Many of us are bound to have a wardrobe full of unworn clothes that take up an unnecessary amount of space. Some may be old spur of the moment purchases while others may be cherished items that remind us of a special time. Though in most cases probably all been worn on only a couple of occasions and rarely since. It is sometimes difficult to decide what to do with those unwanted garments.
Simply throwing them away is one option, but this great for the environment. Donating to charity is another alternative. However, if you’re the one who’s in need selling clothes for cash is now easier than ever. While there are obvious places to market your clothes, very few options are guaranteed to deliver a worthwhile return.
The worst places to sell your clothes
- Online auction sites. While this may seem like the best option, there are several disadvantages to auctioning off your clothes. As this has become an increasingly popular option, there is a massive amount of choice and variety, meaning more competition for sales. A buyer could find a better alternative to what you’re offering meaning your item remains unsold. Even if you do manage to sell an item, most auction sites charge a listing and final price fee resulting in less profit for you.
- Car boot sale. Nobody likes getting up early on the weekend to stand in the rain hoping to make a few pennies. You’re not assured of a sale and with every punter looking to barter down your asking price, you will probably receive less than expected, too.
- Yard sale/local press. Both of these options have the same problem: visibility. The chances of someone looking for the exact item you are selling are extremely low. You’ll be lucky that someone walking past your house or flicking through the local newspaper is looking for a particular item of clothing.
The best place to sell your clothes
Known for buying CDs, DVDs, video games, electronics and old technology, musicMagpie.co.uk now buys your unwanted clothes. It's an extremely simple process that gives you an instant price thanks to its Valuation Engine. Simply enter the brand and type of garment in your possession for an immediate result.
Once you have gone through the clothes you want to sell, sending your unwanted garments is easy and above all, free. Either use the site's ‘send’ service or drop off your clothes at one of 5,000 dedicated shops - usually located within one mile of your own home. A fully insured courier service is also available, which will arrange to collect the clothes at a time and on a date that suits you.
Once items have been sent and checked, you can choose to be paid by bank transfer, cheque or e-Vouchers. If you're feeling generous, musicMagpie also has a range of chosen charities that you can donate the money to as well.