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Learn how to collect items that may increase in value, or how to sell collections you already have, in this Howcast video series about collectibles.
You Will Need
- A computer with internet access
- Collector's guides
- Garage sales
- Flea markets
Decide what to collect
Narrow the scope of your collection by focusing on only plastic figures, plush toys, pins, clothing, or a particular character.
Educate yourself using the internet and Smurf collector's guides to avoid fraudulent claims or paying too much for an item.
Focus on garage sales
Focus on garage sales and flea markets to view each piece before buying.
Avoid dirty, damaged Smurfs
Avoid Smurfs that are dirty, damaged, or have been repaired or repainted -- collectables should always be in factory condition or close to it.
Check out online auctions
Check out online auction sites when you gain more experience and knowledge to know exactly what you are looking for.
Spend your money wisely on an expensive single piece in excellent condition rather than a lot of pieces in mediocre condition.