11-Year-Old $11K Richer After Selling Happy Meals Collection

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  1. rickfoxjr

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    http://www.parentdish.com/2009/03/06/11-year-old-11k-richer-after-selling-happy-meals-collection/ You know all those annoying little toys that come with Happy Meals at McDonald's? If you're like me, you've probably got some rolling around underthe seat of your car right now. Before you fish them out and toss them, you might want to reconsider. As one savvy 11-year-old boy proved yesterday, justbecause the toys are free doesn't mean they're worthless.

    Luke Underwood from Notts, England, turned his own Happy Meal collection into a tidy sum of cash when he sold it at auction for an astonishing £8,130(that's over $11,000)! The Mail Online reports his 7,000-piece collection of Mickey D's promotional items -- toys, boxes, posters andmore -- was sold in 300 lots to buyers from around the world, proving the Happy Meal slogan true: Do you believe in magic? Not only did Luke keep hiscollection from gathering dust on a shelf, he did not play with or touch the toys at all. Not once. Many items were in pristine condition inside their originalpackaging, including the only known complete set of the 101 Dalmatians. "This was one of the most unique collections ever to go on the market and theresponse was phenomenal," says Terry Woodcock, owner of the auction house where the sale took place.

    It is estimated that 10,000 Happy Meals would have to have been eaten in order to amass such a collection. But before you head out to the drive-through, youshould know that Luke did not eat those meals himself. At the age of seven, he convinced his father to purchase another Happy Meals collection (datingfrom 1990 to 1999) for about $350. Four years later, after the collection began taking over the family home, he was persuaded to part with it.

    "I didn't really want to sell it but now I'm planning on saving the money so I can buy something else like this and make some more money,"Luke counters.

    If past performance is any indication, Luke should do quite well with his future investment plans. In fact, maybe he could give some advice to the pros on WallStreet.
     
  2. queencitysneakerqueen

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    When the Happy Meals used to come with watches that was [​IMG]
     
  3. parada45

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    How did dude end up getting all the displays?
     
  4. jpioneer

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  5. wkn916

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    11k off of happy meal toys...
     
  6. itsgettinhot

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    So they convinced the kid he's a reselling prodigy, gave him 11 racks and let him loose on the world? [​IMG]

    Dude is gonna end up with 11K worth of T.M.X.s
     
  7. ryda421

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    smart kid
     
  8. thunderchunk69

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]weirdo
     
  9. orenthaljames

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    What I was thinking.

    -The Juice
     
  10. nothingbefore

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    i got madd happy meal toys in a bag sitting unopen and all

    over a 100 tho all i know



    .... : breaks open bag to cash out :
     
  11. cucumbercool

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    I like that he wants to flip that money. He must already have the knowledge of a dollar.
     
  12. lazianboi

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    that kid prob gets pick on by his peers.. and look like a freakin lame. Or he can be coolest kid on the block.. but i doubt it but reading his quote.
     
  13. emmanuelabor

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    McD's prolly would give it away after the promo is over. if you went and asked a manager they'd give it away instead of trashing it
     
  14. kanyewestjayz4life

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    his dad giving him some good advice.
     
  15. agentarenas

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    I wonder how much all those happy meals costed.
     
  16. control are

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    [​IMG] C'mon man....
     
  17. kingtre

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    reading comp is fun!

     
  18. h1ghstar

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    BALLIN!!

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  19. gusyouout

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    Yeah, I was curious too. Because it said from 1990-1999, but the kid wouldn't have even been born until 98-99. So his dad was buying a tonbefore having the kid. And if the kid was age 7, then I don't see how he could have been telling his dad to buy another one from 90-99, unless I'mreading it wrong (which I'm assuming).

    Kid is savvy though. It said he bought a pushbike for £20 ($27.46) and sold it for over £100 ( a little over $137.28).
     
  20. frenchblue23

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    Little kids nowadays are entrepreneurs in the making.
     
  21. sk23

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  22. raptors29

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    You mean the pound [​IMG]
     
  23. seniosoul

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    someone in his family probably worked at Micky Ds (thats how he got the display)
     
  24. oh you mad

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    I started collecting hot wheels when I was 5.. sold the collection at 9 for $1500 [​IMG]


    Well with some help of my pops
     
  25. coolnificent

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    1st toys then CDP's [​IMG]