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Basic Principles of the Consignment Agreement
 
  • Things Consignment Team and the Consignor agree to the selling price of each item the Consignor wishes to offer.
  • The consignment term is 6 months, with prices discounted by 20% for items unsold after 3 months.
  • The Consignor receives 60% of the final selling price.
  • Unsold goods are returned at the end of the contract. The Things team contacts the Consignor to advise that the items may be reclaimed.
  • Payment for items sold occurs as follows:
    • Sold items are recorded in the Consignor account.
    • Payments are by mailed cheque, accompanied by a statement.
    • Cheques are issued when the balance reaches $50, any balance when a contract concludes, or any balance at the end of Things financial year (June 30).  
  • All items are placed at Things with the understanding that the shop is not responsible for loss of or damage to items.
  • The Consignor is responsible to transport larger items to Things.
  • All items must be clean, undamaged and in good working order.  An effective presentation adds appeal to a prospective buyer.
 
What Things may I Consign
 
Things accepts items for consignment based on their unique features. The following items are more frequently sought after by our customers:
 
  • Art glass – vases, perfume bottles, dishes
  • Blankets of quality, such as Hudson Bay Store
  • China and some dinner sets, including serving and completer pieces, which must be pre-approved
  • Clocks – grandfather, mantel, crystal
  • Crystal – sets of glasses, vases, serving pieces
  • Cup and saucers, rare or unusual only
  • Evening bags (not purses for daily use)
  • Figurines such as Lladro, Goebel, and some Royal Doulton
  • Furniture
  • Jewellery – gold, silver, vintage costume, watches in working condition
  • Lamps in working order
  • Pictures – oil, watercolour, lithograph, prints
  • Pottery
  • Silver plate or sterling silver (without inscriptions)
  • Table linens (good condition; excluding bridge-size tablecloths)
  • Vintage Pyrex and Corning Ware
Please note: Things occasionally limits consignment of specific items to offer a balanced inventory. Furniture and dinner sets must be pre-approved prior to being accepted for Consignment.
Consigning at Things is Easy
  • Review the preceding list to identify items for consideration by the Things Consignment Team.
  • Call 204-284-7331 on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday morning to request a consignment appointment. We cannot accommodate walk-in appointments.
  • During a 30-minute appointment, the Consignment Team can accept 12-15 items. Additional appointments can be made.
 
Donations
We also welcome donated items to be sold in our annual September Sidewalk Sale.  Donations can be dropped off Monday - Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  For larger items please call 204-284-7331 to ensure we have available space for your item.
 
 
We look forward to working with you