It doesn’t feel like Fall, and we hope it doesn’t creep up on us too fast. However, you can’t deny that it’s reaching the end of July, AND many of us are starting to think about back to school. We promise to enjoy August, but in the mean time, it wouldn’t hurt to take a few seconds to prepare for what will inevitably come.
Enter Half-Pint Resale. No reason not to take advantage of some summer nights and glass of wine to start going through the basement bins to figure out what you can sell to make room for what you’ll need this fall, and figure out what you need so you can be ready to take advantage of thrifty prices on quality items you need (ok, and want).
First, get the sale on your calendar. We’ll again be holding the sale at the ever Awesome Goodman Community Center, located on the near east side of Madison, in one of our favorite hoods (lots of awesome shops on Atwood Avenue, and situated right on the bike path!) We’ll also continue to have 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 fretting over a distant parking spot – so Shop Away! Consignors, we’ll continue to have similar service for consignor drop-off as well.
And of course, high quality, affordable clothing and items will continue to Rule the Day(s). Two days of the best in Kid’s Thrift.
The Lowdown (Here we go…)
Thursday, September 16
Consignor Item Drop – 1pm-8pm
Friday, September 17
Early Sale for Volunteers Only – 10am-11am (volunteers may bring children to sale)
Early Sale for Consignors Only- 11:30am-12:30pm
Public Sale – 2pm-8pm
Saturday, September 18
Public Sale – 8am-Noon
Half-Price Sale – 1pm-5pm (sale closes from Noon-1pm)
Sunday, September 19th
Non-Sold Item Consignor pick-up – 8:30am-10:00am
Registering to Consign
It’s certainly not too early to register to Consign! Here is what we got for you for our SIXTH Half-Pint Resale, coming up in just nine weeks-
First, we ask that you take a minute to read through the ins and outs of consigning. Read carefully through “what to sell”. Then click, fill out the form, and with another click of the “Woohoo” Button, you’re in. From there, you’ll get an email back with your number (or a confirmation of the number you’ve used in the past if you a Half-Pint Consigning Veteran). Download and print out the tagging template and the Tagging Guidelines and you’re in business. 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.
As in the past, we’ll again be offering Early Registration incentives! Register before August 15th and….
(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!)
There are always ways to partner with Half-Pint! Think that you have something to share with the Half-Pint community? Let us know!
And don’t worry. It might be nine weeks away, but we’re still here, and out and about, taking advantage of the sun. Come see us at Atwood Summerfest!!
And as always, contact us if there is anything you need.
Happy Purging and Tagging!
Lisa Seidel and Ellen Carlson, Half-Pint Resale Organizers