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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by unjung, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. unjung

    unjung Distinguished Member

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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?
     


  2. acidboy

    acidboy Stylish Dinosaur

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    I'd try ebay first
     


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    Don't waste your time. Goodwill that stuff.
     


  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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    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
     


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    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.
     


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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


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    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.
     


  13. teddieriley

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    +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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