If you are looking for the unusual accessory to decorate your home, a unique gift, an added piece to your collection, your moneys worth in fine workmanship, or the mellowness and charm of older pieces the Exchange is the place for you. The exchange is a consignment shop for fine home furniture, antiques, decorative accessories, fine jewelry, silver crystal glassware, artwork, colletables, and other items that you might not use. Someone else will love them and you will make some money.
Why Use The Exchange?
Alternatives are rummage/garage sales, auctions, and on the web. Rummage sales are a lot of work for little results and a constant request that you take less for your already low prices and having to pay for newspaper ads. With auctions you are at the mercy of the particular audience who shows up and is there any competitive bidding. On the web as we have learned, you might be putting yourself and family at risk, both financially and physically. Unless you have something extremely rare we are a better, safer, and cheaper way to dispose of your unwanted items for you.
Will We Take Anything?
Well, almost anything -but no appliances, electronics, clothing, or books. We reserve the right to refuse anything that does not meet on our quality control. We do ask that all things be cleaned and polished for it will go right out on the sales floor.
Who Sets The Price?
Pricing is important, too high and the article won't sell, too low and its not fair to the consignor, so we put our heads together. We use any information the consignor has such as original cost or age of the item, plus our experience to help us decide what to ask.
Do You Ever Buy Furnishings?
Yes, but at a small fraction of it's value, therefore you would be better off putting them on consignment in the shop.
What Will It Cost To Sell At The Exchange?
There is no registration fee involved. our fees are on a sliding scale. For everything that sells above $100 the consignor will receive two-thirds of the selling price. For things that sell from $15 to $99.99 the consignor will receive 60% of the selling price. For things that sell under $15 the consignor will receive 50% of the selling price. If the article does not sell in the first month, the sales price will be reduced 15% and 15% every thirty days thereafter. After 60 days, the consignor may remove the item if it has not sold. If the items are left for more than 150 days without making arrangements for pickup, it becomes the property of the Exchange and we will dispose of the item, with no further notice or payment to the consignor. Sales are tallied up at the end of the month and checks and statements are mailed out on the 10th of the following month so you can keep track of your inventory.
What About Transportation For Large Items?
With furniture we would like to see the items ahead of time so we can determine if its sell-able, its the consignors responsibility to have it delivered here. We can give you the names of movers or we can make the arrangements for you but you have to pay for this service.