Gather Your Items
Whale of a Sale accepts quality, current, clean, items in excellent condition. Please examine your items in good lighting.
There is NO clothing limit for childrens sizes for the Fall 2019 sale
A limit of TEN maternity pieces may be sold.
The minimum dollar amount of an item is $2. We suggest grouping items together such as books, hair accessories, and other appropriate pieces.
In-Demand: baby equipment/strollers, outdoor toys/bikes, women’s activewear, XBox/Wii and similar electronics
Whale of a Sale accepts cribs manufactured on or after June 28, 2011. Cribs manufactured before June 28, 2011, may be consigned if the consignor provides a certificate of compliance from the crib manufacturer. Cribs that are unacceptable, for any reason, cannot be sold as toddler beds.
Whale of a Sale will not accept items that are stained, outdated, out of season or not in working condition. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for the full list of unaccepted items.
Items that do not meet our criteria will be removed from the sales floor and returned at consignor pick up, if not marked to be donated.
High Demand Items: Bikes, Tricycles, Scooters, Kitchens, Dollhouses, Ride-on Toys
Books, DVDs, Games, Puzzles, and Crafts
Stuffed Animals: ONLY those that do something (move, music, talk with working batteries)
Sports Equipment, Accessories and Outdoor Play
Biking: Bikes (Kid and Adult), Bike Racks, Helmets, Cycling Accessories, Child Seats and Trailers
Outdoor Fun: Skateboards, Rollerblades, Roller Skates, Scooters, Tricycles, Kayaks, Life Jackets, Pool Rafts and Floats, Water Tables, Slides, Houses, Ride-on Cars, Pool Toys
Equipment: Cleats, Balls, Helmets, Bats, Tennis Rackets, Lacrosse and Hockey Sticks, Practice Nets, T-Ball Stands, Gloves, Shin Guards for all Sports, Skis
Exercise: Ellipticals, Treadmills, Weights, DVDs, Bands, Bosu, Mats, Game tables: Foosball, Ping Pong, and Air Hockey
ADULT SIZED rackets, skis, skates, helmets, bikes, etc. are accepted!
Gear (HIGH DEMAND)
Strollers, High Chairs, Exersaucers, Swings, Bouncy chairs, Baby carriers, Car Seat BASES (no car seats)
Quality Baby/Kids Furniture and Decor
Changing tables, gliders, dressers, toddler beds and cribs manufactured after June 28, 2011. Decor to include canvas pictures, basket, lamps, rugs and shelving. No bedding or glass items unless NEW in the package.
Newborn to Kids Size 16 and Teen XS-XL.
Gymboree, Gap, Janie & Jack, Boden, Hanna Andersson, Lands End, Crewcuts, Tea, Matilda Jane, Under Armour, Nike, Boden, The North Face, Patagonia, Persnickety, Mud Pie and similar brands sold at Nordstrom, Von Maur, Saks and boutiques.
Suggested brands include Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Delia’s, GAP, Juicy Couture, Justice, Wet Seal and similar brands. Must be sized XS, S, M, L, XL.
Limited to 10 pieces please.
Women’s Activewear Clothing
VERY POPULAR! Suggested brands in current and excellent condition are Lululemon, Athleta, Lucy, Nike, Under Armour, Gap Body. Please size in XS, S, M, L, XL. Women’s tennis clothing and equipment is also accepted. Lularoe and Matilda Jane women’s clothing is also accepted. Mall brands/non activewear are NOT accepted.
*Clothing Accepted By Season*
Spring Sale: Spring/Summer clothing: shorts, sundresses, polos, Easter dresses, light coats
Fall Sale: Fall/Winter clothing: Sweaters, Coats, Holiday wear
Accepted Year Round: Bathing Suits, Jeans, long sleeved tees, khaki pants and layering pieces, Costumes, Dress-up Clothing and Dancewear Shoes: In excellent condition Socks and Underwear: If brand new in packaging. Cloth diapers: If brand new or excellent condition: clean, laundered and bleached.
We also accept Designer Handbags and Diaper Bags!
Items we are unable to accept
• VHS tapes
• STUFFED ANIMALS unless brand new or “do something”
• BLANKETS unless new in the package or in excellent condition on a hanger (no ziploc bags please)
• Battery operated items without batteries
• DIRTY toys, furniture, or equipment or HAPPY MEAL TOYS
• Items that have been RECALLED
• UNRELATED to children and maternity
Clothing we are unable to accept
• Items with stains, odors, tears, smoke or excessive wear.
• VACATION/CAMP type T-shirts/sweatshirts.
• ONESIES unless brand new with tags, with an outfit, or a thicker piece. (no thin)
• SOCKS or UNDERWEAR unless brand new in packaging
• OUT OF SEASON – except sports wear and bathing suits accepted year round
UNACCEPTED BRANDS: ALL brands are accepted at the Columbus, IN sale.