I like to consider myself pretty vigilant, and smart enough to spot a scam when I see one. Unfortunately, I also love shopping on Ebay. Until now.
I have been looking for this Cabbage Patch Doll that I had when I was a kid for years. Finally I saw a listing on Ebay, that I should have known was too good to be true. It was for the exact same 1985 Cabbage Patch Doll I had when I was little, and the listing stated that it was brand new, never opened from the box (gasp, just what I was looking for!) I was so excited, I read the ad like 15 times. Then convinced myself that the $175.22 Canadian PLUS $62.03 for shipping was worth it. I mean I really wanted this doll. I figured I’d cut out my daily Timmies run, and now that the weather is warmer I could walk to work and back and save money on gas to help cover the cost.
So I ordered the doll, so excited I told everybody I know. My husband and kids complained about me spending over $200.00 on a doll that originally sold for under $20, but to me it was worth it.
Then it came in the mail 🙁
The box was damaged, I didn’t really care I didn’t want the box anyways. But then I noticed she had white marks on her face, and her hands were pilling and dirty. So I took her out of the box to get a better look, and I noticed that her hair was damaged. The one I had as a child had been well loved for over 20 yrs, before she got lost when we moved, and her hair was in better condition. Then I started checking her out more, and she has stains all over, and what appears to be a cigarette burn
on the back of her neck 🙁
I am so hurt that someone would lie and scam me like that. I probably would have bought the doll anyways, because it’s the one I have been looking for so long. But I’m really upset that I paid over $200.00 for a doll worth maybe $10. I mean if it was donated to a second hand store, they probably wouldn’t even put it on the shelf, it would have went straight to the garbage.