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Old 12-05-2012, 03:26 PM   #1
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Is ebay worth the hassle/fees to sell unused kids clothes?

I haven't had luck selling clothes we never used on here, and wondering if ebay is worth the time to list/fees etc?

I know $3 is $3 I didn't have before and so forth but the time/packing/hassle, is it worth it?


do kiddie clothes sell on there? Someone bought a baby item from CL today and said oh my don't sell these to me that cheap go on ebay, I would have been happier to sell them to her cash right now today

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Old 12-05-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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Re: Is ebay worth the hassle/fees to sell unused kids clothes?

depends on what you sell

i figure a cheap lot on craigslist is $$ up front

i sell on spot's corner & have better luck than on here. but this is with better brands too.

have you considered thredup or once upon a child?
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:28 PM   #3
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depends on what you sell

i figure a cheap lot on craigslist is $$ up front

i sell on spot's corner & have better luck than on here. but this is with better brands too.

have you considered thredup or once upon a child?
are those swap places?

i haven't tried spots in ages, i guess i could give it a go
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Re: Is ebay worth the hassle/fees to sell unused kids clothes?

http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/...p+smart&page=9

Here is a good thread about shipping if you plan to sell online.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:21 PM   #5
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Re: Is ebay worth the hassle/fees to sell unused kids clothes?

My experience with ebay was enough to send me screaming the other direction because of all those things you mention - hassle, fees, time... ugh! That was an awfully long time ago, though, so I can't really comment about more recently.

Thanks, Rdesonia, for the shipping thread. That's really helpful!
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:15 AM   #6
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Clothing? Sell on CL. Even prices on DS give me a chuckle sometimes. I do eBay and it's not for the weak
At heart. It's like a job and clothing often sits. Unless its NAME brand and even then- your $3 is likely not gonna cut it, depending on the brand.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:36 AM   #7
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Is there a consignment sale in your area? That'd be an easy way to offload your baby clothes, NWT or otherwise.

Just Between Friends consignment sales are a nationwide franchise, otw there are likely smaller local sales near you (there are a ton here).

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It is worth it if the clothes are in great shape and depending on brands. If you have lots of generic store labels (faded glory, circo etc) I tend to sell those in lots or take to Once Upon a Child. I have had good luck lately on ebay. I recently started using Thredup and was really surprised when I sent a bag to them that I ended up with more money than I thought. I didn't send them my nicest stuff just to see how the process would work and I was super happy with the results. I got around $40 for random clothes laying around the house.
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I think it is worth it to sell on Ebay- especially for higher end brands. For other brands I think the suggestions mentioned above work better sometimes. I don't think it is worth selling something that is only worth $3 on Ebay- too much time listing, fees, etc.
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Tredup, craigslist or ebaY or consign stores depends on what it is. Some things I have sold on ebay have gone well & others not so well.
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