Thursday, April 15, 2010

Consignment Sale Prep: Done! (And a Giveaway Contest!)

I am so excited to report that my consignment items have left the building. Despite only purging half of my clutter/storage areas, I managed to price 275 items for the big sale!
Here's a breakdown of the types of items I sent to the sale:
  • 125 Books (with a few DVDs and VHS tapes thrown in for good measure)- This sale accepts any and all books, DVDs, and videos, so I got rid of our remaining stack of books. These are books that weren't worth selling using my other methods, mostly small paperback children's books in used condition. We also had some really old adult fiction books and some baby board books in decent condition. I priced everything very affordably and I hope many of them make it to good homes!
  • 75 Kid's clothing items. These were summer clothes ranging in size from 3 months to size 5. (I haven't had a baby in over 3 years, but I keep finding little clothes that weren't previously decluttered.)
  • 12 Maternity Items. Again, I keep finding maternity things in the back of the closet, and people have returned items I gave them, too. (No need! If I've given you any baby/maternity gear, please keep it or pass it on!)
  • 9 Pairs of Kids' Shoes. Again, several year's worth, including like-new water shoes my kids decided they didn't want to wear. I cleaned some of them before pricing, too!
  • 43 Baby and Bath toy items. Just a variety of little toys that have plenty of wear left in them.
  • 11 Baby gear items. Pottys, bath tubs, unopened safety gear, and a vibrating baby chair that my kids hardly ever used.

 The alarming new is: I still have plenty of items to sell at my yard sale this weekend. I'm glad that I sent so many items to the sale; clothing and books in particular, because those things haven't sold well at our previous sale. I am a little daunted that I still have a lot of work to do to get ready for the yard sale. Whose idea was it to do all of this at once? Oh yeah. Mine. :)

I'm so excited about getting rid of so much stuff that I've decided to hold Giveaway Contest! Leave a comment on this post and guess how much I money I will receive for my items. The person who guesses the closest to the final total without going over will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. **If you are posting anonymously, be sure to leave a name and contact information so that I can contact you if win!**

I want to disclose that I have no clear idea how much money to expect. I didn't add up the total amount I was charging or anything like that, but here are some tips that will maybe influence your guess:
  • I priced my items to sell! That means most of them are really affordable, low prices. It's more important to me that items get to people who need and want them than making a huge profit.
  • Sunday is half-price day, so some of my items will sell for half of what I priced them. (Historically most of my items sell the first day of the sale.)
  • The Sale keeps 50% of the sale price of each item.
  • Some items may not sell, in that case I have the option to pick them up or leave them behind to be donated. (I haven't decided yet.)
 This Giveaway Contest will be open until Noon on April 22nd. I should receive my consignor check by the first week of May, so I will announce the winner at that point, hopefully in time to report my Declutter Challenge results for April!

In Addition: I have two free tickets to the sale good for this Saturday, April 17th!  (Value: $10 each)If you live in the Northern Virginia area and would like to go to the sale for free, email me at dflanag2 @ gmail.com (remove spaces) and we'll see if we can arrange for you to pick one up. First come, first serve!


33 comments:

Sara said...

My guess is $81.

Regina said...

I'll guess $175. Good Luck!

Sarah said...

I'll guess $199.

Anonymous said...

My guess is $100.00!!
contact Amber adrussell@wildblue.net

Anonymous said...

My guess is 133.75...hoping you get more. :-)

~eunice b
rsmile2u @dejazzd .com

Brandy said...

I will guess $190. Good Luck and hope you have a great sale.

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couponmomma2010 at hotmail dot com

Melissa Nevill said...

Ok, I'll go with $100!

mmnevill@yahoo.com

kreegs said...

My guess is $57.

Lydia said...

I say $142.10
onlyatech at yahoo dot com

Stacey said...

I guess $122

Sundi said...

I'll guess $205.00!

sunrutsw at gmail dot com

Mama Hen said...

I will guess $97.55.
clarksrfun at gmail dot com

Rebekah {honey and cheese} said...

My guess is $122.43. Are you by any chance in the Winchester area?

michaelandrebekah @ gmail.com

Michelle said...

Great Guesses!
Rebekah, I'm in Arlington, VA, a few hours away!

ebby said...

$182.26
good luck~

ebby52689(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

$162

pinkkiller24 at gmail dot com

Emily said...

$200
emmy1981 at aol dot com

Hope said...

I think and hope $205.00 -
hsattazahn@gmail.com

I Am Wonderfully Made said...

147.32

katie_suchla @ hotmail.com

Latoshia said...

$213! hpb157@yahoo.com

brightleigh said...

Good for you for decluttering! I am guessing $148.50. Good luck with your sale! robandleighbright@suddenlink.net

Jay said...

I am going to guess $515! Good luck on your sale.
rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

heartchild said...

$125. I hope you do great! samaddox at centurytel dot net

Jiya said...

I am guessing $215. Hope you do great at your sale! jiyasarma at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing $87.76

Hope you have great weather!

Jan
sjpetersen@att.net

dreamer426 said...

I will guess $75.36. Hopeuflly I win!
Katie Duffy - dreamer426@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

jr1012r said:

I'm guessing $222

thischickwins at gmail dot com

Tonya said...

I am guessing $76.50

Dolphin Girl said...

I will guess $245. Good luck!

Janet said...

My guess is $166

Amanda said...

I'm going to guess $240.

amanda.corley@ymail.com

Tres Chic Shoppers said...

I guess it will be $134.00

lauraf(at)post(dot)com

Anonymous said...

$261...hopefully!

alyssa.l.dale@hotmail.com