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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 children's essentials good for the whole year.

What items do you accept and sell? TOP

 

We DO NOT ACCEPT:

 

  • clothing items in the wrong season
  • stained items
  • very outdated clothing
  • items priced higher than retail
  • recalled items
  • cribs manufactured before July 2013
  • stuffed animals (unless battery powered)
  • disposable diapers (unless in a unopened package)
  • pacifiers (unless in an unopened package)
  • underwear (unless in an unopened package)
  • lingerie
  • bras
  • car seats older than 6 years, or without a clear manufacture date printed on them
  • bumbos without the seat belt attached (recall)
  • Infantino slings (recall)
  • childrens metal folding chairs (recall)

 


We NO LONGER ACCEPT: Home décor, kitchenware, adult holiday décor, adult bedding, mens clothing, VHSs, and random housewares For all other items please view our categories below for examples.

We DO ACCEPT:

  • 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) JUNIORS/WOMENS LIMIT TO 10 ITEMS 
  • Boutique brand clothing
  • Seasonal outerwear
  • Shoes in GREAT shape
  • Accessories such as hair bows, ties, hats, belts, etc.
  • Books
  • 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 (with safety strap), Boppys, High Chairs, table booster seats, etc)
  • Car Seats under 6 years old  (manufacture date must be visible on seat)
  • Strollers
  • Dress Up Items
  • Bath Seats (all types & sizes)
  • Furniture  (Dressers, Beds, Gliders, Bookshelves)
  • Cribs (Absolutely No Drop Side cribs)
  • Blankets/Towels
  • Bedding (bumpers only sold within a set, unless breathable)
  • Nursery or children's room decor (lamps, pictures, decorations, frames, etc.)
  • Bath tubs
  • Outdoor toys such as wagons, slides, swings, sandboxes (without sand!), Little Tikes Play gyms, etc
  • CDs/DVDs/Video Games
  • Seasonal/Holiday winter/cold weather clothes/gear (snow boots, Christmas, Halloween, etc) for our Fall SaleSeasonal 
  • Cool weather clothes/gear (summer dresses, tanks, shorts, July 4th, etc) for our Spring Sale

 

Where and When is the sale held? TOP

WINCHESTER, VA The SPRING sale will be held March 18-20 2016 at the Sportsplex (Body Renew Fitness and Family Sports Center) located at 221 Commonwealth Court, Winchester, VA 22601


HARRISONBURG, VA The SPRING sale will be held March 4-6, 2016 at the Rockingham County Fair Grounds located at 4808 South Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. 

Can I participate in BOTH the Winchester and Harrisonburg sale? TOP

YES YOU CAN! You will be able to keep your SAME consignor number and password and transfer inventory between both sales! You will need to register for EACH sale seperately from our website and consignor portal.  

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.

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Shopping Questions: TOP

What forms of payment do you accept? TOP

We Accept Cash, Visa and Mastercard. No checks please!

 

Visa Mastercard

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

WINCHESTER, VA 

Consignors, volunteers and vendors will be able to shop the pre-sale day, Thursday March 17, 2016 to see what time you qualify to shop please click here .  The public sale will begin Friday March 18, 2016 at 9am, and all may shop for a $2 entrance fee until noon, the rest of the sale hours will be FREE admission!


HARRISONBURG, VA

Consignors, volunteers and vendors will be able to shop the pre-sale day, Thursday March 3, 2016.  To see what time you qualify to shop please click here .  The public sale will begin Friday March 4, 2016 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.

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Consigning Questions: TOP

How do I price my items? TOP

PRICE TO SELL! We would rather 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

WINCHESTER, VA

Consignor pick up is from 2pm-6pm on Sunday, March 20th, 2016.  You designate the items to be donated while you are creating your tags.  All items marked "donate" AS WELL AS ALL ITEMS NOT PICKED UP by 6pm will be donated to a local charity.

HARRISONBURG, VA

Consignor pick up is from 2pm-6pm on Sunday, March 6th, 2016.  You designate the items to be donated while you are creating your tags.  All items marked donate" AS WELL  AS ALL ITEMS NOT PICKED UP  by 6pm will be donated to a local charity. 

How many items can I bring to consign? TOP

***NEW*** Consignors have a NEW item limit of 300 items. If you are a returning consignor, and have sold 30% or less of your inventory, you will only be allowed to bring 100 items to sell at the following sale.  If you're a returning consignor and have had a sell thru percentage higher than 60%, you will be eligble to bring more items to the sale.  Please email us to increase your limit. 

 

***NEW*** Ladies/womens, and juniors are LIMITED to 10 items for each of category! Womens/Mens shoes are limited to 5 items for each catetory.  Purses are limited to 5 Items.  MENS ITEMS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED! 


WHILE WE DO NOT HAVE A MINIMUM ITEM NUMBER IN ORDER TO SELL YOUR ITEMS IN THE SALE, WE DO HAVE A MINIMUM ITEM NUMBER IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRESALE ON THURSDAY.  ONLY CONSIGNORS WHO HAVE DROPPED OFF AT LEAST 15 SELLABLE ITEMS WILL RECEIVE A CONSIGNOR PRESALE PASS AT DROP OFF.

How do I find my sell thru percentage? TOP

If you have previously sold items in a Mom 2 Mom Consigment Sale, please refer to you the top of your last seller report located in the consignor portal.  Once you are logged in, click on view seller report, then look at "% of items sold"

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

WINCHESTER, VA, 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.


HARRISONBURG, VA You will bring your items to the Rockingham County Fair Grounds located at 4808 South Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 at the time you selected for your drop off appointment. 


Please choose one drop off time per 150 items for Wednesday or Thursday of sale week. Drop off shift scheduling for Winchester location will be open at 10am on Monday, February 15, 2016.  Drop off shift for Harrisonburg location will be open at 10am Monday, February 1, 2016.  Please expect drop off to take between 45-60 minutes; we will work hard to get everyone out as quickly as possible.  Arrive to your drop off shift 15 minutes early to bring your items into the building.  From there, you will be sent to a volunteer to fill out your paperwork and check your items prior to them landing on our sales floor.  Once your items have been checked through, you will be able to take your non-sellable items back home with you right then.  EACH CONSIGNOR will then set THEIR OWN ITEMS out on the sales floor.  If you bring your clothing organized by size, this will greatly speed up your process.
You will be able to check the status of your items each evening of the sale by logging into you consignor portal.  Sale progress will be updated approximately one hour after the sale closes each evening on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

What happens to my hanger when my item sells? TOP

The hangers are sold as part of your item.  Due to the fast-paced nature of our events, it is not feasible to remove them during the checkout process.

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.

Why does my estimated earnings say $0? TOP

Consignor earnings vary based on volunteer hours.  The base percentage is 65% on your sold items, however, consignors with volunteer hours earn an extra 5 or 10%.  Due to different percentages, we do not use the "estimated earnings" equation, as we could only use one percentage for everyone.  You can figure out your own estimated earnings by calculating from your sold items report.  (Example:  Sold items report say $100 of sold items, you have no volunteer hours and earn 65%, 65% of $100 is $65).

When will I receive my earnings? TOP

WE NOW OFFER PAYPAL as a form of payment! This option allows your earnings to be deposited directly to your PayPal account quickly (about 7-10 days after the sale ends) and easily without having to wait for the mailman. The electronic form to opt in to PayPal will be sent during the week of the sale.  At that time, the form will also be located at the bottom of the Consigning page on our website.  This form must be filled out for EACH sale you participate in.  If you choose paper check, we will send them out within two weeks of the last day of the sale.  If you do not fill out the PayPal opt in form for the current sale, you will be defaulted to paper check.

Paypal

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 on the INSIDE clothing size tag or INSIDE SEAM. Please maintain the quality of your items by not placing holes on the outside of the clothing.

Toys can be bagged together, tied together, or taped together, again, as long as you 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

Small clothing ARE TO BE hung on child-sized plastic hangers, and larger clothing items should use classic plastic or metal shirt/pant hangers.  You may use hangers your clothes came on from a store, or you may buy some.  Please make sure your items are presented appropriately. DO NOT fold pants over hangers. Items that are free of wrinkles sell better, consider ironing your higher valued items!

For toys, furniture, etc. please make sure every piece is together and CLEAN.  A little lysol and Magic Eraser go a long way. Please bring your items in compact form (if they fold together) and make sure the tag is visible in their smallest form.

What charity should I list on my donation report? TOP

In Winchester, we donate to the following places:

CCAP  Tax ID 23-7433688  (a mix of everything donated)

Froggy's Closet Tax ID 45-3572511 (a mix of everything donated)

Front Royal Pregnanty Center Tax ID 54-1583685 (up to size 2)

 

In Harrisoburg, we donate all items to The Mercy House TAX ID 54-1476187 

How do I transfer my inventory between Winchester and Harrisonburg? TOP

 

Transferring ENTIRE Inventory from your Winchester account to Harrisonburg account (from website under Winchester’s Consignor Login Link):
1. From website, go to the Winchester Consignor Homepage Login Link to access your Winchester account, click on “Work with Consigned Inventory” (left side)
2. Go down to “Transfer Inventory to Affiliated Sale” & click on “Move Inventory Out”
3. Choose affiliated sale, enter Consignor ID#, enter password (your consignor number and password are the same for both locations)
4. Click on “Check/Uncheck ALL items” (remember your ENTIRE inventory must be transferred between sales to avoid reprinting tags); click OK on message pop-up
5. Scroll to bottom & click submit
6. Log out of your Winchester account
Receiving inventory from your Winchester Account into your Harrisonburg Account (go back to website and click on the Harrisonburg Consignor Homepage Login Link)
1. From you Harrisonburg Consignor Homepage, click on “Work with Consigned Inventory” (left side)
2. Go down to “Transfer Inventory to Affiliated Sale” & click on “Receive Inventory In”
3. Click box to receive (left side)
4. Click on ”receive selected batch”
5. Click OK on message pop-up (this just confirms that you DID NOT add additional inventory to your Harrisonburg account before receiving your inventory from you Winchester account).

Transferring ENTIRE Inventory from your Winchester account to Harrisonburg account (from website under Winchester’s Consignor Login Link):

1. From website, go to the Winchester Consignor Homepage Login Link to access your Winchester account, click on “Work with Consigned Inventory” (left side)

2. Go down to “Transfer Inventory to Affiliated Sale” & click on “Move Inventory Out”

3. Choose affiliated sale, enter Consignor ID#, enter password (your consignor number and password are the same for both locations)

4. Click on “Check/Uncheck ALL items” (remember your ENTIRE inventory must be transferred between sales to avoid reprinting tags); click OK on message pop-up

5. Scroll to bottom & click submit

6. Log out of your Winchester account

Receiving inventory from your Winchester Account into your Harrisonburg Account (go back to website and click on the Harrisonburg Consignor Homepage Login Link)

1. From you Harrisonburg Consignor Homepage, click on “Work with Consigned Inventory” (left side)

2. Go down to “Transfer Inventory to Affiliated Sale” & click on “Receive Inventory In”

3. Click box to receive (left side)

4. Click on ”receive selected batch”

5. Click OK on message pop-up (this just confirms that you DID NOT add additional inventory to your Harrisonburg account before receiving your inventory from you Winchester account).

To transfer from Harrisonburg to Winchester, follow these steps and switch the words "Harrisonburg" and "Winchester" in the instructions. 

 

What is the presale? TOP

Our presale is a private shopping event the day before we open to the public.  Presale passes are issued to our volunteers and consignors, and we do give a few lucky contest winners passes as well.  

I have a presale pass. Who can I bring with me? TOP

Presale pass holders are allowed to bring ONE of the following as a guest:  spouse, mother, father, mother-in-law, father-in-law, adult child.  Children under 18 are allowed to accompany you.  Sisters, friends, cousins, neighbors, etc are not acceptable presale guests, and will be denied access.  If your sister, cousin, neighbor, or friend would like to attend the presale, they are welcome to become a consignor or volunteer though!

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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.

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), to promote the sale.  We will also be utlizing many advertising outlets within the Sportsplex and Fair Grounds.

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