Attention Internet Ethicists

Our house is the last stop for a truckload of baby clothes.  In addition to all the things Orange inherited from Raisin and then outgrew, a friend of mine has a son who’s several months older than Apple.  She sent us all her hand-me-downs, with instructions to pass them on when we were done, because she’d gotten most of them that way in the first place.

But I don’t have anyone to give them to — nobody in my immediate circle is expecting a baby, and my basement is starting to disappear in a maze of boxes.

Here’s the question: would it be wrong to sell what I can at a Mothers of Multiples sale?  I’ll send my friend a portion of whatever I make, and then I’ll donate whatever doesn’t sell.  But I don’t know anymore what was hers, and it seems silly not to take advantage of the opportunity.  Right?


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I've got the world's best kids and husband. Great house, steady job. I'm living the American dream. The trick is to appreciate it. I'm working on that part.
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3 Responses to Attention Internet Ethicists

  1. Erin says:

    Totally kosher – I’d do the same thing, too. Otherwise, what are you going to do with all that stuff?

  2. Jody says:

    Sell away.

    I ruthlessly cull clothing and while it all goes to the local charity thrift shop, not a sale, I would feel no anxiety about selling any hand-me-downs, either. It’s great if you want to pass along a portion of the proceeds to your friend, but I think it’s fine to sell everything and be done with it.

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