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Out with the clutter and in with simplicity. Bring us your child's gently used spring and summer clothing, shoes, toys and equipment for cash-on-the-spot!
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Welcome to Once Upon a Child, Arden
Kids look so great in stylish outfits, but who wants to pay high-end prices for clothes when they are outgrown so quickly? Once Upon A Child offers the perfect solution: the latest in new and gently used brand name clothes, toys, books and equipment…just right for fast-growing babies, toddlers and youth.
Save yourself the hassle of garage sales and online listings when you can swing into the nation’s leading buyer and seller of name brand, new and gently used kids stuff. Simply gather up your gently used kids stuff including: clothing, shoes, playards, strollers, highchairs and toys and bring them to Once Upon A Child for cash on-the-spot for all items accepted.
Because we are buying new and gently used items from our customers all day, every day, our inventory changes, so shop often!
Some tips on selling us your items:
We are not consignment. We pay cash on the spot or you can trade for items in the store. Cash and trade value is the same. We buy items on a first-come, first-serve basis, however, we may take smaller buys ahead of larger buys to keep the process moving. Occasionally, we have very busy buy days and may not be able to process a buy the same day it is brought in.
Newborn to size 2T clothing: We are looking for next-to-new clothing in these sizes. Please put all clothing sets together; same brand, same size only. We only purchase seperates in 12 months and up.
All Clothing (sizes Preemie to Youth 14/16): Please bring clothing in a tote, box or bin, not in plastic bags, and place all sets together (not pinned). We are looking for items that are in demand, free of stains and excessive wear, and are of current style. Basically, items that will sell quickly. Some brands we no longer purchase due to low price point: Garanimals, Gerber, Circo, Faded Glory, and George. All clothing is put directly onto the sales floor; therefore, we are not able to buy excessively wrinkled clothing or items with animal hair or strong odors. We also buy shoes and boots from Newborn to Youth size 6.
Baby Equipment, Toys and Games: We are looking for toys, games and equipment in good, clean condition with all of their original parts and pieces that are in demand and that meet our safety standards. Unfortunately, we are unable to buy carseats or car booster seats for safety reasons. All equipment items must be fully assembled. We are no longer buying cribs or dressers.
Occasionally, we will need to pass on items that don't meet our standards or are simply not in demand at the current time. We will attempt to explain why we needed to pass on the items, but if it is unclear to you, please let us know. We welcome the opportunity to educate our customers on our store's needs and we want our customers to have a wonderful experience with us.
*** Please have current identification at drop off and pick up when selling items to us as it is a requirement. Thank you!