How To Buy From And Sell To A Consignment Business

consignment-business-owner-by-runran.jpg A consignment business can be a good place to both buy and sell gently used items.

However, it depends on what you want to buy and what you want to sell.

With respect to clothing, it can sometimes be difficult to sell your clothing.

For a couple of reasons why, read Buying and Selling at Consignment Shops: Pros & Cons.

Here are a couple of reasons why it can be difficult to sell used clothing:

  • The owner of a consignment business is going to be very particular about the clothing they accept for their shop. Typically, these owners want clothing in only 1 or 2 niches.
  • Most consignment shop owners will only accept clothing on a particular day of the week.

 

Buying clothing from a consignment business can be tricky too:

  • If your taste is not in the same clothing niche as the owner, then you are probably not going to find anything you want to buy.
  • Consignment shops, as a rule, tend to gravitate toward female clothing only. This can make it difficult to buy clothes for a family.

 

Selling (or buying) furniture and household goods at a consignment business can be much easier:

  • You can get large discounts on furniture and household goods at consignment shops. The prices tend to be quite a bit lower than what you would pay new.
  • If you decide to sell some furniture or household items to a consignment business, then your item will probably sell quickly and for a good price.

 

Some tips for selling clothing to a consignment shop:

 

Some tips for selling furniture or household goods to a consignment business:

 

Another great source for buying things from a consignment business is: 7 Tips For Consignment Shopping.

The 3 tips that I found the most useful:

  1. Know your price range and don’t spend outside of it. Otherwise, you could end up spending far more than you want to.
  2. Take your time. Consignment stores can have a lot of nice goodies, and you don’t want to miss a bargain.
  3. Only purchase items that are like-new. Since in many cases consignment shops are a bit more expensive than thrift stores, choosing like-new clothes will help you get the most bang for your buck.

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