thanks to Jennifer Scoggins for her contribution today! Jennifer is a consignment buying enthusiast as well as the owner of The Lollipop Market, a seasonal kid’s consignment sale in the Bay Area.
My oldest kid is a wonderful bit girl. If you’ve likewise had a girl, you understand that no matter what you register for – 90% of your shower gifts will be clothing. My child may not have had an infant swing or an Excersaucer, however I didn’t even have to believe about getting clothes up until she was 9 months old. That’s when I found the world of consignment shopping. When I walked into my very first seasonal consignment sale as well as saw exactly how much I might save by buying for carefully utilized items, as well as realized exactly how much I might make by selling my own – I was hooked.
I now have 2 daughters – 4 as well as 5 years old – as well as I spend less than $150 a year, per child, on their clothing, jackets, as well as shoes. I like that I can quickly recycle the products we no longer use, as well as I feel great about my purchases, understanding I’m getting recycled products as well. I’ve discovered exactly how to essentially trade my children’s garments each season, as well as in this post, I’m going to tell you how.
Consignment buying combines all the very best parts of ebay, craigslist, garage sales, as well as mommy facebook groups: extremely discounted costs on carefully utilized products ”“ without the worst parts: shipping fees, no-shows, as well as restricted selection. There are great deals of methods to shop consignment: 1)Â brick as well as mortar consignment stores that stand year-round as well as offer carefully utilized product at a discount; 2) seasonal consignment sales that appear just twice a year –for 2 – 5 days–and offer excellent offers on clothing, shoes, infant equipment, toys, books, puzzles, as well as more.
If you’re not familiar, here’s exactly how a season consignment sale works:
Usually about half of the stock at seasonal sales is for kids 2 years old as well as younger. This is because, as you know, those bit pumpkins grow so quick that they commonly have bins of clothing, gear as well as toys that are barely used. If you have a baby, you can score extraordinary offers on like-new garments as well as shoes – as well as likewise on all kind of infant gear, carriers, hiking backpacks, tricycles, trip on toys, duplo blocks, puzzles – nearly all of your preferred products for your youngsters can be found! since consignors set their own costs at seasonal consignment sales, a few of the offers are as well great to miss.
And that leads me to this list.
The top 3 things every new mommy must understand about seasonal consignment sales:
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1. shop as early as you potentially can
If you’re believing of selling, a lot of seasonal sales enable consignors to shop before the sale available to the public. a lot of sales are staffed by consignors, who work both to make a higher portion of their sales as well as to shop even earlier. In my experience – the benefits of volunteering are as well great to be missed. For example, somebody will be selling a snap N Go stroller for $10, one more for $15 as well as one more for $20. They will all likely offer during the sale, however the early buyers get the very best deal. If you’re not a consignor, lots of sales owners will barter with you for early shopping. Are you a photographer, do you own tables or garments racks that you’d enable the sale to borrow? Or perhaps you’re well networked as well as can assist with advertising – as a blog writer or by handing out fliers before the sale. Ask you regional sale owner exactly how you can help, as well as smile secretly to yourself for being a smart mom who understands exactly how to utilize her skills to get a excellent deal!!
2. Take excellent care of your products as well as offer them
Most seasonal sales enable consignors to make between 65 – 75% of their sales. infant devices in excellent condition can commonly offer for 50% (or more) of what you paid for it, particularly if it’s a brand like BOB, Peg Perego, infant Bjorn, or other favorites. I’ve done everything – Craigslist ads, ebay listings, switch groups, as well as garage sales. I discover seasonal sales to be the simplest method to swiftly clean out my wardrobes as well as garage — as well as to have money in my hand a week later.
3. understand exactly how to discover a sale near you
Consignment Mommies is my preferred resource for finding both seasonal sales as well as standard consignment stores. You can go to their web site as well as go into your zip code as well as discover every sale as well as store in your area. They do a excellent task of keeping their resources updated, as well as if you step to a new area – you can swiftly discover the sales closest to you. Did you understand that there are 10 different seasonal sales around the Bazona y? Acesta este sezonul de transport – descoperiți o vânzare lângă dvs., precum și marcați câteva oferte excelente. Cumpărături încântate!
Jennifer Scoggins conduce piața Lollipop – o vânzare de transport sezonieră de lux în zona Golfului San Jose.