Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Get your dramamine ready...we've got consignment sale videos

Yesterday evening I dropped my stuff off at the consignment sale.  It took me 2 hours to get it done (and I didn't think I had that much stuff!).  There are three buildings full.  Yes, I said three buildings full.  It's like kid consignment Disneyland.  And as you can imagine, I practically hyperventilate when I walk into the place.  It's all there within my reach and I just can't get to it...yet.

Before you view these, please make sure you are sitting down and have your dramamine patch in place behind your ear.  You will get dizzy on this ride.  Please accept my apologies now, as it was my first time doing this and I was so super shaky.  I'll do better next time, I promise!  I also promise to video my loot tomorrow evening when I get home, so please visit again after the kids go to bed.  I'm praying it will be good.

Here's the main building (clothes, toys, bedding, books and dvd's in a separate room).  I did a 360 view.


It's hard to tell exactly the scope of this sale unless you get up close.  So here's a little piece of the toy section.  You know, MY section.



And finally, take a look at the clothes.  The clothes are unreal.  The building is the size of 2 grocery stores and the clothes span the width in very long rows.  I didn't even video it all because I didn't want to bore you!


I hope you found that interesting.  I can't wait to dig, dig, dig, and dig for hours and hours and hours.  I will also post pictures of a few things that I hope to score there when I finally get in later on in the day so check back to see!

12 comments:

  1. Our sales start in September here in MO... it makes me excited and overwhelmed to think of how much work I have to do?! I already have 500 items tagged that I worked on this summer because I wanted to get a major head start (baby due in a week). If I actually manage to tag everything I HAVE to sell at the fall sale I'll have upward of 1000 items to drop off. Insanity! :)

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  2. That's a lot of items! How do you find out if your city is having one?
    Maybe I need to make a trip down to Raleigh and Charlotte one day. All the good sales and consignments seem to be down that way. :)

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  3. You bet I find this interesting! All I can say is....wow. Any consignment sale I've been to has been NO WHERE near that large. I've got dial-up internet, but your videos were short enough that I went ahead & loaded them. Honestly, I was expecting it to be pretty bad per your disclosure. It wasn't that shaky! Thanks for sharing the videos, I enjoyed them.

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  4. I would love to hear how this works. It looks like a huge rummage sale! Who organized it? What percentage of the sale do you pay to have your stuff there?

    Amy

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  5. I have never been to one of these sales, is their any tips you could give to a first timer. My sale, is the first weekend of August. Whats are great selling toys and prices. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  6. I discovered your blog through moneysavingmom.com and I love it! I'm from Cary (new in the area) so I'm wondering where this consignment sale will take place? Would love to go there!

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  7. I had never heard of a consignment sale until recently. i don't think we have them on Long Island; sure would love to find one though!

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  8. Go to consignmentmommies.com they are the best resource for ALL things consignment sales including locating sales in your area!

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  9. Thanks, "J". Turns out there is one on Long Island, with dates TBA. Now that I know, I'll check back.

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  10. Thrifty Chick PickJuly 13, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Girls, the South is where the consignment sales are!! I am in TN, and we have 2 huge ones in Knoxville, then several small ones. My church puts one on, and so do several others. It usually works that it costs 5.00 to enter your stuff, you must work a shift usually 2-4 hours, and then you get 70% of the selling price. I am getting stuff ready for one. It gives 75%, and since I am working it, I get to shop 2 hours earlier than consignors who don't work it. It is a great thing!! I made 400 bucks on my kids clothes last year!! Woo hoo! Plus I got them stocked for this season. It is a great money maker. There is a huge sale called the Duck Duck Goose, 2 women who started franchising consignment sales. You ladies in New York, you can do it!! Come on!!

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  11. Is this a JBF sale? I (heart) JBF!

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  12. Lindsay--What is JBF?

    Aneshka--It's this weekend at the fairgrounds off Hillsborough Street!

    I will try to share more about the sale in the near future!

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