Held twice per year in the Spring and Fall the Rummage Sales are a fundraiser for the club. Anyone can participate.
The Twins and Triplets Club Rummage Sales take place each Spring (April) and Fall (September/October). It is a fundraiser and also a service for our members and the public. All members are encouraged to help out, sell and to reap the benefits. There are a lot of volunteer hours that go into the coordination and execution of the Rummage Sales so even if you have only 1 or 2 hours available, that is still a huge help!
The Twins and Triplets Club Rummage Sale is held at the Connaught Youth Centre
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I volunteer?
We need volunteers for set up, take down, cash, recording, and bagging items. If you have a few hours or can spend the day, we'd love to have you join us! If you volunteer for a minimum of four hours, you get to shop before the sale is open to the public!
What can I sell?
Children's clothing, footwear and outerwear from infant to teen size 14, maternity clothes, Hallowe'en costumes, baby furniture, toys, books, games, bikes, strollers, baby equipment, blankets and bedding, etc. If you are unsure if something can be sold, please contact pgpotta and ask! (Note: Legislation states that we cannot sell cribs, walkers, carseats and accordion gates for numerous reasons.) Every item must be clean and in good condition. This is how we keep our reputation as a quality Rummage Sale.
Do I have to be a PGPOTTA member to sell or buy?
No, the Twins and Triplets Rummage Sale is open to everyone! You can sell even if you are not a member and you can buy too!
How do I participate?
By contacting PGPOTTA by email at email@example.com - if you have not sold before, you will be provided with a seller's number which you will need to mark your items with. If you have sold before, you still need to email to confirm your number at every sale.
How do I mark my items?
To mark your items, you can use masking tape or sticky labels (masking tape really does work well). Include the size, your seller's number and the price. (see example below) Racks will be set up and all of your clothing should be on hangers before you get to the sale. We sometimes have hangers available to pick up prior to the sale so if you need some, let us know! Tables will be set up for toys, blankets and footwear.
How should I price my items?
Use your own judgement. Consider what you would be willing to pay for a used item. Sometimes specialty items are difficult to price. A good rule of thumb is 1/3 of the original price is generally fair.
What if I would like to donate my items to the club?
That is great! Please price your items and use our Club's seller number which is #50.
What happens if I don't sell an item?
All unsold items must be picked up after the sale at 1:30. If you do not pick up all of your items, we may charge a $25 handling fee.
What percentage do I get to keep?
If you volunteer for a 4 hour shift, you keep 80%! If you choose not to volunteer, you keep 70%.
How do I collect my money?
A cheque will be mailed to you after the sale. You MUST provide a self addressed stamped envelope when you arrive to set up and display your sale items. No cheques will be issued for less than $5.00.
Next Rummage Sale Dates!
April 22, 2017
September 16, 2017
For more information or if you would like to sell at the next sale, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We would be happy to answer any and all of your questions!