Common questions from first timers.
What kind of items are sold?
High quality new or barely used children’s items like clothes, outerwear, shoes/boots, toys, bedding, games, books, DVD's, baby gear, bikes, bags, and much, much more.Visit our Accepted Items page for a more complete list.
How much can I save on these items?
Most items sold at our sales are priced between 50-90% off their original retail price, depending on brand and quality. Because the items being sold are typically outgrown or no longer used it’s easy to find some really amazing bargains.
How do I carry all my great finds while I'm shopping?
We want your shopping experience to be as convenient as possible, so when you arrive we will have super large, super flexible bags ready for you to use. We also have several sale assistants ready to help you place items in a reserved bin for later checkout.
Who can I bring with me to the sale?
During the Public and Half-Price Sale times you can bring anyone with you as long as . Share these bargains with your friends and family or make the sale your destination for a Mom’s day out.During the Pre-Sale times only new and expecting moms WHO HAVE A PRE-SALE PASS, consigners and volunteers are allowed to shop. New and expecting moms may bring one additional guest with them to the Pre-Sale.
How do I pay for my items?
Any way you want! You can pay by cash, check or credit / debit card.
Do I have to pay sales tax?
Maybe. Because merchandise is being sold the state of New Jersey requires that we collect Sales Tax for any taxable items. Fortunately most clothing is exempt from this tax so it’s really only applicable for toys, gear or similar items.
Shopping with kids. To shop or NOT to shop?
Because of the busyness of the Pre-Sale and Half-Price Sale, it’s really not a place for small children or strollers. We recommend that you leave older children and strollers at home. However, you can "wear" your infant in a baby carrier if you need to bring them along.
At your discretion you may have your children join you during the Public Sale times, but it may be crowded and busy and CHILDREN WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY WITH ANY OF THE SALE ITEMS.
If you find that you MUST bring your child along here are some things to know that will make your trip easier.
It can get CROWDED. If bringing a stroller, bring your small one to help you navigate better.
Lines can be long!! Like, half hour long. And that's after you have shopped! Make sure to plan around naps, crabby times, and bigger kids schedules.
There are toys and clothes EVERYWHERE!!! Think of it like the impulse items at the food store check out. If your kids are old enough to know what's going on, they will be asking you to buy everything they see and be tempted to play with all the toys. This can make concentrating on finding what you came for hard, will totally kill your sanity, and possibly even cost you more money (buy hey, we won't complain about that part! LOL). Seriously though, we want your shopping experience to be wonderful! Prep your kids ahead of time that you are on a mission for certain items and will not be buying everything they see!
Before you head out to shop bring a snack, bottle, or toy to keep you little one occupied.
Fridays are usually our calmest shopping day! If you find that you need to shop with kids Friday may be your day. The lines are shorter and there is more room to navigate the sale floor.
There are bathrooms available at the PAL. If you or your little one need a potty break we can hold your items for you until you get back.
Sleeping baby. Buying a lot of items, It's raining, Your tired. NO PROBLEM. You can pull your car up to the front entrance and you are steps from our sale. Our volunteers will help you load your items!
If you have any other questions about shopping with kids shoot us an email and we'll do what we can to answer your questions!
Tips for shopping our event
Take inventory of what you need and make a list–Figure out what clothes and shoes you need for each child. Make a list for each child and list each item you are looking for and the appropriate size. Think, Do they need school clothes, jeans, jackets, church outfits, winter pajamas? Be sure to also note quantity, and what you’re willing to spend so that you stay on budget.
After making a clothes/shoes list, make a wish list. You never know what you are going to find at a sale, and it helps to have a list of toys, books, dvd’s, games, baby/toddler essentials that you need/want because they could very likely be at the sale. When you are shopping, make sure to browse all areas because you will inevitably find a super cool toy, adorable pair of shoes, or a like-new series of books that you didn’t even know you were looking for!
Making lists help keep you on budget and from buying double! Take inventory of what you already have and make a separate list with those items. This may sound silly, but sales can be overwhelming and you may find yourself getting excited about the deals and mistakenly by clothing that your kids already have. ( I personally have done this on more than one occasion and I’m hoping to help you avoid making the same mistake!)
Get you sizes right...
There is nothing more frustrating than coming home with an adorable outfit or pair of shoes only to find that it doesn't fit! Measure the inseam of each of your children’s pants or shorts, or even the length of skirts for girls. When you go to the sale take the tape measure with you and measure the pants/shorts/skirts to make sure they will be long enough to fit. (I have bought pants that were WAY too short even though they were my kids size .) It is amazing the difference in length in the same size.
Another tip is to make a note of what BRANDS fit you child best. If you know that your is “true to size” in one brand, but needs a size smaller in another it will save time from measuring EVERY item of clothing you look at.
The same goes for shoes. Sizes may vary slightly from brand to brand so I recommend that you trace each child’s foot on paper then cut it out and use it as a guide for buying shoes. You can line the paper up on the bottom of each shoe to give you an idea if you are in the ballpark.
Know your prices...
All of our consignors set their own prices. We do have pricing guidelines for them to follow, but the price of the items is ultimately up to them. Do your homework to know what a good price on an item is. Check out eBay, craigslist, Amazon.com etc.. This will help you figure out what the average price is and then you can figure out if the price the consignor is asking is good or not.
Know your budget...
Part of the beauty of consignment sales is that you can get great deals on items for your family. But since there are loads of great bargains, it can be easy to overspend if you aren’t careful. So, set a reasonable limit for yourself. Make sure to factor in some extra for items that you may find that you weren't expecting to buy but just couldn't pass up. Bring a calculator and go through your purchases before you hit the check-out line. You don't want to be at the checkout and have to decide what items to put back! Your fellow shoppers will thank you!
ps... WHOO CONSIGNS ACCEPTS ALL FORMS OF PAYMENT!!
Bring a Basket/31 utility tote / ikea bag etc....
Something to hold all your finds in that allows you to have your arms and hands free will be a HUGE help. I can’t tell you how many moms I’ve run into at the sales over the years who wish they had thought to bring something to hold their new finds. Armloads of clothes, shoes, toys, and books can be heavy and cumbersome. Bring something large, portable and sturdy to tote your purchases in.
We do have LARGE “Ikea” bags for you to shop with at the sale and we have plastic shopping bags to put your purchases in. However, the plastic bags are not ideal for oversize loads, bulky, or heavy items. So if you are a big shopper you may want to come with back up bags/boxes/bins to haul you finds home in
The early bird gets the worm...
If there are certain big ticket items you’re on the hunt for, you’ll want to arrive and get in line early. This is the best way to snag the cool race car bed, the like-new doll house, or stain free glide rocker! If you consign you can always sign up to be a Team Member the sale. Side note-Enlist your hubby, friend, mother in law , etc., to work for you so you can shop early.
Even if you’re just planning on strolling through the sale to pick up a few things, it’s still a good idea to arrive a few minutes early. Make sure you have your wallet, something to keep the kids entertained (during hours children are allowed), and something to carry your purchases.
Be a gracious shopper...
THIS IS POSSIBLY MY NUMBER ONE TIP! Consider your fellow shoppers as you browse the sale. It’s easy to get all hyped up on the excitement over some great bargains, but is it really necessary to go down the Girls 5T section and sweep mounds and mounds of clothes into your bin or wagon without even looking at them? There are enough fab finds for everyone if we remember our manners! We’re all busy parents with crazy schedules…we can help each other out by keeping an eye on our own kids, refraining from the “grab and go” shopping tactic, and just generally being mindful of others.
Children can be gracious shoppers too!
Children ARE allowed at the sale during certain hours (not at the pre-sale and preferably not on half price day) and are welcome to shop alongside you. They ARE NOT however ALLOWED TO PLAY WITH TOYS that are on the sale floor. We know it is oh so tempting for little ones to see so many toys in arms reach, but, these items are for sale not for playing. When little ones are allowed to play with toys we run the risk of the items being broken, accidentally take home, or lost. It can be distracting as well as dangerous for other shoppers if children are running around playing with toys, or leave a toy in the walkway. A shopper or a child may fall/trip and get hurt, and we would hate to see that happen. So please, if you have your children shopping with you, teach them to be gracious shoppers as well!
Inspect your items
We work very hard to make sure consignors are aware of what is deemed acceptable for sale, and to inspect items as they are being put out on the sale floor. But, no matter how diligent we and our volunteers are, some items will slip through the cracks. It’s a good idea to examine each item for parts, size, wear and tear, etc., before you purchase it. It’s easy to find yourself in a hurry to check out, only to later discover that you accidentally bought a size 3T shirt instead of the size 4T your son needed, that a cool toy was missing batteries, or that video game wasn’t in its case.
Don’t be a stranger
Consider factoring in a second shopping day to your schedule. I find even for myself (when I shop other seasonal sales) that when I make the effort to stop back in a second day I will find at least two or three items I missed the first time. On our Half Price Day many, many items are marked down, and it’s easy to spot a few more impressive bargains that you might not have spied on your last shopping trip.
Leave the Kids at Home
We love kids!! And I'm sure you love your kids, but sometimes its fun, and more practical, to shop with just adults. Enlist Dad or grandma, get a sitter, or drop the kids off with a friend who is not shopping. Sometimes crowds are an issue and you really will not be able to concentrate as hard or shop as efficiently with little ones in tow. Going alone or with a friend you help you be more focused and better able to score some deals. It’s also very hard to tell the little ones that they can’t play with they toys, and you may be tempted to over buy — another budget buster!
Go with a Friend or Family Member
I have a few good friends who I have shopped a few sales with and it is so fun to go our separate ways and shop then come back together and show off our finds and figure out together if it is a good deal or not. It is also good to have a second set of eyes out there if you are looking for something in particular. It is all about divide and conquer one person goes to toys while the other goes to strollers or whatever.
Half Price Day
It is the last day of the sale and you often times can still find great items that were overlooked during the rest of the sale, or quite possibly an item that was out of your budget previously has now been marked down, putting it in a price range that is more budget friendly. It is also a good time to buy ahead for the next year — think Birthday, Christmas, back to school or summer break, etc.. READ MORE ABOUT 1/2 PRICE DAY
Double check the website and Facebook before you shop
It’s always a good idea to take a peek online before you shop. Review the sale dates and times as well as any special rules or requirements for the day/time you are planning to shop. We will also post on the website and Facebook if there are any last minute changes or special promotions. Save yourself time and check it all out online before loading the kids into the minivan!
When Can I Shop?
We've got a complete sale timeline for your RIGHT HERE
What items do you accept?
All items must be clean and free of stains, tears, excessive wear and odors (like smoke). All items must be in good working order without broken zippers or missing buttons. A good rule of thumb is to only sell items that are of high enough quality that you would want to buy them.
The list below is by no means a complete list and if you're not sure about a particular item please get in touch with us.
There an item limit of 250 items per consignor.
If you have a sell through rate higher that 65% for 2 sales or more you will be permitted to bring an unlimited number of items!
Infant clothing - newborn to 18 months - [new] no more than 20 hangers per size/per /gender/consignor
Children’s and junior’s clothing - sizes 24 months through junior sizes
[new] Onesies can be bundled and bagged in sets of 6
Children’s shoes in excellent condition
Accessories in excellent condition (caps, hair bows, belts, socks, etc.)
Baby accessories - bibs, baby tubs, blankets, booster seats, changing table pads
Bedding - Sheets, crib bumpers, comforters, blankets, quilts, complete crib or toddler bed sets, etc.
Furniture - cradles, bassinets, rocking chairs, changing tables, toy boxes, dressers, twin/full beds
Dress up clothes, costumes and dance outfits
Infant equipment - exersaucers, strollers, pack-n-plays, swings, bouncy seats, high chairs, breast pump
Dolls, actions figures, Barbie's and any accessories that go with them
Children's books, videos, DVDs and CDs
Nursery equipment - monitors, diaper pails, bathtubs, bath seats
Toys (with all their pieces and batteries) - games, puzzles, learning toys
Talking/Reading stuffed animals - only plush animals that play music or talk
Outdoor toys - bikes, tricycles, ride-on toys, cars, play gyms, playhouses and slides
Nursing equipment - breast pumps (pump only), Boppy pillows, slings
Sporting equipment in good condition
Safety equipment - gates, locks, bed rails, wedges
Children’s décor items - wall décor, mobiles, rugs, lamps
Feeding accessories - new cups, plates, silverware, bottles
Maternity clothing in excellent condition
Children’s seasonal items - swimwear, roller skates, Halloween costumes or Holiday clothing
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED
Just about anything “kid-related” as long as it is in good condition
Clothing that is out-of-date, faded, stained or damaged
Clothing that is inappropriate for the upcoming season
[new]Onesies, on a hanger, that are not sold as an outfit. That includes multiple onesies on a hanger. Onesies can be bundled and bagged in sets of 6 .
Adult sized clothing (except maternity)
Undergarments (unless new in package) - this includes nursing bras
Items that have been recalled or determined to be unsafe
Battery operated toys without batteries
Stuffed animals that do not play music or talk
Small toys such as fast food kid’s meal toys or dollar store toys. Also any dollar isle type items that can be bought at stores like Target, WalMart etc. even if they are sold as sets.
Used feeding or teething items - pacifiers, bottles, nipples, cups
How to I "tag" my items
Tagging" Your Items
We highly recommend you use a tagging gun to tag your items. Tagging guns make tagging quick and easy, and are less likely to damage items. You can find inexpensive tagging guns and fasteners (usually under $15.00). Veteran consignors will tell you it's worth the investment
You can find tagging supplies in a variety of stores or online retailers. We have set up an amazon.com shop where you can purchase most of the tagging supplies you need at great prices and have them shipped right to your home. Visit our Resources page for more information or click on the link to the right.
Size-appropriate, sturdy plastic or wire clothes hangers
White cardstock paper (60-70 lb.) for your tags (Do not use regular copy paper or paper with a glossy finish.)
Plenty of toner or ink in your printer, especially if you have a lot of tags to print
Tagging gun or silver safety pins ONLY to secure items or to attach tags
(No straight pins please - ouch!
No gold pins as they don't hold up during the sale,
and no staples as they can damage clothing, are difficult to remove, and the tags rip off easily.)
Ziploc bags in a variety of sizes
Clear packing tape or masking tape. (We've found that Scotch doesn't stay on for the long haul.)
Zip Ties to pair together shoes or toys with multiple parts
A Sharpie marker
Attach the tag to fabric items by using a safety pin or tagging gun.
DO NOT attach to the main fabric of the item as it tends to leave a hole in the fabric.
DO NOT use staples, binder clips, bobby pins, straight pins at any time
DO NOT use ribbon or tape to attach tags to clothing
Use packing tape to attach tags to plastic toys, ziplock bags, or any hard surface items.
DO NOT cover up the barcode with tape as it will not scan at checkout.
Make sure to secure the tag in a highly visible area that interfere with shoppers checking the functionality or cleanliness of the item (ie, not on the upper handle of a stroller or over the power controls of a swing.) Do not place the tag in an area that may be less visible when the item is displayed. (ie. the seat or sun shade of a stroller, back of a swing, bottom side of a bouncy seat)
Consider writing the item number and your consigner number on the item ( in addition to the tag) using a piece of masking tape or by taping a piece of paper with packing tape. This will help identify your item should it become separated from its tag.
We find that pinning the tag, or securing the tag with a tagging gun better ensures that the tag will remain with your item but still be visible to shoppers.
If you use paking tape, leave penty of tape on the side of the tag so it stays securly in place. Packing tape tends to come loose from some items if not placed on properly, and the tag gets lost. Use enough tape so that you have tape covering most of the tag, leaving only the barcode exposed.
If tagging in sets, either clothes, groups of toys, or extra pieces of an item, make sure to lable tag as an "x piece set) then lable each piece with " Consigner number, item number and piece x of x" using a piece of masking tape. This will help us put your items back into proper sets should they become separated
How do I price my items?
Remember, as a seller you set the price for the items you're selling. To help you get started we've provided some tips on how to price items so that both you and our shoppers get the best results. For ALL the best info visit our
Keep in mind that shoppers are looking for a bargain. Price your items as fairly as possible so they have the best chance of being sold. You won't have success if the prices are too high, no matter how much you originally paid for an item. There's no shortage of coupons and online deals for brand new merchandise, so the people shopping at consignment sales are looking for major discounts on items that have already been used.
Set a price of at least $2.00 for every item. If a single item isn't worth $2.00 then pair it with another like item.
Use simple price increments of fifty cents ($2.00, $2.50, and so on).
Price your items for discount at the half-price sale to make sure they find a new home. Many shoppers come back for the half-price sale to purchase discounted items they saw earlier in the week. This a great way to make sure that most of your items are sold and to earn a little extra money!
Here is a
DETAILED SPREADSHEET for pricing success!!
What do I need to know to sell clothing?
THE QUICK AND DIRTY
ALL CLOTHING ITEMS MUST BE APPROPRIATE FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON
TOTAL ITEM LIMIT OF 250 ITEMS. INCLUDING CLOTHS TOYS, BOOKS, GAMES, GEAR, ETC.
CONSIGNORS WITH A 60% SELL THROUGH OR HIGHER ARE PERMITTED AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF ITEMS!
FOR SIZE 0-18MONTHS LIMIT OF 20 ITEMS/SIZE/GENDER/CONSIGNOR.
THIS MEANS 20 HANGERS/PER SIZE/GENDER.
THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE INFANT GEAR OR ACCESSORIES.
THIS DOES INCLUDE SLEEPSACKS AND PJ'S
ONESIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED ON HANGERS BUT MAY BE SOLD AS PART OF A HANGING SET OR IN BAGS IN SETS OF 6.
Look at your items in both natural sunlight and indoor light if possible. Some spots won’t show up in indoor lighting alone but become miraculously visible in sunlight. Checking your items thoroughly before you tag them will save you time. "Clean brings the green," so apply some elbow grease. Sunlight also helps take a fresh look at the overall quality of your item. Items should NOT be faded, stretched out, fraying, or pilling.
Double check for stains, broken zippers, torn hemlines and missing buttons. Replace missing buttons or sew hemlines if you're able to make the items look new again.
Protect your name as a consignor and don't try to sell items that are completely worn out or have "can't be removed stains."
Ironing is not required but pressed items look better than wrinkled ones.
A spritz of Febreze will make clothes smell like new.
Don't cut the labels out of clothing because identifying brands and sizes is important for buyers.
PRESENTATION & TAGGING TIPS
Are you selling sports equipment? Read this great article from the totally awesome Consignment Mommies site!
Use either wire or sturdy plastic clothes hangers. The flimsy ones can break and result in lost items.
Place all garments on hangers with the hook facing to the left (so that it looks like a question mark).
Tags should be placed either:
inside back collar of a shirt
belt loop or pocket seem of pants/skirts etc.
DO NOT use pins or a tagging gun to attach tag directly to the front of the garment. This will leave holes or rip the item
Pants should be pinned to a hanger with quality safety pins, not folded over or they will wind up on the floor.
Use safety pins to hang coordinated outfits together on one hanger, or use two hangers (one for each item)
If using two hangers attach the hangers together with a rubber band or tape.
Make sure the “bottoms” aren't pinned underneath the “tops” where they won't be seen!
Pin accessories (like matching socks, hats or bibs) directly to the hanger, or place them in a Ziploc bag that is pinned to the hanger.
ALWAYS GIVE DETAILS ABOUT ALL ITEMS IN SET, INCLUDING THE NUMBER OF ITEMS, BRAND AND SIZE OF EACH ITEM. Be VERY specific. This will help us put together any sets that become separated during the sale.
A good rule of thumb is to price your clothes between 20% - 40% of the original retail price, depending on the quality, brand and condition.
Designer, name brand and boutique items will sell for more than discount store items and can be priced closer to 40% of the original retail price.
"New with tags” clothes can be priced between 30% - 50% of the original retail price.
Do not attach sentimental value to the clothing.
Selling "play clothes"? price them at $2 or less.
Selling sets? Don't price per/item or the total price will be too high. Price somewhere around BOGO or 1item full price and the other 1/2 price.
Choose to include your items in half price day. This is one of the busiest sale days! Though you may not be getting "full price" for you items, you will most likely sell may more items than you would have if you didn't include them. Selling more = more $$ - period!
That being said.. Don't let the half price amount affect your regular selling price of the item because it will make the regular selling price too high for consignment shoppers.
What is the consignor referral program?
We are SUPER excited to announce our consignor referral program!!
If you enjoyed consigning with us and are planning to do so again, why not get some friends to consign with you?! If you talk to your friends, family, or co-workers about how easy and profitable it was for you to consign with Whoo Consigns and they decide to follow in your footsteps, we want to reward you! By you sharing your experiences and encouraging others to consign our sale grows, by growing our sale more people hear about Whoo Consigns, when more people hear about Whoo Consigns, we get more shoppers, when we get more shoppers YOU sell more items. It’s a win for you, and for us, and we want to say THANK YOU!
HOW IT WORKS
Make sure you are registered and paid as Consignor for the current sale
The New Consignor (friend you referred) needs to:
When the your friend (the New Consignor) registers make sure they put YOUR NAME in the "How did you hear about us?" field on the registration form so that you get the credit!
Have a lot of friends? GREAT! There is no limit on the number of referrals, but only one consignor name may be given credit per referral. We will keep track of all referrals.
For your first qualified new consigner referral you will have you consigner fee ($12.00) refunded. For every additional qualified new consigner you will earn an additional 1% back on sale so your consigned items. Both you and any consigner/s you refer, must consign qualified items at the sale
Your referral rewards will be added to your earnings check
Now go talk to your friends about Whoo Consigns!!!
be BRAND NEW to Whoo Consigns - they must not have consigned with us before
register and pay the consignor fee for the same sale
bring at least 25 qualified items to drop off on the sale drop off day
Where can I learn more about selling?
We have a page filled with great information right here on our website!
Where can I learn more about what's involved getting my items ready for the sale?
We've got TONS of information for you on our site. But HERE is the best place to get started.
What IS a seasonal kids consignment event?
A seasonal consignment sale is a resale event that brings together sellers looking to sell new and used children’s items with shoppers looking to purchase items at a discount. The sales take place a couple of times a year, usually in the spring and fall, and lasts for only a few days.
Whoo Consigns organizes and advertises the sale and sets up a large room to display all the wonderful merchandise that consigners bring (and shoppers want). Consigners, who are usually parents like you and me, bring their new and gently used children and family items to sell; items such as clothes, outerwear, shoes/boots, toys, bedding, games, books, DVD's, baby gear, bikes, bags, and much, much more! Shoppers, who are usually parents like you and me, come and get great deals on name brand items without having to run from store to store or brave the malls with their little ones.
A typical sale will have a pre-sale day where select shoppers and new moms get first dibs on all items, and a half-price day where most items are discounted for even BIGGER bargains. The ins and outs of a sale are supported by a group of wonderful team members who get access to the pre-sale event and earn a higher commission on their consigned items.
In other words, a seasonal consignment sale is a win-win-win event for sellers, shoppers, team members and most of all their families!!!
What is the HALF PRICE sale?
What is the Half-Price sale?
On the last day of the sale select items are marked down an additional 50%. At the Half-Price Sale you can grab even bigger discounts by picking up items for half of their displayed price! You may be able to pick up an item that was out of your price range when you visited the sale earlier that week because it's marked as half off!!
Is everything marked down to half price?
No. Consignors have the option of whether or not their items will be marked down, so the discount is on an item-by-item basis. You can still purchase items that have not been discounted during the Half-Price sale. No changes can be made to the price of the item. For Example, we cannot discount an item that is not marked half-off.
How can i tell if an items is half price?
An item’s tag will clearly display whether or not the price is discounted.
LOOK FOR DISCOUNT:YES ON ITEM TAGS.
Where is your sale held?
Our Sale is held at the WAYNE PAL BUILDING
1 PAL DR. Wayne NJ 07470
The PAL Building is on the far end of PAL drive. Depending on which direction you come from you will pass a ball field and/or an Ambulance buidling before reaching the parking lot.
Can I get notified about upcoming events?
ABSOLUTLY! Click HERE to sign up for our mailing list or visit us on social media on Facebook and Instagram.