Let me start off by saying I never thought I'd enjoy the whole "consignment sale" thing. I was really skeptical and the thought of putting my child in used clothing, from someone I didn't know, sort of grossed me out. I'm being completely honest here.
Please don't think I have judged others who have shopped consignment sales, because I have not. It was just something I didn't think was for me.
That being said.
For quite some time now, I've noticed a few bloggers writing about their latest and greatest consignment hauls. And? I was intrigued.
This past weekend, there was a consignment sale somewhat near my area, so I decided to see what the hype is all about.
Here's my haul...
Isn't this adorable? It's a GIRAFFE growth chart! Brand new, for $1. Yep. Pretty awesome. And? It matches our unconceived baby #2's nursery bedding perfectly!!
And for Lincoln...
What you see here, is 3 bottoms and 3 tops. One of those being a GAP sweater for $5. I was really hoping to get him a few more things, however, being a boy, and the size he is in, my selections were really limited.
I also found a 1983 Cabbage Patch doll new in the box for $10. I bought it. It seemed fairly cheap for a Cabbage Patch doll. I'm going to look into selling it on ebay.
My grand total? $29.63
There was absolutely more I could have purchased for Lincoln, but not in my price range. I think it's especially important to know your brands and prices before you go to something like this. For example, I saw many Gymboree graphic t shirts for $10. Used. I can pay LESS than this when they are having a sale, or by using coupons at the store.
Overall, I enjoyed the experience. Would I go again? Of course! I think maybe I'd try to hit up the pre-sale next time. Maybe I'd have better luck with boys clothing. I am really interested in being a seller when we are done having kids.
Have you checked out your local fall consignment sale? The one I visited was Just Between Friends. They're nationwide!