Sail Again Children’s Consignment accepts the following for consignment:
Accepting Fall & Winter items only for the Fall/ Winter 2013 sale. Please save your Spring & Summer wear for our next sale! QUALITY IS OUR PRIORITY! All items will be inspected at check in for quality. Items not meeting quality standards will be returned to you after inspection.
Clothing items we accept:
Boys and girls sizes 0 to 14.
Teen girls and guys sizes 00 & up. Due to limited space for teen clothing we are particular on what we will accept. Brands that sell best are: Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Hollister, Delia’s, PINK by VS clothing, Gap & Old Navy.
Please, no “Mom clothes”. Teens are very style conscious!
Clothing items we DO NOT accept:
No underwear of any kind, unless new in the package.
No Maternity clothing.
Shoes, socks, tights & slippers
All shoes, boots and slippers must be in good, clean condition. No missing laces, broken zippers, shoes with mud on the bottom, worn-out or “unfresh” athletic shoes will be accepted.
Socks and tights also must be in good, clean condition, matching and packaged by size. No holes, stains or runs.
Toys, Puzzles & Games
Again, quality is our priority! If you would not buy it, please do not bring it to sell.
Clean toys sell best, so break out the Magic Eraser and make it shine!
All toys, games and puzzles must
be in good condition with working
batteries. If a shopper cannot test
it out, they will not buy it. This
includes Power Wheels-type ride-on toys.
All parts/pieces must be included.
Toys with small parts should be packaged well so that little shoppers’ hands cannot break into them. Use clear packing tape, zip ties and Ziploc bags.
Outdoor toys must be cleaned of mud, mulch and debris. Hose it off first.
Toys we DO NOT accept:
Any stuffed animals, unless battery-operated (like Tickle-Me Elmo).
No recalled toys. Please visit www.cpsc.gov to see a list of recalled toys.
All books must have a cover and have no missing, torn or colored-on pages.
All books with sound must be working.
No coloring books unless new.
No adult literature unless about pregnancy/babies/children.
DVDs and Music CDs
All movies & music must be in playing condition. No skips.
All movies & music must be in the original case.
Please be sure to check the case before you price it to be sure that the disc is inside! Then secure the case shut with packing tape.
WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING VHS TAPES
All video games & game systems must be in working order. If a game system requires batteries please be sure it has working batteries installed.
Baby Equipment & FurnitureThere are so many wonderful products on the market for babies & toddlers! Some, unfortunately, have been recalled. Please check www.cpsc.gov to be sure your equipment is safe to sell. It is illegal to sell recalled equipment.
We accept baby equipment that is in great, clean, working condition. No missing parts/pieces, working batteries included.
Pack & plays and other equipment needing assembly will need to be assembled by the consignor at drop off.
Baby Equipment we DO NOT accept:
diaper genies, diaper pails & potty seats (unless new in package)
Please view the link below for crib recall information. We WILL ONLY ACCEPT CRIBS THAT HAVE A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE. We will accept cribs that HAVE BEEN converted into a toddler bed.
White card stock or cover stock. Regular printer paper makes for flimsy tags that do not scan well. Please use card or cover stock when printing your tags.
Safety Pins. It is good to have a variety of sizes. NO straight pins please!
Hangers. Shirt and pant hangers in appropriate sizes. Many retailers throw away their plastic hangers. Save them from the landfill! Call Old Navy, Carter’s & Osh Kosh in Concord Mills and ask if they have any hangers you can pick up. Check Freecycle.com. Ask your dry cleaner. These are just a few sources of free hangers.
Packing Tape. Little fingers will be in attendance at the sale and they love to take things apart! Packing tape works wonders for securing toys, sealing DVD and game cases, and of course, attaching your tags. Scotch tape doesn’t stand a chance against a 3 year old!
Rubber Bands. When selling sets and outfits you’ll want to rubber band hangers together.
Zipper Bags. Essential for toys with loose pieces, and easy to seal with packing tape.
Yarn or strong ribbon. Great for tying shoes together and attaching some tags.
Make sure your clothing, shoes and toys and equipment are clean! Dirty items do not sell and will not pass inspection.
Test out items that require batteries. All sales are final, and shoppers rarely buy toys or equipment that they cannot test out. Include batteries with your items.
Hang your clothing so the hook of the hanger is facing left, just like a question mark. When hanging pants on a shirt hanger be sure to pin the pants to the TOP of the hanger. See photos below. Snap, button, zip: make sure all fasteners are closed.
If you have a shirt with a wide neck, or other item that is having trouble staying on a hanger, safety pin it to the top of the hanger on each side.
When selling outfits or sets, rubber band the hangers together at the bottom of the hook. Use two rubber bands just in case one breaks!
Use yarn or strong ribbon to tie shoes together. Many shoes have straps, loops or laces that can be strung together. Avoid placing shoes in bags. Shoppers like to try on shoes. If they have to take them out of a bag chances are they will not put them back in.
Hats, belts, scarves, purses & bags, mittens & gloves, socks & tights: attach sets together with safety pins. Avoid using bags if at all possible unless you are selling a group of the same items (ex. multiple pairs of socks.) These items do not need to be on hangers.
Individual blankets, sleeping bags, etc. do not need to be on hangers.
Bedding sets should be packed together in a large, transparent bag. Clear lawn & leaf bags or the extra large Ziploc storage bags work well. It is helpful to tape a listing of what is inside the bag on the outside: bedding size (crib, twin, full, etc) and pieces included.
Price your items to sell! You finally got it out of your house, you don’t want to bring it back home. A good rule of thumb is to price items at 25 to 30% of retail. Keep in mind what you would pay for that item at a consignment sale.
Something is better than nothing: Mark your items to discount to 50% off on the last day of the sale. You will see this option when entering your tag information.
& Place Tags
In My Consignment Manager (our online tagging system) enter all information, including size, price and a good description. Inevitably some tags will be separated from their items. A good description will help us reunite them! We cannot sell an item without a tag.
Print your tags using black ink, with your printer on NORMAL quality. Best quality is not recommended as it uses too much ink and the barcodes often bleed together, making scanning difficult.
For clothing, attach the tag to the garment on the top right side (see photo below).
For shoes punch a hole in the tag and tie it on, or use a safety pin to pin the tag on. Do not use packing tape on shoes, it will come off.
For toys and equipment, attach tags with packing tape, safety pins or ribbon. Don’t be shy with the tape. We cannot sell an item without a tag.
For books & dvds use packing tape to attach the tag to the back cover.