How to make quick money selling your used clothes.
My trip to Buffalo Exchange - 1 Bag of clothes that did not fit me anymore = $40.00 in my pocket
Recently my husband and I moved to a new apartment and in the process of doing so we decided that it was time to clean out our closets. After doing some extensive research I realized that there is a great chain store that purchases our gently used clothes and accessories on the spot. And yes after taking my packed suitcase to Buffalo exchange I was happy to turn my used clothes into to CASH! Not store credit or consignment, but CASH! So here goes all the info for those who cannot spare a buck.
Last updated: 05/20/13
My experience at Buffalo exchange
In the past month, I had the opportunity to stop by two of the Buffalo exchange store locations, a larger one in San Diego and smaller location in Fullerton, California. I really enjoyed the experience in both stores. The place was hip and well kept and the employees really explained to me the whole process while chatting about our gorgeous day in California. As they looked at the clothing they touched each single piece to check the condition and brand of the items and out of 30 pieces they chose to keep 8. In the end they offered me $5.00 cash for each item on average or $9.00 store credit for each. Since my goal was to clean up to closed and not to add more items to it I chose the $40.00 cash rather than the $72.00 store credit. In the end I also chose to donate all the other items that were not qualified for sale and the store offered to take the items in as they periodically take them to a small village in Mexico. Loved it even more as I know the clothes will be taken to those who are in need.
Here goes additional information about Buffalo Exchange:
How it works:
"Buffalo Exchange is unique because clothing and accessories are bought, sold and traded directly with store customers. Bring in your former favorites for trade or cash on the spot! Our ever-changing inventory includes designer labels, vintage, jeans, leather, current basics and one-of-a-kind items. You'll also find brand new merchandise and accessories.
Buffalo Exchange offers clothing for both men and women and is more fashionable than your regular thrift store. At the buy counter, we hand pick the most desirable items from the public that can be resold. Our prices range widely depending on the label, style, condition and other factors. Many items average around $15. Designer jeans are higher in price, but our prices are far lower than retail.
Selling for the first time? Call your local Buffalo Exchange before you go and ask what they're currently buying to get an idea of what we're looking for. Bring your clothes in anytime we're open and stop over at the buy counter. Let us know it's your first time selling to us, and we'll walk you through the process. Anything Buffalo Exchange doesn't purchase you can either take back or we can donate the items to a local charity for you. Buffalo Exchange isn't a consignment store - it's quicker than that - if we accept your items, you can get cash or trade on the spot. You'll get the most money for your clothes if you're willing to accept trade instead of cash for your clothing." (www.buffaloexchange.com)
Locations: 44 Locations in the US
Similar Stores: Plato's Closet
Second hand Clothing that rocks!
In amazon you can not only find great vintage items, sell some of your gently used items and accessories as well as get a little more money for those items that still have a tag on it. I often buy few items that I happen to never use and before taking to Buffallo exchange I gave Amazon and Ebay a shot and sold the items close to the retail price that I purchased. Few Brand items that I had purchased in Ross I was able to actually sell for a little bit over the price that I bought after few bidding wars.I always try to find great ways to make and save a little extra cash!
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