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Where Can I Sell My Clothes for Money Online?

Updated: Aug 17, 2019

We've all been there. You watch the Marie Kondo show on Netflix and get an insane burst of inspiration to clean out your closet at 10pm at night while drinking that $4 bottle of wine from Trader Joe's and listening to an old Hilary Duff album.

But what do you do with ALL those clothes?

Well here's some options, all of which you can get started on with less than the cost of that Trader Joe's wine.

1. Donate to the Salvation Army or Goodwill

Easy choice! Get rid of your clothes as early as tomorrow morning by donating them. When you drop them off, don't forget to ask for a tax donation receipt so you can get some cash back during cash season. If you plan to write off your donation though, lay out your items and snap quick pics of them because you may be asked to itemize what you donate.

2. Sell your "closet" on Poshmark

Poshmark is where your very own Thrifty Tribe founder sells her closet on - it's easy to snap photos and upload your listing right on your phone, and there's a great community building of "Poshers".

  • Need to Know: Poshmark charges $2.95 in fees for every item sold under $15, or 20% commission fee for items over $15. But, the buyer pays for shipping and it's easy to print the USPS label right on your printer for a no hassle selling experience.

  • Seller's Tip: Price your items $5 over the selling price you would actually accept, that way you have wiggle room to offer sales or price drops to interested customers and BOOK THAT SALE.

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3. Upload your items to eBay

eBay is the gold standard of online selling - find an old lamp in your closet? eBay it. That ugly Christmas sweater you bought for a party 5 years ago and then forgot about? eBay it. On eBay, there's a buyer for anything and everything in your closet. eBay is more intense than Poshmark when it comes to listing - you have to get more in depth with information about your clothes and list either as an auction or a "Buy It Now" listing.

  • Need to Know: eBay fees can be intense. There's a fee to list your item, plus an add ons to you listing, as well as a commission fee for the final value (purchase price) of your item. Watch out, those fees can add up.

  • Seller's Tip: Make sure to accurately research and price your shipping costs, whether you or the buyer is paying. You don't want to underestimate the weight and have to pay more out of your pocket.

4. Photograph & list your clothes on Mercari

Similar to Poshmark, Mercari has the option to take photos and upload your listing right from your phone - it doesn't get easier than that!

  • Need to Know: It's free to list and you only pay a 10% flat fee when your item sells.

  • Seller's Tip: Cross-list your items on both Mercari and Poshmark to get doubler the exposure and vary your expenses.

5. Sell on Facebook Marketplace

If you have something like an entire dresser to get rid of - because you're THAT good at Kondo'ing your closet - Facebook Marketplace is the best bet to list, sell and get some cold hard cash from that old Ikea dresser.

  • Need to Know: Shipping isn't a popular option on FB - most likely you'll have to meet up with a buyer to complete the transaction. But, FB is fee free!

  • Seller's Tip: meet up in a public place, preferably at near a police station if possible. You can never be too safe when money is involved!

No matter what you decide to do, be proud of yourself for cleaning out your closet! Closet cleaning, selling, donating, thrifting, or whatever your next step is, there's a community for that. Stop by the Thrifty Tribe Facebook Group and share your story! Tell us what you've cleaned out or meet fellow Posher's and share the thrift love.


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