Selling to Once Upon A Child

Selling to Once Upon A Child is about quality, not quantity. Our trained buyers review every item you bring in to see that it meets our criteria, which in turn enables us to meet the expectation of folks buying from us. By pre-sorting and reviewing what you want to sell us, you will enhance the amount and value of what we will be able to purchase.

A couple of things to keep in mind: We cannot buy everything brought to us. Even though you have pre-sorted and your items appear to meet the guidelines below, we may still pass on some things because:

  1. Review the items you would like to sell

    1. Clothing:

      1. Newborn through size 9 months should be new within the last 2 years
      2. 12 months to size 8 should be new within the last 6 years
      3. Youth sizes 10 – 20 should be new within the last 2 years
      4. No obvious stains, fading, wear, smoke, or mildew odors
      5. No broken or missing buttons, snaps, zippers
      6. Brand, size and care labels must be present
    2. Toys:

      1. Ensure they work and have no broken pieces
      2. Must have manufacturer or brand name on them
      3. Must have all relevant pieces or accessories
      4. Most games must have instructions
      5. Trains, racetracks, or play sets that must be assembled must have instructions.
      6. Check battery compartments for corrosion.
      7. Check for recalls:
    3. Equipment/Furniture:

      1. Must be new within the last 5 years(furniture within 10 years except cribs)
      2. Must have manufacturer name, model number, and date of manufacture
      3. Ensure it works and there are no broken or missing pieces
      4. Check battery compartments for corrosion
      5. Check for recalls:
  2. Prepare your items

    1. Clothing:

      1. Freshly laundered and completely dry
      2. Turn garments right side out!
      3. Neatly folded, keeping multiple piece outfits together. Do not pin outfits together — it puts holes in the clothing!
      4. Stacked inside a box, basket or plastic tote. Paper, plastic, mesh or cloth bags, including duffle bags are highly discouraged as items may become excessively wrinkled or pick up odors. Please use totes no larger than 18-25 gallon size.
    2. Toys:

      1. Clean the surface of the toys
      2. Remove any batteries
      3. Pieces/accessories should be separated by toy and bagged
    3. Equipment:

      1. Launder any seat cushions
      2. Wipe down or surface clean all other areas
      3. Remove any batteries

The following items are not purchased:

Because of the extremely high volume of items that customers bring us to review, it is imperative your items are contained in solid sided containers that can be stacked and tracked.

Paper, plastic, mesh, or cloth bags, including duffle bags, are highly discouraged and can negatively affect what we can buy. Likewise, loose items or items on hangers cannot be accepted. Please use totes no larger than 18-25 gallon size.