Thanks to a little overtime on hubby’s check I was able to work a little extra into the budget for this week and used it to check out the new consignment sale. I am a new contributor to this sale and I wanted to see how they ran it from the shopper’s point of view.
This sale, as I’ve mentioned before is a smaller sale than I’m used too. Probably less than 100 contributors & the larger sale I participate in during the Spring & Fall has nearly 3000 contributors.
I was going to take pictures of the lines, the rooms and some stuff but that just made me feel like a stalker. So you’ll only get pictures of what I bought…
My first stop of the morning was to the bank. $40 later I was on my way, I got to the sale at 8:40 and had about 15-20 people in front of me. By they opened the doors at 9:00, I had about 20 people behind me. I hit the Toy & Shoe room first because boots are high on my girls’ wish lists. I grabbed 4 pairs of boots, checked sizes and put 1 back. After that I went to the clothes, I go from oldest to youngest when shopping for the kids (unless one particular kid has a real specific need). I grab anything that I am interested in and hang on to it. Once I’ve been through all the sizes I need (with 4 kids to shop for and my 2 older “helper” underfoot it takes a little while) I go to my “holding” pile and add up everything in it. The first time through my pile I had $56 in stuff. Too much. I had to start purging the pile so I pulled out a pair of boots, a hoodie for little man, 2 shirts for Lilo, 1 dress for Lala & an outfit for the monkey. After that purge, I had $40 in stuff. Success! I put my unwanted stuff on the “discard” table and they immediately put it back out on the racks. I had my tags taken off, I handed over my $40 and was out the door in an hour & twenty minutes.
I tried to remember the prices on all my stuff but I may be off a little bit. If all this doesn’t add up to $40 then just know I am going purely on memory (and I don’t think my brain ever fully engaged today).
Little man really didn’t need much but I feel a little bit of mommy guilt if I don’t get something for him when I shop for the girls. He has a short sleeve Gap shirt similar to this one and he is always talking about what the letters stand for (and it is always something different). $2
Lilo’s stuff. She is my picky girl and she loved everything! So I did good! Long sleeve, cream-colored henley $2, Sweater & Plaid Skirt (for church) $4, Alabama tee $3.
The monkey’s stuff. She had a growth spurt after I bought her fall/winter clothes so I am filling in some holes in her closet. The Children’s Place Dress $3, 2 Pairs of Old Navy Jeans $1 each, Carters shirt & pants $3.
Lala’s stuff. She actually needs a few more shirts and a couple of pairs of jeans but I came up pretty empty for her. Mustard Seed Snowman tee $1, Justice camo hooded tee $2 (this one got screams of excitement so it’s a winner).
Christmas Stuff. I got a great set of Laura Ingalls Wilder books that we’ll give to Lilo for Christmas $1 each. Perfect Condition! I am so excited about them!
These will either be part of Lala’s birthday present or part of Christmas for her. They will also be met with screams of excitement. Aren’t they cute!?!? $5
These will be Lilo’s boots and they will also be met with screams of excitement. They were my big-ticket item at $6.
I also got a bag of 16 pairs of Old Navy & Gap socks, tights & baby legs for $2 for the monkey. I think only about 3 pairs of the socks actually looked like they had been worn.
All of that for $40! I saw several things that I’d like at half price, so I’ve already made plans to go back for Half Price Day on Saturday with my mom. I’ll take another $40 and an untouchable $30 specifically for the DS lite that I’ll get for Lala if it is still there on Saturday (it was marked for discount).
So the verdict on shopping the New Sale – even if my check isn’t great and I don’t end up consigning again, I’ll definitely shop with them again.