I've compiled a list of random answers below. For a complete Q&A type answer, just scroll further down the page.

** The price online is either per piece, or by-the-pound, or per group (ie: bulk lot of 25)- please READ the listing.
** The website has the cheapest "bulk" prices; there are no further discounts unless a product goes on sale.
** The in-house warehouse prices are on the price list, along with any quantity discount.
** Because shipping is determined by weight, we cannot tell you the exact shipping cost until we pull your order and weigh it.
** We do not have the time to take photos of the items before we send them to you. If you want to see exactly what you are buying- please purchase from our Instagram or Etsy stores.
** There is no minimum order except for by-the-pound items.
** We do not offer hand-picking services to new customers.

What are you?
Bulk Vintage Wholesale is a vintage clothing wholesale company. We sell men's, women's, and kid's vintage fashions from the 1930s-1990s, for discounted pricing.
Our customers are owners of vintage clothing stores, or re-sellers on Ebay, or Etsy. We also sell to designers, costumers, textile artists- basically anyone who works with vintage clothing.

Do you sell by the pound, or by the piece?
Online we sell by the piece AND by the pound. In our warehouse we sell by the piece only.
Click here for the BY THE POUND listings!

Our online prices are the lowest offered, so you are getting the cheap "bulk" rate regardless of quantity! Please read our PRICING page for more information.

How do I order?
First, decide if you want to order BY THE POUND or BY THE PIECE.
Then, look in MENS or WOMENS
Each main category has sub-categories: Dresses, Shirts, Pants, Sweaters, T-Shirts, etc...
In the subcategories are the specific grades you can order online, such as: 1980s cotton Dresses, or Short Sleeve Western Shirts, or Printed Sweatshirts, and so on.
Change the quantity to however many you want, and add your items to your basket.
The page you're on won't look different, but if you click BASKET, you'll see the items you've picked so far.
When you are finished, click Checkout. We accept payment online thru Paypal.

How do you calculate shipping?
You will be charged a $20 deposit for shipping. Once we pull your order, we will send you an invoice for any additional shipping cost over $20.
$20 is our minimum shipping cost, so even if you only order 1 item, you will be charged at least $20 for shipping.
There is a $3 handling fee per box, and a 3% handling fee for all freight orders.
Please read the SHIPPING page for more information.

How do I pay you?
Online we accept Paypal.
You MUST be either a verified buyer with Paypal, or have us ship to a confirmed address or we will have to cancel your order.
We also accept credit cards, business cheques, money orders, and bank transfers.
Just call 215.533.2300 (warehouse information) or 215.870.3387 (sales between 10am and 6pm EST only) or email if you want to pay with any method other than Paypal.

Do you ship overseas?
Yes! We ship world wide. Please read our SHIPPING page for more information.
You must be verified with Paypal to order online- if you are not, please email me your order so we can bill you.

Do you offer hand-picking?
Not to first-time customers.
After you've placed a few orders and determined what does/does not work for you; we can then offer hand-picking.
Prices for hand-picking services are about double the usual price, and there is a $500 order minimum.

Do you only sell online, or do you have a place I can visit?
We have a 14,000 sq. ft. warehouse minutes outside downtown Philadelphia, and we'd love for you to come and visit!
The address is 4324 Tackawanna St., Philadelphia, PA 19124.
The warehouse is now open to the public 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday, from 12-6pm UNLESS someone books a private appointment. If someone reserves the day, then we will close to the public. If you are traveling to get here, please check our Facebook or give a call the day before to make sure we will be open!
PRICING in the warehouse is different than online. Please check out our Warehouse 2016 Price List.
We don't allow children in the warehouse (insurance reasons), and you will need to leave any large backpacks or bags at the front. (We know its your purse, but unfortunately we've had folks try to steal using their purse. Please leave it in your car if you dont like the idea of leaving it up front with us).

I'm not a dealer- can I come to the warehouse?

How do I get there?
From 95 take the Aramingo Ave. exit. At the end of the ramp turn left. Then make your next left onto Church Street. Go just over a half-mile (crossing Torresdale Ave.) and the street will end at a grassy yard. Make a hard right onto Tackwanna and we are on your left. Look for our sign! There is plenty of street parking, or you can park in the gated lot next to our building.
From downtown Philadelphia- take Aramingo Ave. north past the strips malls. You'll pass a Wawa and go under the 95 overpass. Then turn left onto Church Street and follow above directions.
From the subway- take the El north to the Church Street stop. Go east (alongside the pink church) to Tackawanna and turn left. We are on your left- look for our sign.
Our door is the metal gate at the very end of the building. There is a lovely hand-painted sign that says "public entrance".

But warehouses scare me!
Ok, so come visit our store; Raxx Vintage, in downtown Philadelphia.
We are calling Raxx a "lightly curated wholesale boutique". It has the same kind of mix of vintage clothing as the warehouse, but in smaller quantities.
Pricing is slightly higher than in the warehouse, but less expensive than a normal vintage boutique- leaving you plenty of room for markup.
Raxx Vintage is located at 832 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19147
Current Raxx hours are: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 12pm-7pm; Friday and Saturday 12pm-8pm.

In the product description it says Condition: Grade 1 and 2. What does that mean?
Grade 1 means Very Good condition- no holes, no or very small marks, no tears. You can just clean, steam, and put on the rack.
Grade 2 means Good condition- maybe some stains, small seam tear, or missing plastic buttons. These items need some TLC and/or a wash, and they are ready to go.
Our pricing is set up for a mix of these grades.
So when you place an order, you should expect to be cleaning the items you receive, or doing small repairs.
We try not to send out anything with MAJOR damage. But this is vintage coming out of a warehouse- dont expect perfection.
If you want everything to be in really, really, really good condition, then come to Philadelphia and pick your own!

Why do the "By the Pound" items include Grade 3? Whats that?
Grade 3 means it has damage.
We try to get rid of damaged items during the grading process, so its not like your order will for certain have damage; its more like a warning, since we are human and we err and things will get past us.
When you purchase "by the pound", we literally grab armfuls of the clothing, weigh it, and pack it. Thats why "by the pound" is cheaper- you are getting much more quantity-wise, but the quality control isn't as rigorous.
If you absolutely cannot deal with sewing on a button, or fixing a seam, or soaking to get a stain out, please DO NOT purchase "by the pound"!

Why is there a minimum for By-The-Pound products?
Purchasing by weight is a great way to get lots of vintage clothing for a low price, but folks were placing tiny orders (1-5 lbs of clothing) and then complaining that they weren't receiving "enough" merchandise.
The 10 lbs minimum for most products will guarantee you will receive a decent variety of the product.

Why are some of the prices on this website different than the prices on your price list?
The pricing on the website is cheaper because you arent here doing the picking yourself- you are trusting us to pull a good mix for you but you dont really know what items you will be receiving.
And while we do pay attention to what we're packing, you may not absolutely love every single item.
The PDF price list you see to your left is the warehouse pricing. When you come to our warehouse and cherry pick, you are picking the very best pieces in the best condition, and so the pricing is slightly higher.
BUT- we offer bulk pricing in the warehouse. So, you can get great discounts either way you buy! The warehouse price list is here: Warehouse 2016 Price List.
Some of the website products also offer cheaper bulk pricing.

What does bulk pricing mean?
When you order in bulk, you are ordering a quantity of the item, and you are getting the products for a cheaper price.
You will receive a variety of colours, sizes, and styles.

If I order online, how do I know I'll like what I get?
We are selling vintage by era/style/material and while you may not personally love every single piece, you will receive true vintage from the style/era that you chose. So even if you don't love the item- someone else will be happy to buy it from you!
Think of it this way- if you came in to pick, you wouldn't buy every single item; you would dig through until you found the perfect items. This is completely opposite from the cheaper grab-bag style of purchasing over the website.
If you want your store inventory to reflect only what you like, or your fashion style, then perhaps purchasing sight-unseen is not for you...Try our Etsy store!

You have an Etsy store?
Yes. It is called bulkvintageclothing and we list cool pieces (men's and women's) that deserve a good home. We supply photos, measurements, material, and condition. The price is about double our warehouse pricing, but you should certainly be able to flip for a profit!

So I can order only a certain size, like only size small dresses?

Can I order items in my size? I wear a size 9 dress.

Why is the sky blue?
Um.... let me get back to you on this one.

I'm looking for "the good stuff", like 1940s work wear, gabardine jackets, etc.. Do you have that?
Yes. and No.
You can usually find "special" pieces for sale in the warehouse stock, like 1940s gabardine western shirts, or 1930s dresses, but these types of product vary in price, and often have some damage, so we don't offer them online.

Do you accept returns?
No. All sales are final.
If we really screw something up- like send you the wrong product, then sure, we'll make it right for you. But 99% of the time, there are no returns. So please ask any questions before you order.

Can I cancel my order?
We do understand that business can sometimes take a turn and money can get tight, so if you need to cancel your order within 1 day from when you placed it, we will give you a full refund. But if you cancel your order after we've already done the work of pulling your products and boxing for shipment, then we will charge you a 15% restocking fee.

Can I bring stuff to sell to you?
No. We are not currently purchasing from the public.

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