In my last post I hinted at a bit of a surprise coming up. I’ve come to the conclusion that I spend way too much time on Ebay though.
All of you know Abby:
She’s a renamed Saige doll that I bought 2 years ago. When I bought her, I knew her hair was a bit of a mess and I worked on getting it straightened out, but it just hasn’t gone very well. It was in worse shape than I realized, ugh. I fully intended on sending her in to the doll hospital to get a new head, but then pantygate happened and not only have I vowed not to purchase anything from AG until they get their heads on straight again, I’d also heard some not so good rumblings about recent hospital experiences. I was in a bit of a pickle.
After a bit of debate, I decided my best course of action was to buy a new doll. Not a fun task. And I know it sounds kind of silly, but let me explain. Saige is the only GOTY that I ever really wanted. I have others, but there was always something about that darned doll. Unfortunately she came out when the finances in our household weren’t exactly flush and I couldn’t justify spending that money on a doll. So naturally when I got into all of this, she was the first GOTY on my list. The rest were ones I liked, and just happened to work out, but if I could have only had one, it would have been Saige. I had decided to look at a NRFB (Never Removed From Box). I found a couple from reliable sellers that weren’t an arm and a leg, but they were still pricey. I knew I didn’t want to wait too long to make up my mind though as I have a suspicion once the permapanty dolls hit the market full force, prices of non-permapanty dolls on Ebay are going to jump a bit. So I was watching in earnest.
Then it happened. I popped on Ebay one day and decided to check out the new Saige listings. And there she was, a beautiful Saige doll, from someone’s collection. The woman was an adult collector that was having to reduce the size of her collection and was selling off various dolls and accessories from several different lines. When I clicked on the auction, I couldn’t believe my luck. Not only was she in gorgeous, like new condition, but she also came with her parade outfit, which I had been eyeing up for ages! I quickly hit the “buy it now” button and in a few days she was here!
Let me just tell you, Abby is not upset in the least. In fact, they are already friends!
Here is a shot of the top of their heads so you can see the difference. Abby’s hair feels so dry and it’s breaking off so she has these sharp pieces sticking up. I’ve tried conditioning it, and since I can’t dip her head completely, that is out.
Well, after a bit of debate, Abby is still going to be Abby. BUT she is going to get a new wig. I haven’t settled on what she is going to get 100% just yet, but I’ve got a couple of things in mind. I thought about selling her, and making the new Saige into Abby 2.0, but when I looked on Ebay and saw all the more a Saige in her condition would sell for, I decided I would just keep her and customize her.
Saige isn’t going to remain Saige either. I never liked her name. Since she arrived, she’s been hanging out in my living room. One day I just happened to look at her and her lovely hair and realized she looked an awful lot like a character on my favorite British Soap, Coronation Street. So I’ve decided her name is going to be Jenny Bradley. (If you watch the show, I can assure you she won’t be a trouble maker like her namesake!) I’m still working on Jenny’s backstory but she has another surprise in store for our readers!
The other awesome part of the auction was this:
I’ve always liked this set and missed out on it as well. To get it in this auction and still not pay even close to what a NRFB doll was the icing on the cake! I love these boots too, I think they are gorgeous!
Now you’ve seen the surprise. Stay tuned for the next installments of what happens to Jenny and Abby!