Last week flew by! You now have less than four weeks to enter your inventory for the spring sale. Last week we focused on clothing preparation. If you missed last week’s update, you can find it in the Blog section of our website. If you have not yet registered for our spring sale, please log in with your consignor ID and password and register yourself. Also make sure that your email and address are correct in the system.
I’ll open volunteer slots in less than two weeks. I’ve had a couple of people ask about inventory drop off shifts. We hand select those workers. If you want to be chosen for future sales, the best way is to have all of your ducks in a row at drop off this sale. If you have very little turned away at drop off and have everything hung, tagged, and packaged correctly you are a great candidate for a drop off volunteer. The other requirement is that you must be able to work at least 8 hours during the drop off shifts. There is a lot of training involved and it is easier if we have consistency of volunteers during this time. Some people have the idea that this shift is great for pre shopping the sale. That is not true. The drop off volunteers only get to see what comes through their check in tables and they are way too busy to be out on the floor looking around. It is an exhausting shift.
In an earlier email I mentioned that we are going to test the waters on preteen clothing. Since we are just giving it a trial run, we are going to limit it to Abercrombie, Hollister, American Eagle, Aeropostale, Hurley, Roxy, Volcom, Quiksilver, Vans and Billabong. We will accept up to size Medium in those brands. If it goes well, we will look at expanding it for future sales. We are looking for modest, preteen styles.
Toys and games
Toys are popular year round at our sale. All toys must have all of their parts and be in working order. If they require batteries to work, they must come to drop off with working batteries in them already. If your toy has additional parts, please feel free to bag the parts and attach them securely to the large part of the toy. You ca n tape your tag to the inside of the bag, but do not seal the bag until your item has been inspected at drop off.
Games MUST include all pieces AND the directions and be in their original box. If you have lost the directions, you can normally look them up on the manufacturer website and print a new set of game rules. It is very frustrating to buy an incomplete toy or game. Do not try to pass something off as complete when you know that it is not. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that all pieces have been included.
If you have smaller items such as action figures, infant toys, ect., please feel free to bag a group of them together. You can tape your tag to the inside of the bag, but please do not seal the bag until it has been inspected at drop off. We DO NOT accept happy meal type toys.
We have had to cut back on types of stuffed animals that we accept. We now only accept easily recognizable characters(Elmo, Mickey Mouse, etc.), Build a Bear animals, and animals that do something like talk, play music, etc.
Books, Puzzles, DVDs, Video Games, Computer Software
Check your items over carefully. Video Games and Computer Software must be in good, working condition. Count your puzzle pieces to make sure that all are included in the box. Check your books to make sure that there are no torn pages or pages that have been written on. Make sure that your DVDs are working and not scratched up and that they are in their original cases.
Please be careful in tagging these items. If you use the incorrect tape on books and puzzles, it can pull the picture off, destroying the item. If you have to tape your tag directly to the item, please make sure that it will not damage the item. Scotch Tape or Painter’s tape will work best. You can also use Saran Wrap to wrap puzzles.
If you are grouping items such as books, DVDs, puzzles, etc. together in a plastic bag do not seal the bag closed until it has been inspected at drop off.
WHAT WE WILL NOT ACCEPT
- Recalled items
- Items that are not tagged correctly
- Clothing items that do not meet our standards due to being out of season, out of style, or flawed in any way
- Shoes that do not meet our standards
- Homemade blankets and hospital receiving blankets
- Diaper bags that are given away for free from formula companies
- Single bedding items
- Out of date car seats
- Toys that do not work or are missing parts
- Happy Meal toys
- Equipment or toys that do not have working batteries. This does not apply to items that are new in box.
- Random stuffed animals
- VHS tapes
- Used underwear including nursing bras
Please fill out and submit the following form if you have any additional questions.
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