If you have kids and they wear name brand clothes you should be selling their used clothes on eBay. There is a small fortune to made on eBay if you list correctly. Certain brands like Gymboree, Nike, and boutique brands sell for almost new prices. I sold my daughters clothes after she outgrew them on eBay for over a year and was making back almost all of what I paid for the clothes so I was practically dressing her for free. I have learned some techniques that helped me make money selling my kids used clothes:
On any page of ebay you will now find a search input at the top right corner of the page. Just below this you will find "Advanced Search".
Now, in order to get a listing of completed items you will first need to search the current open items. Fill in your search parameters and click the "Search" Button.
Once the list comes up, scroll down the LEFT hand edge of the page and you will see more search categories and "SEARCH OPTIONS". In this area you will find a check box next to "Completed Listings".
Scroll down a bit further and click the "Show Items' Button. You will now get a listing of CLOSED items which are still on the system. Keep in mind that this search option only goes back 30 days. You will not see any auction older than 30 days.
Once you figured out about how much to expect to make off your items, decide how you want to sell them. I suggest selling clothing in bulk or lots which is just selling groups of items together instead of one piece of clothing per auction. Unless you have a very high value item it is always better to sell your items in a lot in my opinion. The reason I say this is because of how expensive shipping is. A buyer doesn't want to pay $6 in shipping for a $10 shirt. By selling a large lot of clothing you are giving the buyer a better shipping value. They will pay the $14 shipping for 10 shirts more readily. This will increase your bids as well. I would offer priority shipping and size my lots by the amount of clothes I can fit in the flat rate priority box. There are three sizes so you can sell different amounts based on what shipping box you are using.
When selling in a lot, have a theme. Sell clothes that are the same size, gender, and style. Sell clothes that are for the same season. Don't mix winter clothes and summer clothes together. Also if you can put clothes into outfits and sell them, the buyers seem to bid more. Its less work for busy moms to buy complete outfits than have to bid on auctions for all the separate pieces of clothing. On the other hand if you have a bunch of the same type of clothing like shorts an auction of multiple pairs of the same type of item does well also as long as you aren't selling duplicate items.
Organization is key so give yourself a room to spread out and group the clothes you are going to sell. Once you have decided what clothing you are going to sell together, you move to inspection. Look over each piece of clothing in very good (natural preferred) light.
Want to give your daughter a new dress but can't afford it? Are you just tired of seeing them wear the same outfits? It's easy to give a single garment or an entire wardrobe a make-over with a few embellishments and notions. And, even if you can't sew, there are still lots of changes you can make to existing outfits.
Whether your child has ruined the knees of a good pair of pants, has outgrown a dress, or there's some fraying beginning to show at the edge of a pocket, you can make the garment look brand new - and different. All you need are a few inexpensive items from a notions department and you can give your child an entirely different wardrobe.
Stains on tee shirts? Don't toss them; save them by painting the shirt with fabric paints. Depending upon how bad the stains are, and where they're located on the garment, you can use fabric paints to cover them. For large stains use a coloring book page and carbon paper to make the design. Lay the carbon paper on the shirt and place the coloring page on top. Outline the design and it will transfer to the shirt. Use fabric paints or permanent markers to paint.
If there's just a stain or two, and they're small, choose a set of little appliques to cover and decorate. Cover the stains with the appliques then add the appliques to other areas of the garment to make it look like the garment was made that way. Appliques are great for covering a tear in a garment, too.