One of the dilemmas parents face eventually after enough time passes is what to do with old baby items. At a certain point keeping some things around, just isn’t worth it, even if you are especially sentimental. On the flip side, there are always new parents who could use some second-hand gear at a more affordable price than the latest new contraption. New parents have a lot to learn about what works and what doesn’t. Experienced parents have tried it all. They know what products do the trick and which ones to stay away from. It’s no surprise that these two groups have a lot to offer each other. Gets to pass on their experience while letting go of some unneeded items while the other benefits from tried and true baby items at a discount. Even so, some items, in particular, maintain a high resale value, which is even better news for the original owner. Here are baby items with the highest resale value and where you can sell them.
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Used Baby Items with the Highest Resale Value
Clothes and Costumes
Clothes and costumes, especially from designer labels are hot ticket items in the resale market. Although parents are looking for cheaper goods on resale, designer clothes can still go for more money. People are willing to pay for Carters and Hanna Anderson for example can bring in good money that can go towards your child’s new wardrobe or other upgrades.
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Strollers are big in the resale market. The only tough problem here is if you aren’t selling locally. Shipping a stroller can be a doozy and massively eat into your profit. If you can sell to a neighbor or hold a garage sale, you may be able to score over 60% of what you paid for the stroller initially. The best stroller brands for resale are Britax, Bugaboo, and Baby Jogger.
High chairs pose a similar problem but also the same potential benefit. The high chairs with the highest demand are made by Graco, Chico, and Joovy. The things to keep in mind for the value of a high chair are longevity, durability, and easy storage (is it collapsible?).
The 4moms Mamaroo works great, but you have to get rid of them at a certain point; when the baby is 6 months to be exact.They take up a lot of space and toddlers will destroy them if you keep them around for too long. Hence, they are ideal for passing along to a new parent who will get more use out of it. Mamaroos are practical, surprisingly lightweight, and durable. They offer a variety of motions and sounds to soothe your baby. The settings can have a different effect on a kid, but they usually respond well to at least one of them.
Where to Sell Used Baby Items
When it comes to finding a buyer for your used baby items it depends on whether you’d prefer to ship your products or sell locally. There are consignment stores that specialize in selling baby gear and they’ll offer a percentage of each sale they make. Likewise, you can also use a consignment app that does the same thing, charging a percentage for the service. If you don’t want to download an app or use a whole new platform Facebook is an excellent place to start selling. If you want to try a more focused market. Use a consignment app like Poshmark, Thredup, Letgo, or Kidizen.
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