The Treasure Mart

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Consignment Procedures and Policies

Dear Treasure Mart Customers and Consigners,

Update May 15th: We are closed at least until June 1st. When we do reopen, we will be open for shopping only. We are not sure when we will be able to take consignments.


Update May 2nd:

Most likely, we will not be able to open before May 29th or later. We are sad that we won’t see our customers and consigners, but we also acknowledge the importance of protecting our employees, families and the public. We are currently discussing how we will be able to reopen safely under the guidance of our Governor. Some of the changes we anticipate to make are supplying our employees with masks and making sure that the consigners and customers are wearing masks or face coverings as well. We will probably have to continue safe social distancing practices for a while which we expect will include limiting the number of people allowed in the office and store.

We look forward to a time when we can see everyone in person and we appreciate your patience as we are all struggling during these trying times.

ATTN: Treasure Mart is scheduling July timed appointments (here’s hoping!) tomorrow on May 1st. Someone will answer the telephone from 9am-noon. We are also accepting emailed appt. requests at however, we cannot guarantee a spot or the time. Please have at least three options available for email requests including a time of day. We will do our best to accommodate as many people as possible. We miss you all!

April 30th update: Due to the extended shutdown, Treasure Mart will be closed at least until May 15th. We will continue to update you as we know more. We hope everyone that can, is staying home and staying safe. For the essential workers, thank you for everything you are doing to keep the rest of us healthy and safe.

For Consigners: If you have an appointment between May 1st-May 15th, please know that your appointment is cancelled. If you need to schedule an appointment for July, please email us at with your top 3 appointment time wishes and we will do the best to accommodate you.

Just a reminder to our consigners and shoppers to please refrain from wearing heavy perfume/fragrances. We have a few employees with severe asthma and we want to keep everyone healthy and breathing 🙂


Please call 734.662.9887

The Treasure Mart is a consignment shop.  To sell through us you will need a membership, which costs $25.00 per year. Your account will automatically renew if you still have items for sale at the end of your year. As long as you have items for sale in our store, you need a current account. If you do not want to renew your account, it is your responsibility to come and retrieve your items that have not sold.  As a member you will receive 65% of the selling price on merchandise brought in to the store by yourself and 60% of the selling price less a $50.00 surcharge on merchandise picked up by us.  Mileage is charged on out-of-town  pick-ups.  You will receive 50% of the selling price on miscellaneous items priced $4.00 or less.  Also, you will receive 50% of all items that have been here for 4 months or longer. If you have furniture, please show us images of what you have, either by bringing in pictures or by emailing images to us at

When you bring items in and open your membership we will assign you a permanent confidential ID number.  Please make a note of this number, as you will need it each time you check in.  You will be given self- adhesive stickers with your ID number to mark each one of your items.  We have special methods for marking jewelry, rugs, and cloth.  You must also fill out an inventory/ pricing sheet with each check-in.  This register remains with your merchandise until everything is priced and is kept by us.  We will sticker and list all items picked up by our truck.  Always tell us if you have price concerns on any of your items before you leave.


We are glad to have your suggested selling prices, however we reserve the right to decide the final price.  Miscellaneous items ( $4.00 or less ) are not registered and do not need to be listed by you on your catalogue sheet. These items are subject to disposal at our discretion.  All other items are registered and reduced in price (10% ) on each monthly anniversary of the check-in date.  Our goal is  to price the items so they sell in the first thirty days.  After three  mark downs ( 4 months ), if an item has not yet sold you will then receive 50% of the last selling price.  We urge you to pick  up items that have not sold at that point due to undesirability or poor condition.  As a consignee, you will be mailed a dated receipt for your registered items.  A receipt will be sent with each payment showing which items have been sold.  The Treasure Mart has the option to drastically cut the price or dispose of any item at our discretion.


  1. Electrical and mechanical items must be in working order.  If found defective, they will be disposed of without written notice.  Small appliances will be kept for only 30 days.  This will include but is not limited to toasters, coffee makers, small radios, irons, answering machines, and telephones.
  2. Pictures, mirrors and frames are accepted at your risk. They must have wire attached for hanging and all glass must have backing and securely fastened.
  3. To be saleable, merchandise must be  CLEAN AND IN GOOD CONDITION. Unsaleable items left at the store will be disposed of at the owner’s expense.  We ask you to cooperate by checking your items carefully before bringing them to us.
  4. We do not accept dolls or toys unless they are collectible or antique. We do not accept exercise equipment and sporting goods, clothing (unless vintage), curtains, invalid chairs, magazines, OUT OF SEASON MERCHANDISE, toilet seats, florist type vases, venetian blinds, obsolete appliances, cameras, record and tape players.  If you question the saleability of an article, please call 734.662.9887.


Checks with itemized statements are mailed on a regular schedule, once each quarter (1/3 of the alphabet each month) as follows.

  • A thru H- January, April, July, October
  • I thru R – February, May, August, November
  • S thru Z – March, June, September, December

Accounts are closed on the 15th of the month preceeding payment.

Office and Check-In Hours – Mon. thru Sat. 9:00AM to 3:30PM



It is illegal to buy or sell merchandise on our property before it has been registered through our office.  If people are interested in your items, tell them to leave their name at the desk.  You would not have a sale for your items if you had not brought them to us and we are entitled to our commission.


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