Indy Kids Consignment will be holding its 10th sale at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Noblesville, IN on September 16-18 and expects to have over 200 consignors with 30,000 bargain items to choose from.
The following is a guest post from Lori Chandler, Co-Organizer of the Indy Kids Consignment.
Lori has been involved with Indy Kids Consignment for six years and been a part of running it for two years. She is a thrifty mom and loves helping to provide the community with great consignment opportunities.
We are heading into the consignment shopping season. Prepare yourself to find tremendous bargains! Here are IKC’s top tips cool moms need to know about consignment shopping
At consignment sales you can buy a season’s worth of clothing for your kids at about 90% off the retail price. And, because there is such a huge selection, your kids won’t be wearing what all the other kids are wearing. Holiday and special occasion clothing are great buys at consignment sales. Christmas and Easter clothing as well as Halloween costumes are usually in excellent condition because they have only been worn once.
Toys are, of course, are another great bargain at consignment sales. We all know that kids are picky when it comes to toys. They play with some over and over while others just sit in the corner and see very little play time. The selection of toys at most consignment sales is so huge that you are bound to find something your child will like and even if it does turn out to be one of those toys that doesn’t get much play time, you will be glad that you only spent $3 on it.
One thing that many people don’t think to look for at consignment sales are gifts. All sales will have tons of items that are brand new with tags still on. Think outside the box and make a list of the gifts you might need in the next several months. Birthdays, Christmas, baby showers, etc. and you will be able to cross some of those gifts off your list.
Consignment shopping is cool and green. More and more savvy moms are jumping on the consignment bandwagon because it’s such a practical and green approach. Americans waste so much each year and consignment shopping is a great way to reduce and reuse.
Lastly, consignment shopping is so much fun to do to with girlfriends. We get excited for each other when we find great bargains. So, if at all possible leave your kids at home. If you do bring them make sure you check out the sales website. Many sales have times when kids and strollers are not allowed.
Are you ready to see what kind of bargains you can find at the consignment sale? Local Indianapolis area readers can win a FREE pre-sale pass to the Indy Kids Consignment for Wednesday, September 15, 2010.
How to Win?
Prize: (2) Sets of Presale Passes for Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Noblesville, IN
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