Frequently Asked Questions:
What exactly is a consignment sale?
A consignment sale has over 200 families that sell their new and gently used items. These consignors prepare, tag, and price their items. MBC runs the sale and returns any un-sold items to the consignors. Usually a consignment sale is open to the public for three days in which the last day typically has items marked half price.
Who should attend?
Anyone looking for quality items at discount prices! Admission is free, so come check us out!!
What can shoppers typically find at a MBC children’s sale?
Shoppers can find new and gently used items: clothing (all-seasons, sizes preemie thru pre-teen), toys, games, books, puzzles, shoes, costumes, room décor, arts & crafts supplies, nursing & feeding supplies, diapering & potty training supplies, diaper bags, infant slings, strollers, car seats, high chairs, exersaucers, bassinets, pack-n-plays, large climbing toys, bikes, wagons, nursery furniture, and much more! You can get an idea of what is at a sale by looking at the pictures on the “Photos” page.
Where is the MBC Sale located? Is there a storefront/permanent location?
Although MBC does not own a store, we rent the Maize Recreation Commission’s multi-purpose room three weeks a year.
How often are sales?
MBC has three children’s sales a year: early April, last week of July, and second week of November.
How much does a consignor earn?
Consignors at MBC start out at 70% retaining, but can earn up to 80% by volunteering, donating food and sale supplies, and/or providing a service. For example, if a consignor sells $100 worth of items and has 70% retaining, they earn $70. At 80% retaining, the consignor would earn $80.
Does it cost anything to be a consignor?
Yes. There is a $10 non-refundable consignor registration fee.
How do I get barcodes for my tags?
There are several options to create barcoded tags. MBC partners with TagIt which has two different computer programs that help create your tags: TagIt (costs $19.95, but with code MBCKS5 there is a $5 discount) and TagItLite (a free program with basic functions). Consignors may also choose to use a simple excel form that after submitted to MBC, provides a PDF of the consignor’s tags, including barcodes.
My friend and I want to consign…can we put our items under one number?
No. MBC gives consignors many opportunities to earn more money by getting higher retaining percentages. Consignors who help with the sale are “rewarded”. Please do not abuse this special opportunity by consigning other’s items under your number.
I have more questions…who should I contact?
PLEASE contact me (Joanna, sale owner) with any questions! I am here to help. The best way to reach me is via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).