Intake Resumes Feb. 1, 2023 – Please read our revised protocols!
As many of you have seen, we are getting so many items in from our wonderful community that we run out of space and can’t keep up a good pace! We are constanly reassessing best practices so that our sellers experience a timely and smooth experience.
For 2023, we are operating as follows:
We buy Tuesday – Saturday, with the exception of the last 7 days of each month. We do not buy on Sundays and Mondays (please no drop-offs on Sunday/Monday and the final 7 days of the month; this will be our regular catch-up time). We are experiencing a very high volume of sellers; thank you for your patience. Drop-offs will be taking us 1-2 weeks to get to.
Our “No Buying” weeks of each month are as follows: Feb. 22-28, Mar. 25-31, Apr. 23-30, May 25-31, June 24-30, July 23-31, Aug. 25-31, Sept. 24-30, Oct. 25-31, Nov. 24-30, Dec. 24-31, 2023.
General reminders: What helps us AND will help you sell a higher percentage of your items, more quickly
- Remove stained items, item with holes, faded/worn items, items missing pieces from your bags; yes, we are happy to donate these items for you, but scanning through them takes a lot of time!
- Stack clothing items in neat piles; we have to spread clothing out to evaluate it, so the quicker we can do that, the faster we will look over your items
- Please keep your load size within our guidelines below!
3 Ways to Sell with Us!
1. Walk-in Selling – 2 standard grocery tote bags or less
You can walk in with 2 standard grocery tote bags or less from 10-5pm, Tuesday through Saturday (except the final 7 days of the month), and sell on the spot or drop off!
2. Appointments – 2 large tote storage bins or equivalent
For larger loads, we make appointments and can look through your items either on the spot while you remain in the store or they can be dropped off. Please call or text us to book a selling appointment for your larger load at 607-216-7851. Please do not show up with larger loads unannounced, as we have limited space and this helps us work within our confines.
3. Large Gear/Items – Check before bringing in!
We can accept these items in as walk-ins, however we ask that you text us a photo or call to check in with us about them ahead of time. This will allow us to confirm our interest, which can vary depending on demand, condition, current inventory, etc. Call or text us at 607-216-7851.
We do our best to comb over your stash as quickly as possible, however sometimes staffing and sheer volume affects our ability to do so; we appreciate your patience!
Still have questions? Refer to our Q&A section below or call our store, our buyers would be happy to help.
For February, we are very selectively buying winter clothing items, gear, shoes, and toys. We always buy the best of all seasons, however are more inclined to purchase clothing items such as outerwear, rain boots, rainwear, long sleeved tops, and long pants, wool socks, etc. We are not buying shorts and tank tops at this time.
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 we ask that you follow our protocols listed above and maximum quantities listed. Once we evaluate your items, we will text, email, or call you with our offered amount.
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 Venmo/check/PayPal or 40% in store credit. For highly sought after brands/items, we pay a higher percentage (50% in store credit or 40% Venmo/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. Your store credit will be logged in an 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, select classes, and Diaper Service.
What toys do you take?
We buy classic toys in good or better condition. All pieces and parts must be included in sets and games. 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 Elvie & 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?
Please text us at 607-216-7851 to check with us about selling larger baby gear. We love to see pictures along with the brand and model included. We often 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 or call us and we can come out and help! 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 and clothing in good condition, pregnancy pillows, and maternity support bands.