Each season, Jodi and I get questions about pricing items and we get feedback from customers. I am always hesitant to offer suggested prices due to the sensitive nature of a consignor’s items! I am a mom and know when the outfits were worn, to what party, family outing and the favorite toy my children had to have! Pricing is a tricky business. Please do not be offended by my recommendations.
As a general rule, consignors will want to price their items from 1/4 to 1/3 of their original price. If your item is a name brand or boutique, you can price closer to 1/3 of its original price. The most important question that you can ask yourself while pricing is “What would I pay for this?”
A quick note for consignors who have boutique items to sell: Tar Heel Kids Consignment has both consignors and customers who bring and seek out these items. Typically boutique items such as smocked outfits and other specialty boutique brands are priced 1/3 of its original price. Please keep in mind the brand and condition of the item. Boutique brands start at $10 and go up from there. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
The consignors who earn the most money have items priced in the ranges of $5.00 - $15.00 and generally bring a lot of items to sell. A few high quality items will really add up quickly! Remember, Tar Heel Kids Consignment sells toys, baby equipment, nursery items such as cribs, gliders, changing tables and strollers! Always keep in mind that your GOAL is to SELL your items, otherwise, you will be taking it home with you at the end of this sale, so be careful to not overprice.
Exceptions to the rule are outdoor play equipment, strollers, furniture, pack-n-plays, breast pumps, etc. For these items, depending upon condition consignors can price from 1/3 to ½ of original retail.
Here are some guidelines as a starting off point. This is not a complete list, but you should get an idea of price ranges. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact: email@example.com
Boutique Brand: $10 and higher (depending on brand and condition)
Stroller/Single: $10-$65 (depending upon brand)
Stroller/Jog: $35-150 (depending on brand / single or double)
Stroller/High End Brand (Peg Perego) 1/3 to ½ of original price / condition
Exersaucers: $15-$45 (depending upon activities / condition)
Pack-n-Play $25-$65 (depending upon attachments)
Changing Table: $25-$75
Bouncy Seats: $15-$35(depending upon equipment)
Breast Pumps: $35 - $150 (depending upon equipment and brand)
Outdoor equipment is always in high demand, please check toysrus.com
Power Wheel Toys, please check powerwheels.com
If you choose to donate your items, the system will default and discount your item. If you choose NOT to donate your item, you will need to select discount if you would like your items discounted on discount day. I hope this helps you find a pricing rhythm, clean out the closets and take it straight to the bank!