My Baby Gear

Updated on December 24, 2011
K.D. asks from Macungie, PA
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In having twins, I have found I have double everything in the way of baby gear. The girls are at the age where now they are starting to outgrow some of their things. I have thought about trying to sell some of the items we no longer use but have found cosignment shops want too big of a cut. Has anyone tried a different venue (ie. websites) to get rid of some of their baby gear?

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J.S.

answers from Pittsburgh on

Hello!

I often check Craigs List, which is www.pittsburgh.craigslist.com. It's all local people looking through local items.

Hope this helps!

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D.H.

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Try Craigslist, we sell our stuff on there all the time.

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M.M.

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Ebay - I think is way, way too much trouble especially if you don't have an established account. The buyers are looking for people who have an excellent rating and who have sold items in the past. If I ever use EBay to sell, I have my brother do it. There are too many variables on that site that I tend to stay away. And it's a pain in the "you know what" to ship. I just don't have the time to go through all that.

www.craigslist.com - I have purchased on this site and I think it's wonderful. It's ALL free and it's really easy to post items.

Pennysaver - FREE listings for anything under $25 - if you go over that amount - it will cost you. Plus you can only list the same item three times or you will have to pay for the listing.

I know that you are looking to get top dollar for your items, however, I have the habit of taking my gently used items to Once Upon A Child in Wexford. I cash in and then purchase more stuff there. I hardly ever pay full price at a store for my child's clothing (not that there is anything wrong with that!) It's just that I would be totally broke.

Good luck selling!

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S.B.

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go to craigslist.com that is the best website and u can sell all kinds of stuff on there...they even have a section for baby stuff. once you're on that website you'll be hooked. i know a lot of people that use it and are hooked for good including myself.

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D.M.

answers from Pittsburgh on

Ebay is always a good bet. My girlfriend has triplets and she always used the local pennysaver. She never had a problem selling clothes, toys, furniture, etc. If you have the time, flea markets or yard sales work great. People flock towards baby stuff.

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D.B.

answers from Pittsburgh on

Craigslist I have bought and sold things there and it's free!

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C.W.

answers from Pittsburgh on

Hello,

You can use a webiste called Craigslist! Have you heard of it? Go to pittsburgh.craigslist.org you can post stuff for no charge at all. It is a really good site. I hope this might help you out.

C.

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S.W.

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I have tried craigs list. My county has a tag sale group on yahoo as well. There are many tag sales at the local fire company and churches where you can sell and help a charity. Just go to craigslist.com and find you state and city. Hope this helps.
S.

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H.B.

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I agree with the other ladies craigslist and ebay work great.

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D.M.

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Hi,

I too have twins and I have a 5 month old, luckily I have a lot of nighbors and family having babies too so just pass it on. But a tried and true venue is E-bay. if you check out how peopele group clothes and toys you can get rid of a lot in one posting, and get some good money too.

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N.S.

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Try selling your stuff on e-bay.. It's not hard to do and you make the money.

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L.T.

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Some ideas:

Ebay - if you are not an experienced ebayer or don't want to put the time in to sell it yourself, do you have an "I Sold It" shop near you? I don't know how much they charge but they take care of all of the work for you.

Craigs List - website

Pennysaver - a classisfied circular delivered weekly to people's homes. I think items under $25 are elegible for listing at no cost to you. I don't know what their other prices are.

Flyers - ask local pediatrician offices and daycares if you could post flyers listing your items for sale. Provide your phone number at the bottom on tear off strips for parents to take home. Depending on the items you are selling, daycare centers may be interested in purchasing them.

Donate to charities - such as Good Will, veterans organizations, or women's shelters. Be sure to write down what you are giving them and a reasonable price for each item (or see if they will provide an itemized receipt) so you can deduct the donation from your taxes. You might want to contact a tax attorney or tax preparer to find out exact measures to take and how much it will impact your taxes.

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T.O.

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What all do you have? I may be able to buy some stuff for you! Email me at [email protected]____.com Thanks.

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K.E.

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List in the Penny Pincher or the Merchandiser (not sure if that goes all the way out to Macungie or not). I usually take my big bulky gear to Once Upon a Child since they give cash immediately, but you're right, they do give very little and charge the next person a lot.

For the smaller stuff, I list on eBay. If you don't want to do that yourself, there are TONS of companies that will take your stuff and list it on eBay for you. I know of one in Pottstown if you want to travel that far if you can't find one near you. They usually advertise in the classifieds of the newspaper.

Does your church have a bulletin board where you could post a sale listing? Or your local library or grocery store? These are all places that moms go, so seek out the opportunities!

Best of luck,
K. E.

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T.S.

answers from Pittsburgh on

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M.M.

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Hi K.,

My b/g twins are almost 4 and I keep debating on whether to sale there things or not. I would love 1 nmore child but Dh is hesitant. So I still have it all. I have lent out some premie clothing and that's about it. Six kids, I would say you have your hands full!! I do love having twins and its not as bad or busy as people think if your organized.

I would try the local Penn Trafford or Irwin star first and see what happens or Craig's list. Good luck.

I work part time.

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M.L.

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You should try to make a yard sale at your home.That way you don't have to worry about the big cut

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T.P.

answers from Houston on

Are you are of a moms of multiples? Our groups does a Buy and sell twice a year, you may pay a minimal fee to have a spot to sell but you can set the price. It is advertised in the community and you get lots of folks coming to see your items. There are also community garage sales, you may want to check with your HOA. I tried craigslist but it may just be my area, a lot of flakes say they want to purchase an item, I send an email to try to set up time and I never hear back. Do not give out your address until you are certain they are coming by.
Another option for me is Moxie Moms. There are various chapters across the US. Our area president allows you to post twice a month to the group where you can sell or advertise a business or service. Of course the membership costs some but if you are already a member, you may want to ask your area president.

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D.M.

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I too am a mom of twins. I found a re-sale shop and brought all of the clothes there.

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