Step 5: Drop Off Your Items 

 
EVENING appointment slots fill FAST so sign up early!!

Please schedule a 15 min appointment for every 100 items you bring and schedule the appointments back-to-back. Ex: bringing 174 items, schedule 2 appointments, 3:00-3:15pm and 3:15pm-3:30pm.

IF DROP OFF APPOINTMENTS ARE FULL: You can come ANYTIME during drop off hours as a Walk-In! Walk-ins are inspected around other appointments. Please allow extra time as wait time can vary, depending on how many are ahead of you.

Bringing over 700 items? Email julie@tradinghands.net to schedule your drop off. Limited spots available so email early!!


Registration to select MO drop off times opens July 26!

Springfield MO Sale Drop Off Dates

Mon. Aug 26, 2019 4pm-7:45pm 

Tues. Aug 27, 2019 9am-7:45pm    

      

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Drop-Off - Missouri


Registration to select IL sale drop off times opens Aug 19, 2019!!

Springfield IL Sale Drop Off Dates

Mon. Sept 16, 2019  4pm-7:45 pm 

Tues. Sept 17, 2019  9am-7:45pm


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Drop-Off - Illinois

HOW DROP-OFF WORKS:

1) When you arrive for your appointment, check-in at our Consignor Check-In station, inside the front door.


  • You will sign-in, Team Members helping during the sale will register for door prizes (MO)and you will receive your PreSale armbands.  DO NOT lose these wristbands.  NO replacements are given. **You will receive Presale Passes when you drop off your items! If you do NOT drop off items, you will not receive Presale Passes**
  • You may then begin bringing items in.  We have a limited number of rolling racks and carts.  You are welcome to bring a dolly, wagon, etc.
  • If you drop-off without an appointment, you will be considered a walk-in. You can drop off ANYTIME during drop off hours as a Walk-In. Your items will be inspected by the next available Inspector, around scheduled appointments.

2) Inspection:

PLEASE organize clothing/shoes by size & gender PRIOR to Drop-OFF! Other sections like toys, baby supplies, etc need to be grouped together for easy drop off!!

  • ALL TAGGING MUST BE COMPLETE PRIOR TO ARRIVING FOR DROP OFF! We do not have the space to accommodate tagging.
  • Check-in with the Inspector at an open Inspection Station.
  • NEW CHANGES FOR FALL 2019: Your Inspector will check CLOTHING items your bring in.  Once inspected, YOU will place your clothing items on the clothing racks. Any items not meeting our guidelines will be returned to you or donated.  
  • As your Inspector checks clothing, YOU will take your other items: shoes, baby supplies, toys, games, books, etc to THOSE AREAS and placed in the labeled bins in that section. They will NOT be inspected at an Inspection Table. Instead, the Inspector in each section will check your items as they are put away. Any item that does NOT pass inspection will be pulled and returned to you at pick up.
  • Any item tagged incorrectly can be corrected at our Retag Station.

    

Your items will be inspected for:

  • stains, spots, tears, excessive wear, odor/pet hair, missing buttons, zippers, recalled items, etc.
  • Proper tag placement and tag securely attached.
  • We reserve the right to pull additional items during the sale week.
  • Items we cannot inspect, such as bagged items, boxed toys, games/puzzles, DVDs/video games or electronics that plug in, must include all pieces, be in working order and not stained/defective

If any items are found to be defective or missing pieces after inspection or after purchase, 30% of the item's value will be deducted from the consignor's check and item will be pulled from sales floor.

 

2) Next Stop: Large Items Tagging Station

If you have Large items, such as outside climbers, baby swings, large toys, etc, they will receive a large item tag, in addition to your consignor tag.  At the Large Item Tagging Station,  a Team Member will assist you in filling out this tag and securing it to each item.  BE PREPARED TO FILL OUT THE TAG(S) FOR YOUR LARGE ITEMS.

 Please bring any necessary tools to assemble items.

 

WHEN ALL YOUR ITEMS ARE CHECKED-IN, YOU ARE FREE TO GO! 

Tips for a speedy Drop-Off:

  • Scheduling a Drop-Off appointment is recommended.  You will schedule a 15 min. appt for every 100 items you are bringing.  Please schedule consecutively, if possible.  Bringing over 700 items?  Contact julie@tradinghands.net to schedule your appointment.
  • Bring necessary tools for assembly of large items.
  • Please arrange clothing/shoes by size and gender, and divide other items (books, toys, baby supplies, etc) before Drop-Off.
  • We have a limited number of rolling racks and carts.  You are welcome to bring a cart, wagon, dolly, etc to assist you.
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YOU will now be placing clothing on the sale racks and other items in bins in their sections.

 Please group toys and other sale items by catergory, to help us quickly place items on sales floor:

  • Action figures, trains, arts & crafts, barbies, games, puzzles, baby supplies, bedding, etc. 
  • Books will be grouped: Soft books, board books, pre-k, early readers, chapter books, youth books, parenting.
  • Baby items: monitors, feeding items, receiving blankets, bedding, bathing items, etc.