Booming Business

Children’s consignment sales

drawing huge participation

 

By ABBE BYERS
Daily Courier Staff Writer

 

 

FOREST CITY – The lines are long, nearly wrapping around the building and the parking lot is overflowing with mini-vans, (sic) and SUV’s.

 

Inside the former Earley’s Dodge building on Oak Street in Forest City the merchandise is plentiful, and women – and a few men – are carrying laundry baskets to fill with children’s clothes, toys, and baby supplies.

 

And no one is more surprised than coordinator, Amy Tanner Revis, that the 10th semi-annual WeeRuns event looks to be the most successful yet.

 

With more than 250 sellers, from Wutherford and surrounding counties and cities, all tpes of used children’s clothing, furniture, stollers, toys, infant accessories, and more line the walls of the large facility.

 

WeeRuns, a consignment sale of children’s items, is held seasonally, once for fall and winter items, and once for spring and summer items.

 

The costs of raising children grows as fast as they do and this is a perfect opportunity for parents to resell and/or buy infant and children’s goods, Revis says.

 

The concept behind WeeRuns is to enable parents to make some profit from their articles rather than giving them away or selling at a yard sell for much less than it’s worth.  While at the same time, it allows others to purchase clean, quality merchandise for their little ones at a discounted price.

 

WeeRuns only accepts items in quality condition and suggests the following guidelines to sellers:  bring only those items that you would consider buying yourself.

 

The sale will run today and continue through Oct. 3, at the following times:  Sept. 25, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sept. 26, 1 – 5 p.m.; Sept. 27 – 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Oct. 2, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Oct. 3, 1 – 5 p.m.  On Oct. 2 and 3, most items will be half-price.

 

WeeRuns also solicits volunteers to help with the sale in exchange for an early shopping time and a private half-price sale.  For more information about WeeRuns, Inc., or those interested in participating in upcoming sales, contact Amy Revis at 287-3847.

 

Reprinted from Sunday, September 26, 2004 edition of The Sunday Courier, page 7A.