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Frequently Asked Quetions 

Shoppers

What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
 
 
Do you have shopping carts?
We do not have shopping carts, but we do have large shopping bags for you to use.  We recommend that you bring a laundry basket with a belt tied to it, so that you can drag it or bring a tall laundry basket with wheels.  
 
 
What is the Half Price Sale all about?
Saturday from 1pm-5pm is our half-price day.  All tags that are NOT marked "ND" will be marked down 50% at the register.  If a ticket is marked "ND", the item will be full price.  
  
 
How can I shop before the public?
There are 3 ways you can shop before the public:
  1. The very best way to get to shop before everyone else is to become a Volunteer.  Volunteer (1) 4-hour shift and SHOP 1st!!  Our Volunteer Pre-sale is on Tuesday @ 5pm.  
  2. Consign with Andrew and Abby's Closet and SHOP at our Consignor Pre-Sale (Tuesday @ 7pm) 
  3. SHOP @ our Benefit Pre-Sale on Wednesday night.  Each adult (18 and over) pays $5 for admission to this Pre-Sale and ALL proceeds from admission go to the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Bristol. 

      *All Volunteers and Consignors also shop an hour early on 1/2 price day* 

 

Is there an Admission or Parking fee?

No, our event is free

 

Do you allow children at your sale?

Children are welcome @ our sale; however please keep in mind that there are a LOT of shoppers during the sale.  We suggest that you wear babies in infant carriers if possible.  Children MUST stay with parents/adult at all times.  

For safety reasons, please do not allow children to ride/play with toys or open bags of toys.

 

 CONSIGNORS

How do I become a consignor?
Becoming a consignor is very easy:
  1. Register online.
  2. Visit our Consignor page & read all of the Consignor instructions, Consignor Agreement, etc.
  3. For more information, visit our Consignor page.

 

How much do I earn when I consign?
Consignors earn 70% on all sold items 
 
Do you charge a Consignor fee?
Yes, our consignor fee is $7 during early bird registration (before August 1st) and $8 after the early bird registration ends (after August 1st).
 
 
Do you accept tags from other sales?
No, we do not accept tags from any other sales
 
Do I need to be present during the sale to sell my items?
No, just register, tag, and drop off your items!!  We do the rest!!!!
 
How much should I price my items for?
A good rule of thumb to follow is to price your items at about 1/4-1/3 of their original retail price.  If you have name brand or boutique item, price accordingly, probably closer to 1/3-1/2 of their original retail price.  Other exceptions would include:  outdoor play equipment, strollers, furniture, etc.  These larger items usually go for 1/3-1/2.  Ask yourself what you would be willing to pay for the item if you were the shopper.  Try not to price your items by emotional attachment.

How much time should I allow to drop-off my items?
Please allow at least 30 minutes depending on the # of items that you are consigning.  We check ALL clothing items for stains, holes, etc.!  You will be responsible for placing non-clothing items in their appropriate location while we check your clothes.  Any items that are not accepted MUST be taken with you when you leave.  Rejected items that are left at drop-off will be donated.  We do not have space to store them during the sale.
 
Is there a limit on the # of items I can consign?
No, the only limits are:
  * Only 5 "sleepers" per consignor/gender may be brought.
  * Only Fall/Winter clothing items may be brought to this sale.
 
 
When will I get my money for the items that sold?
We will have a check ready for you on Pick-up day:  Tuesday, September 12th from 12pm-7pm.
 
What happens to my unsold items?
You can choose to pick up your unsold items or to donate them. (*Any unsold maternity items will be automatically donated, whether they are marked to be donated or not.) Anything that is donated goes to the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Bristol.  This organization gives freely to those truly in need.  Rest assured the items will not be resold.  **ANY items not picked up by 7pm on pick-up day WILL BE DONATED.**

 

Volunteers

How long do I have to volunteer for to be able to SHOP 1st??
Our volunteer shifts are (1) 4 hour shift.  Shifts can be split into (2) 2-hour shifts if needed.  Please contact us before signing up online if you need to split 2 shifts, we will have to enter that manually.
 
 
How do I sign up to volunteer?
Go to our Volunteer page and click the "Volunteer Registration" link.  You can see the volunteer shifts that are available by clicking the "Volunteer Schedule" link.
 
 
Can I bring my child with me while I volunteer?
No, you will be very busy during your volunteer shift, so we cannot allow children to come with our volunteers.  If you have a responsible teenager, who is willing to volunteer, we will allow them with prior approval.  Exceptions will be made for moms with nursing infants, please contact us prior to signing up for a shift to make arrangements for a shift that will accommodate a nursing mom.
 
 
Vendors
Do you offer vendor space for me to set up at your sale?
No, we do NOT have ANY vendor space available. 
We do, however offer advertising on our website as well as other options.  Please visit the "Advertise Your Business" page for more information.