We're so excited you thought of Resale Republic to consign your furniture and home decor. Here are some frequently asked questions.
When should I bring in what I have?
Home decor sells best in the correct retail selling seasons. We provide cash offers for all seasons, but consign only in-season items. This guarantees your items will likely sell the fastest and for more money. Bringing items in at the start of the season yields the best results. Below is our schedule of when we accept items for each season:
- February 1st - Spring (Pastels, Easter decor, greenery, colorful bright and cheery)
- April 1st - Summer (Beach and lake inspired decor, bright colors)
- August 1st - Fall (Fall decor, Halloween, darker colors)
- October 1st - Winter (Christmas, winter greenery, small trees)
What kinds of items do you consign?
We are looking for the following year round (and seasonally relevant):
- Wall decor: Artwork, clocks, mirrors
- Tabletop: Candlesticks, pottery, lamps, sculptures, statues, floral arrangements, trays, baskets
- Rugs, curtains and throw pillows (like new, no spots/stains, and from a smoke/pet free home)
- Solid wood or painted furniture relevant to today's design needs. This includes dressers, buffets, dining room tables and chairs (matching not required), dining hutches, side and coffee tables, cabinets, desks, TV consoles
- Headboards and beds, upholstered beds, bunk beds and trundles. We do not carry/consign mattresses.
- Sofa's and side chairs in great condition from smoke/pet free homes in neutral colors from quality brands
When can I bring items?
Please note: Home decor and furniture may be consigned by appointment at this time. Please contact us at 616-884-0535 to schedule a time. We hope to return to appointment free when staffing levels can increase. Our temporary hours are Tuesday - Friday 12-8, Sat 10-6. Closed Sunday & Monday. Can't wait to see your items! Schedule an appointment today!
Home Decor: Anytime without appointment Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm. (Excluding Saturdays).
Furniture: Email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is helpful if you include the age, maker, retail price, and store where you originally purchased the pieces. Please mention areas of concern, or wear. Please allow a few business days for us to respond back with questions or approval.
How do I bring items?
Bring as few or as many home decor items as you have. We preview your items while you wait. For larger amounts, please allow additional time. You can also bring off-season merchandise and we would love to pay you cash. However you will receive the most money during the appropriate selling season if applicable. For furniture and large items, once you received our approval, we will schedule a time for delivery to our store. Movers are available for hire at an additional cost.
Where do I bring items?
We have a convenient consigning entrance attached to our parking lot. You can access this parking lot by turning right off of Courtland, past Lee & Birch. You can also access our lot from the public parking lot which borders the river. Just look for the orange door!
Can your stores come to me?
On-site visits are available within a local area and are an excellent option for: estates, retail store inventory-reduction, and relocating. This can be a convenient, pain-free, and timely option (a number of pieces required).
How do you determine pricing?
We use the industry standard for pricing (approximately 1/4 of the retail price) and our years of market experience. Our goals are the same: to get the most the market will bear for your piece(s), yet still sell your home decor items within the 60 day consignment period and furniture 90 days.
What if I would like a certain amount for my items?
We are happy to discuss whether your pricing expectations match our market when we preview your item.
Will the items I consign be subject to price reduction?
Yes, we do 1 price reduction near the end of your consignment period -- in every effort to sell your items. And, from time to time, we use sales and coupons to drive traffic in for your items.
How do I know that items have sold and what my earnings are?
Our on-line look up allows you to see sold items and your earnings at anytime. All earnings are available for pick up at either location or you can use your earnings towards merchandise. Let us know if you need a check mailed ($.80 off your earnings to covers the check & postage).
What happens if all of my items do not sell?
Most consignors like for us to donate their items to a worthy cause at expiration. Ask us if you would like us to print a tax deductible form and inventory list with pricing for your taxes. Or, you can let us know that you would rather pick up any unsold items when you drop off your items.
What do I need to do if I would rather pick up any unsold items?
At drop off, when you let us know you would like to pick up, we give you the expiration date on a reminder card. It is up to you to call us, (616) 884-0535, in advance to schedule a pick up date and time. Please allow 24 hours for pick up...we never know how busy our store will be. We pull your merchandise and prepare them for you the night before you come in so as to have as much selling time as possible!
After a small grace period, we need to make room for new merchandise, any abandoned items are donated to a worthy cause.
Still have questions? Give us a call, (616) 884-0535.