Seller's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- (1.) What is consignment?
- (2.) Do I need to be present during the sale?
- (3.) Why are you so strict about quality?
- (4.) How much money will I make?
- (5.) How do I become a seller/consignor?
- (6.) Why is there a registration fee?
- (7.) Why should I sell/consign my child's precious & outgrown toys, shoes, furniture & clothes at VALLEY KIDS CONSIGNMENT?
- (8.) What items can I sell?
- (9.) What items do you decline to sell?
- (10.) Where can I check to see if my items have been recalled?
- (11.) What should I do if my item has been recalled?
What is consignment? back
Consigning an item to us means that we will sell your items at a price that you determine and in exchange, we receive a low percentage of the total sale price
Our seasonal consignment sale is quite simply the easiest way to sell your children's items and a great way to make more money than you would at a garage sale, on eBay or on Craig's List
Do I need to be present during the sale? back
No, sellers need not be present – just need to drop off your items and then pick them up after the sale (or you may elect to donate any unsold items to charity)
Why are you so strict about quality? back
Our discerning shoppers have high expectations and will purchase in-style items that are gently used or new at very reasonable prices
Please do not be offended if we are unable to accept an item from you, we want to be sure that your items sell quickly and that the shoppers continue to return to our sales – which is good for you in the long run too!
How much money will I make? back
You will earn 65% of your total selling price
Volunteering Consignors - (before, during or at the end of the sale)
If you volunteer for a single shift, you will receive 70% of your total sales.
If you volunteer for three shifts, you will receive 75% of your total sales.
Note: A "shift" is 3 hours in length.
How do I become a seller or "consignor"? back
Register by simply clicking on the "If not, Please Click Here to Register" link on right side column of our website
Pay your $15 registration fee
Receive instructions on how to get a Consignor number
Why is there a registration fee? back
We cover the cost of the warehouse, advertising, insurance and lovely merchandising racks so that all you have to do is show up with your treasures and make fast cash!
We will return your registration fee if you do not sell a minimum of $15.00
Why should I sell/consign my child's precious and outgrown toys, furniture & clothes at VALLEY KIDS CONSIGNMENT? back
Let's face it, our kids (and grandkids) grow so fast – it seems like they outgrow items more quickly than we can imagine and that stuff just gathers around the house, grandparent's houses, yards and garages!
Items sell quickly – over one weekend and you get paid shortly after the sale!
You will earn 65% – 75% of the selling price (percentage depends on whether you volunteer for 3 hours before during or after the sale)
Significantly less hassle, time and effort then listing and conducting an auction on eBay
Safer and less hassle than listing on Craig's List and waiting for someone to show up at your home to buy your items
Earn a lot more money than if you sell at a consignment shop and wait for someone to purchase
What items can I sell? back
Virtually every item in good condition that your child has outgrown (and has not been recalled) such as:
Clothing (newborn baby through young adult)
Dress up items: princess, formal dresses, hats, purses
Backpacks, toy bags, non-recalled infant carriers/slings
Toys, puzzles and games
Collectible items: (Star Wars, Lego, Star Trek, GeoTrax, American Girls, Barbie, Bratz etc)
Play equipment: tricycles, bikes, sand boxes, kitchen sets, plastic tool benches, plastic wheeled toys
Nursery items: baby monitors, changing station items, diaper bags
Baby items: bathtubs, high chairs, exer-saucers, bouncy chairs, swings, gently used strollers, Bumbo and other seats
Crib linens, toddler bed and children's bed linens
Brand new car seats or car seats manufactured in 2009 or later
Car seat accessories: mirrors, automobile seat protectors and activity sets
Furniture: rocking chairs, changing tables, toddler beds, brand new and near new non-recalled cribs (manufactured in 2009 or later)
Children's entertainment and educational media: gently used books, CDs, DVDs, BluRay, video games
Clean and "like new" maternity items (sorry, no maternity bras or underwear unless brand new and in sealed package)
Stuffed animals: new licensed characters - tags still attached
There are no seasonal clothing restrictions
What items do you decline to sell? back
Any recalled items (please check the CPSC site for current recalls) – from the CPSC "It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled item."
No Drop down cribs at all. We are unable to sell any drop down cribs by any manufacturer according to CPSC - December 2010
VHS tapes and heavily used books, scratched DVDs or CDs
Older, expired car seats or any car seats that have been involved in any kind of accident
Broken items or electronic toys that do not work (check & replace batteries)
Any used personal hygienic items such as:
Used breast pumps and breast feeding items
Heavily used baby bottles and nipples
Bottles with BPA (any crystal clear bottles such as older Avent bottles)
Used maternity bras, used maternity underwear and used children's underwear
Baby formula and baby food – if you have unopened, unexpired formula or food, we can take donations to local family rescue shelters
Where can I check to see if my items have been recalled? back
Visit our Product Safety & Recall Information Page
A couple of links from that page are listed below
What should I do if my item has been recalled? back
Review information on the CPSC website, contact the manufacturer and if a fix is available, apply for a fix or in many cases you can receive a refund for your item from the manufacturer or retailer directly
If you can fix the item, please bring documentation (including proof of the fix, any emails or correspondence from the manufacturer) and attach documentation to the item