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#1 happygurl06

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

Our school is in its 3rd year this year and some parents have organized a second hand uniform buy/sell day.  

I have 2 summer dresses, 2 polo's all in good but not excellent condition and a brand new woollen jumper that was never worn.

Never having seen or been to second hand uniform sales I'm not sure how much to sell for and therefore how much I should expect to be able to buy for.

The dresses new cost $44 and Polo's are 30 something.  The jumper was $75 from memory.

The sale is 5 days before start of school and I hope I'm not being stupid by waiting to buy there before I go to the uniform shop.

#2 Fr0g

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:35 AM

Our second hand uniform stock sells for half the original cost.

ETA: our uniform shop only seems to stock uniforms that look like new!

Edited by FrogIsAFrogIsAFrog, 16 January 2013 - 09:56 AM.


#3 SeaPrincess

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

QUOTE (happygurl06)
The sale is 5 days before start of school and I hope I'm not being stupid by waiting to buy there before I go to the uniform shop.

I think it depends on the size you're after.  Our experience has been that there is very limited second hand stock in small sizes because people pass them down through siblings.

#4 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

At our school polo shirts sell for $5 each second hand. They make them as affordable as possible.



#5 beaglebaby

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

Our school sells the second hand stuff way too cheap eg. $5 for polos and dresses - but it has been donated to the uniform shop so they don't want to price it too high.

#6 happygurl06

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

I have size 4 and 6 to sell and am looking at size 8 stuff.

Maybe I'll go to the uniform shop and see what their stock is like.  Our school grew from 250 student to 700 in 2 years and the shop is notorious for not having stock but they promised the school they would have tonnes this year.

#7 *LucyE*

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

Our school's uniform shop sells second hand items very cheaply so many families don't bother selling through there and arrange private deals. Sport shorts sell for $5 each, summer dresses for $15 (rrp new is $80), button up dress shirts for $5-10 (new $50), wool jumpers $20 (new $90) etc.

The problem is they have limited stock in certain sizes.

#8 ~strawberry~

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

Our uniform shop sells all second hand items for $2 each, though I think that may be changing this year.

#9 FunkyChooken

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

I run our unifom shop including the sale of second hand uniforms. People hand in their second hand items and we sell them on a consigment basis. They tell me what they want for it and the school gets 10% of that. A lot of the time they simply donate it to the school and Im required to work out what to sell it for.
Our dresses are $65 new and they usually sell for about $20/25 second hand depending on how new/quality. A lot of themore faded slightly marked might sell for $5-10.
Our pinstripe shirts are $22 and sell for about $5.
Maybe just take some stickers annd see what others are selling theres for. Under half price is usually the norm.

#10 luke's mummu

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

Everything at our school clothing pool is donated, and then sold for $5 (blazers and bags are $10). Great for buyers, not so good for sellers unfortunately!

#11 Greatmum

Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:29 PM

All our secondhand uniforms sell for $5 a piece.

#12 Miranda Grace

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

Between $3 and $8 I think. All uniforms are donated to the uniform shop. I think it is fantastic that they are so cheap for struggling families, although I would never consider asking money for a second hand uniform. I'd rather see it passed on to someone who needs it.

#13 qak

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

At my school:
Summer girls tunic - $2 (!!!)
Winter girls tunic - $5
They are $49 & $55 new original.gif

#14 happygurl06

Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:20 AM

I'd happily donate my stuff if I could also puck up items at those low prices mentioned!  I'm one of those who would be classed as struggling right now, thank goodness it will only be struggle town for another 2 months but setting up for school is costing me a packet... A packet that I just don't have right now.



#15 Chalkie

Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:27 AM

QUOTE (qak @ 16/01/2013, 10:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
At my school:
Summer girls tunic - $2 (!!!)
Winter girls tunic - $5
They are $49 & $55 new original.gif


I volunteer in our school uniform shop and these are the prices with polo shirts and shorts $2 and $5.
All items are donated and we only sell things in excellent condition. Anything very faded, stained, elastic worn etc goes in the bin.

#16 fillesetjumeaux

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

All second-hand items at our uniform shop are $5.  I think they could afford to price the more expensive items at $10 and still sell them, but I'm not complaining about getting a winter tunic for $5!!!

#17 wenchwitch

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

I love our school.

They do trade in so you take an old piece in and pay $2 and get another piece.

So after buying the first set it's awesome! Not sure how they make any money from it but they see it as recycling, reusing and a service to the school community original.gif



#18 Chocolate Addict

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:54 PM

Our school doesn't sell second hand things at this stage (working on it), it is only four years old.

A lot of the uniforms are selling on facebook school b/s/s pages.. I just paid $10 for a polo shirt in good condition that normally retails new for $25 and a bomber jacket for $15 which is $45 new.






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