Moms know just how quickly kids go through stuff, whether it's due to growth, boredom, or trends; they're constantly on the hunt for new things while casting off the old. Sound familiar? While EBay may do that for the rest of the world, Hand Me Downs meets those needs of moms.
I don't really need to explain the business structure or concept to you, because if you're not familiar with EBay, you can't have been living on this planet over the last 15 years. Hand Me Downs is the EBay for parents, a classified listing place to exchange kids stuff. It's recession-friendly, because in this economy no one can afford to give away good quality clothing or toys just because their children have outgrown them physically or emotionally.
Unlike EBay, Hand Me Downs doesn't facilitate the complete transaction, but does take a small fee for those posting their kid stuff including a description, photo, asking price and location. Buyers and sellers are on their own from there, with email addresses available on the classified-style ads to allow them to make contact.
They do say that one person's garbage is another's treasure, and that couldn't be more true when it comes to kids stuff, especially at a time of economic crisis!