Cash For Clothes help

Discussion in 'International Business' started by Vix391, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Vix391

    Vix391 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I'm interested in starting a cash for clothes business selling used and nearly new clothes to countries outside of the UK and want to know if anyone currently does this type of business and if you have any advise?
    Posted: Nov 18, 2018 By: Vix391 Member since: Oct 1, 2017
  2. Nochexman

    Nochexman UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Posted: Nov 19, 2018 By: Nochexman Member since: Jun 14, 2011
  3. mollysbb

    mollysbb UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi, Vix391, did you make any headway with this? I, too, am wanting to start a cash for clothes shop, I have the premises, and an understanding of how it works and of the figures involved, but am struggling to find someone who would buy from me?
    Any help would be gratefully received.

    I'm based North West England.

    Thank you
    Posted: Jun 4, 2019 By: mollysbb Member since: Mar 24, 2008
  4. MBE2017

    MBE2017 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Never done it myself, but an old friend used to sell secondhand clothing on markets, when the Polish started coming in large numbers to the UK.

    He would arrive at 5am and there was always a que waiting for him, he sold clothing by black bags to the Polish, sometimes 5/10 at a time to each client, they then used to post them back to Poland.
    Posted: Jun 4, 2019 By: MBE2017 Member since: Feb 16, 2017
  5. billmccallum1957

    billmccallum1957 UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Lots of buyers in the market, most goes to eastern Europe and Africa, but much depends on what you plan to pay for stock, what sorting you might do after buying and what sort of mark up you are looking for.

    We buy from a cash for clothes buyer in Teesside, he pays 50p per kilo and sends most of his summer stock to Africa and sells us his winter stock for 50p a kilo (mainly as he cant get rid of it anywhere else).

    We get occasional summer loads from providers in the South for 80p a kilo, but its hard to find suppliers who don't export as its where they make a better return.
    Posted: Jun 4, 2019 By: billmccallum1957 Member since: Feb 11, 2016
  6. mannierichardson214

    mannierichardson214 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    This is really a fascinating idea, keep up the good work.
    Posted: Jun 19, 2019 By: mannierichardson214 Member since: Jun 19, 2019