Where online can I find cheap (or free, that's always good!) 80s and 90s Barbie shoes and accessories, aside from eBay and Etsy? Copious amounts of linked examples inside. Someone please please help me out here! And any Barbie collectors who wanna chime in are definitely welcome!
eBay and Etsy are NOT showing me what I need to find, and I'm absolutely at a loss as to where else I could find this stuff in bulk/more than one piece at a time. I don't need the Barbie dolls, Barbie clothes, Barbie hair brushes, or any house/car/etc. But I DO need help! I am looking for SHOES, and lots of them...and I also want kitchen/food/serving/etc. accessories!
The facts: I am not a collector, I need these for a large craft project I'm attempting to get started. I want absolutely nothing from the early days of Barbie up to the 70s. I specifically need 80s and 90s things, which in theory should mean it's not expensive or rare stuff (if it is something rare, I will pass on it). I am not willing to sell my soul or car in order to obtain this stuff...flea markets are rare here, and antique malls typically don't have anything like this...so I want to try and stay online. And cheapish. Or even free [to a good home of course].
Again, not a collector so if there are any Barbie fanatics on AskMeFi that can advise me if my assumption of these things typically being overpriced on Etsy/eBay is wrong/right, PLEASE do.
The types shoes I want:
are not what I want...they're too trendy and newish and while I'd not turn them down for free, I don't want to spend any money on these kind if possible.
would be heaven, the hot pink ones
are the 'standard heel' I want a TON of, cheapie stuff
from the 80s/90s would also work.
The accessory stuff I want:
and especially the food items shown here
are what I need in terms of accessories.
I absolutely love
anyone that was patient enough to look through and read all this.
TFL;DR: I considered posting a [really short and generic and not what I wrote above!] ad/request on Craigslist, but I've never used the site or it's services so I don't know if it's something that would be beneficial to try...yes or no? Can you give me suggestions for websites/webstores to dig around on? OR
do any of you MeFites have this stuff and you'd be willing to part with it? If so, MeMail or email me! (Can't hurt to ask, right? =D)