Accepted Items

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

Dollar Amount

The minimum dollar amount of an item is $2. 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Whale of a Sale will not accept items that are stained, outdated, out of season or not in working condition.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.

Accepted Items

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, ACCESSORIES & 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)
  • Diaper Genies and Potty Seats/Chairs must be brand new in packaging ONLY

BABY/KIDS FURNITURE

  • Changing tables, gliders, dressers, toddler beds and cribs manufactured after June 28, 2011

BEDDING & DECOR

  • Decor to include canvas pictures, baskets, lamps and rugs. Non-child related knick knacks will not be accepted
  • Bedding, blankets and glass items – must be brand new in packaging ONLY

DESIGNER HANDBAGS & DIAPER BAGS

  • In excellent used condition only

Accepted Clothing

  • Newborn to Kids Size 16 and Teen XS-XL

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

JUNIORS/TEEN CLOTHING

  • Suggested brands include Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Delia’s, GAP, Juicy Couture, Justice, Wet Seal and similar brands
  • Must be a teen brand and sized XS, S, M, L, XL (Adult clothing or discount store clothing not permitted)

WOMEN’S CLOTHING

  • Women’s activewear clothing (VERY POPULAR!)
  • Suggested brands in current and excellent condition are Lululemon, Athleta, Lucy, Nike, Under Armour, Gap Body
  • Women’s tennis clothing and equipment is also accepted
  • Lularoe and Matilda Jane women’s clothing is accepted
  • Mall brands/non activewear are NOT accepted

Please size in XS, S, M, L, XL

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

  • Seasonally appropriate shoes only, must be in excellent condition
  • Accepted year round: Rain boots, athletic shoes, water shoes, fashion shoes

OTHER

  • Socks and Underwear: If brand new in packaging only
  • Cloth diapers: If brand new or excellent condition: clean, laundered and bleached

Items We are Unable to Accept

  • FEEDING such as bottles, plates, utensils, burp rags, bibs, unless NEW
  • DIAPERING such as potty chairs and diaper genies, unless NEW
  • VHS tapes
  • STUFFED ANIMALS unless brand new or “do something”
  • BEDDING and Blankets, unless NEW in the package
  • Battery operated items without batteries
  • DIRTY toys, furniture, or equipment or HAPPY MEAL TOYS
  • Items that have been RECALLED
  • Items 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. 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 We are Unable to Accept

  • Arizona, Athletic Works, Faded Glory, Garanimals, George, Gerber, Hanes, Healthtex, Kid Connection, Nickelodeon, Okie Dokie, Route 66, Small Wonders, Wonder Kids
  • Similar brands from Walmart, KMart and discount stores unless brand new with tags.
Stay Connected!
New Location

FairOaks Mall (In the old Goody’s)
2380 25th Street
Columbus, IN 47201