NNS Seller Registration FAQs
When is the next sale?
Saturday 23rd March 2018 2:30-4pm at Cambridge Regional College, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge.
How does the Nearly New Sale work? Is it a table-top sale?
Some NCT nearly new sales are "tabletop" sales - but NOT
this one. Cambridge NCT nearly new sale is one of the biggest in the country
and to manage the number of items, sellers and buyers we ask sellers to
- label their items with the labels supplied by us
- bring their items to the venue on the morning of sale day
- collect any items left at the end of the day.
The sale volunteers sort and display the items for sellers
and if you are a seller you do not need to be present at the sale. Using your
seller number on the item label we know the value of your items that sold and
will send you a cheque for your proceeds shortly after the sale.
How can I sell my stuff at the sale?
Register to sell at this website! It costs just £5.
We will then send you a seller pack with full instructions for selling and labels for you to complete and attach to your items for sale.
On the morning of the sale, bring your items to Cambridge Regional College where our volunteers will sort them and present them for sale. The sale is open to the public 2:30-4pm.
After the sale, our volunteers will re-sort remaining items into bags for each seller. You return to collect your items in the late afternoon.
Within a month you will receive a cheque for 70% of the price of all sold items, NCT takes a 30% commission (plus the £5 seller
registration fee) which goes towards the charity's work supporting local mums and dads, preparing them for birth and early parenthood.
Please note, you do NOT need to be present at the sale.
When do I register to be a seller at the sale?
Registration is open now and will
be available until all seller places are filled, or until 2 weeks before the
sale, whichever is later.
What does seller registration cost?
£5 paid as part of the seller registration process.
What happens when I've registered?
When you have registered and paid £5 you will receive a
seller pack by email which gives you full instructions for selling and includes
labels for you to use to price your items.
What can I sell?
Clean, good quality items such as baby and children's
clothes, toys, equipment and books can all be sold.
The following items can be sold, provided they meet
- Toys (if safe, complete and in good working order - soft toys
must be clean and machine washable)
- Door bouncers (with assembly instructions and weight limit)
- Baby walkers and sit-in activities
- Clean, dry and firm second hand mattresses (must have a
waterproof cover with no tears, crack or holes). "Ventilated"
mattresses will not be sold.
- Children's pedal cycles (saddle height less than 635mm)
- Prams & buggies (must have a BS7409 or EN1888 and be labelled
"Carelessness Causes Fire"). Brakes, locking device, harness and general
condition will be checked.
- Upholstered furniture, including cots and highchairs, with the
permanent label "Carelessness Causes Fire"
- Cosmetics if unopened, originally for sale in the UK and before their use by date
- Carrycot stands labelled with size and weight loadings. (must
have a guard rail, suitable base and be a maximum height of 432mm).
Instructions for use must be supplied.
- Brand new manual breast pumps with bottles.
What cannot be sold?
It is your responsibility to ensure that goods you are
selling are safe and fit for purpose. In order to protect NCT, our the sellers
and our customers, the following items will not be accepted at the sale:
- Recalled items (see information about recalls at: http://recalledproducts.org/)
- Bag style baby slings
- Mains-powered electrical items
- Car seats, car booster seats, "Isofix" bases or car seats from
- Riding hats, cycle helmets and crash helmets
- Children's outer garments with a draw string hood
- Bottles, baby food & formula milk
- Second-hand breast pumps
- Clothes for over 10 years and footwear over size 13
How much can I sell?
If this is your first sale there
are no limits on the number of items you may sell.
If you have sold before you are
limited to the following:
- No more than 50 items of clothing (though underwear, socks and
tights are unrestricted) and
- No more than 50 toys, books or games and
- an unlimited number of other saleable items.
Please observe these
restrictions if it is your second or subsequent sale - we reserve the right to
restrict the number of items being sold on the day.
How much goes to sellers and how much to the NCT charity?
For all of your items that sell, you will receive 70% of
the sale price. NCT takes a 30% commission (plus the £5 seller registration
fee) which goes towards the charity's work supporting local mums and dads,
preparing them for birth and early parenthood.
What prices should I put on my items?
You decide on the pricing. There
are no "rules" - price depends on how much a seller wants to sell an item and
how much they value it. Saleability on the day is dependent on what is
available and how keen buyers are to acquire a particular item.
Please remember you will receive 70% of the price of items
sold, the remaining 30% goes to NCT.
What happens on sale day?
Your seller pack will give full instructions, but briefly:
Bring your labelled items to Cambridge Regional College between 8:45am and 10am. Our seller coordinator will book you in and our volunteers
will sort your items onto rails and tables for selling. You do not need to stay.
The sale takes place 2:30-4pm after which all remaining
items are re-sorted into bags for each seller. You then come back to Cambridge Regional College at the time specified in your seller pack to collect those items.
Do sellers get early entry to the sale?
If you would like to volunteer to help on the day of the
sale you can register to do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. New
volunteers are always welcome - without our volunteers we couldn't run the sale
and consequently we thank them with a preview shop before the sale opens.
NCT members can enter the sale at 2pm. Everyone else can
enter at 2:30pm. Entry is by £1 donation to the NCT Cambridge branch.
What happens if I can't/don't pick my unsold stuff up at the end of the day?
We reserve the right to increase the commission rate for your sold items to 40% for not collecting your items. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity in the week
following the sale.
When do I get my proceeds from the sale?
You will be paid via BACS (if you have entered your bank details) or a cheque will be posted
to you within one month of the sale.