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                                                                                                                   Prepping Your Items


It is easy to create tags using our online barcoding system.  Things you might need; Heavy White Card Stock Paper 65lb. or Heavier (White Only), Hangers, Tape, A tagging gun (found at most office supply stores or www.storesupply.com) or safety pins, ribbon, hole punch, zip ties. We suggest marking items at 1/3 of retail price and reduced them during our 50% off sale. Use your best judgment, and price your items higher or lower where you see fit. Items must be priced at $1.00 or .50 cent  increments. Our shoppers are looking for brand name, designer brands and boutique items. Please only tag clothing and shoes items that have an original retails price of $20 or more.


Women’s Clothing

Starting in spring 2017 we accept all seasons of clothing.  Clothing must be new or look new and follow these guidelines:

  • Must meet a $3.00 minimum. If a single, hanging clothing item can't bring $3.00 on it's own, pair it with something that will bring it to this amount. This rule only applies to clothing.
  • All items must be tagged using our online barcoding system. 
  • Use tagging guns or large safety pins (not straight pins) to attach tags. Pin clothing sets securely together with pants hung on the backside of the shirt and pinned at the waist on the hanger so that both pieces can be viewed without unpinning them.
  • Clothes must be hung so the hanger looks like a question mark (?) if you are facing it. The tag should be placed on the right hand shoulder/side of the garment or in the manufacturers label.
  • We do not accept children's items.  We recommend consigning children’s items with your local JBF sale. 
  • As an extra security measure, to prevent switching tag, you may want to place clear packing tape over the safety pin. Please do not place tape over the actual bar-code as this makes it unable to be scanned.
  • Clothing must be in excellent condition and be less than five years old as styles have drastically changed over the last few years.


​​Shoes

Our goal is to be the BEST in the consignment business. There is not a limit to the number of shoes each consignor can bring to the sale however we are extremely PICKY. Shoes go through a strict inspection process during consignor drop-off.  How to prepare Shoes:

  • Tie shoes together or put them in a zip-lock bag and tape the tag to the bag without covering the bar-code (note: shoes are the #1 item to lose their tags at our event so we highly recomend placing them in a zip-lock bag).
  • Tie shoes together by the shoelaces or a ribbon. Hole punch the tag and attach it  with a large safety pin or ribbon.
  • Do not put a tag on a shoebox as the shoes can be easily separated from the box.


Other Items 

Must be in working order, with batteries included (we will charge consignors $1.00 per battery if we have to replace it at the sale)

Must be free of dirt, marks, dents, rips, etc. Mr. Clean magic erasers work well on removing marks from items.

Small parts should be bagged and taped to the main part of the item very securely. Use HEAVY packing tape as lighter tape does not always hold. Also, write your consignor number in sharpie marker on the bag in case it gets separated from
the item during the sale.

We do not accept baby and children’s items.

Multi-Piece Item Tagging Instructions - Print tag 1 of X with the bar coded tag, the description and the price. Then, HAND-WRITE tags 2 of X and 3 of X (with X being the total number of pieces). That way, we don't accidentally scan two different bar-codes for the same item. Write the words 2 of X and 3 of X and the description on hand written tags. DO NOT put the price on the hand written tags. Only use multiple tags for separate pieces; not for items that are attached together