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Date Posted: 07:45:22 07/21/17 Fri
Author: StepDowntheLine
Subject: Please read more inside.
In reply to: nt 's message, "Way too many outdated dresses with big price tags and shoes with unknown brand, unknown size, and no measurements??..." on 04:57:31 07/21/17 Fri

First, this is not a business for us. It is a service ran under a 501c3. We make nothing on these transactions (the 10% consignor fee barely covers our costs: mailing supplies to send out payments, shelving, etc.) and we are staffed completely by volunteers who give of their time to help dancers sell their items to a wider audience and make dancing more affordable by providing used items to other dancers. We do our best with what people bring us and are committed to helping everyone sell their items if possible. We have turned away items in too poor of shape to be used, but despite a dress being an older style, it does not mean that someone will absolutely not want it. We have actually sold quite a few of those so we still do list them. If people are not interested in that style, they are welcome to scroll by. Also, please remember, we do not set the prices on the items, our consignors do. We try to direct them in their pricing and let them know that we believe an item will never sell at that price but in the end they choose the price and we have to abide by that as the item does not belong to us. As for the shoes with unknown sizes or brands, we try to make our best guess as to what the shoes are by comparing them to others in the shop but we do not want to misrepresent them as something we cannot promise they are. There are many "no name" brands of shoes out there these days and it is difficult to stay up to date on them all. We do post an approximate size (measured against other shoes that size) and an idea of possible brand if we have an idea. People are welcome to email us about a particular pair of shoes we have posted with an approximate size and we will email them further measurements and additional pictures at their request. And as far as the smaller items, we do not expect people to purchase those and have them shipped. We have many people locally who look on our website first and then come in to the shop to get individual things. We sell many of the small items, like the hair pins you refer to, to local people who come in to get those smaller items. When the items, no matter how small they may be, are still brand new, they would rather purchase them from us than a large retailer. We realize that this service is not for everyone and that some people would rather sell their own items and purchase new, but we have received many positive comments from many people who are very happy with our services.

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