How to Consign
How do I get started?
Bring any pieces that fit in your car by any of our stores seven days a week 12-4pm. Appointments are required for all furniture to avoid you having to wait or reschedule and to make sure that our stores have room. This also applies to dropping off 20 or more small items and can be made by calling the store directly. For larger pieces, please email a picture to email@example.com. Please plan to bring your own (wo)man-power for loading and unloading. We are experiencing staff shortages so are unable to guarantee help to unload.
Do you offer pick-up/delivery?
We are happy to provide a list of A-list, preferred movers for your convenience.
How long do you keep my items?
Southern Comforts sells 95% of consigned merchandise within our 100 day consignment period. The consignor is responsible for retrieving any unsold items between the 90th-100th day and must bring your own appropriate packaging and tie-downs. We are unable to compensate for items donated or sold after 100 days. Please bring help to load heavy pieces.
How am I paid?
Checks are ready for you to pick up on the 10th of the month following the month in which items sell. Checks can be picked up at your home store anytime within 6 months of the sale of your items. Consignors receive 50% of what the item sold for minus the item fee. Our 3 stores are connected so whichever store you consign at, your check will be at your home store. We are unable to notify you of check arrivals.
How are prices set?
We determine a price at fair resale market value. Like you, we want to get the most we can for your treasures. You may bring information, such as the original cost and age of your pieces, and we will use our expertise on current market prices to price your items.
Items are sold at the full ticket price for one month, the second month items are reduced by 10%. During the third month, items are reduced by 20%, and during the final 10 days, items are reduced by 30%. We also run promotions to help sell your items at discounts up to 25%. Seasonal items (ie. Christmas, Halloween, etc.) may be discounted at the discretion of Southern Comforts Consignments.
What is accepted for consignment?
- Home Accessories
- Vintage Furniture and Accessories
- Upholstered Sofas and Chairs In Excellent Condition
- Art Work
- All items must be clean and in good repair (no chips, cracks, holes, tears, or stains). All items must have an initial asking price of $10 or more. Furniture should be in excellent condition, be clean, structurally sound, and with no pet damage.
Are there things you do not take for consignment?
What We Cannot Accept:
- Infant Equipment (bedding, furniture, etc.)
- Toys and Pet Supplies
- Digital Media
- Mattress, Bunk Beds, Platform Beds
- Unsold Garage Sale Items
Is there fine print?
Although we try our best to provide a secure environment for your merchandise, the items remain your property until they sell or 100 days have passed, after which all items become the property of Southern Comforts. You must provide any desired insurance coverage for fire, theft, damage or other losses through your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. Checks are void after 6 months. Acceptance of consigned items is always dependent on condition, ability to resell, and space availability in the store. We are unable to compensate for any damages, loss, theft, donated after 100 days and sold after 100 days. Our staff who assist you to load and unload are not professional movers but are there to assist. We do not compensate for any damages which may occur during assisting you with loading and unloading.