Thank you for your interest in becoming a consignor with us. When we began our sale in 2006 we had just over 100 consignors. Sixteen sales later, we now have an average of 350+ consignors who participate in our sale each season. To date we have raised almost $500,000 for child-related ministries locally and abroad and for our church kindergarten.
Former consignors and volunteers have first priority at our sale when registration opens. Remaining spots are then opened up online to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. When these spots are filled, a waiting list is created. We do our best to fill these spots quickly as they become available.
We value our consignors and believe the quality of our sale depends greatly upon those who choose to participate with us. Realizing that there are numerous sales throughout Middle Tennessee, we treat our consignors like we want to be treated, and we do our best to insure that we provide the best consignment experience possible. We strive to make the entire consignment process simple, efficient, and profitable.
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- Please be aware that the minimum number of items allowed per consignor is 50 accepted items. We are trying to encourage those who consign in order to shop early to volunteer instead so that we may reserve our consignor spots for those who have a genuine desire to consign their items. If you are consigning, make sure you bring enough items to drop-off to cover any that might be rejected for stains, holes, etc.
- New book limit per consignor = 200 of your best books. We simply have been receiving too many books and we don't have the space to display them properly. By limiting the number of books per consignor we hope to have fewer books left over at the end of the sale to sort.
- No grab bags of miscellaneous items will be accepted. We don’t have a good space for them and they don't sell well.
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If you want to shop early, you may volunteer to work a 4.25-hour shift at the sale to receive an early shopping pass. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis for those submitting large items such as play structures or furniture.
We reserve the right to refuse any item that we feel will not sell for any reason.
All items to be consigned must be in good, clean condition and properly tagged, or we unfortunately cannot accept them. Any items currently on a recall list cannot be accepted. Consider whether it is an item you would want your own children to use.
Items which will be accepted at our sale:
Items which will NOT be accepted at our sale:
Any items found on the US Consumer Product Safety recall list. Please make sure that you have checked all of your items and that they are not in violation. Visit this link for the latest recall information.
Sale Registration Fee
Any consignor is welcome to donate a larger portion of his/her proceeds. Letters of the charitable donation will be available for tax purposes for all donations of 100%. By law, consignors are not eligible for tax deductions if they retain any portion of the sale proceeds.
Checks and Item Pick Up
If you prefer to have your check mailed, you must leave a self-addressed stamped envelope with us when you drop off your items at registration check in. If no arrangements have been made, the check will be left at the front desk of the church office for one week.
Items will be sorted and available for pick up at the end of the sale on Sunday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
Any remaining items after this time will be used for charitable purposes at our discretion.
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At the Otter Creek Sale, you may print your own tags with barcodes using our tag template, or you may hand-write your tags on index cards. We have chosen not to use the pre-formatted online systems that many other sales use so that our consignors maintain control of the tagging option that works best for them.
Once you have been confirmed as a consignor, you may visit here to find specific information and detailed instructions on how to tag and prepare your items for our sale.
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Otter Creek Sale consignors are invited to shop early on the Thursday night before the public arrives Friday morning.
Our next early shopping time will be Thursday, August 21st, at 5:30 p.m.
Consignors will receive their early shopping wristband pass at drop-off and must present this pass in order to enter. Only one adult per pass is allowed entrance.
Husbands, relatives, and friends who wish to attend must have a “Friend Wristband Pass” in order to enter and are not allowed entrance until 7:30 p.m.
Minors ages 10-17 may enter with a consignor. Please note that children under 10 years of age (see child policy below) are not allowed into this pre-sale time.
Consignors will also receive one "friend pass" wristband at drop-off to be used at their discretion. The friend will be allowed entrance into the sale three hours later at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6th. The “friend” must present the wristband pass before entering. Only one person per wristband pass.
Otter Creek Sale volunteers who pledge to work a minimum of four hours are invited to shop early on Thursday, August 21st, 10 am- 2 p.m.
All volunteers are also welcome to shop later on Thursday evening at any point after 5:30 pm.
Volunteers who have met or will meet the 4.25-hour requirement will have their names on a door list and will be checked before entering.
Only one worker is allowed entrance, but you may specify or give your early shopping spot to whomever you wish. Please communicate this change with our volunteer coordinator well in advance of the early shopping time to insure the new name is added to the list.
Minors ages 10-17 may enter with a volunteer. Please note that children under 10 years of age (see child policy below) are not allowed into this pre-sale time.
Child/Infant Policy at Early Shopping
This is our busiest, most congested time, and it makes things much easier and less chaotic to have this policy in place.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation with this policy, and we appreciate the efforts you make to find child care for your children during the early shopping time.
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Your consignor number will typically be the first letter of your last name followed by the last four digits of your home phone number. We require all consignor numbers to begin with a letter. This makes our sorting process easier and faster.
If you are a returning consignor we ask that use and keep your previous number unless it is absolutely necessary.
Example: Mary Smith, phone 292-1234 Consignor Number = S1234
Your number will automatically be in the upper left-hand corner of your tags if you are using the tag file generator or a previous template file.
If you have a pre-existing number from another sale that you wish to use, you may submit a request when you register online or contact us via email.
All consignor number changes must be approved before you print your tags.
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Early registration dates for our fall/winter sale:
Saturday, July 26th at 8 am for all previous consignors and volunteers in good standing.
Tuesday, July 29th at 8 am
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