Gather Your Items

Accepted Items

Whale of a Sale accepts quality, current, clean, brand-name items in excellent condition. Please examine your items in good lighting. 

Accepted Items
Clothing limit

150 total children’s hanging clothing items may be sold. Pieces may be combined on one hanger to make a set. The count does not count maternity or women’s pieces.

Maternity limit

A limit of TEN maternity pieces may be sold.

Dollar Amount

The minimum dollar amount of an item is $3. We suggest grouping items together such as books, hair accessories, and other appropriate pieces.

Hot items

In-Demand: baby equipment/strollers, outdoor toys/bikes, women’s activewear, XBox/Wii and similar electronics

News

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.

Unaccepted Items

Whale of a Sale will not accept items that are stained, outdated, out of season or not in working condition.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. 

Toys

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 and Accessories:

Biking: Bikes (Kid and Adult), Bike Racks, Helmets, Cycling Accessories, Child Seats and Trailers

Outdoor Fun: Skateboards, Rollerblades, Roller Skates, Scooters, Tricycles, Kayaks, Skis, Life Jackets, Pool Rafts and Floats

Equipment: Cleats, Balls, Helmets, Bats, Tennis Rackets, Lacrosse and Hockey Sticks, Practice Nets, T-Ball Stands, Gloves, Shin Guards for all Sports

Exercise Equipment: 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!

Equipment (HIGH DEMAND)

Strollers: single and double umbrellas, joggers, High Chairs, Exersaucers, Swings, Bouncy chairs, Baby carriers, Car Seat BASES (no car seats)

Outdoor Play (HIGH DEMAND)

Bikes, tricycles, play kitchens, water tables, slides, houses, ride-on cars and jeeps, pool toys, life jackets

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.

Baby and Nursery Items (HIGH DEMAND)

Boppy pillows, Bumbos (with recall kit), monitors, slings, bath tubs

Designer Handbags and Diaper Bags

Clothing

Newborn to Kids Size 16 and Teen XS-XL. Limit of 150 total children’s hanging items per consignor.

  • IN-DEMAND BRANDS: 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 local boutiques.
  • ACCEPTED BRANDS: Adidas, Abercrombie, Calvin Klein, Carters, Cherokee, Children’s Place, Circo, Champion, Crazy Eight, Justice, Jumping Beans, Kirkland, Naartjie, Nautica, Old Navy, Osh Kosh, Rare Editions and similar brands from department stores and Target.
  • UNACCEPTED BRANDS: Arizona, Athletic Works, Faded Glory, Garanimals, George, Gerber, Hanes, Healthtex, Kid Connection, Nickelodeon, Okie Dokie, Route 66, Small Wonders, Wonder Kids and similar brands from Walmart, KMart and discount stores unless brand new with tags because of their already affordable prices and low chance of selling a second time around.

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.

Juniors/Teen Clothing: Limited to 20 pieces per consignor. Suggested brands include Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Delia’s, GAP, Juicy Couture, Justice, Wet Seal and similar brands. Adult clothing or discount store clothing will not be permitted. Must be a teen brand and sized XS, S, M, L, XL.

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 since the sale takes place at Grand Park Events Center.

Matilda Jane Clothing

We are unable to accept

UNACCEPTED CLOTHING:

  • Items with stains, odors, tears, smoke or excessive wear.
  • VACATION/CAMP type T-shirts/sweatshirts. Must be name brand.
  • 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
  • Brands listed above as “unaccepted”

OTHER UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS:

  • BEDDING unless NEW
  • CAR SEATS due to liability issues
  • BREAST PUMPS, POTTIES/TOILET SEATS and DIAPER PAILS unless NEW
  • PACIFIERS unless NEW
  • FEEDING: Bottles, Plates Utensils, Burp Rags, Bibs unless NEW
  • 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
  • Unique Home Safety