barbie Dolls online

It is not unnatural that the online sellers repent for not saving their Barbie Dolls when they come to know the big bucks behind pretty doll business.

Barbie, the doll which has been attracting the worldwide kids and elders since 1959, is available for wide range of prices from to ,000.

One has to know the nuances of doll business to buy or sell Barbies online. For example, just handful of profit you can see if you put up a classic Bubble-cut Barbie for sale at low opening bid with no reserve.

Web reference

Thanks to Internet, one can get lot of information, pictures, quotes and suggestions on doll collection through browsing hundreds of websites. However, three websites are worth watching for latest updates and vast information of Barbie dolls.

Doll Reference (http://www.dollreference.com/) is the best place to start off. This is a large, doll-collecting site, and the Barbie Menu is provided separately to find vintage Barbie & Friends of 1959 – 1976. There are more than 156 pages and nearly 2 thousand pictures in this section.

Official site for Mattel’s Barbie Dolls, Barbie Collectibles, (http://www.barbiecollectibles.com) cannot be ignored for your comprehensive information on Barbie Dolls business. From 1959 till today, it presents both classic and modern collection of Barbie Dolls and friends. Barbie fashions, newsletter to the members and space for showcasing member’s collection are the additional advantages of this website.

To get acquainted with the business lingo of Barbie Dolls, “Barbie Collecting Terminology” (http://www.dollectibles.com/terminology.htm) is a must watch. The website rolls out all kinds of letters/characters, abbreviations related to the title and their detailed information.

Tips to identify your Barbie

Markings encrypted on backside and back of the neck indicate the product details, in the absence of pictures. The condition of doll affects the cost like all other collectibles. Clothing, paint, torso, face and the condition of hair help you in determining the price. For a seller, it is important to know the advantages and disadvantage of these features. It is advisable that a buyer should ascertain the above, by sending an email or calling the seller if they are not found in the specifications.

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It is a sad fact of life that some people are dishonest, others forgetful, and others misinformed about dolls. Just like in a real life transaction at a doll show or shop, you need to protect yourself from being “taken” by the less-than scrupulous when you buy or sell dolls on the Internet at such online auction houses like eBay or Amazon.com, or in person-to-person direct sales from web sites. Unlike real life, when you purchase a doll online, you can’t inspect it yourself. As a seller, your biggest fears are someone not paying you after the doll is sent, or someone returning a doll to you that is in worse condition than when you sent it. As a buyer, your biggest fear is getting NO doll at all after you have paid for it, or a doll that is in much worse condition than described. Here are some things you can do to help protect yourself in online transactions, as both a buyer and a seller:

BUYING:

1. Get REFERENCES: If you are dealing with an unknown person or entity, find out the names of other people who have had successful online transactions with the seller, and CONTACT THEM, via e-mail or phone.

2. Send a CHECK, and not a money order, whenever possible (this is the reverse of what you would prefer as a seller). You can stop a check, but there is little you can do about a money order if things go bad in the middle of a deal.

3. Get EXTENSIVE DESCRIPTIONS. Ask questions if the initial description is not detailed enough, and make sure you receive answers. If you sense resistance, or receive evasiveness or vague answers, PASS.

4. Get PICTURES whenever possible. If the seller is not equipped to send them via e-mail, then request them via snail mail (computer-speak for US Postal Service).

5. Get a RETURN PRIVILEGE; You WILL get dolls that are over-optimistically described, and you WILL use this privilege if you buy many dolls online.

6. Use COMMON SENSE: If something feels “off” about the doll, the seller, or the transaction, or you just get a bad feeling, LISTEN to your inner self, and pass on the doll. It isn’t worth taking a chance, and your inner warning system is usually reliable. The few times I have been “burnt” on a doll, if I had paid attention to my misgivings, I wouldn’t have been!

7. Don’t be RUSHED: If the seller is in an undue rush (desperate for money; family emergency, raising cash), your warning system should go off. Another doll will come along; PASS

8. Get a PHONE NUMBER and an ADDRESS. Don’t rely on an e-mail address and a post-office box; both can be ignored or disappear. Call the phone number.

9. KEEP CORRESPONDENCE: Keep all computerized correspondence until the doll is delivered, in case there is a dispute.

10. Do NOT Take Part In A THIRD PARTY Transaction: Don’t buy a doll from x who is either selling or shipping it for y. This is a recipe for disaster; you can get caught in the middle of a dispute between the two parties. This has happened to me; a lady went on a long vacation, left a doll with a friend to ship when my $$ were received. They had a dispute over postage and shipping costs (and, she stiffed her friend on the electricity bill). I had to pay postage and handling on the doll AGAIN (my cheapest option to get out of this), while the two parties continued to argue and I didn’t get my doll for nearly a month!

11. Does The Transaction Sound Too Good To Be True? Is someone offering you a perfect Jumeau for 0? RUN, quickly, in the opposite computerized direction.

12. Don’t Buy Dolls that are TOO EXPENSIVE Online: Set a limit that won’t be TOO painful if all of your precautions are of no use, and you get stuck with the dog doll of the century, or, even worse, no doll at all after payment. Remember, only YOU know what is too big a risk for you to take–for one person, it might be . For another, ,000.

13. SHIPPING INSURANCE: It is a good idea to have this, in case your doll is lost or damaged in transit.

SELLING:

1. Get REFERENCES. Does the buyer pay their bills? Get e-mail and phone references from online transactions to make sure.

2. MONEY ORDERS AND CHECK CLEARANCE: When you sell, money orders are best for YOU. Money Orders are best. If you accept checks, make 100% sure it has cleared your bank before you ship the doll.

.3 Get a PHONE NUMBER and ACTUAL ADDRESS. Don’t rely on an e-mail address and post office box or a PMB. Call the phone number.

4. DISCLOSE ALL FLAWS: As mentioned above. Be 100% honest, or you will end up with unsuccessful transactions and returns!

5. Have POLICIES ON PAYMENT: Also as mentioned above, and stick to them

6. Offer a RETURN POLICY–I offer return for anything that is NOT as described (purchaser finds a flaw I didn’t describe, etc.) and a more liberal policy if asked for it up front.

7. Keep CORRESPONDENCE, DOCUMENTATION AND PICTURES: Since you DO offer a return policy, you need to protect yourself against the unscrupulous buyer who may return to you a DIFFERENT doll of the same type, which is in worse condition than yours (this is not very common, but could happen). I know one lady who sent out a mint #6 vintage Barbie, and what was returned to her was a very played with #6 Barbie. At least until the transaction is successfully completed, keep everything in case of a dispute.

8. Make The Buyer Purchase SHIPPING INSURANCE. It will help you have peace of mind, in case the box doesn’t arrive. Also, it gives you proof of successful delivery.

9. Ship PROMPTLY, and let your customer know when to expect shipment. If you are going on a one week vacation, and can’t ship that week, let your buyers know in ADVANCE so they don’t get nervous when their e-mails to you aren’t answered.

10. UPS VS. US MAIL?: This is a personal choice; I have had good luck with Priority Mail, Insured. My UPS packages are often received more mangled than my post office ones, because UPS ships so many heavy packages. BUT, UPS has a marvelous tracking service; you can track a package with your computer. So, for my very expensive or large dolls, I DO use UPS. Both services offer return receipts for a fee, and for expensive dolls, I would purchase this extra peace of mind.

11. PACK the doll well. You DO NOT want to have an expensive doll ruined in transit. You will have a headache to deal with, a ruined sale, and an unhappy customer.

I hope these tips are helpful; in future articles, we will cover buying and selling dolls via eBay and other online auctons, as well as buying and selling dolls via other methods on the Internet.

Campus Spirit – Barbie Doll and Ken Doll Giftset

Campus Spirit – Barbie Doll and Ken Doll Giftset

  • Vintage reproduction
  • Vintage Cheerleader Barbie is wearing a white detailed sweater and red cheer skirt!
  • Vintage Ken is already for the football game in his red uniform.
  • Includes Pom Pons and a mega-phone for Barbie
  • Ken has a helmut and football

All the fun and fanfare of a college homecoming game is captured with these vintage reproduction dolls and fashions of a varsity cheerleader and star football player. Dressed in the uniforms designed in the 1950s, Barbie doll wears a letter sweater a

Rating: (out of 10 reviews)

List Price: $ 107.99

Price: $ 34.99

Campus Spirit – Barbie Doll and Ken Doll Giftset

Campus Spirit – Barbie Doll and Ken Doll Giftset

  • Vintage reproduction
  • Vintage Cheerleader Barbie is wearing a white detailed sweater and red cheer skirt!
  • Vintage Ken is already for the football game in his red uniform.
  • Includes Pom Pons and a mega-phone for Barbie
  • Ken has a helmut and football

All the fun and fanfare of a college homecoming game is captured with these vintage reproduction dolls and fashions of a varsity cheerleader and star football player. Dressed in the uniforms designed in the 1950s, Barbie doll wears a letter sweater a

Rating: (out of 10 reviews)

List Price: $ 107.99

Price: $ 34.99

Seadolphin 770 – 53″ RC Remote Control Model Sailboat – Already Built Not a Kit – Wooden Sail Boat Replica Model Sailing Yacht America’s Cup Racer Nautical Home Beach Wall Décor or Gift

Seadolphin 770 – 53″ RC Remote Control Model Sailboat – Already Built Not a Kit – Wooden Sail Boat Replica Model Sailing Yacht America’s Cup Racer Nautical Home Beach Wall Décor or Gift

  • Fully assembled model Remote Control Sailboats. Take out of the box and it is ready to display.
  • Overall dimensions: 53″ H x 7″ W x 31″ L. This is a handcrafted wooden accurate replica model.
  • Free Shipping to the lower 48 US States. Contact us for AK, HI, PR and Intl Shipments
  • 100% money back guarantee. Ships from Los Angeles, CA. No Sales Tax except in California.
  • To see additional pictures, history, description, and more products visit our Amazon Store.

53″ high x 7″ wide x 31″ long Ready-to-run remote control sail boat with amazing details and features. Designed in the image of the Whitbread Round the world racers, the finely detailed workmanship means the SEADOLPHIN also creates a spectacular inte

Price: $ 479.99

Barbie My Favorite Career Vintage Miss Astronaut Barbie Doll

Barbie My Favorite Career Vintage Miss Astronaut Barbie Doll

  • One favorite Barbie theme has always been careers
  • This collection consists of one of the very first career Barbie dolls from the 60s
  • Each reproduction doll comes with accessories pertaining to her career
  • Includes Miss Astronaut Barbie doll with the American flag
  • Sure to be a collector favorite

Barbie My Favorite Career Vintage Miss Astronaut Barbie Doll

Rating: (out of 1 reviews)

List Price: $ 39.95

Price: $ 21.48

Sweet Streets Village Care Time Hospital

Sweet Streets Village Care Time Hospital

  • Hospital play set with multiple rooms and figures
  • Includes reception area, exam room, nursery, gift shop and nurses’ station
  • Includes doctor, Mom, girl and 2 baby figures

Fix little bumps and boo-boos in this colorful Care Time Hospital. Play set opens to reveal 2 wings full of fun and familiar hospital scenes and figures. Check in at the reception area. Enjoy a children’s play area while waiting to get in to the exam

Rating: (out of 7 reviews)

List Price: $ 19.99

Price: $ 59.99

Hot Wheels 4 Lane Raceway

Hot Wheels 4 Lane Raceway

  • Want to know which Hot Wheels® car is the fastest of em all
  • Then line em up and race em down the 4-Lane Raceway!
  • The fair start gate and winner’s flag shows the clear victor in every race!
  • Connects to other Hot Wheels sets for crazy racing action
  • Case has a fold out handle for you to take your racing action to go

Want to know which Hot Wheels car is the fastest of them all? Then line them up and race them down this Four-Lane Raceway. The fair start gate and winner’s flag shows the clear victor in every race. Not for use with some Hot Wheels vehicles. Folds ou

Rating: (out of 73 reviews)

List Price: $ 21.99

Price: $ 23.79

2008: Top 100 Board Games: 1-3 – The Dice Tower

The Final Three!! Tom and Holly finish off the top three games of 100. 1. Duel of Ages 2. Descent 3. Heroscape for more info, check out my website, www.thedicetower.com, or subscribe the videos here: thedicetower.libsyn.com

Remote Control Helicopters That are Fun and Exciting to Fly

Remote Control Helicopters That are Fun and Exciting to Fly

Flying is an activity that is achieved by birds and humans. For humans to fly there are various machines that provide the necessary power. These machines can be large sized ones capable of carrying people inside of their shells or they can be model sized ones that you pilot while you are on the ground. One of these model sized machines is that of the remote control helicopter. Like other remote control planes remote control helicopters are fun and exciting to fly.

When you are choosing remote control helicopters as your new hobby there are various factors that you will need to take into account. These factors will include the price that you need to pay for your helicopter. Any replacement parts or machinery will also cost you money. As crashing remote control helicopters is part of the early learning hazards that you will encounter, the costs of these crashes should be included.

These are not the only considerations that remote control helicopter “pilots” face. Once you have bought your helicopter kit it must be assembled properly for the helicopter to fly. This means that you will need to read the instructions thoroughly in order to understand what you need to do. Also you will need to know how each part of the helicopter is fitted with the others.

Once you have read the instructions and understood all that is contained you will need to identify the many parts. You will need to find what type of equipment is needed. At this point you should be ready to start assembling your remote helicopter. As you begin the construction of the helicopter keep checking the instructions in order to make sure that everything is fitted right.

After you have gotten your remote control helicopter ready for flight see if there is anyone who knows about flying remote control helicopters. These people will be able to look over your helicopter and see if everything is fixed correctly. This is very important as any part of the helicopter which is not assembled correctly will cause the copter to crash.

One of the best ways to know how to make fly remote control helicopter well is to join a club. Here you will have many people who can help you. From all of these people you will learn all of the intricacies which are necessary to safely fly these remote control helicopters. When all is said and done you can have lots of fun flying these great model remote control helicopters.

Muna wa Wanjiru is a Web Administrator and Has Been Researching and Reporting on Model Airplane for Years. For More Information on Remote Control Helicopters, Visit His Site at Remote Control Helicopters

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