Giving Clothes Consignment a Try
I decided I wanted to do something with the two full boxes of clothing that were residing on my basement stairs. They were mainly name brand clothes (Gap, Express, New York and Company) that I had bought from Goodwill or friends. I didn’t want to take the time to list them on ebay because it would have taken a lot longer than I would like, and I didn’t want to do craigslist because of people flaking out on me, so I decided I would take them down the road to the nearest consignment shop and see if I will have any luck doing so.
Here’s how it works: I drop off the clothing (they accept 20 items at a time), they price it, someone buys it, they keep half the price and I get the other half. It does cost $5 twice a year, but she said I could quit at any time. After 30 days of it being on the rack, it is discounted 25%; after 60 days it’s 50%, and 90 days 75%. After the 90 days, if you don’t pick up your items they are donated to a burn shelter or to some other charity.
I was always afraid to give it a try. I was intimidated by the fact that I didn’t know how it would work, or that they wouldn’t take the clothing I was wanting to sell. I figured it’s worth a shot, and no big deal if I don’t sell it all. I’m hoping I can make a few extra bucks. Why not?
Have you ever done clothes consignment?