Consignment shopping is an excellent way to score incredible deals on like new and gently used items. Sometimes you can even find brand new items and bargain rates. You can buy jewelry, furniture, clothing, and pretty much anything you can think of on consignment, but if you’ve never shopped this way before you may feel out of your element at first. Don’t worry—we have some tips that will help you get into the swing of it and come to love consignment shopping.
Shop Regularly and with Determination
Consignment shops can have new inventory on a daily or near daily basis. If you don’t find the exact item you’re looking for on Monday, it may be there on Wednesday. When you do find something you love, though, don’t hesitate on the purchase. Some consignment shops will hold an item for a short period of time, but you do have to make a relatively quick decision or it will be returned to the floor for the next interested person.
Inspect Items Closely
When people consign furniture, sell jewelry to a shop, or upgrade some other item, chances are that they actually used whatever it was. Even items that were never actually used can have shelf wear or minor imperfections that made them ineligible to be sold in a regular department store. While you can find deals on perfect items, understand that this is more of an exception than a rule. Make sure you’re fine with whatever special personalities your items have before you make a deal so that you aren’t disappointed with your purchase later.
Talk to the Shop Owners or Clerks
Many consignment shops are happy to take down details about what you’re looking for if it isn’t on the floor, and then notify you if something similar becomes available. Don’t be afraid to ask!
Whether you’re interesting in shopping consignment or selling on consignment, come see us at Home Consignment Center. From furniture to jewelry, our inventory is diverse and ever-changing. Call (925) 272-0067 to learn more, or visit us online today!