Frequently Asked Questions About Consigning with Consign On A Dime
What will you accept for consignment?
Consign On A Dime is always looking for gently used, quality furniture and home accessories. We accept items every business day, however, if at all possible we prefer an appointment for Saturday drop-offs. Larger items such as furniture must be pre-approved prior to being dropped off. Please email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply back to you just as soon as possible.
Approval is easy, simply stop by with photographs or email us pictures and we will reply with our feedback and information on the next step. If necessary, special arrangements can be made outside normal business hours. We offer door-to-door pick-up and delivery service at reasonable rates. Note: Items must be clean/polished and ready to sell. Limit of 15 items.
How do you price my items?
Consign On A Dime strives to get you the highest possible price for your merchandise, however, we also strive to price items at a realistic, fair market value that will sell within 30 days. As you know, it is market demand for an item that sets the price. If an item doesn’t sell within 30 days, it will be reduced by 15%. After 60 days, the items will be reduced by another 15%. We practice ‘full disclosure’ by showing our customers the markdowns in the future. This practice brings our customers back more often and we get greater foot traffic and subsequently a better value for you and your items. Your items are carefully placed in appealing setting to maximize its value. Factors such as current demand, design trends, uniqueness, current inventory, condition of item (age, color, etc.) as well as the price you paid, go into deciding the price of an item.
How long is the consignment period?
The consignment period is 90 days. Any items that do not sell are the responsibility of the customer to pick-up within seven (7) days of the 90-day expiration. Items left longer than ninety (90) days will be donated to a local charitable organization (The Bin, Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, etc.).
When do I get paid and how much?
You receive 50% of the agreed-upon selling price; leave all the work to Consign On A Dime. We use a bar coded inventory system, nothing is lost and you are paid promptly. Best of all, your proceeds are available to you on the 10th of each month for the previous month’s sales. (Check amounts over $35.00 will be ready for pick-up by the 10th of the month. Any amount below $35.00 will accrue into the next check, or you can use as a store credit.) You can come in and pick up your check, or we will mail it to you if you provide us with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Why should I consign with Consign On A Dime?
No unknown callers from classified ads and no need to risk strangers coming in your home. You receive guaranteed payment from your sales and no need to worry about bad checks or haggling about the value of your item. We use a bar coded inventory system, nothing is lost and you are paid promptly. Your furniture is kept safe on our premises with a monitored security system.
Frequently Asked Questions About Shopping at Consign On A Dime
I’ve never shopped at a consignment store. How does it work?
The items you find at Consign On A Dime are gently-used or new from another fine home or model. Get top quality new and gently-used home furnishing and décor at amazing prices.
Can I buy today and come back and pickup later?
Yes, however, within 5 days of purchase you will need to pick up. We offer limited door-to-door delivery service, however, we can also refer you to some local movers that we work with.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, personal checks (with appropriate ID) and Visa, Master Card, and Discover.
What are your hours?
Monday through Saturday 10-5; Sunday 12-4
Items we do not accept: Armoires, mattresses, bed linens, futons, waterbeds, furniture in need of repair or professional cleaning, brass, silverplate, furniture or decor that has smoke or pet odor, artwork without frames, bathroom accessories, bar lighting, glassware, appliances, lamps without shades, luggage, electronics, toys or stuffed animals, ceiling fans. Please, no broken, chipped or stained pieces.