Below are the four most common questions from consignors.
Q. Can you tell me the basics of your system?
We work with the consignor to decide on a price.
Upon sale, the consignor recieves 50% of the sale price.
We have a 60-day consignment period.
Items are reduced by 10% after 30 days.
After 45 days, they are reduced by 20%
We accept merchandise by appointment only.
Q. Do I need to clean my furniture before consigning?
Yes, we want to give all items that come into our shop the highest possible chance to sell. In order to do this, we require that all items be cleaned before coming in to the shop.
We expect all upholstered items to be thoroughly vacuumed and free of stains.
Dresser drawers must be vacuumed and free of debris.
Lamps must have lamp shades, and the shades must be in good shape.
Accent/throw rugs must be laundered. Area rugs must be free of stains and odors. We will not accept rugs that have obvious signs of wear.
Framed art should be free of dust and the glass should be clean.
Q. Are there any items you do not accept?
We do not accept small electrical appliances, TVs or stereos.
Other items we do not accept are:
Sofa sleepers, large entertainment centers, large china cabinets, bedding, window coverings, music instruments, china or dinnerware sets.
We also do not accept any merchandise with: Rips, tears, spots, stains, smoke or pet odors, or fabric pilling.
Q. How do I bring my items in?
If you have large items (sofas, dressers, desks, etc.), please send or bring us a photo. We do not accept items without seeing a photo first. You can either bring in a print of the item(s) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with an attachment. We reserve the right to refuse any item upon arrival if it is in unacceptable condition.
If you have small items (lamps, artwork, pottery, vases, etc.), you must call us at 217-239-1169 to make an appointment to bring items in. Due to high demand, we do not view items without appointment. We limit items to 10 per appointment.