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If you know me, you know that mommyhood has made me an avid bargain shopper. This being said, I love me some consignment sales. Now I am no expert on these sales, yet! But I would say I was pretty pleased with my finds. I'll share a few upcoming sales with you and hope that you have as good of luck as I've had in the past. And here they are with some pros and cons.

Southern Crescent Parents of Multiples' Second Time Around Sale:
I have gone to the SCPM sale twice and you'll remember I found the exersaucer that D still LOVES in the spring sale. Other than this find, I wasn't as pleased with this spring sale as I was with the one last year. They do have a lot of new clothes (Carter's, etc) with tags on them. Also, this sale should have some holiday outfits and Halloween costumes. The toys were clean and they did have a lot of them. Downside: if you don't have multiples, a lot of the strollers, etc. are made for doubles.
My finds: exersaucer ($40), Eddie Bauer booster seat--high-back ($20), LeapFrog play table ($12), clothes, baby Bjorn carrier ($10...yes $10)
Here's the website for location and sale times.

The Kids Stuff Sale:
This is a new sale for me. Someone at church told Mom about this one in the spring. Upside: TONS of clothes. Downside: Cramped in someone's basement and some of the clothes were stained and outdated. Not a lot of babygear (playards, carseats, etc).
Just got an invite for this year. ***New: Henry Co. Board of Ed employees get to shop early if they bring their employee IDs. Therefore, I will be taking my Mom or Todd with me! :) If you don't know any, you better befriend one quick. Only a few wks before this sale.
My finds: clothes, packnplay for Mom
Check out the website for info.

Kellytown Kids:
I would say this is my favorite. Or rather has the most things I've needed. I've gone to 3 or 4 KK sales. Upside: New location with more space. Tons of clothes (namebrand) with good quality. A lot of babygear. Downside: You've already missed the summer sale. I'll update later when a date is known for the fall sale. (Sorry!)
My finds: umbrella stroller ($4), pentagon-shaped crawlthru toy with mailbox, windows, etc ($7), FisherPrice lion ride/push toy ($7), packnplay ($20), various Fisher Price toys, TONS of clothes.... at the July sale I got 20 clothing items and a few toys and shoes for $60! Not too shabby!
Watch here for fall sale announcements

I plan to hit the sale at the racetrack, Conyers Horsepark, and another in Gwinnett hopefully in the fall. I'll let you know what I find. Any feedback on these from my mommy friends that have gone???


Erica said...

Gwinnett dwarfs every consignment sale I've ever been to, and that's a LOT! Be prepared to stand in long lines. BUT also be prepared to make decisions on what you really want...there's WAY TOO MUCH to bring home!

I heart consignment sales!

The Paynes said...

After going to Gwinnett's website and reading the reviews about the wait times and chaos, I don't think I'm quite ready for that one. Plus, I only need a convertible car seat right now. That's all I'm looking for and I don't think I wanna go through all that just for one major item. Maybe I'll brave this one next year!