Reselling Baby Items - my successful experience
After taking the credit, I was encouraged to leave the remaining bins at the store for donation to a charity. I didn't think that was a great idea, I can pick out my own charity and besides - what's to stop them from taking out a few extra items for the store (although I doubt these people would do that). So, I lugged my remaining bins home.
I thought about putting some items on ebay, but I really wasn't looking forward to it. The effort it takes to list, sell, package and send is just too much. Plus - I am just not sure of the price I would get. Some listings get very high amounts while other listings for the exact same thing might not get a bid. If I wasn't going to get a fair amount, I'd prefer to just give the items away - maybe I'd Freecycle them.
But - later that evening, I decided to put a listing on Craigslist. It seemed like Children's Orchard was paying me between $1-$3 per outfit and then marking them up to $3.99 - $5.99. I decided to sell all the remaining clothing for $2 an outfit. I wasn't sure if I'd get any response, but - Craigslist is so little effort - I might as well try.
I had tremendous response, 3 emails within the first few hours. I had a lot of Gymboree and other "brand names" that seems to help attract people. I sold 2 more bins worth of clothing for $145! Wow - that is enough to purchase the new "fancy" baby swing I wanted for my baby boy. I was very excited. On top of it, I sorted out a nice big gift bag of some of my favorites for a friend who I just found out was having a girl in a few weeks.
Now, I have about 1+ bins of clothing left (plus some other things). I think I'll freecycle or find a good charity. I'd like to find a charity where the clothes stay local and help local families. Any ideas?
Tags:[reselling clothing], [childrens orchard], [Craigslist]