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Welcome to Selling Stuff 101, a primer on the best local consignment and buy/sell/trade spots in Boston.
Botkier Clyde bag for $159 at 219 Newbury Street.
Remember when we noted that consignment can be a complicated business? Extensive guidelines aside, Second Time Around makes the process easy peasy—and with 11 Massachusetts stores you can even be a bit strategic about where to drop off what. That Chanel bag? It will probably meet its mate at one of the three Newbury Street locations. But those L.A.M.B. shoes might be a better fit at a student-swarmed spot like Harvard Square.
Whatever you're delivering, be sure to make an appointment in advance (see locations and contact info here) and prep your last season winter wears by folding them neatly into bags. There is a three piece minimum to start an account, and once set up, it is wildly easy to check which items of yours are selling and at what price when you log into their website. Payment by check yields 40% of the selling price, while accepting your earnings in store credit results in 50%.
Checks are cut monthly, so the delay between drop-off and receiving cash is minimal. Insider tip: if your item is new with tags, it will be priced at 50% of the price listed on the tag, the highest percentage offered on original retail price.
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