Overview

The bottom line is that the better your items look, the better they will sell and the more money you will make!  Please save everyone time by pre-screening your items for stains or wear. Bring items you’re proud to sell and would consider buying again.

Whale of a Sale is marketed as “upscale” and our shoppers are looking for better brand name clothing and gear.

USE YOUR CONSIGNOR HOME PAGE TO:

  • Log into your account
  • Price Items
  • Print Tags
  • Sign up for a Drop-off Appointment
  • Sign up for a Volunteer Shift
  • View your Sold Items during the sale

YOU MAY NEED the following items:

  • Plastic/Wire Child Size Hangers (10 for $1 in Walmart baby section. Ask for FREE at local children’s stores)
  • Adult Size Hangers for maternity or larger children’s sizes
  • Safety Pins (NO STRAIGHT PINS)
  • Ziploc Bags in various sizes
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • White Cardstock Paper
  • Batteries
  • Zip-ties to pair shoes together
  • Packing tape to attach tags to toys, books, etc. (scotch tape will not stay on)
  • For faster tagging, consider a tagging gun. We recommend Ticket 2 Tagging for tagging gun purchases. They offer our consignors a 10% discount – enter WHALE10 at checkout to receive it. We like the Avery Dennison fine tagging gun kit with 2” barbs.
  • Most of these items are easily found at a dollar store. Remember, batteries are only needed to show that they work so you do not need to spend more on top brands.

Presentation of Items

CLOTHING

Clothing should be hung on hangers with the hook facing LEFT (like a ?). See picture at right:

Plastic or wire children’s hangers are acceptable for items under size 6.
Maternity clothing and older sizes should be on adult hangers.

Use safety pins or tagging gun to attach tags to clothing. No straight pins please.

Tags should be placed on right side of clothing through a seam, or through the manufacturer’s garment tag in the neckline.

tagginggunIf using a tagging gun, PLEASE tag through the manufacturer’s garment tag in the neckline or in a seam so as not to damage the item (SEE DIAGRAM BELOW). If tagging through a seam, go under the arm, at the waistband or up through a pocket. Never tag directly into the general fabric of the garment as many fabrics will never recover from these holes. This is very important!

Two piece sets should be secured with safety pins to the hanger. Pants and bloomers can be hung on the backside with two safety pins attaching them to the

TOP rung of the hanger (not bottom rung).

Pants and skirts should be pinned to the TOP rung of the hanger (not bottom rung).

Sets with accessories, hats, bows, socks, etc, should be placed in ziploc bag and safety pinned to back of hanger.

Sort items into gender and size for your drop-off appointment.

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING

  • Be sure to label sizes with a numerical value, e.g. size 5, size 6, size 7

TEEN CLOTHING

  • Please indicate TEEN on your tag. Clothing must be in a TEEN brand and sized XS-XXL.
  • Suggested brands include Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Delia’s, GAP, Juicy Couture, Wet Seal, & similar brands.

SHOES

  • We accept shoes in excellent condition.
  • Place in ziploc bag and tape tag securely in right corner. Many tags fall off shoes! Secure tag as best you can knowing shoppers will be digging through them on our shelves.
  • If your shoes are still in original boxes that are in good shape, you may also leave them in the boxes, but ziptie the shoes together and place the tag with the shoes not on the box unless the shoes are secured to the box.
  • Do not place tape over the barcode.
  • If shoes do not fit in bag, please tie tightly together or ziptie together so they do not get separated.

TOYS and EQUIPMENT

  • Must work properly. Battery operated items must have working batteries and will be tested at check-in.
  • Must be VERY CLEAN
  • Small parts must be in ziploc bags, sealed with clear packing tape, and securely attached to the main part.
  • Puzzles, toys and games must have all pieces.
  • Please no random, miscellaneous toys thrown together.
  • Do not place tape over the barcode.

BEDDING 

  • Package sets together in original packaging if available. If not available, you can purchase XL ziploc bags.
  • Additional selling feature is to place a photo of the bedding or online printout and attach to the bag.
  • Attach tag to outside upper corner with clear packing tape.
  • No stains please! We will pull out at drop-off to examine.
  • Do not place tape over the barcode.

BLANKETS

  •  Safety pin blankets over a hanger
  • Receiving blankets will only be accepted if NEW in a package or in excellent condition on a hanger. No Ziploc bags please.
  • Safety pin tags to upper right corner with the hanger open to the left (like a ?)

BOOKS, DVDS, CDs

  • We recommend Blue Painters Tape for Books, DVDs and CDs
  • Tape the tag into the back inside cover of books

LOOSE ITEMS

  • Bows, brand new socks, newborn items, etc. should be grouped into ziploc bags.
  • Secure with tape to outside of bag.
  • Do not place tape over the barcode.

Restocking:

Restocking is an opportunity to sell additional LARGE TICKET items that you might find after you shopped the Pre-Sale or a chance to bring items that you might not have tagged in time. It is for CURRENT consignors only. Our restocking will be on Thursday, September 14th from 8:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Bring items to front table just inside the gym doors.