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Other times, marks will not go away and you will NEED to know this before listing it so you can ask for the true in this case, lower value. Do a little basic maintenance on the bra beyond just washing it. Many bras will pick up pills from sweaters or tops they come in contact with.
These can easily be trimmed off. Just gently pull the pill away from the bra and snip it off with scissors. Freya bras sometimes grow a bit of fluff on the lining underneath the band. This, too, can be carefully trimmed off to make the bra look nicer.
Carefully snip the stitches out and make sure there are no marks left. There is a lot you can do to improve the quality of a bra to make sure that potential buyers will find it up to par. That being said, though….
Always be honest about the condition of a bra. If there are any stains, marks, tiny holes, snags, etc, describe them in detail and photograph them. Charge for shipping, too , unless you're shipping through Bratabase. If you use Bratabase, you will just charge the buyer the cost of the bra and pay the shipping yourself.
But if you're not using Bratabase, it's a good idea to know what the shipping will be before you deal with payment so you can do it all at once. So I typically charge those prices if I'm selling on a forum, because I used recycled packaging.
So what if you sell a bra? You will now need to deal with payment and shipping. Always use Paypal to protect yourself. The whole point of Paypal is that strangers on the internet can safely exchange payments without revealing their private financial information. Paypal also includes many protections for both seller and buyer.
Before I began selling bras, I had no idea how to use Paypal outside of eBay, but it is actually very easy. There are two options: To send an invoice to your buyer, find out their email address. If they want to send a payment to you, give them the email address associated with your Paypal account if you don't have one, make one.
They will have to send this through their own Paypal account, so if the buyer doesn't have a Paypal account, you'll be better off sending them an invoice through your own account. Once the payment is complete, the next step is mailing off the bra. I usually send unpadded bras in one of those soft "tough sac" mailers--the same thing bras get mailed to me in.
You can also use a padded envelope or a small box, but the bag-type mailers tend to weigh a little less and be cheaper. I mostly use whatever packaging I have around at home. If you're re-using packaging, make sure to gently remove or carefully cover up by taping paper onto them any old labels and barcodes. Make sure the address and return address are clearly legible.
I think it's generally a good idea to protect the address, either by covering it fully in postal tape, or by covering it with a piece cut from a clear zip-lock bag and taping around that. The post office doesn't require that you do this, though. If you're mailing a molded bra, make sure to add some padding tissue paper is nice, but old grocery bags work just as well as long as they are clean and dry.
This will help it keep its shape and avoid any damage during mailing. Once you're ready to mail the package, it's time to deal with the post office! If you're anything like me, going to the post office can be a bit of a harrowing experience until you're used to it.
It helps to go in with plenty of time before they close and be prepared to potentially wait in line for a bit. If you are mailing something internationally, you will have to fill out a customs form. Don't despair--it is easier than it sounds.
If you're totally lost, just ask the people working there for assistance. But the customs forms are all available at the tables that you can write on before getting in line, and it speeds things up to fill them out before you get to the front of the line.
You'll need to fill out your own address, the address you are mailing to, and what you are mailing. Check off "merchandise" or "gift", then list the item "lingerie" or "clothing" both work and its value what the seller paid you for it. There are instructions for doing this on the first page of the form.
You will also want to check off the "exception" for your package being under a certain very high value, as instructed. The form only includes two options for exceptions and you will check off the first one. You don't need to write down the item's weight--the post office will weigh it and do that for you. Then sign and date the form. When you get to the front desk, you can ask them if everything is correct if you are nervous about it.
Don't over-think it--like most bureaucratic forms, the customs declaration looks a lot more complicated than it is. They will tell you if you need to add something else to it.
What about insurance and tracking? It is up to you and your buyer to decide whether it's worth paying more for tracking. But it can also be very expensive. I personally trust the postal service not to lose my items, and I only ship to buyers that seem trustworthy, but I also accept that this philosophy might occasionally lead to me losing some money.
For me, that's okay, but if you're not okay with that, then you should definitely only ship with insurance and tracking for peace of mind. Just let your buyer know upfront that you only ship that way so they will be prepared to pay more. Well--that's all the tips I have for re-selling and mailing bras! Any questions, or tips I missed? Let me know in the comments!
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I live in Georgia BTW. Not all of them are used. I bought 12 bras, but they are the same brands I have three brands so I only tried on three of them. I wouldn't sell those. I bought them online from England. It took ages for them to come to the states where I live. That's why I don't want to sell them online. Too much of a hassle. Are you sure you want to delete this answer? You might want to try this site. This Site Might Help You. Used clothing stores get theirs from donations.
You won't much from them. Online places are still your best bet. Not much a hassle. You can send them buy regular mail, cheap. Here is a site you can post a free ad, and it will stay live until they are sold, http: To me, only if they have been used.
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