I often tell kids that there's hidden treasure everywhere, you just need to know how to spot it.
This past weekend, I did a quick online price check to see what the Calico Critters Burger Cafe was selling for as a retired item. Had it gone up in value? Dropped? Wasn't affected? I wanted to make sure we were offering the only one we have left at a fair price ($59.99) in the event it had dropped.
It had NOT dropped. Retirement is good.
In fact, at the time there was only one left on Amazon. Its price? $239.99. (86% 5-star reviews.) On eBay, the price wasn't quite as high. You could get one, slightly used (just some nicks on the packaging) for $188.92.
Two days later, I went back and checked again - the one that had been available on Amazon was sold. Same for the one on eBay, although there were two others available - each at a reasonable price, but both used. One is missing pieces.
After doing a final online search last night, I found a new one available on a different site - for $244.99.
All that said, we have one Calico Critters Burger Cafe left at Mountain Top Toys. For $59.99.