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Rack of used clothing in thrift store

Bring Items to the Consignment Shop


If you have higher quality items, like purses or shoes, or a lot of the same items, like baby clothes, you might have some luck selling them at your local consignment or second-hand store. Some stores will give you money up front; others will pay you when your item sells (you'll typically receive around 20-30 percent of what it sold for.)

Keep in mind that a second-hand store might not accept all of your items — the condition and quality of the items matter. If you have several stores in your vicinity, shop around to see who will take your stuff and give you the best price. Ask your kids to put a price on the items they'd like to sell. How much do they think it's worth? What's the lowest price they're willing to sell it for? It's a good lesson in learning the value of their possessions and how to compromise with others.

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