Charleston Repeats would love to help you recycle your goods and make money in the process - not to bring your items back home! You set the price for each item - no haggling yard-sale scenarios. You also determine for each item whether or not it is donated during the 50% off sale and whether or not it will be donated to one of our excellent Charleston charities. As you set your prices, remember these few important tips:
As a general rule, price your items at approximately 25-30% of what you originally paid. Outdoor playground equipment, little tykes, double strollers and other large items sell for up to 60% of retail. Clothes that are new with tags also sell for more.
Use only whole dollar increments (ie. $5.00, $6.00)
$3.00 minimum on all items - pair with like items or put together as a set to bring the price to this minimum
Remember that your shoppers are moms and grandmothers who are looking for savings on quality items!
Allow items that did not sell at full price to be sold at a discount the final day of the sale. For items that may have been overpriced, this provides a second chance to make a sale.
Price items to sell - items are not sentimental to the new owner so don't price based on your memories!
Make prices "pleasing" or you will be taking them back home again. No one comes to a consignment sale to buy an overpriced outfit, toy, or piece of furniture.
The spirit of our sale is to make you money, but not at the expense of gouging the buyer. This is meant to be a win-win for everyone and not a business for the consignor.