YES! WE ARE BUYING!
Please read thoroughly and fill out the short sell form, then bring your stuff anytime that we are open!
Our buying is brand and quality driven to ensure an excellent shopping experience for our customers. We handpick every item to make sure our entire inventory is current and in great condition. The choosier we are when buying, the better selection you will have when you shop! If YOU would buy it at Kangaroo Kids, chances are someone else would, too!
We are currently limiting the amount of items you can bring in to sell to 100 pieces per visit. Please keep reading...
Please remember that all items must be:
- Odor free
- Wrinkle-free (within reason)
- Free of stains, tears, and missing buttons.
- Free of wash wear: fading, pilling, cracking.
Please note that we do not buy clothing from smoking households.
We DO NOT buy car seats, car seat bases, breast pumps, used diaper genies (for disposable diapers) or anything that has been recalled. You can do a quick recall search on your large items here to avoid transporting items we cannot buy: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls
Maternity MUST have been purchased NEW within the last 3 years for us to consider it. Please do not send any items that are older than 3 years.
Cloth diapers must be in excellent condition. No stains, pilling, worn out elastic, etc. We only buy brands that are in demand by our customers: Bum Genius, Thristies, Pro Wraps, DSQ prefolds and several other popular brands.
We are looking for name brand, excellent condition: shirts, shorts, pants, skirts, outfits, dresses and shoes, jumperoos, walkers, cribs, exersaucers, highchairs, pack’n plays, bassinets, Dock-a-tots, co-sleepers, potty seats, space saver high chairs, activity tables, toys, Bumbo seats, bouncy seats and baby rockers, swings, Mamaroos, baby carriers, backpack carriers, bike trailers, tricycles, scooters, play houses, kids table and chairs, slides, outdoor play items and more!
Please go through your items and only bring the best stuff that meets our standards set above.
We are currently limiting the number of items that can be brought in at one time to 100 pieces. This number includes everything: clothing, shoes, gear, toys...everything. So PLEASE GO THROUGH YOUR STUFF and only bring the items that meet our criteria. If you think that you just have way more than 100 amazing, excellent condition pieces, then call and we can set up a time for you to bring in more than 100 pieces. A time when we have more staff on shift or prior to opening the shop... Unfortunately, we are short-staffed due to the current COVID situation.
The items that you can’t bring because they don’t meet our criteria can be picked up by Helping Hand Me Downs of St. Louis by calling 314-328-1359 and setting it up with them. Then all the stuff you would like out of your house will be gone and you will have reclaimed your space! Yay! In addition, items that we pass on can be donated to Hand Me Downs. HHMDs picks up from us weekly. You can leave empty handed!
Please note, that some things aren’t even worth donating, let alone trying to sell, please put these items in your trash or recycle bin and don’t donate them and definitely don’t bring them to Kangaroo Kids!
A great way to organize your items when looking to sell at Kangaroo Kids is to have three boxes:
- Resale Bin: this is the best stuff. No stains, tears, wash wear, etc. It is current and in like new or excellent to good used condition. This is the stuff you could see yourself buying second hand because it is still in great condition.
- Donate Box: These items still have some life left but you couldn’t see yourself paying more than a dollar or two for them. They might have a little fading, a small stain, not have all its pieces, etc.
- Trash or Recycling Box: These items are done or “tired” as we call them;) They have had a good run but no one really wants to even be given these let alone paying anything for them. They are stained, worn, threadbare, faded, the knees are out, there are holes, it’s broken, etc.
HOW MUCH DO YOU GET?
- 50% of what we would sell equipment, furniture, and large toys for in cash (paid via venmo, Paypal or check).
- 30% of what we would sell clothing, shoes, small toys and books for in cash (paid via venmo, Paypal or check).
- Store credit offers are 20% more of the cash offer in store credit that never expires. Store credit is added to the sellers account and is available for use in our shop and in our online store.
We pay more, typically 50% of resale value, for high-end, sought-after brands in excellent condition, such as North Face, Uggs, Kissy Kissy, and KicKee Pants, Mini Boden and more!
If your items are presented to us requiring a lot of work to get them in sell-able condition (dirty, excessively wrinkled, etc) we may still opt to make you an offer on them. The offer will take into consideration the condition of your items and the woman-hours involved in getting them in sell-able condition. Basically this means we will offer less. If you want to receive full price for your items, please take the time to clean them thoroughly and present them to us in "floor-ready" condition. We will pay you a high percentage for sure!
WHEN DO WE BUY?
We will look at ANY SEASON, ANYTIME, however, we primarily buy:
- Spring and summer clothing and footwear items from February to June
- Fall and winter clothing and footwear items from July through January
- All in-season items (see above timelines) can be sold for cash OR store credit, your choice.
- Off season items (see above timelines) can be sold for store credit.
- It’s your choice, cash or store credit, for non-seasonal items ALL THE TIME as these items are non-seasonal (toys, gear and equipment).
Certain times of the year (end of season clearance) we offer store credit only for SEASONAL ITEMS (clothing & shoes). These times are typically the months of January and June.
Store credit is a great deal because you get more for your items in store credit and it will be applied to your customer account with no expiration. Store credit can be used to shop all our resale and retail inventory on our website or for in-store shopping.