What payments do you accept?
Cash or Card, Debit Preferred (no checks).
Do you accept all clothing at the sale?
The clothing you bring must be “in season” for that sale, e.g., Fall/Winter (bring only heavier, long-sleeves, long pants, winter clothes, fleece, corduroy, etc.) and Spring/Summer (shorts, swimsuits, capris, short-sleeves, lightweight jackets, windbreakers, linen, etc.). Some items accepted year-round include: blue jeans, long sleeve knit toddler pajamas and short sleeve shirts for junior girls and young men. No adult clothing is accepted, for example, Kim Rogers, Lane Bryant, Dress Barn, etc.
Where can I find hangers?
First try your local dry cleaners and ask for “recycled” hangers (the ones that people return to them). Many times they will give them to you for free. Also check with Faith in Action’s New Life Thrift Shop (276 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA). Ask friends and family to give you empty hangers from their closets. Finally, try Walmart, if you have to purchase them. We will take plastic tubular hangers, but try not to use the really, flimsy, plastic ones that can break easily.
How do I tag multiple piece outfits?
Make sure all clothing articles are secure on the hanger : use safety pins to hang pants at the top of hanger; put the shirt over the hanger with pants underneath (or hang pants on the back of the hanger, facing out); pin socks to the top of hanger, etc. If there is a headband or other accessories, they could be put in a baggie SEALED with tape, and attached to the hanger with a zip-tie. Just make sure ALL items are SECURED with masking tape, safety pins or zip-ties so there is no chance of them coming loose.
Can I put clothing in plastic bags?
No. If you can hang it, put it on a hanger. Bagged items do not sell well and hidden stains are not fair to the person buying. Many will not buy bagged clothing because they cannot see the entire item.
Is there a limit on the number of items I can sell?
Yes. WEE are asking folks to bring a minimum of 10, or LESS than 500 items (each piece of clothing, toy, book, etc. counts). This allows as many families to participate as possible. There are no individual limits on items, like shoes or sleepers.
How do I choose a category for my item?
In most cases the category will be obvious, “Clothing”, “Shoes – Older Girl”. It’s most important to look at ALL categories available and then choose the most specific one to match your item. For example: “Toys – Large Indoor” might include Little Tikes kitchens, toddler table/chairs; “Games – Console” might include Wii, XBox, Playstation systems or games; “Outdoor Toys” might include sandboxes, pools, playhouses, bikes, riding toys; “Decor” might include lamps, pictures, rugs, toy shelves; “Keepsakes” might include photo/record albums, or handprint kits; “Accessories – Girls” might include purses, hairbows, backpacks, belts, scarves; “Toys – Infant/Toddler” might include soft toys, blocks, small ride-ons, etc. This information will assist in item floor placement and how much space we need to allow. Do your best to categorize the item, and we can adjust later if necessary.
How do I tag my shoes?
Zip-/cable-tie shoes together (if at all possible, through lace holes, buckles, zippers, etc.) or place shoes in a sealed Ziploc® bag (if no other option) and secure ONE tag: either to one shoe with masking tape, or to the outside of the bag, OR hole-punch the tag (it helps to put clear tape on the top of tag to make it more sturdy) and thread it through the cable-tie, which secures the shoes together. Also on two small pieces of masking tape, write “consignor number, ITEM NUMBER & price” and stick to bottom of BOTH shoes (in case the shoes get separated from the tag or from each other). You may get detailed instructions with photos on the how to tag page.
How should I price my items?
Approximately 1/3 to 1/4 of original selling price is the general rule. High name brands and condition may help increase your price a little. Just remember to price fairly and price it to sell. Shoppers are looking for a bargain!
Do I have to use the Wee-Cycle tag formats?
Yes. WEE will only accept the barcoded tags printed from the Item Entry and Tagging System. Your tags will print 6 to a page (2 rows of 3 tags per row). DO NOT adjust size of tags to accommodate more on a page. You may enter your inventory from the link on the how to tag page. We reserve the right to assess a fee for tags that repeatedly do not scan.
What kind of paper can I use (colored/cardstock)?
WEE require that you use CARDSTOCK only, #65 or #110. White is preferred, but light colored cardstock is accepted. NO shiny or metallic paper. NO DARK COLORED cardstock, e.g., royal blue, navy, red, etc. (The barcoding scanners will not scan.) Beware of textured cardstock; the toner printing can rub off. Laser printers are preferred, but inkjet will work if printing “best” quality.
Do consignors and volunteers get to shop early?
YES! One major advantage to being a consignor and a volunteer is the Private Pre-Sale on Tuesday night prior to the public sale Wednesday through Saturday! Consignors shop early on Tuesday at 6pm. Volunteers working a minimum of one, 3-hour shift shop even earlier than consignors depending on number of shifts worked.
Do I get my leftover items back after the sale?
Yes. WEE sort all items back by consignor number at the end of the sale. On Saturday night at the conclusion of the sale, you can pick up your leftover items and donate none, some or all of them to Faith in Action of Washington County, VA.
What if I am missing an item or belonging after the sale?
Please remember, wee do our best to take care of your items, but wee cannot be responsible for acts of God, theft, and things that are out of our control. Wee recommend you do not put anything in the sale that is highly valuable or extremely sentimental to you. If you are missing a valued item after the sale, first, make sure it was not returned to you at check-in; second, check the final sale inventory to ensure that it did not sell on half-price day. If not, then email [email protected] with your consignor number, item description and price. We will do our best to locate it.
Do I pay the $10.00 advertising & postage fee up front?
No. The $10.00 fee will be deducted from your 70% of the proceeds at the end of the sale. It will be detailed on your seller report ($9.50 advertising and .50 postage to mail your proceeds check to you). Checks will be mailed by two weeks after the sale’s end.
Do I have to pick up my leftover items?
No. If you wish to donate all your leftovers to Faith in Action (FiA) and do not want to come pick them up, we will take them to FiA for you. WEE will mail your check to you.
Can someone else pick up my leftovers?
Yes. We ask that you, with your photo ID, pick up your leftovers; however, if you give written permission on your pick-up pass, we will allow a close friend or relative to claim your belongings. WEE will mail all proceeds checks by two weeks after the end of the sale.