Going from a four bedroom house to a two-bedroom condo can feel like a daunting task when you have 30+ years of memories to find new homes for. If you have items that feel a little too nice to toss or give away, a consignment auction could be a great fit.
Here’s how it works: You box up the items that need to go. We will schedule a time to pick up the items. Generally speaking, this service works best if you have a car load of items, though we can accommodate more depending on what you are selling. (If you are selling all or most of your home’s contents, an on-site auction might work better).
We will photograph and catalog the items you are looking to sell. Once we finish, we will send you a link to view your consignment inventory.
The items will be included in an upcoming multi-consignor auction event. This is an online auction that we run on Auction Ninja. Bidders from all over New England will view the auction and bid on items. Once the auction closes, we will host a pick up event for winners to come collect their items. We also ship to help expand buyer reach. This is all done from our location, you don’t have to do a thing! Though you are welcome to watch the auction close live if you’d like – grab some takeout and make an entertaining evening-at-home of it.
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?
For most items, consignment is a 50/50 split. That includes pick up of your items, photography, cataloging and getting sold items into the hands of their new owners.
How long does it take to sell the items?
Timing will vary based on the date of the next multi-consignor auction. We will be sure to provide you with an estimated time frame, though we generally try not to extend beyond one month.
What happens to things that don’t sell?
Unsold items can be donated or you may pick them up.
Is there anything you don’t take?
We are unable to accept the following items:
- Unmarked vases
- Unmarked plain stemware
- Children's books and toys manufactured within the last 20 years
- Picture frames and unsigned framed art
- Party supplies
- Holiday decorations manufactured within the last 20 years
- Items from places like the Christmas Tree Shop, Dollar Tree, Etc.
- Older model televisions
- Large furniture pieces like dining room table sets and hutches
We recommend donating these items to a Saver's store location or a thrift store local to you. If you have larger pieces of furniture to sell, a consignment store is your best bet. Call ahead to ensure they are taking items. We like Consignment Corner in Amherst, NH, Consignment Gallery in Bedford, NH, and Village Consignment in Chelmsford, MA. If these locations are not convenient to you, try searching Google for "Consignment Store Near Me."