Sorry + clothes

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  1. magga profile image60
    maggaposted 11 years ago

    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. sad

  2. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 11 years ago

    At the risk of stating the bleeding obvious - what about EBay?
    I believe that designer clothes sell pretty well there.

    1. magga profile image60
      maggaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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. smile

      1. Eric Graudins profile image60
        Eric Graudinsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        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 :-)
        good luck.

  3. Marisa Wright profile image95
    Marisa Wrightposted 11 years ago

    This HubPage might help
    http://hubpages.com/hub/eBay-Basics

    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.

  4. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 11 years ago

    I too support ebay idea. You can work out the details if you are willing to do this smile

  5. magga profile image60
    maggaposted 11 years ago

    Yeah, of course I am going to try it out. smile

    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.

    Thanks guys. smile

    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. smile (Again)

    1. Inspirepub profile image80
      Inspirepubposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You can look at completed auctions on eBay and find out what things sold for.

      Jenny

  6. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 11 years ago

    Oh, and then there is a craiglist.org , which I forgot completely about. Give it a try, too. smile

  7. Princessa profile image83
    Princessaposted 11 years ago

    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!

    1. magga profile image60
      maggaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That's so cool. I am going to try that the next time I want new clothes. smile
      (And when I have a lot of old ones)

    2. Eric Graudins profile image60
      Eric Graudinsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Princessa.
      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.

      1. Princessa profile image83
        Princessaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I am already planning my first "exchange party" with children's clothes.  Any unwanted items left will be taken to our local Red Cross.  I'll let you know how it goes.

  8. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 11 years ago

    Ummm, that would be even more fun if you don't bring anything and exchange clothes that you wear wink

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image63
      Shirley Andersonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You're always thinking, Misha.  smile

      1. Misha profile image63
        Mishaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I am doing, too tongue

    2. Princessa profile image83
      Princessaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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 wink   Cold even bring the boyfriend along and exchange that too!

      1. Misha profile image63
        Mishaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Yep, that's pretty much I was thinking about smile I bet this is more suitable for France than for US though wink

        1. Eric Graudins profile image60
          Eric Graudinsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          yikes yikes yikes

          1. Misha profile image63
            Mishaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Does not mean I have boyfriends big_smile

            1. Princessa profile image83
              Princessaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              Even that -I think- it is more accepable around here... Vive la France!

  9. Shirley Anderson profile image63
    Shirley Andersonposted 11 years ago

    Kijiji is local, maybe that's a good place for you to sell your clothes.

  10. robie2 profile image92
    robie2posted 11 years ago
    1. magga profile image60
      maggaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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. smile (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. big_smile 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. smile

  11. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 11 years ago

    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.

    1. Inspirepub profile image80
      Inspirepubposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Women's jeans is one of the top 10 searches on eBay in Australia, according the the email we got from eBay two days ago.

      Jenny

  12. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 11 years ago

    She's in Iceland smile

  13. Jewelry Memorials profile image58
    Jewelry Memorialsposted 11 years ago

    We do these exchanges here in my hometown but not just with clothing!  We bring handbags, shoes, jewelry and hats too!

  14. Marisa Wright profile image95
    Marisa Wrightposted 11 years ago

    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.

  15. trish1048 profile image69
    trish1048posted 11 years ago

    Hi,

    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.

    Trish

 
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