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Old 06-07-2005, 05:55 PM
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Over $10,000 for a Hot Wheels car?

Look at this eBay link. An ugly little Hot Wheels T-bird sold for almost $11,000! What am I missing here?

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Old 06-07-2005, 06:03 PM
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:29 PM
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Hotwheels

thats more than I paid for my Mercedes
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:43 PM
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its got a good interior
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:47 PM
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what are you missing? Dumb people with too much money....just like with the beanie babie craze ....you can't give those things away today..
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Old 06-07-2005, 10:54 PM
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Old 06-08-2005, 01:20 AM
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Amazing!

I remember reading an article a few years ago about a guy who was on the verge of completing a $7K transaction with a Hot Wheels collector...

...apparently, he managed to get ahold of a one-off VW Bus with a roof rack and surf boards that Mattel never released publicly...belonged to a former Mattel Hot Wheels engineer.

Any "Beanie Babies" hit that target yet on ebay?
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Old 06-08-2005, 05:43 AM
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Did you see the auction history on the high bidder? He must've spent thou$$$$$$$$$$and$ on those hot wheels cars
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Old 06-08-2005, 03:46 PM
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Oh my god! I had a bunch of the cars that he bid on. My mom owes me A LOT of friggin money!

UGH!

Ok, college wasn't cheap. I'll call it even. Hehe.
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Old 06-08-2005, 04:54 PM
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I must admit that I have been know to linger during strolls down the toy department aisles, eyeing the carded Hot Wheels/Matchbox toys, checking out if they still sell the ones I used to have. I may have to go buy that Speed Racer Mach 5 yet.
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Old 06-08-2005, 06:09 PM
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thats more than I paid for my Mercedes
That's more than I paid for ALL of my Mercedes
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Old 06-08-2005, 10:51 PM
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That's one of the Painted over Chrome ones.

Highly desirable.

Kind of like an old $20 gold piece with the Carson City mint mark. Not just another $20.

Stuff is worth what people are willing to pay. $20 to one person is $100K to someone else.

If I could afford that particular Hot Wheel, I'd keep it with my "Princess" Beany Baby, if I could afford one of them too.

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Old 06-09-2005, 02:58 AM
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Old 06-09-2005, 07:48 PM
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thats more than I paid for my Mercedes
Hell, thats more thanI paid for three of my Mercedes
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Old 06-10-2005, 03:57 AM
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Did you see the auction history on the high bidder? He must've spent thou$$$$$$$$$$and$ on those hot wheels cars
I was looking at that. It's amazing, if you want to spend the time, you can add up exactly what he has spent on those, on E-Bay anyway. I clicked on a few of them. Some around $50, others $6, 7, 8 hundred, a couple $thousand plus. Must have inherited a few million or twenty or two hundred. What a trip....

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