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Consignment: Buy or Sell?

I decided to get an early head start on Spring cleaning and get to work with a little housekeeping post holidays. For starters, I went through my whole closet, tackling years of unworn, forgotten clothing — prom dresses included, yikes! After cataloging the goods, I realized that there was some pretty decent loot there, regardless of whether it still fit me or not. My next step is to head to the closest consignment store to unload the goods and hopefully score a small sum. It's a chance to make a little money back, especially in the case of any designer pieces I can no longer wear.

But recently I've noticed a trend among my friends — tons of them are hitting the consignment shops to load up on discounted, designer finds. It's a thrifty way to get some great pieces. Still, when I'm on a run to consignment, I'm hoping to make money, not spend it, even if it is at a smaller cost. What about you? Are you a consignment buyer or seller?

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bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I have got a ton of stuff I need to sell.
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 7 years
To buy
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Since I never buy nice things at full price, I don't really have anything that I would be able to sell at a consignment store for any money. I do go there sometimes to find things at a good bargain. When I want to declutter my house, I usually opt to donate all my stuff to Goodwill or the Salvation Army.
a1stbornunicorn a1stbornunicorn 7 years
I did the same thing back in November with a cool little resale shop called Trend Me. They offer you something like 30% cash or 60% in trade for your items and they have great pieces at even better prices.. it's hard to resist the trade option but the whole point is to de-clutter!
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