The software system allows you to set your own prices for your items. It allows you to discount items to 50% on the last day of the sale. The computer will automatically make the discount if you check the box when you are entering that item. I know when I bring my items to a consignment sale, I don’t want them back! I would rather receive some money at 50% off than no money. When you check your settlement report, you can view your items and how much they sold for (full price or half price) and on which day they were sold. This will give you an idea of how many items get sold on the last day. Shoppers are looking for good deals and this is one of many ways to accomplish that!
Another alternative is to donate your items at the end of the sale. If you like that idea, check the “Donate” box right under the discount box. If you check “Donate”, the discount box will automatically be checked “yes” as well. This means any of your UNSOLD items at the end of the sale, will go to charity. Your tags will print with a D on them in the lower right hand corner. At the end of the sale, this D tells our staff that your item is being donated and will go in a box for various non-profit organizations.
We have partnered with five non-profit organizations within Maine that assist our local community members. The donations will be given to them at the end of the sale and we will not have a way to retrieve them. Additionally, any items not picked up by the deadline will also be donated.