For all of you who read my blog on a regular basis, I apologize for the commercial nature of this post. The Ladakh pilgrimage chronicles will resume soon.
I have been receiving great advice from several people from the ebay community and from online auction owners in general. I am deeply appreciative. I almost sold the doll and all the accessories when a guy offered me thirteen hundred for it. Luckily I asked around and I was promptly told – “No! Don’t give away your doll!” So, only one guy seemed to be trying to rip me off where at least five people have been speaking with integrity – Hooray!
I am amazed at the level of detail of the Barbie accessories! There is a rotary phone where the dial actually rotates, which is the size of a small pinky fingernail. This tea set – everything pictured – fits into a small jewelry box. And the level of detail on the clothes, bags (purses) and hats is incredible. Someone went through a lot to design and produce them.
For anyone who is not aware, I am selling this Barbie on ebay, and remarkably, it represents hours and hours of time spent researching and chatting with people about the doll. Although it might not look like it! Here is the link for anyone interested: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260462791770&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
There is a past post about my early experience with the Barbie – go back or scroll down a few posts and you will see it.
Having spent some time with the doll, it is quite bizarre, but I have developed a curious relationship with her (psychotherapists out there might have an eerie glimpse into my psyche with these comments!). It is not much, but I will definitely miss having her around when she sells. I realized this when I was looking through all the pictures I have taken (for sales purposes). Here is the thing, Ebay says that it helps the sale to tell a story about the item. So I started to do that, tell an imaginary story about the doll strolling around the Circle Center, an office focusing on healing facilitation, and looking at the various artwork and crystals. I was going to end the story by saying that the Barbie thought that the circle center should be called the Crystal Center due to all the random amethyst and quartz lying around. But alas, I ran out of time (and energy).
So, for all of you who know me, please do not worry. I have not started playing with Barbie dolls (much), but I am honest and open to what is. No more running from my shadow. Oh, and I want to include one thing. A friend of mine looked at the auction this morning and said, “Wow Kirby, you can actually read her butt!” Yep, taking numerous, detailed pictures of the doll is necessary for the auction. On that note, have a great day!
[As a revision in Oct of 2009 – I have since sold the doll. Thank you all for reading and supporting the process. Amazingly the doll (and accessories) sold for $5500.]