Keep Calm & Save Some Moolah with the Art of Consigning

By Shannon Gurnee
In Budgeting
October 1, 2013

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Do you live on or near the Central Coast?  This weekend, Moo La La Boutique will be having it’s Semi-Annual Sale in Santa Maria, California.  This is my second time consigning with Moo La La because I had an amazing experience earlier this year!  Not only is it beneficial to sell items through consignment, but it’s also budget-friendly to buy them through consignment as well.

What is Moo La La Boutique?

Consigning is a great way to buy and sell high quality, new and gently-used children’s items at a fraction of retail prices.  The sale will offer a wide variety of merchandise from infant to “tween” clothing, baby gear, toys, children’s furniture and maternity items.  Seasonal sales are held during the spring and fall, providing a venue for families to sell their children’s outgrown goods and shop over 30,000 items!  With Moo La La, you can SELL gently loved items, SHOP for amazing deals, SAVE lots of MOOLAH!!!

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When is the Moo La La Consignment Sale?

The Fall Event is this weekend – October 4th through the 6th at the Santa Maria Fairpark (937 South Thornburg St., Santa Maria, CA 93458).  There is 14,000 square feet of bargains!

What is Consignment?

Moo La La Boutique is a Seasonal Children’s Consignment Event that specializes in high-quality, new and pre-loved children’s items. Consignors profit by selling their gently used merchandise and shoppers find quality products at a fraction of retail prices. This benefits everyone and allows you to be “green” by recycling!

The event will offer a wide variety of merchandise from infant to teen clothing, baby gear, toys, children’s furniture, nursing and maternity items. Basically, anything pertaining to kids will be there! Items accepted will be in excellent, clean and working condition. Everything is neatly organized and easy to find!

Our Event will be held in the spring and fall, providing a venue for families to sell their children’s outgrown gear. Consignors set their own prices, tag the items with our easy to use My Sale Manager System, then drop it off at their scheduled time. Consignors are not required to be at the event to sell their items.

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What Are the Benefits of Consigning?

– The $11 consignor fee helps to provide the amazing location, racks, sale equipment, advertising and the work involved in organizing and executing the sale, giving your items more opportunities to be sold to the hundreds of shoppers.

– No need for yard sales, Craigslist or Ebay…we do the selling for you! Also, there is a larger profit when consigning compared to selling at a yard sale. Items price much higher when being sold through consignment.

– Consignors will earn 65% of their sales, volunteers earn up to 80%, which is much more profitable than selling at consignment stores.

– Don’t forget that consignors and volunteers get to shop early before the public, giving you the best selection on the items your kids need!

Have you ever consigned items before?  
What do you think the benefits of consigning are?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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