As a Consignor, what percentage do I make on consigned items?
You receive 65% of the purchase price of each item sold.
Are there any fees involved to Consign?
Yes. There is a $25 registration fee. This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and is made via PayPal. This fee must be paid before you can consign each season. Registration fees help pay for the hall, advertising, equipment, etc. You can earn up to 100% of this fee back by volunteering, so be sure to check out the options for that!
Do I have to volunteer?
Absolutely not! You can drop off items and then wait for your check! However, to receive the BEST shopping opportunities at the Sale, it is best to volunteer. Volunteers who volunteer 8 hours and more and also consign, recoup part of their consignor fee. Volunteers also get to shop before consignors. See the volunteer section to learn more about benefits of volunteering.
What may I consign?
If you child has used it, worn it, read it, played with it, or even wanted it, you can probably consign it! Check out the list of all acceptable and non-acceptable items.
Do I supply my own hangers?
Charleston Repeats is pleased to offer times before the sale when we will give consignors free hangers and other various tagging supplies, but ultimately, the consignor is responsible for providing what is needed to prep items for the sale.
How do I price my items?
You pick the price that you think is appropriate. A basic rule of thumb is to price the item for approximately 25-40% of its purchase price. Consider its condition and ask yourself , “Would I pay ___ for this item?” Shoppers come to the sale to look for bargains.
What forms of payment will you take at the sale?
We will accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. We will not accept any personal checks.
How do I get paid for my consigned items?
Checks are available on the day of pick-up at the Omar Convention Center from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It is not mandatory that you pick up your check. If you send someone to pick up your check, you must provide email permission naming the person: email@example.com. If checks are not picked up, they will be mailed. Make sure that the address listed in your online account is the same address that you want your check to go to.
Explain the Drop Off and Pick Up procedure?
In a nutshell, drop off your items during the drop off days/hours as shown on the Sale Schedule. Charleston Repeats has a streamlined process. Upon arrival, go to the the side door of the Omar, where the open garage door is. We will check you in and give you your shopping passes for Presale Bash at the check-in table. You will be directed to the 3 Drop-off stations: 1) Clothing/shoes, 2) Large Item Drop-off (for large items like furniture, train tables, high chairs, etc), and 3) everything else (toys, games, books, etc).
If you are unable to drop off the items yourself, please make sure that you inform your drop-off person of whether you are donating unsold items or picking up after the sale, as we will ask this at drop-off. To pick up unsold items, please check the Sale Schedule for pick up times. If your items are not picked up during these hours, they will be donated to one of the Charleston Charities.
Who gets my donated items?
Charleston Repeats has several special charities that will receive the donated items. We are so proud to be a part of the services they offer to the Charleston area!
Can I look around to see what you have during the drop-off process?
No. The shopping floor is only accessible to volunteers and CR Staff during the drop-off hours.