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Would You Spend $550 on a Barbie Doll?

Living 2011/10/07 19:41:29
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The average Barbie doll costs less than $20 on Amazon.com, which is why we can't believe that some people are willing to pay $550 for a plastic blonde! Granted, it's for a good cause -- sort of.

All proceeds from Mattel's line of "designer" Barbie dolls will go to the Council of Fashion Designers of America's scholarship programs to inspire aspiring fashion designers around the world, Yahoo! Shine reports.



Five designers -- Tracy Reese, Alice + Olivia, Loomstate, Rogan and Alexis Bittar -- created miniature Barbie outfits based on real items from their Fall 2011 collections.

The dolls are up for auction through Tuesday, Oct. 11, on CharityBuzz.com with starting bids of $550 -- but their actual estimated value is said to be $3,000 apiece. In other words, if you spend $550, you're getting a bargain.

Hey, the holidays are coming up, and these dolls could make great stocking stuffers for the little girl in your life -- or the big one. And a "designer" Barbie doll might even wind up to be a lucrative investment, even while it provides Ramen noodles for poor, starving fashion students.
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  • Greg Saunders 2014/08/03 19:32:03
    No way
    Greg Saunders
    I wouldn't spend that on a sex doll, well I might if I could get it into the house without the neighbours seeing it.

    Any girls shocked by that I'll raise you a pink rabbit....
  • Mom 2014/08/03 17:41:08
    No way
    Mom
    I don't care that much about programs for fashion designers.
  • Sarah 2014/08/03 11:33:29
    No way
    Sarah
    +1
    No! I could do more good putting my money into something else.
  • Joan 2014/08/03 00:57:06
    No way
    Joan
    I could never justify it.
  • bob 2014/01/11 21:29:36
    Sure, for a good cause
    bob
    People are saying "No" and "Only if I was 5" etc... these are collectable dolls. Not for children, but for adults. I for one collect barbies and they are a good investment. If they are rare enough and you hang onto them long enough, they become worth thousands. So to all the idiots out there saying no, you have no idea what it's like to be a collector and just see these as toys - which they aren't.
  • Margaret Jacobson 2011/12/20 15:37:27
    No way
    Margaret Jacobson
    DUMB BLONDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
  • billycat98 2011/10/30 12:50:38
    Sure, for a good cause
    billycat98
    only if they make it cheaper
  • disclaimer 2011/10/24 03:28:38
    No way
    disclaimer
    I'd spend $550 dollars to support fashion designers...........sure.
  • cristina xubao 2011/10/23 11:38:25 (edited)
    No way
    cristina xubao
    if i was 5 and had rich parents, but no, now i dont play with dolls
  • Skylie 2011/10/18 00:01:21
    No way
    Skylie
    Maybe when I was 5.
  • Sabrena Heimes 2011/10/17 22:42:15
    No way
    Sabrena Heimes
    wouldn't spend $5 on a barbie normally, even if it is for a good cause that's more than just a little ridiculous. Just, no.
  • Kaite 2011/10/17 00:11:13
    No way
    Kaite
    That's way! To much for a barbie!!!
  • DnB Babe 2011/10/16 21:27:25
    No way
    DnB Babe
    if i had the money to be a collector, i would
  • Dave 007 2011/10/15 12:14:29
    No way
    Dave 007
    Some people have just too much money.
  • Keenan Lee 2011/10/15 12:07:07
    No way
    Keenan Lee
    Fashion design students are in the same line as every one else. Take out a loan or qualify for a grant. Seems to me that some designers today shouldn't be in the job that they are. They produce garbage and yet these idiots oogle over it. The material costs about $40, labor $15, and the rest of the cost $500 goes to an individual that whipped it up in a moments notice. You find these clothes on the Salvation Army racks in a year. Surprise, no one wants it even the poor.
  • Cynthia Flanagan 2011/10/15 03:26:45
    No way
    Cynthia Flanagan
    No way, if it were to help a medical problem then, maybe...otherwise, the girls or men can go and get student loans like everyone else....a charity? Yes!
  • Nicklover 2011/10/15 00:54:26
    No way
    Nicklover
    hahahahhahahaHAHAHAHAHAHA.... Wait, you were serious?
  • HyouKitzta 2011/10/14 19:03:01
    No way
    HyouKitzta
    If it was a rare MLP in mint condition then yeah, but I don't like Barbie.
  • JimTheGeek 2011/10/14 14:56:27
    No way
    JimTheGeek
    Just what we need...more weird fashion designers. Maybe if the Barbie was anatomically correct!
  • studiobrat PWCM AFCL 2011/10/14 11:41:19
    No way
    studiobrat  PWCM AFCL
    Absolutely NOT!
  • Andrew 2011/10/14 02:45:08
    No way
    Andrew
    Nope, nosiree.
  • Julie 2011/10/14 01:55:12
    No way
    Julie
    NO THNX!!!!!!
  • Jackie 2011/10/13 22:48:10
    No way
    Jackie
    N-O! No!
  • angel face 2011/10/13 21:49:59
    Sure, for a good cause
    angel face
    +1
    Depends
  • sapphire_love_life 2011/10/13 06:11:07
    No way
    sapphire_love_life
    hahaha you're kidding right?
  • Jocelyn 2011/10/13 05:13:57
    No way
    Jocelyn
    +1
    That money should be going to breast cancer or juvenile diabetes research. We have enough crazy designers (people who makes gagas "clothes").
  • Tori 2011/10/13 02:26:32
    No way
    Tori
    I normally spend money on the cheap ones and cut their hair.
  • MS PRUD 2011/10/12 20:47:21
    No way
    MS PRUD
    No way $550 would pay for my electric and gas for a month for my home..
  • Barbara 2011/10/12 18:33:10
    No way
    Barbara
    +1
    No, but I sure as hell would sell one for $550!

    barbie dolls
  • Ema GoŁać 2011/10/12 17:51:41
    No way
    Ema GoŁać
    hahaha i'm not crazy to do that! :P
  • KatherineKnight250 2011/10/12 17:23:34
    No way
    KatherineKnight250
    There is no way i'm paying 550 dollars for a plastic doll, are you kidding? It's a plastic doll, i mean, first of all, it's a doll, there is no second because the first says it all. It's a freaking doll for God's sake, a doll. What kind of stupid idiot would pay 550$ for a plastic thing that it's not going to last, your daughter or sister would like it when she's youg but 2 or 3 years later or maybe 1 year, she will hate it. I bought a barbie once when i was young, and hated it the next week, didn't wanted to play with it anymore. How did Barbie get so famous ?
  • kaitlin 2011/10/12 16:18:46
    No way
    kaitlin
    Why, u could use it on other important things besides a barbie dol, like say snack food or something like that.
  • MunchKin-x 2011/10/12 08:06:08
    No way
    MunchKin-x
    Hell, I'm not even willing to pay that much for a laptop.
    And lap tops do a sure of a hell lot more than Barbie dolls.
  • k.l.white1 2011/10/12 02:03:02
    Sure, for a good cause
    k.l.white1
    well, i'll go out on a limb here and say yes-with a qualifier. IF i had money to spare (fat chance) and IF the doll was one that really blew me away, yes i'd pay that much or more if it was going to a REAL charity. when i actually had disposable income, i went through a barbie collecting phase, buying through the catalog, you could make payments, and i did pay $275 for a doll over a couple of months. i got a lot of $300-$500 dollar dolls on ebay for less than half their asking price. liked barbie as a kid and still do. always said i wanted to BE barbie-she had everything and had done everything, claimed her as a 'cousin', rofl-since her official 'real' name is barbara millicent roberts, and my maiden name was roberts.
  • siara many 2011/10/12 00:39:53
    No way
    siara many
    y wood i???
  • Lisa Panger 2011/10/11 22:23:50
    No way
    Lisa Panger
    I will never buy a Barbie for any child of mine. All it does is promote a screwed up self image for girls. Start making Barbie look like a real person and not an anorexic celebrity and I might change my tune.
  • GaolBlaze 2011/10/11 17:56:48
    No way
    GaolBlaze
    I never liked dolls, especially not Barbies :L If anything I wanted a REAL doll, a big one :D
  • beautiful death 2011/10/11 17:48:43
    No way
    beautiful death
    people who buy $550 barbie dolls have no life and should get rid of every single one they have
  • stevie.luplow 2011/10/11 17:30:11
    No way
    stevie.luplow
    I am having a hard time finding a reason to pay $20 for a new Barbie doll when my parents still have quite a few of my old ones. They don't even look as good of quality as they used to be. Cheaper made and more expensive...that's the world we live in today.
  • Phil 2011/10/11 17:08:40
    No way
    Phil
    "A fool and his money are soon parted."," There is a sucker is born every minute." I am neither a Fool nor a Sucker.
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