Does Anyone Buy or Sell Kids Clothes on Ebay ??

Updated on January 05, 2011
R.F. asks from Whitesburg, TN
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i was just wondering if anyone has had any luck buying or selling childrens clothes on ebay and if its hard or easy ect... or if buying would you recomend it ?

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thank you for everyones replies i have now started and account with ebay and have bid on several items and i love the janie and jack and the gymboree items thanks so much : )

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C.B.

answers from Chattanooga on

Absolutely! I buy and sell on ebay. I would not sell anything that is not name brand though, cause it might be hard to sell. I buy a lot of gymboree stuff offline. And when I was pregnant, I bought lots of maternity clothes as well as my boppy pillow. It is so worth selling online. And stuff is pretty cheap to buy too. If you have any more questions, email me. [email protected]____.com

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T.W.

answers from Knoxville on

I love ebay! Especially for buying new but out of season items. If you look and are willing to not give up if a sniper gets you then I'm sure you will fall in love with ebay buying as well.

As for selling, I have just started selling kids clothes because my 3 month old is just now out growing his first outfits. So far everything has sold I also sell in lots and Put in alot of extras like get three carter's outfits and 2 mystery onsies taht are in excellent condition. I like to do that with all my auctions not just the children's lots.

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M.H.

answers from Nashville on

I buy and sell. My most recent purchase was a pair of used Stride Rite shoes that retail for $45. With shipping, I got them for $15 and they literally look brand new.

A tip for selling clothes: be completely honest. If there's a snag, stain, pin hole, mention it. It doesn't mean that it won't sell--people just want to know up front.

One of the things I like best about buying on ebay (besides great deals) is that the stuff is delivered to my door. It's hard to shop with a toddler, but I can shop on ebay any time of day or night.

Good luck!

D.B.

answers from New York on

In the past I have bought and sold (not too successfully) on ebay. But not since I found a site called GumdropSwap (http://gumdropswap.com). You can swap from anywhere in the US by sending the clothes your kids outgrow to this kids boutique in CT. It's instant gratification instead of waiting for an annual event lik e"Mommy and Me". As long your things are in good condition they don't turn down anything because of brand, size or season. They take everything unlike resale store like Once Upon a Child! They give you points to shop on the website and send the clothes that fit your kids. It's great if you don't have time, patience or know how to do consignment, Ebay, craigslist, tag sale, etc.

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L.L.

answers from Nashville on

I have bought and sold and to be honest I have had better luck in consignment sales because with kids clothes you really want to be able to look them over for tears, missing buttons, etc. My suggestion would be to go to www.kidsconsignmentguide.com and find a sale near you. Watch the participation fee sometimes they charge to much there. Also, alot of sales have early shopping for consignors as a perk. I found one sale in Johnson City that starts Aug 9. but not sure how close that is to you.

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B.B.

answers from Knoxville on

I've bought tons of baby clothes on eBay. There is a huge selection for great prices. It's very easy. I haven't bought alot of older kids clothes...there's just a bigger selection of baby sizes. I have also sold clothes on eBay too. Go for it...eBay is a great place to find deals.

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B.F.

answers from Johnson City on

Yes, I have, and it is pretty easy overall. The main thing you want to do is read the whole listing thoroughly! I myself prefer to buy LOTS of clothes (By that I mean there are several pieces in one listing, sold as a "lot")People usually are very good about describing the condition of clothes. Ask questions before you bid. Request additional photos if you need them.

Also, the other big thing is to keep in mind the shipping costs. If you are getting a deal on the item, and then the shipping costs are high, then you might as well buy it new from the store. Some sellers really jack up their shipping costs, so watch for that. When I bid, I always think "I want to pay $XX TOTAL with shipping". Then, I look on the listing and subtract the listed shipping costs from my total and that is my maximum bid.

They have it set up for "Proxy bidding". THat means that if an auction starts at say $3.00, and you are willing to pay as much as $10.00, you can put in a bid for $10.00. Now, if no one else bids, you will still get it for $3.00. But if someone else bids $3.50, then your proxy bid will kick you up to the next bidding increment of $4.00. If they stop bidding against you, you'd get it for $4.00. It will keep you as the high bidder until your maximum proxy bid is met ($10) Keep a watchful eye on your auction as it closes if you can. A lot of times if it's a hot item, other bidders will try to snipe you at the last minute.

I hope that is helpful and makes sense. I assumed that you had not bid on ebay before at all, I hope that wasn't all overkill. I find shopping on ebay can be really exciting, esp as a hot item closes. Winning out over someone else is a rush for me, heh.

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E.B.

answers from Chattanooga on

I have found wonderful clothes to buy (Hanna Andersson, Chez Ami, etc...) on ebay but have had little success selling (I had very good Tommy Hilfiger, Polo,Gap,etc...)but there are so many listings at any given time I thin it is hard to get yours really noticed. I ended up selling at a consignment store and buying on ebay....

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M.T.

answers from Nashville on

I have bought a few kids cloths on ebay... haven't ever sold any.
But what I bought was like University of Kentucky outfits.
So they are more specialized.
It isn't hard to buy, but filling out pay pal was the hardest.
It is a little harder to figure out how to sell on ebay.
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If you are, check this site out. www.melodysbookcellar.com This is a brand new business and you are allowed to advertise and sell books anyway you want and you can get creative. The benefits are out of this world. In 2006 there was $25 Billion dollars spent on the internet buying books. When someone asks you to sell mary kay or arbonne or tupperware, those companies have been around for a million years and because of that it is a little hard to sell it. This is easy to sell. No lotions or potions, no inventory. Have you ever said that you wish you could have started on the bottom floor with mary kay or arbonne etc. that they are the only ones that makae money. Well, this is your chance to be on the bottom floor. The business was started by 2 men that have books on the best seller list and it was started in Oct 2006. They say that they are going to be bigger than Amazon in a few years. And if you want more info then contact me and I will tell you more.
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H.E.

answers from Knoxville on

R.,

My husband introduced me to eBay about three years ago, something I'm sure he regrets now! ;) I love eBay and buys tons of clothes for my kids on eBay (I have a two-and-a-half year old boy and a 7-month-old girl).

I'm a huge fan of Gymboree and Janie & Jack (a Gymboree brand with no stores near here). So, it's a great place for me to feed my shopping habit for my kids. I can do it from home anytime, and I (sometimes) get great deals! ;)

I also sell on eBay. Typically, I choose to only sell my kids' outgrown, nicer, brand-name things (Gymboree, Gap, Ralph Lauren, etc.). Those tend to make more money (especially when you take into consideration eBay fees to sell, PayPal fees, etc.).

Buying (and selling) are both pretty easy. You learn as you go, of course, selling ... I've definitely learned more the more I've sold. But, buying has always been super easy ... ha ha!

Feel free to email me if you'd like about this ... my hubby would say I'm an expert on the subject! ;) Ha ha! Good luck!

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C.B.

answers from Knoxville on

I have sold and bought kids clothes on ebay. Both with great success. The downfall of buying is that most ebayers charge double actual shipping. When selling I post in lots. Most buyers our looking to save by buying a lot of items rather than a single item.

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C.S.

answers from Tulsa on

Hello,

My wife and I started a new web site called Harry and Dina https://secure.harryanddina.com where you can sell your baby and kids clothes for free. I own a web site development company and my wife is a school teacher that always like to earn a little extra income selling our kids clothes, so we custom built this site. We've already sold a lot of clothes and so have some of our friends. Check it out https://secure.harryanddina.com

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K.T.

answers from Chattanooga on

My sister-in-law buys all kinds of great, brand-name kids' clothes on ebay. I have enough hand-me-downs so I haven't tried yet, but plan to later.

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