Saturday, August 11, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
8/15/11 Lawrenceville, GA. Boxes and boxes of gently used kids clothing, toys, books, dvds, await the shoppers at the Kidsignments pre-sale at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. The sale runs Aug. 16, 9:00 a.m- 7p.m. to Aug. 20, 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Please go to www.kidsignments.com for directions or information. (Photo by: Cathy Seith)
LAWRENCEVILLE -- You've gotten all of your school supplies during the tax-free weekend, now it's time to stock up on your children's clothes. Starting Tuesday, Kidsignments, Gwinnett's largest biannual consignment sale, returns to the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.
More than 1,400 vendors sell gently used clothes, toys, strollers, books and more at very low prices, all of which are inspected by a handful of volunteers. Anything stained, soiled, ripped or damaged is sent back to the seller -- and recently recalled items are never put on the shelves for the safety of the buyers.
Between the two warehouses at the fairgrounds -- clothes and large toys -- prices vary from $0.75 to $10 on clothes and up to $150 for large wooden and plastic toys. There are thousands of bargain books for a youngster's library ranging from $1 to $3.50.
Not everything will be sold though. The sellers have a chance to take home the leftover loot or they have another choice: To leave the merchandise behind. The abandoned items are shipped over to a local nonprofit to help the organization keep a closet full of clothes and other needs for the community.
There are no children, strollers, infants or carriers allowed into the sale until after 2 p.m. Tuesday due to the large crowds.
Sale ends Saturday. For more information, visit www.kidsignments.com.