How To Sell

We are currently buying by appointment only and will be exclusively using a “Drop & Run” process. 

  • To schedule an appointment, please call us at (607) 269-0600.
  • All clothing should be laundered and folded and brought in a tote (preferred) or closed plastic bag, with the exception of large gear. 
  • When you arrive for your appointment at your scheduled appointment time, call the store and let us know you have arrived. We will direct you to a designated area where you can place your items and fill out a “Drop & Run” form. 
  • Dropped off items will remain in the designated quarantine area for 24 hours prior to processing. 
  • After we process your items, a Buyer will call you with our offer.
  • You may choose to receive your payment by either check or store credit. Cash payments are not available at this time. 

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Still have questions? Refer to our Q&A section below or call our store, our buyers would be happy to help.
 

We are selectively buying the following:

Clothing

We carry sizes Newborn -14 and Maternity Wear

  • Newborn to 6 months
    • Like new and current infant clothes (manufactured in last 3 years)
    • One piece and matching sets only
    • Exceptions may be made for higher end or unique pieces. 
  • 9 Months to big kid size 14
    • Tank tops, t-shirts, shorts, summer dresses, athletic wear, rain jackets, and bathing suits. 
    • Clothing must be recent styles (manufactured in the last 5 years)
    • No jeans. Jeggings may be OK. 
    • Summer cotton pajamas needed in all sizes
  • Maternity
    • Stylish and in good condition nursing tops, shorts, t-shirts, leggings, dresses
    • Must be manufactured within the last 5 years

Footwear

We carry shoe sizes from infant up to “big kid” 5

  • High end sandal brands we are looking for: Keen, Kamik, Merrell, Sperry, See Kai Run, Pediped, Columbia, Native, Teva
  • Rainboots in all sizes
  • Crocs in all sizes
  • Water shoes in all sizes
  • Soft soled Size 4 and 5 infant walking shoes (Robeez, Stride Rite, etc.)
  • Hiking boots (Merrell, Keen, etc.)

Accessories

  • Sunhats size 2T and up
  • Swim diapers in all sizes
  • Umbrellas
  • Life jackets

Toys

Sorry we aren’t currently accepting toys, games, books or puzzles

Gear

Please send photos of any gear that you want to sell to info@mamagooseithaca.com for pre-screening. Before you bring your items in, make sure they are clean, in working condition, have batteries (if required) and all pieces and hardware are present. You may also want to check for recalls by searching at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls. We will check this resource when we receive your items and will have to pass on anything with an active recall.

  • Summer seasonal – bikes, bike trailers, hiking backpacks, strollers, bike seats, tricycles, push cars, wagons
  • Ergo OMNI and 360’s, Tula
  • Potty seats
  • Bassinets
  • Highchairs
  • Pack and plays
  • Cribs
  • Swings
  • Baby gates
  • Bed rails
  • Kid size Tables and Chairs
  • Exersaucers/ Jumperoos
  • Bouncy Seats
  • Toddler Beds
  • Play yards
  • Changing tables
  • Trampolines
  • Play Kitchens
  • Learning towers
  • Art easels

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you looking for name brands?
Brand is one of the factors that we take into consideration when we buy and price, so you will receive more for higher-end brands such as Mini Boden, Crew Cuts, Tea, Gap, Naartjie, Patagonia, Keen, REI, Kamik, Tucker & Tate, Hanna Andersson, and See Kai Run.  However, we are happy to look at most brands, especially when items are sturdy, stylish and in good condition. Note: We do not buy clothing or items with prominent commercial characters or corporate logos on them or Garanimals brand clothing.
Can I drop off my items and come back?
 We ask that you stay in the building while we look through your items, but you can browse at Mama Goose or Mimi’s Attic, next door.  When we are done going over your items, we will let you know what we can offer you in check or store credit.
When do I get paid for the items I bring in?
We buy clothes and most items “outright” and pay you the same day either 30% in check or 40% in store credit. We are not currently offering cash payments.
If an item is going to sell for more than $15, we typically consign it which means you will be paid after the item sells. When we consign an item, we work with you to find a selling price that will work in our market. You will receive 50% in check or 60% in store credit after the item sells (and after a 7 day return period).  Consignment is a good option for special, higher-cost, items and things that people will want to take home and make sure they function, such as electronic baby equipment.
After we have gone through your items (and discussed possible consignment items), we will tell you what we can offer you.
How does store credit work?
You will receive 10% more if you choose to be paid with store credit. We will create a store credit account for you in our computer which you can use that day or whenever you’d like. It will never expire and you won’t have to hang on to any paperwork. You can use your store credit to purchase anything in the store, including our new products. You also have the option of transferring your store credit next door to Mimi’s Attic!
What toys do you take?
We buy classic toys in good condition.  See “Things We Do Not Buy”.
What are things you do NOT buy?
  • Anything designed specifically for babies to put in their mouths.
  • Painted metal or painted plastic toys (with a date earlier than 2009)
  • Painted wood toys that do not have the brand imprinted on them.
  • Kids’ jewelry and charms.
  • Inexpensive plastic that can break and shatter.
  • Electronic toys without off-switch.
  • Clothes or items with prominent commercial or corporate logos, Garanimals brand clothing
  • Women’s clothing that is not specifically maternity.
  • Toys and games that plug into the television or computer
  • Drop-side cribs
How do I sell baby equipment?
Typically, we consign baby equipment, pricing at half of what it sells retail; up or down depending on condition. Once your item sells, (and after the 7 day return period) you will be paid 50% of the selling price in cash or 60% in store credit. We will check the item for recalls when you get here (we need a legible model number). You can also check for recalls, yourself,  before bringing the item in. Just go to www.cpsc.gov and enter the model number. If you have large items that are awkward or heavy, you are welcome to pull your car up to our Corn Street side door to unload.  Call us when you get to the store, and we will open the side door for you and then you can go park.
What kind of mama items do you buy?
We buy current style maternity clothes, nursing bras in good condition, bella bands,  and higher-end diaper bags.