We are pleased to provide the Valley including Modesto, Manteca, Ripon, Salida, Riverbank, Oakdale, Ceres and Turlock with a consignment sales service to help you sell any antique, collectible or designer items you may have. Consignment sales allow an owner to conveniently sell items they no longer want or have space for. If you are downsizing, your tastes have changed or you need to recover your investment in an item you can sell it quickly and conveniently. Please come in or contact us to discuss having us sell your items on consignment. We can deal with a wide range of items including the following:
Newer/Older Furniture, Fine Jewelry, China, Pottery, Designer Elements, Mirrors, Art and more!
In a consignment sale we will take and display your items in our shop. If the item sells you will receive the proceeds less our commission. The items will be on consignment in the shop for a limited period (typically 60 days). After this period of time you will need to pick up the item.
General structure of a consignment sale.
Note: the complete terms are defined in the written consignment contract that will be agreed and signed when the item is brought in for consignment.
The typical commission for selling an item on consignment is 40%.
This may seem like a lot but you need to consider the services we are providing on your behalf. We will display your item and bring a large number of interested buyers to see the item. If you are selling the item yourself you need to advertise the item and potential customers will be coming to your location to view the item. This is not a convenient (or safe?) arrangement. We will close the sale and deal with any credit card or check issues with the buyer to insure you you receive your money.
The price of the items sold on consignment will be set by mutual agreement of the seller and the Antique Warehouse.
With our experience in the market we can insure you are not setting too low a price. Conversely setting too high a price will greatly reduce the likelihood of selling the item. We want to get you as much money as possible for your item in a timely manner.
The typical consignment contract period is 60 days. After 30 days the price agreed for the item will be reduced by 50%. At the end of the consignment contract the pieces must be picked up.
Most consignment customers want a speedy resolution of the items consigned. They either need the money from the sale or they need to know the item is gone because they do not have the space to keep it. This period insures the item is on display long enough to maximize the selling potential without incurring additional charges for the owner such as display space rent.
The item to be consigned must be clean and ready to sell. We do not do repairs to the item. If the item does need work it will be sold "AS IS" and will be priced according to the condition.
We have a good understanding of the condition expectations of our customers. Most customers want to take an item home and start to enjoy it. A much smaller set of customers will buy an item with "issues" and be willing to have the item restored. These customers expect a greatly reduced price to compensate them for the additional work they must do. We can advise you if having the repairs done will increase the price received significantly. In all cases having the repairs done is the owner's responsibility.
The Antique Warehouse is not responsible for damage, loss or theft of the consignment items.
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