Consignment Stores - Richardson,TX

Updated on July 22, 2009
L.S. asks from Austin, TX
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I have a few items that I would like to sell and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with Once Upon A Child or Kid to Kid? My items include a brand new only used once Graco baby swing, a bassinet that was only used a handful of times, a baby food maker from Williams Sonoma that I used once and lots of clothes that still have tags! I am wondering if I would do better just selling it on ebay or craigslist? I'm not looking to make a ton but just a decent amount. I am mostly just tired of the stuff taking up space at my house!! Any ideas please let me know! Thank You!

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A.H.

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The Nesting Place in Grapevine is starting consignment and they seem EXTREMELY fair in pricing and paying. I am taking some of my stuff there :)

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K.R.

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I have had better luck at Kid to Kid than at Once Upon a Child. But question for you, what sizes and gender are the clothes you are wanting to sell? Oh, and I might be interested in the baby food maker!

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M.G.

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LS,

Kid to Kid in Highland Village does not exist anymore! I just went there a few days ago try sell my maternity clothes, and the store was empty! I decided to take a tax write off to the salvation army. I have a ton of stuff, and I will get the most value by donating to the Salvation Army. It is much less hectic to it this way, I believe.

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J.M.

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I am J. - the co-owner of the Just Between Friends (JBF) sale in Fort Worth. We do have several JBF sales in the metroplex with sales beginning here at the end of July and running thru October. As already mentioned, go to www.jbfsale.com and you can see when and where the sales are that are closest to you. We would love to help you sell your items at the Fort Worth sale if that works out for you. We are in 50,000 square feet at the Will Rogers Memorial Center Exhibit Hall and we are excited to be the biggest semi-annual children's and maternity sale in all of Texas. JBF is a nationwide franchise system with 95 franchises in 20 states, so we've got some great resources for getting the word out about our sales and selling as many items as possible. Right now, it looks like the Fort Worth sale will have 800-900 consignors bringing their things to our sale and we are expecting 7500 or more shoppers through our doors. Our sale is right after Labor Day - total running time is Sept 8-16 but check our calendar on our website for specifics of what happens and when.

I agree with what has been said about the stores - they don't give you much for your things. Their overhead is really high and so not only can they not give you much for your items, they just don't have the selling space to take many of your things.

On behalf of the other JBF owners in the area, I say "thanks" to all of the other responders who have spoken kindly of the JBF sales. We LOVE being part of a business that helps families stretch their dollars and who doesn't need that?!

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S.R.

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Here's a link to a great consigmnent place to sell your stuff...It is coming up soon.

http://www.divineconsign.net/

Good Luck!

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A.D.

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Try selling the gear (swing etc.) on Craigslist first, I've found I've gotten my money's worth from doing that. Be very specific on what you're selling accept cash only add pictures and beware that there are weirdos out there but there are also normal people out there looking to buy ;-). If it doesn't sell on Craigslist then add it to your pile for a consignment sale. As far as the clothing, I'd wait for one of the consignment sales - Divine Consign does a sale in Plano & Grapevine, they're within the next month or so and Just Between Friends will be coming up in early fall at various locations. Both have websites, just search google. My local Kid to Kid was great for selling most of my maternity clothing but they're picky about all clothing and what toys they will and won't take. I've not had a very good experience with Once Upon a Child but maybe it was the store I went to. With e-bay you have to pay a listing cost so for most people it's not worth their while or frustration.

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A.M.

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my favorite consignment store which i sell to all the time is called "finders keepers" in north richland hills (davis blvd off north tarrant pkwy). they buy and sell gently used items and clothing. they also have a website. give them a try.

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N.H.

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I didnt feel i got a good figure ($) at once upon a child for a crib and other stuff i took in. Someone has recommended 'just between friends' a huge consign thing, for lack of a better word. It happens twice a year and it is huge. They hold it in a conventions type center and are very organized. I have not tried it yet but my plan is to do it this fall. My friend had great success. Just google 'just between friends'. Good luck!

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M.H.

answers from Dallas on

You should try just between friends. Great program, just google it.

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T.M.

answers from Dallas on

Love to purchase from both of these stores, but have never sold anything through them. It's my understanding that whatever price they determine to sell items for, you receive 50 percent of that price. So you might be better off trying ebay. Of course, then you have the expense of mailing items and expending your time to pack and ship.

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H.D.

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you'll probably make more cash on craigs list or ebay, but those stores pay you cash right away. I took a bunch of stuff (toys,etc...no clothing)in once including a baby bjorn that was in great shape and only came away with $60. I was a bit disappointed especially because they will sell the bjorn for $35! I have some more stuff to get rid of right now too and can't decide which is the better option. good luck!

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A.M.

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In my experience, consignment stores are EXTREMELY picky and you hardly get anything for your stuff. I recommend doing the Just Between Friends consignment sale. They are all over the metroplex. Go to www.jbfsale.com to find a fall sale near you. I live in ARlington, but always do the Ft. Worth JBF sale. It is very, very well organized and there is one coming up in September. They are even having a "how to" get your stuff organized for the sale in August. I always make AT LEAST enough money to cover the next season's wardrobe for both of my kiddos that I purchase at the sale, plus extras like toys, shoes, and even stuff for their rooms. If you consign your items you get to shope before the general public. If you volunteer at least 4 hours, you get to shop before the other consignors! Good LUck!

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K.V.

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Or you could sell them on Craigs List. See www.craigslist.com.

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L.D.

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I have used Once Upon A Child before. The nice thing about them is that if they accept the item, they pay you cash for it on the spot. You don't have to wait to see if it sells, keep track of it, etc. If you think you can get more than they quote on ebay, you can decline, with no harm done. Good luck. If you haven't sold anything on ebay before, take an hour or so and search for items similar to what you have and see how much they are selling for. For the baby equipment, you can usually search the identical maker and model number to see what you could expect from selling it on ebay. Ebay does deduct their fees, but for small items, they are almost negligible. New children's clothes and items usually sell very quickly, albeit at a discount from what you paid for them. But if you have a good brand name items (GAP, Gymboree, Baby Lulu, Polo, Pottery Barn) you can get a better price.

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C.W.

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I've used Kid to Kid and you don't get very much and sometimes they refuse your things if they have too many of those things.

I've been using Just Between Friends and they are way better than the Consignment Store. Check out their website www.jbfsale.com You get 65- 70% back on your stuff. It is a little more work preparing your tags and then the sale will be in September. I highly recommend them over Kid to Kid and Once Upon a Child.

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L.B.

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L S,
I like the Once Upon a Child in Plano. The one in Carrollton is picky and so is Kid to Kid in Plano picky. You will probably get more on Craigslist.

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N.H.

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I have never had a very good experience with Once Upon a Child or Kid to Kid. They do not pay very much for the items, and they are unusually picky about some things...expecially clothes. They may not even buy the stuff with tags still on them...go figure?
I think you will have better luck with Ebay or Craigslist. Also, there is a bi-annual consignment sale that might be good. Check out jbf.com (Just Between Friends).

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R.R.

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I would say that you should try Just Between Friends. It is NOT a store but a consignment sale that has several throughout the Metroplex. I am involved in the one we have in Arlington. Go onto www.jbfsale.com and you should be able to look up where and when the sales take place. It is not only a great way to sale your goods but a wonderful place to shop. Check out the video.

Check out "Why We Love JBF!" on You Tube! http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=NTrb43KetYg

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S.F.

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Here is a great consignement sale: http://www.sweetrepeatsmckinney.org/. It happens twice a year and you get to set your price. The proceeds go to support two MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers) groups in McKinney. Let me know if you want to know more about the sale. [email protected]____.com

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M.C.

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I've used them both and if they need what you are selling at the moment, they usually offer a better price than a garage sale. Kid to Kid seems to have higher quality standards than Once Upon a Child, IMHO.

I'm glad you posted this; I am in a major "declutter" season myself and forgot about consignment stores as an option. I've been mostly just giving stuff to GRACE.

Good luck!

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G.M.

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Go online and look up "Just between friends" it's a traveling consignment sale. You follow the directions on how to display and print the prices and then take then to the place of sale and they do the work. IF you HURRY there is one coming to Mesquite the end of next week.

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M.H.

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I've sold to OUAC and it is easy and then you get your cash and walk away with no more clutter or projects. Sometimes it is frustrating that you do not get more for your items, however. Sometimes I shop as they review my items. Then you can "purchase" your selected items tax-free from what they owe you, and then they pay out the balance to you. Just don't come home with as much clutter as you are trying to discard! Good luck.

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Y.R.

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I would advice you to use craiglist I've done alot of selling with craiglist don't forget that if you don't sell it in 2 wks try to delete the item and reposting it back again.

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L.B.

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You might want to try this:

http://www.divineconsign.net/

My daughter loved this and always went when she lived here. Plus, if you put stuff in the sale, you have the privilege to shop the day before the public is allowed in.

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M.D.

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Hi, you might want to look into consigning with Divine Consign. They have two sales coming up, one in Plano and one in Grapevine. You set the price on your items and you make 70% of the selling price. This coming season will be my 4th time to consign with them and I would highly recommend them. It will take you a little extra time but you will make way more $$ consigning (or selling on craig's list) than you would in taking your stuff to Kid to Kid of Once Upon a Child.

www.divineconsign.net

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L.C.

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consignment stores hardly give you any money at all. i would sell on craigslist. get a lot more money for sure! good luck!

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G.W.

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Really, do the JBF sale in Ft. Worth. It is SO worth it! I did the sale last spring and made a ton of money, WAY more than I would have at a consignment store or a garage sale. I tried the Arlington JBF sale and it was a flop - too many reasons to list. But Joanie (I saw her respond below) is so professional and they have a great set-up at the Will Rodgers center. I would highly recommend using the Ft. Worth JBF sale.

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M.W.

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Hello. I can give you my experience with all that you mentioned with the exception of Ebay (I've never sold on there b/c it seemed like it's too much trouble). I have attempted to sell maternity clothes on and baby formula on Craigslist and got zero responses. I personally think that is b/c the site is totally saturated with baby things. When you look on there you will see many pages of all kinds of baby items. As for OUAC and Kid to Kid....of the two my preference would be OUAC because I feel like they give you the better deal than Kid to Kid. KtoK comes across to me in a snobbish sort of way. Plus, if you aren't careful when you shop there you will end up paying new item prices for used items. It has happened to me and people I know. I'm not meaning to come across as negative but I just want you to know what you are getting into with each option. I know it's hot but have you thought about a garage sale? You can always take your items into one of the two stores and they can give you a price and it's your choice to accept it or not. After that you can get an idea what you can price it for at a garage sale and maybe go a little higher. Hope maybe some of this was helpful. Good luck with whatever it is you decide to do!

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K.G.

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If I were you, I'd put them on Craigs List. It's free and you can get your price! I have never had very good luck with Once Upon A Child, they are sooo picky and turn away practically everything I bring, especially when they are overstocked(which is usually the case). My girlfriend feels the same way, and we both have taken lots of name brand items in "gently used" condition only to get most of it back! Kid to Kid was better about taking items, however ours in Rockwall was new and not packed yet. I just don't like splitting the $$$ with them! I have sold furniture on Craigs List and had good experiences with it. I have browsed the children's items, it looks like a big business in that department! Good Luck!

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P.B.

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I agree Craiglist is great and the consignment sales too.

Another option is The Nesting Place in Grapevine. They are just getting in to selling things on consignment. I don't know all the in-and-outs so you'll want to give them a call.
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S.M.

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I brought like 3 buckets of clothes to Once Upon a child as well as a few toys and they didn't take hardly any of it and they didn't give me much for the things they did take. I felt like I had already donated the ones that were stained, and had only brought them the ones that were really nice. They only took my name brand items and didn't take any of my smocked name brand items, which I found odd. I was not happy with my experience. I took the remaining items to kid to kid, they took a few more, gave me a bit more money, and the rest went to goodwill. I was shocked! I don't know what they were looking for, but I think you'd do better selling it on ebay or craigs list. I've heard of people making up a bag of items and selling them on ebay with a general listing of "10 size 12 girl outfits with tags" or something similar and just take maybe 1 picture of all the items laid out. Good luck! Sounds like you have some nice stuff, so maybe you would have better luck than I did, and, you can always bring the stuff and when they offer you $5.00 you can say "no thanks"!

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C.C.

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Just Between Friends is GREAT! I'll be selling in the upcoming Fall Fort Worth sale. If you're in the Fort Worth area, the owners of the Fort Worth chapter are having a first time consignors how to clinic on July 30th. Just email Joanie, I'm sure would be more than happy to send you the information. If one of the other sales are closer to you, contact their owners and I'm sure they can help you get started. There's also a lot of information on their websites.

The website: www.jbfsale.com (from here you can choose your geographical area by clicking on "find a sales event")
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L.P.

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I have heard that Kid to Kid doesn't really pay much. For example, a shirt from Gymboree that KTK sells for $4 will only bring the person selling it $1. I would try Craigs list or e-bay.

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S.M.

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I am currently pregnant with my first child, so we are starting from scratch with all of the baby stuff. I am not picky when it comes to used things. Please email me and let me know what you have, and how much you're wanting for it!
Thanks!
S. M.
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J.T.

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I would try Craigslist or E-bay first.
If you do not sell the items there, then take the to one of the consignment stores. I have had good luck on Craigslist. I have not taken anything to a consignment store.
Good luck!

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N.Y.

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Divine Consign is the way to go by far in order to get the money you deserve. Other places do not want to pay anything. Divine Consign only has their sales twice a year per season. There will be a couple one in Plano and one in Grapevine very soon, so hurry if you're interested. I've made really good money at the Grapevine sale. They're great to shop at too! Go to Divineconsign.net

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C.M.

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Save yourself the hassel. I feel that those places are best only to purchase, NOT SELL.

I got probably 3x the $$ they wanted just by taking the pictures and loading the stuff the craigs list. If your smart about it use Craigs list and e-bay closed auctions to get a fell for the asking price and expect everyone to offer less. I would post for 10% higher than I actually want. And when buying I also off 25% less, usually get at least 10% off

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L.M.

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I agree that Kid to Kid and Once Upon A Time are only beneficial if you're shopping there. I've heard only negative comments about selling stuff there - that they don't give you much money. You'd be better off to put the items in the consignment sales in the area - Divine Consign is my favorite and I'm going to the Just Between Friends sale for the first time next week.

I just had my first baby four months ago so I've only shopped for baby clothes and haven't sold any yet. I've bought quite a bit from Craigslist.

If you have any boy items, let me know. Thanks!

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S.L.

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Try the JBF sales. You get more bang for your buck. Once Upon A Child doesn't really pay well for your items and in turn makes a large profit off of them. I personally Can't stand that consignment store.
www.JBF.com their consignment is coming up soon so I suggest you hurry.

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B.P.

answers from Dallas on

You will probably make more money selling it yourself. However, if you choose to just make it easy on yourself instead of worrying about the money you make, take it to Kid To Kid. I've sold alot of clothes to them. It's quick and painless. I love their process! Good luck!

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D.W.

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I use the Once Upon a Child in Flower Mound and really happy with them.

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