I’m back from my first consignment run – and it was fun! Now – I will say – it was not what I was expecting. I was expecting a line of women at the door, ready to race to the racks for the goods. Nope – we were first in line just 18 minutes before the doors opened. Hmmm… but it was the first time this was in our area so people didn’t know about it yet. Bad for the organizers, good for us!
So if I was expecting a baby – this would be the place to go! They had a Chic.co stroller, car seat, and base for $120 and all of it was in great condition. I would never buy a used car seat because I worry about things like that, but hey – I’m not judging those who would. It was one heck of a deal for someone in the market for such a thing. They had tons of jumpers, bouncy seats, push toys, etc. All the things I bought brand new could have been bought at this event for a fraction of the price. Again – for those expecting their first baby, there were lots of deals to be had.
I went straight for the clothes. I have high standards when it comes to clothing because I take great care of Matthew’s current clothes. If he gets anything on them that could cause a stain, I soak them, pre-wash them, and then wash them on gentle. Heck, I still use Dreft because – well – it smells good and has done a good job so far. HA! So I wanted clothing that was in terrific condition and without stains. I found some good stuff. I bought 6 pairs of PJ’s – two with the tags still on them. My sister puts her kids in a fresh pair of PJ’s each night and she convinced me to do the same – so we always need jammies! I got plenty to move into for the next size. I also got an awesome sweater (baby G.ap), a great t-shirt (gym.boree), a playsuit (Gym.boree), another little t-shirt, a pair of G.ap pants, and a pair of Old Nav.y jeans. The major “find” was that skull and crossbones sweater – I would have considered paying close to full price for that at G.ap because I think it’s that cute. Seriously!
Where I think I got pretty great deals was in the toy section. I picked up a couple wooden puzzles, a wooden clock, and a wooden tool set – all Melis.sa and D.oug brand. I got a bag of 3 “thingamajigs” (I have no idea how to spell that!), and I just get a kick out of those little things! I got a ball toss toy (B will love that) and a life vest. The life vest still has the tags on it and it was $5. I have no idea what those sell for IRL, but $5 seemed fair.
I got it all for $91. I think that’s a good deal! I probably could have done better on some of the toys ($7 for the clock when it retails for $15 or so), but it was a pretty fun time and cost less than regular or even sale prices!
Steal of the day, though, FOR SURE – is that sweater 😉
August 10, 2012 at 12:13 am
Score!! Sounds like you got some great deals…
August 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm
Sweet! Looks like a good day of shopping! I’m also very picky about the clothes I buy at consignment. I’m all for getting a good deal, but I don’t want my kids to run around looking like rag-a-muffins. 🙂
August 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm
Ha ha ha! I agree 100%!
August 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm
Great haul! I can’t wait to go out and do this again soon. I got a ton of great stuff for HGB through thrift shopping.
August 10, 2012 at 11:17 pm
I’m going again tomorrow!
August 11, 2012 at 7:39 am
That does it! I’m going too!