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marukawamarukawa4 years agoAsk MFC
Item in question: ITEM #144088

y'See, I've had this Dollfie for a while now. I don't have anywhere to (safely) display her, and I don't even buy clothes for myself(so why on earth would i splurge on clothes for a Dollfie? more expensive than human-sized clothing!). I adore her clothing design but they'll never see the light of day, as to even put them on her, I'd need a body stocking and head cap to keep stains off her. :/ money i don't have. she's my first and only Volks I've ever owned, and though I don't regret buying her, I don't think it was a wise purchase, usage-wise. I'm wondering if I should make an ad for her on MFC? The tape on the top is sliced and the top opened but she's mint, never touched. I literally opened the lid, looked at the box for a moment, then closed it. She's literally MISD without the sealed bit. Never taken out, nothing moved, nada. Box is in pristine condition, no damage whatsoever. I'm thinking about asking $1,000 for her, with free shipping worldwide. the thing is, I don't know if anyone would go that high for this one. does the seal matter even if she's mint? is the price reasonable? it's only slightly higher than what i paid originally.
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1pt
YurikoRaine (4 years ago) #2410667I'm not a dollfie owner but I had to do some research on faceup and -removal and I heard most stains on Dollfies can be cleaned off with Mr. Color Thinner and Magic Erasers as they're not harmful towards plastic. Don't take my word for granted tho, as I said I have no experiences myself yet >_<

Dollfie Dreams are vinyl actually. Color thinner may damage them and I've never known anyone to use a magic eraser. The dolls are too soft :/ It works on resin dolls though!

What works best is oxy 10/benzoyl peroxide. You just put a little cream on the stain and it soaks into the vinyl to bleach the stain.
4 years ago
0pt
I'm not a dollfie owner but I had to do some research on faceup and -removal and I heard most stains on Dollfies can be cleaned off with Mr. Color Thinner and Magic Erasers as they're not harmful towards plastic. Don't take my word for granted tho, as I said I have no experiences myself yet >_<
4 years ago
0pt
If you still want to give her a chance, I had her dressed up in her fullset clothes (wig, skirt and top). It did not stain her for half the year she wore it. Same goes for the wig. Just don't dress her up in the socks and other small stuff.

I would really give her another week or so dressed before I would decide selling her. Clothes and wig can change so much.

But if you still decide to sell dds.com is the best place indeed ;)
And I agree 1000 USD is much to expensive. No one will buy her for this price...
4 years ago
1pt
I'd agree with everyone here, but before you actually try to sell her, why not take her out of the box and dress her up and see whether or not some spark is ignited.
4 years ago
0pt
I'd definitely head to the DD forums for this one (although you do need 20 posts to access the marketplace). By interacting more with the DD community, you could very well discover reasons for keeping her. I've always been one to play with things, so I see a DD more as something interactive than say a scaled figure which you only display. In fact, I don't even display my DD. She spends most of her time on my ironing board near the sewing machine. A lot of people on the forums are that way too, so don't feel like there's only one way to enjoy owning a DD if you really want to keep her.

If you are committed to selling her, like others have said, Lucy is sadly not highly sought after. However you nay be able to get more for her as a full set. It depends on the doll honestly. A lot of people like splitting sets too, but if her outfit isn't popular, that is a problem.
Whichever way you go, good luck! I love Lucy ' s sculpt, but decided to settle on a standard head for my second DD.
4 years ago
0pt
most people prefer opened for inspection & not used vs sealed and never opened b/c volks is known to have missing pieces and they don't cover buyers in these cases.

in your case, I would open the box to see if there are any signs of yellowing or missing accessories/clothing.
b/c depending on how old the dollfie is and your storage conditions (humidity + temp), yellowing may have occurred which you will need to tell the buyer in advance otherwise sending something so big and heavy and going through a defective item claim & return which you'll be responsible for isn't worth all the trouble.

repeating myself but if you imagine someone spending 1000-2000 on a vinyl doll, the assurance of "complete set" "no yellowing" drastically improves the sellers chances of selling it. Personally for me, i'd spend 5-10% more on a Dollfie that's guarenteed to be complete vs a seller whose selling one sealed in box & any possible defects won't be the sellers liability.
4 years ago
1pt
bjd and dd after market was depends on hows the doll condition, the more they on mint condition (no stain, no yellowing, no resin chipping or no vinyl scratch)the more they're flawless the more the price can be near to the retail price, unless it was a limited doll, the price can be skyrocketed on the after market.

anyway Volks clothes ALWAYS staining when they have dark color, if you want to put the clothes on make sure to dip her clothes with detergent for about 24 hours until the dye comes off from the clothes, so they will never stain the doll body.
4 years ago
1pt
Depend on personal circumstances, it can't be help that you can't "safely" display her (All of my DDs are hiding in the closet since forever xD). It does seem that you are not attached to her and wanting to let go; but to be honest she's not one of the most popular DD, so her price doesn't increase since her release but the opposite. Good luck finding her a new home!
4 years ago
2pt
Its hard sometimes, personally i spend more money on clothes for my dollfies than I do for myself most months. Speaking from someone who own's 30+ DD's i agree that they are much bigger than you'd expect and it can be hard to find somewhere to display them but they are much more versitile than figures and you can change the look after a while if you get bored :)

At the moment I would expect no more than around $700 inc shipping for her. Someone on the DD forums has been trying to sell her head & body for $400 for a while now with no luck. And her outfit is not widely popular. Even at $700 I would expect her to be on the market for a good many months :)
4 years ago
2pt
How much thought did you put in before buying your first DD? Seems you know about staining. Did you know about that before or after buying? Do you feel this was an impulse buy?

DDs can be displayed anyplace and where. I don't buy clothes for myself ever because I don't care much for style. I buy clothes for my DDs. That doesn't bother me at all.

DD community is very very small her on MFC. I don't think you'll have much luck selling here. I don't see her selling for $1000. I think around $700. Being sealed does not improve the price much and the box isn't important. What matters most is the condition of the doll itself.
4 years ago
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