It’s that time again! It’s hard to think about fall and winter, but you know it’s coming, so better to be prepared for it than to pretend it isn’t coming. And Half-Pint is so fun, it’s worth thinking about even if it means snowsuits.
We hope you already have it on your calendar – but if you don’t, add the 12th Annual Half-Pint Resale to your September calendar! We’re excited to have our fourth sale at the awesome and spacious Madison Curling Club.
Have you been to Half-Pint Resale? It’s the area’s largest children’s consignment sale, with items for kids ages 0-12, pregnant mommas, and new parents. With tens of thousands of items sold in just three days, local families can put their gently used goods back into the community and some money back in their pockets, and shoppers get great deals, knowing that their dollars are heading right back into the community. Because of our commitment to the community, we’re a member of Dane Buy Local and hope to introduce you to other great local, independent and community-centered businesses through their wide network.
Let’s get the sale on your calendar – a several hour volunteer presale (allowing for folks to vary when they arrive, and how long they stay), a bit later consignor presale (making it easier to come after you or your partner’s work day), and a FULL DAY OF SATURDAY PUBLIC SALE SHOPPING that starts earlier in the morning for your thrifty early-birds, and extends late enough into the evening that allows you to spend the daytime with your fam, and your early evening catching bargains – AND NOW OPEN EVEN LATER until 7pm! Finally, you can find even more good deals running into Sunday during the Half-Price sale. For those of you shop our presales, we highly recommend taking a second look at the sale post the presales because there are things you’ll never see until they are unearthed!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For those of you who are new to consigning, check out the Consigning area of our website for loads of info that will explain how it all works, and learn about all of the fabulous perks of consigning including 70% of your sales (the highest of any other consignment sale in the area and always 70% whether or not you volunteer), and a special pre-sale all for you!. New this sale, consignors are allowed to bring children to the Consignor Presale as needed (see the Consignor page for guidelines).
Make sure you look through the Tagging Guidelines and our What to Sell documents on this same page. Need an extra nudge? Find out why consigning impacts your community here AND communities half-way across the world and read what other folks are saying about Half-Pint.
For you veteran consignors, make sure you note that all tags must be printed with the newer Tag Template (new as of Spring 2012), and that all tags must have barcodes, printed using our online system.
Barcodes you say? Once you are registered through our online system, you be able to print out barcodes that correspond with your specific Consignor Number and the Price. Barcodes are then copied easily onto labels. Labels are affixed to a tag, giving you the flexibility to tag with a glass of wine in front of the TV or with a gaggle of friends (you can see where our priorities continue to lie, hey?). Don’t worry, we spell it all out for you on our consignor page and in the pdf “How to Half-Pint”.
And guess what? Choose to donate any goods not sold post sale to the non-profits that Half-Pint supports and you will be automatically registered for a chance to win an overnight stay at the Hyatt Place Madison/Downtown!
NEW CONSIGNOR REGISTRATION
(only for those who have NEVER been assigned a Half-Pint Consignor #)
RETURNING CONSIGNOR REGISTRATION
(for anyone who has EVER been assigned a Half-Pint Consignor #)
Your number is the same number you have always had, minus any letters (that were part of our old system).
Your password is the last name which you registered with at the last sale.
Having problems logging in? Contact us and we’ll help!)
Volunteer! Want in during that first presale? We have a lot of fun, so you should Join us! (Registration opens 7/22/13 at 10am)
Help us spread the word about the sale! Printable Posters, postcards and more.
Be a HALF-PINT SUPPORTER! Want to get the word out about your family-friendly business/non-profit to area families? Find out more!
If you haven’t already, make sure you join our email list and friend us on Facebook so that you can get in on fun contests and find more ways to get your pre-Half-Pint fix!
We’re going to have so much fun this fall, you really won’t want to be left out.
We’re excited to see y’all again!
-EC and LS