Sale Rules & Registration Link

Sale Location

Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton Street, Winchester, MA 01890

Sale Chairs

Marie Larose 617-816-3836 mabfun01@yahoo.com
Heather Burnside 781-526-9704 heatherlee1311@gmail.com
Nancy Cappiello 617-448-2935 cappy5668@gmail.com

Hall & Seller set up Friday night before sale day – 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

  • All items to be sold must be brought in to the sale Friday night; there is no bring in items on Saturday am.

Seller/Worker pre shopping # 1 – Friday night (before sale) 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm 

  • (We must be cleaned up and out of the hall by 10:00 pm)

Sale organization & preparedness – Saturday am 6:00 am – 6:45 am 

  •  (Prepping tables, organizing, etc)

Seller/Worker Shopping # 2 – Saturday 7:00 am – 7:45 am 

  • (We must be done shopping & checked out by 8:00 am)

Early Shopping for members of MMOTA & Founding Chapter – 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Open to the public – 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Registration is open to the first 40 people

There are two ways to complete your registration:

  • Fill out the form online and you will be registered automatically, shortly thereafter you will receive an email containing your information to register with My Consignment Manager (MyCM)
  • Print out the form, fill in the information and mail it to the treasurer.

Sellers Registration Fees are as follows;

  • Working Member Seller (work both Friday night & Saturday) $15.00
    • Membership Dues for the current club year must be paid in full prior to registration to be considered a Member Seller.
  • Non Member Working Seller – $20.00
    • Person who works Friday night & Saturday but is not a member of Founding Chapter
  • Drop off Seller – $20.00
    • Items dropped off Friday night and either pick up or donated on Saturday

If, after registering and pre-paying, Seller is unable to sell at the Sale, Seller may withdraw their registration up to ten (10) days before the sale date & obtain a refund of the Registration Fee. If Seller withdraws their registration less than ten (10) days before the Sale, Seller forfeits their registration fee, and no refund will be given.

Fees to be paid via PayPal or check payable to Founding Chapter & mailed to the treasurer.

Sale Proceeds are as follows;

  • Working Member Sellers receive 90% sales proceeds.
  • Non-Member Sellers receive 80% of sales proceeds.
  • Drop-Off Sellers receive 50% of sales proceeds.

Once you have registered as a Seller with Founding Chapter, you will receive a Seller Number from a Sale Chairperson (your Seller Number will not change from sale to sale). You will use this number to register with My Consignment Manager (MyCM) on our personalized entry page. In order to use MyCM, you will need the following:

  • A computer
  • A printer (no dot matrix)
  • A tagging gun and barbs (see below for details on how to purchase these items)
  • White 60#, 65# or 67# cardstock which can be purchased at any office supply store, Target, Wal-Mart, etc.

Any tags not printed on the appropriate cardstock will be removed from the salesfloor.

As a quality control measure, we will be inspecting any and all tags to ensure they will scan at checkout.  Any items tags that were improperly printed or do not scan will be removed from the floor.

MyCM will allow you to “tag” single items like strollers or multiple items all at once. For example, if you have 20 size 3T t-shirts, you only need to enter the item once, click quantity-20, and you have “tagged” all 20 shirts. Once you have entered your items, print your tags directly from the system.

Tagging supplies are available for purchase and pick up from the Chairpersons. Prices for supplies are as follows:

  • Tagging Guns – $14.00
  • Tagging Barbs – No cost if gotten through the club

Tagging guns and barbs may also be purchased at:

Joslin Displays   10 Upton Drive, Suite #8   Wilmington, MA 1-800-325-1030
www.joslindisplays.net

Price tags must be attached to clothing, shoes and accessories by tagging gun barbs, string or pins.

Price tags must be attached to equipment, toys, books, etc. with heavy tape. Do NOT tape over the barcode of the tag. This makes it impossible for the tag to be scanned for accounting purposes. Please note that MyCM tags will not be returned to Sellers. Sellers will be able to view an online inventory report showing all sold and unsold items.

Untagged items: If circumstances permit, an attempt will be made to find out to whom the item belongs and how much to charge the buyer. If the Seller cannot be located, the item will be set aside and NOT sold.

Please note that the new tags from MyCM will not be available to be returned to Sellers. You will be able to view an inventory report online showing all your items.

All items must be priced in dollars and 25-cent increments

As for how much to price items, individual members are solely responsible for setting the prices for their items. However, keep in mind that both club members and the general public are shopping for bargains, cannot try on any clothing or test out equipment, and all items are final sale. That being said, the general rule of thumb for pricing clothing for newcomers are as follows:

  • Shirts/Sweaters $1.00 – $4.00
  • Pants/Skirts $1.00 – $5.00
  • Dresses $2.00 – $8.00
  • Coats/Jackets $3.00 – $10.00
  • Shoes/Sneakers $1.00 – $5.00
  • Boots $2.00 – $7.00
  • Hats/Mittens/Gloves $0.50 – $3.00

Used equipment is often priced at one half (or less) of its original purchase price. These prices are not set in stone; this is only a general guide for Sellers who are unsure of pricing. Bear in mind that the higher the price, the higher quality and better the condition the item should be. Another thing to keep in mind while pricing is that some Sellers price their items on the lower end of the scale to ensure that their items will sell quickly.

In addition to the seasonal items, drop side cribs, car seats more than 3 years old, stuffed animals, used pacifiers, bottles with used nipples, used undergarments, recalled or defective items, maternity clothes, beds, cribs, large furniture.

Tables are available for displaying toys, books, videos, bedding, and accessories. Hanging racks (Sellers must supply their own hangers).are available for displaying coats, party dresses, special occasion clothing, twin sets, costumes.

Clothing tables will be organized more effectively for our shoppers; tables will be sorted by size/gender, we will be asking sellers and workers to sort clothing (tops with tops, bottoms with bottoms, p.j.’s with p.j.’s). This will make it easier for our shoppers to shop our tables, it will help our sellers get their items into the hands of the shoppers & it is easier to organize.

All items must be labeled with the correct size on the tag.

No ripped or stained clothing, if clothing is found with rips or stains it will be removed from the sales floor and not allowed to be sold.

Large equipment such as cribs, high chairs, strollers, large toys, etc. are kept in a separate area, There is NO large equipment holding area, buyers may bring items to car if needed and re-enter the sale to continue shopping.

Please be sure to distribute your items to the correct sales area.

For items in zip-lock bags, all seals should be stapled, barbed or taped so items cannot be removed.

All items must be in good, saleable condition. Saleable condition includes but is not limited to:

  • All items should be cleaned prior to being brought into the Sale.
  • Items should not be ripped, stained, soiled or otherwise damaged.
  • Games and puzzles should not be missing pieces.
  • Equipment should not be missing straps or other pieces that make the item unusable or unsafe.

Please do not bring items to sell if you would not put it on your own child (ren). Please inspect your items at home before bringing them to the Sale. All items must be in good condition. All items (not only clothing) will be inspected. If clothing cannot be worn or equipment cannot be used upon purchase, then it is NOT a sellable item. At the discretion of the Sale Co-Chairpersons, any item that does not pass quality control or is not properly tagged will be pulled from the selling floor and an “x” marked on the tag. There have been complaints from previous sales where people buy an item that, on closer inspection, is in disrepair or unusable.

Only season-appropriate items may be sold at the sale. Because of space constraints, we simply are unable to accommodate every single item that Sellers may want to sell. While there ARE children that ice skate in the summer and swim in the winter, MOST children do not need these types of items in the off seasons. We do not have the space to accommodate off-season items. If you have questions about whether an item is season appropriate, please contact one of the Sale Chairpersons. The following lists are inclusive but not limited in the types of items that may NOT be sold at the fall and spring sales:

The following lists are inclusive but not limited in the types of items that may NOT be sold at the fall and spring sales:

Fall Sale

  • NO Bathing Suits
  • NO Shorts
  • NO Sandals
  • NO Summer Hats
  • NO Outdoor Play Structures/Outdoor Swings
  • NO Bikes/Cozy Coupes
  • NO Roller-skates/Rollerblades

Spring Sale

  • NO Winter Coats/Snow pants
  • NO Winter Boots
  • NO Winter Hats/Mittens
  • NO Heavy Sweaters/Turtlenecks
  • NO Skis/Ice Skates
  • NO Sleds
  • NO Halloween Costumes

Again, these lists are a guide as to the types of things that should not be brought to the Fall and Spring Sales and are not intended to be all-inclusive. Should you have questions about whether an item is season appropriate, please contact one of the Sale Chairpersons. Items that are deemed by the Sale Chairpersons to be not season appropriate will be removed from the sales floor.

It is the Seller’s responsibility to check all items on the recall list at the US Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) before bringing an item to the Sale. Please do not attempt to sell recalled or defective merchandise at the sale. Selling defective or recalled items is not fair or responsible to the general public, club members and MMOTA-Founding Chapter. Moreover, reselling recalled items is a civil/criminal offense and will not be tolerated.

When you click ACCEPT, you are agreeing to the following;

I, the undersigned, agree to not knowingly sell products that exceed lead limits set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) or to sell recalled products.  I have checked my items on the CPSC website (www.cpsc.gov) database of recalled items. I will not sell products that are likely to have lead content, such as children’s jewelry, painted wooden or metal toys, or flimsily made toys that are easily breakable into small parts.

Car Seats

Please do not attempt to sell an unsafe car seat. Any car seat that has been in a car wreck, fender-bender, or is more than three (3) years past the manufacture date, will not be allowed for resale. There are new regulations and recalls regarding the safety of these types of items. For more information about recalled car seats, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Recall Website.

Sale proceed checks will be issued approximately one (1) week after the sale, example of a working members check;

Gross sale — $100.00

Less 10% — $10.00

Seller check amount — $90.00

There will be an area for donations. If your donation is tax deductible, receipts are available. Items put into the donation area are for that purpose only. Members are not allowed to rummage through donated items for their taking.

Payment terms are as follows members can pay by cash, check or credit, all other shoppers can pay by cash or credit card only. If there is a question please ask a sales chair.

There will be a fee of $30.00 for any returned checks.

MMOTA-Founding Chapter is not responsible for any item unaccounted for, damaged, missing or placed in the donation area at the end of the Sale and will not reimburse any Seller for any such item.

The following guidelines will help you prepare for our sale:

Clothing

  • All clothing needs to be carefully inspected.
  • Clothing cannot be stained, soiled, faded, pilled, torn, have holes, missing buttons or snaps, broken zippers or clothing that has unpleasant odors.
  • Freshly launder all garments removing all stains.
  • Zip all zippers, fasten and snap all snaps.
  • Replace missing buttons and button all items.
  • Place all small accessories to be sold with the outfit (hair accessory, belts, socks and tights) in a Ziploc bag and secure with packaging tape. Including these items with the outfit will allow you to increase the selling price.
  • Loose items like socks, small accessories and small toys should be placed inside a Ziploc bag, taped securely shut with the tag taped on the outside of the bag.

Shoes & Boots

  • Shoes must be clean on top and bottom with no major signs of wear and have no scuffing (Scuffs can be removed from shoes with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
  • Shoes need to be attached to each other. The most secure way to do this is with small zip ties.
  • Shoes that can’t be zip tied can easily be placed in Ziploc bags. Be sure to tape the bag securely closed to prevent them from being removed from the bags.
  • Shoes have a tendency to become separated and their tags so proper care in tagging is very important.

Toys

  • All toys must be clean. It is best to clean in all crevices, and remove any scuffing, debris, marking, stickers etc.
  • All toys must be in working order and include all working parts.
  • ALL battery operated must have batteries and will be tested to see that they are in working order.
  • The items will sell faster and for more money if the seller can see exactly how the item works.
  • Smaller and infant toys should be sold in Ziploc Bags to keep them together. Attach the tag to the outside of the bag.
  • All items with multiple pieces must be secured, all pieces be tapped and fully assembled.
  • All puzzles must have all pieces included.
  • Board games, etc. must include all pieces (please tape boxes closed and tape price tag to the box)

Bedding

  • Must be freshly laundered.
  • Free of stains, rips, and tears.
  • All pieces of bedding must be included or stated as otherwise.
  • Place all bedding and blankets in a large clear bag. If the original package is not available, we recommend XL and XXL sized Ziploc bags (these can be found at the Dollar store, Wal-Mart and Target). Securely Attach tag with clear packing tape to the outside of bag.  Be sure that the bag is securely shut.

Large Equipment Items

  • Must be in Gently Used Condition.
  • These items must be Clean, Free from Wear and Tear, as well as Extensive Sun Damage and Fading.
  • These items must be in compliance with all safety guidelines and not be recalled. Be sure to check the CPSC website or Google to find out if an item has been recalled or has safety issues.
  • It is recommended that you assemble all large items at the time of your drop-off. These large items will sell quicker for top $ if shoppers can see what the item looks like fully assembled.
  • Make sure that all parts, pieces are included.

Multi Piece Tagging

If you have a large item with multiple pieces that might get separated we ask that you multi tag it. Only print a tag for the main part then put a piece of masking tape on the extra pieces and label them with your consigner number and a number identifying each piece. (1 of 4, 2 of 4, etc.).

Large ticket items like strollers, hi-chairs, swings, pack & plays, bouncers, excersaucers, pack and plays, play structures, etc. usually sell within the first few minutes of the sale.

All Other Items

Make sure to thoroughly clean and inspect all other items.

Be sure you have included and securely attached and tagged all pieces appropriately.  

Please notes that if the tag falls off or gets lost we cannot sell the item(s) unless the appropriate tag with the matching description is found.

Use your discretion when preparing all items for sale.

If you wouldn’t buy it, if you wouldn’t let your child play with it, then you shouldn’t sell it.