HOW IT WORKS
First, please inspect your things carefully before offering them for sale. Clothing we buy must be in resell-able condition: clean, pressed (if necessary), and free of any staining or noticeable wear. Unfortunately, we can't accept bargain brands such as Target (Cherokee, Circo), Old Navy, Carter's, or Children's Place unless they are new with tags.
You may bring your things in at any time -- no appointment necessary. However, if you have a large quantity, you may want to call or email us in advance. For exceptional lots of boutique items, we'll work with your schedule and even, on occasion, pick up.
All incoming items must be enclosed in plastic bags or lidded bins. If items cannot fit in bags, please call in advance before bringing them in.
CONSIGNMENT. Monk's Trunk prefers to work on a consignment basis. With consignment, you'll receive a percentage based on the sales price, after an item sells. The percentage you received is based on the actual sales price. The breakdown is as follows:
* 60% for items that sell for $200 or more;
* 50% for items $51 to $199
* 40% for items $6 to $50;
* 25% for items $5 or less
Click here to read our consignment agreement.
Consignment works on a seasonal basis. The way to make the most money is to bring things in at the beginning of the season. For fall/winter, that's late August, September, or early October (for heavy winter gear). For spring/summer, that's late February or March. You can bring things in ANY time of year, but Monk's Trunk reserves the right to either store items for a later consignment date or buy them outright, at our discretion.
SELL OUTRIGHT. If consignment won't work for you, we also buy outright. For most items, we offer 25% of the sales price, paid after items are processed (usually 24 hours). Note that we are pickier with things we buy outright, and we seldom buy baby clothes outright.
HEAT TREATMENT FEE. Regardless of whether you are consigning or selling, all lots of clothing received will be subject to a heat treating fee: $2.75 per laundry load. This fee will not be charged up front but will be deducted from your earnings.
NEED MORE INFO? Please see Frequently Asked Questions.
WHAT KIND OF GEAR AND TOYS SELL WELL?
Sorry, but we cannot accept cribs or other large furniture items. Please email us ahead of time if you have any questions about what we can and can't take.
Baby carriers (ErgoBaby, Moby, Beco, Maya, mai tai's)
Push bikes / trycles / ride-on toys (Skuut, Like-a-bike)
Rain boots and snow boots
Bumbos (neutral colors); call to make sure we don't already have a bunch
Potty seats by MacLaren, Safety First, or Boon
Strollers (MacLaren, Uppababy, Bugaboos, City Mini, Phil & Ted etc.)
Stroller bunting - toddler sizes (JJ Cole Bundle Me, 7am); we are not taking infant BundleMe's
Scooters (Mini-Kick, Radio Flyer, Razor, Kettler)
Stokke high chairs
Snap and go's
GoGo Kidz travelmate or infant cruiser
Peekaru's or similar bunting for baby carriers
Ride on toys
Blankets by Aden and Anais
Britax and Graco car seats (Marathon, Roundabout)
American doll (must be excellent condition)
Hardcover children's books and popular board books (Dr. Suess, Sandra Boynton)
Thomas the Train items
Toys by Plan, Haba, Pintoy, Green Toys, Automoblox
SORRY, WE DON'T ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING
Bedding (BreathableBaby bumper okay)
Used Breast pumps, except for Medela double electrics
Plush items (stuffed animals, etc.)
Bouncers (except for Bjorn Babysitter or other high-end)
Baby Bath Tubs
Diaper Genies or similar
Wooden peg puzzles (unless new in package)
Cribs and other large items
Please email or call ahead before bringing in large items - we may not be able to use them.