One way to get clothing cheap that you may want to consider, is buying from wholesale clothing suppliers. In an age where business was conducted over the phone, in person, or by mail, one would have to know where to look, and buying from wholesalers was only for the persistent, or those in on the secret. Nowadays, a quick search on the net for wholesalers will bring up millions of viable results. It isn't that hard to find wholesalers selling batches of six or more items, and allowing a surprising amount of detail in what sizes you can request. True, you may end up with a half-dozen identical shirts, but they will be much cheaper than you would normally pay for, often as little as paying for one new top-of-the line item. The only thing to bear in mind here is that sometimes there is a reason that something is being sold off wholesale! Most wholesalers are selling for reasons of stock clearance, and will be offering goods for much lower prices. It's a trade off, however, for both the consumer and the seller; the seller accepts reduced income for the wholesale clothing they sell, whilst the consumer may have to buy in a bulk that they would not otherwise do, and settle for the fact that they aren't always buying the more popular lines.
Ordering larger numbers can also be a viable option if you are willing to put a bit of effort in for a tidy profit. This has its disadvantages- if you are buying in bulk, most places won't let you specify contents. This means that you won't be able to buy individual items, but the internet has made it easier than ever to make money off unwanted items, almost as if you aren't a small business. Here's how it could work:
Let's say you, either on your own or as a group of friends, buy a 100 piece wholesale clothing order from a liquidator's merchant, at a cost of approximately $900. that's $9 an item, and remember these can be things like branded jeans! You look through the package you've been given, and pick out any items that you like and keep them. You put the rest up for sale, either online through an auction site (I'm sure you can find one without my help!) or through classified adverts, or even something like a car boot sale. Let’s imagine you price them at an average of $15 an item, plus a reasonable charge for postage and packaging. People will buy this, as so long as you keep your prices below that of a normal high street store, they will still be getting a bargain. True, you may have to wait a while to get your money back, and packaging can be a bother, but if you are doing this with a group, the effort involved isn't actually all that much.
Watch out, though; you might find yourself running a business before you know!
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