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The Resource The great Beanie Baby bubble : mass delusion and the dark side of cute, Zac Bissonnette

The great Beanie Baby bubble : mass delusion and the dark side of cute, Zac Bissonnette

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The great Beanie Baby bubble : mass delusion and the dark side of cute
Title
The great Beanie Baby bubble
Title remainder
mass delusion and the dark side of cute
Statement of responsibility
Zac Bissonnette
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • " A bestselling journalist delivers the never-before-told story of the plush animal craze that became the tulip mania of the 1990s . In the annals of consumer crazes, nothing compares to Beanie Babies. In just three years, collectors who saw the toys as a means of speculation made creator Ty Warner, an eccentric college dropout, a billionaire-without advertising or big-box distribution. Beanie Babies were ten percent of eBay's sales in its early days, with an average selling price of $30-six times the retail price. At the peak of the bubble in 1999, Warner reported a personal income of $662 million-more than Hasbro and Mattel combined. The end of the craze was swift and devastating, with "rare" Beanie Babies deemed worthless as quickly as they'd once been deemed priceless. Bissonnette draws on hundreds of interviews (including a visit to a man who lives with his 40,000 Ty products and an in-prison interview with a guy who killed a coworker over a Beanie Baby debt) for the first book on the strangest speculative mania of all time. "--
  • "In the annals of consumer crazes, nothing compares to Beanie Babies. In just three years, collectors who saw the toys as a means of speculation made creator Ty Warner, an eccentric college dropout, a billionaire--without advertising or big-box distribution. Beanie Babies were ten percent of eBay's sales in its early days, with an average selling price of $30--six times the retail price. At the peak of the bubble in 1999, Warner reported a personal income of $662 million--more than Hasbro and Mattel combined. The end of the craze was swift and devastating, with "rare" Beanie Babies deemed worthless as quickly as they'd once been deemed priceless. Bissonnette draws on hundreds of interviews (including a visit to a man who lives with his 40,000 Ty products and an in-prison interview with a guy who killed a coworker over a Beanie Baby debt) for the first book on the strangest speculative mania of all time"--
Summary
A classic American story of people winning and losing vast fortunes chasing what one dealer remembers as the most spectacular dream ever sold
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10396477
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
338.7/688724
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9993.T694
LC item number
T923 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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mass delusion and the dark side of cute
Label
The great Beanie Baby bubble : mass delusion and the dark side of cute, Zac Bissonnette
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The greatest toy show on Earth : no kids allowed -- the lower level -- Selling the dream pets -- Plush dreams -- "You can make a lot of money with a good cat." : Ty Warner -- Business and pleasure -- Patti's last stand -- New beginnings -- Ty's big idea -- A lamb named Lovie -- The first collectors -- The return -- Force multipliers -- Peanut the Royal Blue Elephant -- The $12-per-hour sociology major who made Ty Warner a billionaire -- The efficient market -- The Beanie chase -- Shovel dealers in the Gold Rush -- The point of no return -- Peak -- The feedback loop spins out of control -- Money changes people -- The P.T. Barnum of plush -- Lights out -- Limping into the new millennium -- Faith's problem -- Ty's problem -- Departures -- Endurance -- Exit strategy
Control code
20379251
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591846024
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014038639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
some color illustrations;
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn892304877
  • (OCoLC)892304877
Label
The great Beanie Baby bubble : mass delusion and the dark side of cute, Zac Bissonnette
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The greatest toy show on Earth : no kids allowed -- the lower level -- Selling the dream pets -- Plush dreams -- "You can make a lot of money with a good cat." : Ty Warner -- Business and pleasure -- Patti's last stand -- New beginnings -- Ty's big idea -- A lamb named Lovie -- The first collectors -- The return -- Force multipliers -- Peanut the Royal Blue Elephant -- The $12-per-hour sociology major who made Ty Warner a billionaire -- The efficient market -- The Beanie chase -- Shovel dealers in the Gold Rush -- The point of no return -- Peak -- The feedback loop spins out of control -- Money changes people -- The P.T. Barnum of plush -- Lights out -- Limping into the new millennium -- Faith's problem -- Ty's problem -- Departures -- Endurance -- Exit strategy
Control code
20379251
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591846024
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014038639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
some color illustrations;
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn892304877
  • (OCoLC)892304877

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