(Closed) Has anyone ever used that store Platos Closet??

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Post # 3
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Don’t expect a lot of money.  I love shopping there, but I donate my clothes for the tax deduction.  You’ll get about 1/4 what you paid, if you’re lucky.  Probably $5 for jeans, $3-5 for tops.  You’d get about 1/2 of what they will price the clothers for.

Plato’s is very picky about what they’ll take.  It will need to be trendy and youth-oriented fashion and only two years old.  Plato’s does have a women’s shop called Clothes Mentor that carries career/adult fashions, and also maternity clothing.  If you have high-end items, sell over there.

Post # 4
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club

My old room mate when there a bunch. She bought new clothes allll the time so she took clothes there all the time (but I would go through them first and take a bunch. Score!)

She was only given a few dollars for some things, but she still came home with a little extra money so I guess it worked out.

My sister did it once too (only once because there’s a similar store close by that gives a little more money), and she said that Palto’s gave more money for Express than they did for Old Navy.

Good luck!

Post # 5
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

They dont really give you a lot of money =(

Post # 6
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do you have a Buffalo Exchange or a Crossroads? You get more money from them and they’re concerned about the “hipness” of the clothes, not the date. My Fiance used to work at Plato’s Closet and even if it’s an expensive, high-quality designer item, they won’t take it if it’s over a year or two old. They have a sheet that tells them the current styles of all the big brands.

Post # 7
2495 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

They don’t give you a ton, but sometimes it’s not bad to make just a little cash when you need it.  Give it a try and see how you like it!

Post # 8
1129 posts
Bumble bee

My experience has also been that the price they give you is so little it’s almost not worth it.  If you itemize your taxes, donating clothes is the best bang for your buck IMO.

Post # 9
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I agree, the tax benefit will probably be higher than what PC will give you!

Post # 10
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I swear they have a cap of $35 on what they pick. No matter how cute the stuff I gave them, they always gave most of it back and only gave me $35. And usually I spent the whole time walking around the store so I ended up buying $35 worth of stuff. I don’t think its worth it, you’d probably make more money on ebay or craigslist.

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