BUY AND SELL.....

I just sold my first item on our local "Buy and Sell" site on Facebook and just received an A++ from the buyer and a thank you on the beautiful Brighton dinner bag. I got my price, was able to have $$ deposited into my debit account on a secured site and got $$ next day...was so easy. Trying to sell a few good things I no longer use,,,anyone else do this?

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Anybody within 200 miles of DC interested in buying a Sleep Number queen mattress set (like new condition) or a woman's, rarely worn full length, reversible sheared nutria coat (reverses to water shedding green silk) size 2xl (w 18-20) ? PM me with email addy and I will send pix and details.)

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

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Irene that is awesome!

wales, how do you deal with a mattress delivery? When I was furnishing my house, I saw some good prices (to me) on various sites, but I could not get good answers on delivery.

"Been stuck in the middle of a vendetta between me and myself" -Citizen Cope
OK, @Irene_L.A., I had to google "Brighton dinner bag". I thought it was something you used to carry a crock pot to a pot luck. LOL! Glad you got a nice price for it.

proudly shopping in the D.
Funny, Brighton is an upscale Boutique selling handbags, Jewelry and such.....I've had it for 20 years and never wear it anymore, but now that I've sold it, I have a bit of remorse and miss it.

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Honny,
This is a mattress system that has 2 inflatable bladders, which are collapsed and rolled up. Then there are the covers, the foam strips that go around and between the 2 halves when they are inflated, and the components that allow each side to be independently inflated the the "sleep number" (level) that is best for each sleeper. So, it is simple to move. However, I am offering it first within "cash and carry" range becasue it would be complicated to pack into 2 large boxes and somewhat expensive to shop. The mattress system needs to go onto a flat, solid foundation, like a platform bed, not on a box spring type of foundation.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
@Irene_L.A. wrote:

Funny, Brighton is an upscale Boutique selling handbags, Jewelry and such.....I've had it for 20 years and never wear it anymore, but now that I've sold it, I have a bit of remorse and miss it.

Interesting conundrum. I would never sell things I "loved", i.e. my wife, children, or extended family. Or part with a few material objects that held particular significance because of how I acquired them, or who bestowed them to me. But of all the material objects I hold, these things are a small percentage. My New Years resolution is to try to remove clutter from my life and my home., and spend my income more on "experiences" for my family that create lifelong memories, rather than "things", that loose their luster over time.

proudly shopping in the D.
@Paulin...you completely misunderstood me. I bought this handbag myself, it has no ties to any other person.
Being a man you wouldn't understand, so I'll "have" to explain. I have certain items I love, but have either outgrown, or do not use anymore, (which was the purse,it;s a woman's thing)...has nothing to do with another person, and the money comes in handy at this time, via something that sits in my closet, as I am cleaning out my stuff for personal reasons, and weren't you the one that thought it was a Crockpot carrier....LOL.

HAPPINESS true happiness is an inner thing.....
@PaulinMI wrote:

@Irene_L.A. wrote:

Funny, Brighton is an upscale Boutique selling handbags, Jewelry and such.....I've had it for 20 years and never wear it anymore, but now that I've sold it, I have a bit of remorse and miss it.

Interesting conundrum. I would never sell things I "loved", i.e. my wife, children, or extended family. Or part with a few material objects that held particular significance because of how I acquired them, or who bestowed them to me. But of all the material objects I hold, these things are a small percentage. My New Years resolution is to try to remove clutter from my life and my home., and spend my income more on "experiences" for my family that create lifelong memories, rather than "things", that loose their luster over time.

I am keeping most of my stuff. I got these things because I want them. Mind you, at the same time I am rearranging my schedule so that I have time to enjoy my stuff. Staying at home and enjoying what is here (because it is edifying stuff) can provide wonderful experiences, just as traveling to some other place can do. This does not incur tax deductions. Hmm. But that is for another thread. Someone else might walk in here and cry, "Clutter!" (much like crying foul). I walk in here and think, "Good job, self. We have sorted, rearranged, and made progress with everything. We did this despite injuries, re-injuries,and that indescribable, gawdawful flu. Soon we will be where The Inner Perfectionist would like us to be, with Everything In Its Place". The rest of that phrase, a place for everything, resides in the creative realm. My place came with some built-in closet pieces here and there. I work with those pieces because it is less costly than buying or making custom pieces. In a perfect world, I will become vastly wealthy, design and build my own custom closet systems, and my things will be lovingly housed Until then, I live with a pretty good system. In deference to the organizing phenom, I sorted, folded, and arranged my sweaters with care. Now, these garments are in loose color groupings, and there are only a few sweaters in each colorful pile. The fibers are not over-stressed, and I know where each sweater is. How do the sweaters feel about this? I dunno...

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@Irene_L.A., my comment was only marginally related to your statement about remorse of selling your handbag, which I am sure was beautiful, and more related to my personal philosophy to strive to put less emphasis on "things" in my life in the future. Sadly, looking back on the last 30 years or so, that belief was reversed. So my NYR. And yes, I believed "Dinner bag" to be some type of crockpot carrier. smiling smiley

proudly shopping in the D.
Way to small for a crockpot, which is why it's called a "dinner bag", enough room for a credit card, not even a wallet.....when dressing up, a woman doesn't use a huge day bag......no problem, I understand your a man.
I have my eye on something I will use in this life and enjoy from here on out....material things as one ages, no
longer seem so important. I have given much of my good stuff to my daughter to enjoy, as she goes out, travels and I pride in seeing her enjoy, as I enjoy the antique chest and service for 16 China dishes my Mother left me,but she didn't need or want the bag. She does enjoy my Silver jewelry from Mexico and I love that. Whenever we see one another I give her something meaningful from me and the family, that means a lot to me. My remorse statement was a bit overdone, had a moment of loss, not a biggiee.
"Going shopping"!!

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Thanks @Irene_L.A., for forgiving my ignorance. Not the fist time you have educated me. My wife has a few handbags like you describe, but yeah, I never really understood why she needed them. Still don't. But that's OK. She looks amazing carrying them, and I bet you do too.

proudly shopping in the D.


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I have lots of things to sell, I don't do FaceBook, any other ideas. I would like to use my cell phone.
Look for a buy and sell in your town and sign, take picture of item and wait it out...I liked Facebook because I didn't have to give anyone personal information, all was handled under my account and like Paypal, (not Facebook) the Buy and sell have a Paypal like system set up. The computer is the only way I know that works.
I live in a complex and tried to put a note on the mailbox, but no takers. Today I'm taking more pic's of clothes, fingers crossed. Hint, don't over price, get rid of it for an affordable price.

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Was doing a thrift shop mystery shop today and they had books for a dollar a bag! I spent about 10x the required amount of time, but picked up boxes full (now to sneak them into the house). Some I'll keep, but I'm pretty sure I can turn around at least a hundred of them on one of the sites.

Seriously, nobody cares that you're offended.

(Yes, I stole Hoju's tagline.)
My wife calls that a "Clutch" I think....I have not heard it called dinner bag. Amazing how the same thing has different names across this great country (don't get me started on all the names for soda)

Orlando - lightly shopping NC
@oteixeira wrote:

My wife calls that a "Clutch" I think....I have not heard it called dinner bag. Amazing how the same thing has different names across this great country (don't get me started on all the names for soda)
Clutch and dinner bag are one of the same, I have called it a clutch, (whatever). Brighton had advertised it as a "dinner bag", which means it's dresser than a clutch, and I used it when going out fancy) pre shopping).

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I haven't, but I think I need to start. I bought two nearly identical St. John pea coats on Poshmark. I did not realize I had made offers on both of them. One has gold buttons at least, but they are pretty much identical.
It's good for designer clothes, but not somethimg super popular that someone would copy, like a Burberry quilted jacket. I don't trust resale handbags though. I will only buy those directly from Saks or an independent store. There are too many fakes.
Not for me...too confusing, I may sell but not buy.

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Poshmark takes 20 percent of your sale. There is a fixed commission for items $10 and under. My daughters tell me buyers love vintage items.
I just listed two items for sale on Poshmark...fingers crossed that I priced them right...thx for the suggestion.
I am taking a leather jacket bought in Italy to an upscale consignment shop this week and will see how much they think I should ask.

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my ex extensively used the varage sale app. i remember driving around for even little things like books and stuff

shopping north west PA and south west ny
Irene, my daughters have sold over $10k. Their stuff and a bit of mine. Of course, they have spent so much more purchasing the items in the first place. They've also found me my favorite discontinued shoes in like new condition for me. I am sure your items will sell. People love vintage items.
MTS>>>>I have a Louie Vuitton zipper wallet I'd like to sell, and see the price ranges from $200 to 400 for the zipper. Should I price the top, or in the middle. #new at this

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@Irene_L.A. wrote:

MTS>>>>I have a Louie Vuitton zipper wallet I'd like to sell, and see the price ranges from $200 to 400 for the zipper. Should I price the top, or in the middle. #new at this

Hi Irene,

My little experts advise to sell high as buyers will always negotiate with you and normally will meet somewhere in the middle. As far as designer stuff goes, any item that is valued at $500 or higher go through a verification/approval with Poshmark before you can list it. When you list it, try and take pictures of any verification/ serial numbers of it's authenticity as knockoffs are a no-no. Save the pictures as some dishonest people who change their minds will mark up your item or disfigure it in some way and say it was damaged and not listed as described. Although my daughters have never had this experience, they have read and seen where that has happened.

I love my Louis Vuitton bags and wallets. I would never part with them, LOL. I have a zipper wallet as well.

Just tonight, my daughter sold a pair of silver, flat slides that I've only worn two times for the original price I paid. Good luck and please feel free to PM me or ask here if you need more information.
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