I have waited my entire life for the chance to add a Platinum label Barbie® to my collection. I have been an avid Barbie® collector ever since I can remember but I could never get my hands on a Platinum label. Rather than playing house with my dolls I insisted on keeping them in pristine condition and was certain to never have them leave their box. When I discovered The Karl Lagerfeld Barbie®, I immediately notified my family that they’d be getting up with me at 0230 am (EST) to prepare for her release. I had all the right web pages pulled up and when three o’clock struck, I hit the add to cart button so soon as my little finders would allow.
So there I was along with my family, my heart beating out of my chest, I had that Barbie® in my cart!! All I had to do now was enter my credit card information.
As soon as I clicked “process my order,” a message appeared that said something like “Oops! looks like there’s been a problem.” I read it as “too bad, that was your chance, you are never going to own this Barbie.”
Barbiecollector.com froze and shut down in seconds for the hundreds of thousands of collectors trying to get lucky enough to own one of the 999 pieces of perfection.
Once I clicked over to the Net-a-Porter website: I didn’t even have a chance.
I was so close close to owning her but she slipped away. I guess it just wasn’t meant to be (this time).
Net-a-Porter made a whopping $200K selling just a portion of these beauties while several “eBay-er’s” are making their 100% profit.
I guess now all I can do is go spend my $200 on something else…
Source: Net-a-Porter, Barbie Collector