I cannot stress enough the importance of NOT buying Beanie Boos from eBay sellers located in China. I have been seeing far too many of my readers and friends wasting their money on falsified Ty items.
A seller is NOT automatically trustworthy just because they shared photos of new Beanie Boos before anyone else. A seller is NOT trustworthy just because they have a high feedback score. Photos of “unreleased” Beanie Boos are NEVER guaranteed authentic unless stated so by Ty, or sold by Ty through authorized retail stores.
I have seen the photos being shared on Facebook and other Beanie news sites of alleged “new” or “unreleased” Boos. While they may be exciting to see, and while several of them are super cute, please DO NOT spend your money on these items.
There are only a few online retailers that can be trusted (such as our partners at FabricFriends). Otherwise, restrict your Ty purchases only to authorized retail stores. These include Justice, Hallmark, Walgreens, and Learning Express.
I don’t want anyone to lose their money over something that can be avoided.