Donations are accepted any time that the shop is open. Bring your seasonal, new or gently used items to the front desk and the volunteers will assist you. All items must be in saleable condition with no missing or broken parts. Clothing must be in season with no stains or tears and no missing buttons or broken zippers. Please remember that items are either sold or sent to charities in need.
Consignments: The shop is staffed by volunteers and therefore consignments are accepted only during consignment hours. The consignment teams are in place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10-11:15 AM from September to mid-June. The shop is open, but there are no consignments during the summer.
No furniture is accepted during public consignments on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. This includes small furniture including chairs and small tables. To make an appointment to consign your furniture after hours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with photos of the items you would like to bring in. If your furniture is appropriate for sale in the shop, a private appointment will be made for you to bring in your items when the shop is closed to the public.”
Consignors receive 60% of the sale price determined between the volunteer and the consignor and sold within one month of the consignment date.. At each consignment session a consignor may bring in up to fifteen items. The volunteers reserve the right to reject merchandise not in saleable condition or appropriate for the shop. There is a minimum price for consigned items that is currently $8.00.
Any item that has been left in the Shop without being sold within thirty days becomes property of the Shop and may be sold at half the ticketed price. All the proceeds then belong to the Shop.
Donations and consignments may include clothing, jewelry and accessories, pictures and art items, books, housewares, silverware, china, toys and games, books except for skis.
Each consignor will be assigned a permanent account number.
We gladly accept items that are usable, clean and in good condition. Our volunteers may decline donation, if in their judgement , it is not in saleable condition, or is too heavy or cumbersome. Any item that do not meet current standards of U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission will not be accepted.(The Consumer Protection Safety Improvement Act effective February 2009.)
LIST OF ITEMS THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT
- Air conditioners, dehumidifiers, humidifiers
- Bathing suits, new only with tags
- Bean bag chairs
- Beds, any kind
- Bikes , scooters, tricycles
- Board games, must be new and unopened
Baby carriers, bassinets, booster seats,bouncers, car seats, carriers, changing tables, cribs (no bumpers either), jewelry, potty seats, walkers.
Items containing lead, including painted children’s furniture and toys.
Items containing phthalates, soft rubber toys, bath toys, inflatable items, teethers , pacifiers etc.
Items with small magnets, puzzles, figures, other toys with magnets.
Children’s jewelry.( Only gold, silver and pearl are accepted.)
Chests, with hinged lids, only.
Computers, printers, scanners , copiers, monitors
Cornices, board mounted valances, large curtain or drapery rods.
Exercise wear. (Only new with tags)
Furniture, painted wood or metal, intended for children under 12
Golf clubs&bags. ( Only new ones accepted.)
Guns, any kind, ammunition
Hair dryers, curlers, other hair care/styling products
Hazardous waste, paints, solvents, fuels, oils or equipment containing these.
Helmets, (sports) or any other gear/padding
Lounge wear, pajamas, nightgowns, shirts.( New only with tags.)
Medical assistance devices, crutches, rehab boots, shower chairs,walkers, wheelchairs
Movie projectors and screens
Particle board or pressed wood furniture
Painted toys, wood or metal for children under 12
Personal care items
Pet mattresses, beds and cages (only new with tags accepted)
Puzzles, must be new and unopened
Ride-on-toys, including tricycles
Rocker toys , vintage accepted, attach label “Not Intended for Children”
Rugs, exceeding 5×7
Snowboards large sleds, must be new with store tags
Stuffed animals, must be new with store tags
Toys, magnetic, soft rubber, painted wood or metal items will not be accepted. Unused games only.
Typewriters, only vintage, antique
No counterfeit, knock offs and replica goods. Allowing counterfeit items to enter the marketplace is illegal. It is trademark infringement and it is illegal.
See Anti-counterfeiting Consumer Protection Act 1996 and the Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act , on March 16, 2006, also the Lanham (Trademark) Act.