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Do consignment shops buy clothing?

i have 3 identical pairs of size 5 aeropostle low rise boot cut jeans that are way too big for me. could i sell them at a consignment shop?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:27 PM on Apr. 10, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • Yes you can. If they sell they get a percentage.
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 2:28 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • Yeah you can. I think that they get a portion of the money that you make on your sale of your clothes.
    stitchintime

    Answer by stitchintime at 2:30 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • There are some consignment shops that will pay you upfront so you don't have to wait for your item to sell.
    bdflykisses

    Answer by bdflykisses at 2:31 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • Consignments usually work this way in my experience: First, you bring the items in. Second, you price them with the guidance of the consignment owner or manager. Third, if they sell, the store gets a percentage of your asking price and you earn the rest.
    CoffeeWriter

    Answer by CoffeeWriter at 2:32 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • I've done it before. I didn't have to price anything, they offered me a certain amount of money and told me they would raise it by x amount if I didn't want cash but took store credit instead.
    lovingmy4babies

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 2:52 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • Yeah but they will only give you about 10% of what you paid.
    Hatsumomo

    Answer by Hatsumomo at 3:57 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • Yes and either at a agreed price or on consignment.
    MexTexmom2

    Answer by MexTexmom2 at 7:43 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • You could sell them on eBay and make more money from them!!
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 11:08 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

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