Spring half-pint resale is here!

It’s coming soon!

We’re kicking things back into gear and hope that you’re planning to join us in April for the next sale!

First, get the sale on your calendar.  Click here for all of the ins and outs and times and details.   The sale will be held again at the Goodman Center – If you haven’t been there yet, you’ll be amazed how big (and new and beautiful) the space is.  We’re thrilled that they continue to work with us to make it possible for us to take over so much of their space for so many days.

We’ll continue to offer our Loot Valet service which allows shoppers to leave their purchased items with a volunteer attendant to later drive-up and load their great finds into the car with ease.  No more fretting over a distant parking spot and the idea of carrying everything you want to buy – so Shop Away!  Consignors, we’ll have similar service for consignor drop-off as well.

We’ll also continue with our new faster Check Out System and will have express lanes for frugal shoppers on the fly.  For those of you who are able to stick to your shopping list and walk away with a small armful of treasures, or for the shopper who is limited to a work-day break-time, the Express Lane will make your shopping experience more doable.  Equal treasure finding for all!

Of course, the HIGH QUALITY of the goods being sold and the incredibly affordable prices won’t change a bit, either.  As veteran thrift shoppers, we know how important this aspect is to the success of the sale.  We take great pride in making sure that the items being put on the sale floor are in gently used condition.  The AFFORDABLE prices, well we certainly can’t take any credit for that.  We have been so impressed with the fair and affordable prices consignors pass onto shoppers and believe this is cornerstone to Half-Pint’s continued success.  Half-Pint Resale is only as good as its consignors and we think the world of the folks who Consign with us.

Maternity Clothing

The biggest CHANGE to the sale, other than instituting all kinds of little things that will make your consigning and shopping experience even better, is that new to this sale, we are discontinuing the consignment of maternity clothing.

No, don’t be sad!! We’ll keep all of the essentials you can’t do without (belly bands, maternity tights, and other maternity gear and accessories, as well as nursing bras, tanks, etc.), but we no longer will have the circular racks of maternity clothing.  Here is why: We found that pregnant folks came to shop for baby items and that few really spent much time shopping for Maternity.  Consignors who spent a lot of time nicely hanging and tagging their maternity were walking away with smaller checks, and because we have so much fabulous baby/children items, we want to make ample space for all of the other thousands and thousands of items for sale (so look for specialized round racks at the next sale!)

For those of you who have maternity items to sell or are looking for high quality but budget conscious maternity wear, we have some Great places to recommend.  These stores both have specialized areas for fabulous maternity items and are known for their selection.  You can find out more on our web site in the FAQ!

consignor registration is now open!

Register by March 1 and you can win:

(for new consignors) – Win a pass to wave your consignor fee and a $10 gift certificate to the sale! (2 winners!)

(for returning consignors) – Win a pass for you and one friend to enter a half-hour early into the Volunteer Sale – (1 winner!)

Online Registration Forms

We are going to make registration easy for you!  We again have our super fantastic

New Consignor Registration Form

Returning Consignor Registration Form

ALL CONSIGNORS will receive a 20% Coupon from Oompa (retail store) (which you will receive at check-in).  Last sale, we used our coupon to buy some fabulous gifts for our kiddos, which will eventually end up back at Half-Pint!

Also new in the next week will be an easy-to-print tagging information sheet which we hope more clearly states how to tag and hang (when needed) your items.  We’ll send out a note when it’s completed, so watch for it!

There isn’t any reason to wait!  Register now, and start purging and tagging!

See you at the Sale!
Lisa Seidel and Ellen Carlson, Half-Pint Resale Organizers

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