New With Tags is Still Preowned!

I am not only an active seller, but an obsessed buyer on resale sites. Usually Poshmark, but sometimes eBay. I trust Poshmark more so I usually start there. As I was just scrolling through listings I felt the need to stop to write this post!

YOUR OLD CLOTHES ARE NOT WORTH RETAIL PRICES!! Oh em geeeee! Seriously people, I don’t care if you paid $58.50 plus tax for that blazer at the store. It’s now preowned! If I wanted to pay anything over half the retail price I would buy it directly from the store. Because then I would have a 90 day return policy!

I can hear you now, “But it still has tags on it! It’s brand new!” No it’s not. You’re not a wholesaler. You didn’t buy it directly from the manufacturer with the intention of a retail sale. Like it or not it’s preowned, it’s probably got some lint and dog fur on it, and possibly even fading!

I had this conversation with my mother a few months ago. My parents bought me a brand new violin when I was 12. I ended up taking chorus instead of orchestra in middle school, so it’s been sitting unopened in my parents house since then. It’s now 21 years old! It can go to a bar! Ha! The point is my parents paid $500 for it. They got a $500 (allegedly) discount on it because we had rented one for a year (personally I think this was a great sales ploy). So my mom argued with me that this violin retails for $1000 and that that’s what we would sell it for. NOOOOO that’s not how it works! It’s preowned even if it’s never been used!! Not to mention age. This goes for your clothes with tags on it. You’ve had it in your closet for 3 years. It’s aged. Fabric deteriorates just like anything else. Those old underwear with the elastic waist band that no longer stretches but actually expands and the pieces of elastic break? Yeah, perfect example!

When posting a preowned item age and condition need to be taken into consideration. I’m just saying it’s not worth retail. It’s only worth what someone will pay for it.

-D

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It’s Been a While!

2 years have flown by!

It’s been 2 years since I last posted a new blog. I was a little busy you could say. I got a full time job, got engaged, planned a wedding, got married, and boom had a baby! You know, the usual!

I’ve been wanting to start blogging again. I even started a new blog that centers on my amazon reviews! After buying a million new baby items on amazon and reading reviews I learned about the amazon vine program. It’s now my goal to get that invite! I’ve raised (or lowered really) my amazon reviewer ranking from #400,000 something to #8,000 something! I’m super proud of this stupid accomplishment lol.

Anyway, I’m restarting my blogging journey here at my core. I’m now also Tommy’s mommy though! So I’ll be sharing more than just my Poshmark tips. I have so much to share about having a baby and how different it is after 8 years and with a different husband. I think a lot of moms will be able to relate and hopefully feel understood.

Can’t wait to share more!

-D

Clothing Resale Tip: I Shaved My Pants. 

Boyfriend: So, what did you do this morning?

Me: I shaved my pants.

Huh? Yes you read that right! I shaved my pants! I know what you’re thinking, but I’m not crazy (ok maybe a little, just don’t ask my ex’s ok?).
I’ve been so busy with taking pictures, writing descriptions, posting listings, and shipping orders that I haven’t posted anything here lately. I realized that yesterday when I got my new business cards in. So this morning when I grabbed the first item in my “needs to be photographed” pile, I gave the pants a glance and saw some minor pilling. Normally, I would just add that in to the description of the item’s condition, but then I remembered something so cool that I had heard. Shave them. Lightbulb came on for “perfect new blog post” in my head. So here we go!

Step 1 Lint roller and Razor

Tools for shaving your clothing that is pilling

Gather your supplies.

You will need so much, just kidding it’s only 3 things!

  1. The clothing item that has pilling.
  2. A brand NEW, never used, disposable razor. Yes new. You don’t want soap, rust, or little hairs on your clothes. Yuck.
  3. A lint roller.
  4. Clean flat surface. Ok I know I said 3 things but does this count? Technically does the item count? Is it only 2 things?

Step 2

Lay the item, mine was a pair of pants, flat on the table.

Step 3

Lightly shave the fabric where you see the pilling (little gathered balls of fabric). Don’t be scared! Just start with light pressure and see how it goes, you can always add pressure if nothing is happening.

Step 4
Take your lint roller and clean off those pesky pills!

Step 5

Brag about how you made your pants look new again!

I hope this helps someone because it helped me! It’s actually pretty fun, and I felt good after. I know, it’s the little things!
-D