I discovered the best places to sell your clothes and books.
Until recently, I had been selling my clothes at Crossroads Trading Co. on Fillmore. They always take a few items and I feel they pay more than the high-end consignment boutiques like Cris on Polk. She is a rip-off. When you hand over your clothes for consignment, you agree that if your clothes don’t sell by a certain date, they will be continuously discounted until they do sell. Your clothes could very well be selling at top dollar, yet the boutique could be scrimping on what they fork over to you. You have no way of knowing.
Crossroads will pick through your clothes and quote you a total price. But I’ve now discovered Buffalo Exchange. I went to the location on Haight and they took a bag full of my clothes. What’s even better, they talk you through their process. They say why they’re passing on certain items (outdated style, looks too worn) and how much they’re pricing for each one.
I’ve never sold my books before (except back in college), so I went to the trusty Yelp reviews, and decided on Green Apple which happens to be my favorite book store. I had two stacks of books and they bought a stack full.
Go and make some extra cash this weekend or after work. Both Buffalo Exchange and Green Apple are open fairly late on week nights.