It’s a reverse subscription!
About a month ago I ordered a ThredUP bag to send in. I stuffed it full of clothes, left it outside for UPS (they are here ALL the time), and finally I have the results! I just purchased my first item from ThredUP and received cash from the first bag I sent in. Right now get $15 off your first order by using promo code JUNE15 on ThredUP! (until June 21) UPDATE: You can see all my other ThredUP reviews too (both shopping and selling) ! Be sure to check out all my bag payouts if you are looking at what you’ll get when you send in a bag. VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE: Read about ThredUP’s bag payout changes before sending in a bag. ThredUP will not pay you for an item if they price it below $6.49. Still an excellent value for shoppers, but ThredUP will not pay out for lower value items.
Here’s what I sent in.
I earned $17.21 from this bag. I am somewhat disappointed – I got 45 cents for a nearly new Gymboree romper! I knew I would be disappointed so I was prepared. I should have saved the boys clothes for my friend who is having a baby boy soon. 🙁 Will do that in the future for sure. I was just stressed out at having all these clothes. I didn’t even keep track of what they didn’t accept. Many of the prices really don’t make a whole lot of sense. However, I was stuck between a rock & a hard place because I don’t have any way to take it to a consignment store or even do a yard sale. The prices seem schizophrenic and I still don’t see why people are buying FROM ThredUP except when they do stupid pricing (like that Gymboree“>Gymboree romper!). Really, would you pay 5 bucks for those pants when you could get them for 6 new? If you want to see the individual items I sent in, here’s the link to my bag on ThredUP. BUT… It’s out of my house. Or my apartment, rather. I don’t have to deal with it any more. I just don’t have the room or mental energy to deal with saving kids’ clothes. I was hoping, maybe… But it doesn’t look like it’s happening for me – I’m almost 35 and working on my own personal health and, well, we will see. This is a GREAT solution for urban parents — as long as you don’t have anyone to pass your clothes along to. I will probably be saving my next batch of clothes to take home to my folks’ place (flying home on Southwest) – I make a TON of money consigning there. Unless, of course, I run out of space! Certainly, it’s nice to have a little extra cash coming my way. I also just sent in a bag of women’s clothes in their beta program and am looking forward to sharing my results with you! I am likely, I think, to use the women’s clothes much more than the kids’ clothes. I would rather a friend get value out of my high quality kids items than making just a few bucks off sending them in.
Here’s what I bought
I did purchase one item on a free shipping deal. I got this cute Dollhouse sweater dress/tunic for $5.99. I feel better when I get something substantial on consignment (in fact, that Sweet Heart size 4 dress in the bag was purchased on consignment). If you are interested in checking out ThredUP or ordering a bag, you can find them here: ThredUP online consignment for kids and women’s clothes.