Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the most clever consignor of all?
Clean your items & repair any damage. Something with cobwebs or dust sends a message to the potential buyer that the item was kept in a garage or attic because it wasn't valuable enough to be on display in their home. No one wants to feel like they are buying broken cast-offs. They want to feel like they have found a treasure.
Get to know the employees. You know the old saying, you can catch more bees with honey... Well, that works with shop keepers as well. A smile and a soft hello will go a whole lot further than a grumpy old bear. Want your items to be located in the "prime real estate" of the shop, or the employees to be on the look out for that special something for you? Be nice, not demanding. The shop wants your item to sell as much as you do. They don't make money if you don't make money. So, know that they are on your side. You're a team.
Knowing some of the tricks of the trade to consigning will help your experience be more profitable and enjoyable. So, rummage around in your closets, attics, and garages for all those hidden treasures and take them to your favorite consignment shop. Then sit back and watch the dollars roll in. As they say, one man's trash...