One of the ways that I have been able to support my family as a single stay-at-home-mom is by reselling things that I know are worth good money.
Some of the most profitable items to sell on eBay are old and rare Littlest Pet Shops (LPS). Keep reading to find the rare Littlest Pet Shop list below to help you get started!
Before I started blogging, I was one of the top sellers of LPS stuff on eBay on any given day. I made the most money out of all my competitors for each pet sold.
It’s not uncommon for you to be able to get $50-$200 for ONE Littlest Pet Shop toy. These little 2″ toys are very valuable, and most people don’t know it!
Rare Littlest Pet Shop List
The most expensive pet by far is the Comic Con Cat. I have sold this one several times over and make money on ebay selling these for hundreds of dollars.
Right now, there’s some on there that have sold for a lot of money! The asking price was $950!
While it doesn’t tell us the actual sold price, it’s super duper expensive, THAT is for sure!
All the Comic Cons do really well:
They don’t have to be new in the box either. Pre-owned can work for good money too!
So, you may be asking why LPS toys sell for so much money. The answer is that Hasbro only releases so many of one particular pet. There are well over 3,000 different Littlest Pets now as of 2019 and that number grows almost daily. After they are gone in the stores, they are gone, and that is NOT guaranteeing you that you can find the one you want in your store. Littlest Pet Shop toys releases different ones to different parts of the states. In fact, there are a few rarer ones that have ONLY been released in the U.K. making them even harder to find.
My Littlest Pet Shops are highly sought after. Kids of all ages and adults collect them. They have parties with them. They play with them day and night. They bring them to school. LPS life is very much a hot topic in the kid world. Anyone who’s anyone has them.
Okay, so they are popular, but aren’t they just a fad?
NO! LPS have been around since the 90’s! They have been popular a really long time and I don’t foresee them ever losing momentum. Hasbro is constantly coming out with new and popular ideas. Glow in the dark pets, Blythe dolls, TV shows, teeniest tiniest pets to name a few.
On the saving money standpoint, this is something to invest your hard-earned money in. Kids play with these toys from the time they are around 2 years old to 12 years old. Once kids start hitting the teen years, they usually drop off, but most kids will play with these toys for a very long time.
Many more kids (and adults) collect them. Our favorite thing to do with LPS is to dress them up. You can make a killing selling LPS clothes on eBay. When I sold them, I made about $24.95 for each set of about 7 pieces. At one point, I had over 200 of these lots. For those of you who are good at math, that’s $5,000 in just the clothes for these toys. There is money to be made for sure.
Right now, you may be asking, how and where do I find these clothes and accessories to sell, or maybe you have some pets you want to sell WITH clothes and accessories.
Here’s the trick LPS sellers don’t want you to know…
Just buy dollhouse stuff!
You can find really cool things on Amazon (and other places). Here’s a few of my personal fav’s:
- little duckies
- table settings
- cute mugs
- cleaning supplies
- electronics (laptop, ipad, iphone)
The more UNIQUE things are, the better it will sell. For example, the cute little plants or cleaning supplies could be put in a set and it’ll set you apart from the other 70,000+ ebay listings for these toys! You want to be set apart. You want to stand out in a sea of tons of pets.
No one else (at the moment) has plants or cleaning supplies with their pets, so it’s a cute way to grab all the sales/traffic/eyeballs on your stuff!
As for pets, there are many Littlest Pet Shop characters to be on the lookout that are worth $30 or more on eBay. Now keep in mind, pricing on eBay changes daily, so if you have any of these pets and they are not getting at least $30, hold onto them. LPS on eBay is an ebb and flow type of thing. One minute one pet will be $80, the next it’ll be $30. You want to sell them when they are at their most expensive price.
On the rare Littlest Pet Shop list, there are 3 LPS pets that are very well known for being expensive, meaning most people know these are worth money, so you’ll have a much harder time scoring them.
Usually on ebay you can find them by searching:
- ebay lps dachshund
- ebay lps collie
- ebay lps cats
However putting in their exact LPS numbers (#675, #58, and #339) will narrow down your search (if you’re buying to resell on ebay, searching the above terms will help you score better deals because people don’t know what they have).
And the rest of the pets are my favorites. They are not as well-known for being expensive online and so you can find them easier and make a killing. In one instance, the Chihuaua is worth $75 on eBay, yet not many know that. Another white cat goes for around $100-$115 (#410), again, not many know, so it’s easier to snag it.
Keep in mind that you have to have/sell AUTHENTIC, legit, real Littlest Pet Shops, no knockoffs from China, etc. but when you have the authentic ones, you can get more money.
A great example is a Collie (#272). Authentic, this guy sells for $184 currently. Knockoffs are around $12.
LPS #568 does well also. There’s only one legit one on there right now and they are asking $300+.
If you look under sold items, you’ll see it goes for that much too!
Another good one is #909. It’s a cute dachshund and she’s currently going for well over $200.
LPS #2249 is a black cat and she does pretty well, right now at around $50.
The Cruise Ship and Jet also do well on ebay. The jet is usually over $100. I used to part things like that out. Like I’d take the wing off the jet or a seat out of it and sell it separately. I found that I made a lot more money doing that.
For example, a wing can go for $15-$30, depending on the time you sell it. And people are looking for it too, to complete their set. You part out your set, and you can make more money (and it’s cheaper to ship because you can put it in a First Class bubble mailer) and save money on shipping and make more too! Plus it helps get your reviews up!
Don’t forget Blythe dolls. They can do well on ebay too. I’ve made anywhere from $15 each to $30 each one when I sold them!
Inchworms/caterpillars also do pretty well, the original little mini baby ones. You can get a good $15 for the older style of those.
If you want to make money on LPS, get to know this list really well. Most Great Danes, Cocker Spaniels, and Collies are worth money. Always look for those. Because I’ve been selling pets for so long, I can literally look at a picture of pets and tell you which ones are worth money and which ones aren’t within 30 seconds. I know almost all of the more than 3,000 of them. This is why I was so good at eBay (sorry, I can’t look at collections anymore.)
It’s all in the LPS details
One thing you want to be super careful of is the smallest of details. This particular great dane (LPS #817) are BOTH numbered 817, and yet, there is a BIG difference when you know the pets. It’s in the eyes. One pupil is circle shaped, the other is starred. These little details when selling LPS on eBay can sometimes mean huge rewards. Usually one is rarer than the other and therefore will fetch you more money! So, be sure to pay attention to the small details.
What site is best for selling the LPS (eBay, Amazon, others?)
ebay. Definitely ebay! OR your own Shopify store would work too. 🙂
So many of them include free shipping, so how is it best to ship them so that your profit is eaten up by shipping?
They do free shipping and include the shipping cost in the price. Basically, to get an item to sell, they up the price of the toy to reflect the shipping cost and offer free shipping. Long, drawn out story short, they sell much better that way. So the shipping is actually just included in the price.
Get yourself some wedding organza bags at a craft store or on ebay and put the pet in there. Then bubble wrap the pet in the organza bag and put it in a small bubble envelope. It’s less than 3 oz and your cost to ship is less than $2.
If the sales price of the pet is over $30, you will definitely want to insure the package.
How do you set the prices of the Littlest Pet Shop items? Many of the figurines have a variety of prices so just pick something in the middle?
Depends if you’re making a business out of it, how fast you want to sell, and what your feedback rate is at.
If your feedback rate is 100% positive feedback and you have at least 100 feedbacks, you can sell about 50¢ higher than the most expensive other seller or the same price as another 100% positive feedback seller.
If you want to make a business out of it, you’ll want to start cheap to establish yourself and work your way up.
If you want to sell it faster, list lower. If you don’t mind waiting for a sale, list higher.
Some pets can take even a year to sell, but they do. And listing fees are so cheap, in some cases, it’s worth it to wait.
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