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FAQ's

What does Marley & Me refer to?

Marley was the daughter of the original owner

How many years open? 

The store was opened in 2007

What kind of service should you expect? 

Our staff is very knowledgeable on baby products and all things baby. If we don’t know the answer to your question, we will find out for you.

 What kind of products?

We carry a huge assortment of products all relating to maternity, baby and children.  Nursing bras, cloth diapers, diaper pails, baby carriers, teething items, toys, potties, bed rails and car seats.

How often do new items arrive?

We are constantly ordering and receiving new items in store.

If you don’t have something in stock can you order it in? 

We do take orders on items on a case by case basis. Please inquire if you are looking for something particular you don’t see in stock.

How does consignment work? 

Simply put: you bring us stuff, we sell it, you get paid.  All items that do not meet our Consignment Standards will not be accepted.  It is very important that you screen your items carefully before hand. 

Consignment Standards 

General Information

Please give us 5-10 minutes to sort your items. You can browse or shop in the store. We’ll call you by name when we’re finished and we’ll give you back the  items we can’t take.

We retain the right to donate any itme of clothing to our worthy local charities if it is found to have flaws or stains after you leave the store

Seasons:

  • Winter:  November 1  – January 31
  • Spring:  February 1- April 30
  • Summer:   May 1 – July 31
  • Fall: August 1 – October 31 

Items must be in “nearly new” condition, clean and foldedWe cannot stress this enough and remember that sets need to be together.

An appointment must be made in advance to drop off ANY items.  Each consignor is welcome to bring in a maximum of 40 items within a 60 day period and all 40 items must be dropped off one appointment.  This includes clothes, toys, and gear. No exceptions.  This ensures that we are able to process your items in a timely fashion. We also ask that you check with us before bringing large items (strollers, excersaucers, bassinets, highchairs etc) to ensure that we have space for them. 

When your items sell, you will receive 40% of the final sale price. You can purchase from your account anytime, or be paid out. Balances of $50 or less will be paid out in cash at any time, balances of $50 or more will be paid via cheque, but you must notify us 24 hours in advance to pick up a cheque. 

Please ensure that the specified conditions are met (including equipment and toys) as we do not have the facilities in our shop nor the time to clean your items.

Clothing

  • We will accept clothing in the size range of newborn to size 7, as well as maternity clothes, as long as the items are in excellent condition
  • Must be clean and freshly laundered
  • Must be new or gently used  – items with stains, tears, rips, worn out knees pilling, seems coming apart, shredding (ie bottom of pant legs), fading, stretching etc cannot be accepted
  • All buttons, snaps and zippers must be in working order and closed.
  • Children’s shoes must be like new.  They must be free of scuff marks/excessive wear and must not have any dirt in the treads.
  • All items must be in ready to sell condition.  For this reason we cannot accept items in garbage bags.  Please use a box or tote.  When selecting items for consignment please ask yourself if they are in the condition in which you would like to buy them for yourself.
  • Must be fashionable (no more than 5 years old)
  • Current Maternity and breastfeeding (nursing) fashions (within the last 2 years)
  • Must be season appropriate (this includes shoes).
  • Must not have dates or cities (ie vacation t-shirts) or personal names on them
  • We do not accept socks, underwear, bibs, nursing pads, bras etc.
  • We DO accept cloth diapers in good condition.

The brands that we find sell the best are: Abercrombie, Adidas, Aeropostale, Arizona, Carters, Columbia, Ecko, Gap, Greendog, Gymboree, Joe, Kushies, Lands End, Levi’s, Mexx, Nautica, Nevada, North Face, Old Navy, Osh Kosh, Pekkle, Puma, Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Roots, The Children’s Place, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, and any currently popular characters.

Priority is given to brand name clothes. Please do not bring in generic brands like Teddy’s choice, bum, George, Ragscals, Kloz for Kids, Cherokee, or items that no longer have garment tags or garment tags that are unreadable.

Toys/books

  • All toys must be clean.  Any toys that cannot be cleaned with a wipe will not be accepted.
  • All toys must be in safe, working condition.
  • All toys must be bagged and sorted into common sets if applicable.
  • All electronic toys must include working batteries
  • All acceptable books must be free of tears, marks and scribbles and must have all pages.  We accept pregnancy and child care books only. We do not accept children’s books.
  • All DVD movies must be in working condition with the original case/cover and be scratch free.
  • We do not accept stuffed animals, or fast food type toys.

Baby Equipment

  • Swings, strollers, baby monitors, crib bedding, change tables, excersaucers, jumpers, mobiles, playpens etc will be accepted
  • All baby equipment must be clean and gently used and less than 5 years old.
  • All equipment must be in safe, working condition and include all parts and pieces.
  • All equipment must meet provincial standards, which we must adhere to.
  • We cannot accept cribs or car seats of any kind.
  • We do not accept bathtub rings, breast pumps or crib bumper pads.
  • Whenever possible please include the owner’s manual and assembly instructions.
  • Baby gear is often recalled for minor problems. Please do a quick recall search before bringing items in to save you the trouble of transporting them in the event there has been a recall.

WHAT WE DON’T ACCEPT

There are some items, which just don’t sell in our store – there is either very little demand for the item or we just don’t take them for safety or hygienic reasons.
They are:

  • Socks that aren’t brand new
  • Underpants
  • Clothing with drawstrings at the neck
  • Inflatable toys or equipment
  • Toys with small pieces
  • Toys or equipment without working batteries
  • Ice skates
  • Bike helmets
  • Bathrings and bath supports
  • Walkers
  • Stuffed animals
  • Diaper pails/genies
  • Easy bake ovens
  • Lite brites
  • Bicycle carriers
  • Any type of car seat including infant and booster
  • Homemade items
  • Cribs
  • VHS tapes
  • Most books

 

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