Thursday, December 12, 2013

ThredUp Check In

It's weird to see my clothes on the internet
I heard back from ThredUp about the items I sent to them, and I've already sold something!  I was a bit lazy when I sent my items and I didn't total up how much I sent to them.  So I know that they didn't take some things, but I'm not sure how many.  I do remember sending in a really nice pair of Banana Republic pants that are too high-waisted for my taste, so it's a shame they didn't take those.  But, it doesn't really matter because I would have just eventually given them to a thrift store anyway, and now ThredUp can just do it for me.

They took a total of six items I sent in-- One blazer, one button down shirt, two skirts, one pair of pants and a dress.

Unfortunately, I was a little underwhelmed at the total amount I'll be getting when the stuff sells (and it will!).  Those six items will next me a cool $10.40. Since I never sell to consignment stores, I have no idea if that's a good or bad deal, but it's $10.40 for my travel fund that I would previously not have had.  Plus, my closet looks better.

So far, the items that has sold is a super adorable skirt I got at Banana Republic that was always just a scootch too short.  I don't know if when I bought it that was the only size they had, or if I was just feeling really thin that day, but I'm pretty sure I've only work it twice--at most.  I hope it makes someone else very happy.  Other items includes a skirt that's just too short, a too short dress (seriously, you'd think I have super long legs or something, which is not the case), a blazer that just isn't me and a too large pair of pants.

What's interesting to me is to see the markup on the items and my payout for them.  For instance, the skirt that sold was listed by them at $18.99 with me getting $6.30 (my best-priced item).  Other items are selling for around $10, and my take-home pay is around $.90.  Again, I have no idea if that's standard for consignment, but it seems a wee bit low...  Oh well.

Anyone else tried ThredUp?  What do you think?

Monday, December 2, 2013

Check In and Cheap Week

Nope, none of this yet
I'm doing relatively well on my plan for November.  My plans were:
  1. Sticking with eating from the pantry.   
  2. No extras. 
  3. Cut back on drinking. 
  4. Cut back on eating out.  
  5. Cheap student theatre instead of professional. 
  6. Start scheming.  
  7. Hibernate

1. I've been buying more groceries, but I'm still working on cleaning out the freezer.  I'm down to a mere three boxes of veggie burgers and one bag of frozen veg.  Next, I'm going to turn my attention to the dried goods a.k.a split peas, lentils etc., but I did use up some barley and dry soup mix in November.

2. I did not do the Mews 5k nor the Thanksgiving Pie run, but I did add back DailyBurn to my hulu+ account.  It's only $10 a month though, and when it's damn cold out, I don't want to go for a run.

3. I have cut back on drinking.

4. In the month of November, I only ate out twice, but did also order in pizza a couple times.  Still, a vast improvement.

5. I went to professional theatre, but it was free with a friend who writes theatre reviews!  I also went to a student production of Streetcar Named Desire.  Tickets were a mere $7, and the show was actually really good. We also bought tickets to The Book of Mormon, but had a gift certificate for those.

6. I've been scheming a little.  I sent in some clothes to ThredUp, but I still haven't gotten a quote from them.  I'm trying to keep the heat turned down low and use a space heater in the room I'm actually in rather than heat the whole apartment.

7. Over Thanksgiving, I had five days off, and I spent most of that time reading, watching tv, running and going to yoga.  I feel fantastic and it was cheap!

December should be more of the same, but actually started off a bit expensive already.  I paid car insurance, but I had money in savings for it.  I'll have to pay quarterly car tax soon, but I have savings for it.  I bought a plane ticket, but I have money in my travel fund for that.  I'm going to the second annual Yelp Merry Marketplace tomorrow, but I don't really need anything so hopefully I can buy cool stuff if I see it, and then fill up on free food and drink.  Wednesday night there's a concert I want to go to, but it's only $25 (a bit pricey, but it will be worth it).  After that, the only things on my agenda are yoga, running and reading--all free!