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FAQ for Fall 2014

Answers to most of your questions can be found on our website, but here is a short list of some of the most frequently asked questions (with answers) that we've been getting about our upcoming sale.

How many items can I sell?  

The only items that have limits are clothing and shoes. Only 75 items of clothing will be allowed per consignor.   There is one exception, if all of your clothing is marked to donate then you may bring 100 items to sell.  We only accept 10 pairs of shoes.  With the smaller space, we are going to be extra picky during inspection, so bring only your best!

What clothing items are acceptable at the Fall sale?   

Our sales are seasonal so some items will not be accepted for sale at this fall event.  We will  accept:

  • long sleeve shirts
  • pants
  • jeans
  • sweaters
  • coats
  • jackets
  • costumes
  • holiday clothing (Christmas, Thanksgiving) sell really well. 
  • shorts and short sleeve shirts

We will not  accept any:

  • bathing suits
  • tank tops
  • sleeveless dresses
  • anything sleeveless or with spaghetti style straps-save these items for the spring!
  • t-shirts advertising your local school, a running race, a festival or the like

If I group onesies or similar like items together does that count as 1 item? 

Yes, if you package 3 or 4 like items (onesises, tights, sleepers) together that will count as 1 item.  However, be very sure that each item is clean and acceptable or the whole group of items will be removed and unsold.  Also, please double check all items grouped are the SAME SIZE.

What hangers can I use and will I get them back? 

Almost any hanger is acceptable as long as your items are well attached and fit the hanger appropriately.  Do not use adult hangers for tiny baby clothes, or the opposite.  The plastic retail hangers that you get when you buy clothes at various stores are fine.  Wire hangers are our least favorite but do work well for pinning pants.  Start looking now for hangers to buy as they will start disappearing from shelves as we get closer to sale time!

You will not get your own hangers back at the end of the sale.  However, any clothing items you purchase will come with hangers that you can keep.  Start stock-piling hangers now in preparation for spring.

I’m a consignor, when can I shop? Can I bring a guest?  

All consignors can start shopping on Thursday at 5:00 pm.  You will receive a wristband when you check in which will get you in to the Preview Sale on Thursday night.  You may buy one additional band for $10 to bring a guest. Everyone who enters the preview sale must have a wristband.

If you volunteer you will be invited to shop earlier based on how many hours you volunteer.  See the Preview Sale Schedule  for more information.

How will consignor drop off work this sale?

The biggest change for drop off is doing it all in one day.  This is new for us, so please be patient as we work through this shorter process.  Each consignor MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT.  The appointments are now every 15 minutes, so please arrive on time.  When you arrive at the civic center, you will see signs directing you where to go. As of today, all consignors will enter at the south side of the civic center, but that is subject to change. 

If you choose our Traditional Check-In , the process will be the same as last sale.  We will have stations set up for the following categories: 

  • Clothing/Shoes
  • Toys/Books/Games
  • Baby Gear
  • Home Decor
  • Everything Else

To make it easier for you, organize your items into these same categories.  You will visit each station, drop off your items and proceed to the wristband table.  Once you put out your inspected clothing items; you will receive your wristbands, pick up any rejected items and you are out the door! 

If you choose our Drop & Go Check-In , the process will be easier and faster for you.  Upon arrival, a welcome volunteer will confirm your appointment time and direct you to the location to park.  An unloading volunteer will remove the items from your car and deliver them to the inspection stations.  We will take care of everything, except any items that need to be put together.  This includes furniture, pack n' plays or the like.  Once all your items are unloaded, a wristband volunteer will bring you wristbands and answer any questions you might have.  Any rejected items will be automatically donated and not returned to you - so please make sure to double-check everything has batteries, none of your items have been recalled and you don't bring anything on our Unacceptable Items list.  NO REJECTED ITEMS WILL BE RETURNED.  That is the biggest difference between the two types of check-in. 

Finally, if you were a consignor who had no rejected items at the spring sale, you will follow the same procedure as Traditional Check-In.  The only difference is that you do not need to put your clothing out and if you have any rejected items that are found after you have left the building, we will store them and have them ready for you on Sunday to pick-up.  We will have a list of those eligible consignors at the Welcome Table, so just let them know when you arrive.

We appreciate everyone for hanging in there with us as we searched for a new location, broke all records for consignor registration and navigate this new location.  We couldn't do this sale without each of you and look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Jennifer and Sara

October 5-8, 2017