Do you get better deals on baby/kid's clothes on Ebay or at thrift stores?

United States
December 16, 2007 6:53pm CST
When my little girl was a baby we didn't have the Internet, thus no Ebay. I shopped some of the local second hand and thrift shops for little baby things, that we couldn't afford otherwise. And, even though the selection was pretty good, the quality wasn't. And, then I discovered Ebay, when she was about two years old and haven't stopped shopping since. I love that place. You can find really cute kid's clothes and gently worn baby clothes, in good condition. At least that's what I've found. And, sometimes you can buy big lots of brand new kids clothes for a fraction of the price of Walmart. Name brand clothes too. And, surprisingly, the prices are about the same as our local thrift shops. Do you prefer to buy baby/kid clothes locally at a thrift shop or online at Ebay?
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
17 Dec 07
I used to shop at the thrift shops too, but generally you have to go everyday when they put new stuff out in order to get a good selection of clothes and sizes! Then my friend started taking me to the outlet mall here and there is a store called childrens place which has really good and cheap clothing. You really have to buy a season ahead, but i got almost an entire some wardrobe for just over 30$. When winter comes around they sell all their summer clothing really cheap! we got t shirts and shorts and skirts, all for 99Cents a peice, and some jeans for 1.99! They have new stuff on sale every wednesday, so we tend to go right when the store opens on wednesdays when we go! I am really glad my friend introduced me to this store cause it really has saved us a small fortune!
• United States
17 Dec 07
That's awesome!
• United States
23 Dec 07
I sell children's clothing. More specifically gymboree and gap mostly. I also sell my daughter's clothing after she has outgrown it. I usually start all used clothing auctions are .99. I think that is a great deal. Only thing is that when you buy on ebay you have to pay shipping. You would not have to do this when shopping locally. But you have the price of gas. So I guess either way it works out about the same.
• United States
20 Dec 07
I'm like you I will buy at a baragin in a heart but I haven't actually thought about which one because I love them both. You can find a deal from either one of them(in my opinion) it actually depends on what your looking for and what your willing to pay.
17 Dec 07
When my son was little I used to buy his clothes from the local *cheap* shop and charity shops, kids grow so fast that it seemed more economical to buy second hand. I have bought a few bits from eBay for my niece and nephew, and had no problem at all.
@miryam (6510)
• Italy
17 Dec 07
i not have a kids, but i hate e bay and not buy nothing, not for me not for a baby,,,,,,,,,,,,,, bye myryam
• United States
17 Dec 07
I never seem to get the good Ebay stuff. I tell ya, garage sales and getting clothes from friends are the best!