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Has anyone sold "gently used" clothing to Once Upon A Child?

January 17th, 2013 8 comments

I have a TON of clothing that my son has outgrown (birth – 2T). I want to get rid of it, and I was wondering if it would be better to sell it at a garage sale. I just don’t know how much you get at ‘Once Upon A Child’ for a pair of jeans or a Carter’s sleeper, for example. Thanks!

I believe that they pay half of whatever they decide to price it out as, and give you 60 or 75% of that price if you choose to use it as trade. You may want to test the waters by taking in only a few items to see if you find their assessments to be fair and acceptable. I noticed that the price structure varied a bit from employee to employee and always tried to have one particular clerk "buy" my clothes. If you don’t agree with their pricing on any item, just decline to sell it to them and save it to sell at your garage sale instead.

Ebay is also a big market for reselling children’s clothing. I’ve never sold there, but I bought a few lots of clothes and noted that the bidding drove the price up to ridiculous amounts when thier were designer or name-brand labels (Baby Gap, Old Navy) attached. I suggest taking a peek there. See what’s available and how the bids are coming along. That is, if you don’t mind messing with the shipping and all of that.

Best of luck.

How to increase bids on my ebay selling item?

May 13th, 2012 1 comment

I am selling my item on ebay and the bidding is going very low. I dont want to sell my item at low price. So is there a way I can increase my bids. For e.g. can softwares that can increase bids.

If your item is currently on eBay, and you’re afraid it will sell for too low a price, you might want to end your auction early, cancelling all bids, stating that there was an error in the listing (the "error" can be that you should have started the auction with a higher opening bid). Then you can relist it later for a higher opening bid.

There is no software that can increase bids … legally, anyway. If you get a friend or relative to bid on your item to drive the price up, that’s called "shill bidding," and — as far as I know — it’s illegal in most, of not all, states. Best thing to do at this point could be to close your auction.

On the other hand, I’ve started items at $1 and had them sell for thousands, even when there’s $100 bid on them with a minute to go. Never can tell with eBay. Snipers wait in the wings until the last 5-10 seconds. Best of luck to you. Hope this helped.