Tuesday, July 26, 2011
My Volunteering at a Consignment Sale Experience
1. I get to shop early Thursday
2. I learned A LOT about kids clothes and how to shop at these sales
3. I scoped out the goods I hope to score
4. It was a good work out indeed....my legs/feet/butt hurt
I went in thinking about how this would be a good way to meet people also. I am always up for making new friends and being the social butterfly I am I thought it wouldn't be hard....um, I was wrong. Don't get me wrong...the women were cordial and nice, but there was no bonding. Ha! I asked a lot of questions of veteran moms though and felt like I learned a lot. But, for the most part people kind of kept to themselves...they probably thought I was a little nuts commenting on all the clothes, talking a lot...telling them I was scared of stickers and tape when they tried to put me on that task. Yeah...maybe that is why I didn't make any friends! Oh well...those are the ABC's of me baby! I'm slightly weird.
Wisdom that got dropped on me....
I learned that most women do work 2-3 shifts to get in to shop early. They said the good stuff really does go out the door the first 3 hours.
Don't buy clothes a year ahead because you never know if your child will be in the right size for that season.
There is not a lot to choose from in the 4-7 boys and girls range because the kids are too hard on the clothes.
Price things to sell if you really want them out of your house and some people are crazy for what they want for used clothes/items.
It was a fun experience and I am glad I went, but man that was exhausting. Hopefully my hard work will pay off and I will score some good stuff Thursday.
I also consigned a lot of Walker's baby clothes and at the end of the night after seeing all the other peep's pricing I felt good about my prices and things I placed there selling. It was hard to see a lot of things go...this little dude is growing up WAY to fast.