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British couple hoping to sell $15 flea market Beanie Baby for $93k

Leah Rogers and Ryan Flanaghan said they are hoping the Beanie Baby sells for $93,100, but a collectors' website says the couple is likely aiming too high.

By Ben Hooper

BUDE, England, April 20 (UPI) -- A British couple who bought a limited edition Princess Diana Beanie Baby at a yard sale said they are hoping to sell the toy for $93,100.

Leah Rogers and Ryan Flanaghan said they snapped up the limited edition Princess Diana Beanie Baby, made to commemorate the British royal following her death in 1997, at a Bude, Cornwall, flea market after they recognized it from an eBay listing for a similar item with a price of $93,140.

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The couple said they are listing the item, which they said is a first edition of the toy, on eBay in the hopes of raising home deposit money.

However, website Tycollector.com said the couple is unlikely to fetch such a high sum for the bear. The website said the couple looked at eBay "listing" prices rather than the prices people have actually paid for similar toys in recent sales.

The website said the Princess Beanie Baby would be more likely to sell for about $47.

"I see it all the time. eBay is rife with overpriced items. Buyer beware, you have to do your homework and know what something's actually worth, look up some selling prices rather than the prices people are asking," Nigel Boyle, proprietor of Toy and Model Collector's Market in Christchurch, New Zealand, told The Southland Times.

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