Saturday, February 6, 2010

It's Consignment Sale Season! Spring 2010

It's almost spring! Well, maybe not according to the thermometer outside (or the groundhog!), but it's on its way! And with spring comes consignment sales (and then garage sales - YAY!) I love to shop at consignment sales, but I also love to get rid of some stuff as well. I usually end up spending around the same amount as what I sell, it's basically like trading in stuff I don't want for stuff I do want.

Below is a rundown on the local consignment sales.

(You may also want to check out a previous post I wrote last fall - The Secret to Consignment Sale Shopping.)

Take 2 Kids Sale
The Take 2 Kids Sale will be March 17-21. This is one of my favorite sales, they always have plenty of stuff that I just "have to have". Everything you need for a baby can be found at this sale: strollers, carseats, cribs, toys, books, clothes (including season items), shoes, outdoor playsets, nursery furniture, the list goes on and on! If you consign for Take2, please tell them you were referred by me (Betsy Rubendall)!

Location:
90th & Maple, on the northwest side next to Dollar Tree (old Hancock Fabrics bldg)

Pre-Shopping Hours:
Mon March 15: 3:00pm Volunteers shop
Mon March 15: 5:00pm Consignors shop
Tues March 16: 5:00pm "Early Shoppers" passholders shop (click that link to sign up for pass!)
Sun March 21: 9:00am 1/2 Price Volunteers shop
Sun March 21: 9:30am 1/2 Price Consignors shop

Regular Shopping Hours:
Wed March 17: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Thur March 18: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Fri March 19: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sat March 20: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sun March 21: 10:00am - 3:00pm (1/2 price sale!)

Cost/Payment:
$12 consignors fee (you pay this when you sign up)
70/30 split - customer gets 70% of the items sell price, Take2 gets 30%
-OR-
75/25 split - if you volunteer at least 4 hours
Check is mailed to you about 2-3 days after the sale ends.

Volunteering:
Volunteer at least 4 hours to raise your split percentage to 75/25. Volunteers also get first shot at the goods, they get to shop a full 2 hours before anyone else is let in the door and they also get first pick of the 1/2 price items! If you don't want to consign, but you do want to volunteer, you can do that as well. Contact Julie (owner of Take2) at Julie@Take2.com, then send a $25 check to Julie and when you volunteer she will return the check to you. If you don't volunteer, she cashes your check (non consignor), or your percentage changes to 50/50 (consignor)

Unsold Items
This is where Take2 is different than the other consignment sales. You can pick up your items at the end of the sale (Sunday, March 21). OR if you choose to not pick up your unsold items, they will go on to 2 more sales (Lincoln & Des Moines) before they are donated to a worthy cause. If your items sell in one of the subsequent sales, you will receive 50% of the selling price. You do NOT need to do anything special (volunteer or otherwise) in order to be able to pick up your unsold items.


KidzShoppe Omaha
KidzShoppe Omaha is my other favorite sale. They have the same types of items as Take2, but generally they have a little bit more inventory. NOTE: Open for registration and dates have been updated below!!!

Location:

In The Centre (indoor soccer fields) on Giles Road, in between 144th & 156th Streets

Pre-Shopping Hours:
Tue April 20 2:30pm-9:00pm Volunteers shop
Tue April 20 4:00pm-9:00pm Consignors shop
Tue April 20 7:00pm-9:00pm First Time moms / homeschoolers / foster families / daycare workers shop
Fri April 23 7:00pm-9:00pm 1/2 Price Volunteers shop
Fri April 23 7:30pm-9:00pm 1/2 Price Consignors shop

Regular Shopping Hours:
Wed April 21 9:30am - 7:00pm
Thur April 22 9:30am - 7:00pm
Fri April 23 9:30am - 7:00pm
Sat April 24 9:30am - 4:00pm 1/2 Price Sale!


Cost/Payment:
$12 consignors fee (this fee will be deducted from your check)
70/30 split - customer gets 70% of the items sell price, KidzShoppe gets 30%
Iif you volunteer at least 8 hours, your consignor fee is waived
You pick up your check when you pick up your unsold items.

Volunteering:
Volunteer at least 8 hours to get your consignor fee waived.. Volunteers also get first shot at the goods, they get to shop for 1.5 hours before anyone else is let in the door and they also get first pick of the 1/2 price items! If you don't want to consign, but you do want to volunteer, you can do that as well.

Unsold Items
You can pick up your unsold items on Sunday, the day after the sale ends. You will also receive your check when you pick up your items. You do NOT need to do anything special (volunteer or otherwise) in order to be able to pick up your unsold items. If you don't pick up your check on Sunday, it will be mailed to you the following Monday.


Munchkin Junction
Munchkin Junction is another sale I like to shop at, but I have never volunteered or consigned there. I always find a few things to buy though!

Location:

Chance Ridge Event Center, 506 Skyline Road, Elkhorn

Pre-Shopping Hours:
Consignor presale: Tue March 16: 3:00-9:00pm
Volunteer presale: Info unavailable at this time

Regular Shopping Hours:
Wed March 17: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thur March 18: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Fri March 19: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Sat March 20: 9:00am - 12:00pm - 1/2 Price Day!

Cost/Payment:
$14 consignors fee (this fee will be deducted from your check)
75/25 split - customer gets 70% of the items sell price, KidzShoppe gets 30%
80/20 split - if you volunteer (contact Munchkin Junction for details)
You pick up your check when you pick up your unsold items.

Volunteering:
See Munchkin Junction Volunteering page for details. (Too complicated to post here!)

Unsold Items
You can pick up your unsold items on Sunday, the day after the sale ends. You will also receive your check when you pick up your items. You do NOT need to do anything special (volunteer or otherwise) in order to be able to pick up your unsold items. If you don't pick up your unsold items by 4pm they will be donated to charity.

Happy Bargain Hunting!

The Bargainista

5 comments:

  1. Your blog is so awesome, Betsy! There should be a service charge for all of the valuable info you provide for us lazier folks! ;)Thank you!! -Carissa

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  2. There is another one in April. Twice As Nice, its held at the Police Union Hall (120th & Cryer approx). All of the "leftovers" are donated to Open Door Mission. They have a website for all their info.!

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  3. Thank you for all of this information! I hope to go shopping at these sales! I will put them on my calendar. -Amy

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  4. Hi Betsy~

    Thanks so much for sharing this info with me--I really appreciate it!!! You've been so helpful!

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