News and Tribune

Floyd County

February 1, 2008

New era of yard sales hitting Southern Indiana

Three-day consignment sale scheduled for March in New Albany

Save gas and time by making several purchases at one location is what KidStuff Sales owner Suzette Decker had in mind when starting a unique consignment business in 1997.

For the first time that business is coming to Southern Indiana March 14-16 at the National Guard Armory along Grant Line Road in New Albany.

Locals will have the chance to sell their own children’s clothing, toys and furniture or browse for purchases themselves. Decker said most families desire a place to sell their children’s outgrown garments, but many do not have time to set up a yard sale.

“It’s nice to think that we can always donate everything, but it’s also nice to make a little bit of money so we can buy the next size,” Decker said.

At the other end of the spectrum, those looking for a good deal on quality used clothes and furniture also need a place to shop that is convenient.

Decker believes KidStuff Sales takes care of needs for both the consumer and the merchant.

“As gas prices go up and moms are so busy, it’s hard to hop houses (during yard sales) looking for decent things for your children,” Decker said.

She describes the sale as a way of mothers helping mothers to provide quality clothing and toys for a reasonable price.

Decker believes the three-day event will bring hundreds to the National Guard Armory for shopping. She said unlike other consignment businesses, sellers are given 70 percent of what they value their goods.

“They know if they overprice it, they’re going to carry it home,” Decker said. “Therefore they are a little bit more lenient with the pricing since they know they are getting 70 percent back.”

KidStuff is automated with an online inventory control system where consignors can enter and price all of their items over the Internet. Decker said this encourages privacy and convenience for users.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Floyd County
LOCAL MAGAZINES
Easter 2014 photos


Click on any photo to purchase it.

SPECIAL CONTENT
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.