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Selling Toys


  • Test all zippers, buttons, snaps, latches, etc to make sure they are secure and work well.

  • If the item requires batteries make sure the batteries are fresh and the item is working properly. (items without batteries will not be accepted)

  • All items sold must be in working order and function as intended. All items will be checked at drop off and any items not working properly or missing parts will not be accepted.

  • 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. Remove scuff marks, dirt, crayon, food stains, etc. A Mr. Clean Magic Eraser will be come your new best friend! It works wonders on the surface of most toys, bikes, baby gear and more. A little effort to freshen up goes a long way when adding up the sales.


  • Small toys can be grouped and sold together in a Ziploc bag. Make sure that you securely close the ziplock bag with packing tape and the tag is securely taped to the bag.

  • Small parts that go along with larger toys can be put into bags and attached securely to the main piece with zip ties or packing tape.

  • Complete games and puzzles should be in the original box and taped closed. Double check you are selling the complete set without any missing pieces. (How frustrating would that be for a shopper?)

  • Stuffed animals that play music or talk/read should be clean and in excellent condition.

  • BOOKS: Use packing tape to attach tags to the inside or back cover of single books. If selling books in a set:

  • package books in a ziplock bag and tape it securely closed. Note on the tag how many books are in the set. Place tag INSIDE ziplock bag.

  • Sercurely tie books together with ribbon or twine. Make sure books can't be separated from eachother. Note on the tag how man bags are in each set.

  • Small board books or thin paper books tend to sell better when grouped in small sets.

  • Review all DVDs and CDs to make sure they are in good working condition (no skips). Attach tags with tape or sell similar movies or sets together in - you guessed it - a Ziploc bag!


  • If you're selling an item that will need to be assembled after it’s been purchased, consider including a picture of the assembled item in your home. (Examples would be pop-up tents, bedding sets, Pack 'n Plays, etc.) Shoppers like to see exactly what they're buying and that’s hard to do when an item is all bundled up. And it might just help the next owner put it together correctly!

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