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marshallandcartersmo
03-14-2008, 08:39 AM
Thanks in advance......

I have a HUGE little people lot, think I'll try Craigslist this time as I think shipping it would be too expensive and no one on Ebay would want to pay it. Here's what I have, I'd like to sell it all together. I can attach pictures here if you want to see what I have. They are all in great shape, all with batteries, all complete w/ all the people/animals that go w/each one except for the construction site that is missing the "office".

Also, is Craigslist really free???

Little People Barn
Little People Noah's Ark
Little People Discovery Sounds Village (retired)
Little People School Bus
LIttle People extra set w/Santa, Mrs. Claus, Reindeer, present, Christmas tree, elf
Little People Ferris Wheel (retired)
Little People Fun Sounds Amusement Park (retired)
Little People Construction Site

What do you think I should ask for it??
thanks again!

delmar411
03-14-2008, 09:08 AM
1)Craigslist is free

2) it's for more yard sale type pricing so $5-$10 per set at the max is all I'd even ask.

3) you'd be hard pressed to find someone who wants it all as a lot

4)put it on Ebay as seperate lots if you want to make some money off it, maybe group like with like.

5) I've sold LP sets on Ebay and shipping is cheap when you use Fed Ex and stay out of the oversize box range.

marshallandcartersmo
03-14-2008, 12:16 PM
thanks, I was hoping someone might want to buy the whole lot for their child, but I guess you're right, that is a lot of Little People stuff!

I might try Ebay, I just hate paying for boxes to ship stuff in.

dizcrazy
03-14-2008, 12:22 PM
Since craigslist is free, why not try that first?
And be creative - include the condition the toys are in and say something like GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR GRANDPARENTS LOOKING TO ENTERTAIN! FUN TOYS FOR A DAYCARE!

My grandparents have a lot of young great-grandchildren and they would happily be the whole lot to store in their basement - maybe others would too!

hubermom3
03-14-2008, 12:46 PM
Why would you pay for the box? USPS gives you priority boxes for free. I am looking to get rid on my Little People this summer in my huge garage sale I am having. I really have to start getting the stuff together. Keep us posted on how it does however you end up selling it. I am interested to see what you can get for yours to see what I can get for mine. LOL. I have a few more sets then you but I just want to get rid of it.

PatsMom
03-14-2008, 12:50 PM
I'd try Craigs List. You might find someone who would take the whole lot. When DD was young she was crazy about the Little People but only the old style ones. The ones they took off the market because the heads were too small. So the only place to get them was yard sales (15 years ago Ebay wasn't as big as it is now). I remember finding a yard sale that had a treasure trove of little people - I bought about $40 worth which was a lot back then! Several complete play sets and lots of the people. I still have all of the Little People.

marshallandcartersmo
03-14-2008, 01:39 PM
Why would you pay for the box? USPS gives you priority boxes for free. I am looking to get rid on my Little People this summer in my huge garage sale I am having. I really have to start getting the stuff together. Keep us posted on how it does however you end up selling it. I am interested to see what you can get for yours to see what I can get for mine. LOL. I have a few more sets then you but I just want to get rid of it.

It just seems like the Priority boxes wouldn't be big enough for what I have. I could be wrong, I'll have to check out what sizes they have.

merekc
03-14-2008, 01:54 PM
I didn't see anybody else say this (sorry if I missed it), but I would check Ebay to see how much these sets are going for to help you determine your prices. I see that several of your items are now retired, may make them more valuable.

I also agree that you will probably have to sell the sets individually and probably $5-$10 per set. Most used toys get no more than 25% of their original value in my opinion.

delmar411
03-14-2008, 02:21 PM
It just seems like the Priority boxes wouldn't be big enough for what I have. I could be wrong, I'll have to check out what sizes they have.

ask on freecycle for some large mailing boxes. That's what I used to do. I used to sell large little tike and step 2 items on Ebay and had to make most of my boxes. The only time I bought a box was from Walmart and it had a powerwheels in it clearanced to $20! LOL I needed the box for a little tikes kitchen I had sold and then I sold the powerwheel pieces on Craigslist locally for $60. ;) Even put in my ad I bought the powerwheels for the box! :rotfl:

lUVTOGO
03-14-2008, 03:47 PM
Some of those Little People sets on ebay go for a lot of money! I would check first on ebay before I would craigslist them to get their value.

marshallandcartersmo
03-14-2008, 07:26 PM
ask on freecycle for some large mailing boxes. That's what I used to do. I used to sell large little tike and step 2 items on Ebay and had to make most of my boxes. The only time I bought a box was from Walmart and it had a powerwheels in it clearanced to $20! LOL I needed the box for a little tikes kitchen I had sold and then I sold the powerwheel pieces on Craigslist locally for $60. ;) Even put in my ad I bought the powerwheels for the box! :rotfl:

that's a good idea!

hubermom3
03-14-2008, 10:15 PM
It just seems like the Priority boxes wouldn't be big enough for what I have. I could be wrong, I'll have to check out what sizes they have.


Yeah sorry I didn't think of that. :rotfl:

GJM
03-14-2008, 11:03 PM
I had a TON of little people toys when my DS was younger, he loved playing with them. I did sell them at a yard sale and someone came and bought them all - I even had extra people I wasn't sure what set they went to and they took them also.

HugsForEeyore
03-15-2008, 12:37 AM
I'd try Craigs List. You might find someone who would take the whole lot. When DD was young she was crazy about the Little People but only the old style ones. The ones they took off the market because the heads were too small. So the only place to get them was yard sales (15 years ago Ebay wasn't as big as it is now). I remember finding a yard sale that had a treasure trove of little people - I bought about $40 worth which was a lot back then! Several complete play sets and lots of the people. I still have all of the Little People.

Same here! I am a HUGE collector of the classic Fisher Price Little People sets (I am trying to get them all! :blush: ). Some sets go for insane prices on Ebay - like the Castle set and parts; and the Play Family Rooms 909 parts and base! Some specific parts go for so much $$ - like the letters for the Village or Main Street sets; or a Little Person in an unusual color combination (I seen some go for $150 alone!!! :eek:) You were incredbly fortunate to find so many at a garage sale! I rarely if ever find them at random garage sales anymore. But thanks to Ebay, I have so manys sets I only dreamed about having as a kid! :teeth:

Yea - this is in the kid's room!

http://home.att.net/~disneysue/characters/extraphotos/fpshelves2.jpg

kacaju
03-15-2008, 06:01 AM
HugsForEeyore- do you have the old house? The one that looked like a cape cod style? I think my mom still has ours... she just recently asked me if I wanted it. I told her no and I don't know if she still has it or if she got rid of it already. I believe she had one other piece also, though I can't remember what it was.
I will be gone all day today, but let me know if you are interested. Where in NJ are you?? I am in Middlesex County and Mom is in Somerset.

LoveBWVVBR
03-15-2008, 07:16 AM
Same here! I am a HUGE collector of the classic Fisher Price Little People sets (I am trying to get them all! :blush: ). Some sets go for insane prices on Ebay - like the Castle set and parts; and the Play Family Rooms 909 parts and base! Some specific parts go for so much $$ - like the letters for the Village or Main Street sets; or a Little Person in an unusual color combination (I seen some go for $150 alone!!! :eek:) You were incredbly fortunate to find so many at a garage sale! I rarely if ever find them at random garage sales anymore. But thanks to Ebay, I have so manys sets I only dreamed about having as a kid! :teeth:

Yea - this is in the kid's room!

http://home.att.net/~disneysue/characters/extraphotos/fpshelves2.jpg

Wait, the castle set and parts are worth a lot? I bought ours at the thrift store for like $3, and I also found the Robin Hood set that goes with it there for like $3. I'm going to check Ebay now to see what it sells for! DD has a bazillion LP sets and wouldn't miss this one if it sells for a bundle:laughing:

Kimberly Hill
03-15-2008, 07:27 AM
I believe it's the old-style castle set that goes for so much. See the castle in the bottom left of the picture?

These were my favorite toys as a kid and my mom finally got rid of all of them... right before I had my first child. AARRGGHHH!

LoveBWVVBR
03-15-2008, 07:51 AM
I believe it's the old-style castle set that goes for so much. See the castle in the bottom left of the picture?

These were my favorite toys as a kid and my mom finally got rid of all of them... right before I had my first child. AARRGGHHH!

I checked Ebay and I was pretty surprised by how much the newer style castle and associated sets go for too. I would never have thought to look there. I was just going to use Craigslist to list all of the Little People sets for a flat rate when DD was done with them.

Don't feel bad. My mom got rid of our FP old-style farm before I had kids too. That was a great set!

PatsMom
03-15-2008, 08:25 AM
Same here! I am a HUGE collector of the classic Fisher Price Little People sets (I am trying to get them all! :blush: ). Some sets go for insane prices on Ebay - like the Castle set and parts; and the Play Family Rooms 909 parts and base! Some specific parts go for so much $$ - like the letters for the Village or Main Street sets; or a Little Person in an unusual color combination (I seen some go for $150 alone!!! :eek:) You were incredbly fortunate to find so many at a garage sale! I rarely if ever find them at random garage sales anymore. But thanks to Ebay, I have so manys sets I only dreamed about having as a kid! :teeth:

Yea - this is in the kid's room!

http://home.att.net/~disneysue/characters/extraphotos/fpshelves2.jpg

I love your picture. I see some familiar pieces in there! DD once lined up all of her "people". The line went from inside her bedroom, through the kitchen, and out into the living room. She literally has hundreds - all from yard sales. It was the only place I could buy them. I don't think I ever paid more than $5 or $6 for a set. The individual people were usually either just thrown in with a set or were really cheap. DD has an A-Frame house that I've never seen anywhere else. She also has a record player/music box that I think was part of a larger set. But it still has the original records so you can change the music. And the zoo set would keep her busy for a long time too. I recognized her amusement park in your picture too. Glad my DH made me keep all of that stuff. I knew people collected but never really looked to see what they were worth. Maybe when I can get to the shed they are stored in I'll get them out and see about selling them off to pay for her trip to Paris this summer. I am going to have to spend some time on E-Bay.

delmar411
03-15-2008, 08:54 AM
Hugsforeeyore~ what an awesome collection!! Brings back some great memories of my childhood seeing all those sets! :goodvibes

HugsForEeyore
03-15-2008, 05:58 PM
HugsForEeyore- do you have the old house? The one that looked like a cape cod style? I think my mom still has ours... she just recently asked me if I wanted it. I told her no and I don't know if she still has it or if she got rid of it already. I believe she had one other piece also, though I can't remember what it was.
I will be gone all day today, but let me know if you are interested. Where in NJ are you?? I am in Middlesex County and Mom is in Somerset.

Hey fellow NJer!! :wave: I am up near Morristown! I don't see too many DISers from the area!

You should have taken the Little People house when you had the chance! :teeth: They can be worth some money! I seen them go for some go for up to $60ish on Ebay, especially if it has many of the parts (beds with foam, table an chairs, etc). Thanks for the offer - though I may have enough of the houses already! :blush: Here are mine:

http://home.att.net/~disneysue/characters/extraphotos/fpplayfamilyhouse.jpg

Is this the house? There was also a blue and yellow version (which I have only one). I have 3 of the brown version here (2 masonite bases, 1 plastic), with 1 more house kicking around somewhere!! My family's little people will never be homeless! :teeth:

Yeah, my parents think I am nuts for collecting these, but the kids are thrilled! :)

HugsForEeyore
03-15-2008, 06:51 PM
I love your picture. I see some familiar pieces in there! DD once lined up all of her "people". The line went from inside her bedroom, through the kitchen, and out into the living room. She literally has hundreds - all from yard sales. It was the only place I could buy them. I don't think I ever paid more than $5 or $6 for a set. The individual people were usually either just thrown in with a set or were really cheap. DD has an A-Frame house that I've never seen anywhere else. She also has a record player/music box that I think was part of a larger set. But it still has the original records so you can change the music. And the zoo set would keep her busy for a long time too. I recognized her amusement park in your picture too. Glad my DH made me keep all of that stuff. I knew people collected but never really looked to see what they were worth. Maybe when I can get to the shed they are stored in I'll get them out and see about selling them off to pay for her trip to Paris this summer. I am going to have to spend some time on E-Bay.

WOW!! You were sooo lucky to get that many in yard sales! They really can be worth money today! My parents gave away most of my original collection - if only they knew how much $$$ they would have been worth! When I was little, I only had 60 little people (my parents refused to buy me more), so today I made up for it and have probably over 500 plus! :teeth:

I have an A-Frame, too! I got it at a large rummage sale about 4 years ago. It's not complete, and not in great condition, and the ladder is the wrong one for this set, but I love it! :banana:

http://home.att.net/~disneysue/characters/extraphotos/fpaframe.jpg

Delmar411 - my goal is to collect every single set - I got some in the original boxes, too! I seen boxes go for $50 alone!! :faint: Here are the Children's Hospital and School House sets, plus some other Fisher Price older pull toys:

http://home.att.net/~disneysue/characters/extraphotos/fpwindowshelf.jpg

And I have some of the 1970's-1980's Little People (and Fisher Price Adventure People, too) still on the original cards!! Here are bulletin boards displays me and the kids made: :banana:

http://home.att.net/~disneysue/characters/extraphotos/fpmocwall.jpg

So yep!! We love 'em! So everyone - don't throw away your little people!! They can be worth $$$ someday to the nutty toy collector! :teeth:

tweedlemom
03-15-2008, 08:03 PM
Love the collections! We had a lot of those too. i think my mom still has some in storage. My sister had the sesames street house, and I think those go for a lot of money.

kacaju
03-15-2008, 09:13 PM
it's the blue and yellow house. She still has it, I called her today. She said it is in really bad shape. She bought it at a garage sale because it looked like the one I had growing up.
We had that old castle too, me and my brothers LOVED to play with the little people!!

jackskellingtonsgirl
03-15-2008, 09:22 PM
I have my blue & yellow house and the village, with all of the original pieces. My people are so old they have wooden bodies - not plastic. My stuff is in great shape, except the "sponge" part of the beds has all deteriorated. DS12 doesn't play with them anymore, but I won't get rid of them.

I had the school, the castle, the airport, and a McDonald's that wasn't FP - I think it was Playskool.

My 2 younger sisters tore up and/or lost pieces of those sets so I think my mother got rid of them.

My cousin had all of the same sets that I had. She was telling me she always wanted the hospital but she never got one.