Shopper FAQ's

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What is Toads & Teacups Children’s Consignment Sale?
We have a Spring Sale, Summer Sale, Back-To-School/Fall Sale, and Holiday/Winter Sale. We are not your typical retail store or a consignment shop open daily to the public. We offer quality gently used children's items at bargain prices, less than half off most retail and department stores! Toads & Teacups organizes consignor's items and displays them as a retail store would in our building location. We advertise to the public and organize the entire consignment sale event for our consignors and buyers.

Why should I shop at consignment sales?
We all know children are expensive but their stuff does not have to be! Buying "New" baby and kids items does not make sense anymore when you can get the same items in gently used condition for less than half the price. Our sales offer baby/kids name brand clothing, toys, equipment, and shoes at 60-90% less so you will never have to pay full retail prices again!

Where is the next Sale going to be?
We are growing larger and larger with every sale, and our current location is just minutes from Mall of Georgia in Buford, GA.

Can I bring my baby or children with me to the sale?
We do allow children to come to our public and pre-sale events. Please keep in mind that we do get very busy at times and we sometimes have long waits and long lines at checkout. We do also allow strollers inside but all diaper bags, strollers, and large items brought into the sale are subject to inspection upon entering and leaving our sale.

Is there a fee to get into the sale and shop?
Our sales are FREE to shop during our Public Sale dates (Thursday-Saturday), but there is a $5 charity donation collected upon entry to shop the Pre-Sale on Wednesday from 5-8pm.

What types of payment do you accept?
Cash or Credit Cards (3% Charge on all Cards) No checks please!

I don't have enough items to SELL but I'd still like to SHOP at the "Private Pre-Sale" ?
You may shop early by volunteering for one of our shifts. One of the BEST shifts to work is the Organizing shift on Tuesday night. You get a sneak peek of everything that has arrived, so you'll know just what you want to snag at Early Shopping! Please check out our volunteer page for available times.

How can I attend the Consignor Preview and shop on Wednesday Night?
Attend the private preview sale before we open to the general public by registering to consign your items with us and dropping off items for our sale. Only consignors and volunteers can shop the early preview sale! So clean out those closets and garages and sign up today. Not only will you make money, but you'll also get first pick of 1000's of items!

Seller/Consignor FAQ's

How can I register to sell my baby and kids items at your sale?
Registration opens 4-6 weeks prior to each sale! If you would like to sell your items at our upcoming sale, all you need to do is Register to be a consignor/seller. Once registered you will get a consignor number and password and start working in your online account right from home. You will be in charge of preparing, tagging, and bringing all your items for our sale, sorted in Gender and then Size Order.

How can I benefit from Consigning at Toads & Teacups?
Your sale items will get Increased visibility, as we strive to be one of the largest and most shopped sales in the area. Toads & Teacups provides the event location, advertising, publicity, and retail displays and racks so your childrens items will be viewed by 1000's of shoppers throughout the sale and pre-sale days.

You can profit between 70%-80% (sometimes more) of each item you sell at our sale.

You will be admitted to the preview on Wednesday night, as well as receive 2 extra tickets to share with family and friends!

You can now spend less time and energy than holding your own garage sale or selling on Ebay or Craigslist. You don’t even have to be present to sell your items, just drop them off and we do the rest!

How much money will I make?
Consignors earn an automatic 70% of your total sales. We charge a non-refundable consignor registration fee to hold your spot and help with the costs of building rental, advertising, flyers, racks and displays, and sale equipment. Your seller check will be mailed within 5 business days after the sale has ended.

Can I sell only baby items?
No, we are a children’s consignment sale and we accept anything pertaining to babies or kids ranging from NB to size 16. We also accept items for moms like maternity clothing and diaper bags, furniture and décor.

Is there a minimum or maximum number of items I can sell?
All participating consignors must bring a MINIMUM of 15 quality items to sell at our sale. We do this to insure that your time and effort is all worthwhile. There is a maximum of 300 items per consignor, and we limit infant clothing to a TOTAL of 25 items per seller for sizes Newborn to 12 months, a TOTAL of 15 pairs of shoes, and 25 items per seller for Pre-Teen sizes 12, 14 and 16.

Do I have to be at the sale to consign my items?
Consignors do not HAVE to work or be at the sale in order to sell their items with us. That's what makes consignment sales much better than garage sales. All you do is prepare, tag, and drop off your items with us and we do the rest for you. However, you can make more money by volunteering! If you want to donate your unsold items after the sale is over (make sure you mark Donate on your tags), you will not be required to come and pick up after the sale. Otherwise all consignors must come and pick their unsold items up the Sunday after the sale ends, between 3pm-5pm, or a $10 fee will be deducted from your proceeds check. If you volunteer during the late 5-hour break-down shift on Saturday, you may take your items with you when breakdown is complete.

Will I get my hangers back?
Unlike most retail stores we do not remove the hangers on our clothing items when they are sold at our sales. Many of the items are pinned and secured to the hangers by the sellers so it would be too time consuming to return the hangers back to the consignors.

We recommend saving hangers from your purchases and from dry cleaning, or you may purchase inexpensive child-sized hangers in many places like Dollar Tree, Wal-Mart, and Target (usually found in the baby section).

How can I see what items have sold at the sale?
We use an easy Sale Manager program that allows you to keep track of your daily sales and estimated totals. At the end of each sale day (about 2-3 hours after we close) we will be uploading all the sales for the day into our system so you can login and check how much you have sold. Please keep in mind, this total may not reflect prepaid registration fees or increased sales % due to volunteering.

Where do my donated items go after the sale?
In the past we have donated all our items to Care Pointe at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth to help local needy families. We are always looking give back and donate to women's and children's charities. If you know of any others in the North Georgia area please let us know and we would be happy to arrange something with them as well.

What do I do if I registered to consign but cannot participate and sell anymore?
If you are signed up to sell at our sale and can no longer participate please log in to your account and unregister yourself from the sale. Please be courteous of others and myself as a sale organizer and do so in a timely manner so you do not take a spot from someone else. I do not want to have to enforce a BLOCK list for consigning.



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