Pez Dispenser: $200

If you have an old Pez dispensers from the 1960’s or 1970’s you’ll want to take good care of them.  Bless my mom for throwing my 8 or so from childhood into a box where I recovered them a few years ago after checking ebay pricing on my Casper Pez Dispenser, which is worth about $150.00-$200

I’m not sure but I think these values are up from a few years back, so Pez dispenser investment may be better than the alternatives?     I’ve got several and although Casper is worth the most I think they’ll fetch over $1000 total.    This might be a fun way to give to charity via auctioning these off, though I kind of like the idea of keeping them around.

Hot Wheels or Matchboxes?     Before you put them out in the garage sale you better price them at Ebay….


6 thoughts on “Pez Dispenser: $200

  1. Wasn’t ebay founded simply as a place to buy and sell Pez dispensers?

    Here is a good entrepreneurial idea making use of Artificial Intelligence and Web Programming: a site wherein the “collectible-ignorant” could learn the value of an item without having to be able to describe it too precisely or completely.

    And something that would “price scrape” so as to get a range of current values, not just ebay “quotes”.

  2. E-bay, courtesy of James Gosling, programming theorist, Java Guru, and E-bay coder (it’s not only how clean your code may be, but what it does). Let’s all give thanks to Herr Gosling for E-bay, the e-flea market of the world.

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  4. FG an interesting idea. Ebay has a very solid program interface as do some other auction sites, so the “valuation” site could be done I think without a huge amount of programming….

    No RE: Pez Ebay connection, but I thought it was and may have even written about this in the past:

    Here is, I think, the truth from WikiPedia:

    The very first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer for $14.83. Astonished, Omidyar contacted the winning bidder and asked if he understood that the laser pointer was broken. In his responding email, the buyer explained: “I’m a collector of broken laser pointers.”[4] The frequently repeated story that eBay was founded to help Omidyar’s fiancée trade PEZ Candy dispensers was fabricated by a public relations manager in 1997 to interest the media. This was revealed in Adam Cohen’s 2002 book[3] and confirmed by eBay.

  5. I collect pez, and yes many are worth quite a bit. Make sure you keep them in good condition. Broken pez are not very collectable.

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