Consignment 1st, for those of you who are not familiar with them, is a locally owned consignment store that specializes in the resale of furniture, home decor, antiques and collectibles. They are locally owned and have been operating since 1987 here in the Charlotte, NC with several other store locations in the surrounding areas. Check out their web site if you are interested in your own franchise...right now with this economy it could be a great investment opportunity.
For me, Consignment 1st has been a great answer to our current situation...we are downsizing and moving to Raleigh. My son, Mitchell has been working with Consignment 1st with their website development and he told me to send them an email and find out if they could help me liquidate my inventory from my Black Lion shop as well as some of my personal decor that will just not fit into our new home.
From the first email, Consignment 1st has been a great help and setting up an account was easy...you just bring in your items on Tues/Wed/Thur and they price them while you wait (and try not to spend any money on all the great deals in the store). So far I have made five trips down with things and they even offered to come to my home and pick up things for a small fee, which they can deduct from your proceeds. Most items sell within 90 days and Consignment 1st in Matthews had a 97% success rate for their sales last year. After 90 days you can pick up any items that have not sold that are over $10.00 or Consignment 1st donates them to a local charity like Habitat for Humanity. So now I just wait for my proceed checks and I do not have the hassle of listing items on Craig's List or trying to do a yard sale...which I'm so over after the last move...lol
So if you are in the Charlotte area, stop by and check out some of the great deals...just in time for the holidays...here's a few photos of the Black Lion stock that I'm liquidating:
Hand Painted Ceramic Rooster for serving dinner rolls or planter.