How To Sell

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
We are now buying in our new location BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
We appreciate your patience while we navigate buying used items during a pandemic and during our relocation. Appointments help us pace the flow in of used items and allow us to employ safe practices when interacting with a high volume of goods from around the community. Please call/text/email us to make an appointment to drop off your items.

 

Still have questions? Refer to our Q&A section below or call our store, our buyers would be happy to help.

Mama Goose Ithaca - Items we are seeking

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you looking for name brands?
Brand is one of the factors that we take into consideration when we buy and price, so you will receive more for higher-end brands such as Mini Boden, Hatley, Bogs, Lands End, Plae, North Face, Columbia, Crew Cuts, Tea, Gap, Naartjie, Patagonia, Keen, REI, Kamik, Tucker & Tate, Hanna Andersson, and See Kai Run.  However, we are happy to look at most brands, especially when items are sturdy, stylish and in good condition.
Can I drop off my items and come back?
Yes, however you do need an appointment to sell! Due to the pandemic, our protocol is to allow items to sit for at least 24 hours before we handle them. When we are done going over your items, we will let you know what we can offer you in check/PayPal or store credit.
When do I get paid for the items I bring in?
We buy clothes and most items “outright” and pay you the same day either 30% in check/PayPal or 40% in store credit. For highly sought after brands/items, we pay a higher percentage (50% in store credit or 40% check/PayPal)! We are not currently offering cash payments.
For larger/higher price items, we may consign them which means you will be paid after the item sells. When we consign an item, we work with you to find a selling price that will work in our market. You will receive 50% in check/PayPal or 60% in store credit after the item sells (and after a 7 day return period).  Consignment is a good option for special, higher-cost, items and items that are great but may take us a bit longer to sell. Plus, you get a higher percentage payout!
After we have gone through your items (and discussed possible consignment items), we will tell you what we can offer you.
How does store credit work?
You will receive 10% more if you choose to be paid with store credit. We will create a store credit account in your name.  You can use it that day or whenever you’d like. Use your store credit to purchase anything in the store, including our new products, classes, and Diaper Service.
What toys do you take?
We buy classic toys in good condition.  See “Things We Do Not Buy”.
What are things you do NOT buy?
  • Painted metal or painted plastic toys (with a date earlier than 2009)
  • Painted wood toys that do not have the brand imprinted on them.
  • Kids’ jewelry and charms.
  • Electric breastpumps (we are interested in Haakaa manual pumps and possibly Willow pumps).
  • Used car seats.
  • Inexpensive plastic that can break and shatter.
  • Electronic toys without off-switch.
  • Women’s clothing that is not specifically maternity.
  • Toys and games that plug into the television or computer.
  • Drop-side cribs
How do I sell baby equipment?
Typically, we consign baby equipment, pricing at half of what it sells retail; up or down depending on condition. Once your item sells, (and after the 7 day return period) you will be paid 50% of the selling price in cash or 60% in store credit. We will check the item for recalls when you get here (we need a legible model number). You can also check for recalls, yourself,  before bringing the item in. Just go to www.cpsc.gov and enter the model number. If you have large items that are awkward or heavy, you are welcome to pull your car up to our Clinton St. side door to unload.  Call us (607-216-7851) when you get to the store, and we will open the side door for you.
What kind of mama items do you buy?
We buy current style maternity clothes, nursing bras in good condition, bella bands,  and higher-end diaper bags.