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Selling your old clothing/items
« on: January 11, 2015, 09:41:07 PM »
I found that a good way for me to make money is to sell my old clothes and unwanted Christmas gifts. I think we've all bought something only for it to sit in our closet for months without us ever touching it. Or even worse, your grandma gets you an ugly pair of jeans that don't even fit. I sell my stuff on various websites, but I normally use Amazon for electronics(I sold my 3DS and Xbox games there), and Poshmark for clothing/jewelry/perfumes/accessories. I'm not a fan of Etsy because it is just far too demanding for me, but many people love to use it to sell their homemade crafts such as jewelry, soaps, and clothing.
What sites do you use to sell your used items?

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Re: Selling your old clothing/items
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2015, 04:17:20 AM »
I just cleaned out my storage and in the past I would donate a bit of this clothing or throw it out however this year I'm a bit tight for money so decided to try Ebay it. I sold about 60% of it, for around 10-20$ too. So I made myself a couple hundred I would have otherwise chucked away or given to someone in africa.

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Re: Selling your old clothing/items
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2015, 07:28:20 PM »
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I just cleaned out my storage and in the past I would donate a bit of this clothing or throw it out however this year I'm a bit tight for money so decided to try Ebay it. I sold about 60% of it, for around 10-20$ too. So I made myself a couple hundred I would have otherwise chucked away or given to someone in africa.

That's great! I'm not a fan of eBay because the amount of scammers on that website is so ridiculous. I haven't made any sales yet on Poshmark, but since I'm pretty new to it, I'm remaining hopeful.

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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2015, 04:01:21 AM »
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I just cleaned out my storage and in the past I would donate a bit of this clothing or throw it out however this year I'm a bit tight for money so decided to try Ebay it. I sold about 60% of it, for around 10-20$ too. So I made myself a couple hundred I would have otherwise chucked away or given to someone in africa.

That's great! I'm not a fan of eBay because the amount of scammers on that website is so ridiculous. I haven't made any sales yet on Poshmark, but since I'm pretty new to it, I'm remaining hopeful.

Yeah thats understandable. I've been scammed a few times, what I found is really looking at the feedback helps and people who have done second hand trades and not just big store buys. Poshmark sounds like an interesting site, I think its great to see any competition to amazon and ebay, particularly if its focused on a niche.


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Re: Selling your old clothing/items
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2015, 06:11:25 PM »
I have been selling tons of my kids outgrown clothing on our local Varagesale group. I only deal with local people and all the meet-ups are in established public places. To be honest it was the only thing that kept us afloat through the holidays.

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Re: Selling your old clothing/items
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2015, 07:17:41 PM »
We used to sell a lot of stuff on eBay.  Everything from old magazines and other nickle/dime stuff all the way up to collectable, exotic cars.  We had lots of success until the last few years, but now there are so many eBay Stores and they've changed their rules so much.  They recently changed the rules so that the buyer has up to 6 months to claim they are dissatisfied with the purchase, and the seller is required to refund their money.  Just not something I want to do anymore. 

Has anyone else had good experience with other websites?  We'd love to find another one. 

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Re: Selling your old clothing/items
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2015, 10:29:25 PM »
I've been selling my clothes through this really cool app called Vinted for the past couple of months and I have had a lot of success with it! Basically you just upload your clothes on there and when someone purchases it or if you agree to trade items with them, the app sends an email to your email address with a shipping label for you to attach to the package! Super easy!

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Re: Selling your old clothing/items
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2015, 02:05:07 AM »
I have been selling unwanted clothing and accessories for a few years but never through online sites. We have a couple of resale shops in my city and I generally take the clothes there. I am given so much per pound of clothes and accessories. A few items I have also sold on our local Kijiji site which is free. I've had good luck with them. I wish I could sell my old hardcover books. I  have donated a lot but wish I could find a spot to make a couple of bucks with them.

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Re: Selling your old clothing/items
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2015, 01:32:36 PM »
I used to sell unwanted clothes on eBay but stopped after the rule changes which @galmal describes. These days I take them to our local "Cash for Clothes" outlet which buys clothes and shoes by the kilo and sends them off for resale in eastern Europe and Africa. Admittedly, they don't pay the best prices but it's a lot less hassle than using eBay.

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Re: Selling your old clothing/items
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2015, 07:52:49 PM »
Well, I would love to sell some of my footwear. Clothing for me is not usually in abundance to the point where I would sell them. I am on the same size for quite some time so it is not a case where I would have some that got smaller or anything of that nature. I just have a little niece that is greater than me in size and she helps herself from time to time without me even knowing. I always wanted to sell some footwear though but it is not easy to do that from where I am located. It may very well end up to be so expensive to do that, it may just be a turn off.

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Re: Selling your old clothing/items
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2015, 08:58:52 PM »
I've been selling my old clothes on Vinted for the past couple of months and I've made a decent amount of money there. It's really great because not only does the site make it super easy to post, sell and ship your items, but they only take a small percentage of the sale every time!

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Re: Selling your old clothing/items
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2015, 09:54:58 PM »
I have sold a lot of items at Clothes Mentor and Plato's Closet. Plato's Closet is very generous. They will take recent clothes that are clearly used and give you a decent amount of money. I sold a sweathshirt for $3.50 there that I only paid $15 for. I also sold a spring jacket for $9, that was worn with the buttons falling off.  Think I had only paid $30 to begin with.

Clothes Mentor is a lot more particular and they have only bought my "mistakes" that have the tags still on them. But I did sell a dress for $9 there that I only had paid $3 on extreme clearance at Ross Dress for Less!

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Re: Selling your old clothing/items
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2015, 03:28:28 AM »
We used to sell some of our better clothes we didn't need on Ebay, along with other new stuff. But over time, Ebay has become weirder and greedier and we stopped altogether.

I'd never heard of[b] Plato's Closet and Clothes Mentor, Eva0000[/b]; and they both sound very interesting. Definitely something I'd like to investigate. Thanks for that :)

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Re: Selling your old clothing/items
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2015, 04:03:20 AM »
I think that is a great idea, selling your old clothes for cash. As for me, I would like to buy 2nd hand clothes at a very cheap price and sell them, since I see some 2nd hand clothes that are only 50 cents each, and I can sell it for like $2 to $3.

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Re: Selling your old clothing/items
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2015, 10:18:08 AM »
I've put up items before on ebay.  Sometimes though when I know I won't have time to keep checking ebay or go to the post office, I put a table outside of my home.  I have thought of having a garage sale but I can't really tend to it so I'll just put the stuff on a table with a sign that says Free.   :)

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