I feel like there are a ton of pics from people happily sending in their #cleanout bags to #thredup but you never see a picture of how little people are getting for their great threds.

Lesson learned, I'll be happily donating our outgrown kids clothes to local families in need instead of letting @thredup take them for profit.
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  • legosinmylouisI feel like there are a ton of pics from people happily sending in their #cleanout bags to #thredup but you never see a picture of how little people are getting for their great threds.

    Lesson learned, I'll be happily donating our outgrown kids clothes to local families in need instead of letting @thredup take them for profit.

  • hayconsThat's frustrating! I always just donate! It's so much easier and more than likely will go to a family who really needs and appreciates it! 😘
  • legosinmylouis@haycon oh well, #liveandlesrn right. Back to my old method of giving them away.
  • leaveittomamaGood to know!
  • geribstewartSo i've just checked this site out for the first time. They sell the items for as much as i would have paid for them brand new in store, on clearance. How are you only getting $4 from a big bag??
  • legosinmylouis@geribstewart I think they have strong appeal for mothers who can't get into stores to shop the clearance racks. While I appreciate the idea of "sharing economy" to lower the carbon footprint for the textile industry I can't in good conscious let them make such a killing off me.
  • legosinmylouisThe terrible thing is all the clothes #thredup didn't take just get turned into pillow stuffing and aren't even given to people in need.
  • stillsbyhillphotographyThat's so good to know because I was getting ready to get to sell to them!
  • clairemonahanThanks for sharing. 😕 Good to know.
  • gmkdr22Thanks for info, was cleaning out to sell to them--Instead for $4.15 you can make a little girl very happy--a much better deal--Love your blog!!
  • nickrick31We have a "closet" at my elementary school where we except donations for our students. The majority of our kids are refugees and very poor-sometimes homeless. Families can request clothing for themselves and their children.
  • henrydaphThis is crazy. My jaw dropped when I saw this amount. How is that possible? There's absolutely no incentive to send in your clothes for less than $5! I say save them for baby # 3 ;)
  • legosinmylouis@henrydaph My biggest issue is that I no longer have the option of getting my clothes back to donate. #thredup doesn't even donate them they turn them into fibers and pillow stuffing and then take 10% of their profit off selling the stuffing and donate that.
  • legosinmylouisI wonder how much money they are making off the clothes they don't buy but sell to become pillow fibers? They are either making a ton off the clothes they reject or they are giving away pennies to charity. Either way, I'm not on board with that business model!
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