Published on August 14, 2013—  Leave a comment

Shopping Used for Back-to-School Can Ultimately Save You Thousands

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backtoschool blog post header‘Tis the season for back-to-school shopping, and spending – spending a traditionally steep dollar amount that we’d all like to avoid removing from our bank accounts! This year, the National Retail Federation has predicted that families with school-age children will spend a total of $634 on school shopping, that includes $231 on clothing. With thredUP prices up to 80% off the original retail price, you could spend just $46 updating your child’s school wardrobe!

We’re huge fans of re-commerce (not just for clothing), so our team conducted some research on how to reduce spending in other back-to-school categories – like shoes, books and electronics – by shopping secondhand. Our conclusion: you can easily save up to $4800 over the course of your child’s K-12 school years, which according to The College Board will cover textbooks for four years of college.

If you click on the image above, you can see the details of exactly how, and how much, you can save on back-to-school shopping, and what sites will help you do so.

Happy shopping, and saving!
the thredUP team