I found ThredUp through my friend Yael. Truth be told – I had a bunch of clothes from my skinnier days laying around the apartment, and a lot of clothes with tags on them that I had immediately regretted as soon as I got home but was too lazy to return – or realized I wanted to return them six months later. Previously, I used to sell my clothes on eBay, but it was a lot of work and I hated having to deal with the shipping aspect of it. With ThredUp, I could easily sell my clothes that were lying around the house and do minimal work.
To sell my clothes, all I had to was order a cleanout bag from ThredUp for free. Normally to request a cleanout bag, it is $4.95 but right now, the bag fee is waived. In just a matter of days, a bag arrived at my house. I filled the bag with clothes and then dropped it off at the post office as shipping was automatically paid for. In a few weeks, I will get an email with how much money my clothes are worth, and I can decide if I want to be reimbursed with ThredUp credit or cash via PayPal. In order to make money, note that the clothes need to be on trend, should be in good condition (no stains, holes) and be a top brand (Loft, Gap all count). Currently, ThredUp does not accept men’s clothes. If you are thinking of selling your clothes, here’s an earnings estimator of what you can make. It’s not like you are making $20 an item, but it’s enough to inspire you to clean out your closet. Here are details on the payouts.
I shipped my items on the 30th of June, and was alerted that my items arrived to ThredUp. I was informed I’d be told how much I’m getting paid on the 23rd, and it takes two weeks to get the money processed. I ended up getting $11.3o. So this isn’t a quick way to make money, but hey, it’s better than having to do eBay sales. Plus, you can feel good that anything they don’t accept goes to charity. Note I also did this again in August, and got a total of $49.80 – $60 total! I’ll take it!
Now what about the shopping part? Well I experienced that too. I bought a few dresses recently on ThredUp – I bought them on a Sunday night and they arrived by Thursday. I ordered dresses from brands like Gap, Banana Republic and Loft. What I liked about ThredUp is you can not only sort by brand, but also the type of clothing, size, etc. and do it either online or on their mobile app. Furthermore, you know the clothing has been inspected by an outside party, which I love because there are comments on the condition – so if needs to be washed or any fraying. If you spend more than $70, shipping is free.
My clothing was all packaged neatly in a box and it was fun trying some items on. I also found a sick deal on RetailMeNot to get 40% off my first purchase with the code 40NP, so I loved that I was able to get an $80 dress from the Loft – WITH TAGS – for $14. I also bought a Gap dress that was gently warn for $8. Unfortunately like any time you online shop, some items didn’t fit – were too big, too small or too short – but return shipping is free as long as you take store credit. If you don’t, you’ll lose $8.99 in shipping. To return is pretty easy – just print a shipping label online.
If you believe that another gal’s closet is another gal’s treasure, ThredUp is for you. I am constantly scouring the site looking for my favorite brands- and beyond clothes, they have shoes and purses too. Heck, they even have maternity and kids clothes which I totally will be hitting up in a few years! If you want to add some new things to your wardrobe, I definitely recommend checking it out.
In the meantime, I do have a ThredUp promo code to share with you. If you use my ThredUp referral link, you’ll get $10 for joining up – plus I’ll get $10 too. Complete full disclosure. In the meantime, you’ll find me rocking my two new dresses, being super stoked that I got a Gap and a Loft dress for $22.
PS – If you shop ThredUp using eBates, you’ll even get 2.5% cashback!
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