Failure wasn't the task for today. I fail all the time. Failure was however the result of what I attempted to do.
Today I had every intention of selling some of my clothes. Getting rid of things is often difficult for me and something that I'm often trying to do. So, selling some of my clothes seemed like the perfect solution, right? Well, not the way I went about it.
I selected about 12 of the nicest items* that I was thinking of getting rid of and proceed to go to Plato's Closet where they buy gently used clothing and then sell it again. I'd never been there before but thought I'd give it a try.
The sign when I entered should perhaps have been an indicator to me. They were looking for teen and young adult clothing. Now that I'm almost thirty, perhaps I'm no longer a young adult.
Too bad I'm not a size 4 and don't shop at forever 21!
Here is the cash flow for my day:
Gas - $6 (spent about an hour in the car round trip. The store is in San Mateo)
Parking meter - $1
Payment for clothing - $0
I spent $7 today trying to make money....
Now do I try consignment or do I just go to Goodwill?
* Including lacoste, Ralph lauren, anthropologie, DKNY, etc. As a general operating rule, I don't like to spend more than $20 on any item of clothing. Under $10 is even better. All of the clothes I was attempting to sell either came from a sale rack, marshalls/tjmaxx/Ross, gifts, or were purchased with my clothing allowance at a former job.