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Worth trying to sell non-SF-approved clothing on B&S or even eBay?

post #1 of 13
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I have some terrible clothing items that I bought long before discovering SF. A ventless sportcoat, some no-name ties... do I have any hope of selling these on B&S or even eBay? Or should these just go straight to the thrift store?
post #2 of 13
I'd try ebay first
post #3 of 13
Don't waste your time. Goodwill that stuff.
post #4 of 13
If the ties are reasonably attractive and not from, say, Express, they might sell if you price 'em at $10-$12. People sell ugly thrift ties all the time. Line 'em up, take a pic, post it and see what happens. I wouldn't sink much effort into this sort of sale, but if the energy expenditure is small enough, no great loss.
post #5 of 13
Try donating to an agency that provides clothing to poor people so they can go on job interviews. Then write off a significant amount from your taxes. More than you'll get from goodwill.
post #6 of 13
Do the appraise the value of the donated items? I have never been able to write off any amount for taxes unless I gave cash.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
If the ties are reasonably attractive and not from, say, Express, they might sell if you price 'em at $10-$12. People sell ugly thrift ties all the time.

Line 'em up, take a pic, post it and see what happens. I wouldn't sink much effort into this sort of sale, but if the energy expenditure is small enough, no great loss.
+1
post #8 of 13
Hard to believe but there seems to be a market for that stuff.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=142419
post #9 of 13
I usually donate the clothes I no longer want especially if they are of lower quality or threadbare. I'm sure there is a market somewhere for them it all depends on if it is worth your time and effort to sell them.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Bellum View Post
Hard to believe but there seems to be a market for that stuff.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=142419

I've seen used socks sold on this forum.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post
Try donating to an agency that provides clothing to poor people so they can go on job interviews. Then write off a significant amount from your taxes. More than you'll get from goodwill.

+1. Look online for how to value donated items. As I recall, you need receipts when the total amount exceeds $500.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
I've seen used socks sold on this forum.

I don't disbelieve you but I need to see that thread. Were they worn by someone famous? Or was it like some kind of Japanese worn panties fetish? I hope it wasn't just some old "handmade in Italy" OTC.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by philosophe View Post
+1. Look online for how to value donated items. As I recall, you need receipts when the total amount exceeds $500.

Ask for a receipt. You should be donating to a non-profit with 501 status. I imagine, just like goodwill, you'll get a blank receipt where you can write in the "value" of the clothes you donated (although I think typically you are expected to claim, at most, 10% of the original price paid or something). If you provide suits, ties, etc., you can easily write down you donated a thousand or two worth of clothes. Add that to your taxes, and you save a few hundred bucks. Better than the pennies you'd get on ebay.
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