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Please help! Do i need to iron a big bundle of clothes to sell?

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vannah Sun 03-Aug-08 21:22:02

Am going to sell my maternity clothes its an enourmous bundle. Have carefully washed them, but have only got through the first 4 items ironing them this evening and am wondering if its worth the £10 Im probably going to get for it all,

such beautiful clothes, but I havent really the time to iron all. WIll a rough wipe over with iron suffice and do I need to say so in my description that theyre not brilliantly ironed?...

BouncingTurtle Sun 03-Aug-08 21:29:47

I wouldn't bother - they'll probably be creased when you pack and post them!

BigBadMousey Sun 03-Aug-08 21:32:22

I got a good price for my big bundle of maternity clothes. I stated that all needed ironing and some would need a freshen up wash because they had been stored in the loft.

Don't bother to iron at all - they will probably need redoing once royal mail have got their hands on them anyway grin

Just make sure you mention they'll need ironing - loads of maternity bundles are sold like that, most people just don't have the time to iron.

ScottishMummy Sun 03-Aug-08 21:32:38

if you chose not to iron YES be explicit they wont be ironed (avoidneg feedback)

oh and describe them well, really effusive glowing commentarywink

DisenchantedPlusBump Sun 03-Aug-08 21:33:28

Have you got any 'over bump jeans'?

12 or 14?


gameboy Sun 03-Aug-08 21:38:29

Sorry if it's not what you want to hear, but you WILL get more for them if they're presented nicely. If they're ironed then it allows people to see any marks etc.

I'm afraid when I see listings that say 'can't be bothered to iron' or 'will need freshening up' hmm it turns me right off, and doesn't create a particularly positive impression.

Why don't you have a look at completed listings fro maternity clothes to see how much they sold for, and how they were presented, then decide if it's worth it?

I once sold a bundle of extremely well presented/ ironed children's clothes for £280, and I know similar bundles went for much less.

BigBadMousey Sun 03-Aug-08 21:50:53

There comes a point when you have to decide if it is worth it though doesn't it?

Time and electricity required to iron has to be taken into account and it doesn't guarantee a better price unless you spend a lot on extra photos for each item IME.

Def agree it is worth looking at completed listings - the best way to decide what is best for you I think.

vannah Sun 03-Aug-08 22:20:27

thankyou everyone...posted the question then went on to iron (mad, I know), very lightly touched over them all> they have to look good for the photos too I suppose.

I will be clear that they have been washed but only lightly ironed. Oh my God gameboy £280?!
DPB sorry no over the bump jeans, got over the bump cropped trousers and a few skirts and other trousers.

lindseyfox Tue 05-Aug-08 21:19:26

its half price listing day on thursday so will be cheaper to take lots of photos and maybe do a few smaller bundles and list seperate bundles rather than one huge one.

elkiedee Tue 05-Aug-08 21:22:56

I've washed clothes though mainly bought for ds from ebay. Not because I don't think they'll have been washed since worn, but because a lot of the materials that people use to post them in have a very strong smell which seems to affect the clothes as well, but a spin in the machine seems to do the trick. Your hard work would be wasted on me in that situation.

What size are they?

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