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Old 07-27-2009, 08:52 AM
 
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How much can you write them off for if you give them to goodwill vs. ebay sale?
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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As long as they don't have "stains" - I think they can sell...
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Florida
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No, I would not buy a used swim suit but I am sure that there are many people that will. Nothing that throwing it into the wash with some Clorox won't fix. Good luck on selling them if you do!
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:50 PM
 
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$100 ?!?! If you can sell it for that much, go ahead.

If you can stand your own sweat, why shouldn't others?

Underwear is different, you sleep in that and really sweat in that and I only trust myself with that..
Ah...no. The suits were $100 NEW. Obviously I'd list them for far far FAR less!!

As far as sweat, do you not wash your own swimsuits? How odd.

I think I'll give it a shot. They are Sunset suits...and very nice. I'll post back and update how I did.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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I'd never buy used bathing suits or any underwear, but you can see them in second-hand stores, so I'd imagine somebody buys them... It's worth giving it a shot.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: The D-M-V area
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no. no. no.

kinda like buying someone's used underwear.

not me.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:07 PM
 
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There is a reason why department stores want allow returns on swimsuits.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Bon Temps
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OK, I will admit, I actually bought one myself.... but it was a really nice Ralph Lauren "Like New", and I got it really cheap.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:17 PM
 
Location: 60630
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Ok, so for all of you who are ok with buying someones used underwear and swim suites. If you guys walk into Macys to buy a new suite, and the sales girl offer you to but a used bikini for 50 % off. Would you do it?

At Macys, We are not even suppose to sell swim suite that does not have that hygiene tape attached to the crotch.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:40 PM
 
Location: in my mind
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I have sold several second-hand swimsuits on eBay. Plus sized suits that are well made and stylish do really well.

EVERYTHING washes, people. To think otherwise is just silly.

Hot water. Antibacterial soap (wouldn't bleach a swimsuit, personally!)... some sunshine even, germs are gone.

Besides, you think that everyone who tries on clothes in a department store wears undies when they do? Do you think they are all hygienic, clean people? You could be trying on a brand new pair of pants that some woman tried on 30 minutes before, while on her period and with no panties! Or a bra that someone with hygiene issues tried on right before you, sweat and grime and all... I have seen "new" clothes many times in stores with makeup stains and other issues. Unless they stop letting folks try things on, there will always be these concerns.

In theory, you could be purchasing some dressy evening slacks that were (unbeknownst to you or the store) worn out for a special event, tags tucked in the waistband, and then RETURNED for a refund. People do THAT all the time... and maybe the previous wearer didn't want a panty line showing, and had them on for several hours.... and then returned them to the store, where they were hung back up and available for you to try on and buy..

Ewww.

So the point is, dry clean or wash EVERYTHING before you wear it and it won't matter much where it originated.
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