It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas??

Not yet…  but it IS consignment sale season!!!

I look forward to the consignment sales and have put together a small list of good tips to follow when buying. I’d love to hear tips you’ve learned over the years too!

1. Have a game plan: Make a list of specifics you are looking for and head to those areas first. The consignment selling area can get overwhelming due to the large amounts of items. So knowing where to go will save you a big headache and will help you not buy things you really don’t need.

2. Don’t get overwhelmed by the amount of moms rummaging through items and pushing you out of the way. How you ask? Breathe and stick to your game plan! They are just wanting to find a good deal, just like you.

3. Check out the quality of the items! Some consignment sales have better quality control than others. Look for missing buttons, zippers that aren’t working, frays, and especially stains. It’s not a good deal if you have to go home and fix a button or treat and wash the shirt! However, a tricyle that was left a little dirty might be a great find if you go home and wash it a little.

4. Go early! The good stuff goes fast!! BUT on the other hand, try the Saturday sales too because many items go 1/2 price!

5. This goes with #4 tip- if you really want to get in their early try consigning your unused items or volunteer to work a shift. Sellers and volunteers get to shop before the general public.

There are so many upcoming consignment sales that it was impossible to sit here and list all the times, dates, and other important information. You will find a “cheat sheet” version below. All the specifics can be found at http://www.thebargainwatcher.com

Happy Shopping and don’t get run over by the garbage can ladies at the Kidsignments Sale!!

Toads and Teacups Consignment Sale

7/23/2008

Buford

GA

Gwinnett/Hall

Walton Kids Spring/Summer Consignment Sale

7/24/2008

Bethlehem

GA

Walton, Barrow, Gwinnett

The GREAT Kids Sale

7/30/2008

Cumming

GA

Forsyth, North Fulton, Milton, Gwinnett, Cherokee

Lollipop Kid’s Fall/Winter Consignment Sale

7/31/2008

Jefferson

GA

Jackson,Gwinnett,Hall,Barrow,Banks

Tadpoles Childrens’ & Maternity FALL & WINTER Back to School Sale

8/2/2008

Duluth

GA

Gwinnett

Fairy Dust Children’s Consignment Sale

8/7/2008

Buford

GA

Gwinnett/ Hall

Newport Baby and Kid Consignment Sale

8/13/2008

Flowery Branch

GA

Gwinnett, Hall

Small Ones Consignment Sale

8/13/2008

Dacula

GA

Gwinnett

TLC Children’s Consignment Sale

8/14/2008

Sugar Hill

GA

Gwinnett

Cannon Kids Consignment Sale

8/15/2008

Snellville

GA

Gwinnett

Kidsignments – Gwinnett Co. Fairgrounds

8/19/2008

Lawrenceville

GA

Gwinnett

MARY & MICHELLE’S CLOTHESLINE

8/19/2008

Buford

GA

Gwinnett

BOUTIQUE ARMOIRE – GWINNETT

8/19/2008

Duluth

GA

Gwinnett, Fulton

The Northside Consignment Sale

8/20/2008

Alpharetta

GA

Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth

Mtn Park MOPS Fall Consignment Sale

8/21/2008

Stone Mountain

GA

Gwinnett, Dekalb

NORCROSS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY CONSIGNMENT SALE

8/21/2008

NORCROSS

GA

GWINNETT, Fulton, dekalb

Good Stewards Consignment Sale

8/21/2008

Dacula

GA

Gwinnett

Wee Onez Consignment Sale

8/21/2008

Winder

GA

Barrow, Gwinnett

MOPS CONSIGNMENT SALE-GAINESVILLE,GA

8/23/2008

Gainesville

GA

Hall,Lumpkin,White,Jackson, Gwinnett,Habersham

Westminster Preschool Fall Consignment Sale

8/27/2008

Snellville

GA

Gwinnett

Kids-N-Moms Consignment Sale

9/11/2008

Lawrenceville

GA

Gwinnett, Hall, Barrow

Between Friends’ Consignment Sale

9/12/2008

Lawrenceville

GA

Gwinnett

North Metro FBC MOPS Consignment Sale

9/12/2008

Lawrenceville

GA

Gwinnett, Hall, Barrow, Forsyth, North Fulton

Jack & Jill Kids Sale

9/25/2008

Suwanee

GA

Gwinnett

 

Kid’s Closet at Winters Chapel Methodist Church

 

 

9/25/2008

Dunwoody

GA

Gwinnett, Dekalb, Fulton

PERIMETER KIDS SALE

10/16/2008

John’s Creek

GA

Fulton, South Forsyth, gwinnett, Dekalb

 

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