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Sick of looking at cluttered rooms? Make it all disappear with Bird’s Nest Auctions’ clutter busting services.
Everything you need to know:
The first step is the hardest, and you may have already done it: Face the rooms and closets you’ve been avoiding for months on end. Typically, you’ll end up with some items that need to be donated, some that need to trashed, and some items that have value and can be sold on consignment.
When you’re ready to have the consignment items picked up, send me a text or email and we’ll get it on the calendar. The initial pick up fee is $30, and is deducted from the first month’s sales. That covers a full car load of items. If you have more than that or bulkier items, we can schedule an additional pick up or utilize a trailer. A trailer load is also $30.
For example, if you have a car load and a trailer load of items to consign, a total of $60 will be taken off the first month’s sales.
You can start living the clutter-free life right away! Meanwhile, at Bird’s Nest HQ, I will be sorting everything into one of three places:
- Most items will be added to my next multi-consignor auction. This is hands down the quickest way to finds new homes for your things.
- Items that are in demand and of particular value are listed on eBay, Etsy and Facebook Marketplace as appropriate. These are things that would sell within 30 days on those sites.
- Items that are worn, stained or broken are thrown away. While there’s always a few things that end up in this category, an excess of trash will result in a $10 per-bag fee to cover dump costs. Your sorting efforts ahead of time will make this a non-issue.
Once everything is photographed and listed, I will send you a link to your consignment inventory.
That’s it! You’re ready to start collecting your monthly consignment proceeds. My goal is to sell as much as I can in 30 days, though a typical consignment period is 60 days. Payouts are sent on the first of the month via Venmo, PayPal or check.
Who this is for: You have things that seem too nice to donate, but no are no longer serving you and need a new home.
This is not for: Junk removal or low value items that need to tossed. This is also not an ideal service if you are concerned about what something will sell for.
How much do I get for my items when they sell?
The commission split varies based on the final bid price. The consignment contract has the rate table, and is available upon request.
What does your commission cover?
My commission covers item pick up and storage, photographs, writing a detailed description, listing entry, customer service and packing and shipping as appropriate.
How long are the consignment terms?
Consignment terms vary based on the date of the next multi-consignor auction.
What happens to things that don’t sell?
Unsold items can be included in a future auction, donated or you may pick them up.
Is there anything you don’t take?
I am unable to accept clothing (with the exception of quality outdoor gear). I am also not able to take picture frames, inexpensive vases or anything with significant wear.
What happens after you pick up my items?
Once I have your consignment items, I bring them to my home for processing. That means sorting and photographing, then putting everything in a dedicated storage area. Next, photos and item descriptions are added to Auction Ninja or eBay as appropriate. You will receive a link to your consignment portal in about two weeks.