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My Real Real Experience – Selling

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Hello! With all of my various closet cleans I know I’ve been saying for a while that I would do a post about my experiences with The Real Real. I finally started writing this weekend but the post got so unwieldy and long that I decided to split into two parts – selling and buying. First part – selling!

So I first used the seller’s side of The Real Real a few years ago – I had a bunch of contemporary items (DVF, Vince, that sort of deal) that I was going to donate, so I thought – why not send it in and see if I could get a little money? I sent my items with the prepaid label in a big box and basically forgot about the whole thing. I think total from my fifteen plus acepted I probably got $150 or so in my checking account, spread out over months. Back then, The Real Real (TRR) had really awesome pricing….for buyers, not sellers. I wasn’t thrilled but it was all items that I would have tossed anyway, so, oh well.

Over the last few years, I’ve seen prices rise steadily on TRR. So late last year, I finally decided to do a bigger clean out, with some more expensive items. Since the pieces were pricier, I decided to schedule a consignment manager to come to my home, who was excellent, and she took photos and a detailed inventory of all the items, gathered them up and sent them in for me. After the first batch were almost all sold, I asked her to come back and take a second batch. So far I’ve probably sold about thirty or so items in the last few months or so. My learnings and advice on selling to the Real Real:

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