General Questions: TOP
What is a children's seasonal consignment sale? TOP
It is a mothers treasure dream! The sale is twice a year, in the Spring and the Fall. You can find seasonal gently-used items at a fraction of their retail prices! You will also find a variety of everyday essentials good for the whole year.
What items do you accept and sell? TOP
All items must be in VERY good condition! No stains, missing buttons, missing parts, etc.
Clothes Size Tummy to Teen (Size 0Months-PLUS Size Adult and Maternity all in gently used or new condition, this means no missing buttons, tears, or stains)
Boutique brand clothing
Seasonal outerwear (Please remember this is the Spring Sale.)
Shoes in GREAT shape
Accessories such as hair bows, ties, hats, belts, etc.
Toys, games & puzzles with all the pieces and in working order (with batteries)
Bicycles, tricycles, riding toys, scooters, skateboards, etc
Sports equipment such as balls, bats, gloves, skates, shin-guards, etc.
Gymnastics & Dance wear
Baby Accessories (Bouncers, Saucers, Walkers, Swings, Bumbos, Boppys, High Chairs, table booster seats, etc)
Car Seats under 6 years old (manufacture date must be visible on seat)
Dress Up Items
Bath Seats (all types & sizes)
Furniture (Dressers, Beds, Gliders, Bookshelves)
Cribs (Absolutely No Drop Side cribs)
Nursery or children's room decor (lamps, pictures, decorations, frames, etc.)
Outdoor toys such as wagons, slides, swings, sandboxes (without sand!), Little Tikes Play gyms, etc
Seasonal Spring/Summer Items
Stuffed Animals non-battery powered
Underwear (unless in an unopened package)
No seasonal winter clothes (save them for the Fall sale!)
Where and When is the sale held? TOP
The spring sale will be held at the Sportsplex, 221 Commonwealth Ct, Winchester, VA 22601 from March 22-24, 2013.
What is the difference between a consignment sale and a garage sale or resale shop? TOP
This sale is NOT a garage sale, yard sale, or thrift store. We carefully inspect every item that arrives at our sale to ensure that everything is clean without stains, meets current styles and is 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. There will be no digging in boxes and no tables of messy clothing. Clothing is all hung up and organized by size. Toys are grouped with like items and furniture will be paired with their matching items. Prices are set by each consignor and are firm.
Shopping Questions: TOP
What forms of payment do you accept? TOP
We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard. No Checks Please!
Is there room to manuever a stroller while shopping? TOP
YES! You are welcome to bring a stroller, but we reserve the right to inspect all bags and under carriers.
Can I bring my own bags to shop? TOP
We do have bags to shop with, but you are welcome to bring your own laundry basket. We will have bags to take all your great deals home in though!
Can I get in to shop early? TOP
Consignors, volunteers and vendors will be able to shop the pre-sale day, March 21, 2013 to see what time you qualify to shop please click here . The public sale will begin March 22, 2013 at 9am, and all may shop for a $2 entrance fee until noon, the rest of the sale hours will be free admission!
Is there a charge to get in to shop? TOP
There is $2 admission charge during the first hours of public sale, from 9am to Noon on Friday. The rest of the sale times are FREE!
Can I bring my children? TOP
Children are welcome to come with you to the sale! We ask that you keep them supervised at all times and not allow them to open or play with the toys for sale. Children are not allowed to accompany you to a volunteer shift.
Consigning Questions: TOP
How do I price my items? TOP
PRICE TO SELL! We would rather you mail you a large check at the end of the sale, then hand you a large lot of unsold items.
We only have a few rule when it comes to pricing your items, please click here for more info
What happens to my items that don't sell? TOP
You can pick up your unsold items from 4-5:30pm on Sunday, March 24, 2013. You may designate items to be donated while you are creating your tags. All items designated "donate" as well as all items not picked up by 5:30pm will be donated to a local charity.
How many items can I bring to consign? TOP
As many as you want! We have no minimum or maximum limitations, we do ask that you limit your 0-12 month clothing items to your very best, since our inventory is usually full of these items.
How do I find out if an item has been recalled? TOP
Please visit http://www.cpsc.gov/ for the most up-to-date recall information.
Where do I bring my items? TOP
You will bring your items to the Sportsplex located at 221 Commonwealth Ct, Winchester, VA 22602 at the time you selected for your drop off appointment. If you have selected our "busy mom" option, you may drop you items off at an earlier date to a seperate location. We will notify you of your drop off location via e-mail.
How can I keep track of what I've sold during the event? TOP
Its easy! The software we use will allow you to track your sales each day. Just log in every evening (please allow a few hours to pass after the sale closes) and check how you are doing! We will be uploading inventory reports each night for our consignors.
When will I receive my earnings? TOP
Your check will be in the mail within 2 weeks of the end of the sale.
How should I tag my items? TOP
We've gathered some easy tips to help you thru this process, please click here for more information on tagging.
How do I group multiple items to be sold in a set? TOP
Clothing items can be hung on separate hangers and then tied together, please note on item's tag description how many items are with the set. If you choose to use safety pins, PLEASE to not damage the item you are grouping together, safety pins as well as tagging gun barbs should be placed in the inside SEAMS or INSIDE clothing size tag. Please maintain the quality of your items by not placing holes in the outside of the clothing.
Toys can be bagged together, tied together, or taped together, again, as long as you do maintain the items quality and make sure as much of the paired items are visible.
How do I keep shoes together? TOP
Please tie shoes together with a piece of ribbon or zip tie.
How should I present my items? TOP
Clothing and blankets should be hung on child-sized plastic hangers. You may use hangers your clothes came on from a store, or you may buy some. You will get back as many hangers as you would like to take, although we cannot guarantee they will be the same ones you brought. Please IRON your clothes. Your clothes will sell much better if they look better.
For toys, furniture, etc. please make sure every piece is together and clean. Please bring your items in compact form (if they fold together) and make sure the tag is visible in their smallest form.
Merchant Questions: TOP
What kind of businesses do you accept? TOP
Any business that is geared toward women, babies, kids, or the family. We have the right to refuse any business that we feel does not represent the quality or style we encourage, or is not in line with the morals we value.
I notice that you accept credit cards. May I accept payment with your credit card machines? TOP
Our Credit Card machine is linked directly to our accounts, they are not for use by Partners. You are welcome to bring your own credit card machine as they greatly increase your sales.
As a vendor, what are the hours I need to be present? TOP
You can view our sale hours under Event Details. You are not required to be present the entire time, however, the more time you are there is more time for you to sell and make contacts with your target audience.
What advertising does Mom 2 Mom Consignment do for the sale? TOP
We are posting flyers, sending home flyers to many area preschools, and setting flyers out at many area businesses. Our yard signs around town are a very popular draw. We will be advertising in The Winchester Star, as well as working on getting articles in many more local media outlets. We are taking advantage of Craiglist and Facebook (including paid ads), and using Macaroni Kid Winchester to promote the sale. We will also be utlizing many advertising outlets within the Sportsplex.