What we buyMaking the most out of your used items
Why leave outgrown clothes, toys and equipment collecting dust and taking up valuable space in your home when they can be earning money for your family? Not only that, your kids will appreciate the life lessons this process can give when they know that their favourite things are making another child feel as happy as they felt when they first got them.
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Baby equipment & furniture
How it worksIt’s as simple as pie!
Simply bring your items for consignment (our full item-list is located in our FAQ) to any our stores, and we’ll sort through them while you wait and perhaps look around the store to see the great deals we have on hot items in stock. We’ll create an account for you, and you can check online when your item has sold. Then swing by the store to collect your earnings!
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The BenefitsMore than a store – it’s a movement
Along with the obvious economical benefits to selling your second-hand items, isn’t great to know we’re helping the earth at the same time?! By keeping these items out of landfills and giving them a new life, we’re reducing our environmental footprint and helping to leave our kids with a healthier planet.
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Earning you money
Helping the planet
Supporting Local Business
Learning experience for kids
Seller FAQHave a question?
Check out the FAQs below, or contact us if you are still unsure or need a hand.
What items do you accept for consignment?
- Gently used clean clothing (outerwear included) with minimal pilling, no holes or stains and limited wear that are current and on trend. We accept clothing and shoes in sizes newborn-teenaged sizes.
- Books, DVDs and toys. DVDs must come in the original case and have no scratches. Books must be in good condition with no ripped pages or writing on any pages. Toys must be clean and in good working order with all pieces and with batteries when applicable.
- Functioning baby equipment such as strollers, cribs, playpens, highchairs etc. All equipment must be in good used condition with all the pieces, and conform to Health Canada’s Safety Requirements and Guidelines for children’s products. Additionally, baby equipment must be under 10 years old and free of any product recalls
- Seasonal items such as bicycles, outdoor play structures, sleds, skates etc…
Are there any items you do not accept?
Below is a list of some items that we do not accept in store.
- Car seats
- Milk Pumps
- Stuffed animals
- Socks and underwear (unless new and in packaging)
- Hats and mittens (unless new with tags)
Please note that this is not a comprehensive list and staff in stores have the right to refuse any product. If you have an item you are not sure about, feel free to call ahead and ask!
Do I need an appointment to consign my items?
Nope! Simply show up at a time that’s convenient for you and one of our knowledgeable team members will help you in setting up an account if it is your first visit and explain the process in full to you.
Please note that depending on the location, the time of year and the current backlog of a particular store, it can take anywhere from 2-8 weeks for your items to be priced and put on the sales floor. Items will not show up in the customer portal until they are priced and on the floor. If for any reason we foresee a longer than 8 week delay in pricing, we will advise of this at the time of drop off.
We will however make every effort to price seasonal items such as snowsuits, boots & Halloween costumes quickly.
How many items can I bring it at one time?
This can vary by location, season and inventory in the store, but as a general rule, in a single drop we will accept:
- 20 items of clothing
- 10 toys/books/DVDs (combined, not 10 of each)
- Unlimited for equipment
Clients can make one drop off per day.
Who sets the price for my items?
Our in-store team sets the prices on the items. The price set will reflect the condition of the item, the demand for it vs the current inventory and the price for which the same or similar item may be purchased for brand new. Generally, we aim to price your items at about 35-50% of the cost of the same or similar item new.
What percentage of the item sale price will I receive?
We offer our consignors 40% of the sale price on clothing, toys, books and DVDs and on all equipment. Customers can receive their commission in the form of a cheque (please allow 48 hours to prepare the cheque) or use it as a credit toward anything in store.
For our locations in Montreal (Anjou & Saint-Hubert), we offer consignors a choice of a 30% commission if they choose to take a cheque or cash, or 40% commission if they opt to use it as a credit in store (this applies to all consigned items, clothing, equipment and toys).
How do I collect the funds for my sold items?
Once your item is sold, the consignor’s share is listed under your in-store account and will remain there for one year from the date it’s earned. Consignors can use the funds towards purchases in store or, request a cheque for the account balance. Please note that after one year, any funds left in your consignor account expire and due to volume, we are not able to send out reminders before the funds expire. For this reason, we encourage you to check your account often!
How do I check my balance?
Balances can be checked online by logging into your account at www.boomerangkids.com
How long will my items remain on the floor for sale?
Items will remain on our sales floor for two months. After the two-month period, items that have not been retrieved by the consignor will be donated to a local charity. If you do not wish your items to be donated, it is important to retrieve your items in store prior to the two-month expiration. Once again, due to the volume of clients we have, we are unable to provide our clients with reminders leading up to the expiration of their items – please check your account often!
What charities do you donate to?
Boomerang Kids believes strongly in supporting local charities and in giving back to our communities. Charity ties vary by store but some of the charities we support/have supported in the past include the CHEO Teddy Bear Picnic, Opérations Enfant Soleil, The South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre, The Ottawa Mission, The Youville Centre, The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health. Children’s Aid Society and many more.
Do you do buyouts?
Our business model is primarily consignment based, but, we understand some of our customers would prefer the convenience of a buyout so we are happy to offer that in some circumstances. It is important to note however, consigners stand to earn the most money through consignment.