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    Hi Everyone, I quess I will introduce myself a little more than I did
    before . I'm 24, a SAHM, live in Utah, and I have 2 girls ages 4 and
    2, and a 6 month old boy. I'm also on my second marriage and my
    husband is 26 and still in college. He married me 19 months ago and
    has taken on my 2 girls and the debt my x left me with and has never
    complained (He's a wonderful man!) So I am wanting to know what any of
    you do to save $ on your kid's clothes but still get quality clothes
    that can be passed down to the other kids (and not look like they are
    wearing rags)? I especially need this while my husband is in school.
    My kids are the oldest of the grandkids on both sides of the family
    (my x is not in the picture at all anymore, he moved home to Canada
    over a year ago and has also never paid child support) so I don't have
    any family with clothes to pass down to my kids. Also if you have any
    clever things you have done to pass down some clothes that an older
    daughter wore then your son wore that would be great. I always try to

    find great sales at stores like Old Navy because I often hear of
    things other people have gotten (like a coat for $2) but I never seem
    to be at the store to find the deals

    Thanks!
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    Try freecycle.org and become a member. I have gotten a lot of great things
    there for my kids as well as myself. Good luck!
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    I go to used clothes stores, a lot of them still have the good prices, but
    more newer looking stuff or even try e bay. I have used shirts from my older
    two for my son that looks like neutral sex ones and same with pants.


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    I actually prefer to buy used clothes for my sons. You can see how it is going
    to look after being laundered, you don't have to worry about it shrinking, and
    no one knows if you bought it new and *your* child wore it from the beginning or
    if someone else's child did. You can also provide more variety of higher
    quality clothes and shoes if you aren't paying retail. Also, when my kid
    totally ruins a shirt I can take comfort in the fact that I only paid 50?
    instead of $12.00.

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    I go to consignment sales, we have a TON of them in my area. Here is one I
    have done twice a year, every year, for the past 5 years.
    (http://www.kidsignments.com) - you can see a picture of me standing in line
    waiting for the pre-sale to start a few years ago here:
    http://kidsignmentstags.home.mindspring ... starts.jpg I am in the
    grey sweatshirt with my arms crossed. I look mad, there is no telling what
    my friend and I are talking about! lol! Consignment sales shouldn't be hard
    to find...check your local "parent magazines" calendar. Usually churches
    Pre-school programs hold them, twin clubs, or just private individuals. If
    you don't find one, maybe you could start one. JeriLyn the lady that runs
    the one I sell in started in her garage and now she need two building at the
    local fair grounds for the 800 sellers she has! She probably clears 60-75%
    of her take from the sale. She does a 70/30 split with the sellers.

    I also hit as many thrift stores as I can. We also have a ton of those
    around. Pay attention to the various stores. One that I used to go to a
    lot had 50% day on Monday - every Monday *everything* was 50% off. You can
    get some great deals there. Goodwill is okay but America's Best is great!
    They mark stuff down. I have gotten jeans for $.59 before. We are talking
    name brand, designer jeans. I would buy ALL of DD's clothes at thrift
    stores for the summer, especially for summer camp! If they got lost, messed
    up or totally destroyed so what? I only spent $1 (or what ever) on it!
    Even now as an 11 year old in Junior sized clothing I still buy most of her
    stuff at thrift stores. I buy, Tommy Hilfiger, MUDD, GAP, Old Navy,
    Abercrombie etc. etc. for nothing. I have walked out of Goodwill with two
    trash bags stuffed for maybe $100 and the "street value" of the stuff in
    there is easily worth $2,000.
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    I know that sears has already been mentioned but another good store to get cheap
    clearance clothes is JC Penny's for christmas this year my mom got my dd a pair
    of MUDD Jeans regular price $35.99 for $6.99 they only had one pair in her size
    out of three racks of jeans. I have got my boys some shirts there for $3.00 a
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    Wow...an 800-seller consignment sale. That would be my dream come
    true! Unfortunately, I live in the Boston area. Know of any similar
    sales up here anyone??

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    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Need $ saving tips for kids clothes

    This is going to sound strange, but the things I can't get at the Goodwill
    or Salvation Army, I end up getting of the clearance rack at Gap and Old
    Navy. I have a hard time finding pants for my boys at thrift stores,
    probably because they get used up by previous owners. The problem with
    clothes from Walmart and also I've noticed at JCPenney is that they just
    don't hold up very long to my active kids. I can get sturdy jeans off the
    clearance rack for my 5 yr. old at the Gap that will last months and months
    for $5.00. I also sometimes find $3.00 t-shirts that also will last a very
    long time. I actually bought a heavy down jacket at the Gap for my 5 yr.
    old for $20.00, marked down from $70.00. (Okay, that was way over priced!)
    It's the first time he's had a good warm winter coat and it is a little big;
    I know he'll wear it for 3 winters.
    But that's my 5 yr. old, I don't have any luck at all finding stuff for my
    teenager. For some reason there seems to be alot of clearance stuff for the
    size 4-10 crowd .
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