Forget rummage sales, there is huge online market for your outgrown baby clothes and a plethora of really nice, barely worn, like-new clothes just waiting for you to snatch them up.
Do you have a baby snowsuit hanging in your closet from last year? Is it very gently used (or, as they say, in EUC: Excellent Used Condition)?
I did up until a couple of days ago when I sold one just like that on eBay. I bought it new on clearance a couple of years ago for $9.99. I listed it for auction for the same price, hoping to at least break even. It sold for $12.99! Yippee!
Making a few bucks! New clothes! Saving money! This is a win-win and you don't even have to get up from the computer.
If you want to sell clothes online, try Craigslist or eBay. Craigslist is great for items that are too big to ship easily, but for smaller items like clothes and shoes, I prefer eBay. You have to pay a small commission fee, but it's much better than dealing with people who don't show up when they tell you they're going to. Always describe your item clearly and price it appropriately.
Hot items that I always see going on eBay are baby dresses, overalls, or unworn shoes. Outerwear like winter coats, hats, and boots are a big hit. I sell winter gear every year for way more than I could at rummage sale prices -- and then I turn around and use that money to buy new coats, hats, and boots. It's awesome!
Another great thing about Craigslist and eBay is that sellers will list lots of clothing, meaning you can often buy a package of multiple pairs of pants, tee shirts, socks, or pajamas for a fraction of what you would pay in stores.
You may want to take a look around in case you are in need of some super adorable holiday portrait clothes -- or have a set you paid way too much for last year that you're ready to part with!
Do you buy baby clothes from eBay? Do you sell your outgrown baby clothes? What's the best deal you've ever found online?
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