Children's Consignment Sales

Comparison of Types of Children's Consignment Sales

Which type of consignment sale is best for you?  I like church consignment sales best, as either a shopper or a seller.  Their rates are best, they are safe, local and easy to use, and quality is ususally high and inspected.  Facebook yard sales and Craig's List pay you the highest rate as a seller.. but can be dangerous - do you really want strangers coming to your house?

 

The above graph is based on personal trials with all the different BUY/SELL avenues in 2015.  Your experience may have different outcomes.  Some of the information such as general sell through and percent sold were estimated from sources due to the fact exact numbers can never actually be known, just estimated. Other information is personal opinion, such as which are safest.  Without a doubt, I believe consignment sales are the best place to sell, recycle and earn money for your items! 

 

Feature Church consignment sale Private consignment sales Online consignment Consignment shops Yardsale sites on Facebook Ebay Craigslist
Shopper features              
See and touch in person Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
Safety Excellent Very Good Excellent Excellent Poor Very Good Poor
Quality checks by the organization Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Early, late and Saturday hours Yes Yes N/A Weekend Maybe N/A N/a
               
Seller features              
Seller % of sale 65% - 85% 65% - 80% 10% - 15% 40% - 45% 100% 80% - 85% 100%
Payment within a week within a week 6 to 8 weeks 1 to 2 months Upon sale Upon sale Upon sale
Safety Excellent Very Good Excellent Excellent Poor Very Good Poor
Shipping not needed not needed Yes, additional costs not needed not needed Yes, additional costs not needed
Items not sold can be returned or donated Yes Yes   Sometimes Yes Yes Yes
Average sell rates 50% - 75% 50% - 75% about 50% about 50% 10% 20% - 30% 25%

 

 

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