Hey guys, sorry, I haven't been doing anything for a while 'cause I have been really busy.
Working, cleaning, working, running errands, working etc.
I have a question.
I am kinda short on cash, and I was cleaning my closet and found out that I have a lot of clothes I don't like anymore, I don't use or don't fit me anymore.
I always give my clothes to the Red Cross but I have been thinking of trying to sell at least some I have, for example designer clothes, great dresses, etc., since I am short on cash.
But here is the thing, how can I do so, on the internet for example, without having people coming constantly to my house, to try on and stuff. I just don't have the time to do so. I also don't want a bunch of strangers to enter my (parents) house.
I am brain dead. I can't think of any good cheap way.
At the risk of stating the bleeding obvious - what about EBay?
I believe that designer clothes sell pretty well there.
But, isn't it harder when I am outside the USA?
Also, what would I do in terms of payment?
I am a computer-retard. I don't know a thing about anything.
It might be harder outside USA. Or it might not. I'm not in USA, and EBay has been effective when I've wanted to sell a few things.
You just have to try for yourself.
Payment - normally done through Paypal, who can transfer money into your bank account in just about any country.
Computer retard? Give me a break.
You've worked out to use hub pages.
You've certainly got enough knowledge tofind out the basics of EBay selling.
Search google. Look at the EBay site. Look at their forums.
Everyone started off as a complete retard about computers , and at one stage of their lives knew nothing about them.
If you choose to remain in that state - well that's up to you.
If you wish to learn - bit by bit - then there are plenty of free resources available that will teach you.
Just decide to find out about one little thing every day that gets you towards where you want to go.
Pretty soon you'll know a lot :-)
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People from all over the world sell items on eBay. Whether it works for you depends where you are - for instance, in Australia, you'll have no trouble at all, whereas I know eBay is not big in New Zealand.
If you want to offer people the chance to come and try on the clothes, you can, but in most cases people buy based on the measurements you give.
I too support ebay idea. You can work out the details if you are willing to do this
Yeah, of course I am going to try it out.
But first I will try selling it on a local page about fashion. If it doesn't work or everybody just wants to try it on. Then I'll try eBay.
But one thing, for example, the price in my country and the price in other countries are very different. Everything is so expensive here. The dollar is changing everyday in my country and is extremely high. So, if I could contact anyone here with a photo and details about a clothing item, could that person help me put a price on it? (In dollars)
Thanks a lot. (Again)
Oh, and then there is a craiglist.org , which I forgot completely about. Give it a try, too.
This idea will not get you any money but will give you a new wardrove.
One of the latest trends in France is "clothes exchange". You organize a tea or wine party in someone's house and everybody brings in their unwanted clothes -mainly designer gear and very new items- There, you exchange with friends a dress for a pair of jeans, a pair of stilettos for a new pair of ballerinas... et voila! you end up with a new wardrobe and probably more friends!
That's so cool. I am going to try that the next time I want new clothes.
(And when I have a lot of old ones)
What a great Idea. So simple.
I'll pass this on to a couple of groups I'm involved with. With a few little modifications, this would also make a great fundraising idea, and sounds like a lot of fun for people to get to know each other.
Ummm, that would be even more fun if you don't bring anything and exchange clothes that you wear
That sounds a bit like strip poker no? only that you end up dressing with someone else's clothes mmmmm.... could be a new trend Cold even bring the boyfriend along and exchange that too!
Yep, that's pretty much I was thinking about I bet this is more suitable for France than for US though
Kijiji is local, maybe that's a good place for you to sell your clothes.
I know, that is what I was thinking. Everything has always been so expensive here, and right now my country is going to hell. So everything is even MORE expensive.
And the gas pffft. I walk to work right now. (Not a lie)
I talked to my mom what it costs to send stuff to the USA. She had printed out a note from a website because she had sent me a lot when I was living with my fiancée. I think, the price to send it out, is almost equal the money I would get for the clothing item. It is just not worth the time and effort when I might be making 5 bucks or less on each clothing.
Not mention the gasoline to actually get it to the post office. Hehehe.
I think I will try selling it here, if no luck, I will give it to the Red Cross yet again. (But first, have a little chat with my friends, asking if they want something).
Thanks again people.
Whereabouts are you?
I'm in Australia. Using eBay is easy. Just be sure to have the right size listed as well as a description and add photos. Chances are you'll have to post it, so no one will be coming to your house.
Though I'm unsure how well womens fashion sells, as I've never bought or sold clothes online.
We do these exchanges here in my hometown but not just with clothing! We bring handbags, shoes, jewelry and hats too!
Magga, the exchange parties sound like a good idea - is there a community newspaper you could advertise in? Maybe get a few of your friends together.
You have to be a member of eBay to see the results of sold items, but it's easy to join up and costs nothing.
If your clothes are just ordinary department store items, then you're right, it won't be worth listing to sell outside Iceland. However, if you have designer or vintage clothing, it can be well worth it. I've sold many items on eBay where the postage has cost more than the item, and buyers have not complained - in fact, they've been delighted.
I should clarify that the buyer always pays the postage in addition to the cost of the item.
Another thought, perhaps a consignment shop? They get a percentage of the sale price and you get the rest. I imagine the percentages vary from place to place, so if there is more than one consignment shop in your area, you could check around to see who offers the highest return on the item.
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