Are you a teenager who can’t afford to go out to the mall and buy brand new clothes from stores like Hollister, American Eagle, and many others? Or are you one of those teenagers who has so many clothes you don’t know what to do with them? Well there is a place that will suit the lifestyles of both teenagers that I just listed. The place that I am speaking about is Plato’s Closet, which is sort of like a consignment shop for clothing.
Plato’s Closet has clothing for both teenage boys and girls. If you are looking to get rid of clothing that you may not want anymore Plato’s Closet will buy your clothes off of you, to sell them in their store. Plato’s closet is a good place for college students who don’t have a lot of money to go out and buy all brand new clothes, especially when they are trying to pay for school and textbooks.
Plato’s Closet has a rather strict buying system that they rarely deviate from. I recently went into a Plato’s Closet next to me in Charlotte, NC to try and sell two pairs of shoes that I no longer wear. I walked into the store thinking that I would be able to get maybe 40-50% of what I paid for the shoes back, when Plato’s Closet purchased them from me. Well, I was sadly mistaken about my thoughts on Plato’s Closet.
I have always heard stories about my friends and other students taking their gently used clothing to Plato’s Closet and getting a decent amount of money for their clothing. All my life I have always had someone to give my hand-me-downs to, but since I moved I no longer have connections to girls younger than me, so I decided that I would try to make some of my money back from the clothes that I no longer wear. Like I said before, I took two pairs of shoes there trying to get some money back for them and was disappointed when I walked out of the store.
Plato’s Closets’ buying rules are that they usually price your items at 70% in their stores, and then you only get 30% of what they are going to sell it for. This is a complete rip-off to those trying to sell their clothes and actually make some money! One of the pairs of shoes that I was trying to sell were worth $30 and they were only going to give me $4.50 for them! I was not about to get such little money, especially for a pair of shoes that I only wore twice.
I personally think that Plato’s Closet is a rip-off for those who are looking to sell items and make money, and is a god-send for those who are looking to save money on new clothes for school or just for fun. Plato’s Closet only buys name brand clothing from stores like Aeropostale, Hollister, American Eagle, Old Navy, and many other high-priced stores, and sells them for about 40% less money than what people would usually buy them for.
To put it nicely, if you are so rich that you are willing to basically give up your clothes for free to a store who can make an amazing profit off of them then Plato’s Closet is the place for you to bring your clothes. And to those of you who are not that well off, go to Plato’s Closet and take advantage of their clothes!