The Treasure Mart

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Consignment Procedures and Policies

It is with deep regret that we are announcing the closing of Treasure Mart.  Elaine’s health due to ALS is very fragile and she is unable to work any longer. Elaine, Carl and their family have decided that it is best to close the store so that they can spend more time with each other.

We are no longer taking consignments and all July appointments are canceled. We will be open for sales beginning Tuesday, June 16th and the new hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00. The last day for sales will be August 1st unless there is a reason we need to close sooner.

We ask that any consigners who want their items back make an appointment to pick them up as soon as possible and if you want us to donate your items after we close we will have you sign or acknowledge via email documentation stating this. Someone will be in the office to receive telephone calls if you wish to check on your account. Consigners should make an appointment to take their items back before July 5th.  Items for sale will remain at their regular price until July 5th.

After August 1st, any remaining items will be donated to the organization of Treasure Mart’s choice.

 

We have loved working with our thousands of customers and consigners for over 60 years and this decision has not made lightly.  Thank you all for your friendship and support.

Our plan is to reopen Tuesday June 16th at 10 am for shopping only and our new shopping hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am – 4pm.

We are limiting the number of customers in the store and we are asking that people wear masks and we will have hand sanitizer available at the door.

Items will not take an automatic 3 month markdown. We are doing this to be fair to our consigners who have not been able to sell their items for these past three months. Therefore, the date on the tag will not reflect the proper markdown time.

For example, if an item came in on Jan. 16th it would only have two markdowns not 5.

If it came in on March 16th (the last day it we were open) it won’t
take its first markdown until July 16th.

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 🙂

YOU MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO BRING IN CONSIGNMENT ITEMS

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 info@treasuremart.com

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.

PRICING

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.

RESTRICTIONS

  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.

PAYMENT

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 hours – Tuesday thru Sat. 10:00AM to 3:30PM

YOU MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO BRING IN CONSIGNMENT ITEMS

PLEASE NOTE

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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