ABOUT THE FLIP FLOP:
The Flip Flop Adult Consignment is a 5 day event that allows consignors to get rid of unwanted or unneeded items and be able to shop before the public. Consignors get 70% from the sale of their items. There is a 20 item minimum and a $15.00 consignors fee to participate. The consignors fee will be taken out of your earnings check. However, if you volunteer at least one 4 hour shift the fee is reduced to $8 and for working more shifts you can receive 75% of your sales. I accept clothes (women, men and junior sizes) in good condition, home decor, furniture, fitness equipment, electronics, lawn equipment and so much more. Pretty much anything in working order will be accepted. However, the items must not show too much wear and tear, have holes or is broken/cracked and everything must have batteries to show that it works. I do plug things in through out the sale to allow shoppers to try it out. If it doesn't work it's removed from the sale. I also put a limit of 10 years on clothing. So no clothing over 10 years old will be accepted.
HOW THE FLIP FLOP WORKS:
About 8 weeks before the spring event I will have a sign up/registration available on this website. After signing up you can get started on preparing your items for the event. I am using a bar coding system that will allow you, the consignor, to print out the bar codes to be placed on your tag. The system will also allow you to keep track of your sold items and you'll get a running total at the end of each night. I'm very excited about the addition of bar coding to the Flip Flop!! A couple days before the event you'll bring your tagged and hung clothes and items to the store location for drop off. Drop off is usually held over 2 days and you can drop off anytime during the drop off hours. There you will sign the consignors agreement and get your pre-sale pass. Your items will be looked through for wear and tear and you will be given back unaccepted items. Your items will be sold for up to 5 days and then sorted for pick up. Pick up is held on the Monday after the sale and anything left after pick up is over is then donated to a local charity. Within 10 days of the event ending you'll receive a check for sold items.
The first event I held I donated the money, from those who wanted to shop early, to support the victims in Haiti's earthquake. The second and third event we supported The Restoration House of East TN.
Items left after each sale are then donated to local charities. The first event we helped out a church who were going to Guatemala on a mission trip. They had the opportunity to pick clothes and shoes they could take with them to hand out to those in need in Guatemala. The second event the items were given to The Salvation Army. And the last event we helped out Grateful Heart Mobile Ministry. Grateful Heart Mobile Ministry held a clothing giveaway shortly after they received the clothing and were able to help more than 60 families. We will continue to support Grateful Heart Mobile Ministry in the coming events.
I have been married to Allen for 12 years and have 3 children, (Simon 10yrs, Hannah 8yrs and Josiah 5yrs). I have a BS in Elementary Education and taught for 3 years before I had Simon. As much as I enjoy staying home with my children I want to have something to do when all my kids are in school, which is fast approaching. In February 2010 I felt a calling from God to start the Flip Flop. I feel it is something the local community can use with downturn of the economy. I am very excited about growth of the Flip Flop and hope you will join the Flip Flop family!