Monday, March 3, 2008

Buying Kids Clothes on eBay

You always hear about people selling on eBay, but you don't hear much about buying on eBay. I tried to sell a few things, I had some luck, but to me it seemed like a lot of effort without much profit.

But I have had some luck on buying on eBay. One thing I have bought is clothes for my kids. After doing a little research, I have gotten some really good deals.

I go to the clothing category, click say girls clothes. One piece of advice is go 1 to 2 sizes above their size. The clothes seem to run a little small. Then if I'm looking for say sweaters, I check that and I sort by Price + Shipping lowest first. Then I like to look for more then one piece of clothing sold together.

If you see something you like place a bid on it, enter a maximum bid, but don't go to high. One of the things you have to watch out for is getting in a "bidding war" with someone. You'll end up paying more then you intended. I learned sometimes you have to let some of the items go, if it goes higher then you had wanted. Also make sure you check the sellers feedback.

But for example my daughter takes dance classes, and I won 5 dance outfits for only 1 dollar. I also got about 5 pairs of pajamas for my son for 99 cents. Even with shipping charges they were both deals. Another note is I've bought mostly "used" clothes (that's how you can get such great deals), but all have been in good to practically like new condition.

So if you want to save money on kids clothes, check out eBay for some great deals!

(*above is picture of 2 sweaters I won for my daughter for only $1.79)


  1. Hi Sue, As always thanks for sharing. You really got a great buy & I think the sweaters are pretty also. Have a wonderful week! :-)

    Take care,

  2. "I tried to sell a few things, I had some luck, but to me it seemed like a lot of effort without much profit." got that right! :)

  3. Hi Sue,

    I've shared this information with my wife. Thanks. :)

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  5. Hi Sue -- thanks for stopping by Scribbles at ShoutPost.
    This article was interesting. You are right about letting things go if the price is too high. One thing I find so silly are the new people who don't know how to bid properly and end up raising prices! Sometimes they get stuck with the "expensive" item.

  6. Thanks everyone for your comments. One thing I did learn about buying on eBay was not to get to "crazy" on the bidding.

  7. I love buying clothes for my kids on ebay!! I do alot of school shopping on there, Get whole lots of clothes for next to nothing. Last school year I got my daughter a lot of 5 pairs of jeans for $2.50!!!!! You cannot even get them that cheap at yard sales! I buy my little one his cloth diapers on ebay too. Al though now I am starting to make my own , now that I got my sewing machine fixed.

  8. Dont have any kids at home (all grown up with her own now) but I love eBay. Have bought everything from a touring caravan,dressing table & huge baroque mirror to an old biscuit tin and shot glass with pictures of my uncles horse that won the Grand National in 1958 (you can imagine the thrill of finding those!) Also last year got all my Xmas Gifts on there :-)