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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Remember a few weeks ago when I wrote about the children's clothing bartering site here? I told you all that I would take a picture of the first box I received:

I received 7 items in the box, which totals out to a little less than $2 per piece (since you have to pay $13 shipping). I was a bit disappointed as the boxes are supposed to be packed full (and many members report receiving 10+ pieces in their box...the littler sizes can fit 20+ items in each box!). The jeans were a bit more worn than I had expected. They were all nice brand names; Janie and Jack, Gap, Polo, Mini Boden, Talbot Kids. Overall I am okay with the box that I have received.

I have started to hear some horror stories of some boxes that have been received. Smelly clothes, things beyond wearable, even mouse droppings in one box. Fortunately, ThredUp customer service is quick and will deal with a situation like that right away. I've also heard wonderful stories of boxes packed full of clean, name brand clothing...even several that still have new tags on. So it seems to be a bit of a gamble but I think that if you stick with the users that already have good ratings you will be satisfied with your pick.

I haven't ordered another box since my first, only because I haven't found one on their site that excites me. I do have a box on my waiting list and hope to be able to snag it when it becomes available before someone else does! I traded my first box a few weeks ago and was excited to get a good review on what I sent - 4 stars (the maximum you can receive) and 8 stylie points (out of 10). Pretty good in my book!

How many of you have signed up and are using their services now?


  1. I have been signed up since the beginning and have had good luck over all. The clothes that didn't work for me were good enough to take to a local kids swap where I saw them get snapped up. I for sure have had some boxes that thrilled me, and others, eh. but the good boxes I did get, I "favorite sender" that person and any time they list a box, I get a notification (as a pro member). I say stick to it and you will not be dissappointed!

  2. I've received one box so far and was really happy with the clothes. I've had 2 of my boxes picked which was nice. I have another box I picked en route so we'll see how this next box is, but so far I've been really happy with the website and the whole idea behind it is great!

  3. Yikes. Sorry you were dissapointed too. I have seen quite a few posts about this thing and none of them have been really favorable. I see that the posters above me have had good luck so maybe your next box will be better if you continue on?



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