A couple of thoughts crossing my mind today . . .
I shopped at an online consignment store recently, ThredUp. They offer a ton of gently used clothing, mostly casual stuff from the likes of GAP, Loft and Target. The prices are a little high, imo, but I got a 25% discount and free shipping on my first order.
My package arrived today, and I was pleasantly surprised at the condition of the clothing. I got this very cute Ideology skirt for under $10:
This Old Navy blouse:
Old Navy sweater:
And a couple of pretty summer scarves. Grand total for all the pieces was just over $30! Good deal. Now the flip side: ThredUp invites you to send in your gently loved clothing to sell on their site. They offer to pay you up-front, before it sells, up to 40% of the determined sales price.
But the Internets are full of complaints about this side of ThredUp’s operations. Most complaints revolve around being “cheated” out of perfectly good clothing, and getting only “pennies” for nearly-new items. I have not done the sell-end yet, so I have no personal testimony. I plan to send in a few pieces as my experiment (the company pays for shipping) and I’ll let you know.
Any of you have experience with reselling through this company? Love to hear about it. I can say the shopping experience at ThredUp was very satisfactory!
Top of my head blowing off department: Did you read this story about televangelist Pat Robertson today? In response to a woman whose husband had an affair, Robertson said that the woman should focus on making “the home as wonderful as possible” so that her husband “doesn’t want to wander.”
“Give him honor instead of trying to worry about it,” he continued. “But recognize also, like it or not, males have a tendency to wander a little bit.”
No messy Seventh Commandment issues for Robertson. And naturally, it’s our fault if our men-folk “wander.” Grrrrrr. Does anyone still pay attention to this guy?
On a brighter, more life-affirming note, Visible Monday starts early, on Sunday! Everyone is welcome to participate ☺. Have a wonderful weekend, all.