Where is the sale located? Neumann Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., Philadelphia, PA 19148. Sale entrance is on 11th St. between Morris St. and Moore St., a few short blocks from the Passyunk Avenue Fountain. The nearest subway stop is the Tasker-Morris station stop on the Broad Street line. There is a large parking lot at the school.
When is the next sale? The next sale is for FALL and WINTER items and will be held Saturday, October 14, 10am-3pm and Sunday, October 15, 9am-2pm. On Sunday, many items will be 50% off, many items as low as $1.
Is there an entrance fee to shop? No, there is no entry fee to shop the sale.
Can I bring food or beverages in to the sale? No, food and drink are not allowed inside the sale.
What will you have at the sale? Just about everything baby- and kid-related up to age 12. Each sale is unique, and we do not know what items will be offered until the time of the sale.
How can I donate items? Just want to get rid of your stuff? Donate directly to Lilypad, you can drop off during any playgroup, or email us to coordinate a drop-off in South Philly. Donations are accepted year-round. Your donation will go directly toward supporting Lilypad, our community playspace at 1234 S. Broad Street.
What do consignors receive? Consignors can get up to 75% of the selling price by volunteering and 65% without volunteering.
Is there a consignor fee? Yes, a fee of $10 is required when you sign up to sell your items.
What may I sell? You may sell just about anything that is baby- or child-related as long as it is in clean, complete and working condition. This includes maternity items, and baby gear such as strollers, swings, pack’n’plays, and more. Please see Consignor 101 for full details. For the fall/winter sale, we request that you sell winter and fall items. For the summer/spring sale, we request that you sell spring and summer items, as most people are not looking for cold-weather gear at this time.
What can’t I sell? No used stuffed animals. New stuffed animals with tags are allowed. Stuffed animals that are also toys, may be sold. Our sorting team will use their best discretion at consignor ckeck-in. Please see our list on the Consignor 101 page.
Is there a limit to the number of items I may sell? Yes, 0-18 month-old clothing: no more than 50 items in the 0-18 month size range per consignor. No limits on anything else!
How do I tag my items? Please refer to Consignor 101 for full details. It is important you follow the instructions in order to make the sale efficient and accurate. You must use white card stock and clearly legible black ink to print out your tags. All clothing should be on a hanger.
Where do I get hangers? You can purchase baby hangers at the dollar store, IKEA or Burlington Coat Factory. We will also have hangers available for purchase. Email us to purchase via PayPal, with pick up available at Lilypad.
What if I don’t have time to tag my items? TAGGING SERVICE IS SOLD OUT FOR FALL 2017. If you wish to consign, but need help, our tagging service is available to perform all set-up, pricing, tagging of your items and delivery of your items to the sale. Tagging service is available to all register consignors. Email Christina ASAP to request and pay for the tagging service.
How do I price my items? As a general rule, price your items at ¼ to ½ of the original retail price. If an item is new, like-new and name-brand, you can price it higher. If an item has been well loved and not name-brand, it should be priced on the lower end. Also, if you want to avoid bringing anything back home after the sale, price your items to sell. Ask yourself, what would I expect to pay for this item? Price it no more than what you would be willing to pay. Please price items in $1 increments, starting at $2 minimum. Clothing for 0-18 months should be priced at $2-$5 and marked REDUCE.
What happens if I don’t pick up my unsold items? All items that are not picked up by Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 4:30pm will become property of CityKids Consignment Sale and donated to Lilypad, Circle of Hope, Mitzvah Circle, Nationalities Service Center.
What if I do not want to pick up my unsold items? When entering your items into our online tagging service, simply mark, Donate on each item. If you plan to donate your items, please also select, Reduce, so that any items that haven’t sold on the first day of the sale will be marked down to 50% on Sunday, making it more likely they will sell on Sunday – which has the potential to make you more money.
How do I drop off my items? Drop off is Friday, October 13 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. You must select a drop-off slot when you register to consign. When dropping off, you will need your consignor number, phone number and email to check in. Please make sure all your items are on hangers (clothing) or in ziplock bags with tags printed on cardstock. We have found that small items like hats and baby shoes sell better when they are in a ziplock bag. Use scotch tape to tape tags to books and toys. If you are selling multiple small items as a set, e.g. socks with a hat, it is advisable to put them in a bag together so they do not get separated. Make sure toys that have multiple parts are taped together or put in a baggie, as we cannot be responsible for missing pieces. You are responsible for distributing the items around the sales floor. We will have volunteers to help you.
May I have a friend pick-up and/or drop off my items? Yes, friends can drop off and /or pick up your items. Drop off is Friday, October 13 from 5:00pm-8:00pm (specific slot must be scheduled). When dropping off, they will need your consignor number, phone number and email to check you in, and they are responsible for distributing the items around the sales floor. It is important that you put your items in the proper place, as this helps your items sell. We will have volunteers on hand to assist you. Pick-up is Sunday, October 15 between 3:30pm-4:30pm.
When will I receive my consignor check? Checks will be mailed two weeks after the sale.
What methods of payment will you accept at the sale? CASH preferred; credit card with a small fee, also accepted.
How may I shop early? Volunteers get to shop before consignors and the public at the Volunteer pre-sale on Otocber 14 at 8:30-9:30am. We always need volunteers, so please consider signing up for 1 three-hour shift to get in to shop before the crowds.
May I bring my children to the sale? While children are allowed at the sale, we encourage shoppers to come without kids as the sale may be crowded, especially on Saturday morning. If you do bring your child, please keep him or her at your side at all times. Please do not allow them to play with the toys or equipment unless you plan on purchasing them. Strollers must stay outside. There are stairs to get into the sale.
Will you have brand new items or just used items? We definitely get some new items, with tags still attached.
Will you still have the sale if it rains or snows? The sale will go on regardless of the weather. The sale is indoors. Umbrellas may be left outside the sale, at the stroller parking area.
Why are identical items priced differently? Each consignor prices their own items.
May I return an item? No, all sales are final.
How often do you have these sales? Twice a year, typically the spring/summer sale is in March /April and the fall/winter sale is in September/October.
Do I have to be a consignor to volunteer? Anyone can volunteer. We are always in need of more volunteers. Invite teenagers, grandparents and friends! Volunteer shifts are 3 hours each. Only the person who volunteers may attend the Volunteer Pre-Sale if you volunteer for at least 1 shift. Snacks will be provided to all volunteers during their shift.
May I bring my children during my volunteer shift? No, even though volunteering is fun and easy, we cannot accept volunteers who are also watching little ones at the same time. However, you may bring your infant who remains in a sling or carrier, during certain volunteer shifts.
What happens if I don’t show up for the volunteer shift I signed up for? We count on our volunteers to make our sale a success. If you sign up and are unable to fulfill your shift, please remove yourself from the shift as soon as possible so we can fill the spot, as this is an all-volunteer non-profit sale. Just sign in to My Sale Manager, and you can remove or change your shift easily!
May I sign up for more than one volunteer shift? Yes.
Is there a raffle? There is a raffle for volunteers only. The more shifts you work, the more chances you have to win!
Is there off-street parking available? Our sale site has a free onsite parking lot and on-street parking.