Frequently Asked Questions
What does consignment mean?
Consignment means Once Again will
display and professionally market your items for sale to our ever
growing customer base. Your items that sell on consignment will
earn you half of the sale price and you donít have to do anything
but bring in your best items in ready to sell condition. We become
partners in selling.
What is the difference between
consignment and buyout?
Items on consignment will remain on
the selling floor for 60 days and you will receive half of what
they sell for. On a buyout, you sell your items directly to Once
Again and donít have to wait for them to sell to get paid. You
generally make more per item on consignment, but there are no
guarantees that everything will sell or that items will sell at
their original price, since we do markdowns to sell even more of
What should I look for when preparing my items
to bring in to Once Again/What is 'ready to sell' condition?
All items should be items that are within the
season and should be clean, wrinkle free, and on hangers. Take a
moment to check the buttons and zippers and consider steaming or
ironing items to get the best price.
Will you consign
everything I bring in? / What sells best?
Once Again shoppers
are savvy shoppers who only want the very best in brand names and
very current styles, so we will return to you any items that our
customers are not currently buying. If you bought it new within
the 2 years, it is probably something we can find a buyer for.
Can I pick up items that didnít sell?
You are welcome to
pick up unsold items during the final two weeks of the consignment
period; call us the day before you plan to stop in and we will
gather your items and have them ready and waiting for you to pass
onto your friends or your favorite charity. Items that are not
picked up during the final two weeks of the consignment period are
clearanced out with the proceeds going to our charity accounts or
donated directly to local clothing closets and charities and
What charities do you donate to?
Again donates to several local charities, in two ways. All unsold
items are picked up by Apostolic Bible Church and are sorted
according to the needs of the local clothing pantries or
individuals. The clothing pantries we support locally include
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Refuge for Battered
Adults, and many individuals referred to us through different
government agencies and ministries. Thrift stores we support
locally include the Assurance Home Thrift Store, the Humane
Society Thrift Store, Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Auxiliary
Thrift Store, Assistance League Thrift Store and the Lions Den
What items are you currently accepting?
See the breakdown of what our customers are looking for and
when they are looking, on the the seasonal policies page.
Call us to set up
your appointment to turn your crowded closets into cash machines.