I will usually pick up these Easy Bake Ovens when I see them at garage sales, especially if they come with their original box and accessories. So when I spotted this pink-and-purple 2005 version at the GW Outlet a couple months ago, I was quick to grab it. But I couldn’t find any of its accessories and put it back. Still, it remained in my radar; and in the end, it came home with me.
This older model was a new one for me so I did a quick search on eBay. I knew it was not going to be a big seller, and I also discovered it was missing a part that goes on top. By now I’m thinking I should have just left it behind. But being an older model, I hoped it was “collectible” and maybe someone would like to add it to their collection. I’d only paid 99-cents for it, so I wasn’t out much if it didn’t sell. I listed it for $10 plus shipping.
A few days after I listed it, I received this message from another seller:
Hi! This item has been recalled. If you fill out the form below, Hasbro will send you a box to ship it to them and then they will send you a voucher for $35. Filled it out myself yesterday. Better than the $10 you're asking
Hmmm, really? I thanked the sender for the info and quickly ended the listing. I also filled out the form online; and a few days later I received a return box in the mail. The next day I shipped the oven off to Hasbro.
It took a few weeks but one day I got this in the mail. I’d forgotten all about it!
The voucher is for $32 and it’s good through the end of the year. I may just hang onto it until Christmas. Not bad for an item I paid about 99-cents, and the best part is no listing or final value fees!
Has anyone else had a similar experience? If you have, please do tell!