The Thrift Shop has a fabulous selection of clothing for men, women and children, plus beautiful and unique home décor, antiques, music, vinyl, books, and so much more!  Request a tax deductible receipt for donating your gently used items.

For consignment, we accept items that are clean, in great condition, currently in style, and in demand.

 

Click here to access your consignment account: My Account


Consignment Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I get started consigning?

Selling your items with us is easy!

Furniture – email a photo(s) of your furniture to info@greenwoodconsignment.org, and we will evaluate whether it is something we think we can sell. If you don’t have access to email or a digital camera, drop by the shop with a traditional photo. Once we decide to take your item(s), we will schedule an appointment for you.

Decor items – art, lamps, rugs or decor objects – you can call/email Greenwood and set up an appointment to bring your items to us.

Jewelry – Please place your jewelry in a zip-loc bag and bring it to Greenwood anytime during business hours.

If you have several large pieces and would prefer to have it evaluated in your home, please call the shop to schedule a date and time convenient for both of us. There is a $25 fee for this home assessment service.

How do I prepare my items for consignment?

Before you bring in items to the store, please make sure they are clean, “issue-free” and have all the necessary parts/hardware included. We may not accept items that are not adequately prepared for sale, and if we do, we may charge a handling fee to clean, polish, touch-up, repair, etc. Attention to details will make the difference in how well an item looks and sells. Remember, the key to a profitable sale is quality and presentation!

What items do you we accept for consignment?

We are interested in any attractive piece that would fit in the home. Below is a list of what we accept for consignment:

Furniture with Timeless Styling

• Tables (all kinds)
• Chairs, Barstools
• Sofas, Loveseats, Sectionals
• Chests, Trunks
• Beds (with frames)
• Dressers
• Nightstands
• Armoires
• Bookcases, Etageres
• Plant Stands

Home Decor

• Decorative Accessories
• Vintage Items
• Framed Artwork and Mirrors
• Table Linens
• Planters, Vases & Pottery
• Collectible Dishes, Crystal
• Dishes, Glassware, Flatware
• Fireplace Accessories
• Seasonal Items
• Lamps (must have a shade) and Clocks (battery or bulb must be supplied)

Please Note – Although we carefully inspect items before acceptance, defective items can be missed and we reserve the right to return any defective items. Once notified, you will have 3 business days to reclaim the items before they are donated.

What is not accepted?

Please do not be offended if we do not accept all of your items. Through experience we know what will and won’t sell. We may not accept items housed in a smoking or pet environment. We retain the right to decline items for consignment based on current inventory levels, your asking price, condition or past experience.

We Do Not Accept the Following Items for Consignment:

◾Anything with cracks, splits or chips (unless approved by a manager)
◾Anything with missing part or parts: Pitchers w/o lids, Soup tureens w/o ladles, Sugar bowls w/o
lids, Sugars w/o creamers (and vice versa)
◾Appliances – Large or Small
◾Bath Linens
◾Beds w/missing parts
◾Building Materials, Hardware (we DO accept architectural elements)
◾Candles
◾Clothing
◾Drapery Hardware
◾Electronics, TVs, Computers, Printers
◾Exercise Equipment
◾Infant Furniture & Accessories
◾Items we cannot sell for at least $9 unless in multiple quantities
◾Glass Tables
◾Oak Anything! i.e. desks, tables, china cabinets (some exceptions with manager approval)
◾Mattresses
◾Most Crystal & Silverplate (unless ‘tis the season!)
◾No Cribs
◾No Dolls
◾Personal or Medical Supplies
◾Pet Supplies
◾Photo Frames
◾Plastic Floral and Greenery
◾Power Tools
◾Punch Bowls
◾Round Coffee Tables (they HAVE to be awesome)Paperback Books
◾Rugs & Fabrics w/ANY soils or smells (too expensive to clean)
◾Single Barstools
◾Single Dining Room Chairs – Sets of >4 preferred but pairs can be accepted with manager approval
◾Sports or Camping Equipment
◾Stemware in Groups
◾Toys & Games (unless vintage/ good condition)
◾Unframed Artwork, Posters
◾Videos, Tapes, CDs, Records

Do you have insurance to cover my items?

Greenwood Consignment Gallery has general liability insurance and coverage for our business property. However, since we do not own the items you consign with us, you may wish to cover any items of exceptional value under your home-owners/renters insurance policy. We can not be held responsible for any damage, breakage, loss by fire, water, theft or other loss to the item.

What about holiday or seasonal items?

About 8 weeks before major holidays we will start accepting decorations and holiday items. Holiday/seasonal items that do not sell need to be picked up within a week after the holiday is over. If not reclaimed within 1 week, they will be donated.

What happens if I forget to reclaim my items?

At the end of your 60-day contract, you will have a 3-day window in which to make arrangements to retrieve your items. After your items are priced, you will receive an email listing your consignment items, pricing, 3-day pickup window, website and consignor number. We will not send out reminders. It is your responsibility to track the expiration and FINAL PICK-UP DATE. Anything that is left beyond that date will become the property of Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

What happens if my items don’t sell?

Should your item(s) not sell within the 60 days in our showroom, you will have two options:
• Reclaim your item within 3 days after expiration
• Donate it to GWRC and receive tax deductible receipt

When am I paid?

All consignor checks ($11.00 & over) are available for pick-up the 10th – 25th of every month for sales from the previous month. Checks are mailed if not picked up by the 25th.  A processing fee of $1 is deducted from each check.

Before consignor checks are processed, the last day of the month, you may use the funds in your account to make purchases in The Consignment Gallery.

Are there any hidden or additional fees?

• There is a one-time $5 account set-up fee that will be deducted from the first consignor check you receive.
• Items picked up before the 60-day contract ends will be subject to a handling charge of $25 or 25% of selling price, whichever is greater.
• There is a nominal administrative fee added to each priced item.

Are there price markdowns?

Most items in the store will be reduced by 20% if it is here for more than 30 days.  Additional reductions may apply for holiday/seasonal items. Gold and Silver jewelry is never marked down.

How long is the consignment period?

We maintain all consignor contracts for 60 days (holiday items have an adjusted time period). This results in a constant turnover of quality goods, promoting high repeat shopper traffic and thus making your items more likely to sell.
Jewelry contracts for 3 – 4 months depending on the base metals, stones, etc.

Can I check the sales status of items I’ve consigned?

When you consign with us, you will be able to access your account online to check on your consignment status and account balance.

When can I bring items to the shop?

We ask that you call/email Greenwood for an appointment to bring items by the shop Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Same-day appointments are available. Please email photos of your furniture.

Do you buy items outright?

Occasionally we will purchase furniture outright.

What percentage will I make?

We offer a 50/50 split for all items, minus any fees. We’re here to work for you! We operate seven days a week to sell your home furnishings. Your item(s) are displayed in an attractive, well-lit, eye-catching retail setting, and our staff is great at assisting buyers with their decorating needs. Our store location and hours are advertised using several media venues. We accept most major credit cards.

How are prices set?

We price items based upon their quality, condition, age and popularity. By using information that you supply (age, original cost, history, last cleaning or reupholstering and your expectations) along with our knowledge, we strive to obtain the best return for your merchandise. When your items are priced, they are immediately displayed on our sales floor. If you have a price expectancy on any item(s), please let us know before you bring them in for consignment.

Please note: for fine jewelry with precious stones, we ask that you to bring in the original sales information by a certified gemologist. This will help us to better price your fine jewelry.