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Consignment Shopping for Beginners

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Consignment Shopping for Beginners

Are you new to the world of consignment shopping? If so, then you may not yet be familiar with the countless benefits that come from buying furniture or jewelry from your local Bay Area consignment store. Here is our helpful guide to consignment shopping for beginners.

Differences from One Consignment Store to Another

An important point to establish early on when it comes to outlining consignment shopping to a beginner is that no two stores are alike, thanks to the process by which they buy furniture or jewelry. In order to make sure that you won’t be wasting your time—or money—when visiting a consignment shop, look for stores that have a solid reputation and many locations around town. Be sure to also inspect the quality of items while you browse, since standards vary from buyer to buyer.

 Economic and Environmental Benefits

Consignment shopping revolves around the concept of a customer selling furniture or jewelry to the store and eventually receiving a percentage of the profit once that item is purchased by a second customer. This process offers tremendous benefits to the environment, lowering the carbon footprint of both seller and buyer. It also offers fabulous financial savings to those who buy furniture from a consignment shop.

 Strategies for Finding Fabulous Items

If you’re on the hunt for something specific, then don’t be shy about calling a store that consigns furniture before visiting them. Be sure to also ask when stores are most likely to put out merchandise so that you can be the first to see new items. If you find something you love, don’t hesitate in buying it since successful consignment stores have a high turnaround rate for furniture and other items.

 If you’re curious to learn more about how you can buy furniture or consign furniture at the Home Consignment Center, then visit one of our six Bay Area locations today. We also consign jewelry and have a large collection of engagement rings, luxury watches, and heirloom jewelry for you to explore. Call us today at (925) 272-0067 to find out how buying from a consignment store can help you boost the look of your home and your jewelry box.

Consignment Shopping for Beginners

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

A Beginner's Guide to Consignment Shopping

Are you new to the world of consignment shopping? If so, then you may not yet be familiar with the countless benefits that come from buying furniture or jewelry from your local Bay Area consignment store. Here is our helpful guide to consignment shopping for beginners.

Differences from One Consignment Store to Another

An important point to establish early on when it comes to outlining consignment shopping to a beginner is that no two stores are alike, thanks to the process by which they buy furniture or jewelry. In order to make sure that you won’t be wasting your time—or money—when visiting a consignment shop, look for stores that have a solid reputation and many locations around town. Be sure to also inspect the quality of items while you browse, since standards vary from buyer to buyer.

 Economic and Environmental Benefits

Economic and Environmental Benefits

Consignment shopping revolves around the concept of a customer selling furniture or jewelry to the store and eventually receiving a percentage of the profit once that item is purchased by a second customer. This process offers tremendous benefits to the environment, lowering the carbon footprint of both seller and buyer. It also offers fabulous financial savings to those who buy furniture from a consignment shop.

Strategies for Finding Fabulous Items

If you’re on the hunt for something specific, then don’t be shy about calling a store that consigns furniture before visiting them. Be sure to also ask when stores are most likely to put out merchandise so that you can be the first to see new items. If you find something you love, don’t hesitate in buying it since successful consignment stores have a high turnaround rate for furniture and other items.

 

If you’re curious to learn more about how you can buy furniture or consign furniture at the Home Consignment Center, then visit one of our six Bay Area locations today. We also consign jewelry and have a large collection of engagement rings, luxury watches, and heirloom jewelry for you to explore. Call us today at (925) 272-0067 to find out how buying from a consignment store can help you boost the look of your home and your jewelry box.

New to Consignment Shops? Getting the Most Out of Your Shopping Experience

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

New to Consignment Shops Getting the Most Out of Your Shopping Experience

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!