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Plato's Closet: Selling Clothes (From a Buyers Perspective)

if you've ever brought stuff into

Plato's Closet I bet you're wondering

what we're thinking as we're going

through your stuff we understand the

process can seem a little daunting so

we're going to give you a little insight

as to what we're thinking as we're going

through your items all of our buyers

receive extensive training to become

certified and what we buy is based on

what's selling for us we want to buy

everything from you but we can only buy

what has been proven to sell well for us

so let's walk through the buying process

as we're going through your items we're

really letting our eyes do all the work

so if you see us pass over something

quickly it's probably because we saw a

spot or a hole or something else that

made us unable to buy the item so here

we have some items now this shirt used

to be a black shirt it's a little bit

more faded and worn than what we're able

to purchase so move on to the next item

Oh

velour yes once this was a very hot

style but this style is just a little

bit harder for us to sell here in the

store so unfortunately we do pass on it

even if it is Juicy Couture

here we have a maxi dress now looking at

it looks like a very hot style that we

would be able to purchase but going

through a further inspection you can see

down here on the bottom that there is a

little hole that you might not have

noticed in your closet but it is

something that we do look for here so

here we have a pair of Hollister skinny

denim definitely a hot style that we're

looking for but upon opening the jeans

there is a tiny little stain here on the

thigh which unfortunately we will have

to pass on here we have a hot label

American Eagle denim skirt but looking a

little closer this is just showing a

little more wear where the distressing

was and yes this makes it a little

harder for us to sell in the store so

here we have an older style dress and I

don't know if you can tell the fabric

through the camera but it is a polyester

blend which

don't see a lot of junior styles being

made with anymore all right here's

another black t-shirt it is a youth size

so it's just a little too small for us

here and again it's showing a little

wear this shirts also a good example of

a destination shirt a souvenir you

picked up on vacation makes it a little

harder of an item for us to sell in here

if it's from a place that you went to

here we have a hot label Forever 21's

and as you can see this dress has a lot

of beadwork on it

I was with special details sell really

well for us here at Plato's Closet so

these items we are definitely looking to

buy here we have a very short basic tank

top items like this are a little bit

harder for us to sell they're a little

shorter and less fitted so we would pass

on this shirt here is a tank top again

very basic no logo no graphics no prints

but do you see how the length is nice

and long this is a very hot item for us

here at Plato's Closet and we will be

purchasing this so here's another tank

top brand new with tags the brand is

Tommy Bahama Tommy Bahama is an

excellent brand however here in Plato's

Closet it's just a little bit harder for

us to sell it's more women sizing and

styling now when we say that looking at

this tank top it's a size medium which

is cut a little bit differently than a

junior size medium would be which would

make it harder for us to sell here so we

would have to pass on this item this

tank top here is definitely a hot style

currently it's got the tribal print a

tee back and beadwork this is the type

of styles that we're looking for that

are coming from the junior section of

the stores so here we have a white

t-shirt white is a really hard color for

us to buy here at Plato's Closet it

usually shows where spots things like

that and yeah we know it's gross but we

do have to do an underarm check

any discoloration is in the underarms we

do have to pass on the items here we

have an old Navy sweater vest which yes

the style is very hot but taking a

closer look at this item there is a spot

here on the inside of the sweater yeah

wearing it you couldn't see that from

the other side but having a spot

anywhere makes it harder for us to sell

here in the store sweatshirts with

zippers we do have to check and make

sure yes that the zipper works but then

also that there's not excessive wear

around the zipper we call this zipper

wave when the zipper doesn't like

completely flat just means that the

sweatshirts been a little more worn and

makes it harder for us to sell here in

the store so we do have to pass on these

items here's a graphic t-shirt pulling

it out of the bag

it looks pretty pretty stylish however

it's just a little bit shorter in length

than what sells the best for us so we

would have to pass on this shirt based

on the length alone what we're looking

for right now would be longer tunic

graphic t-shirts you see the difference

between this one it is very long and

this is a very hot style for us we would

be buying something like this here's

another t-shirt again this one is the

loose boyfriend style that you're seeing

a lot in all the junior sections this is

a hostile for us here too so we would

definitely be purchasing this shirt as

well next we have a sweater sweaters are

hard items for us to sell here at

Plato's Closet because they get shrunk

after you wash and wear them and they

just show a little bit differently from

their original form when you purchase

them it is something that we do have to

take into consideration and if a sweater

is showing a little bit of shortness we

do have to pass on them once we've

sorted through your items we'll prepare

them to enter into our computer system

the computer system generates a price

for us based 70 to 80 percent below

retail prices and then we're able to

offer you 30 to 40 percent cash on the

spot we hope this answers some questions

for you and takes the mystery out of the

buying process here at Plato's Closet

and if you have any questions as we go

under your items please ask

you