That’s one of the many reasons we love JBF –
you can purge a lot of little toys to add up to one big check.
Pretty much toys of any kind are accepted. They need to be in good working order, if they take a battery it must be operating. (How good does that battery have to be?? As long as the toy turns on, it’s good enough. Don’t keep stock in Size C? We’ve got them at drop off for a nominal charge.) If they come with pieces, it needs to have all the pieces. No one wants to open up an alphabet jungle house and find out that Bubba Bear and PeeWee Penguin are missing!
What about that stack of pieces-parts that have been underfoot for months? Those gallon size zip top bags are genius for this. Put the pieces in, drop the tag in, zip the top and then tape it shut.
What about two large pieces that need to stay together? Put them back-to-back or in a way that the buyer can see the most important parts. Place the tag in a convenient spot and tape it up.
Will the top of the box fly open and parts will fall out? Tape it closed.
Are you seeing a theme here?
We can’t tell you how many little parts wander away from their home. Think of the movie Toy Story – and keep the friends together!
If you are concerned about packing tape – try painters tape. They sell rolls of it at various dollar stores. And yes, sometime tape just won’t work. Zip ties, rubber bands, string, etc are all fine. Just please, oh please, make sure that we can scan the tag and that all the parts are there.
A few final thoughts:
- Original packaging helps sell the product – but it is certainly not needed.
- Don’t outprice yourself on common, tried-and-true kids toys. Little People are totally awesome. And 157 other consignors also thought so!*
- Consider donating toys if they don’t sell. They end up with at-risk, homeless or displaced kids right here in West Michigan. We promise they go to good homes….and they’re out from under your feet!
Use tape. Get the parts together. Use more tape. Price well. Enjoy a clean home.
For a few months!
* Yes, you’re right. 157 people don’t always sell Little People at the sale. They are beloved and a crowd favorite. But you get our drift!