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Q: What do I need to sell clothing to The Patch?
- 1. Current styles of great clothing!
- 2. A willingness to part with your goods so somebody else can enjoy them!
- 3. Knowledge of what we are taking at the present time – look at the “Tips on Selling”
- 4. Your Photo ID – apart from your name, we will not record any personal information you do not wish to provide! (click here for reasons)
Q: Why are some of my clothes being chosen and not others?
2. It’s a great time to correspond with our staff to find out exactly what our customers are after so that the next time you visit us, you can have a more fruitful experience
3. Don’t fret. There are many avenues to sell your clothing, including consignment shops, Kijiji, Craigslist and Ebay to name a few. Several of these avenues reach a broader market than we do where you will be able to achieve maximum value for your goods.
4. Remember, the more discriminating we are, the better the grade of clothing we will have in the store. On the flip side, if we took everything that people offered us, we would have a pretty low grade of clothing (ie. think thrift store), except we would have to pay for all our clothing unlike thrift stores. Don’t think we would be around too long with that formula…
5. Maybe our inventory levels are too high at the present moment for a particular product. Maybe it’s not the right season. Maybe it is for a reason that doesn’t meet the eye. Just remember that as tempting as it is to take it personally when we reject some of your articles because we do understand that you identify closely with your clothing, it isn’t you!
Q: Why would I sell my clothing to The Patch?
● You can take your clothing to a consignment shop. Yes, it might sell, no guarantees, but you’ll find out after 45-90 days if you made any money.
● You can sell it on Kijiji or Craigslist. Of course, you might have to sell a piece of clothing to a complete stranger in a parking lot 5 km’s from your house on a rainy evening and maybe make the sale if it fits them properly. And that is only for 1 piece of clothing. Did we mention that you have to take photos and respond to many emails, even weeks after you sold your article. Are you going to do this for every piece of clothing you have?
● You can sell it on Ebay. Once again, you will have to wait weeks to find out what people are willing to pay for it. Do you need the added nail-biting anxiety in your life to find out you waited a whole month to find out you sold a piece of clothing for the price of a can of coke.
● You can donate it. This is fantastic, but there might be enough life in where you can recover some of the money you invested in your clothing. And when there isn’t enough life left in the clothing, we are sure that the last person who has your clothing will still donate it. Your clothing just added enjoyment to several more people’s lives before it arrived at the donation store.
● OR you can sell it to The Patch. One stop shop, cash on the spot. Now doesn’t that sound easier!
Q: What do you pay for my clothes?
Why do you pay the first $50 in in-store credit first?
Q: Do I have to wait until my clothes are sold at the store before I receive my compensation?
Q: Why do you require photo ID when dropping clothes off?
- 1. To verify you are who you say you are (i.e. you’d not want a stranger collecting cash from your account).
- 2. To prevent the trade of stolen goods!
Q: Do I have to make an appointment before arriving at the store?
Q: What should I do while my clothes are in the back with the buyer? Do I have to wait until they are done?
Q: What happens to the clothing that you do not choose for resale?
Q: When can I bring in clothes?
Q: How much clothing can I bring in at one time?
Q: What kinds of clothing should I bring in to sell?
Q: After I gather my clothing what is my next step?
Q: How are my clothes being evaluated once brought in?
Q: If I need to ask anyone a question at the Patch, who should I ask?
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