I’m beginning to fear my new nickname is going to be “consignment queen.” I daresay I’m addicted. It only took visiting one childrens’ consignment sale before I became hooked; I walked in with $25 and walked out with a huge bag of toys and clothes for Noodle. Since then, I’ve gone to every sale in the area and quickly picked my favorites. Scoring great stuff for the kids at a fraction of retail cost keeps me coming back season after season. Add in the fact that there’s a huge array of styles and brands to choose from, and I’m in shopping heaven!
Pretty much every toy in our house came from either a consignment sale or a grandmother.
My list of amazing finds at these sales is huge. A practically new Melissa and Doug easel for $25, a solid wood toy workbench for $10, outdoor plastic slide for $4, almost all the DVDs for Noodle’s feeding regimen for few dollars each, entire seasonal wardrobes (got a Lily Pulitzer dress for Noodle this weekend!)… makes me smile in anticipation of the next great find!
There’s a sale this weekend for those in the area called Kids Weecycle. Here’s the info:
For more sales in the Philadelphia region, visit the comprehensive list on Mama’s Little Helper.
The Consignment Mommies site has lists of sales by state along with great tips for both buyers and sellers.
I have a few tips of my own on my Consignment 101 post.
One of the best things about consignment sales is that you can consign your outgrown items. Ka-ching! Or, more like “break even” in some cases. 😉