Let's play a little game
These are all gently used items. Four books and three baby toys here.
Six pairs of baby shorts, size 18 months.
Four sleepers; size 18 months.
Picture a bit fuzzy, but three shirts, size 18 months.
Three outfits, size 18 months. Can mix and match them with shorts above.
Two additional outfits, size 18 months.
Keep reading, the game will be at the end of the post.
We found this great kids consignment sale called Kids Closet Connection that here is held monthly at different locations (except for the months of December and January). The premise is people can sell their kids' items no longer needed at prices they set and they get a certain percentage of the sale back and the rest goes to charity and expenses.
From what I understand after talking to a lady volunteering at the sale, you get 65% of your sales price automatically. If you volunteer to help out at the sale you get 80% (you have to do a minimum of one 4 hour shift). If you do four 4 hour shifts you also get a $10 Visa gift card.
The sale is held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I believe if I read it correctly there is a pre-sale on Wednesday evening for foster parents and grandparents raising their grandchildren (I think that is neat).
The size of the clothing goes from newborn to size 20 in kids.
The people who want to sell their stuff bring their stuff in with the prices they want. Everything is categorized and every item has a sales ticket on it. The seller has the choice of discounting the item 50% on the last day of the sale on Saturday. It will say on the sales ticket whether the item is 50% off on the last day of the sale. For items that don't sell, they can pick them up I believe the Sunday after the sale.
We have been to three of these consignment sales so far. Each have been different because they've been in different locations and it also depends who will bring their stuff to sell. Sometimes we've gotten more toys, this time we got more clothes. It just depends.
We go on Saturdays because of our work schedules. I look for items that are offered at 50% off on the last day of the sale. If I see something cute that is not 50% off, I'll ask hubby "is it worth so and so" (full price offered) and if he says "no" we don't get it.
Most of the items we bought were 50% off on this particular sale a week or so ago.
We bought an additional item that I didn't take a picture of that cost $4.50 and was not 50% off on the day of the sale. That is to maybe help you if you want to play along with the game.
We got 7 toys and 22 pieces of clothing for grandson as listed above, plus that additional item for step grand daughter that I didn't take a picture of. (I don't shop for her at these sales because my DIL's mom works at Last Chance at Nordstrom and she gets some incredibly great deals with her discounts, etc. Plus I have no fashion sense what a 11-1/2 year old girl would want to wear).
With 12 month old grandson, basically they go through lots of clothes and anything works for them if it is clean and comfortable.
Here's the game if you want to play along. No prizes awarded.
What do you think we paid for all above that we purchased???
Answer on my next post.
My only clue I'll give you.
It was lower than I expected.
And a great bargain.
I'm looking forward to March's sale!