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Selling DDs baby clothes

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shitwithsugaron Sat 04-Nov-17 15:33:42

After falling on quite hard times, I think I may have to attempt to sell some of 2yo DD’s baby clothes that we’d kept in the hope of having another.

What I’m wondering is, I’m doing it to get a bit of money...is it going to be worth my effort?

It’s all immaculate (until the 12-18 month stuff when she discovered feeding herself with cutlery and it all went to shit) mostly supermarket quality stuff with a few bits from
Next and Debenhams as well. I know I won’t get much but I think I need to try.

What would be the best way to try and package these items to give them the best chance of selling?
By size/bundles? By type, ie 3-6 month sleepsuits and so on?

I have literally never sold a thing on eBay and I don’t have a Facebook account so can’t sell that way. Can anyone give me a bit of guidance? I also would look at selling our wonderful Silver Cross but that’s a bridge too far at the moment sad

Maudlinmaud Sat 04-Nov-17 15:39:02

You will make very little on ebay. People just want bargains and unless it was an item which was sought after or sold out, you won't get much interest. Local buy and sell sights might be better or NCT sales.

SavageCabbage Sat 04-Nov-17 15:42:47

I don’t think you will much at all. People sell huge bin liners of baby clothes on Facebook selling sites for a few pounds.

ownedbySWD Sat 04-Nov-17 15:46:11

Can you find anything else to sell? You're better off keeping the baby clothes for a future child, as replacing them will cost more than what you'll make selling.

drspouse Sat 04-Nov-17 15:51:02

Most people seem quite precious about second hand baby clothes and won't buy or won't pay much, unless it's a bit more specialist like Scandi or at the frilly end Spanish clothes.
As they get older clothes sell quite a bit better.

MrsPandaBear Sat 04-Nov-17 15:53:41

I've bought bits 2nd hand. The Next and Debenhams bits I'd guess you might 1 to 5 pounds per item for dresses or trousers or particularly pretty tops. Everything else is at most 50p per item and probably less. I'm planning to sell any really good bits but find someone to pass down the rest to as it's not worth the hassle of selling it.

Mulch Sat 04-Nov-17 15:54:20

Try schpock, make an effort with presentation, so select few complimentary items as a bundle. Sheepsuits vests ect in separate bundles. Or if you have alot of baby stuff maybe look at a stall for newly new events or a jumble sale

shitwithsugaron Sat 04-Nov-17 15:57:55

I think I’ll look at local selling groups actually, it seems a lot easier than cataloguing (is that how you spell it?!?) everything just for it to not sell.

Its sad to admit but it was very hard for me to even start this thread. I am desperate for another child, DH is now suddenly categorically against having another child after telling me for months ‘it’s not the right time yet to TTC’ and I am just heartbroken. So much so I feel like he’s lead me on for months and I am considering ending our marriage. I was honest with him from the day I POAS I didn’t want just one child. He agreed and now I feel so so sad.

Anyway.
I think if I sell the clothes in the loft it may help me get over it. I hope so anyway.

ownedbySWD Sat 04-Nov-17 17:07:43

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