I was thinking about this topic today after reading some other topics and I was wondering if you think its ok to think of BJDs as an investment? If you think its ok to what extent is it ok? Do you think its ok to buy a doll you think will be valuable and then reselling it right away? What about buying dolls that you expect to be valuable in the future that you also like and don't have any immediate plan to sell but may sell in the future if the price is right? What about just knowing that you could sell a doll if an emergency came up and so effectively thinking of one or more of your dolls as emergency savings? Are you more likely to buy a doll you expect to be valuable in the future knowing it would be easier to sell if you decided the doll wasn't for you? If you don't think its ok to use dolls as an investment do you think its ok to buy real estate as a form of investment? How is buying a house with the hopes of the value going up different then buying a doll with the hope of the value going up? Are some collectables ok to use as investments but not others? Personally I know that if an emergency arose and I had to I would sell one or more of my dolls. When I couldn't graduate on time due to classes not being offered and needed extra money to finish my last quarter of college I did sell one of my dolls so I could afford to pay my tuition. I don't want to sell any of the ones I currently own and don't actively seek to buy dolls I think will be more valuable in the future. However, if I was put in another situation like that I would do the same thing again. I do feel better knowing I have various things (not just BJDs) that I could sell if I needed to. What do you think?