Top Ten Items That Bring in the Most Cash at a Consignment Sale

We are excited about Just Between Friends Northwest San Antonio’s Fall Sale coming up October 8–10. We have partnered with JBF on this sponsored post to help our readers know which items will bring in the big bucks!

We’re done. The decision that there will be no more babies in our house comes with a little grief but also relief to know what the future holds. I think my husband is most excited about “the purge”: being able to finally get rid of ALL that baby gear that is taking up incredible amounts of storage space in our house. When you pile it all up, it can be disheartening to realize how much money was invested in all of that gear. We weighed our decisions on just what to do with all of this…stuff. We thought about donating, giving it away to friends, or just dumping it. But really, the easiest and most economical decision for us is consignment. And with Just Between Friends Northwest San Antonio’s Fall Sale coming up October 8–10, it was simply a no-brainer.

As a mom, extra cash in my pocket is always a bonus. Consignment sales are an easy way to not only make a few extra bucks but also purge the gear, knowing another family will get good use out of the items that were at one point such an investment to us.

As I surveyed the purge pile, I wanted to know exactly what kind of money I could expect to get through consigning with the Just Between Friends Sale. I spoke with the team behind JBF to find out what the top dollar items are at October’s sale and how I could price accordingly. Consignors make 60% of their sales, less a $10 consignor fee. If you volunteer to work the event, you earn 70%, minus the $10 consignor fee. If you are volunteering and volunteered at their previous event (in this case, in spring of 2015), your $10 consignor fee is waived. Generally, items sell from 25–50% of the original price depending on the condition.

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Here are the top 10 items that bring in the most cash at a consignment sale:

1. Outdoor Toys
Sales Price: $10.00–$120.00+ (depending on the item and its condition)
Items: slides, play houses, sand tables, water slides, bikes, ride-on toys, wagons

2. Kids’ Furniture
Sales Price: $10.00–$150.00+ (depending on the item and its condition)
Items: cribs, changing tables

3. Shoes
Sales Price: up to $30 for higher-end shoes (e.g., Ugg boots or specialty shoes) or up to $20 for other shoes

4. Baby Transportation
Sales Price: up to $80 for single strollers (more for specialty or boutique) or up to $150 for double strollers (more for specialty or boutique)
Items: strollers, carriers, car seats

5. Baby Gear
Sales Price & Items: up to $45 for bouncy seats, up to $60 for swings, and up to $120 for pack ‘n’ plays

6. Toys
Sales Price: varies, depending on item and condition
Items: Legos, American Girl dolls, American Girl furniture

7. Books, Movies, & Electronic Games
Sales Price: varies, depending on title and condition

8. Sports Equipment
Sales Price: varies, depending on the item and the condition

9. Cloth Diapers
Sales Price: $2–$5

10. Costumes
Sales Price: up to $12 (more for specialty or boutique)

Are you interested in consigning at Just Between Friends’ upcoming sale? Be sure to visit their seller’s page. Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for some amazing deals on Thursday, October 8, Friday and October 9, and score even more deals on Half-Price Shopping Day on Saturday, October 10! To shop early, you can become a consignor and volunteer to work at the sale, and don’t miss early shopping opportunities for first-time moms, teachers, and military wives. If you qualify for one of these pre-sales, register on the website today. You need to register for each event and bring your military or teacher ID to the pre-sale. Sign-ups close the Sunday before the event!

Just Between Friends Northwest Fall Sale
October 8–10, 2015
Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Rd. (Hwy. 46 E.), Boerne, Texas 78006

Brooke graduated high school from right here in San Antonio. After twelve years of living everywhere from Colorado to Greece, London to Atlanta, she and her husband have made San Antonio home and have become parents to their daughter and son. Brooke loves finding undiscovered activities around the city and dragging her kids along! She is a runner, an amateur cook that loves trying out San Antonio’s growing culinary scene and is actively involved in non-profit organizations in San Antonio.