I Remember When

130 N Maple Ave.

Manteca, CA 95336

Shop Phone: (209) 239-9944

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Consignment Sales

We are pleased to provide the Central Valley including Modesto, Tracy, Ripon, French Camp, Stockton, Escalon, and Lathrop with a consignment sales service to help you sell any of your antiques, collectibles or designer items that you have. A consignment sale allows an owner to conveniently sell items they no want or have the space for. If you are downsizing, your tastes have changed or you need to recover an investment in an item; you can sell it quickly and conveniently through consignment. Larger pieces of furniture, paintings, mirrors and decorative pieces are typically the focus of a consignment; however, we accept smaller pieces on a case by case basis. If you have something you’d like to sell, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to discuss it with you..

How it works

In a consignment sale, we will display your item(s) in our shop. If the item sells you will receive the proceeds, less our commission. It item(s) will be on consignment in the shop for a limited period. After this period of time and your item(s) has not sold, you will then need to pick up your item(s).

General structure of a consignment sale.

Note: the complete terms are defined in the written consignment contract that will be agreed upon and signed when the item(s) are brought in for consignment.

  • The typical commission for selling an item on consignment is 50%.

This may seem like a lot, but you need to consider the services we are providing on your behalf. We will display your item and bring in a large number of interested buyers to see the item. If you were selling the item yourself, would need to advertise the item and potential customers would be coming to you home to view the item. This would not be a convenient (or safe) arrangement. We will close the sale and deal with credit card or other form of payment with the buyer to insure you receive your compensation.

  • The price of the consigned item will be set by agreement of the seller and "I Remember When".

With our experience in the market, we can insure you that you are not setting too high or too low of a price. Setting too high of a price would also minimize the likelihood of selling the item(s). We want to you to receive the most conceivable amount for your item and in a timely manner.

  • The typical consignment contract period is 60 days. After 30 days and the item(s) still haven’t sold, we may suggest that you consider lowering your price.

At the end of the consignment contract the piece(s) must be picked up. Most consignment customers want a speedy resolution of the item(s) consigned. This period ensures that the item is on display long enough to maximize its selling potential without incurring any additional charges to the owner, such as space rent.

  • The item to be consigned must be clean and ready to sell.

We do not do repairs. If the item(s) need work, it will be sold as an “AS IS” item and priced accordingly to its condition. We have an understanding of the expectations of our customers, most of them want to take an item home and start enjoying it. A much smaller set of customers will buy an item with “issues” and have the item restored. These customers expect a greatly reduced price to compensate for the needed additional work that will need to do. We can advise you if having the repairs done would benefit you in the long run. In all cases of repairs, they are the responsibility of the item’s owner.

  • “I Remember When” is not responsible for any damage, loss or theft of the consigned item.

We are pleased to serve Manteca the Heart of California including Tracy, Ripon, French Camp, Stockton, Escalon, and Lathrop