I’m going through another one of my closet-purging phases, which is interesting, because I’ve also been adding quite a few things…But I guess that’s why I subsequently need to purge; I hate having so much stuff. I know, not a terrible problem to have, but I really only wear regularly a small portion of my wardrobe. The other things just take up space.
And since I’m swearing off eBay – for good this time – and not all my stuff is appropriate for MOSS here in Austin, I’m going to try out a couple of online alternatives. First, Threadflip, then Poshmark (although I feel like poshmark is kind of limited though, because it’s only an iPhone app).
Yesterday I uploaded my Foley & Corinna mid-city tote bag in canvas & leather trim to Threadflip. It was SO EASY. Almost too easy. I’m a little confused about what happens once it sells, but I think Threadflip takes 15%, which includes shipping/handling, and sends me packaging/shipping supplies. Then I send it out to the buyer and I’m done. They do charge another 5% if you want to cash out, or you can use your money as credit on Threadflip. We’ll see how it goes…no harm in trying, right?
Have you guys tried Threadflip or Poshmark yet? What did you think? Are you interested in trying eBay alternatives?
Yes I left ebay last year and sent the farewell letter to the CEO. I have been using i-ella. Thanks for letting me know about these others. I will certainly give them a try. Ebay needs some competition that is for sure!
haha! good for you. i haven’t tried i-ella, i’ve mostly just been taking stuff to the local consignment store or selling it directly. hopefully threadflip and/or poshmark will work, they’re so easy…
Problems with buyers not paying? I’m just beginning to sell on ebay and now I’m nervous!!
no, never that. just they’ve decided to hold my money from these last two sales as i “build a record of selling” – which is annoying. i’ve sold several things over the years and they never held my funds. also, mis-communication with buyers sometimes, and not really understanding how everything works. also, they take a lot of $ for their part of the sale.
Ah…I’ll have to look more closely and see what they took for my last sale. I don’t look closely enough sometimes. Not good. Thanks for your input.
Hi I was wondering how your experience with Threadflip has been going? Would you still recommend the site? Do you find it hard to compete with others? And would you recommend taking posh photos? I’ve seen some of the things posted and many seem like magazine ads!! 0.0
i only used threadflip once – it was a good experience overall. i used it pretty early on, and i priced my item VERY low so it would sell, so i didn’t feel too much competition, but yes, i’d definitely recommend taking good photos. although mine was taken in the mirror!!
I just buy something in threadflip and they “hold”my item. Anyone knows why or when it would b clear?
I sell on Poshmark and Threadflip I like them both,.. I have not had any customer issues,.. I get a lot of returning customers. I do sell on Ebay,..My issue with Ebay would be some of the buyers are taking advantage of the new policy’s such as item not as describe,.. Instead of asking to return an item because it does not fit,.. They will rip the item and say it is not as described 🙁 So basically your out the money shipping and the item.
That’s what I’m worried about on ebay: scammers! And it seems too easy for them to get away with it.