Bring your auction items to us.
The first time you bring items in, you’ll sign the Consignment Contract and be given a consignor number that you’ll use as long as you are a consignor. Then, we’ll list the items brought in on our Consignor Order and give you a copy. Your consignor number will be put on all your items, ensuring there’s never a mistake about ownership.
It’s a quick process and should only take a few minutes.
Or we’ll pick up your items.
If it’s easier for you, we can come to you and collect your items. We are happy to collect furniture and bigger items as well as boxed items. The fee for both pick up and delivery is 95$ per hour.
What to Consign?
We sell most anything that has $15 or more of value. Items such as:
|Prints and paintings||Tools||Appliances||Books|
|Sports equipment||Baby items||Homeschool gear||Decorative items|
AND much more. If you’re not sure, give us a call!
We will decline the following items:
- Overly stained rugs or furniture
- Box springs, mattresses and used bed linens
- Adult clothing with the exception of vintage and period designer label items and groups of similarly sized baby/children’s clothing
- Items that are clearly passed their useful life
- Fluffy toys / stuffed toys
- Appliances, electronics and power tools that are not in working condition
- Pornographic magazines and DVD’s
A bit about our process
All items taken in will sorted by the gentleman who builds our lots. He’s been buying and selling for a living for the past 40 years. He has an excellent grasp on sell-ability. If he determines an item is unlikely to sell, it is donated to Purple Heart. If it has an orange sticker denoting that the consignor wishes it to be returned to them, it’s put on our ‘Consignor Pickup’ shelf.
Items going into the auction are lotted, photographed, described, and uploaded into one of our weekly online auctions.
If you’d like a particular description or have extra knowledge about an item, please use the blue painters tape and a sharpie or a hanging tag at the intake desk and put the description on the item. This ensures that your information makes it to our description writer.
We will process the payments from the buyers and mail you a check minus our auction commission.
When are consignor checks mailed? Checks available for pickup one week after the auction closes or they are put in the mail every two weeks.
Consignor Commission Commission rates are listed in the chart below. The percentage is the percentage that we keep. For example if an item sells for over $1000, we keep 0%. The full selling price is passed back to the consignor. If an item sells for $500, we keep 5% and mail 95% of the selling price is paid to the consignor.