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#1 Luci

Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:30 AM

I am wondering if anyone has tried selling of their kid's old clothes on Facebook?

I am having a clear out of my DD's clothes and there are lots of things in excellent condition and some still with tags attached. They are brand names such as Seed, Country Road and Ralph Lauren.

My plan is to put together a couple of plastic containers, one of size 4/5 and the other 6/7. Each container would have several pairs of jeans, a few jumpers, and other assorted things such as a couple of skirts, a couple of t-shirts, maybe a party dress and some pj's.  I would only include items in very good condition.

Please give me any feedback - good idea, bad idea, if you have sold or bought similar stuff yourself.

Thanks lovely EB'ers.

#2 EmmDasher

Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:45 AM

I’ve tried on FB but it’s a bit of a PITA to manage and there are a lot of time wasters.

Name brand stuff goes on eBay in small seasonal, sized, coordinating bundles (ie the size of a small satchel). It might have a couple of bottoms, a couple of tops, a cardigan & a pair of shoes. I find postage cost a barrier to selling most items individually.

I try to bundle items by style so that people aren’t put off by things they don’t like.

My bundles get listed for $10 irrespective of what’s in them. They all sell every time for $10 up to $25 depending on the popularity of what’s in them.

I don’t even try to sell play clothes or generic brand items. Occasionally I might slip one or two generic items into a bundle but generally they sell for next to nothing and it’s not worth the effort. Those items don’t sell in my local area. I donate or recycle depending on condition.

#3 kimasa

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:29 PM

I've sold bags worth of a size for about $10. I find that works a lot better than trying to sell individual items.

#4 rowd

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:42 PM

Depending on the brands, there are a lot of brand specific, or general 'branded' kids clothes buy sell pages. If you list stuff for reasonable prices, they usually sell quite fast, particularly if you have a large thread, as people will often buy multiple items and save on postage costs.

#5 seayork2002

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:45 PM

I bought a big box when DS was little off ebay, but too be honest I can't be that organised so just give DS's old clothes to charity, not designer labels but perfectly useful as he grows out of them before they look worn.

#6 Future-self

Posted 12 April 2019 - 01:49 PM

I do bundles on Gumtree. Like PP usually $10 for a bundle which may be 15-20 items . All in excellent condition. It can be a pain sometimes as people don’t show or agree to $10 and then turn up and try to haggle.

But ideologically I feel better about going to some effort to ensure they aren’t wasted and get more use.

#7 Sweet.Pea

Posted 12 April 2019 - 01:57 PM

Some people sell big bags for $50. I'm skeptical. They don't show what's in there and sometimes the clothes are stained or torn.

If there are a few name brands you can put them up individually. But even with tags don't expect big dollars.

#8 magic_marker

Posted 12 April 2019 - 02:08 PM

What State are you in? And how much are you selling them for? I'm interested.

#9 Crazyazy

Posted 12 April 2019 - 02:50 PM

I sold branded kids clothes in great condition via gumtree for $3 each and they were all snapped up.  I laid them out in a flat lay and took photos and added the sizes in the description.

Less branded items you could bundle up in size and season and they would go also.   I know you can get some crazies on gumtree but I found Facebook worse for people not turning up or wanting me to hold maybe try gumtree also.

#10 Luci

Posted 12 April 2019 - 02:53 PM

Thanks so much everyone for all your replies. magic marker I am in Sydney, I haven't decided the price yet because I am still getting everything together.  I you are in Sydney please PM me.

Edited by Luci, 12 April 2019 - 02:54 PM.

#11 MommyMichelle

Posted 11 May 2019 - 03:44 AM

I sell all the time, just join a moms group and post the stuff. People will buy it

#12 SummerStar

Posted 11 May 2019 - 06:52 AM

I found both fb and ebay to be a waste of time with the amount of time wasters for such little return. I watch a friend of mine go through it all the time her stuff is listed for months and the price keeps going down and down as it doesn't sell. I just give our unwanted clothes to friends or donate these days. Less stress and I know they are appreciated.

#13 luke's mummu

Posted 11 May 2019 - 07:08 AM

View PostSummerStar, on 11 May 2019 - 06:52 AM, said:

I found both fb and ebay to be a waste of time with the amount of time wasters for such little return. I watch a friend of mine go through it all the time her stuff is listed for months and the price keeps going down and down as it doesn't sell. I just give our unwanted clothes to friends or donate these days. Less stress and I know they are appreciated.

I found the same. Less stress to donate or give away on a “ pay it forward “ site

#14 BeAwesome

Posted 11 May 2019 - 07:26 AM

I find it's not worth the money / time /effort to sell clothing.  I had a large collection of kids clothes where I just posted on our school Facebook page, saying give away to anyone that needed some  Size X-X clothes, or for anyone that knew anyone that was in need.  They were all gone a few hours later.

#15 MarciaB

Posted 11 May 2019 - 07:31 AM

I used to almost get my money back selling my kids designer clothes.  Then Cotton On, H&M, Gap came along to Australia and suddenly resale fell away.

So be prepared to sell for a fraction of what you paid - even if it still has tags!

Size 4/5 is the most popular size to sell I found.

Once you get to 6/7 and up it is tricky as people buy less ( kids in school and uniform and just buy less clothes). I suggest as PP suggested and joining the brand name FB resale groups.

Things like Coats in winter, ski gear, wetsuits etc do ok.

Keep prices cheap.

#16 SummerStar

Posted 11 May 2019 - 07:40 AM

View PostMarciaB, on 11 May 2019 - 07:31 AM, said:

I used to almost get my money back selling my kids designer clothes.  Then Cotton On, H&M, Gap came along to Australia and suddenly resale fell away.

Same years ago it was great. As well as kids stuff I also used to sell my designer clothes and bags I didn't use anymore. I bought from overseas where the prices were 30-50% cheaper and always got my money back. Now I give away all clothes and bags I don't use because no one wants to buy anymore and I just don't have the time to keep reducing and answering questions that are already in the details... So it all gets given away. My shopping habits have changed to suit as I used to use funds from selling towards new purchases.

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