My husband is a big University of Oregon Ducks fan, as are his parents. We have been gifted with several stinkin’ adorable Ducks outfits over the years for our boys, in a variety of sizes, and all have been worn on game days, to daddy’s delight. But what to do when the outfits have been outgrown by both boys?
When my youngest outgrows his clothes I sort them all into several different categories. Which are: eBayable, consignable, give away or sell on CL dirt cheap in a big lot, and toss. There aren’t a whole lot of items I pull out for eBay, but something I have tried (and have successfully sold) is collegiate apparel. I wasn’t sure at first that it would sell well. There are so many teams out there. Would there be enough demand for this team to make it worth the time and effort? Apparently so!
I’d guess I’ve sold at least 5 or 6 different items now, and I think all sold within the first month. Once I sold the first couple that my boys had outgrown, I started keeping an eye out and picked up more at yard sales as well.
But what’s even better than finding kid-sized collegiate apparel? Adult sizes, of course. I am painfully aware of how expensive these items can be because my husband usually wants to buy at least one new item every year. It’s hurts in the wallet. Take the following pullover jacket. My husband already has one exactly like it. I would guess it cost at least $60 new. I found this one for $1 at a yard sale.
I listed it at $31.95. I didn’t have an OBO option, but within an hour I had someone e-mail me asking if I would take $20. I politely declined. About a week later it sold for my asking price. Hooray! Interestingly, it went to Illinois. My first Ducks sale that went outside Oregon.
And don’t forget, with clothing items like these, if they are too heavy to send First Class they will very often fit in a Flat Rate Envelope. Save yourself those few extra bucks if it’s going Priority!
If you’ve got some of these items hanging around, now would probably be a great time to get them listed. Football season is upon us! Anybody else have success selling college related items?