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I'm wanting to sell some of my clothes that I've never worn and won't fit me anymore and some of my sons clothes that he has never worn. I know about fb marketplace and I'm on a local selling site but was wondering if there were any other places that were good for selling clothes.

MrsCraig
11 days ago
What do you think of this?
AliceBell64468
AliceBell6446811 days ago

Whenever I have sold my clothes before I normally list them on eBay. I normally do normal auction listing for 7 days at a 99p start and no reserve. Although I did go through a stage of listing items at a Buy it now price but open to offers. I sold most of the things I wanted to on eBay. You can write in your listing that your having a clear out and to check out your other items, and if you wanted you could offer combined postage for the same sellers who want numerous items which may help attract more buyers ☺️ x

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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11 days ago

Do the buyers pay for the postage? Also do you pay fees on ebay? I would prefer for it to be a local buyer so they can either pick it up or I can drop it off, but if the buyer pays postage then I would be willing to post them.

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell6446811 days ago

MrsCraig yes, I always made sure I got the buyers to cover postage, I normally just post standard 2nd class which costs £3, however some buyers may try it on so you may want to charge for Signed for postage.. or alternatively you can use myHermes which is roughly £2.85 per packages and you have cover upto £20, and it is tracked. You can also offer local collection on eBay x

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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11 days ago

AliceBell64468 ahh that's brilliant thanks, I've never used it before so no idea how it works!

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Ann1984
Ann198411 days ago

I have used ebay Shpock gumtree to sell clothes baby clothes sell better if listed as a bundle

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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11 days ago

I'm planning to sell them as a bundle, but to also offer if anyone wants to be an individual item to let me know.

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Ann1984
Ann198411 days ago

MrsCraig that would work on local selling pages but that option wouldn't work with ebay

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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11 days ago

Ann1984 I'm going to put them on my local selling page first and then if they don't sell after a while I will put them on ebay.

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Ann1984
Ann198411 days ago

MrsCraig that's a good idea you can offer postage on there too

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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11 days ago

Ann1984 exactly and if its local then they can pick them up or I can deliver when out with my son.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold11 days ago

I think ebay is the best online platform. I usually list everything to end on a Sunday evening. Iv tried Depop but found it a waste of time. Lots of daft messages & only a few sales. You could consider a car boot especially if you had alot of items. I'm planning to do one this Summer.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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11 days ago

Car boot would be a bit difficult with my son. Can you set a price for an item on ebay or is it auction only type of thing? Never used it before.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold11 days ago

MrsCraig ah yes of course. Yes you can set a buy now price. If you go with buy now listing I'd suggest you allow best offers. I tend to just list my items in a auction tho starting just under the price I want to achieve.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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11 days ago

Glitterandgold thanks, I obviously don't want them to go for less than a certain amount so that's good to know.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold11 days ago

MrsCraig Its also worth searching your item & checking sold items for an idea of what your items worth before listing it, also try to use key words such as item style / occasion / print etc. It can get you more interest & hence hopefully more money.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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10 days ago

Glitterandgold that's a brilliant idea, I will do that. I'm going to put in as much detail as possible. I've got a few occasion dresses to sell, either never worn or worn once for about 3 hours and they were expensive so want to get a little back for them.

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hspexy
hspexy11 days ago

I’ve used Preloved in the past with limited success, but I’ve never had time wasters and all listings are free, so there’s no harm in trying. Other platforms will probably shift your goods faster

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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10 days ago

I will give it a try. The more places they are one the more chance they will sell. My husband says I won't sell them or won't get what I want for them, but I would rather give it a try first.

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hspexy
hspexy10 days ago

MrsCraig I agree, and there’s no harm as it’s free 😊

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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10 days ago

hspexy which is even better! Might try selling his bouncer on there too 😊

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LeighReidAtanas
LeighReidAtanas10 days ago

I have used eBay in the past which used to be quite good and less hassle and means the other person doesn’t know where you live , apart from having to visit the post office to post than putting on facebay and answering numerous messages of is this still available? Would you accept? (Which is usually always less than advertised price) can you deliver? And then sorting out a convenient time for them to come to your own personal home to collect.

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation123410 days ago

I am sorry can’t help you that’s why I didn’t comment before . usually when we give our old clothes to charity shop I give unworn as well and sometimes I put a note on bag (take me I am free) and left out side of my driveway people do took them I do that same other household items as well 🙏🏻😊

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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9 days ago

I already have bags and bags if clothes that are going to charity, as well as some of his other baby items. But the dresses I have were expensive, as were some of his baby clothes and with me not working at the moment, a little bit extra money would be useful.

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lornaae
lornaae10 days ago

Personally I'd use eBay - have found this is a good and easy way to sell clothes online. I have friends that use Depop and have heard this is really good for selling clothes.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi9 days ago

I am not sure what is the best. Local market probably, ebay charge a lot...

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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9 days ago

Everyone is saying ebay but I would rather not pay the fees of I don't have too, so going to do local selling page, gumtree etc as they are free.

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames9 days ago

I use fb marketplace or depop for more expensive branded items and the rest i leave until we do car boot sales in the summer. I havent got the time for taking photos, taking the time to do a listing on ebay, paying fees (not sure now but last time it cost more to list an item with a reserve ot buy it now price), theb paypal also take a cut of the money, then taking to post office and hoping it got there if not paypal will refund the buyer and then you have to make a claim with the royal mail. I like buying on ebay but apart from the odd item selling is too much hassle.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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9 days ago

I haven't got the time to be doing all that either! I'm going to use fb marketplace, much easier for me. Might look into depop for my dresses as they were expensive.

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dholly39
dholly399 days ago

Ebay is terrible for selling clothes. Facebook always seems to be my best bet when having a clear out unfortunately

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