questionsany suggestions on how to save money on american…

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besides eBay? My parents bought the dolls for my Nieces... I was also in charge of the books and my other brother and his wife were in charge of getting the clothes.......so we weren't all forking out a lot of money....I wonder what the girls did with their dolls......they are probably worth something considering the type of branding American Girl has with their product.

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The "Our Generation" stuff at Target fits American Girl 18" dolls. At least you can save yourself some money by buying clothes & accessories for 18" dolls that aren't the American Girl Brand.

Their free shipping coupon & deals just ended.

My daughter has chosen to take a friend to American Girl twice in lieu of a big birthday party (it's a weekend trip). She was given cash and a catalog ahead of time by her grandparents. She spent hours poring over the catalog and figuring out what she could afford to buy. She selected exactly what she wanted and had more respect for the cost. It seemed to work, she takes better care of her American Girl dolls than any other toy (with the exception of the vintage Star Wars toys from Santa). Perhaps this would be a way to do it and you might get lucky with a sale after Xmas.

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I agree with the "Our Generation" comment! I had American Girl dolls when I was little, and my little cousin loves them now. We just recently purchased the Our Generation clothes armoire instead of the AG one. It looks almost identical, but was only $50 instead of $250. The clothes fit the American Girl dolls, and the shoes fit sort of...but for the most part, the accessories are definitely worth it! They have a bath tub and a horse and several other American Girl look alike accessories. If you save money on the accessories, it makes the $100 dolls seem not "quite" as bad.

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My daughter just got an American Girl for her birthday. She had been saving her allowance for months, and had half of what she needed for her doll. My husband and I paid the other $50, plus an extra outfit and $14 for ear piercing. We could have paid for the whole thing, but had the idea that she would value it and care for it more if it cost her something. When we told her where we were going and why on the day of her birthday, she broke down and cried with joy and excitement! :) it turned out, we were right too, she hasn't taken better care of anything else we have ever given her. Some of that might be age, but she still doesn't take care of her other things like she does for Rebecca.