Consignment sale totals are up for the second full day. I’ve now sold 123 of 390 items. Only 38 items sold today. I’m feeling rather discouraged, like this was all a big waste of time. One day left (the half-off day) and I’ve only sold about 1/3 of what I took. Most of my toys, books and movies have sold. Clothes, not so much. I think part of the problem is that I had a lot of small sizes to get rid of (between 0-12 months) because that is what my youngest has recently outgrown. And there is a lot of “competition” in these sizes – so many people bring them. Also, I think part of the issue is that this is only the second time this sale has been held in my town, and the last time was over a year ago. People just aren’t sure what it’s all about yet. And, although it is held at the state fairgrounds, it’s in a kind of odd, out of the way building that I have never been to for anything else. I wonder if people are having a hard time finding it.
I priced almost all of my clothes low, and marked them for discount too, so here’s hoping they all go flying out the door tomorrow. I went back and shopped a bit this evening (consignors got a jump on the 50% off sale) and I noticed that a lot of the consignors chose NOT to discount their items on the last day. I thought that was kind of odd, but hopefully it means my stuff will have less competition tomorrow!