How to consign small and non furniture items at Phantastic Phinds.
What is consignment?
The word consignment means placing an item in the hands of another person, but retaining ownership until the item is sold. In the context of the sale it is understood that the consignee(in this case Phantastic Phinds) pays the consignor(you) only after the sale, from its proceeds.
What we do for you.
We are the only company in the area to set up a private login consignors account so you can keep track of pricing and items sold.
We market your items heavily on both various online venues and in store, as our web site is live and updated every 15 minutes.
We use many different avenues to come up with fair market value for your items, including an appraisal service and past sales history.
We are the only local company that you can buy your items online and have them shipped through out the country.
We are the only company to market your items many different way. We do not just put a colored sticker on it and put it on the floor for sale.
We do a bi weekly blog listing al new arrivals so your items get maximum exposure.
We are open 6 days a week Tues- Fri
Sat 10-5 10-5:30. Sunday 11-4
We do not close early on a whim but only if road conditions turn dangerous in the winter.
We are the only Local consignment shop to be featured on HGTV, Best of Philly and Montgomery county and a wonderful mention in Playboy Magazine and Philly voice.
We accept credit cards not just cash and we allow for a 3 day pick up on sold items. So we make it easier for people to buy your items without having strangers come to your house or a strange parking lot to exchange cash. We are a safe alternative to selling it yourself.
How much money will I receive from the sale of my item(s)
You will receive 50% of the selling price.
How do I schedule an appointment to consign small wares?
In order to schedule an appointment to consign your small wares, you must call or come in on the days listed below. There is a very high demand for small wares consignment, so 12 days a year we have our appointment day. On our appointment days, we open up our appointment book to schedule appointments for the upcoming Month. For example; on December 2016's appointment day, we will be scheduling appointments for January, Once we have scheduled all of our available appointments for that month, we close our appointment book until the next appointment day.
Do I need to come into the store on appointment day to get an appointment?
While it is highly recommended that you do come in person to secure your appointment, if you are unable to come in you may try calling the store. We will only begin answering the phone on appointment day after all in store customers have been assigned an appointment. If you are calling, please do not leave a message. We must speak with you directly to schedule an appointment.
When is your next appointment day?
How many items can I bring with me to my appointment?
You may bring up to 30 items for review during your scheduled appointment.
What if I can not make my scheduled appointment?
If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment please call the store at 267-428-5459 We will try to accommodate you. If that is not possible, we will try to reschedule or add you to our cancelation list.
I missed appointment day. Is it too late for me?
No. We do operate a cancelation list. To put your name on the list please call us at 267-428-5459
What types of items should I bring during my scheduled appointment?
You can view a complete list of what we do and do not take here.
What condition should my items be in?
All items must be cleaned and ready for display. If an item needs to be cleaned, you may be charged a small cleaning fee not to exceed $50. If you are bringing any artwork, please make sure that the hanging mechanism is intact and functional.
What my cause you to reject my items?
We will not accept any item that is cracked, chipped, stained, exposed to water, mildew, mold, smoke, or moth balls. We reserve the right to reject any item for any reason. If you are unsure if you should bring an item or not please email or call 267-428-5459 for clarification.
Can I bring in small furniture as part of my small wares appointment?
No. If it is a stand alone piece that sits on the floor it is not considered a small ware. (see how to consign furniture)
When will I be paid?
You will be paid for your sold items within 30 Days from the end of your consignment period.
What if I would like an early pickup on an item or items?
You will be charged $45.00 or 50% of the original list price closing fee, whichever is higher, to cover the extensive labor that goes into processing and marketing your items .
What happens to my items if they do not sell?
Any of your unsold items can be returned to you after the end of the 90 day consignment contract period or you can choose to have them donated into our "Share the Love" program. We have occasional charity sales in which 100% of the proceeds are donated to Your Way Home . The majority of items consigned with us sell within 45 days or so, and we have a 99% record of selling consigned furniture. Typically, there are not many items left to be returned at the end of your consignment period. If you have items to be picked up we will call and email you when your check has been cut and is ready for pickup.