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For those interested in consigning, but unsure of how to begin, the following might help you get a few things together and get started. As the consignor, you need to prepare your used furniture items for consignment so that you get the most out of your experience. The same preparation should be taken if you are consigning a painting, or a dining room set. Realize, consignment items are selected based on “sale-ability.” Don’t expect all of your items to be accepted for consignment. We will only accept for sale what our clientele will buy.
PLAN AHEAD WHEN CONSIGNING
Contact our studio in advance. We can help you and save you time. Nothing is more frustrating for you to arrive at our studio with your item in tow and the timing may not be just right. Our studio goes to great lengths to make consigning easy. Therefore, by calling ahead, you will learn about our
· information on used furniture pick-up services
· consignment acceptance hours
· other special requirements
When you visit, you may consider bringing with you a picture of large items and a seat cushion from upholstered items. That way, you can show us the condition of the resale merchandise.
MAKE IT CLEAN
Used furniture and accessories should be in the best possible condition when trying to consign resale merchandise. Though we may sell pre-owned furniture it should not look used. Furniture should always be clean, sturdy and preferably in perfect condition. The price you will receive for your items depends on the shape they are in at first glance, so, spruce them up before you consign. Wax wood with some quality oils, tightening a few bolts or touching-up with a bit of paint can really make a difference in pricing.
MORE HELPFUL TIPS FOR PREPARING CONSIGNMENT ITEMS
Need to get wax stubs out of a candlestick before you can consign it? If the item is not metallic and will fit, you could zap it in the microwave. Better yet, stick in the fridge. . . the wax will shrink just enough to be able to pop it out. Beware, some wicks have metallic cores, so be sure to check first.
To get left-over adhesive off glass when you remove decals, labels or the like, rub the glue with full-strength liquid hand soap. Let sit 10 minutes, then scrape off with ease!
Does something silver need a bit of a polish? Use plain old toothpaste (not the gel kind) for a quick solution.
NO SECRETS WITH CONSIGNMENT
We can be your best avenue for selling used furniture. We suggest you divulge all the information you have on the consignment item. An informed shop owner is a beneficial selling tool. Regardless of the information being good or bad, give us all the information you have, hide nothing.
Follow the helpful pointers when selling consignment with used furniture or resale merchandise, and your experience should be successful. Enjoy! Resale selling is an adventure.