Top Ten Ways to Get the Best Deals at Kids Consignment Sales

Consignment sales are a great way to save money on kids’ items. You pay a fraction of retail for gently-used and new kids’ items. Here We Grow Again Kids Consignment Sale offers thousands of great bargains on clothing, toys, shoes, games, books, baby equipment, furniture, nursery items, sports equipment and more in one convenient location. <!–more–>With thousands of items in so many categories, how can you be sure you are getting the best bargains? It is possible with a little planning and preparation. Here are our top ten tips to help you get the best deals!

  1. Bring a list of your top wants/needs and start there. Focusing on a couple must-have items will help you spend your bargain hunting time wisely. All the other great deals you find along the way are a bonus.
  2. Get to the sale first! Our shoppers typically line up early on opening day. Standing in line for a consignment sale may not only bring back fond memories of standing in line for your favorite band’s concert tickets, it might also mean that you are the first to snag that perfect deal. If there is a must-have item on your list, be sure to arrive early.
  3. Better yet, get to the sale before the general public. We offer special pre-sale hours to our volunteers and consignors. Signing up to work a shift during the sale will guarantee that you are the first to shop. Our volunteers also get first chance to shop the 50% off pre-sale. Be the first to get half-off those items you’ve been eyeing during your volunteer shifts.
  4. Consider shopping for the most popular items on your list first. Our sales floor is clearly marked by department. Things like bicycles, outdoor play items, furniture, electronics and toys are some of our most popular categories. If you have one of these items on your wish list, be sure shop those sections first.
  5. Be hands-free. Rummaging through racks of clothing and tables of toys is much easier when both hands are free. Consider bringing shopping bags or laundry baskets to hold your items. Take advantage of our “Hold” tables, too. Hold tables, located throughout the sales floor, provide a place where you can tag and hold your larger items while you enjoy the rest of your shopping.
  6. If possible, leave the kids at home. If you can’t leave the kids at home, make sure they have snacks and potty breaks before you hit the sales floor. Nothing interrupts a bargain-hunt like a poorly-timed potty break or a hungry, unhappy child.
  7. If the kids aren’t with you, be sure to bring a list of your kids’ sizes – this includes clothing and shoes. It’s not a good deal if it doesn’t fit.
  8. Check the racks with clothing above and below your child’s size. Clothing brands can run large or small. You might find something in another size that is right for your child.
  9. Inspect each item carefully. We do our best to screen our items for tears, stains and damage. Still, we recommend you examine each item before purchasing. Again, it’s not a good deal if you aren’t able to use it after you get home. All sales are final.
  10. If you are planning to purchase furniture, you may want to write down measurements for the space in your home. That perfect desk or bed will seem less perfect if it isn’t the right size for your space. Also, be sure that you bring a vehicle large enough to transport the item and maybe a friend or family member to help you unload once you get home.