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NCT Sale - Maternity Clothes?

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KirstyAnn Mon 05-Oct-09 23:27:23


I've never been to an NCT sale and I'm thinking of going to one in November. I'm being asked to donate £3.50 for a sellers pack and I'll have some baby stuff to sell but I was wanting to sell my maternity clothes.

Would that be the sort of thing people would buy at the sale? I have tonnes of good quality and hardly worn maternity clothes from Mamas and Papas, Gap, M&S, Mothercare etc. (Work involved lots of meetings and socialising with clients and I had to dress smartly)

Just wondering before I go ahead and sign up as I don't want to go there and people only want to buy baby things.

Also - apart from ebay - any other places I could sell them?

pipWereRabbit Mon 05-Oct-09 23:34:02

Hi KirtsyAnn,
I'd check with your local branch to see if they accept Maternity clothes before you fork out the £3.50.
My branch generally does not accept maternity clothes as they often did not sell and took up a chunk of our (fairly limited) floorspace which could be used for other more saleable stuff. However, there was a lady who sold second hand maternity wear as a business who would sometimes come out and buy the lot if she knew we were stocking it.

MoominMymbleandMy Mon 05-Oct-09 23:40:48

I brought Blooming Marvellous and JoJo Maman Bebe maternity wear to an NCT sale and brought nearly all of it home again. It was in mint condition and priced at £1 a dress.

To be honest, even baby and toddler clothes don't sell that well at my branch. I'd say 90 per cent of the clothes remain unsold.

What really shifts is baby equipment and high quality toys like Brio.

elkiedee Mon 05-Oct-09 23:47:46

KA, see what your branch thinks. If you decide not to sell through the sale, Netmums seems to have local classified ads with things for sale - you'd get to keep what someone was willing to pay whereas with ebay a lot of money will go on postage and ebay/paypal fees.

There's a website which brings people who want to buy and sell maternity wear online together.

ja9 Mon 05-Oct-09 23:47:53

i think you'd be better to ebay it...

KirstyAnn Tue 06-Oct-09 04:52:16

thanks for your replies, i'll get in touch with the sale contact to see what she thinks.

I hate ebay but it may be the way to go!

Dee2009 Tue 06-Oct-09 07:18:10

I went to an nct sale recently as wasn't expecting to find maternity clothes but there was a small rail full, and i bought loads as it is always so expensive, was really glad it was there as my wardrobe is much fuller now!!!

LaCerbiatta Tue 06-Oct-09 08:27:24

What size are you KirstyAnn?

KirstyAnn Tue 06-Oct-09 09:32:42


My maternity clothes are sizes 10 or 12, the GAP items are medium.

The jeans / trousers have a petite leg. I'm on the small side

MrsBadger Tue 06-Oct-09 09:56:17

there's a for sale board on here, you know...

[salivates at thought of new matwear]

deepdarkwood Tue 06-Oct-09 10:00:33

Agree with others - I'd check with the branch. Our sale does have a good rack of maternity wear, but it is very hit & miss in terms of what sells (perhaps not too surprising given that someone has to be both your size, and have your taste in clothes smile)
10-12 is probably pretty safe - you might find your petite stuff doesnt sell as well (size 8-10 petite here!)

WhereTheWildThingsWere Tue 06-Oct-09 10:05:55

I have sold all my maternity suff on e-bay recently and made quite a lot of money, so I would say that was the way to go.

Make sure you sell in the right season though.

KirstyAnn Tue 06-Oct-09 12:23:45

The smart stuff is winter or summer and a lot of the tops are all seasons.

I just cant face taking lots of pics and the hassle of uploading to ebay with descriptions.

I might sell the tops as a job lot on ebay and the dresses on their own.

Will check out the for sale board on here too grin

LaCerbiatta Tue 06-Oct-09 14:57:36

I'm size 10! But have long legs, so trousers wouldn't fit. Would be interested in winter tops or skirts or dresses, though smile

I also need smartish stuff for work!

KirstyAnn Tue 06-Oct-09 17:19:47

When DD stops feeding.... I'll take some pics!

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