How people are actually making money off their Stikeez

By Samantha Luiz
04 September 2015

The plastic toys are now in so much demand that people are trading them on Gumtree and eBay.

Whether you love or hate them, Stikeez are everywhere. The small collectible figurines are free when you spend R150 at Pick 'n Pay. But the plastic toys are now so in-demand that people are trading them on Gumtree and eBay.

“The average seems to be about R10 per Stickee [sic], while completed collections are going for about R200," said Gumtree marketing head Claire Cobbledick, according to EWN.

"Many more users actually prefer to swop rather than sell," she said, adding that on one day the traders took down the ads on the same day because the items had been sold or swopped.

Claire isn't surprised by this new trend.

“As a parent, I know firsthand that children are begging to go to Pick ’n Pay just to complete their collections before the promotion ends.

"Classifieds are a great way to quickly get your hands on that missing Stikeez, without spending the R150 and ending up with duplicates.”

On ebay, a collection of Stikeez can fetch anywhere from R59 to R119.

But not everyone is a fan of Stikeez.

"Fun at month end when buying groceries, but with 3 kids it can become complicated in the middle of the month," commented Jolandie Koekemoer on Parent24's Facebook page.

Another user agreed Elize Skriker agreed. "A nightmare, it was fun in the beginning but now, argh."

Sources: ewn.co.za, memeburn.com, parent24.com

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