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Children's Clothing Consignment Sale: one mom's trash is another mom's treasure

Children's Clothing Consignment Sale: one mom's trash is another mom's treasure
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POSTED: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 7:07pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 8:27am

Moms, dads, grandparents, and even their little ones seemed to enjoy the fun items and good deals at the Children's clothing consignment sale.

"I got a whole basket full of bibs for seven dollars, said Mary NeSmith, a soon-to-be grandmother of two. "It would traditionally cost seven dollars for two in the store."

The sale saves parents on average 50 percent compared to the price they would pay at the retailer.  From girly costumes to boys nerf guns, whatever you're looking for, they have it.

"We have clothes, furniture, books, toys, home decor," said Laura Watson, event organizer. "Anything you might need for your home or for your kids."

The sale is in its 12th year and it continues to grow in popularity.

"This is our 24th sale," Watson said. "Which just blows my mind."

"I feel like it's a win win win," Watson said. "The moms who come and sell their things often become friends they make money on their gently used things they don't need anymore from their home and the moms who come from all over East Texas are getting an incredible bargain in a time where everyone could use a good deal."

Mary NeSmith told KETK the discounted prices make a big difference for her and her family.

"Everybody's looking for that bargain," NeSmith said. "No one can really afford to pay retail anymore."

So how much is she saving?

"Probably saving half," NeSmith said.

And she is not the only one.

"I spent 200 dollars," said grandmother Beth Betts. "But I saved 200 dollars."

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I agree with this post. Those who earn less money cannot afford costly things for their children. They have to manage their whole month with the limited money they have. Those who can afford it, can give their unused things to them.

The most important this said there was " most people can not afford new retail items". Y'all missed that or do not understand it. That statement tells me that while Texas businesses are recording record profits, their employees are not being paid enough to buy the thing they need. Texas has more minimum wage jobs than any other state and we the taxpayers are making up the difference because these minimum wage workers are on welfare, not at home sitting around.

I find it wrong that the reporter that was there said "Girls frilly costums, and boys nerf guns"! Stop making things so gender specific!

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