Shopedropoff.com does eBay work for you
By Denise Nape The Shopper June 22, 2012 2:20PM
Ever purchased clothing from Ebay only to find out it’s really not in the condition that the seller stated? It can be a gamble. You can look at their feedback and the number of times that they have sold and it should be a good indicator of satisfaction. But there is still no guarantee.
I saw this show on VH1 called “House of Consignment.” It’s about a consignment house that is based in Chicago. They specialize in selling designer clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories on eBay. All you have to do is ship or drop off your items and they will do the rest. They will even send someone to your house to help with closet clean out. This is not for your average item, this is more for designer wares. They collect 40% of the selling price. As I do not have many designer items that anyone would want, I’m more interested in the buying aspect. The items start at $18.99 (plus shipping).
First stop is the Shopedropoff.com website. You can find information about the services and then you can head over to the Ebay Auctions from their site.
There are a couple of cool things that set this situation apart. If you want to buy an item, you can go into their store and try it on. The store is located at 2117 N. Halsted St. in Chicago.
That is different. Usually, it’s a leap of faith that the sought after item will fit. The other nice thing is that the products are checked for any defects and for authenticity. You will not have to worry about fakes from them. They really scrutinize the merchandise and then rate it appropriately.
They also have a staff of photographers and the item is placed on a mannequin and shot from several different angles.
Here is an example of a description of an item:
Total length: 56 in.
Cross chest: 16 in.
Shoulder: 0.5 in.
Waist: 30 in.
Hips: 38 in.
Fabrication: 100% Polyester
Stylist Tip: Wear this dress with black satin heels and a large envelope clutch for a chic evening look.
Product ID: 107394mc
That is a lot more relevant details than you get in most descriptions on Ebay.
They also consult with retailers, boutiques and designers regarding overstock inventory for consigned sales. So items may not even be from someone’s closet but from a store.
Shopper’s tip: Subscribe to their newsletter to find out about events, sales and style tips.