Consignment or Resale shops

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  1. SaggyWoman

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    Do you use consignment or resale shops to get rid of your gently used goods such as clothes and toys?

    Which do you prefer using? Where they resell, then give you the money, or that purchase from you out right?

    Which provides more money?
     
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    I did it once, but the shop owner closed the business and disappeared overnight with everyone's stuff, then opened another shop elsewhere to sell the items she had stolen. She took wedding dresses, etc. from people and they were never compensated.

    If I ever did it again, I'd make sure to get paid for my items up front, then let the shop re-sell them. I'd also make sure the shop had been in business a few years and were established in the community.
     
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    I use a consignment shop who has been around for years. A number of consignment stores around here, too, are open then close...... with the goods gone.
     
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    When my sons were little I sold their outgrown clothes and toys through consignment shops. One bought my things outright, and I was happy with the price. I tried another shop that paid you when the items sold, and it felt that you didn't really get much for them because it took a few months to get it all, and it came in small amounts instead of one large check.

    Now I don't sell anything, but I love to buy things through consignment shops. There are several around my area, and they have clothes as well as dishes and household items that are very reasonable.

    ABC, that's just horrible that they stole your things!! We had a guy in our town that did a similar thing by opening up a small appliance repair shop, got a lot of things from different people to repair (including my microwave and TV), and then opened up a few towns away and sold them. We heard about it a few months later when it was too late to do anything. I have a feeling that the 'reap what you sow' principle with get them sooner or later. :)
     
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    Gwen, good children's consignment shops can't be beat. Anymore, I'm a bit leery of buying from yard sales as you never know about bedbugs or drug residue like meth. The shops weed out that kind of stuff.
     
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    EEeeeewwwwww, I never thought about bedbugs. :(

    When my kids were little, there was not really a problem like there is now. How horrible to think you could bring them home in kids clothing/items and not know it until it's too late.

    Ew. Ew. Ew.
     

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