How We Work
What We Look For:
Current. In-Season styles of mostly name brand clothing, shoes and accessories for Juniors, Women, Men and Kids (12 mos. to 12/14 yrs.) We also take shoes, jewelry, bras, scarves, sunglasses, purses, wallets, boots, backpacks, phone cases, etc.
What You Receive in Exchange:
We pay 33% of our selling price in cash immediately or 50% of our selling price for in-store credit. For items that we would pass on to sell at the Exchange, but are good enough for the Beau Monde Outlets, we pay $1 for those items (bras, scarves, belts, hats, swimsuits or out of season wear, 2 for $1) and take them to Beau Monde $5 Outlets to sell there. They are located in CDA behind Texas Roadhouse next to the EVERYTHING IS $1 STORE and in Post Falls, next door to Papa Murphy’s off of Mullan. EVERYTHING AT THE OUTLETS ARE $5 or UNDER, ALL THE TIME.
When You Get Your Cash Or Credit:
When your bag is gone through, we will immediately process your clothes to the floor
unless you write, CALL FIRST on the drop-off slip. If you choose this option, we will call to explain pricing on each item, otherwise you will just receive the total amount and the clothes will start getting processed to the floor. If you do not get back to us within 24 hours after we call you on the CALL FIRST ITEMS, we will assume pricing is ok and put start putting them on the floor. We do not wait for the item to sell, we pay you immediately and that is why we have to be so selective. For various reasons, we can not accept items in suitcases, duffle bags, bins, boxes etc. and please take them off hangers before bringing them to sell. We require them to be clean, somewhat folded and put in a 13 gallon size or smaller bag with the top tied. Due to the massive volume of clothes being brought in every day, we begrudgingly have to limit the amount to one 13 gallon garbage bag size, per person, per day, unless special arrangements have been made. (or we would all go insane ha ha)
Limitations To Buying Clothes:
Although you may see identical or similar merchandise on the floor, that does not mean we will automatically buy your item. Many considerations go into whether or not we will be able to purchase the clothing from you.
Examples of why we might pass on them are as follows: stains, wrong style for our store, holes, too pilly, bad hems, broken zippers, out of season, wrong brands, too much basic wear, not clean, overstocked on items, missing bling or buttons, overstocked on items, too outdated, and simply different opinions of the buyers.
Length Of Time Before Bag Is Gone Through:
Our goal is to always try to get your bag done while you wait. However, sometimes it is just not possible. If you drop off, we will call or text you as soon as the bag is done. Since only a couple buyers process kid’s clothes, sometimes those bags take up to a week. We will CALL or TEXT YOU when it is done. After there is contact made or we have left a message, you have 3 months to pick up your cash or credit then after that, it is donated to charity. If you marked “take remaining clothes home”, please be sure to pick up left-overs within 2 days or we do have to move them along to charity because of our limited storage space. The other option is to mark “donate to BME” and we will take care of that for you. If you call and give us a reasonable time that you can be there to pick up remaining clothes if you marked “take home”, we will extend that deadline for you. ALSO, If you have 10 items or less, you can let us know and we can jump you in front of the line in the “Express Buy” line.
How To Drop Off Clothing:
We take one kitchen size garbage bag per person, per drop off , of in-season, clean, folded items. All clothing/shoes/accessories must fit into one kitchen size garbage bag, unless special arrangements have been made by email or by Facebook messaging me. Please read this entire “How We Work” sheet if it’s your first time selling, especially understanding the CALL FIRST OPTION and OUTLET OPTION. Then sign in, fill out the grey Drop-Off form, make sure bag is tied and then clothespin the slip to your bag and put it a black bin on the black and metal shelf near the drop-off table. Feel free to ask any questions. Thank you for supporting my local family business, we really appreciate it!