I’ll never forget in the fall of 2006 I was invited to my first baby consignment sale. I was already overwhelmed as an expectant first time mom with registering and the oodles of baby stuff you needed (that would soon be everywhere in my house). I promptly said “no, thank you” and passed on my opportunity to go to an All 4 Kids Consignment sale. My mom went on without me and brought me back a like-new Snuglie baby carrier. These things go for up to $70 at Target. She got mine for $8.00, and it looked brand new. I was intrigued and there in that one item was born a love for baby consignment sales, and as I would discover later on it really was a love for All 4 Kids Consignment sales.
All 4 Kids has two sales seasons a year. There is one at the end of winter to buy all your spring/summer clothes, and there is one in the summer to buy all your fall/winter clothes. They hold sales in several areas over the course of serval weekends for each season. I love that is broken up by seasons, so you can easily find the items you need and not have to wade through winter jackets when you are looking for a bathing suit, but I am rushing ahead! You need to know how I got there!
I had my first son the following March 2007. That fall was my first time shopping. I loved it. From that sale on I have not missed an All 4 Kids sale. It is kind of like a rush or adrenaline high when you find something you love for a deal! If you love to thrift and antique, you would LOVE baby consignment sales. I think after two seasons, I started learning tricks of the trade with consigning. If you sign up to be a seller (and sell the baby items you don’t need/want anymore), you get to shop earlier than the public at these sales. If you are a seller AND a volunteer (you agree to give some of your time to help set up, run a cash register, etc), you get to shop even earlier!! Needless to say, I am always up for a good sale. I have been a seller ever since. At times I have been able to volunteer as well (depending on life with my three and who is able to help me watch them so I can go volunteer).
My friends and I have made these All 4 Kids sales a girl’s night. We always meet up early, go to the sale, stand in line with a sweet tea, talk, make lists of things we want to find, shop, sit and admire each other’s finds, help one another decide if an item is a necessity or not, check out, and then we go to dinner afterwards! No joke. These sales are something we have come to look forward to! We get that rush that you might know from Black Friday Shopping. It’s like a hunt to get in there and find the best deal on the item you want or need the most. I love them!
A few of my favorite finds over the years are a double jogging stroller for $50, brand new converse shoes for $6, Fischer Price outdoor plastic tricycle for $5, cowboy boots right in time for my sisters country wedding for $4, and oodles of toys. I am telling you the deals are unreal! Sometimes I just merely have clothes on my list, but I come home with WAY more. There is always some superhero for a $1 or pirate ship for $3 that I know I can’t live without! I think it is the best place ever to buy toys!
I am selling agin this year! One thing that has made All 4 Kids stand out to me is the level of excellence they have in the items they take to sell. After going to a few other baby consignment sales through the years, All 4 Kids is the ONLY one I go to now. Until I became a seller I didn’t realize all the “rules” on the items we give them to sell. First of all, with All 4 Kids it has to be all stain and rip free clothing, and they check each item at our drop off carefully looking for these. Everything that requires batteries needs to have working batteries in it, so the buyers can see that the item works. Also, it might sound like a little thing, but the clothes have to have cardstock tags, and the tags have to be the required size and pinned onto the clothing in a particular way. I’ll spare you ALL the details, but I will tell you these small things are huge! Not every baby consignment sale goes to these measures to make sure you are getting something good and you have an enjoyable shopping experience.
I can’t wait to shop Wednesday night with one of my best friends and sister-in-law. It will be a good time. I will let you all know what I find! But PLEASE don’t just take my word for it…go check it out! The sale is open to the public starting this Thursday. It is located right behind the Hobby Lobby on Alpharetta Hwy in Roswell. Here are the details:
(Corner of Holcomb Bridge Rd -Hwy 92 and Alpharetta Hwy)
5000 Commerce Pkwy., Roswell, GA 30075
Thurs., August 2nd, 9:30(or 8:30)*-7:00pm
(no strollers prior to 11am)
Fri., August 3rd, 24th, 9:00-7:00
Sat., August 4th, 9:00-1:00
(many items 1/2 off on Sat.)
I can’t wait to go shop! These pictures are from their Cobb Country Fair Ground sale last weekend, but I promise you, every sale has this much “awesomeness”. I’m looking for a single jogging stroller and some superhero/princess costumes for dress up! If you are able to go, you SHOULD!! Please let them know when you check out that you heard about this sale from the deuel blog. It is pronounced “dual” not “devel”. (that one drives my husband insane!)
Thank you so much for reading about one of my LOVES, and I hope you go and fall in love with this consignment sale like I have!
Definitely jealous of this! WOW.
I so wish you could come!! You would LOVE it!!
Lauren H. says
Thanks for posting this Erica! I was on the fence about whether or not to go, but I signed up and got in early for the first time mom’s preview on Wednesday! I’m looking forward to it, and I’ll keep my eyes peeled for you and the girls!
Aww That’s awesome Lauren!! I am so glad you are going and that you got a first time mom’s pass!! You wont regret it!! Let me know what you find!!! I will look for you tonight! If they ask you at check out, how you heard about them…please tell them my post helped get you there!!
Mom to Erica says
A buyers dream for sure! Erica, don’t forget the “new” dual breast pump I got for $80!
HAha I thought of that deal right away, but I decided to not post it because you aren’t allowed to sell breast pumps anymore :(. I don’t know why…but I didn’t want to get anyones hopes up!