Do Gymboree clothes have a resale value?

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Posted 5/6/2010 by maribari36 in NSBR Board


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Posted: 5/6/2010 9:40:08 PM
Okay, I have a dilemma and I need some advice. I have some really cute Gymboree outfits from last spring and one from this winter. All in perfect used shape, absolutely adorable outfits. I have posted them on Craigslist 3-4 times and now my sister-in-law has them in her garage sale. They won't sell! What the heck! I think the prices are fair (3 pieces for $12-15, 4 piece outfit for $18. etc). Do people just not buy Gymboree used? Should I just give up and give it away? What am I doing wrong?

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Posted: 5/6/2010 9:42:07 PM
Sell it on Ebay.

There is no way you will get those prices at a garage sale.

Good Luck!

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Posted: 5/6/2010 9:44:03 PM
try ebay- I have had a lot of success there.
Take VERY good pictures,
be meticulously detailed in your description,
include the line the clothing came out with in your title,
and I'd expect to get around $12 for a 3 piece outfit.
Some go crazy high, others you'll give away for $5.
Don't start them out at too high a price.

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Posted: 5/6/2010 11:04:08 PM
Yes, they have resale value, but you need to list them on eBay or someplace like to get a decent value. People buying children's clothes on Craigslist and at garage sales are looking for the cheapest possible prices - they are not your market if you're looking for decent resale. Be aware, though, that unless it's a particularly sought after line/piece, you're not going to get as much as you would for other brands. Your prices do sound about right, though. Fall & winter should be listed in late July/early August. Spring & summer should be listed in late January/early February.

Also, if your area has a brand-name consignment sale, you could sign up for that. I've participated in one in my area a couple times and done pretty well.

However, for DS's fall/winter stuff, I'm using a trading assistant on eBay. I should make more than at the consignment sale with zero effort.


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Posted: 5/6/2010 11:17:09 PM
I'd say e-bay too - and no, that isn't unreasonable for pricing.

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Posted: 5/6/2010 11:26:35 PM
My DD has no problem selling the grandchildren's Gymboree clothes at kids swap meets. She shares a table with my girlfriend or they get tables side by side. Her cousin gets the table next to the 2 of them. She sells gymbo only. Your prices are fine for our market. She doesn't combine them with non gymbo clothes at her tables. Over time she has built up a clientele of repeat customers.

Just make sure the items are not stained, not pilled etc.

Another option would be to sell them on some of the many Gymbo message boards. Some lines are more popular than others...those boards will help you see the lines that have good resale. I think DD belongs to 5 Gymbo message boards. (Her kids wear pretty well all Gymbo)


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