Ebay'ing your old big clothes???

Discussion in 'Retail Therapy' started by MiSsYB, 26 September 2006 Social URL.

  1. MiSsYB

    MiSsYB Member

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    Hiya Folks..

    Wasnt sure where to put this thread...! But here goes anyways!

    Basically, my size 22 clothes (tops and bottoms) dont fit anymore, and im considering putting them on E-bay.

    I wanted advice from anyone who already puts their clothes on E-bay, in particular about postage, i have seen sellers put a price on their postage on their items, but how much do i put for mine as i have absolutely no idea whatsover on how much the cost of certain items would be.

    Also, when you post these items, do you put them in a Jiffy bag? or box them or ?

    All advice appreciated,

    Cheers!

    x x
     
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    icemoose The Diet Guy

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    Ask your CDC if they can use them with their other clients. I am clearing out 2 wardrobes so people can bring their old big clothes so others don't spend a fortune on transition clothes.

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  4. MiSsYB

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    I suppose i could ask my CDC, cheers for the tip!

    I do recall an old user from the DH "Mandana" had ebayed her clothes a lot and made some decent money out of it...Mandana, u around for some advice hun? x
     
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    lardass Silver Member

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    There is a section on here for ebay have a look there is some good advice from fellow ebayers
     
  6. Ajax

    Ajax Finally...Life begins

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    Before post office changed their rules, I just weighed my parcels and added about 50p on top to cover costs of packaging and going to post office!

    Let me know when you post I am looking for clothes in size 22s!!

    Would have been great to still manage a swap out with others, but nothing has been arranged yet. Not quite sure how they were going to attempt it!
     
  7. MiSsYB

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    ajax...all my clothes are size 22s!!!

    where is the section for ebay links!
     
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    Russiandoll Carpe diem

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    Hi Missy
    I've sold loads of my bigger clothes on ebay. I opened an ebay 'shop' because it's LOTS cheaper to list stuff on there and then I just put a few cheapies on the main auctions ... this provides a 'link' to my shop.

    I've made around a couple of hundred pounds so far (enough to pay for an annual Gold membership at my University gym with change back!)

    Plus I'm still listing - although the sizes of my new stock are gradually shrinking as I lose more weight! Big sizes do very well on ebay but you have to be careful not to fiddle yourself when it comes to postage.

    I can't be bothered to weigh and calculate every single item so I use an 'average' of about £1.95 P&P for a top and £3.95 for jeans. And I always state '2nd class' although when I get to the post-office, if it's way cheaper then I send it first class as a courtesy.

    Sometimes it works in the customer's favour, sometimes in mine but it all evens out in the end.

    Hope this helps!
     
  9. MiSsYB

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    Hun thank you so much, this has helped lots...now i just have to spend a whole day taking pics of the items, uploading it onto PC and opening my "own shop" hehe

    Will post up the link here when im done!

    Thanks again ;)
     
  10. HorseyCarrie

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    icemoose, I just want to say: what a fantastic idea! I have tonnes of clothes, a lot already too big and more very small; I seriously have enough to fill the spare room to capacity - yes, I've tried it!! Some is designer, some high street, some worn and some with tags still on! I would love to think that far from wasting all the money I have spent on beautiful clobber - I do love clothes and jewellery! - other people would be getting use out of it!
     
  11. JayneC

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    Hello

    I've just spent most of today putting stuff on ebay. For the postage, I went to royalmail.com where you can see a chart of postage costs by weight. I've pasted the first class chart below for you. I then weigh the items on ordinary kitchen scales.


    Packet
    Length: over 353mm
    Width: over 250mm
    Thickness: over 25mm

    Weight range
    First Class at new prices*
    0-100g100p101-250g127p251-500g170p501-750g220p751-1000g270p1001-1250g474p


    (Add 85p for additional 250g or part thereof)

    *Pricing effective from August 21st 2006


    For packaging, you can buy 'mail order sacks' on ebay which are quite cheap. Or if you're not that organised (like me :D ) I find that the 'rubble sacks' in tescos (by the bin bags etc.) are just as good, and maybe even stronger.

    Good luck!
     
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