Puddle Jumpers Children’s Consignment Sale First Presbyterian Church

Puddle Jumpers
Children’s Consignment Sale
First Presbyterian Church
300 N Strawberry Street
Demopolis, AL 36732
(334) 289-3895
Welcome to the 1st Puddle Jumpers Children’s Consignment Sale sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of
Demopolis. Consignors receive 70% of their sales proceeds and our Children’s Ministry receives 30%. Thank
you for supporting our sale! You will find all the information on what we accept and how to prepare your items
for sale in this packet. Please read over the instructions carefully before you tag your items. You may bring
your items to the church Wednesday & Thursday, October 13th & 14th 4:00pm-7:00pm.
At check-in we will review your items in numerical order to make sure that the inventory sheet and tag match
and that the items are in EXCELLENT CONDITION. We try to catch any unacceptable items at that time. We
reserve the right to pull an item off the floor during the sale if it is stained, incomplete, or unsafe. Pulled items
will be returned to you when you pick up your check and unsold items.
A non-refundable registration fee of $5 is required of all consignors to cover expenses. Consigners shop early;
doors open Friday, October 15th 4:00pm-7:00pm. Guests including relatives are not allowed at the Preview
Sale. If they want to shop as a consigner, they need to consign.
When shopping at the Preview Sale, please be courteous to other shoppers. Look through items on the rack
instead of removing sections to go through. If you decide against an item, please hang it back on the correct
rack. We don’t have enough volunteers to return these items to racks for you. If you bring kids with you to
shop, please keep them next to you at all times. We ask that they not play with the toys (to make sure that all
tags remain on the items). Please use an umbrella stroller instead of a larger one. Our space is limited and the
aisles will be tight. We ask that no food items be brought into the sale area.
Suggested items to sale
• Clothing (newborn to size 10), shoes, hats, gloves, belts and bows
• Maternity clothes, parenting and pregnancy books and nursing aids
• Dress-up, Halloween costumes, dance & gymnastics outfits
• Toys, books, games, puzzles, dolls, action figures, computer games, game boys, CD’s, DVD’s
• Outdoor play equipment, slides, swing sets, sports equipment, bicycles, riding toys and wagons
• Cribs, bassinets, toddler beds, high chairs, car seats, strollers, bouncy seat, activity centers
• Changing tables, nursery furniture
• Linens, framed prints and room décor
Fall 2010 Sale Dates
Wednesday & Thursday, October 13th & 14th 4:00pm-7:00pm... Consigner Check-in
Friday, October 15th 4:00pm-7:00pm…………………………………. Consigners Shop
Saturday, October 16th 9:00am-4:00pm………………………………...….….Public Sale
4:00pm-7:00pm……………………..……….clean up/inventory
Pickup times for unsold items and your check will be Monday & Tuesday, October 18th
and 19th 6:00pm-7:00pm. Items not picked up by 7:00pm October 19th will be donated
to the Bargain Box or Harriett’s House.
** During Consignment Sale, Puddle Jumpers accepts CASH ONLY !
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What can be consigned and how to package it
We will accept children’s clothing including accessories, select maternity clothing and accessories, inside
and outside toys, books, baby items (such as strollers, high chairs, & bedding), and baby furniture (such as
cribs & changing tables). All bedding and accessories must be suitable for children’s rooms.
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT UNDERWEAR. Acceptable accessories to be packaged in Ziploc bags and
labeled according are as follows: pacifiers, baby bottles, sippy cups, hair bows, bibs or burp clothes,
onesies, pajamas, lap pads, socks/tights, towels/washcloths, blankets, pajamas hats,
and gloves.
A minimum of 10 items must be sold to participate as a consignor.
CLOTHING
We will accept sizes 0-10 for girls and 0-10 for boys. Bring clothes in first-class condition. We will not
accept soiled, torn, stained, faded, outdated or badly worn clothing. Also due to allergies, clothes
must be free from pet hair, smoke and other foul odors. We will reject any items that do not meet
these criteria. Please check all items closely. Even slight stains are noticeable under the bright
lights in our fellowship hall.
SHOES AND ACCESSORIES
We accept children’s sizes only. Shoes must be free of scuff marks or excessive wear. Sports shoes
such as cleats will be accepted.
CAR SEATS
Car seats must be like new. We do not want any car seats that were in a car during an accident because
some damage cannot be seen. Would you feel safe buying it? We will only accept car seats that are
within 5 years of their manufacture date or not past their expiration date (whichever is the earliest).
Car seats that have been recalled will also not be accepted (see below). Dating information is on a
sticker on the side or back of the seat. Car seats with over-the-head bars will also NOT be accepted for
safety purposes.
POTENTIAL RECALL ITEMS
Due to federal law, we are unable to sell items that have been recalled. Within the last 2 months, EVERY
DROPSIDE CRIB has been recalled. Free repair kits are available from manufacturers. Repairs MUST be
made to these types of cribs to be accepted for the sale. If you plan on selling a crib, bassinet, car seat,
infant swing or pack n’ play, all items must be in good working condition and must not be RECALL items.
Also, if you have any questions about any of your items (not just those listed above), you may send an
email to [email protected] Remember, we want check-in to be as smooth as possible, and we
want your items to sell!
TOYS
Toys and games must have all pieces. Toys that require batteries must be working to be accepted. We will
accept X Box, PS II, Wii, or other game systems and their respective games. We do not have a way
to check if these are working properly at check-in and will add a disclaimer to each item stating
that Puddle Jumpers takes no responsibility for the operation of each system or game sold. The
games must be rated G or PG.
Regular stuffed animals will not be accepted. Stuffed animals that are interactive may be sold.
PRICING
Items must be priced at $1 or above, in WHOLE dollar increments. Less expensive items
may be sold together. Price your items so that they will sell quickly. We recommend asking ¼ to 1/3 of the
new price. Remember that you will be competing with other sellers. Evaluate your prices.
** During Consignment Sale, Puddle Jumpers accepts CASH ONLY !
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PREPARING AND TAGGING ITEMS
1. Place all clothes on hangers as shown below. Tags must be
placed on the front left shoulder of the garment (on the right side as
you’re looking at it). Make sure the hook is turned away from the
tag (the front) like a question mark. Please pin the clothes so that
they cannot fall off the hangers (clothes that fall to the floor will be
overlooked by shoppers.) This is essential for overalls, v-neck
shirts, skirts, and folded pants. Safety-pin sets together. Fasten all
snaps, buttons, and zippers to show that they are working.
2. Arrange your clothes by gender and size, going from smallest
to largest. For example, put the girls’ clothes in order starting with
infant sizes. Do the same for boys’ clothes and maternity clothes.
3. Group shoes and accessories together. Place smaller shoes in zip lock bags. Tape the bags shut
and write the gender and size on the zip lock bag with a permanent marker. Larger shoes can be tied
or safety-pinned together. Accessories such as hats, gloves, belts, tights and socks, and hair bows
should also be placed inside sealed zip lock bags as well and labeled (if applicable). Please inspect
these items closely on behalf of the shoppers since they will not be able to open the bags.
4. Group toys together. Please carefully secure small parts in sealed bags and attach these bags to
the toy itself. Tape boxes shut and tape down pieces of puzzles or wrap them in cling wrap. Find a
way to make sure that items will not get separated.
5. Make copies of your inventory sheet and tags. Write your consignor number, name, address, and
phone number on the inventory sheet before copying. Also write your consignor number on the tags
before you make copies.
6. Only use our inventory sheets. Use blue or black ink and write on the front only.
List the items in numerical order (start with #1 and end with 160) on the inventory sheet by
gender and size as explained above. List clothes before toys and other items. Only use US numeric
sizes. Do not use small, medium, or large. Give the item a number size even if you have to guess. Be
as specific as possible, noting toddler, slim, or husky if known. For MATERINTY, designate the size
as S, M, L or XL. Do not use numeric sizes for MATERNITY.
Give a description of the item by stating what it is as well as the color, design, brand name, etc. For
example, write “Kelly’s Kids smocked pink short sleeve dress.” Descriptions help explain tag
discrepancies and help locate lost items.
Leave the check-in column blank. We will mark that column as we check in the item at your
appointed time.
7. Fill in the blanks on the tags making sure that all categories match the Inventory Sheet.
8. Using safety pins only, pin the tags to the front left SHOULDER of the garment (or top right
corner as you look at the hanger). Attach tags to boxes, toys or zip lock bags using masking tape on
two sides. Do not place tags inside bags, as they are too hard to remove during check-out. Use
one completed main tag with price for sets (such as bedding). If the set has many parts, use
additional tags with your consignor number and an explanation under description (such as “bumper
pad goes with 3 piece bedding set, item #95”.)
9. Puddle Jumpers will do everything possible to protect your interests; however, we cannot be
responsible for fire, theft, damaged or lost items.
Please keep your items in numerical order. Bring the inventory sheets to check-in. We
will not accept any items that are not hung, packaged correctly or tagged correctly at
check-in time. If there is a check-in line and problems are noted, you will have to go
back into the hall to correct the problems. You will not be allowed to do this at the
check-in table because it delays all the other consignors who are waiting to check-in.
** During Consignment Sale, Puddle Jumpers accepts CASH ONLY !
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