A friend of mine asked me to use one word to describe Thursday…I said “smooooth“. Today’s word was more like “overwhelming”. Ummmm…ya’ll got a lot of stuff!!!! And much is FABULOUS! (yeah, you just thought of it, Sharpay singing “FAAAB-U-LOUS!” you know you did!)
Ok, for those of you who came tonight…THANK YOU!!!…you were so kind and patient! It was like a little consignment tail gate party out there:). Kids were playing (maybe that was whining), mamas were talking, daddy’s were wondering how long this was going to take…oh my! For those of you who have waited until tomorrow we’re hoping you will all not come at the same time :). I think the average wait time to get into the store was 90 minutes tonight. We were handing out numbers before we opened! Yeah, NEVER been like this before! We even had some of our unscheduled volunteers come to the rescue…thanks ladies! So, normally (although nothing about this sale has been NORMAL!), Saturday’s are steady. We see as many consignors on Saturday as we do Thursday and Friday combined. Which means we double our inventory on Saturday. Now, for those who were in there tonight…you know what that means…we are busting out of some rooms! Renee and I have reshuffled much of the items so no worries, we have space for all your treasures. We’ll reshuffle after receiving ends again:).
So, for all you Saturday receivers…”HEAR YE! HEAR YE!” Come to the back of the store, if there is a volunteer available…you’re golden! If not, please take a number on the chair (you’ll see them). It gets warm in there, so you’ll want to wait at your car (hence the tailgating). While you are at your car and if you can, please make sure your items are in INVENTORY NUMBER ORDER! That will make things go MUCH smoother. Also, have your inventory reports with you…and could you put your name on them? Thanks. Checking in takes no time at all if you’re in order…it’s just getting to the check in point! 🙂 When you leave, make sure you have your ticket and parking information, and you’ve signed the green agreement. You’re good!
We will NOT be at our computers the entire day…you can contact us at the store. OH! And for those who have an appointment, you DO NOT have to get a number…just tell us you’re there and have an appointment. Now, if you are over 15 minutes late, you forfeit your appointment time and have the opportunity to get a number like the rest.
Ok, I think that’s it for today. We look forward to seeing you in a couple hours! Dee 🙂
Well…3 hours and 2500 items later…we’re off! 17 hours left to bring your inventory! And can I tell you the cute level of some of these items!!!! It ALMOST makes me want another baby…ummmm probably NOT the right reason :).
Ok, for those whom I have confused, you DO NOT need an appointment if you have less than 175 items…no worries. And YES, we invite friends and family and former shoppers and neighbors and strangers to shop Tuesday night at 7:30 til 9:00. ONLY THOSE WITH A TICKET WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER AT 5…YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! You will receive this “golden ticket” (no, not really gold) after you fill out your paper work and place your items in the store and see a volunteer. Oh, and please come to the back of the building for receiving. We’ll all be there and if there is a line, there will be numbers on notecards to keep your place…take one.
Finally…DON’T FORGET YOUR INVENTORY REPORT!!!!
You ladies are cracking me up! I can only imagine the chaos in your home right now because YOU HAVE BEEN BUSY!!!! These last 2 days you’ve entered thousands of items…yes, that’s not a typo…2 days and THOUSANDS of items later. We are going to have an incredible sale! Just maybe this is going to be worth cleaning that urinal (ok, probably not, but how many of you can say you’ve had the “opportunity” to clean a public urinal? HAhahahahaha!). Yes, the joy of consignment ownership has now placed me in the elite of urinal cleaners…this is how God keeps me where I need to be ;). Oh, and if anyone needs someone who knows how to swing a Swiffer and scrub a floor…just ask.
Enough rambling, let’s get to business…Receiving begins later today (HA!) and we are booked, so for those of you coming without an appointment, please be patient. Give yourself an hour to get here, unload, set up, and place on the floor. For those who are brining lots of clothes, you will be able to take a rack to your car (there is a ramp), but be careful driving (cars and racks). There are holes in the asphalt where the plumbers had to dig. For those of you who have large items in a truck (this does not include SUV’s), there is a loading dock in the back. Feel free to use it, but let us help you…it’s high and meant for an 18 wheeler. Parking is tight…please be careful backing out to leave. There are yellow poles everywhere and Renee and I have come perilously close to them…LOOK WHEN BACKING!!!!
Things to remember…YOUR INVENTORY REPORT!!!!!! YOUR INVENTORY REPORT!!!!!!! YOUR INVENTORY REPORT!!!!!! Please don’t forget your inventory report :). We do not have internet or a printer at the store. When at receiving, you will sign the Seller’s Agreement (green paper). It says you know nothing has been recalled, the $5 selling fee will be taken out of your check, you expect 70% of your sales, and the date to pick up unsold items and your check. There are a few other things on there too…please make sure you read and sign it before leaving. We will also have a handout (now I sound like a teacher) discussing parking. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF OUR NEIGHBORS! PetSupermarket has been GREAT and we want to respect their spaces. Please stay out of the front spaces to the building. Use the spaces around the back of the building. The hand out will fill you in on parking for Tuesday but we are encouraging ALL to carpool!!!!
Alright, it looks like this is going to be the biggest and best yet! Maybe you’ll even be able to move the clothes on the racks (well, one can wish). Can you tell it’s 1AM? And this is our early night! See you soon!
Well…you have certainly been busy this weekend! You have been entering items like crazy! Good job!
A little housekeeping…
We have a few (and I mean a few) extra hangers…email me if you need directions.
Remember to have the price on only ONE of the tags to your items that have parts that you want to label…this is mainly in reference to large toys with accessories or furniture that comes unassembled. The extra tags can be handwritten on notecards.
For those with over 175 items…email us 3 best times for you during receiving hours to set up an appointment.
DON’T FORGET YOUR INVENTORY REPORT when you come in for receiving.
See you in a few! 🙂