Elegant Blessings Consignment Sale

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

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Q. What is a consignor?

A consignor is anyone who has items they wish to sell and chooses to sign up with “Elegant Blessings” Consignment Sale.

Q:  What items will you accept?

For a complete list of items, please see the Acceptable Items  page. 
As far as clothing, we accept pre-loved and new infant, children’s, men & women’s (career and business casual), better brand and high-end designer apparel, handbags, shoes, jewelry, Your items will sell more if they are current styles (typically no more than 3 years old).  All clothing items must be ready to wear (wrinkle-free, smoke free, and damage free) and in near new condition. 

Please bring your items in on hangers.  If you need hangers, please let us know - we have tons of hangers that we can give to you.  Other non-clothing items may be brought in boxes or shopping bags labeled with your name and phone number.

Q:  Do you buy items outright?

No. We only consign items. 

Q: Why is your event better than having my own garage sale?

 If you consign with us, we do all the work and you get more money!  You just prepare your items and bring them to the church. We do all of the advertising and staff the event. You will just receive a check in the mail. 

Q. Who does the pricing?

You set your own price and tag your own items.  You can receive up to 70% of your total sales less the $5 registration fee. The amount of money you can make is determined by the quantity and quality of your items and how competitively you price them.  “Elegant Blessings” secures the facility, does the marketing, and runs the sales operation. 

Q. How long should I give myself to drop off my items?

After you check in, it typically takes about one half-hour to drop off your items, depending on how many items you brought.  It is helpful if you have your clothes sorted by size.

Q. Will you take all my items?

We will inspect all items prior to the sale to ensure they meet our guidelines. We want to be known for selling only the best, so please don't be offended if some items are not accepted. We want our shoppers to have confidence in the quality and condition of the items they are purchasing at our sale.

Q. Do you accept credit cards?

No, this is a cash/check only sale.

Q: Why do you emphasize EXCELLENT QUALITY so much? 

 No one wants to sort through, much less buy, low quality items. That's why we insist on accepting only high quality items.

Q: What kind of control do consignors have over their items? 

They can select the price of each item.  
They will receive payment for it, or they may choose to donate it or retrieve it.

Q: Do you have an Item Limit for consignors?

 We have a minimum limit of 5 items in order to participate or each Consignor may bring up to 30 items. Experience proves that a consignor who brings fewer great items will do better than a consignor who brings 30 items that are out-of-date and priced too high.

Q: How should I price my items?

 Generally, you price used items at 25-30% of the retail value - new with tag items can be priced at 40-50% of retail.

Q: Can I use wire hangers?

 Yes. However, plastic hangers are much safer to handle. Plastic coated wire hangers may be used and are useful for pinning pants to better than the older style dark wire hangers (like you get at the cleaners).   

Q:  How do I secure small pieces with Toys or Equipment?

 Place them in a Ziploc bag and then seal the Ziploc with clear packing tape along with your Consignment Tag. Please make sure the price tag is visible. This is important! We cannot be responsible for lost toy pieces so please make sure to secure them firmly.

Q:  How do I carry my items while I am shopping?

We suggest you bring a laundry basket with your name on it. Large bags will need to be checked at the door.

Q:  When will I receive my check for the items you sell?

Your check will be mailed to the address you entered on your application approximately two weeks after the sale ends.

Q:  Should I iron my clothes?

Wrinkled clothes do not sell! We will likely send them home to you if they are extremely wrinkled. Please do what is necessary to make your clothes look clean and nice. Remember, the better they look, the more likely they are to sell!

Q:  What happens if my items do not sell?

It is your responsibility to pick your items that did not sell within seven (7) business days after the sale. Listed below are the dates and times the items can be picked up. If these times, are not suitable to your schedule, it is your responsibility to call the church and set up a time that will work for you and a volunteer to meet.

Tuesday evening, October 2; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday evening, October 3; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday morning, October 4; 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday evening, October 9; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Q:  Do you provide pick-up?


Q. Are children allowed at the sale?

Yes, although we might get crowded, and the lines to the checkout could be long. We do ask you to keep your children with you at all times during the sale to ensure their safety. No strollers are permitted and unfortunately, we do not provide childcare at this time.

Q. Do you provide childcare?

No, we do not provide childcare and strollers are not permitted.

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