Doll Shops Miamisburg OH

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Holcomb's Know Place
(937) 433-4653
153 Springboro Pike
Dayton, OH
 
Game Crazy
(937) 743-9215
25 Hiawatha Trl
Springboro, OH
 
Funcoland
(937) 291-3884
2700 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
Dayton, OH
 
Explore More
(937) 748-8083
668 N Main St
Springboro, OH
 
Learning Express
(937) 436-3320
101 E Alex Bell Rd Ste 150
Dayton, OH
 
Heirloom Be Be
(937) 847-0218
113 W Central Ave
West Carrollton, OH
 
Hobbytown USA
(937) 291-8522
101 E Alex Bell Rd Ste 142
Dayton, OH
 
Toys R US
(937) 435-6271
2859 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
Dayton, OH
 
Kb Toys
(937) 433-3307
2700 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
Dayton, OH
 
Gambler's Paradise
(937) 743-2389
430 Conover Dr
Franklin, OH
 

Confessions of a Doll-shop-a-holic

Written by Alison Rasmussen   
Are you looking for good deals on dolls? Let me share my tips with you.
Now that I have your attention, I’ll open with my biggest secret: I’m probably the worst bargain shopper in the world when it comes to dolls.

My main problem is loyalty. I have a couple of favorite dealers, even when I come across a better price elsewhere. There are benefits to frequenting a favorite dealer:
  • Customer loyalty programs. Repeat customers often get the best prices from dealers, especially on newly released dolls.
  • Dealer insider specials. If my dealer goes to a convention or show, often she can pick up a special doll or outfit with me in mind.
  • Patronizing the smaller shop. I feel good that my dolly dollars are supporting small business.
A part of my collection is unusual and narrow in focus, and I have commissioned several unique outfits from artists. While this may not be the best way to get a bargain, I am sure to find exactly what I need this way. I’ve found a few people whose work I admire, and I have returned for more pieces later. The benefits are:
  • The artist is familiar with my taste.
  • I’m familiar with the artist’s needs and work habits.
  • The second commission will most likely fit in with my collection, since the artist’s former work is similar in style.
In my collection, I’ve found I really enjoy one-of-a-kind creations. And I really like supporting individuals--be they seamstress, doll art...

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