Am I missing something? Question for UK users

Discussion in 'Baby & Toddler' started by Mel32, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. Mel32

    Mel32 Well-Known Member

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    Where are all the baby clothes in charity shops? Are they not cost effective to sort or are there some rules surrounding them? I cant imagine all donations are stained or too worn?

    I know when people get rid of baby clothes they do so in LARGE quantities but any charity shop I go to seems to only have a token small rail of clothes mostly toddler from memory. I thought this would be a great place to shop for clothes.

    P.S I don't recall even seeing them in bigger city centers either. I'm so confused. Ebay clothes are maybe OK but the postage adds up!

    Waiting to get to a mum2mum or Jack and Jill market. Where do you go? Are carboots any good?
     
  2. El1en

    El1en Well-Known Member

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    My local area has a "baby selling page" on Facebook where lots of people put bundles of clothes. A lot of people might also pass things onto friends rather than charity and tbh, and I hope this doesn't make me sound like a bad person, when it comes to my little girls clothes if it's goodenough to be worn again iI'd rather try and earn a few pennies selling it rather than give it to charity
     
  3. YorksLass

    YorksLass Well-Known Member

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    Odd... I was in one a few days ago, I think rspca, I forget! They had loads of baby clothes, all nicely sorted into sizes :) This was near leeds... got some bargains!
     
  4. Becky1

    Becky1 Well-Known Member

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    I went in my local children's charity shop and there weren't many clothes, the baby clothes looked pretty grim to be honest. I think a lot of people do try and sell them on, I know I do as I need the money to buy the next size up. Perhaps see if there's any second hand sales (Nct nearly new are good) near you instead.


     
  5. Mel32

    Mel32 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it's driving me mad. I had an insane amount of 0-6 clothes which I just gave away to a friend ( and not to charity.. So maybe that's my answer, everyone must be doing that or selling haha). I heard mum2 mum is brilliant but November is a while away. I'll keep looking!!
     
  6. Pumpkin9

    Pumpkin9 Well-Known Member

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    I give some bits to charity but most I pass on or sell. Up until recently a lot of the clothes i have used for my two have been almost like new when I've finished with them. Now my son is in a size range for a year they are getting abit more beaten about so might rethink now
     
  7. Rooster30

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    Yeah, I do think that is odd. I've given all of my daughters old clothes to charity and passed on various other bits and pieces to my sister.
     

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