In Mid-Cycle, we buy it all back from you! 

Whether you bought new or second hand from us, our commitment is that we buy back any item you have purchased from Mini-Cycle in the last two years.

How much will I get for the items I trade-in?

When we receive your items, we assess them based on the condition they are in. Once a condition rating is applied (see table below), a price at which it will be purchased from you (Payout) will be calculated based on a percentage of the resale value. We carefully select durable apparel, hence we expect most to look "gently used" after two years of normal usage. 

The Payout is determined by Mini-Cycle based on the market, the state of each piece of apparel (ranging from "like new with tag" to "needs repurposing") and whether you would like to get store credit or cash back: 

Resale Value x Allocated Percentage = Payout

For example, if you sent us a pyjama which is in "Gently Used" condition, would like to get a store credit (for future purchases at Mini-Cycle) and the resale value is estimated to be 20$ (evaluated by us), your Payout will be 8$, calculated as following:

20$ (Resale Value) x 40% (Allocated Percentage) = 8$ (Payout)

 

* If the items are received in non-saleable condition (eg. odour, wrinkles, soiled), more work will need to be put into making the apparel acceptable for resale and a lower payout percentage will be applied. We suggest prepping your clothes before you send them to Mini-Cycle in order to get a better payout. 

Have stains, rips, or the item is very worn out?

 Don't worry, we value everything. Items that are more than gently used are given a lower percentage on the resale value depending on the issue (the more work needed, the lower the percentage given back to you). We then repair, clean your items to give them back another life. If the latter does not work, we repurpose items to resell here or donate (examples to come). 

How long do I have to make trade-ins after the original purchase?

We guarantee to buy back any apparel purchased from us in the last 2 years. We are happy to buy your Mini-Cycle apparel after the 2 year period on a case-by-case basis in exchange for store credits only. 

Do you accept trade-ins if the items were not purchased from Mini-Cycle?

For a limited period, we accept clothes that were purchased from other stores. Mini-Cycle only purchases mid to high-end brands. Please refer to the online store to gauge the type of clothing we typically purchase. Unfortunately, we do not buy fast fashion brands such as Carter's, George, Old Navy, Gap, Zara, etc. Once our "Mid-Cycle" inventory will be full of beautiful clothing for your little ones, we will only be accepting clothes purchased from Mini-Cycle. 

How do I get paid for my trade-ins?

Store credit will be sent to you via email. Cash payments will all be done via PayPal. Make sure to have an account set-up and to send the linked email address. 

Do you accept any type of apparel?

We accept everything from hats to backpacks from newborn to 8 years old. However, for hygiene purposes, we do not accept undergarments. Also, we will only accept footwear that is "New with tag" or "Like new". 

How do I send you my second hand items?

Shipping items to Mini-Cycle is free! Send us an email at hello@mini-cycle.com to request your shipping tags and to confirm which items you wish to trade-in.