Monday, March 30, 2015

The Dos And Donts of Consignment Shopping

In this post I will be sharing a few tips about shopping consignment.  What is consignment?  Theoretically, it's a batch of goods destined for or delivered to someone. Realistically, it's a more appealing way to to describe second hand, thrift and re-sale shops.  Although, the first thing that pops in the consumer's mind when we hear "resale, second hand, consignment or thrift stores is "Deals".  That isn't always the outcome.  I am going to brief you on three main factors that can help you always find the best deals when shopping consignment.

1.   Always google the items questioned for purchase.  You need to check authenticity, original price of the brand and style and look for any signs of defect, permanent damage meaning marks and rips and complete details of listing(s).
 2.  If a shoe is selling for $200, you should find out the original pricing.  If original pricing is $400, ask the consigner if the price is negotiable.  That isn't a deal unless the shoe is brand new.  Otherwise, you are paying retail markdown for a pre-owned item.
3.  Never purchase undergarments, swimwear, girdles, or bodysuits pre-owned.  This is for sanitary and hygiene purposes.  It's never good to share panties with anyone other than yourself.
4.  DO NOT purchase any white garments pre-owned.  White is a very gentle and easily ruined color.   It can sometimes take on the appearance of being dingy after worn only once.  White shirts also are easily stained by deodorants.  They leave a yellow stain under the pits that are sometimes unremoveable.

Although, there are many more more tips that I have, these are just the ones that I find more important.  Hopefully, you these tips will help you the same that they have helped me.  Try them out by visiting htt://