So i’m finally getting meredith but as I was asking questions I learned she doesn’t have the COA do i go ahead anyway? She’s such a hard kit to find, I’m so torn
I would just get it if it’s hard to find
I would, but only if she was a keeper. Although if I knew there were knock off kits of that one floating around then I wouldn’t. Did the seller say why they didn’t have the cert?
Don’t do it. I made the mistake of buying a doll I thought was genuine, but without COA. It wound up being a mixed kit. I won’t buy anymore without a COA. Especially for the higher end kits. Too many scammers and knock offs.
You can request safety pics right? and perhaps that would give you a better idea of what you would be getting .
Ask for pictures of ALL parts of the kit
Yep got a safety pic of the kit and body and she looks great! She didn’t give a reason for not having the COA she just said she didn’t have it
BB seconds don’t have COA, and I personally lose stuff all the time, and a COA of a 2 year old doll I intended to reborn someday but changed my mind is the exact sort of thing I would lose…
I would go for it provided quality pics of all peices look good, color is right (as in cheap China knock offs may be a weird color as they would be a different kind of plastic). Ask where they got it, ect… But if nothing rings any red flags and the COA is the only concern I would go for it
I bought a kit a few months ago. I just assumed it would have the COA and paid $250 for the kit. When I received it, there was no COA. This is a very hard to find kit from a few years ago. I contacted the seller and asked for the COA. She said she did not know where it was and if she ran across it she would send it. This doll is one I planned to keep or I would have requested my money back. I never heard back from her. I don’t think it is right to sell one without telling someone there is no COA. If you plan on keeping it, I would buy it but if you think in the future you might want to sell, it will effect your price.
Things came up that has nothing to do with the coa and I decided not to buy that one, the nostrils were already opened
I have bought a few from Dealers that did not have a coa because they were an over run in the edition. Like Sawyer by Emily Jameson I bought it directly from her but since it was an overrun on the edition it had no COA. My Serenity Eagles is the same way no COA but she is a keeper so it did not bother me.
I have only heard of a safety pic recently. Will you explain to me what it is? Thanks
When you put a piece of paper with the item for sale that says your name and the date. So you can prove that you have it and what it looks like currently.
For example (this baby has SOLD but I had it on my computer still)
I have the opposite issue lol. I recently bought an older hard to find kit that I’d been dying to find. It arrive with a beautifully preserved COA…but only 3 limbs lol lol lol. Seller said she didn’t realize it, but I find that hard to believe. I kept it anyway, but only because it’s a keeper and was a super steal of a price. If I ever want to get rid of it though, I’ll probably have to give it away, I don’t imagine anyone would want to buy it pieced together.
Ask for pics then email them to Bonnie Brown stating your situation. That’s what I did with one kit I got. She verified through pictures alone that it was a genuine kit
Thank you for explaining than @jlesser
I don’t see how someone could NOT notice that! That is probably why it was so cheap.
As for selling, I don’t know… I mean it seems to me most people who want reborns want adorable ones that tug their heart strings…rather then a particular kit (or, another way to say it is if they like the kit it is because it has an adorable face… But not because they are “collecting everything made by so and so artist” or something)
So, if the limbs look like the match but aren’t technically the ones that come with the kit it should be fine. (I assume you’ll buy replacement limbs and not create a one armed baby)
On the other hand, I don’t know what you charge. I am thinking the 250 type people don’t care as long as it LOOKS good.
The 800 people who are “more serious collectors” probably DO care"
I share your thinking, but that’s because I don’t market to high end collectors. I believe they are the ones that are most concerned about the COA, etc. In there defense though If I were paying collector prices in the 1000s it had better come with a COA and everything else that goes with it.