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Buying secondhand is good for the planet, your wallet, and your soul. It’s especially handy when you can do it online, just like on Vinted. For a fraction of the retail price, you can find a piece of clothing you've always dreamed of from the comfort of your own home.

However, selling or buying involves weirdly funny surprises. From desperate attempts at haggling to clothes modeled on paper cutouts of Danny Devito, the users of Vinted have various techniques to either successfully sell an item or try to score the best deals of their thrifting career.

There’s a whole community online that shares and discusses these totally strange findings on this marketplace. It’s called “Buy, Sell, Swap,” where secondhand fashion meets peculiar personalities. Scroll through the list to find the funniest offers, stories, and unexpected treasures within the quirky community on Vinted.

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This Guy’s Way Of Selling Watches Made Me Laugh

This Guy’s Way Of Selling Watches Made Me Laugh

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Vinted is now Europe’s biggest app for buying and selling used clothes. As their official website indicates, they now unite more than 75 million people in 20 countries. Since 2008, they’ve grown tremendously and currently employ more than 1200 workers on a mission to make second-hand people’s first choice.

#4

I Cant Stop Laughing, One Of The Funniest Encounters Ive Had!

I Cant Stop Laughing, One Of The Funniest Encounters Ive Had!

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, nobody ever believes me when I tell them I'm a baby genius, so I have to act like a stupid adult.

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#5

Strange Interaction Today, Did Make Me Giggle Though

Strange Interaction Today, Did Make Me Giggle Though

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#6

I Just Love It When Sellers Do This

I Just Love It When Sellers Do This

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've gotten Starburst candy from the US this way, handwritten thank you notes from Russia and a paper crane from Japan. The latter I still have on display on my dresser, what a nice freebie!

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It was founded by two Lithuanians, Milda Mitkutė and Justas Janauskas, after a conversation at a house party. Milda found herself in a small student apartment overflowing with clothes. She wanted them put to good use instead of collecting dust in the depths of her closet. Justas offered to help and built a website that allowed users to give away clothes to friends.

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#7

I’m Sorry What??

I’m Sorry What??

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Change the listing to $100 and say slightly worn, don't have to actually wear them but hey...get more money off pervs!

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#8

Extra Item…

Extra Item…

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2 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have also had sellers’ kids and pets drop small items in the box with a purchase that was sent to me.

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#9

Interesting Way To Picture Your Items

Interesting Way To Picture Your Items

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

never been worn... hmmm, that bear isn't exactly bare

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Back in 2008, secondhand fashion was not as mainstream as it is now, and the cofounders didn’t expect success in their home country, let alone expanding to others. It was just a passion hobby for the two students. However, interest in their platform started to grow, and they realized that the second-hand market had a real future. In the following years, it attracted investors, which led them to expand further. After raising €128 million in funding, it became Lithuania’s first tech unicorn in 2019.

#10

Sometimes People Suck, But Most Of My Buyers Are So Lovely

Sometimes People Suck, But Most Of My Buyers Are So Lovely

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I try to leave something nice in the rating comments section when a purchase is especially wonderful.

#12

Asking For Underwear Pics (No Personal Info)

Asking For Underwear Pics (No Personal Info)

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Jing Yi Xu
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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No it's a pervy man. lots of them asks for you to try on underwear, shoes, etc to appease their fetish. Pretending that they're women or boyfriends of women to try to score those pics

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Sustainability remains the number one priority throughout their whole operational process. According to their report on climate impact, Vinted set out to minimize their effect on the environment and has introduced the “Pick Up and Drop Off” (PUDO) approach. The alternative parcel distribution saved 62% of emissions compared to home delivery.

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#13

Heinz Ketchup Bottle For Reference

Heinz Ketchup Bottle For Reference

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#14

Found This Thing Today (No Personal Info)

Found This Thing Today (No Personal Info)

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#15

Fight Fire With Fire (No Personal Info)

Fight Fire With Fire (No Personal Info)

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Additionally, it was found that 62% of sellers reused packaging designed for single use, which resulted in 70% lower emissions than using new. Shopping secondhand instead of new also showed an average emissions savings of 1.8 kg of CO2 per item. In total, it has stopped 453 kilotons of CO2 from entering our atmosphere.

#16

Gave Me A Chuckle

Gave Me A Chuckle

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#17

Thats Enough Vinted For Today

Thats Enough Vinted For Today

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Too much information but I'm sure there's a clientele for that. Oh, and one more thing: you probably should ask somebody else to write your profile if you ever want to use Tinder.

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Vinted’s popularity proves that the view towards consuming fashion has shifted. People are looking for more sustainable ways to shop and minimize their impact on the environment. Pre-loved boutiques are popping up everywhere, and charity and thrift shops have lost their previous stigma. Shopping secondhand is now cool, sustainable, and a lot cheaper.

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#20

😅 Made Me Chuckle

😅 Made Me Chuckle

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Evri used to be called Hermes in the UK. Unfortunately, their reputation was so bad they changed their name, but not the shįtty standard of service.

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#21

Sorry, What Kind Of Fever Dream Am I In?

Sorry, What Kind Of Fever Dream Am I In?

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Apparently they are very allergic to all bacteria yet somehow surviving having a gut full of them, colonies living around every orifice on their body, and basically more bacteria in and on their body than there are body cells. A medical marvel. Also, if you have an immune response to pathogenic bacteria is that really an 'allergy'?

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There’s absolutely no need to sacrifice your style when being a conscious consumer. In fact, it’s one of the biggest fashion trends right now. Many street style enthusiasts have embraced thrifting as a way to add unique and interesting pieces to their wardrobes. Unlike traditional retail stores that carry cookie-cutter styles and designs, charity shops offer a mix of vintage and modern that can be combined in endless ways. From oversized jackets to graphic tees, they offer a variety of fashionable finds that can be incorporated into many stunning outfits.

#22

‘Brand New, Never Worn’ Description vs. The Photos

‘Brand New, Never Worn’ Description vs. The Photos

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#24

Found Something In The Bag I Just Received

Found Something In The Bag I Just Received

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Freiburg, 29th of December 1941. Wishing you best of luck and blessings for the New Year and good health. Also many thanks for the Christmas Day." Written by a Miss Beringer, in WW2 era Germany.

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Additionally, the appeal of thrifting is related to hunting for the perfect addition to your wardrobe, which provides a sense of adventure. Finding what you’ve been looking for for (perhaps) months can be incredibly satisfying and rewarding. Collecting one-of-a-kind pieces requires more time than going into a store and buying whatever you want, which minimizes the number of items we purchase (that later end up in landfills).

#25

Think He’s Been Itching To Tell Someone

Think He’s Been Itching To Tell Someone

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He could’ve left off everything after the word “now”, and been just fine. The bragging would’ve put me off completely. My next move would’ve been canceling entire transaction.

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#26

Wth? Weirdest Interaction Ever

Wth? Weirdest Interaction Ever

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The continual use of the 'x' at the end of messages is probably the only thing keeping this conversation sounding light

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#27

(No Personal Info) Why??

(No Personal Info) Why??

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2 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe she buy it when she didn't have all her mental capacity xD (alcool, drug)

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Major companies are also finding ways to compete with the new, booming sustainable market. A worldwide brand, Patagonia, not only uses sustainable materials in its outerwear but also helps customers repair their clothing instead of buying new items. Levi’s has introduced a new collection, "Water<Less,” that uses up to 96% less water to create a pair of jeans.

Even luxury brands like Prada are taking more environmentally friendly approaches to fashion. Last year, they released a 48-piece collection crafted entirely of certified recycled gold and ethically sourced diamonds. It’s no secret that luxury brands hold a lot of cultural influence; therefore, this sustainable jewelry line sends a message that it’s necessary to challenge the industry to be more green. 

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#28

At Least They’re Honest About It!

At Least They’re Honest About It!

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One Of Many Weird Messages I’ve Received On Vinted

One Of Many Weird Messages I’ve Received On Vinted

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"For some reason no because I like money and I know these are worth money"

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#30

Possibly The Most Bizarre Interaction I've Had On Here

Possibly The Most Bizarre Interaction I've Had On Here

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Is She Talking To Herself? (No Personal Info)

Is She Talking To Herself? (No Personal Info)

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#33

Is It Just Me Or Does Messages Like This Annoy Anyone Else (No Personal Info)

Is It Just Me Or Does Messages Like This Annoy Anyone Else (No Personal Info)

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bless, you didn't need permission to treat yourself to new.

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#34

How Low Am I Supposed To Go

How Low Am I Supposed To Go

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#35

Sometimes I Love Being Deliberately Stupid

Sometimes I Love Being Deliberately Stupid

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#36

I.. I Don’t Know What Else You Want From Me Here

I.. I Don’t Know What Else You Want From Me Here

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2 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Then this is obviously a man either trying to buy a bra, or trying to see if he can get a picture of the seller in it. A woman wouldn’t be so obtuse, especially not purposely obtuse.

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#38

I Declined This Persons Offer Yesterday, Now They Messaged Me Today Saying This. Why?

I Declined This Persons Offer Yesterday, Now They Messaged Me Today Saying This. Why?

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#39

Stop Posting Clothes Like This

Stop Posting Clothes Like This

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#40

I Don’t Know What World Some People Live In, They Really Thought I’d Accept 95% Off?! (No Personal Info)

I Don’t Know What World Some People Live In, They Really Thought I’d Accept 95% Off?! (No Personal Info)

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

With stupid questions like that you knew before you asked, and have now wasted your own and their time. It makes no sense.

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