Don’t expect to make serious money
This usually isn’t the place to make a fast buck. Some consignment shops issue checks quarterly—and pay you only if your item sells. When donating anything make sure you follow these guidelines of things you should just throw away.
We carry new items
Some consignment shops sell brand new merchandise: When a boutique goes out of business, I’ll pick up the inventory and flip it to you. Looking to pick up new items yourself? Make sure to not pick these things up at garage sales.
Our inventory is always changing
The recession means times are changing, and so is our consignment shop’s inventory. Suits and formal wear aren’t selling the way they used to, but smaller furniture for smaller houses is in demand. Here are six things to be on the lookout for so you don’t end up buying cheap, poor-quality furniture.