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What to do with clothes I don't wear?

Discussion in 'General' started by Major, 7 Oct 2008.

  1. Major

    Major Guest

    So right now I must have over 100 peices of clothing doing nothing (hardly any of it worn), most of it was given to me by my brother who never wore the stuff also (he has the equivilent of top shop in his cupboard, so he can't possibly wear all of it).

    So I know I can give it to charity, but a part of me is just thinking (Why the hell should a charity benefit from selling the clothes when we've spent prob over £1000 on the stuff)...

    So is it only eBay and charity? Or is there something else?
     
  2. alecamused

    alecamused Minimodder

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    second hand store?
     
  3. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    You could give it to charity... or ebay... or both?

    Why don't you sell them on ebay for a small profit, and use their services to donate 20% to a charity of your choice?
     
  4. Orca

    Orca What's a Dremel?

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    eBay what you can then give the rest to charity I reckon.
     
  5. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    When I clean out my closet, I give my clothes to charity, unless it's something really nice, then I give it to a neighbour. As long as I know someone is benefiting or I get a thank you out of it, I'm happy. Money isn't always the most important thing.
     
  6. Thacrudd

    Thacrudd Where's the any key?!?

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    I give them away. I put them off to the side where I deposit my trash and there's always people that come and go through it to use.
     
  7. PA!N

    PA!N What's a Dremel?

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    I have the same prob., my closet is full of stuff that I dont wear anymore because my style change a lot
    in the past year. I was thinking ebay, but I doubt that I would get a satisfying price. I guess I'll try a second
    hand store.
     
  8. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    Offer them up to charity. Over here we have the Salvation Army that accepts donated clothes; surely you have something similar.
     
  9. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Wear them.
     
  10. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    lol. cheeky git :D
     
  11. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    I've done a few closet clear outs in the last few months, all to charity. Never considered selling second hand clothes on ebay, can't see that they would fetch anything worth while. Its easier to give to charity, and hey, its charity.
     
  12. identikit

    identikit Minimodder

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    Be careful of those "charities" that drop off bags looking for free clothes. They'll take them abroad and sell them. Take your bags straight to a bricks and mortar charity shop.
     
  13. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    That reminds me of a story I was told last year. A professor brought a never-worn shirt that didn't fit him to our 6 person class and offered it to whomever wanted it. He said that he avoided charities after some time ago when he donated a jacket but somehow left a business card or something similar in one of the pockets. He said that he received a call from an adult in Africa begging him to adopt him so that he could move to the US.
     
  14. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    while it may have cost you/your brother 1000 pounds, all up, there are people who simply cant afford 10 pounds an item (if you can get anything for that sorry not too sure on the cost of clothes over there), surly you will get some sort of warm feeling out of that
     
  15. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    give them to poor people...
     
  16. kennethsross

    kennethsross What's a Dremel?

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  17. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    A big fire!

    Eh, pretty much your choices are second hand stores, charity, ebay. Maybe a car boot/jumble sale.

    Personally, I'd ebay with X % going to charity or something.
     
  18. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Yeah, why should charities benefit from your money wasting?

    I think you misunderstand the concept of "charity".
     
  19. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    (why the hell should you benefit from selling the clothes your brother has spent probably over £1000 on...)
     
  20. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Take pictures of everything, wait for a 5p listing day and list all your items on there. If it doesn't sell, relisting is free the first time I believe (maybe only if you sell it). But anyways, what doesn't sell you can always give to the charity shop.
     

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