I ran upon a site a little while back and read on it and decided I wanted to try it out. I was a bit skeptical because I have been a member of other sites kind of like this. What kind of site might you ask? A clothing swap site or exchange program.
Flipsize is a "flipping" site where you send in your child's clothes and they award you points where you can use the points to buy more clothes! All you pay is shipping to get the clothes from them to you. So what is the catch? Well not a catch really....like any business they need to make some sort of money so they offer memberships. There are two kinds of memberships. You have the basic membership and the Gold membership. So what is the difference? Well check this out-
You get some benefits from becoming Gold like your first box free, referral points when you get others to sign up, access to new items with tags, and access to items that are "clearance". I mean you could "flip" items without a Gold membership but why on earth would you want to?
Now my experience with them was a little confusing at first. I signed up with the basic membership at first. I checked out the "FlipSize Mall" to see what clothes they had. I was interested. However, I did not have any points to buy anything with. I had one of two options....either send them in a box of clothes (which would take a week to get my points) or by the Gold membership and get 75 points instantly! Well I decided to go with the Gold. I got my points and started putting things in my cart.
Now for the confusing part (for me!). I went to checkout...and I only had about 4 items in my cart. The shipping said $12.00! WHAT?!?! So I emailed them and asked what was going on??? I was responded to in like an hour..and they told me that the shipping is "per box" which includes up to 15 items. So the shipping price I was seeing was the flat rate price, and if I had 15 items in my cart it would still be $12.00. So I tried this...and it worked.
So what was in my first box? Check this out:
Now what about the quality of the clothes? Exceptional! They always inspect the clothes when they receive them and then inspect them again before they go out. They even had to email me about an item they found a hole in and asked if I wanted the credit back or a different item. I picked a different item :)
So how easy is this whole process? Well if you aren't new to online shopping it is exceptionally easy. If you are new to online shopping it is still easy :) you just need to know your child's size and how clothes fit!
So how do the points work out? Well clothes under 3T are usually between 5-10 points to purchase and you receive about 5 points per item sent in....a bonus for things on their want list (both sizes and brands). 3T and larger usually run for about 10-20 points. The NWT items vary depending but I found them to be around 15-30 points depending on what it is. And the "clearance" section seems to go from 1-10 points.
Want to hear one of the best parts of FlipSize? (SOON!) Say you log in and find 3 things you just HAVE to HAVE! Well you don't want to check out with just 3 things right? Put them in your cart....they are no longer available to others until you remove them from your cart! That is right...if it takes you a month to fill a box of the things you want your items will still be there for you! How awesome is that?? (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT AVAILABLE RIGHT THIS MOMENT BUT SHOULD BE IN A FEW WEEKS AND WILL BE MORE GOLD MEMBERS)
So does this intrigue you? Check them out. There is no risk! They even have a 30 day cancellation policy as long as their is NO ACTIVITY on your account within the 30 days! So if you decide to get the Gold membership and look around and decide it isn't for you, just send them an email!
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