STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL CONSIGNING

This does not apply to Consignors using the Valet service

(see Traditional vs Valet Consigning for an explanation of the differences)

Ridgecrest's Original Baby & Kid Consignment Sale Event

 

Fall 2020 dates TBD

 

Location TBD

REGISTER 
Register to be a Traditional consignor
HERE.  The registration fee is $10 which helps cover the costs of insurance, store rental, advertising, etc.  This fee is nonrefundable, and will be collected at drop-off Monday-Wednesday, TBD.  If you don't make at least $20 on your sale, you will not have to pay the full $10 fee.  
(Please contact us for more information.)

GATHER
Take a look at our
List of Accepted Items to help you determine what you can consign.  Gather all your clothing items together, and on a bright, sunny day (preferably by a window), check each item for stains, holes, missing buttons, faulty zippers and excessive fading or pilling.  Check books for torn or marked pages.  Be sure all parts are with games and puzzles, etc.  (On a case-by-case basis, we may decide to allow an item to be sold that is not 100% functional.  It will need to be priced accordingly, and we will be attaching an additional tag at the sale marking it as "Imperfect.")  Also, be sure to check that your items haven’t been Recalled.  (We may accept a recalled item that has been fixed if you can include information or paperwork that proves it has been fixed.  We will be attaching an additional tag at the sale marking this item as "Fixed Recall.")

PREP
Clean and wash your items.  Hang all clothing and bedding on hangers. You can safety pin multiple items to the same hanger or rubber-band multiple hangers together if grouping them on the same item number.  It’s tempting to not iron your clothes, but items that are well presented have a greater chance of being sold.  It's also tempting to leave an item in it's box instead of assembling it, but fully-assembled products will sell faster and for a higher price than unassembled (save the box to go with it to also help it sell better).  Fix anything that is broken.  Double check that everything works (change batteries if needed).  

                    TIPS FOR CLEANING
                            Clothes - try OxiClean in the wash
                                           - combine 1 part Dawn (1 Tbs) with 2 parts each (2 Tbs) of hydrogen  
                                             peroxide & baking soda for a stain fighting “goo” that rivals any store-
                                             bought solutions. Apply to stains, let sit for 30 minutes to 2 hours then 
                                             wash as usual.
                                          - apply lemon juice to a stain on a white area and leave it in the sun
​                            Toys     - try a Magic Eraser to take scuff marks off shoes or remove crayon and 
                                            other marks from plastic toys

                            Corroded Batteries - throw the corroded battery away, but you dip a Q-tip into a little

                                            baking soda dissolved in water to clean the corrosion off of the terminals.  A new

                                            battery may then be able to work.

ENTER INVENTORY
Download our convenient
Inventory Sheet to help track your items before entering them into our system.  See our Guide to Entering Inventory if you need help.  The system closes to inventory entry at 10:30 am on Monday, September 14.   You may print your inventory list at any time, even after the system is closed to new inventory (printing format works best in Internet Explorer or Google Chrome, not Safari).

TAG
Print tags for each of your items on 60-67 lb white cardstock by logging into the system
HERE.   (TIP: Use Internet Explorer and disable your pop-up blocker, or use Google Chrome.)  Please refer to our Guide to Tagging Items to help you in the process.  Below are examples of tags: one in which the item will NOT be discounted by 50% on Saturday and will NOT be donated at the end of the sale, and one which WILL be donated by 50% on Saturday, but will NOT be donated.















Need supplies?  We know it can be frustrating at times to have to buy supplies on your own, especially if you only need a few of each, so we're selling some of the main supplies you might need for prepping and tagging: hangers, tagging gun, safety pins, cardstock, zip ties and packing tape.  Just check out our tagging supplies page for more info!


VOLUNTEER
Register for volunteer shifts
HERE to earn earliest entry to the pre-sale and make more money on your items!

DROP OFF
Sign up
HERE for a time to drop off your items on Monday, 14 September (10:30 am - 11:30 am, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm), Tuesday, 15 September (9:00 am - 11:30 am, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm), or Wednesday, 16 September (9:00 am - 11:30 am, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm) at the Old Town Theatre.  Everything must be tagged and ready to go on the sale floor when you drop it off.  Be prepared to be there for at least 30 minutes as we inspect each item to make sure it is clean without tears or broken parts, etc.  Anything that does not pass inspection will be returned to you to take home.  If you have any items that are “Imperfect” (not 100% functional) or are a “Fixed Recall” (a recalled item that has been fixed and includes documentation to prove the fix), please bring them to the attention of the person checking-in your items so that they can affix the additional appropriate tags.  Be advised that we will provide batteries as needed, but at a cost of $0.25 per battery.  And while we will allow one missed recall item, we will charge $2 per (unfixed or unproven fixed) recall item after the first.

SHOP
Consignors get into the pre-sale on Thursday, 17 September at 6:30 pm.  Those that
VOLUNTEER for one shift get in even earlier, at 6:15 pm.  Those that volunteer for 2 shifts get in at 6:00 pm; 3 shifts get in at 5:45 pm; and 4 shifts get in the earliest at 5:30 pm.  Also, consignors can shop 30 minutes before the public at 9:30 am on Saturday, 19 September when many items will be marked 50% off.

PICK UP
Plan to pick up your unsold (and undonated) items between 5:00 and 6:00 pm on Saturday, 19 September, at the Old Town Theatre.  Any items not picked up by this time will be donated.

GET PAID
Sit back and wait for your check to arrive in the mail in 2-3 weeks!