25 Feb ThredUP
ThredUP is an online clothing swap system. You pay $5 per medium-sized flat rate USPS box + $10.95 S/H. The $5 is great, but the S/H really tacks on quite a bit.
Deal Pulp had a great deal where you could purchase a box for $6 total, so I decided to give it a try.
Here’s what came in our first box (yes, ALL of this in ONE box and ALL for SIX dollars!).
Here are a few of my favs.
I think this one might be a bit of false advertising. ;)
All told, there were 28 items in this box. Now, to be fair, I only purchased 6-9 month clothing, so they’re smaller than clothes for a 14-year-old.
What I like about the site is that you can select gender, size, and season for each box. You’re given a list of all items and brands represented. Some people upload photos, but it’s not required. ThredUP likes to give you a surprise.
What I don’t like about the site is that pictures aren’t required. Maybe I just need to relax a little. This box came with no pictures, and there’s only one shirt that I really wouldn’t have purchased myself. You also pay to buy but don’t get paid to sell. The $5 is a fee to pay for the site employees and the $10.95 is to cover S/H. So basically, you’re paying to be “in the club.”
So you say, why not just go garage sale-ing? Good question. It’s one I’ve been considering. With garage sales, you’re definitely hit or miss with finding appropriate genders, sizes, and seasons. But. At least you get to see and feel the items.
I guess the jury’s still out on www.ThredUP.com.
I need some help processing. What are your thoughts?