As a blogger one of the things I do is review products and services so that I can report back to my fans and let them know a company is safe to do business with. Recently I started shopping at Thredup and I was very satisfied with their services and my orders arrived promptly. All of my orders were quickly shipped and we were satisfied with the clothing that we received. We had a couple items come flawed and they refunded me promptly. So from a buying perspective I am satisfied with them.
However, I decided to test their selling feature and I am appalled! I don’t think I need to explain why. Just check out my payout from them below. * These items are all brand new some w/tags still attached to them. The even sadder part is I have one more bag awaiting processing and it holds even more brand new name brand clothing in it that will probably be paid out just like this one!
Thredup states on their site here that they pay out up to 40% and that new items with tags still attached are worth more. You can clearly see from my payout that I did not receive even close to that payout. If you go to their Facebook page there are TONS of unhappy customers talking about their low payouts on high end clothing, many received less than 10% of their listing price (Thredup’s price, not retail price).
As a buyer I think you are safe because I have personally bought from them already 5 times but do NOT give them any of your clothing because the payouts are incredibly cheap.
Some additional warnings about the service
* If you do choose to use them then do know there is a risk involved and that unless you pay a $10 fee to have the clothing they do not take returned to you they will donate them.
* There is a $5 bag fee which is currently temporarily waived for now but will be in effect later on. If that bag fee had been in effect I would have had $5 deducted from my payout, resulting in an even lower payout.
Here are some additional bag payouts courtesy of MamaBreak.com