Who can become a consignor?
Anyone can consign children’s or maternity items with Nearly New Fish. Just fill out our registration form. In order to attend the consignor’s only pre-sale you must have a minimum of 25 acceptable items or $100 of merchandise.
What percentage of my sales do I receive?
Is there a fee?
A $10 consignor’s fee which is collected via paypal during registration. Don't have a paypal account? No problem! Just contact us and we will make other arrangements. Receive 50% off the consignor’s fee as well as other great incentives.
How are items priced?
YOU set your price and YOU decide if your items are discounted on ½ price day. We suggest 30-40% of the retail price; however, outdoor play equipment, double strollers, and other larger items can sell for up to 60% of what you paid! Prices will vary depending on the condition and demand for items. See our pricing guide for more details.
How do I sign up?
What should I expect when I drop off my items?
When you arrive, bring your items to our quality control station. As you wait for your items to be inspected, you are welcome to bring in additional items. You are welcome to use our carts; however, as a courtesy to others, please do not occupy more than 1 cart at one time. As items are inspected you will place them on the appropriate shelves and racks. We highly recommend pre-sorting your items by gender, size, category... in order to expedite this process. Also, a wagon or basket may make it easier for you to transport your items.
When do I pick up my unsold items?
If you choose not to donate unsold items, they may be picked up on Tuesday, April 2nd from 10am-6pm. Any items remaining after 6pm will be donated.
When will I receive my check?
Checks will be mailed to you within two weeks after the sale.
What items can I consign?
Any infant, children’s, or teen's items are accepted. We accept clothes, shoes, furniture, strollers, bedding, toys, games, DVD’s, books, etc. ALL items must be super clean, in excellent condition, in current season and style. ALL items will be inspected before being placed on the sales floor.
Can anyone sign up as a volunteer?
Can I bring a guest to a pre-sale?
You can bring your spouse, or other family member. In order to be fair to all of our consignors and volunteers, only one pass per household. If you know someone who would like to shop at the pre-sale, they may volunteer for a shift.
Can children attend sales?
Yes, your children may attend, but they must be closely supervised and remain with you at all times. Keep in mind that the sales may be very busy and it may be more enjoyable to have some adult time to shop alone.
Will there be shopping baskets or carts available?
There are a limited number of shopping baskets and bags available (no carts); we suggest bringing a laundry basket to carry your items. Be sure to have any personal items tagged by Nearly New Fish at the entrance.
Why should I promote Nearly New Fish?
The more people who shop, the more of your items will sell. Promote Nearly New Fish to sell YOUR items!! Print flyers right from our website give to all your friends, family and neighbors!! (click here)
How can I promote my business at your sale?
See Vendors & Sponsors for some exciting options including advertising in our goody bags, as well as advertising at our sale or on our website.
Where can I find hangers?
Biglots, Wal-mart will have affordable prices on hangers. If you have a good relationship with your drycleaners or a retail store, they will often give them to you. Another option is www.freecyle.org which is a neat non-profit and worth checking out!