100 lb. Club - I'm too sexy for this shirt!!




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frenchiepolarbear
02-01-2005, 02:38 PM
As iíve lost 35 pounds so far, some of my clothes no longer fit me anymore. Among them, one pair of formal pants size 46 and one XXL Silk shirt for men.

Paid over 150.00$ and will give them away. They are still in very good condition. If anyone is interested, send me a private message with your address. They will be dry cleaned before i send them off.


djs06
02-01-2005, 02:56 PM
Since I'm not a man, I can't benefit from your generosity, but I did want to say congratulations to you! It's a great feeling, eh?

Charbar
02-01-2005, 03:46 PM
why not sell them to a second hand shop.. or on ebay!

Dana


frenchiepolarbear
02-01-2005, 05:58 PM
@Dana : You bet this feels great!!! Even if I now look a bit crazy in these clothes (Had a few comments today at work)

@Charbar: We have a warm and generous nature here in Quebec. Furthermore, I doubt that the price I could have got would have worth the effort of putting them on E-BayÖ

funniegrrl
02-01-2005, 06:37 PM
I sell MOST of my good-condition, too-large clothes on ebay. I would recommend having a picture in your listing, and sell items at the beginning of the season if they are obviously seasonal.

howie6267
02-01-2005, 06:45 PM
We should do more of this. I have lots of big size clothes but I don't know anyone who is big enough to wear my old ones. If you know any one who wears size 58,54,50 pants let me know.

howie6267
02-01-2005, 07:23 PM
I was thinking about this. Maybe it would be good to have a sticky thread where people could post what clothes they have and the size. We could have our own store where you just have to pay the postage. I would be willing to put my cloths in. I don't know of any men here that would need them but there is always that chance.

What do you all think? Good Idea or bad Idea?

djs06
02-01-2005, 07:50 PM
Sure, sounds like a great idea, Howie. I have some workout videos back at home I don't use, etc- plus, I hope that one day my clothes won't fit anymore, but I must say that they're pretty cool :)

jkfla
02-01-2005, 08:16 PM
howie maybe there are some hubbies or relatives of our members that could use the outgrown men's clothes. i think a sticky thread is a great idea that way there is a bigger chance of everyone seeing it.

JennasMom
02-01-2005, 08:16 PM
I think that is a good idea as well. I have some size 20 jeans that I don't like at all and have only worn once that I need to get rid of. Hopefully soon I won't be able to fit into 20's at all.

artist
02-02-2005, 04:11 AM
Howie, I think that is great idea - I still have a few 'too big' clothes lurking in my wardrobe (or is that closet to you people across the pond?!)

lucky
02-02-2005, 03:05 PM
FrenchiePolarBear: What a generous offer. I never sell our clothes or gently used items. If there is someone out there who can use them I feel much better passing them on than making a buck off of them. I think the sticky thread is a terrific idea.

I'm not knocking anyone who sells there stuff to recoup some of their original investment because there is nothing wrong with that. I am just acknowleding that I know I am a very fortunate person and feel better sharing when I can.

howie6267
02-02-2005, 03:51 PM
I to like the thought of giving the clothes away. I know I like to benefit from it and I'm sure others do also. Thanks for the clothes FrenchiePolarBear. I will have to point Sandi to this and see if we can get a sticky thread started. They may have rules about that kind of stuff.

funniegrrl
02-02-2005, 04:11 PM
I HAVE to sell most my used clothes because otherwise I could not afford to buy new ones, and even then I have some hefty CC bills right now. When you go from a size 32 to a 16 (my current size) that's a lot of transitional clothes. I DO donate a lot of clothes as well, but to organizations like battered women's shelters that specifically need plus-size women's clothes. I don't donate to Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc. as a rule because all they do is turn around and sell them.

I think clothes trading amongst fellow weight-loss candidates is a great idea, but I didn't suggest selling on ebay to "make a buck" but as a financial survival technique.

Gardenwife
02-02-2005, 04:28 PM
For those of you who don't wish to do stuff by mail, check out Freecycle (http://freecycle.org). Its sole purpose is free stuff, both wanted and offered. On the list I belong to, folks have posted asking for workout clothes and exercise equipment, as well as offering other items and all sorts of other things. When we offer items, I label grocery bags with the takers' names and put them out on the porch for them to pick up at their (and my) leisure.

For those of you who do want to offer items for postage, you can pay for and print postage at the US Postal Service website (http://www.usps.com). Free delivery confirmation is included with Priority Mail purchases, too (normally 40-cents). We have a little Stamps.com branded postage scale we use for eBay and it's so nice being able to calculate postage ahead of time, then print it at home. You can also order free Priority Mail and express mail shipping supplies, including boxes and labels. :o

barbygirl43
02-02-2005, 04:34 PM
Right now I've been giving my clothing to my coworkers but unless they start losing weight, I can't see giving them clothes that may or may not wear anytime soon. The rest of the clothes I'm currently in, at the rate I'm going, I'll probably wear them out. Hopefully I'll start going down in sizes and be able to pass along some nice clothes.

howie6267
02-02-2005, 10:38 PM
Sandi is checking into the idea. She not sure if there are rules against this on 3fc or not. So we will see what she says. No biggie if we can't. I just thought it would be a neat thing to have on the site.

MrsJim
02-02-2005, 11:20 PM
Howie and Mrs. Howie :)

Another site you might want to check out is Craigslist - it's THE place to buy/sell/trade here in the Bay Area, and fast growing in other regions. In fact I just checked and they have a site in your area: http://montreal.craigslist.org/

Check 'em out - best of all it's *free* to list (they only charge for job listings).

Gardenwife
02-02-2005, 11:29 PM
We're in Ohio, though...LOL

There is a Columbus (http://columbus.craigslist.org/) Craigs List group, though. I joined and looked through things a few months back when we were looking into stuff for our kitchen remodel. The price of gas makes a lot of stuff cost prohibitive if it's not right in our town, though. CL's site design is sooo busy it makes my eyes cross. :dizzy: Someone needs to tell them about the value of white space, LOL!

lucky
02-02-2005, 11:31 PM
Funniegrrl: I think you misunderstood my post, or perhaps I worded it poorly. In using the phrase "making a buck" I was not implying that it is wrong to want to recoup some of your original investment for any reason and said as much. And in any case was not replying to your suggestion of using ebay, rather to the original idea of the clothes swap. I apologize if you took my post personally or felt it was in some way meant as an argument to your idea of selling clothes.

We all have differing opinions and ideas but certainly there is room in the 3FC forum for us all to learn from each other without anyone feeling judged or attacked. I don't think that is anyone's intention. Again, I apologize it that was your take on my post.

Br00klyn
02-03-2005, 12:21 AM
Wow - I think the sticky idea is a good one too! :)

Oh, and Frenchie - good job on the loss! :D

boiaby
02-03-2005, 11:13 AM
Howie, my husband is a big guy and could definitely use some of your old clothes. I've pretty much donated most of my plus size clothes but I think I may still have one box full of mostly elastic waisted jeans and a few sweatshirts and t-shirts. I would totally be up for sending them to whoever could use them! What a great idea!

Beverly

frenchiepolarbear
02-03-2005, 12:10 PM
Wow!!! Did not expect my little ad to to go that far....

Good move Howie for pushing the idea of a clothes exchange thread :bravo:

howie6267
02-03-2005, 04:21 PM
There yours if you want them Beverley. Right now I have a few pairs of 58s and severl 5x shrits. You can send me a PM if you think you can use them. I am a 30 in length. For such a tall guy I have short legs. Soon I will have some 54 casual pants that fit more like 50 - 52s and some size 50 jeans. I'm still wearing them right now. Even though I can fit in 48s and am on my way to 46's I just have not bought new ones yet.

glynne
02-03-2005, 04:55 PM
Thanks Kimberly for the free cycle link. I need to clean out my attic and stuff, and had been taking a lot of stuff to Goodwill. Now I have another place where I can give away the things I don't use anymore, and it would be neat to find someone who needed it.

Sandi
02-03-2005, 07:41 PM
Hi guys!!!

Howie had PM'd me the other day and asked about the possiblity of making a clothes swap sticky. Here's the scoop. We can't make it a sticky because that would imply the admins and moderators of 3FC are responsible for the swap, and we can't get involved in personal transactions. However, If you want to handle it privately (Maybe post a cloths swap thread and have people PM you) and as long as there is no money involved then go right ahead.

Thanks!!!

nelie
02-03-2005, 08:05 PM
I have a huge pile of clothes in my basement that I keep throwing in things that are too big on me, a lot of size 28/26 pants and 24/26 shirts and such. If anyone is interested, let me know. I have a variety of things.

Mostly, I just keep piling things up then take a bag or 2 to donate once in a while. This morning, I was kind of bummed because I tried on a sweater that I bought lost year and really really liked, well it is way too big. Then I put on a pair of pants and even though they are size 28, I thought they were fine, until I got to work and I keep having to pull the things up and are obviously way too big. These were one of my favorite ones too, oh well.

howie6267
02-03-2005, 10:40 PM
That's fair enough Sandi. I guess this is as good as thread as any. So it looks like we are already doing that. So post if you have em and then people can PM you to take care of shipping.

Gardenwife
02-03-2005, 10:47 PM
I'd suggest that as the clothes are given away, the original posts are edited to reflect this. That way it won't be a matter of the "takens" being posted way down in the thread and missed by people just reading it.