OT - Clothing Resale / MGoClassified

Submitted by will on February 29th, 2016 at 2:16 PM

I've been meaning to post this for some time now, but wanted to wait until it seemed OT was in full bloom. Based on some of the other posts I've seen - I hope this won't draw too much ire.

So here are the questions:

What do you do with your kids Michigan gear when they outgrow it?

Are you planning to pitch your old Adidas jerseys when you buy your new Nike JumpMan jersey?

Did your wife buy you a new bar mirror and you have no clue what to do with your old one?

Do you live geographically far from Michigan, making acquiring used gear difficult?

What I'd like to start is a discussion about is how we might start up a resale / classified venue. Locally we have facebook gruops for the suburb I live in, but since I live in Columbus there isn't much gear on there.

What is the approrpriate venue? I tried adding a Clothing tab to the MGO Ticket spreadsheet, but it never got any traction.

Would people be opposed to a facebook mgoblog trading group? A thread on mgoboard would have the same inherent flaw we run into many other times - no direct messaging system.

I received a few care packages from fellow MgoBoarders when the twins were born, and I was really touched. Now that I'm done with producing offspring (please, God...) I'd love to send them to a new home.

Thoughts?

Comments

CGordini

February 29th, 2016 at 2:18 PM ^

I think that a Facebook group would be reasonable, it seems to be what all the cool kids do these days.

I actually try to buy youth-sized premier jersies, as they fit me better. So there's that.

JLo

February 29th, 2016 at 2:22 PM ^

"Now that I'm done with producing offspring (please, God...) I'd love to send them to a new home."

You know, pronoun antecedent basis is a helpful thing.

Blazefire

February 29th, 2016 at 2:34 PM ^

Old Michigan gear can only be retired properly by your local VFW, Veterans Association or Boy Scout Troop. They must be burned over a properly constructed fire while Hail to the Victors plays. Block Ms should be cut from their backgrounds and burned separately.

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Seth

February 29th, 2016 at 2:35 PM ^

YOU'RE GIVING AWAY THE CLOTHES MY WIFE PICKED OUT ESPECIALLY FOR YOU?!?!?!?

:)

Maybe organize a swap in a parking lot after the spring game?

LSAClassOf2000

February 29th, 2016 at 2:59 PM ^

If you're looking for the capacity to get notifications, something like Facebook might not be a bad venue for such an endeavor. One of the many limitations of this blog is that all of the threads are basically a snapshot in time and anything that is predicated on the need for notifications or real-time updating just doesn't work well.

That being said, an MGoClassifieds would be interesting - we have such a thing on the company intranet here and it is heavily utilized. Someone even sold a house on it once.