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Has anyone sold clothes on craigslist? I had two garage sales this summer without much luck. I thought about having another one, but it is getting late in the season around here. It seems like once school starts, there just isn't much business. I've thought about selling them on craigslist, but do people really buy those items on there? I've done ebay in the past, but don't want the hassle. Plus, it would be so much easier to just name the price I want for it. For anyone who has sold, is it better to sell individual items or a lot of several? I have sold larger items, and have seen clothes for sale, but wasn't sure if they actually sold. Thanks!
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Has anyone sold clothes on craigslist? I had two garage sales this summer without much luck. I thought about having another one, but it is getting late in the season around here. It seems like once school starts, there just isn't much business. I've thought about selling them on craigslist, but do people really buy those items on there? I've done ebay in the past, but don't want the hassle. Plus, it would be so much easier to just name the price I want for it. For anyone who has sold, is it better to sell individual items or a lot of several? I have sold larger items, and have seen clothes for sale, but wasn't sure if they actually sold. Thanks!

I have!

Kids clothes sell well, especially baby. I do love the idea that I can name my price for what I want to sell. Parting with the stuff isn't so bad that way.

Lots sell well, unless it's a whole outfit or a business suit or designer jeans something. Those I would sell alone.

Make sure to post pictures and try to make phone contact with the person before you have them come to your house. That way you it's more likely that they'll show up and less likely that you will waste time waiting for them to show up.

I also arrange for people to come over when DH is home, so I feel safer, esp. with kids in the house.

Good luck!
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i sell kids clothes on there i sell them in lots and try to keep the price around $15 bucks for the lots. i also put pictures on people are more willing to buy if they can see. also i always put cash only and i will meet in a public place to drop off. i don't allow anyone to my home its not safe then they know where you live.
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I've noticed where I am that clothes do not sell on CL even when cheap and nice. I know I see the same listings over and over. If it's Gymboree put it on ebay, you will get so much more! If it's not, I've found you can get more donating and using the tax benefit.

If you try CL, make sure you put into lots, take pics and sell cheap.
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I use CL a lot and in my experience clothing sells better in size Lots. You can get away with selling individual items or sets of they are brand name and in great condition. I recently sold an Apple Bottom 18-month shorts set for $10, and an Osh Kosh coat for $8. Both were new with tags.

Otherwise, definitely try selling in Lots!
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I recently sold a large lot of 33 items of womens clothing on Craigslist. I priced it at $60 OBO. It had a bunch of tank tops, t-shirts, 3 pairs of jeans, 2 skirts and 2 bathrobes. I sold it in 2 days!!

Now on the other hand, I put up a huge lot of men's clothes (after I made DH clean out his closet) that has 31 items, and it has been on for 4 days and so far no takers.

I do know people who have bought kids clothes on CL, and they usually look for lots of clothes to make it worth it to go get it and spend the gas.

Good Luck!
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Also forgot to mention...in my experience, you may have to repost and repost (every 7 days your post becomes inactive), but in all odds you WILL eventually sell your items. I also just sold a Guess watch that i've had posted for over a month. Went on vacation and reposted when i got back, and it sold within a day. The right person just has to be looking at the right time. So it all depends how long you are willing to have things sit around in your home.
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