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The small stuff?

The small stuff?
« on: October 10, 2014, 09:32:51 AM »
What do you guys do with stuff like clothes and household crap?

Re: The small stuff?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2014, 10:11:33 AM »
clothes(unless they are really good name brands or have tags) go to goodwill. Any low end household stuff(pots, pans etc) go to my local auctionhouse. Home decor does really well at yard sales and flea markets. Basically my rule of thumb is that if it is worth less than a dollar I send it out to auction usually. I sell anything small thats worth $30 or mre on ebay and anything big $30 or more on craigslist. I also have a shop where i generally sell the craigslist items as well as records, cds, dvds appliances bedroom sets etc. and some smalls

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Re: The small stuff?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2014, 11:46:07 AM »
Can you give me an example of an auction house that accepts low end merchandise and how much of a cut do they take?

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Re: The small stuff?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2014, 12:42:02 PM »
Can you give me an example of an auction house that accepts low end merchandise and how much of a cut do they take?

I know of a few that accept general merchandise. Since the stuff isn't worth very much, they sell the items in lots.

Re: The small stuff?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2014, 11:58:45 PM »
99.9% of the cheap stuff clothes and household goods, goes to goodwill or the scrap yard. If I did garage sales I would keep it for that. 

Re: The small stuff?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2014, 12:56:18 PM »
Clothes - High-end, good condition name brand clothes go in the store/on eBay; lower end but still good quality and condition clothes get bundled up to go to the auction or the garage sale/flea market. Everything else that isn't rags goes to Goodwill/other charities. Retro (80s and before) clothes go on eBay/in the store or taken around to resale shops; usually sell this sort of stuff the fastest.

Smalls, kitchen goods - Straight to the auction. Nicer stuff goes by itself, junkier stuff in boxes.

Small accessories, low-end small antiques/collectibles - Either go on eBay in a lot, in the store for cheap filler or if it's getting overwhelming/is kind of tacky, it goes to auction. If I have enough stuff that is similar to fill a box, I'll sometimes list it as a lot on eBay. Starting bid is enough to make some profit, and sometimes you end up with a surprisingly high sale (a bunch of low-end military junk got me $115 after a bidding war).

Higher end antiques/collectibles - eBay, the store, and where ever it may be relevant to advertise them.

That said, I've taken a few pretty decent antiques/collectibles to auction. It's a promised sale, even if you only get 1/8th the value - and after having it sit around for 6+ months you'll take it.

If you want to get rid of Goodwill-esque junk and still make some money, look up your local auction houses. Hell, go to a few and see what sells and what doesn't. Around here, I usually take my "better" stuff to Big Bear, my unique antiques/collectibles/art to Shipshewana and my junk to one of two small places by me.

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Re: The small stuff?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2014, 04:52:50 PM »
I hate throwing anything out as I feel like I'm throwing money in the garbage but honestly I normally wind up clogging up my garage with this stuff for months and wind up giving it away to goodwill or selling for pennies at garage sales down the road anyway so I'm pretty quick to donate this kind of stuff. Its just not worth my time at garage sales or flea markets selling this stuf for a handful of pennies.

Re: The small stuff?
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2014, 11:59:59 AM »
I guess it would depend on the quality but I would likely just donate it to goodwill or something of the sort.

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