'BABY FAIR – NEARLY NEW SALE'
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
It’s my first nearly new sale what should I do to get the best results?
This article will give you some ideas on how to get the most from your table.
What sells well at a 'BABY FAIR – NEARLY NEW SALE'
Toys, baby equipment and large items.
Games and activities for Pre-School age children.
Children’s dressings up outfits are always popular and party clothing that is expensive and only worn occasionally does sell very well
Wooden toys sell particularly well as do larger toys such as toy garages which are expensive to buy new.
Medium sized toys such as dolls push chairs and ride ons.
Garden toys also sell very well.
Electrical items may be sold but you must be able to demonstrate these items are in good working order and it helps the guarantee is valid.
Battery operated toys are allowed in the sale but must be shown to be working with batteries included.
Push chairs, prams and cots are high value items that sell quite quickly.
All prams and pushchairs must meet the British standard BS7409 or the European equivalent.
Is there anything which isn’t worth the trouble of bringing along?
If your short of space reduce the amount of baby clothes that you bring to sell, be selective & only bring them along if you are prepared to sell them very cheap as a lot of parents get newborn clothing given.
Next and Marks and Spencer will always sell better than George or Tesco
Avoid bringing outdated clothing if you don’t want it probably no one else will.
Consider the seasons as buyers will not interested in winter clothes in April or May.
Why should I price my items?
Its easier and helps you sell more should you be serving someone and a customer has to wait to ask a price he will probably go to another table then a potential sale is lost.
Can items be sold as job lots?
Someone might put together a selection of items for a baby boy 3-6 months and price as a job lot. It is an effective way of selling a quantity of items in one go.
How do I price my items?
Is it better to price goods high and be bartered down or price them down and run the risk of not making as much money? This all depends on how much you want to sell and whether you are prepared to take a lot back home.
We recommend that pricing should be around 30% maximum of the original price what you would normally pay for cheaper items and approximately 40% maximum on more expensive items such as prams or buggies.
Everyone loves a bargain that’s why they come to a sale. You may however be very pleasantly surprised how much all those items sold add up to.
How particular do I need to be about the quality of items I bring to sell?
Very particular these are nearly new sales not jumble sales. Buyers can afford to be very fussy and will pick and choose what they want to buy.
What else do I need to bring?
A good stock of carrier bags.
A marker pen and some paper for signs. A roll of masking tape is a good item just in case any items need to be resealed and it can also be used to make labels for clothing.
Can I bring a friend or relative to help me?
The sales get busy and you will be glad of a helper to serve customers. No more than one helper for each table because there won’t be enough room behind the table.
Can I bring my children to the sale?
Children may come along providing you keep an eye on them at all times. It may be a better idea to get some to look after them for the morning especially if it’s your first sale. Older children are a great help they can help you taking the money. But this isn’t recommended during set up as it could be hazardous to children.
How long do we get to set up and break down?
Usually one hour and this tends to go very quickly. The way you set up your table will determine how much you sell. Put your best items out first and don’t over stock your table, so buyers can see what there is easily restock as and when items are sold. Try not to clutter your table. If you have a large amount of items to sell either run two tables or come again to our next sale. Then you will have the same amount of time at the end to clear up. Please do not leave rubbish lying around for someone to clear up.
How many sellers will there be at the sale?
This can vary depending on the venue size usually between 50 - 80 and they are generally full. Once you have paid for the space all the money taken is yours. Sales are successful if you are well prepared beforehand, realistic pricing will ensure this.
Help with the advertising?
50 – 80 sellers, each putting up three posters and telling their friends will ensure a busy event. The more it is advertised the more money you will make. Posters can be downloaded with the sellers pack and printed from our website and put on notice boards, in shops, post offices and library’s the more people that know about the sale will determine how much you sell. It is also important to tell your friends and remind them closer to the date.
Can I hire a table if I don’t have one of my own?
Yes, our tables are 6ft long by approximately 2ft 4” wide and should be ordered
When you book your space online
It is important NOT to spread out around neighbouring tables this will upset other sellers. Please do not display your items on the floor in front of your table the isles need to be kept clear to prevent any accidents. Boxes may be stored underneath providing they don’t stick out into the walkway or you can move your table to the back.
What happens if I have to cancel after I have booked?
Recycle 4 Children’s sales are very popular; you may cancel however up to 14 days prior to the event. By writing to and sending a photocopy of your original booking acceptance.
Will I be able to park my car at the sale?
Our venues are only chosen if there is suitable car parking facilities available.
Will I be able to buy food and drink at the sale?
All venues have facilities to purchase food and drink cakes etc.
All other unsold items
All unwanted items and empty boxes should be taken home by the seller at the end of the day.
How do I book a space for a sale near me?
You may book space and tables online for all 'BABY FAIR - NEARLY NEW SALES' through our website 'Recycle4Children'.com.
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