FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Is this like a garage sale?
This sale is NOT a garage sale. We inspect every item before it hits our sales floor to ensure that it is clean, without stains, and in working order. All items are organized so that it is easy to shop and find the sizes and types of items you are looking for. Clothing is all hung up and organized by size. Toys are grouped with like items and have batteries. Furniture will be assembled and paired with their matching items.
- How much can I really save shopping at a consignment sale?
A Lot! Items are marked at 50-90% off retail prince. Check out this and that.
- Can anyone shop?
- Is there an entry fee?
Admission is free!
- Is there a fee to consign?
Yes. There is a non-refundable $8 registration fee, plus $0.55 for the PayPal fee. Thr $8 fee offsets the cost of the venue, insurance and advertising. And, you receive 60% of your total sale proceeds plus a tax write-off should you choose to donate your items to charity.
- Is there a minimum amount of items to consign?
Yes. Items must total at least $25 worth of items in order for you to participate as a consignor. However, there is NO maximum.
- Do you take checks and credit cards?
Cash and debit/credit cards are acceptable forms of payment.
- What happens to the items I have that don’t sell?
You have the option to donate your items or pick them up at the end of the sale. If you want them returned to you, there is a window at the end of the sale for you to come and pick them up. If you choose to donate your items, a wonderful charity will receive your items.
- Where do you suggest I buy hangers and safety pins?
Check the dollar stores first. If you don’t have any luck there try bigger retail establishments like Wal-Mart, Target and K-Mart.
- How often do you have these sales?
The sales will be held seasonally, twice a year. The Spring/Summer 2013 sale is our first sale followed by the next sale which is Fall/Winter 2013 sometime in August 2013, just in time for back to school shopping. Make sure you don’t miss an event by signing up for our email list on the sidebar.
- I am consigning and plan to attend the Pre-Sale Party but do I need to be present at the sale?
You do not need to be present at the sale to consign but you are more than welcome to come and bring a friend or family member to shop.
- When can I expect my payment from the sale?
Approximately 7-10 business days after the sale, you will receive a check along with a statement that will include a breakdown of your sales.
- May I bring my children to the sale?
Absolutely! After all, this sale is for them and you may want to hold up clothes on them to check the size. For your child’s safety, we ask that they be accompanied by an adult and stay with them at all times.
- Is there parking? Is it free or do I have to pay?
The Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department has a large, free parking lot. If the lot is full, off-street parking is available for free as well.