This year's sale was online.
I had a pretty good entry time at 10:45 am. The sale started at 9 am.
I was able to log in and start promptly at 10:45.
There were a lot of Create Your Own dolls left.
They had 350 CYOs this year. I went through the whole list and made a list of the ones that I liked best, as well as saving pictures for future reference.
I found three that I really liked still available. I decided to buy two CYOs, both Jess molds.
There was a third Jess mold that I liked, medium skin with drown eyes, but three of them was a bit much for my budget, as they are the highest priced item.
I also bought a second Joss for myself to customize, or possibly to give to a younger cousin.
I got a JLY #62 for a friend. I had two friends ask me to pick them up a doll. Due to the limit of only four dolls per customer, I had to turn one down. (I'm sorry!)
I skimmed the accessories really fast. I didn't want someone else to buy my CYOs while I was looking.
I only ended up getting Blaire's piglet from the accessory section.
Then I checked out only five minutes later.
The search function was really my friend here. Since I had a long list of my favorite CYOs and had marked them in order of preference, I could easily search for my favorites. I also used this to grab the JLY # 62.
This went really smoothly for me and was a good experience. I know this is partly because I had an early entry time.
I was really pleased with what I got, and I didn't even have to drive to Madison. (Yet. That comes later.)
I hope everyone has a good benefit sale experience today if you have a ticket!
Here are the blogs I wrote about previous MCM benefit sales.